Potion Shop Ultra HD Super XL

Style: First Person Potion Master
Team MAAF

You're are an up and coming alchemist in a futuristic cyberpunk world. You only dream to become one of those big corporate mega-billionaires and compete in this world of techno-magic.

Your goal, making potion out of your client recipe.
Be quick, your reputation is falling quickly.

Instructions:
WASD to move
Left click to interact
Space to jump

Have fun

Update: All major bugs were fixed (we had trouble with a single major resources that almost all the game was depending on it.), it was a great weekend and we learned so much with this experience. Thank you all and we'll have a pleasure to play and vote to all your games

Weird bugs for Authors, we're a team of 4 and after the last update it put me in the solo division… we're in fact a team

Voting results

Overall
11th
4.700
Graphics
8th
6.500
Audio
8th
4.500
Gameplay
12th
3.700
Originality
5th
5.900
Theme
3rd
7.200

This game entered in the Team competition (16 entries).

Comments (13)

yumaikas
7 months ago

Is this the final form of the game? The version I downloaded seems rather buggy, with text sometimes invisible, the dev log throwing a lot of NullReferenceExceptions, and a few other things.

Lokior
7 months ago

We're encountering some major building bugs. We're looking through it to see if we can easily fix it.

We'll get back to you asap

Lokior
7 months ago

Update: All major bugs were fixed (we had trouble with a single major resources that almost all the game was depending on it.), it was a great weekend and we learned so much with this experience. Thank you all and we'll have a pleasure to play and vote to all your games

HonestDan
7 months ago

Thank you for this experience. The idea is quite cool, and I did like feeling like I was running a shop and had to run about and try keep people happy! However, the dialog is far too slow. Maybe some guidance on crafting the right potion - someone asked for a blue potion and I put the blue stuff in a cauldron, but then it was failed potion still. Great gamejam effort regardless! Needs more rats. Did they nibble off the two finger I had missing?

Lokior
7 months ago

@HonestDan Text speed can be improved at the lab computer. Yes.. It is a feature haha we argued in the team about it and decided that the shopkeeper needed to spend yo understant the clients faster. Thank you for the comment!.

PS: the shopkeeper lost fingers story is for another future game hopefully ;)

Haoron
7 months ago

I didn`t get how to create a potion. Please add more instructions for a people like me :)

HuvaaKoodia
7 months ago

An ambitious project. Very nice graphics, music not so good. And then there are the issues. This'll get list heavy, strap in!

Design issues:

  • Cauldrons and ingredient are in a separate room. Increases the time walking, which is boring.
  • Carrying only one ingredient at a time. More walking, which is still boring.
  • Talking to people is super slow. Increases the time waiting, which is also boring.
  • Every recipe unlocked from the beginning. The first time I lost simply reading the list. It is that long.
  • Ingredients for some recipes are locked. So once I did find the recipe needed I could not brew the potion!
  • A huge influx of customers, thus reputation drops very fast.
  • Because everything is so slow to do due to waiting, reading and walking, there is no chance of serving your customers and saving your reputation.

Technical foibles:

  • An ingredient dropped into an ingredient cabinet cannot be picked up again.
  • An ingredient doesn't always go into the cauldron, it is dropped behind it and cannot be picked up any more.
  • Hands go though walls (should be rendered with a separate camera).
  • Click to go back to menu on the ending screen does not work.
  • Accepting a job shows the whole text, so there goes that feature.

Unfortunate, but you live and learn. Good luck for future projects.

O 3, G 8, A 3, G 1, O 3, T 8

JustDuclaux
7 months ago

@HuvaaKoodia :

Thank you for your comments, and thank you for trying our game :)
It is true that we had some technical issue and we had our share of issues that made playtesting a bit hard to do, we'll save more time to iron these kind of issues on the next game jam :)

Regarding what you call "Design Issues", they are conscious decisions that were made and this is the experience of shopkeeper we wanted to provide. It may not be to the taste of everyone and we accepted that when we made these. :)

I'll say this though. It is not well communicated, and I should have added an annendum in the how to, that when you accept a job it does give you the whole text but it makes you lose a lot more reputation if you fail.

fsegura
6 months ago

Loved the idea and modern setting, but as others are saying it's pretty hard when the reputation is falling so quickly and you have to walk a lot when making each potion. Nevertheless, given the time limit and ambition of the project I think you achieved a really good result.

DancingClownGames
6 months ago

Hi!
Great effort, only thing i didn't like was the scrolling speed of the text when the customers speaked.

Aurel300
6 months ago

Hi! We played your game with Danae on this twitch channel, and now the video is available on YouTube. Feel free to check it out :)

Danae plays: Potion Shop Ultra HD Super XL

Wan
6 months ago

A very promising game that is unfortunately still too buggy for me to be playable :( Not sure what I'm doing wrong each time, but at some point I can no longer grab items at all - I only managed once to have the game work long enough to cook a potion.

Too bad because the game idea is interesting, the cool touch UI to buy ingredients & upgrade the lab is awesome, and most of all the setting is full of character, with an art style reminding me of Jet Set Radio.

I'm sad I couldn't do much, sorry about that! To give some more constructive feedback though, how the game works (cooking potions especially) wasn't very clear at first, it took me a lot of trial and error to understand - the video by Aurel300 can probably be very valuable to see how a new player behaves while discovering the game for the first time.

Jupiter_Hadley
5 months ago

Nice graphics, interesting game. I included it in my Alakajam #1 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/fRBZG2NbaE8

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You're are an up and coming alchemist in a futurisc cyberpunk world. You only dream to become one of those big corporate mega-billionaires and compete in this world of techno-magic.

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Authors

Lokior
JustDuclaux
hellwarrior85
mimolton9

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