That's a bug I'm working on fixing right now - don't know why it's happening! I'm also trying to find some (good) music for the game.
Thanks for the feedback!
I guess I'll give this a shot...
Try my game, Grapple. It's a Metroidvania with only one upgrade. The progression didn't work out quite as planned, but I think the game is pretty fun nonetheless! I'd recommend the post-jam version - it's much, much less buggy and doesn't crash! (I think...) It also adds fullscreen and pausing (with a minimap!)
Just played and rated MICROVANIA; excellent job! My full critique (if you can call it that) is in your game's comments.
I'd love it if you played my game, Grapple. If you do, make sure to play the bug-fixed version, linked on Google Drive at the bottom of the page; it fixes some really annoying crashes.
Wow, this game is really fun! And hard...
One thing, though: I find it really hard to see my character, which is especially a problem for the trickier segments. The controls also felt a bit stilted and awkward, and could be improved greatly.
Additionally, I think the "only one life" is a bit annoying; I know it goes with the theme, but I think the "only one level" is enough (I got frustrated after dying a lot and just quit).
All in all, though, this is a fantastic entry! Excited to see what you'll make next. :)
What an interesting game! I just managed to the forth level before dying. One thing I'd like to see improved, though: I think there should be feedback for when a level is completed; it's jarring to suddenly have more arrows on screen.
Hey! Enjoyed your game - I love the mechanic of different characters, but I wish that there were more levels - and less where you could just use the key guy to go through a door.
I'd love it if you found some time to play my game, Grapple. If you do, please play the bug fixed version, linked on the game page (NOT the version from the standard itch.io download button). This version fixes some oddities/crashes to make the game experience more tolerable, but is otherwise the same game.
Interesting idea... although you might also be able to put them all into a single game. Maybe different areas could focus on a certain power-up, using the others for secrets.
I might take this further, might not... I am working on other, bigger things, though - some of them will release soon! But I might come back to this if I ever have the time.
Neat idea - I just wish you couldn't go to the next level without actually beating it. I accidentally pressed the button a few times and I didn't like feeling like I had skipped the level, or cheated, without meaning to. Otherwise, I liked the game! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the feedback! I'll be sure to keep this in mind - when you design a challenge and test it it's not quite the same as someone else doing it; I know the levels in this game front to back and so rarely get frustrated playing them. However, I see where you're coming from - other people have said the same thing, and I won't deny I need to maybe get other people to playtest in the future.
Thanks again for all the help!
The new build is now up on the Google Drive link on the game page - try it out if you'd like and tell me if any issues persist - I want to fix as many bugs as possible! Once voting ends I'll add the bug fix as a downloadable file on the game page - but uploading files is disabled for jam games right now, because of voting.
Again, thanks so much for catching this bug!
I've fixed the movement bugs (at least I think) in the version on the Google Drive page linked on the game page. Try that, and tell me if it is any better. I'm working on fixing crashes as I speak :)
Hmm... I can't seem to get the bug to reproduce, at least in the way that you described. Where were you when the bug occurred?
Also, it's possible the bug is now fixed, but you downloaded the wrong version - did you download from the Google Drive link on the game page? If not, download that and see if it's still a problem. Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback - I have a bug fixed build ready to release, which should fix the bug you mentioned along with others. Unfortunately, uploading files is disabled during the jam's voting period. If you would like me to send you the fixed version, please reply with some way to send you the files.
Do you have any ratings yet? Your game looks great - if you email me a build at firstname.lastname@example.org I'd happily give it a rating!
Sadly, I don't think you can upload a build - I'd try contacting Mark and see if he can do anything for you.
Just played your game - neat! Didn't beat it, but I might give it a few more tries later ;)
I'd really appreciate it if you rated my game https://python-b5.itch.io/grapple, a Metroidvania with only one upgrade! It's a little buggy (I'll fix as many bugs as I can when rating ends), so tell me if you find any for me to fix post-jam. I think it turned out pretty well considering the time constraints, though :)