did you try turning it off and then on?
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the looping is part of the game 😂 if you can't get out of the loop try closing the app and trying again from the very beginning, you can use the 'skip' function to zoom through dialogue you've already seen and it'll stop automatically when it gets to something new!
Thank you for your excellent feedback, friends!
The zanga theme becomes obvious once you've reached the third (true) ending, but unfortunately that is not possible with this current build ><
The inability to get the other endings is a known issue. At the time of submission it worked for the code developer, but we realized there have been a coding mistake and only found out how to fix it AFTER the jam ended.
it's not nice to edit the game now (as per the rules) so please check back after the voting period is over.
We will update the game with a working script in about 6 days ^_^
For now, we will be judged and rated on the work we submitted, just like everybody else XD and that's fine. it was a fun first zanga and we learned a lot!
We appreciate the feedback and thank you for playing!
thank you so much for the nice comment, it's an honor and a great compliment when someone creates a user in a site just to add a comment to something they enjoyed :D thank you very much!
haha not changing your name was a great move, at least you won against the doctor in SOMEthing!
haha thank you for playing ashifer!
the horror tag was added even though it's mild was because some players expressed discomfort at the blood and overall claustrophobic feel of the last play through XD
i'm glad you had fun playing, thank you for the clear feedback!
we might have to go back and revise the way the endings are calculated so players don't end up stuck like you did ;-; but in the meantime, we'd like to learn more about why it's not working for you so we can avoid it in future projects!
make sure you have the most recent build (1.1) and then try these steps in order and see if you still can't get the third ending:
1- double click the game icon, on the main menu screen go to the main menu item labeled "Preferences", go to "Reset" and click "Really Reset" for the confirmation page. It will tell you that all progress has been erased.
2- go back to the main menu and select New Game. play the first run through, try to end up with less than 20 points by choosing normal requests, such as straight hair and fixing teeth, it will tell you at the end how many points you got.
3- select New Game and play again, the scene should be slightly darker and the music slower. this time try to get more points (it will add up with the points you got on your previous gameplay) you should end up with more than 20 points this time. (hint: choosing to change your skin color will skyrocket your points)
4- select New Game again, and you should be on the third play through. it will look significantly more ominous and the music more creepy, this is the third and last play through. in the end you will get two choices, one starts with YES and the other with something else, choose the YES and you will be on the route to the third ending.
please understand this game was done in a game jam, so less than 10 days was spent on it lmao, we're glad more people are playing it now so we can learn from our mistakes ^^
the way to get the third ending is to start off with reasonable answers and get less than 20 beauty points!
after that aim for the more ridiculous choices (new ones will appear!) until you get Ending2: Significantly Sadder, it needs more than 20 points, so if you got it on your first run through you might need to reset and fight the urge to have more treatments xD
sorry about the troublesome method, that's how the game was programmed ;-;
the first ending is Mildly Mortified (less than 20 points )
the second ending Significaly Sadder (over 20 points)
The third ending (after getting end 1 and 2) and going though some of the new choices!
after getting both endings you can start a new game and you'll be on the third and last run, and depending on your choices you will find the last ending ^^
No need to redownload the game! just open the main menu, go to Preferences, and click "Reset" it should ask you if you're sure about erasing the saved data, click OK. The game gives you the last ending only if you unlocked both the first and second (Mildly Mortified, and Significantly Sadder) the Shrek phrase is just an easter egg that shows up whenever you choose to have green skin XD
maybe try having less than 20 points the first run (choose reasonable choices) and when you get the first ending "Mildly Mortified" play again and aim for the highest points (the shrek one will boost you significantly, it adds like 50 points lmao) you should get the second ending "Significantly Sadder" after that just start a new game and the third run of the game should start!
try not to use the Load feature at all, maybe the system messes up the points accumulated if you do idk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I hope this is helping, this is out first game and i'm glad you're letting us help you through it ^^
oh? that's weird o_o what is the maximum number of beauty points did you get at any point while playing?
once you get 20+ points, you should finish the play through, and after the credits, click on "new game" again, there will be a third play through with some other choices that will lead you to the final ending!
Do you get any kinds of errors while playing?
thanks for the feedback! it will help us avoid making the same mistakes on the next projects! 👌👌👌👌
There's a certain dialogue at the end that concludes the game, you can find it when given the last choice on the third play through, make sure to choose the second option! (psst it's the one that starts with "at this point")
I hope you like the last ending "true beauty" when you get to it 😆 any comments on that as well are very welcome :D thank you for taking the time to play it!
I tried this game after the beautiful bored mind (which was excellent) and I have to say the concept and graphics are 👌 10/10
but I was always in a rush to defeat the monster that I kept putting in the wrong symbols and dying ;-;
I know it's a game jam project, and you didn't have time to polish it, but a first monster with slower approach might give the player enough time to read through the whole book the first time. and it would help if the water, air, earth, and fire symbols were a permanent fixture of the GUI for those of us not experienced in necromancy lmao
and if you ever plan to update the game, a gradual introduction to the book's system would be great, for example the first monster can have the whole diagram filled out save for one or two spots. the next one is missing the links, and the next one has only 1 spot filled in etc.
then again that would be too easy because it's meant to be a not-so-well-written-book lmao lmao
good job! even if i couldn't win, it was a great concept and the goal of the level was easy to understand. the graphics and sounds are great (and stressful!) and I didn't get any bugs or errors in the code which is a great outcome of a game done on a short deadline XD
can't wait to see more of your excellent productions!
Hello there ArisaLilac!
Yes the game can't show you the other endings in this version ;_; I fixed it after the jam ended, but editing it now is against the rules!
about 7 days are left for the voting period, i will update with the working version once that is over :D
but generally, you get the other endings by making reckless choices!
after you've finished the first play through, click on "new game" again and the game will change noticeably.
in the next update, you will be able to see the second and third (last) play through :D