Can you win a duel with knives?
You are challanged to a duel! Do you accept the challenge, like a worthy opponent, or run away like a coward?
Fight throwing knives, and show who the real master of knives!
Rules are simple:
I was definitely surprised by how oddly enjoyable this game was. The idea is basic and humorous, yet it still works pretty well mechanically. It would've been cool if you added some audio based elements to help focus on the humor aspect of it, such as some people in the background making random remarks after a knife is thrown.
Everything works as intended. The visuals are ok, despite the ah… loose style. I also like the sound effects, but there should be more of them, and lets not forget music either.
There are not enough variables to the actual act of throwing throwing knives. Repeatedly aiming and timing near identical throws is very easy. A changing wind direction, a changing target (for instance, the character uses a shield to block different parts of their body, or moves a bit), and/or a changing weapon (light, medium, heavy knives or other objects) would spice things up,
This idea is as old as bread, and was used in this jam too a few times. A duel is a duel though, even if very traditional. Everything works as intended.
Overall: Average (5.0)
Graphics: Above Average (6.0)
Audio: Above Average (6.0)
Gameplay: Average (5.0)
Originality: Below Average (4.0)
Theme: Above Average (6.0)
Wow this was way more fun that it had the right to be! The core mechanic was satisfying to discover, the animations and visual effects are pretty funny and landing a perfect shot right in the eye feels quite good.
It's a dumb idea (in a good way ;P) very well implemented and well balanced, for a very entertaining result. Even the art fits the game well, I only wish for more dumb sounds, maybe some music, and a higher resolution for the character art. Great job overall :)