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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyFri 22 May 2020 - 8:36

@Balladeer wrote:
I KNOW THE COOOOOOODE
Aha! You think you do... who's to say the keypad is for the door that that particular code is also for?* (this is more obvious in the game; I want it to be puzzle-y but not unfairly obscure like the olden days)

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Aw bugger, sorry to read that Jim. Aww! Hope your head's all better?
It is. Just in time for boring work stuff.



*I hope the dialogue in the final game is better than that bloody sentence
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BAMBOOZLED AGAIN

Ain’t that always the way. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyFri 22 May 2020 - 14:36

I like the aesthetic, Jim! Sorry to hear about your health troubles though. Aww!
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Only 3.5 weeks later than it should have been

LIGHTS OFF, LOCKS LOCKED
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyMon 15 Jun 2020 - 17:51

Woo! Well done Mr. Bob. Grin Definitely going to give this a play...

...if I can. The Windows icon next to the executable worries me. I wasn't able to play my colleague's one-level platformer due to owning a Mac. Meh
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyMon 15 Jun 2020 - 21:05

I'll definitely check this out Jim - thanks for sharing it with us!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptySat 20 Jun 2020 - 20:29

Alright folks - let me know how it goes. I think I'll carry on with this - I'm already in that "guy looking at other woman" meme about the other projects I had ideas for.

I might also be able to build an iOS version - I need to check through with Unity, but I really would like to wait until I decide to work on the bigger version before I do that.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyTue 26 Jan 2021 - 15:42

Just seen this! (That's what I get for disappearing most of last year)

I'll give this a play next time I'm on a windows pc and let you know how it goes
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Well that's great Mr. Rakoon, many thanks. Although I would assume that I've moved onto another project in an attempt to actually finish something that could be called "complete".
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I played it through (and kept my job!), it was cool! I like the concept, almost at times a reversal of the standard adventure videogame collecting keys for doors (as you're trying to lock them up and leave rather than unlock and get through them). The ordering of getting everything turned off and cleared was simple but not trivial and satisfying in a tidying up kind of way. I liked the central concept of rooms going pitch black - the puzzle of fumbling in the dark for the light switch tied in very well and was intuitively set up. Keyboard/mouse controls were slightly awkward but it looks like it was intended for an xbox pad so fair play. The text scrolled pretty quickly so I missed a lot of it as I wasn't honed in on it constantly - maybe it was because you could overwrite one line immediately by triggering another? What I did read seemed pretty quippy. I also think the character move a little fast and loose (and I accidentally jumped once!) but it wasn't a huge detriment given the gameplay not being traversal focused. Movement feel is the kind of thing you could spend a whole game jam on alone!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptySun 7 Feb 2021 - 11:54

Well I'll certainly take that! The movement is a bit janky (at least before uploading the prototype, I fixed the bug where your man can jump, hit his head on a door frame, fall, and not get up!) and if I was going back to it I'd change the way text works - I'm not a fan of pausing for cutscenes and would rather e.g. Valve's way of adding the dialogue as you go, but I'd make more of an effort to force things to be spread out.

I nearly did some of my actual new project, but didn't
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Oh yep, this. Sadly the Windows icon next to the executable was a sign of things to come. Aww! My next 'phone is likely to be Android, so I'll have to remember to try it again at that point.
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You can have different icons for my next project, but you'll have to be an official playtester.
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@Jimbob wrote:
I fixed the bug where your man can jump, hit his head on a door frame, fall, and not get up!

This does sound genuinely funny though Laughing
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@OrangeRakoon wrote:
Ialmost at times a reversal of the standard adventure videogame collecting keys for doors (as you're trying to lock them up and leave rather than unlock and get through them).
This morning I LOLd at "Anti-Metroidvania"!

Then I realised you may have come up with the best idea for a game that there has been for a long long time.

Guys. Guys. How about a game where you play as the person who has to put all the weapons, tools and power-ups into a MetroidVania-esque landscape? So you start off with everything, and can easily traverse landscapes as you have the gear to essentially access the shortcuts that the game would give you. Then the challenge ramps up in the later (earlier) levels as you are gradually relieving yourself of the items.
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That sounds genuinely great

Do it!
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That sounds belting. The map would have to be tight and compact to prevent frustration but it could be absolute quality.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyMon 22 Feb 2021 - 16:12

I'd love to see you try it Jim. Only thing is, I don't know how you'd prevent people going everywhere from the start. Or maybe that's the goal? Then you'd need to make sure they can get to every remaining lock with every combination of remaining items...

...rather you than me! Shifty
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyMon 22 Feb 2021 - 16:58

Nah, if it's a small enough game, the trick would be that once you ditch some items, you can't get to the right place for others, so you need to figure out the right order.
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Aye that is a brilliant idea! Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam   I'm doing a Game in a Game Jam - Page 2 EmptyMon 22 Feb 2021 - 18:27

Ah, so the idea is that you replay it time and again to work out the best order? That could work. I'm guessing it would see you having to go back and pick up the items you dropped off when you realise you've got it wrong.
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Yeah, you guys have got it. You wouldn't replay it, it'd just be obvious that you can't get somewhere without an object you've deposited, so you can go and pick it up again. Plus a load of modern Metroidvanias have some plot device which heavily implies which way to go, so if someone wants to "sequence break" and snookers themselves, that's their problem. And actually designing it would be quite straight-forwards, you just create a regular Gear-Gate-y environment and make them do it backwards.
I'm properly considering abandoning my "quick" game idea to start on this...
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