Great, setting the pile of wood on fire was my suspicion :) I just wasn't able to come up with a suitable command. Sorry to bother again, could you hint me a part of the command there? Thanks again!
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Very soothing, atmospheric and imaginative experience, I'm glad to have found it! Would love to play more, well done!
With a voice over, it could be maybe taken even further, to a purely textless interface. Possibly even the walking-enabled parts could be visualized by brightening the whole screen a bit, to be able to drop any UI elements completely.
The idea sounded fun and the execution was even better! :D
Took me a while to notice the color station and the dispatch bell got stuck at one point (which could not stop me from piling the delicious fakes in a huge pile).
And the soundtrack is just pure bliss! <3
Cute idea and execution! Played with an Xbox controller without a hitch :3
After messing up a lot, the choking animation felt a bit too long and I didn't figure out you need to mash the hug button repeatedly (was just holding it at first). Also I wasn't able to tell the exact moment of their attacks, would be cool to have a short signalling animation of the enemies for example raising their arms for a bit before they start grabbing at me, so that I'd have at least half a second time dodge the attack.
Took me some time to realize the green cross is my target (tried to avoid it at first). Would be easier for my to have first levels play at lower speed, or have the target at correct position at the same beat (it felt to me its not constant and periodic clicks are not enough).
I loved the idea of being able to move in multiple directions with just a single well-timed click! The visuals are cute! :)
This was a surprisingly deep and dark experience, conveying the idea pretty well. I felt trapped, vulnerable, helpless, not being able to call for help. Especially in later stages, it felt pretty weird to run the battlefield full of people, yet the only sound being heard was the barrage.
What an awesome thrillride! :D On my first go, I wasn't able to grab almost anything, still enjoying the crazy ride. As I learned to time my shots better, I felt more in control of things. Still sometimes I didn't release the hook in time, even though I could swear I saw a green crosshair before clicking.
Maybe it's there and I just missed it, but I would love to be able to switch tracks by pulling levers with my hook.
Awesome entry, great job! :)
Loved it! Makes very smart use of all the non-textual communication means that Discord offers.
I was ready to get puzzled by nonsensical emoji sequences and click through the heaps of various icon, but then it dawn on me that it's actually a very cool twist on the classical adventure game with a fixed set of commands and objects (was amazed to discover Discord's the text-to-emoji interface). Would love to play more!
In case you need the clues for playing - you need to pick a solid survival strategy (a combination of outdoor gain, indoor protect, etc.) and then aim for it. Every skill you teach her, or an item you get, will influence your position on the bars. You need to be ready to switch the strategy progressively, depending on items you're able to fetch. Clicking on the daughter shows an estimate of probability of her survival in a current situation. A hint is also given on less viable strategies.
In case you meant the clues would be useful in general - definitely agreed. In a jam version, we've focused on building and balancing the system. A post-jam version would probably be less obscure and would reveal more of the system's inner workings.
Thanks for playing! :)
We wanted the skill effect guessing to be a part of the challenge - "Hmm, is this an outdoorsy thing? And is it more protective rather than for your gain?", so not showing it explicitly was a design choice. But as you said, maybe some clarification could help.
A thing that could maybe also use some clarification, is that instead of balancing the a/p, p/g meters, it's more effective to pick a viable survival strategy (outdoor gain, indoor protect, etc.) and then aim for it, while being ready to switch it progressively, depending on the items you fetch.
A less apparent feature that encourages multiple playthroughs is that every time your restart the game, the world conditions change a little, so that some strategies become more viable than others (shown as a suggestion sentence when clicking on daughter).
Thanks for playing!
Our take was that in a typical survival game, your survival is usually a highest priority goal and once you die, you have failed. Here, since your demise is inevitable, your motivations and actions are different, which we felt changes the core gameplay.
Instead of focusing solely on resource gathering, you need to pick a solid survival strategy (outdoor gain, indoor protect, etc.) and then aim for it, while being ready to switch it progressively, depending on items you fetch.
Thanks, glad you find the concept interesting! We managed to finish most of planned systems in time , so we're pretty happy with the result.
If you mean polishing, that could definitely be done infinitely, if we had more than 48 hours. Instead, we focused on balancing the various strategies you can take to survive, to make sure all paths are viable.
Thanks for playing and sorry about the game being so short :D
It was more of a minimalistic test of a gameplay idea and I was limited by the time and tools I had at hand at the time.
Keep up the good work!
Hi HaydenRaven! Thanks for playing and thank you for such a sweet and attentive review!
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She's unbelievably creative, versatile, mastering every art form. As a programmer, I couldn't have wished for a better partner :)
I'm also glad you enjoyed the sound design - it's always my favorite part of every game jam, running around with a voice recorder and challenging other jammers "make a sound of Kraken!", "how about a flushing toilet?", etc. So the sound was really a group effort.
The Global Game Jam was in January (I just re-uploaded to Itch recently) and I dare to say our entry was one of the better games on our jamsite.
Tom is the owner of a rock club. Using his awesome crowd control skills he learned in his previous corporate job, he makes the gig enjoyment even more effective!
Someone wants to be thrown into air?
Get beneath and lift them up! Another dude wants to surf the crowd? Start a wave!
Made during Global Game Jam 2017, in collab with @pwMoti.