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Gonna level with you, this is my first time realizing it's not Happy Tree Friends museum. I want to play it a lot more now.
An obnoxiously devout Christian youth group member version of myself always wanted to do a virtual stations of the cross. This is like, what happened to that idea.
To be honest I put this up in a bit of a rush, and didn't expect much attention with it, so thanks so much for the feedback! I really appreciate it when people connect to one of my weird old designs.
- I've modified the rules so you deal 4 cards to each player.
- I've added a rule about what to do if you can't place a card. It gets returned to the deck, allowing you to make one and two digit numbers.
- I've removed the rules from the description to remove confusion.
I enjoy that there's kind of a memory aspect to the dungeon maze. I like the way combat is abstracted, with the monster's mouths. It's a really clever visual metaphor that's neat to look at.
I also love that frigging bell. Right there but I can't touch it. I assume it's reachable but I haven't figured it out yet. A mystery like that is nice.
I'll admit I leaned pretty hard on the storytelling ability of the players. I might do a supplement that gives each part of the remnant a different mechanical power, but I was pretty pressed to get under the word count.
Difficulty here is more about how much failure hurts than how likely you are to succeed. I wanted to make something diceless that you could teach quickly and play in the dark, so it's pretty abstract.
You might want to try this variant:
- Moderator states the difficulty, splits that many stones between their hands.
- Player splits the same number of stones between their hands
- Both moderator and player say which hand the other should reveal. If the player reveals more stones, they succeed. If they reveal less stones, they fail, and lose all stones in their hands.
Thanks for checking this out! It's my first time posting an RPG, and I don't really have a group I was able to playtest this with, so any feedback is appreciated.
A lot of dollar stores have bags of plastic glow-in-the-dark stones for around $3-5. I'll admit it isn't the most common material to find. Mechanically you could use anything and play in the light, but I thought playing in the dark was neat thematically.
Originally I had hard attribute bonuses for each group of remnants, but I decided to make their abilities softer and more story-based.
It's dark in the wasteland, making the Chyrek ability a bit OP, but the Chyrek become vulnerable any time people are nearby, who might have infrared equipment or artificial lamps. They make good scouts, but need to keep hidden in settlements.
And yeah, this is an RPG that expects plenty of character death, the world is over, some people are just late.
Hey thanks for the kind words! I feel like a lot of the things I make are for like eleven people, so it's nice when they find them.
I hear you about having people on screen. It was definitely the original plan, but I liked the simplicity of just the rocks. (The original plan also had a half-visual-novel story mode also.) I might do a graphical update in the future.
Oh, there's currently only the one ending. I went with the logic that "knocked out" doesn't mean "dead" here, and health is reset every encounter.
I'm planning on doing a small update in the future to add some features and flesh out the story a bit. I hadn't thought of doing multiple endings, but that's a good idea!
Hey, thanks for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Starting with the room directly under the tower cap, you score each room going down to the ground.
And when you score rooms you cross them off so you won't be able to score them later.
Thanks for taking some time to explore this!
You made a good note on the font, thanks. I'm always trying to improve my pixel fonts, this time I tried one that maintained the shape of words at the expense of lower case letters distinctiveness. Which apparently didn't turn out so well.
I'm curious why you don't consider it a game?
This is everything I want in a shmup, good variety of easy to distinguish enemies, good level layouts, nifty bosses... My only real complaint here is that sometimes enemies get hidden behind clouds of pickups.
Those are some juicy death animations.
This is a solid infinite runner. The animations are beautiful, and everything is easy to parse in an instant. The interactions make sense, all in all, it feels like this is doing everything it sets out to very well.
I love this game, and there are 2 main reasons:
1: Footprints. Thank you for the footprints, every game with mazes as a primary mechanic should have you leaving footprints. I never got lost.
2: Gossamer Guns. I thought I was going to hate the auto aim, but it does a couple of cool things. It forces the player to get up close to enemies, putting themselves at risk. And it also doubles as a bit of a radar, helping you find enemies. Tying your ammo to your score was a bit of genius too, It's basically an accuracy bonus with no extra effort.
The falling bit was nice too, good break in gameplay.
I need to play this again with sound, I didn't read about the soundtrack until I was done my first playthrough.
Got a definite Quake feeling from this one. I like the simplicity and the chillness of the audio.
I feel like the big central rooms could use more to distinguish themselves. I know that's what you've done a bit by altering placement of waterfalls and clocks, but I kept wondering if I had just walked in a circle back to where I started...
I love how much of a story you managed to tell here. The humor is pretty spot on, and I'm genuinely impressed at how much content you made over the course of the jam.
Getting to redeem myself a bit as a dog was nice.
Yeah for sure! You could even make a pretty simple AI, since the decision isn't about where you pick, just if you do or not.
One thing that might be useful inspiration for developing this: It's basically a press-your-luck game, which have been heavily explored in the tabletop space. A couple notable examples are Can't Stop, No Thanks and Incan Gold.