While messing around with my own games mechanics, I've tried to take some time to play other entries in this Alakajam. Many of the ones I got to play were either great, or had lots of potential with just a bit of polish.
I am so greatful for all the feedback that I have gotten for my own game, and I am implementing what I can to polish it up just a bit :).
I am a bit sad that some games are windows exclusive :(, and many of them look really cool to play! I run on a Mac, and try as I might, I can't get BootCamp or anything else to run windows properly. Old tech, ya see. I also have issues rendering 3D games. One of them actually crashed my computer.
Ah well, what can you do.
The soundtrack from Falling in Love is now available on Soundcloud!
This time I blame @voxel if this isn't allowed, but I'm pretty sure it is. :P
Super Potato Bruh is now on Steam! Those of you who bought it on itch.io can get a Steam key from the itch.io store page.
So far with 12 ratings not one person has submitted a score for my game!
Scores are in the form of time taken to complete the game. so does this mean no one has completed it?
Fall for someone is a platformer inspired by games like super meat boy. I deliberately increased the difficulty a little bit from how I usually make games to make this one a challenge but it's not THAT hard!
Frequent checkpoints and instant respawns mean you can just keep going and going!
Josh McLean did manage to complete it on his stream so I've seen at least one person do it.
Come on guys, show me your best! I wanna see some scores on that leaderboard before the jam is done!
I have rated a whole bunch of games, and here are my favorites:
These games are the best of the best, and they all deserve the highest praise. I suggest anyone who reads this should go play and rate them. Also, play mine, Falling Squares!
I feel like a teacher that has finally finished marking a classes exams, But in a good way.
I have downloaded 1.2GB of games and my Antivirus' ignore button has been getting a lot of love ;) It's been fun!
Having waded through all the Solo, Team and Unranked games and have quite enjoyed seeing the diverse approaches to the theme 'Falling'.
It even took me until hour 20 to come up with my own approach to the theme for my entry.
So anyway, I've figured I'd give a little run through of some of the little gems I found, that stood out for me as I went through.
**From Autnum to Winter - ** @remco
So there were a few games that took on the Falling Leaf idea. The one that really stood out for me was "From Autnum to Winter" (typo included) where you control the wind and its flow. Blowing the leaves and rain around and around. Not too easy for me. But it was relaxing and frustrating all rolled into one. It's an unranked game but worth a little play.
I loved the simplicity of this, a single ball lights up this shaft as you fall down into it. controlling only the angle of the platforms, bouncing and nudging the ball further down. I must admit, I never made it to the end. I will be returning to it for another go, that's for sure.
This is a very nice looking game. They were a little late getting the images posted but now its presented as good as the game is. The single colour level design reminds me of games like Super Hot. Its fun running and dashing around avoiding the red cubes. Just be quick as they might blow up your only way out.
If you haven't already get over there and drop them a rating.
**Falling In Love - ** @sebastianscaini, @Flatterp, @birdpun
There were a few 'Love' themed games here too, who'd of thought you were all so lovey-dovey around here, it's not even February ;)
My favourite was "Falling In Love". Try as I might I can't seem to win this thing. replying to the conversation, trying to avoid the crystal rocks with this tongue-tied pair was pushing my multitasking ability. I guess its just never meant to be.
**Boostone Tomb! - ** @tsjost
Based on Tim Beaudet's Halloween Game "Tombstone Boo" and smashed out in literally the final hour of the jam. Its a little addictive in the classic kind of dodge'em game way. I wonder if it would have been any better if he had the other 47 hours.
So that's enough from me, please note this is by no means the best of the best, just a few I wanted to hilight.
If you haven't already get out there and check out the games, Not just these but all the submissions.
comment a link to your game page and I will play your web game!
oh and also, you can play my game here: https://alakajam.com/4th-alakajam/449/bird-jumper/ (I need 2 more ratings!)