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Dang. I figured that wouldn't be a problem since the controls are linked to the onKeypress event, but I guess I didn't think of the fact that the event fires if you hold the key down for long enough.
I liked the gameplay alot and it's also pretty cute. It was difficult to play myself, though I still had fun! Nice job, and thanks for the experience!
One thing I think could be improved is the visuals. The terrain, the characters, and the coins are all completely mismatched and it bugs me.
Hey, I also made a submission for comic #772! For some reason I thought I'd be the only one, but here I am, pleasantly surprised!
I had fun with your game but it could use a bit more polish, here's my rundown:
- Destruction is hilariously entertaining to watch
- Ambient audio matched pretty well, and the crash sounds were silly
- Scoring helped you keep track of how much damage you did
- In-Game instructions!
- The aiming arrow got skewed when you tilted it up and down at an angle
- Round sometimes ended before the destruction
- GUI wasn't very visually pleasing, makes me feel like I wasn't playing a game for some reason
Hardly, it's mostly just blind luck, but sometimes if you go quick enough you'll avoid disturbing the traffic flow too much and won't cause any crashes.
Thanks for the expansion feedback. I was considering the possibility of expanding, I definitely wanted to add semi trucks and other vehicles to this game but as the jam went on I realized there wouldn't be enough time before the deadline. I definitely wanted to add explosions too but I don't think I have the artistic proficiency to do that. maybe if I find a fitting xkcd-style animated explosion sprite somewhere for free.
One of the features that I came up with during development and want to add if I end up expanding is that I'll make the game take snapshots at different times during gameplay (the first time you make a car swerve, crossing the middle, crossing the end, etc), and then at the end of each scenario you get a sort of xkcd-style comic strip with three or four panels that shows the events of what happened while you were playing that round.
Haha just like the comic. When I played it last night it didn't have the controls posted so I thought you were just supposed to watch as the people kinda toppled around, but now that the controls are posted it is much more entertaining
Usually post-release performance updates and bug fixes are totally acceptable. I'll try it again, when it crashed last time it created a crash dump file but I didn't look at it. I can't seem to find it now.
Hey man I'm glad you like it! I'm re-writing it from scratch right now so I can port it to android when I finish.
The thing with the scores, is that the scoreboard is actually only local, it only saves the scores to your computer and unfortunately there is no online scoreboard so you can't see other people's scores, only previous versions of your own. When you play it the first time on your computer and see that the scoreboard is already filled out, they are just preset, as a sort of goal-making system.
I'd love to hear what your high score is though! Mine is 141080, although I'm not really sure that counts since I'm the developer :P