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I did not!

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Haha "so videogame". I did some work on the crotch-blindness issue last night actually. I added a visual indicator under the arch so you can see when you cross into the next "span" and increased the depth of the collider so you don't get quite so close while you're drilling into him. Got a few other things we can try after this iteration too.

Thanks for the feedback. 🙏

Graphics are perfect. Mechanics are a bit strange though... The explosive ammo does almost no damage? And I can't tell when I'm being attacked so dying was always a surprise. Also maybe you could center the visible area by having half the UI on the right hand side?

Hey Piggy. Tough game. Love the aesthetic (as usual). Definitely had a tense atmosphere, I did not enjoy seeing those monsters, which was alright because I had a convenient book to hide them with. I did however feel a few times that the monsters spawned on my position and instakilled me which felt a little unfair.

Okay wow, really nice, polished descent-like! Immediately impressed that you got a full options menu in. The art style is very efficient  and effective (I knew I had to play as soon as I saw the thumbnail). The world looks great and feels appropriately claustrophobic. Is the maze procedurally generated?

In terms of areas of improvement, I feel like the maze may be too complicated to grok (especially coming into the game).  I see the alert about hostiles in the "green zone" but even with audio queues it's just an exercise of turning randomly until I see some green. Without landmarks I immediately decided that it was not going to be possible to learn the map. This meant that I didn't really get to experience that much combat (which I was aching for). When I encounter enemies I died a pretty easily (given how few opportunities I had to practise). I think simply increasing the density of enemies would improve this game, I'd like to spend more time dodging and less time searching.

Great jam entry. The team obviously knows what they're doing.

Played with DeltaDaedelus in a US vs Australia game, which ran impressively well despite the ping! Awesome achievement for a jam game.

I love the simplicity of weapons pushing opponents into level hazards. The control system is pretty rough, I had a some trouble staying on the track (let along enduring attacks from my gracious host) but as I got the hang of it I could see how this could be heaps of fun and have a lot  of depth. Really nice proof of concept, the team should be proud.

Thanks for the game DeltaDaedelus. ♥

ha thanks ❤️. I was just surprised. It seems the voting has sorted all the FPS to the top so the entries page is less noisy now.

yeah. I mean I get the positive vibes but this doesn't look right to me.

Not to suppose to tell you how to run the jam but to me it really takes the excitement out of the event if there's not even an expectation of making an fps in seven days. I just busted my arse for seven days and largely sleepless nights for a challenge I'd been looking forward to for literally months. It feels like of sucky to share the limelight with some loveless shovelware.

Maybe consider changing the name next time to make it clearer that is not an fps jam?

There are like 30 jams going at any given time and I chose this one because I'd participated years ago and expected to share feedback with other FPS devs. The real reward is making the project so I'm not disappointed, but I think it's worth sharing the feedback.


Perhaps I'll just run my own fps jam next year haha

Sure, I didn't understand how liberal the rules were. It just looked like a few ppl were essentially spamming titles they'd made previously into the event.

I mean I get third person shooters but one of these games is a number guessing game!

I just checked out the submission page and there's a pretty big number of random spam non-fps games. What's the deal with that? Can the host boot them?

https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1306074
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1243824
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1251055
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1310000
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1304909
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1061601
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1046679
https://itch.io/jam/7dfps-2021/rate/1296210

It's like the majority of submissions haha. I think ppl just trying to promote their game using the jam?

That loading animation is actually generating the whole game level by level so it's quite expensive. The rest of the game should run faster once it's done. I could consider doing a Linux build, that might run on a Chromebook?

I was laughing aloud scrolling through them. You should link to the jam from this page too, I don't think I'll be able to participate in this one while I'm prepping for a release, but I am very tempted.

This is so much better than every other game name generator I've seen. I wanna do the jam.

😜

16 hours between first comment and victory? Not bad.

Fixed in version 5. ✌️

Just letting you know this has been fixed in v5. Added spacebar as a secondary aim button.

Thanks Swoopie ❤ We'd love to have you in our Discord if you're interested. It's early days but we're starting to make some plans. https://discord.gg/guCYG8567Q

I love almost everything about this game. The character, theme, item descriptions, the music, the writing is great too! Some of the enemies are pretty brutal (the blue mushrooms), but that's okay, I just have to run away.

That said, I think it needs some pretty serious balancing. It seems like every time you dig down there's a chance that you'll fall to your death! The fall damage is absolutely punishing.

The other thing that feels unfair is the air system. I worked out that AP is "air points" (nor armor points as I originally thought). But it seems like there isn't always a way to get more air, and worst of all I never notice that it runs out until I'm suffocating, and by then it's too late.

The other bit of feedback is that it can be very confusing when you fall, or destroy sand. Some tweening to move the character and camera would would really enhance the experience.

Despite the above I'm a big fan and I'm going to give it a few more spins even though it seems like I'd have to get very lucky to win. I see you're still updating it so I'll stay tuned.

Awesome! Let me know if you make it to the end.

It's not so much a predecessor as a failed attempt at the same idea. I made this for the 7 day roguelike challenge 2020 . I made some poor tech decisions for this one and ended up not achieving what I'd set out to. I do not consider this to be a good game haha, I'm not even sure if I've beaten it myself.

Hahah, there has only been one update (changelog) and actually no new enemies or weapons have been added. There was always a lot of stuff in there.

Oh yeah, that's true of a touch screen too (it's almost possible to play on phone in browser). For what it's worth you can beat the game without aiming so long as you don't pick up the splitter gun.

Thanks for the feedback. I've logged an issue but we're not expecting to push an update in the immediate future.

An simple but original concept. Really interesting exploration of a unique mechanic, it really sells the experience of climbing the hill. Great work!

I like to think of it has some philosophical significance (but in reality it's a bug).

lol nice one 🧠

Heads up you can link your itch page to your LDJam submission page by adding the #ludum-dare-48 tag in your "edit game" page. ✌

You've missed the DLL file that should be at the root of the built project.

It's going to take more that a limp noodle to cleanse that essence.

Thanks! I just replaced the music to be eligible for the LDJam compo. Apparently I'm not allowed to use a Limp Bizkit midi.

Yeah it's actually the same character as chronosphere, but this takes place earlier so it's a prequel.

Oh my god dude, this rulesI absolutely adore the art style, it was so cool when I realized that was a 3D model. Music is perfect to. The car driving system is genius. I love how much there is to learn about it, the way that you get into situations where you can't slow down for a wall or corner, or you have to throw it in reverse. The speed carrying through to the next level was also a nice touch. Would be good to get some juice like sounds + burnout particles.


Had a weird bug on one of my playthroughs where I had to knock over the same gem twice, and the doorway didn't open immediately after either (despite it being the last gem). It opened while offscreen.

Hey, finally got around to checking it out! Nice, interesting mechanic, good atmos and cute graphics. All the building blocks of a fun little game. The levels felt a bit samey and movement was a bit too easy. I saw the hint about using a bomb as a booster, but it was easy enough to just roll up the walls if I needed to. I would have loved some more challenging enemies and ability to hurt them or at least bury them.


A worthy submission and thanks again for playing mine.

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Haha, I love that you checked out the original. Which is, btw, just a failed entry from last year's 7DRL. By FOV do you mean the vision highlight?

Oh and rocket launcher is not new. It's a bit disappointing without area of effect or at least a flashy explosion though, agreed.

Thanks for the explanation! If I can't reproduce I'll follow up, but I think I'll be able to work it out.

Oh yeah, I totally misread that. Through the wall?

Nice work haha. I'll do a dev blog when I update so you get a notification.

The first spoiler issue you mentioned is intentional.

However bullets passing through enemies is not. This is also something I'm playing with for the next update.

Thanks jestbubbles. I will be sure to include volume controls in the next update.

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So I had a look and actually the game is outputting audio well under the red. The clipping you're hearing is Shisvi's lo-fi style.

https://soundcloud.com/shisvi2/journey

I've added a basic volume control and reduce the default volume in the dev branch.