It was tough. Loved it, beat it!
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It was tough. Loved it, beat it!
Once I understood the game mechanics it was interesting to play. I think it would help to have a little more feedback about the consequences of the tiles you choose, like points you lose because there's an existing building. For example you can show something like '-10 pts' on the path when you destroy a building (I'm sure there are better options for visual feedback though).
Hey! Looks like a nice game but I have to remove it from the Weekly Game Jam because it doesn't seem you made it for the jam.
But you should join our community, we'd be glad to have you participate to future game jams and discuss on our discord ;)
Sorry for the confusion! The start menu is really fine :) Wanted to point it out because it was well done, for the choice of controls and the way to explain.
Glad you're going to keep improving this game, it's a great project!
This is @latorril (too lazy to log into my own account since we're reviewing games together)
This was a great memory maze game. I played with my eyes closed from start to finish. The pay-off for completing each level was very much worth it. After repeating and failing each level many times, the reward for reaching the end felt really, well, rewarding!
One piece of feedback is that the error sound is pretty harsh, I got a bit angry after hearing it so much (or maybe it simply brought me back to the harsh reality of my perpetual failure to remember where to go).
@pouleyketchoup suggests that the F & J controls (which one you press) could be dependent on whether the next note is going up or down (or staying the same). That way, the music notes give you a hint about which way to go. If you remember the notes in the song, or recognize the pattern, you can then make it through the maze with less guess-work.
With the changes above I would definitely play 100 levels since the game is over-all relaxing - and as mentioned before - each midi was a pleasure.
Oh, and the start menu worked perfectly - no troubles there :d
Another fantastic multiplayer game!
We had lots of fun. And the main screen / tutorial was a really nice touch.
Some ideas for possible improvements:
It was pretty difficult to aim. It seemed the bullet was a bit off to the side, it would be easier if it was shot from the middle of the character.
The truck was a fun addition, although they are a little dangerous and difficult to use as a game mechanic because it's too fast to follow and too easy to be squashed. I would love being able to hide behind :)
Also it would be cool to have a layer of strategy. Maybe something like winning by coloring the entire map, or scoring when your color is the dominant one (in this case each player could only be one color) while still keeping the combat aspect.
Anyway, congrats on your entry!
@latorril says she loves the clean and simple art!
We had so much fun! Thanks for this great entry.
The concept is cool, and the art is amazing :)
We only had a small issue with screen switching when we got closer to each other. It was difficult to switch back to split screen, and one of us could get stuck outside of the screen.
We'd love to see more, hope you plan to keep working on this game idea ;)
Cool concept and very well executed! We had lots of fun :)
Really interesting strategically, to choose the right moment to revive. Tanks are a bit too slow and expensive to be useful though, so we were mostly spamming archers and melee.
Horrible, however cool take on the theme!
I must admit I had lots of fun playing. Until I got punched to death by angry tall people.
As a suggestion, I think giving a feeling of progression to the player, maybe like spawning more and more difficult waves of enemies would be great.
This is so adorable! I really like the cat pajamas and slippers, nice touch.
And the concept is great. I overlooked the description at first and got a little bit confused (I thought it was a classic platformer and I started to go without the cat in my first run). Then I got it and enjoyed helping my kitty.
So good! Nice concept, and the execution is really clean. I like the character design a lot.
Just a note about the controls: I think it's easier for the player if you have less different buttons. In your case you might just use the same button for grabbing and dropping items, since you never have to do both at the same time.
About the buildings disappearing, I thought it was a bug too :)
I think it's a good idea to let see through the buildings to place something behind, it all makes sense now. But in this case you could for instance make them semi-transparent instead, or show a 2d version of them on the ground to make it obvious they are still here.
I was pretty confident about my skills for a few minutes, until one QTE finally got me.
One note about that: the fact that QTE are placed completely randomly (it seems), most of the time they end up not blocking the player path. If you want to keep going with this project, maybe you could place them (or some of them) specifically to block the path. Even maybe sometimes forcing on purpose the player to choose between complicated jumps and a QTE?
Maybe it's misleading to say there are too many sounds, because they are all justified. But they are a bit unbalanced for sure, so tweaking the levels might be enough to make it less overwhelming.
Great game! I enjoyed getting rid of these guys and it was difficult to stop.
It could have more visual feedback on getting attacked by enemies, but other than that I've got nothing to complain about :)
The controls are pretty good. Adding some support for game pad would be awesome!
Cool game! I really like the simplicity of the game mechanics.
Just a note. It took me some time to get the second jump and be able to play normally. But maybe it's just me, I'm really bad at this kind of game :)
Nice game! I like how you use the physics for controlling the game. Pretty tough, especially at the beginning. But it was interesting how I started not understanding how to move at all, and then got familiar with the controls, which are really good in the end. I enjoyed this learning by trial and error very much.
If I could make a suggestion, it would be to start with easier things, like rolling on slopes, easy turns etc. so it's easier to train and then get to the more difficult parts.
Also the music and the snow flakes are really cute!
Really cool post mortem, well detailed. It looks like you did a great job at planning everything before you started coding. I know that's a good practice and still I generally tend to skip it. But It seems it does help a lot :)
Thank you so much for playing and making this glorious video! We were laughing the whole time :)
We came up with the same realization that it's all just about feeding soosh to the ducks. We had a hunch that it's what people would enjoy, and we sent a Twitter poll to confirm. So that's where we are going with the next updates. Making friends with ducks through the love of sushi!
Want an update when the next iteration is ready?