I vote for...You Monster by Klassic
Fun, original, variant gameplay, good use of theme. So far definitely the best! Having two major gameplay modes kept me playing for longer. It's addictive, too--trying to build up a large army of followers for that oh-so-satisfying moment when you turn around and MUNCH some people meat! Too harsh a penalty for getting caught, however. The graphics and sound do a good job telling you what' what. The text results when you try to persuade somebody were a very nice touch. "Get away from me, you pycho!" Ha, he doesn't know the half of it.
I vote this game for first place because it is the most fun to play, and keeps you playing for the longest time, of all the games in this jam that I've played. It's also pretty unique.
False by Jonathan Pzone and KodyT
Nice! Good use of the theme, unique gameplay, and even a memorable mollusk character! Graphics are pretty good too. I got stuck as soon as the game said I should be able to handle myself (lol) but I still enjoyed it. More, please! 5/5. I vote this game for second place because it is unique and fun, and makes good use of the theme.Save Us! by Khornel
VERY nice! Really, really creepy. Creepy music, creepy fog, creepy shredders and their traces. The meechanic of roping in sheep is pretty funny (if not quite glitch-free.) It's amazing that he made a 3D game this polished, this quickly. I quite enjoyed playing it--at least until it asked me to catch 20 sheep when the 40 sheep were dissappearing at like 1.5 per second.
I'm guessing that the facade in this game is that those white people-fluffies turn out to be civilized shredders, and you're really capturing the sheep for them to eat. Am I right, Khornel?
This game is my vote for third place because while I liked it, and was highly impressed by how much effort he put into it, the gameplay becomes frusturating, and the rope and hero/obstacle interactions are a bit rough. It stands out over the rest of the games, though. And it is definitely the most atmospheric entry.
Nothing_will_ever_hurt_you by DXsmiley
Tells a very interesting story! I really like the element of having the walls move and having the shadows as black and solid-looking as the walls. I vote this one for fourth place because of the interesting way it tells a story! 5/5
5/5An Inconvenient Facade by RetardedLemon
BEST USE OF THEME
I like this one. Seeing the grim chamber with stone walls and spinning saw wheels, and then having it turn into polished white platforms and everything looking like smiley faces...
Definitely the best integration of the theme into the gameplay, in my opinion.
The sound effects are pretty impressive for a jam game.
The level where strawberries and monsters are running around on the same platform completely spoils the game though. I tried that one ten times and quit when it said 'game over'.
The following are reviews NOT votes:
UPDATEDWater, water, water by orange08: The game about trying to find water in the desert
4/5. I like the multiple endings; especially where you give up hope 1 inch from sucess.
The controls are good, and the game is not at all frusturating.
Ictoat by Snailman:
very similar to Water water, but with much better use of the theme. Also multiple endings; longer and has some challenge. 4.5/5.
Disillusion by TrueValhalla
Nice graphics. Gameplay is pretty familiar.
The giant spider scared me! 3/5.
Hop over or duck under obstacles as you run through the level and collect coins. Fun, but it wears off pretty quickly. Too easy to die. Nice shilloutte graphics. 3/5
Don't Judge A Building By It's Facade by Irfanfox
Pretty unique! Not what I was expecting. I like being suprised when I play a game. Difficulty and length of the game are tweaked well. 3/5.
Break the Facade: by Ziggler1
Nice polish, but it's broken. 2/5
FIXIT by ThatSnail
Second most polished....There are an amazing number of levels; and the layer-switching thing where you can see the other layers at 3D angles must've been tricky. And the story is quite interesting. And it has sound effects!
I like it...EXCEPT for the part where the game consistently breaks! I can hear the hero moving, but my screen is just a sheet of turqoiuse! But still, I like it up until it breaks. 3/5
The idea is good; the execution is not so much.
What You See by TrickPixel Games
Another illusionary platformer. Done nicely, though. However, you get stuck very easily. And I mean restart-the-game stuck. But lots of content for a jam game! 3/5
Mystery Men by Red October
Quite unique compared to the other entries. Fun to play, no bugs. Only good for a small amount of fun though. Good use of theme. 4/5
Fake Date by ShinyJiggly
Funny little story game. The plot is pretty entertaining. 4/5
Boximus by Harrk
On the plus side, the graphics are nice, and also easy to read. The intro story is pretty interesting.
BUT: Enemies suck; they make the player feel that the game is unfair when he's killed by one over and over again! They made me give up the game. 2/5
SpyBot by TheM
Too hardcore; doesn't fit the theme. Interesting idea though. I liked the shillouttes of things going on behind the windows. 2/5
Getting chased by, distracting, running from, and getting eaten by the monsters...not in the job description! Kind of frusturating when you don't get to do anything but flee monsters (and distract them with the globes) though. I was expecting to find a weapon, or get those bloody monsters to eat the other people. I do like how the map is randomly generated though! 2/5.
Wanted: Dog not alive by jakobs98
Funny idea for a game! Good clues, too (whiskerless, doggy tongue,ect.). One-miss-game-over penalty is a bit too Atari-esque; especially since sometimes it's rather hard to spot the dog. 3.6/5
I Love My Wife by blopit
Cool gameplay idea. There is, however, a bug. If you try to save the game it crashes. Since it's a pretty twitchy business to survive, I gave up rather quickly. I did like the spinning wheel platform--must've been tricky to hook up. 2/5
MoltenLead_Jam5Entry by CaptainApril
Nice game! However, I don't think the theme really fits in. 4/5
Moonlight Sonota by Docopoper
For everyone else who read my post: There actually is a game, but I didn't extract the levels properly. I'll try it again.
Got stuck within 2 minutes. Found a bug within 5 minutes. No comment.
Vaporized my inventory with a bug that happened consistently. No comment.
Was unable to figure out the controls--they were not what I was told in the
Bubble Jam Version
Very nice music; like the way they did the menu. Gameplay is best described as 'unrewarding', however. 3/5
Not bad! Like the music; gameplay isn't too frusturating and is compelling. Good graphics. I don't see where the them comes in though. 2/5
Nice variety of gameplay! Nice menu graphics; new message box graphics a nice touch. Waiting isn't that fun, but building structures is. Impressive content for a jam game. 4/5
Controls suck; penalty for dying is too harsh. Try making the hero move slower and slow down faster. 1/5
Squirrel Launch by 0 RekNep 0
Weeird! Fending off alien squirrels by capturing them and shooting them into space is a pretty cool idea. I really liked the alien voices. The graphics were also quite good for a jam game.
However, the GUI needs some reworking. You should be able to just gran squirrels, instead of constantly switching to the hand tool (wasting precious seconds while they mind-beam your cannon to death). You should also be able to drop squirrels into the barrel of the cannon. And the tutorial quits my game when it ends.
If you added more features and cleaned up the GUI, it'd be really fun!
Seeds and Weapons
Interesting idea! However,every time I tried to save I got a Game Maker error message. But there's a lot of levels to it, and the idea is interesting. Needs to be developed more.
Way too Atari-esque in it's one-hit-you-die. Other than that, fun simple and addictive. Could have bonuses spawn more often. 3/5
Money Running Out
Great idea for a puzzle game! Unfortunately, I couldn't get past either of the two laser barriers (yes, I picked up the 1st item). I think it's a bit harsh to reset the entire game if one coin brushes a laser, too. 3/5
Neither Hallucinogun or Dawn of Nightmares would work. Or Duality. Or Gaming_404.
Phew! I can't beleive I played so many jam games in the last 2 days!
Edited by SkullSoft, 01 February 2012 - 11:22 PM.