I'm glad you liked the game.
It's a shame you did not get to finish the game though :(
Thanks for playing and providing feedback.
That's true. It would've gotten annoying. We planned to visualise the time passing in the input phase, but did not have time to do it. Also the inputs overlay does break a bit too often.
Thanks for the game.
You are right, the blue screen is a joke and the game was meant to not have an exit button, but we're not sure many people got that joke. Also the press any key prompt only allows you to press a key that is used in the input of the game (A,D,SPACE,SHIFT).
For me, it bugged out somewhere in the middle and not having a restart button really did not help. I enjoyed the aesthetics, but the puzzles were maybe too simple (the ones I managed to experience).
Sadly I did not manage to get the game to work as intended and was only playing around dodging the first type of enemies, but from the video, it looks like it's really fun and well put together.
Unfortunately I can only rate the current state of the game, not the fixed one.
The characters look really cute and well done and the dialogue and "quests" were interesting. Overall I enjoyed the game even though it took me some time to realize I can talk with the NPCs.
I really like it. I'm a sucker for arena shooters and shiny visuals, so this exactly what I like.
The ability queue is an interesting twist to the arena shooter genre. You could polish this and turn it into something great.
The audio is great (especially the deep voice) and the art style quite unique, but I did not really enjoy the gameplay that much, since you just walk until you starve. The enemies seemed to do nothing too, they might've added some more nuance to the game.
I'm not sure if the waiting time after you click "Wait" is very long or if it's not working but I could not do anything after that.
But being a programmer I took a look at the HTML file and read the story there instead and it's really touching and emotional, too bad I was not able to experience it in the intended way.
Here at Empty Box we are happy to announce the release of another Game Jam game, this time created as part of Nordic Game Jam 2021.
DOORS98.EXE is a Rage 2D Platformer in which there are two phases, the first one where you add your inputs and the second one where they play out, so you need to plan and time what you want the Loading Bar Person to do.
As always since this is the first version after the jam we are unable to update it until the voting ends, so it's a bit buggy, most of these bugs being visual and related to the input overlay on the bottom of the screen (best fix for these bugs is pressing the quit button and then pressing any of the game inputs, e.g. A/D Space or Shift). Also, there are only 4 levels that you can finish quite quickly after you get the hang of it, but we can see some speed-running potential here, so keep us posted on how fast you are able to complete the game.
You can download and play the game for free from here at DOORS 98.EXE by Radu-Constantin Matusa, Flavus, Tomi, HannibalSigfusson, fjdb (itch.io)
I loved it. The pastel colours looked amazing and the gameplay and puzzle mechanic was great and fun to play.
The only criticism I have is that you should've explained that you can sprint, but that's just me nitpicking.
NanoHive Update 1
We're happy to announce our first big update to NanoHive, a top-down perspective arena shooter influenced by Agar.io, in which you play as a hive of nanobots that are trying to eradicate all bacteria and viruses inside a human body. The update includes a multitude of bug fixes and some new features as well as a rework of the first map and rebalancing of the second map.
You can play it here on your browser for free, at NanoHive by Radu-Constantin Matusa (itch.io).
Bellow will be a list of features we've added to the game since its release as part of Create Jam Spring 2021.
- Reworked Map 1
- Rebalanced Map 2
- Level Selector
- Camera is influenced by the mouse
- Enemy dying shader animation
- Optional Tutorial Button
-And many bug fixes
We will continue working on this game and future updates will include: a third map, new environmental obstacles, the fourth map with a boss fight, hive boost and more. I hope you will enjoy this playing updated version as much as we enjoyed working on it.