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I really liked this! A great take on the theme, and a very unique mechanic that actually also feels functional. You have some nice pixel visuals going and a sound track. You have several enemy types and several levels. So well done! With that said, I do have some small pointers.

I did not find that the light-effect did the game any favors. At the moment it serves no function of hiding anything (as the dark parts are not perfectly dark), so all it does it make everything darker and unclear, even more so as your color-pallet is rather boring with mostly browns and greys. I think it would have just been better to skip the light-effect all together and add some more color to the world, make it a bit more interesting! Make the important parts pop! Or if your going for a more "grim-dark" world the style itself must reflect that better and go FULL dark instead and make the designs a bit more serious (you main character for example, just looks a bit to "nice" for that).

The combat itself also felt a bit soft?/unclear? I think whats missing here is better visual and mechanical feedback that makes your hits feel more impactful! At the moment there is no knock-back or mini-stun/interrupt on any of your hits, making the enemies feel like they barely react to any of your attacks (other then that they die after a few hits), with-out this I am also force to play rather defensively as the enemies just keep going strait for me. A old Zelda game is a great example (like "Link to the past") on combat with attacks that are rather "simple", but with added hit-feedback makes it very tactical. Now, adding this would make combat easier as I can now knock them away, but that can be balanced with adding more health, speed or other stat to the enemies instead.

I cant be to harsh on this as you got some great feedback already: sound effects, some particles (even the swords of the goblins move!) etc. Love that! always makes the world feel more alive. Just don't forget the mechanical aspect of feed-back.

My last issue is that the worlds themselves are rather boring, do think about adding some environmental hazards in the future, add more props etc. to make it feel a bit more interesting! Its just all just very brown right now.

Lastly, a small bug. You could get stuck with the hook-shoot if you shoot at the edge of a corner:

Hope to see more! Great work.

Ha! Great game as always.

Not that much to say as the execution and idea is rather strait forward, and to be honest with what it does you did not really need more for a jam-game. The graphics are minimal but clear, and there is some sound-effects for the more important interactions like the collisions and a music track to spice things up. The mechanics worked great, the AI was a great amount of stupid/odd and functional (could still race, but was not too overwhelming, but always felt like some where as stuck as you where) Liked that if you got hit there was a strong force transference, was great to get a boost of speed from another car.

Really enjoy these types of games that just test one crazy game-mechanic and keeps it in focus, and has . So if anything just keep that in mind, as this is a great example I think of making a game with focus on whats important.

That said, if we think more long term on the visual side there could always be nice with some more visual-feedback details: like small hit effects (particles, scale-changes etc.), to visuals on how fast your going/accelerating etc. Things that really takes the game and makes it feel more "alive" then the rather solid and gliding cars you have now. However, details take time, and in the end should not be the primarily focus (if its not the point of-course).

Looking forward to your next game!

haha! Well, its all well deserved! If nothing else I hope that you at-least continue making games in your style, and based on your rather extensive game-log I don't think I need to worry :)

Not a fan sadly. While I can really appreciate the effort put in to make a "pure"-text-adventure and jazzing it up with a cool-font and having a fitting haunting-soundtrack, I just feel its a bit uninspired-game-play wise. Mind you, I have no real issue with the story, a murder-mystery and a rather fun premise with Sherlock Holmes in the future. I do think you need to re-read it and work on it a bit more however, it does not always have a very good flow and you often just basically wrote: "Do this" instead of letting me try to figure stuff out.

I do not like that you have a dead-end that makes you instantly lose, it felt like cheap trial-&-error situation where I had 50% chance of loosing. Something that really should not be in a detective game, I must be able to deduce something and make a choice based on that (or, at least not get punished if I make the wrong one). Also, it seemed I had no use for anything I picked up? was there even a point? It can be ok to have some red-herrings, but if EVERYTHING is, then having items at all is pointless.

I also found the action-text to be extremely inconsistent, what I could type to continue was written in so many different ways it just became confusing what I could and could not do. In a way I like it, as I really have to read the text to find what I can do, but at the same time it felt un-elegant and could do with a clearer mechanic (like highlighting words I can write, show the options in a separate text-flow etc.)

In the end I just think you could have done more with the theme. What you have is a extremely literal theme interpretation with no real "extras" or unique twist on the mechanic. Even if you wanted to keep it to a "classic" text-adventure, you could still have added things to the text itself: have it animate, change color, have text disappear/appear, use different fonts for different observations (for example, instead of using the blood font for everything, you could have only used it when observing morbid stuff, like the headless body). It needs more LIFE and personality.

I hope I did not come across as to harsh, honestly a good effort! Hope to see you continue. Cheers!

Its a bit, spars? You did mention that its a demo, so that's fine and the content itself that you have here has potential. I like how you have used the extremely minimal presentation, a style like this has a high risk of feeling to minimal, but you lively it up with some animations and having several objects you can interact with. Also like that the style itself makes everything feel rather "mysterious", as you cant always tell what a thing is before observing it, rather fitting for a detective theme.

However, it is still a low detailed game in the end and it really needs more things to counter-balance that to not become to abstract/life-less. It is in desperate need of some sound-effects and music, and I think you can do a lot more with the animations, for example have the cars in the car-area move, etc. add a bit more LIFE. The vibrating text is a great example of this, and would like to see more of that.

Also, I did find the story very difficult to follow, I honestly cant remember what, who or where even directly after I played it. Consider adding something that helps the player keep track of what happens, what stuff you have read or other. A simple "what-to-do-next" button that quickly summarize the current situation for the player, and that updates when you progress would work I think.

A good effort, keep at it! Take it from demo to full release!

A perfect jam game! and so far my favorite! It's brilliant in almost every way. The theme is taken and implemented so literally that it becomes humorous by itself, then combined with the equally silly story/presentation it becomes very enjoyable to play!

At first I thought that the mechanic might become rather annoying after a while, but I got into a good "grove" and you kept adding more ways to interact with the world that nothing overstayed it's welcome. The story progressed at a nice pace and had a great length (you even managed to add a finale!). I am also very impressed by the cut-scenes and scene-changes, and honestly think it is the glue that sold the game-experience, it made me really want to continue and see the next area/event (they also worked as a good "mini-pause"/breather for the interactions). Also just love the presentation, from the sound & music to the detailed 3D assets and animation, combined with good camera-angles, it all adds a ton of personality and makes the world feel alive. Details are important! and this shows it. (personal also love this budget/quick-look of 3D style).

Most of all: It was fun. It was fun to control, and it was fun to see what would happen next, even for such a basic story you managed to capture the "detective" feel rather well with the ducktectives small observations.

That said, some smaller things. The game-screen-size was rather small, with a game this detailed it felt unnecessary. You also made it unnecessary to actually look at anything in the house, as you could just walk strait to the window and be done with it. Not a major issue as the "difficult" controls encourages the player to interact with whats closest first, but I do feel there should have maybe been one step/part more to "unlock" before getting to the final scene (on the other hand, it might have become to bothersome then, as the player might become "stuck" and because the controls can be a bit frustrating, just never unlocks the final scene. So what you have might have been the right choice).

A small note at the story as well: at the moment, nothing from the observations actually point towards who took the pie, its just a big coincident that you look out the window and see that the thief has not yet left the scene of the crime. While the story is suppose to be silly/absurd, I do find it more fun when (some) things might point/give you subtle hints too the right direction (the danger can be, if the game has a more complex puzzle/part, that it becomes a "bad"-old-school point-&-click, where no interaction makes sense and it all becomes trial-&-error solutions).

All I'm hoping for now is a part two! Thanks for making this.

Thanks for giving it a go!

Ya, its a odd game, basically you play as a very incompetent detective, so some things that should be suspicious are not and so on :P It's also meant to be very easy, as I wanted character cards you could solve, but I only managed to finish one right now.

Clues can be found on the card, with the 3 interaction buttons, the one you missed was just talking to him I think.

Was fun to play! Still very impressive production, especially if you had other commitments during the week. Best of luck on your next game! Will definitely keep a eye out.

While it has a bit of the same charm as your last game I played, I cant help but feel its a bit lackluster, and would have loved to see push the games you make a bit more then right now.

You got a great base here, a funky physics-based movement with a good zombie design, making more use of the physics by having him designed as a puppet. Also love the "low-effort/unfinished" look on the art as always , but It's a fine line at the same time. To little hand-drawn visuals and to many "blocks" or "short-cuts" it backfires, you have a very fun style, and I would love to see you add more of it to the environments. I took a sneak-peak on your latest jam game Sprits and I think the visual balance there is a lot better!

Also a side on colors: Do try to avoid using pure-black colors, it becomes a very harsh color to look at if its to abundant, it would help just to have it a bit off dark, like a very dark grey.

That aside, the game-play works for a small jam game, but it can be improved. Would love to see a bit more details in the design overall, a few simple things that can surprise the player, like a speed-powerup or moving blocks etc. Especially when the movement is so open.

Keep at it! Your on a roll of games. Love to see more.

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Np, always fun to test games. Was worried I might have been a bit to harsh, but happy to hear some of it might have been helpful, wish you the best of you next games!

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I really like this. I am sucker for a rather stylish-game using minimal graphics effectively, by combining it with great effects! It hits a great spot of being clear, but without feeling stiff. The button animations, the lights, the pulsating radioactive core and the really awesome table-flip transition. Have always felt that the power is in the details, and your game is spot-on!

For a jam-game, this is a great production, with only a few smaller issues I found. That said, if you look beyond that there is some space for improvements/development. As Vanne already mentioned, the little switches where a bit difficult to handle compared to the rest. It also broke the input pattern, forcing me to "hold-and-drag" rather then just clicking, something I would not see as much of a issue if the game was longer with even more control types, but with only 3 button-types the input difference stands-out and makes it less elegant. You also had controls for turning/zooming, something that I feel is completely unnecessary in this version of the game. That said, if you continue developing it, I would love to see more complex boards where turning the camera or even zooming becomes a necessity.

When it comes to level design, you also did the right choice. Have a level to introduce the new button type, followed by a more complex level using that type, and later finish the game with a "extra-hard" level with a more demanding radiation-level. I feel you hit a good sweet-spot on the amount of time it takes to clear a level and the total time it takes to clear it for a jam-game. It never overstayed its welcome.

I think you already have a decent grip what could be added, but if there is one thing that I would love to see explored is the use of the board itself. For example: being able to rotate the entire board and have buttons in odd locations. I'm thinking of the game "Keep talking and nobody explodes" as a great example of this.

Love the game! A very strong jam-game. Hope to see more.

No problem, always fun to try and comment :) Happy to hear something might be of use. Do keep in mind I'm just one person with my own goals/thoughts of what makes a "good" game. In the end its your game, so use/change what you feel is right for it.

I'm going to be rather blunt with my comments on this, I do think it has some redeeming factors but its really needs more work. I guess you know most of the issues already, but might add something that you find useful.

Lets start with the good: the visual-presentation and music-loop are the strongest point of the game, the pixel-art is great with some good designs and animations (also the fun interpretation of "RADIOactive" was a fun twist used here), the fish-men where my favorite! You even took the time for a rather nice menu, with custom buttons. That said, there is space for improvement. The jump at the moment is rather stiff, there seems only to be a down/falling animation but none for the jump itself. I am also not a huge-fan of using different pixel-scaling on a otherwise pixel-perfect game, the UI stuff looks like its around 4x the scale of the world and (for me) looks out of place and would have rather seen everything being in scale (this world however make the hearts rather small, so might need to be redrawn larger).

Next comes the game-play and its very weak. The platform controls are very odd at times, with the character stuttering, getting stuck on walls and when hitting enemies. Sometimes I also took no damage from the enemies. The shooting was also very slow and felt extremely dissatisfying, making taking down enemies boring (the shooting sound was also extremely hard on the ears did not help). Also, whats with the count-down timer? It really served no purpose, I'm guessing it became an unfinished main-feature? but honestly, with what you had it just became a hindrance to the game as I could not play at my own pace, would have been better without it. That said, at-least there is interactivity, and I think it does a good job showing/giving the player the basic idea what the game-play can be if nothing else.

So, all-in-all, the game works great as a visual-presentation, and with more work on the game-mechanics fixing the bugs and game-feel can become a fun experience as well! I hope you continue. Great work in the end.

The game looks great, the visuals of this game is its strongest point and combined presentation of dialog using icons, relaxing/soothing music, fun dialog-sound etc. makes it a real treat.

That said, the game-play is rather weak and think the classical platforming is more a hindrance then a boon. I am mostly against having something that does not serves any function in a game and I find that the platform controls themselves really have very little use here. The jumping mostly so, as there are no dangers to avoid its purely used as a very light vertical navigation without any challenge. If that's all its for why have it at all? It can even be said had a negative impact of the visuals, as you had to spend time doing a jumping animation, taking time from improving other visual-aspects (also, the jump animation feels very stiff, as the height you can jump does not correspond/fit the jump-animation that looks more like a small "skip" then a high-jump).

Also, even if there actually was something that made the jumping "useful" it just does not fit the mood/pace of the game. The jump in a platformer is often used as a very intense input/action/challenge, where a jump can mean everything. Your game, however, has none of those moments, its just a spam-able move without much function, it makes it cheap.

Instead, I would have rather seen a simplification of the navigation (just "walk left-right" could work)  and a continued exploration of the other mechanics of the game that are a lot more interesting , for example: The environment healing + key-combo part I think can be used/expanded into more parts of the game, like make the flower/creature interactions a lot more interesting! Maybe have a list of "combos" you can again and use to solve/unlock certain parts (more then the healing), get less radiation gain if you make a good combo etc. Add some dynamic/choice in how so solve the issues at hand (as right now, you only have one choice).

Also, a small note on the visuals, while I really love the look! (Reminds me of a story book, can recommend checking out the game: "Child of light" that uses a water-color style), I am not found of the ground, it really breaks the otherwise awesome presentation (I think you already know this). A quick solution to this that does not use a detailed tile-system, is to place a detailed foreground/foreground-parts on top the ground to hide all the sharp edges etc. (if you want even more dept later you could continue adding a foregrund-paralax layer after that).

Great work! Hope to see more.

Not really-ish, is auto-generated then I edited the result a bit, so cant take full credit for it. Even-so, it adds something, and happy for that.

Thanks for playing! Great to hear that this as a base seems solid to continue on, was what I was mostly hoping for. Am personally quite found of mixing styles and will most likely experiment even more with 3d/2d stuff later on.

I do agree that there are some very big balancing issues at play, the shooting enemies take something like 15 hits, don't know why I thought that was a good idea :P but that stuff comes with testing. Nice that you noticed the shielding! Might have to add a bit of a hint of how it works, but wanted a system that not just "health" and think this regenerative "health" works well in a space-shooter setting, and as you say, changes the way you play depending on the shield status (able to take more/less risks).

A had a very long wish-list of stuff I planned for, spent way to much time thinking up stuff. So power-ups etc are very much in the works :) Was even thinking of having direction ship-upgrades (that changes the ship), in-between missions etc. but we will see. Love the idea with branching paths, now that you brought it up I think I have seen it before in other top-down-shooters, will look-up some examples of this. Would differently add both more repeatability and make the levels themselves more interesting.

Also, great score! The Super End was really there, as you mentioned, for me to have a somewhat of true "ending" to the whole thing :P So added extra spawners that made it basically impossible to continue for long after a while.

Thanks for your thoughtful comments! Hope to update this in the coming weeks.

Thanks! Rather happy with this one, was a experiment and I think it turned-out very well.

A classic avoid-the-walls maze game! A bit basic, but was quite a few interesting extras that elevated it, the visuals are not bad and has a pleasant music score that fits the pace of the game. With that said, I do feel there are a few issues.

First of, I am not a fan auto-rotation of the ship. The game-type is about precision movement, its then very jarring that the ship auto-rotates (even worse that the rotation is instant) making me feel less in-control and afraid every time the ship turns that I will make a mistake (even if the hit-box remains the same, its about player perception). Secondly, the issue was made worse with the shooting mechanic, as the ship only shoot in the facing direction that I cant control myself. When I got it the first time, I missed the rotation location, so I ended up having to move blindly to find the spot that turned the ship in the "correct" direction, it felt very odd. If you use the auto-rotation as a mechanic, then there must be clear indicators where that happens, especially if it actually effects game-play and is not a purely visual change.

Also, another small side note on the shooting: why introduce a shooting mechanic (with text even to explain how it works) to then never use it again on another level after? Usually when a mechanic is introduced you expect to use it for a few levels after. It got especially confusing as the next levels introduced a enemy that I thought I was meant to shoot, but no, I was suppose to run away.

Continuing, I was felt the level-design overall was sadly lacking. Not that the level themselves where to difficult/unbalanced, they just felt a bit uninspired. All the levels are completely linear, with ONE path and one path only, and almost every one is a tight corridor that moves in a wave pattern. Would have liked to see a bit more diversity, use different patterns, have levels with multiple paths with a shorter but "harder" path, or other with a open area but moving asteroids etc.

I think why the levels bother me is because they don't feel built with the space esthetic in mind, the levels feels like they are designed as a cave systems, rather then a asteroid-field. They are all too tightly packed and to tidy, with every asteroid is neatly stacked in a tight pattern outside the corridors. It ends up looking very stiff/unnatural (that all the asteroid animations are in sync also does not help).

With all that said, Its still a fully functional game, and I did have fun playing it! Hope my comments may be of use. Cheers

Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it. Completely agree about the music, but it was that or nothing, and I felt it was just quite without anything. Actually planned for even more enemy types, but then I did the smart thing and cut them out before I wasted all my time on design :P Will continue building on it and see where it takes me.

Thank you! I try, for whats there It does function in the way I wanted, so small victories. Wanted to have it as a complete experience with a boss and everything at first, but ya, time :P Will however continue working on it, so will aim to add all the things I had on my wish-list!

Am I doing something wrong? I like the idea and it's actually a very solid base-concept for a TD-game. However, the start seems way, way to slow, starting with 100$ affords me: one blue tower... That has super slow projectiles and a useless range, so one side of the planet will get hit (or even the same side, the tower aims directly at its target, making 80% of the hits miss if its not right next to it or if the meteor is directly above it), I did not even have another 100 after the third wave, and then I always die, as it is. the game is unplayable.

This would not be a issue if you stared with more cash, so I'm guessing the low starting value is just a bug/mistake?

Other then that (even if it is a rather big issue), it has potential. The placement of the towers is very satisfying, and as mentioned from this base you can add so much content. Would have loved to have some more sound effects however, and some smaller details (like the heart icon on the planet pulsating or similar, a moving background etc.) would have been great to make the game feel a bit more alive.

A good entry!

This is one of those games that I feel should not be so fun as it is. At first, the visuals/presentation and sound feels like nothing that special, and the game-play itself is just a "move-towards-the-mouse-and-shoot" like many other jam-entries have done, but after playing it I feel you have really managed to create a very fun experience, with some nice solutions/mechanics to some common issues. The game really grew on me as I was playing. I am Impressed.

As mentioned, at first I thought the visual/style just felt a bit out of place, but when you take a closer look there is a surprising amount of details there, and its a style that grows on you (or at-least for me). Also like that the very strong neon colors actually made it clearer to play, especially because the game is rather fast. Also like the color-coding: green/yellow is good, and red/purple is bad, so it was clear what to avoid and what to collect.

The collection mechanic was a strike of genius honestly, the building of the ship is very satisfying, as it is INSTANT and you get a very clear result of every piece you collect. It helps give the player a direction/in-game-goal of what to do etc. Also, that you could even get a shooting upgrade made you feel more powerful (especially the backwards shoot, that really helps as you cant make any strafe movements with the mouse only controls).

Lastly, I think what sealed the game for me was the speed. Its fast (and short) and it needs to be, it does not overstay its welcome, it plays quickly and without nonsense, I get a great build-up of power even during the short play-duration as I play and a goal that's easy to understand.

If there is one thing however, is that you should maybe have had a hint of where the "exit" was, as its at the moment just a item that looks different from the rest. Also, you can open that things really fast, maybe make it a multi-layered door? so you need to collect at-least a few parts to get in.

Overall, a surprisingly fun game for such a simple concept.

My favorite game so far on the jam, you nailed it. The style is great and really consistent, love the mix of a old-game feel with newer mechanics, and just the quirky nature of it all just floating in space FIST-FIGHTING aliens, how can one not love it? (also helps that its a mix of some of my favorite games, love the old-school first-person dungeon crawlers). Reminds me a bit of the indi-game: FIGHT KNIGHT, an equally odd setting where you are a fist-fighting fantasy knight.

Honestly, just at the top of my head I cant really think of any improvements/changes I would like to see, maybe there could be a place for a story-line? that could bring a bit more context too the hole thing? Maybe being able to meet some characters and interact with them etc. also, the goal itself could be a bit clearer, as your kind of just thrown in without as much as a clue at first on what to do. But really, as a isolated experience its already great.

Will test your other games after this!

Love that description, thank you for playing :) The details really was what I was going for, as the game itself is nothing special, but was never meant to be anything ground-breaking. Honestly still not quite happy with it all, and want to continue upping the smaller details, still missing sounds/effects all over the place but managed to at-least add the most important ones, but great to hear I'm on the right track.

Hey! I tested this game for you earlier, love what you have done to it since then, it feels like all the issues I had have been fixed, and it feels like a really solid game now. Great work!

The game-feel is spot on now, the movement feels so much better then the first iteration, and feels great to be able to do that "strafe-&-shoot" tactic, found none of the issues I had the first time around. Also like that you added health gain when you destroy a target, adding a reward for taking risks of taking someone down, while the AI might have a hard time taking advantage of that, in a player-vs-player world, trying to kill-steal someone becomes a very interesting tactic and can create some very fun stand-off situations.

Even against the AI the game is rather challenging, and while you can do some cheap tactics against them, it is harder when several are alive at ones. If there is anything I would like to see a more advanced AI types to make solo-play more interesting.

The sound is basic, but works well, and feel the art and effects feel improved from last time (at least the effects? or maybe I just remember wrongly). 

As mentioned, the game really deserves a multi-player mode, maybe something for the future.

Great work!

What do we have here? I feel some Lemmings inspiration! Character puzzler are some of my favorite games, and this is definitely in that area. It has a good style, a fitting music score (if a bit repetitive) and the puzzles had enough variation. Would have liked a bit of sound effects.

Its not without flaws however. First of: the AI clearly has rules that it follows to move, what those rules are however was rather unclear at times and made trying to "pre"-navigate how to solve a level difficult as I could not always guess how the AI would react. That said, it did work, as I solved the levels rather smoothly, but the perception of the player is important.

I also fond the waiting very tiresome. I also agree with KingW and plexsoup that a speed up option should be there. While it may lessen the time it takes to play the game as you say, you have to take in account the value of the time spent in the game. If all I have to do is wait for the AI to complete a run after I have finished all my needed interactions, then that's NOT good/valued time spent on a level. I dont feel adding the option would take away anything from the game (also there is no shame in a shorter game).

Also, while the limitation is very nicely implemented (you did cheat a but with the "R" key tho :P),I am not fully sold on the representation of the Space theme. Honestly, more then the title "Space Leaper" I cant really see any of the theme in the game (the color pallet maybe?). Not that it HAS to be very clear, but just personal I do like when you can see the theme clearer.

Overall, good concept! Stands out from the rest of the entries. Good job.

A space-shooter! A classic, but mixed with a tower defense mechanic that you cant let any enemies pass? Interesting. Now, at its core, I have no issues with the game, it has a simple mechanic, the goal is clear, its presentation is lacking a bit but works, you even have upgrades! That's some nice stuff.

However, two things make drags the game down a lot. First of; No auto-fire, It quickly gets irritating that I have to spam my mouse-button to fire. It really feels like its a unnecessary task to do, just let me hold down the button please, I don't feel like spamming ads anything to game-play. Secondly, the sounds, especially the explosion effect is very rough on the ears, honestly had to turn off the sound to continue playing.

Other then that we have the small stuff, that I almost always advocate for: Details! Some more visual feed-back on the laser shoot, and taking damage would have been nice (like a flashing sprite or other) etc. the enemies could be a bit more dynamic in how they fly in, instead of always going in a strait line etc. the small stuff makes the game feel less"stiff" and more "alive".

Overall, great job! Its playable and have a soft-spot for pure

Simple and it works, and you even managed to get some music in! Even if its a very short loop.

It does however have quite a lot of flaws and is quite short, with the level design being rather unvaried, which is not a bit surprise if you made it in such a short time, but it works well enough even with them. Good job :)

Simple classic concept, but made fun with good visuals and a nice (also stoppable, that's bonus points right there!) intro segment for some context! Always nice to know why your doing something when the game is not abstract.

Would have liked some impact sound effects however, and even a blink effect on the astronaut would have been nice, just small details like that go a long way. Especially when the game is quite small.

Good work!

Not bad! Love the hand-drawn look of the art, makes it all look very charming. A easy to understand mechanic with a good tie-in to the limitation, 3 hole levels! With every one having its own theme, very nice. Might feel like the Cave level is a bit far from the theme Space, but hey, the main-character is a astronaut so cant complain. Think also the levels might need some tweaking, as it felt that maybe the level difficulty spiked in odd places, with some challenges early being (for me) hard to complete.

Overall a great effort!

Thanks for playing :)

I'm guessing this game is more of a proof-of-concept, as at the moment it seems to be missing quite a few pieces for a full experience? No sound, no goal etc. Can comment on some things, as I think you already know whats otherwise is missing.

Well, first of the art is awesome, really quite high quality there, also the laser effects and movement flame etc. looks good. Also a real fan of the controls (or at-least the general concept of it as at the moment it still feels a bit unfinished), having your speed increase depending on the mouse distance is very elegant. It is however, very difficult to aim in the end, seen this issue with almost all the "free-movement" space-shooters for this jam, with no ability to do strafe runs against enemies you are forced to take hits to even aim at them. Needs something extra to give back combat control to the player so I can take out enemies while avoiding getting hit.

Also, don't know if this is only local, but my steroids where moving very very fast at times, pin-balling all over the place. Did not look very good.

Overall, a game that has potential! It needs a lot more work, but hope you continue working with these assets.

Np, loved playing it :) keep making more.

I also had the left issue, seems to be something quite wonky going on with the aiming, as it sometimes does not seem to follow my mouse pointer correctly.

Overall, a great production! Good visuals, fitting music, and even a intro! Very Impressive for a short jam. While game-play is personally not my thing, the idea is not bad. You have a step-by-step tutorial (that I feel should be shown ones, not every time I die), a very spacey feel on the jet-pack, and really like the addition to the power of the jet-pack. I do feel however, its almost to hard to control, as mentioned, the game-play did not click for me, so I might just be bad at it, but with the issue i mentioned first, I always felt that I floated quite uncontrollably. It does not make it easier that you have shooting enemies and that crashing means instant death (something I would not mind if the controls where a bit tighter). It sadly creates a rather frustrating game-feel. Might need to be tweaked, but its highly subjective.

Something that I do feel needs improvement is the intro, while awesome that you have one and gives some nice context, It feel very drawn-out... Every frame really outstayed its welcome. I think being able to skip too the next frame would be a very nice edition, if only for not having to see it all again if you replay the game.

A very great production, if a bit to difficult for me. Cheers!

Really impressive visuals, if not the best in the jam. Everything fits very well thematic, the phone-cal adds some nice start flavor and the music is spot on.

Also like the game-play for the most part, or at-least the idea of it, its just not completely there yet I feel. I have no issue with the control, as you play you realize that small movements is key, and it almost becomes a game about balance. However, the fatal flaw is that traffic moves perfectly in there lanes, and the larges cars are not so large that they invade the middle line, so if you can achieve a perfect balance in the right spot, you can just let go of the mouse and get that high score up! Something needs to force me out of the middle lane at times.


Other then that, its a nice, very stylish endless runner! Great work.

Very clever, this could go strait to mobile as a one-click-game. One of the most fun presentations I have seen of the concept to be honest. You even added the extra challenge with the satellite moving about as you gain score, a small but great edition to keep the player on her/his toes. Some very nice art, a good feedback on hits and the meteor movement, and lastly the cool physics death effect. Its all in the details and I think you nailed it.

For the type of game it is, its really awesome. Great work!

10/10 Best game so far! HAha!

On a more serious note, while the game is quite ugly and the game-play is very basic at its core, I honestly LOVE it! While basic, it has so much charm, the sound effects very much steals the show, love the damage sound and bonus points for that end dialog. Even the game-play is surprisingly deep, with the player gaining a ungodly amount of speed if you stand still and then breaking completely if you jump, and with the laser being so short you kind of have to time when to shoot the enemy to not miss, or  jump over them but lose speed. It all becomes a challenge to try and keep momentum for as long as you can, while racing to the goal. With all this the art really fits, as it has a very "doodle" look to it.

If there is anything is that its a bit short, and I think with the art being as it is, you could had more objects in the world drawn other then just the alien. Also think a cool-down of the laser would be a good choice, as right now you can just hold the shoot-button down to have a stick-of-doom in-front of you at all times.

Great work!

Started of rather difficult, but got quite satisfying/intense when you got the hang of it. The atmospheric sounds and esthetic fits the game-play well. Not bad! there are some things that detracts a bit from the game-feel and makes the experience a bit more difficult to fully enjoy however.

My largest complaint would be left and right movement of the controls, its really, really distracting that its an instant/jump movement instead of a smooth transition. Even more so because moving up and down is smooth, making the difference even more glaring. I crashed more then ones because of the jump in movement made me unfocused. Also just feels very out of place in general.

The hazards where simple in design, but gave a good amount of challenge, liked that you added more as you progressed, and even added some moving ones! However, that's where you also took it to far: The random-moving walls sadly made the game instantly lose all fun-factor, because those made it so it was no longer my skill that decided if I could progress, but if I was lucky not to get the wall to spawn in-front of me as I passed (or, if they did have a pattern, it was way to unclear). I stopped playing at that point, but I hope you added more types of hazards as you progress.

In the end a very nice 3D endless-runner with a few flaws that's rather easy to fix. Great job!

Ah, true. In relation to the story then that choice on the planets makes sense. Always found it a hard balance between what the story demands, and what feels best game-play wise. A middle option would then to instead have visual clues as part of the environment or dialog that at-least hint on where to go (I don't think you had that already? Or I just missed it). However, as I mentioned, I actually never did get completely lost while playing, so it could be said that the levels are already well designed already :)

Also, was diffidently a good choice to have extra crystals to gather, definitely had your desired effect. Always nice to get rewarded for exploring and making it a complete waste going the "wrong" way.