So, some time ago, around September, I made a cute video game in which you collect lightning bolts. You are the hand of Zeus, and while Zeus seduces the ladies, you have to collect lightning bolts for when he gets angry and needs to throw them at people. It is a high speed catch-the-objects-you-want and avoid-the-obstacles game.
I put a bit of work in to it, my brother did the vocals, and then in the middle I got this feeling it would not be the most successful game ever.
So I submitted it to the Alakajam feedback fortnite event. I got some nice feedback. 🙃 One of the nice things someone said was "you should put that game in the Alakajam tournament!" They told me about this tournament, and then I completely forgot about it.
When the tournament came, they put my game in it despite the fact I forgot to sign up!
So I encourage you to play my game! https://polypogon.itch.io/electric-tango
If you get very high scores, submit them to the tournament! https://alakajam.com/3rd-akj-tournament/tournament-games
Although it looks very rough now, I'm currently in progress replacing all the assets (as much as I like the emoji bombs and batteries) and cleaning it up as best I can. I have a new build and it's about 50% of the way to release. I've fixed the memory leaks, object pooled all the things, changed the background and most of the images. One thing I'm still struggling with is having the size the game look good at all resolutions. I'm trying to make it so you can play this on a portrait mode phone, but every thing I try to make it fit on multiple resolutions just does not seem to work. I've been coming up with some creative solutions that I will write a post elsewhere about.
I include an image but really it needs a gif or something to really see how it plays. You can watch Voxel play it (unfortunately without sound) on youtube, though! (Sound really is half the fun!)
Thank you for checking out my game!