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Thank you Harry :)

Sorry to hear about the balancing issue, I'll probably nerf the early game a bit in the next patch which will add more things to do while ghosts are on ventures. Thanks for the compliments on the music!

Escape is the pause button, press it again and it will unpause (though there is a sound glitch when unpausing at the moment I'm looking into). You bring up a good point though, as you shouldn't be able to pause during that sequence

I'm pretty sure I collected all of the treasures. The atmosphere and design of this game was very well crafted. I may have missed one, and it wouldn't surprised me, because I didn't get any apparent "ending" and some of the ones that I did find were really well hidden and in some very creative ways. Definitely one of my favourites from this jam.

You can really see the artistic drive behind this game. The character is really well designed and the cutscene panels set everything up beautifully. I think this is a great starting point if it's the first game you and your friend have made, it doesn't take too long to refine these programming techniques and get gameplay feeling solid. I did experience a few bugs, like the text not properly continuing in dialogue (probably the old coroutine still running) and landing on top of an enemy causing the player physics to freak out a bit, but overall it's great for two weeks!

Thank you for the kind words :) I'm glad you enjoyed it

This is kind of you to say. Thank you.

This software was an integral part of my games art aesthetic. Thank you for making and releasing this.

It's been used in this project and you've been credited.

https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Absolutely no way I would have been able to achieve my art style without this pack. Thanks so much.

Used here and credited.

https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Great software that was integral to me achieving my art style.

Used here and credited.

https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Thanks for making these available.

Used here and credited.

https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Used here.

https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Great asset. Was modified and used here.
https://lampewick.itch.io/spoopy-garden

Generating the tiles, the fog of war, and the AI for movement... It's something I haven't learned yet, so I'm always impressed when I see something like this done in a short amount of time. 

The main problem that I have with the game is that water is very sparse, and it's only created from asteroid impacts, however, asteroid impacts have a chance of creating Asteroid Rocks so even then, it's not guaranteed that you're going to get water from it. I think there needs to be some sort of guarantee that even in the worst case scenario, you're going to have just enough water to complete the game. Another event such as one that is guaranteed to provide water, or a few ice chunks that are already generated when the game begins.

However, once you've gotten lucky with the first few asteroids, it's not long before the balance heavily shifts in the other direction. I can't really give advice on this, since I don't really play these kinds of games, but I had more facilities mining ore than there were chunks on the maps. My trucks were moving towards the ore in a little snake line every time one appeared, and I built my laser far ahead of time and it was just a waiting game for the timer to tick down with nothing to do.

Notes

  • There is no way to exit out of creating a facility after selecting it from the build menu. Pressing the ESC key will leave the tiles that the building was going to be placed on highlighted, but not actually cancel the build. I would create a dedicated button like RMB or Q to easily cancel a build.
  • Having to move the mouse to the screen borders to navigate the world is a bit sluggish and cumbersome. WSAD panning, or holding down the middle mouse button, would make this a lot more comfortable.
  • Building a structure on top of the default explorer robot will cause it to get stuck in place and not further explore any of the map. Considering this robot is responsible for collecting alien crystals necessary to build the laser, this can brick your run. This doesn't seem to happen with the trucks created by facilities.
  • Zooming in will always zoom towards the center of the screen, and it would be more comfortable if the game would zoom in towards where the cursor is pointed for easier navigation.
  • Usually in these kinds of "RTS", or world building/simulation games, where an adjustable time scale is present, the keys 1, 2 and 3 will correspond with different time scales, and a key such as Tab will cycle between them. Something like this would be a welcome addition.
  • The shield doesn't seem to work, and I had a difficult time figuring out what area of my colony was "protected". It is in a dome shape, but where the dome ends on the far side doesn't seem well defined. Either way, asteroids were destroying anything inside of it.

Really well designed. Thanks for making this.

This is an interesting concept that I've not seen before. Well done guys.

The controls are very slippery. It is difficult to precisely land a jump. It would be nice if the lava didn't flow until you started moving. The spacebar is the jumping standard, though some games do use W. Some controls on screen would be helpful. You can use an OR operator to check for KeyCode.W or KeyCode.Spacebar to get both of them to register a jump if that's something you would consider compatible to your design. The controls were my main issue though. Keep it up, I'll follow the project and try again after some updates.