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Alice

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The voting begins!

Since there are whooping 81 entries total, the voting will last lasted for over 17 days until
Thursday, 18th August, 23:59 UTC

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You must make a single post with your votes, which might include the games ranking and optional awards for best games in specific categories. When you name a ranked / awarded entry, please use both the game name and the authors, as just a title or author isn't sometimes enough to tell which entry you mean. Preferably, just use the directory name from the game ZIP, as it identifies the game correctly.

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Aside from top 3, you can vote for:
  • Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD
  • Best Concept
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  • Best Story
  • Best Devlog
You can vote for best reviewer, too, but that won't be counted.

Also, you can rank as many other entries as you like, all the way to the very last entry. In fact, the more entries you rank, the stronger support you will give to the top 3 (thanks to the voting system used). However, ties are not allowed, and entries from the first tie onwards aren't included when counting the votes.

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You might post your comments here, or, if you tend to write long and detailed feedback, make a document elsewhere and link to it here.
Providing feedback to each ranked entry is not mandatory, but generally people appreciate that.

How results are decided?
(the information here is not necessary for voting; it's mostly for people who want to understand how votes are calculated to produce the final results)

When it comes to the games ranking, the voting system used is normalised 1/(rank + 1), explained in more depth here:
Generally, in this system for each ranking the entry appears in, it gets a score of 1/(rank + 1), and for each ranking it doesn't appear in, it gets a score of 1/(last_rank + 2), as if it was ranked just after the last entry (normalisation).

Thanks to the normalisation step, if someone plays only a handful of games and ranks each of them, the other entries aren't harmed that much by not being played. In particular, this prevents a situation when a poor entry gets a significant boost because it has been ranked last among 10 played entries or so (it gets a measly score of 1/11 - 1/12 compared to others, instead of 1/11).

So, if someone ranks 3 entries, the effective score the top entries get compared to the unranked entries is:
1st place - 1/2 - 1/5
2nd place - 1/3 - 1/5
3rd place - 1/4 - 1/5

And if someone ranks 10 entries instead, the effective score becomes:
1st place - 1/2 - 1/12
2nd place - 1/3 - 1/12
3rd place - 1/4 - 1/12
...
10th place - 1/11 - 1/12

Therefore, the more entries you rank, the stronger support you give to your favourite entries!

After processing all rankings, the entries are sorted by their scores from specific votes, summed up.

When it comes to best-of awards, the winners must have gathered the most votes in their respective category. If multiple entries have the most votes, the Jam host may choose one or more entries among them to win the award. This is to avoid situations when e.g. 5 entries tie for 2 votes for the best devlog, and they all win; at the same time, it's still the community that decides which entries get the most votes.

The best reviewer is chosen arbitrarily by the Jam host, but the community opinion may be taken into account (just not in a "systematic" way).

Let's get voting!
 
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ghandpivot

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GHANDPIVOT'S VIDEO REVIEWS

Here's the playlist


All the games are done!


Since I'm doing these live, there is no filtering of my first impressions, if I feel something is off you'll sadly have to hear that straight out. Take it as a man/woman/other or send me an angry PM and we'll work things out. Also feel free to do just that if I've missed something major, I'm scurrying through the games a bit since there are 81(!) of them.

All games are done! See my video reviews for my thoughts on all my favorite games below! I only cast my votes on these 15 games as they stood out from the rest.

TOP 15:

1. Everything's gone to hell - TehPilot
2. The Dark within - aamatniekss
3. Final Shelter - TheM

4. Scared to death - lxlegraw
5. When they come 2 - trg601
6. Rest in peace - Blake
7. Last Stand - Jett
8. Fall Harvest Season - BlessHayGaming
9. The aftermath - Tselmek, zminusone
10. Lonely - Johnwo
11. Desert Lands - Nallebeorn
12. Devil's Mansion - Joh
13. Jumpship Cyrus - Brenbruyn, harukiya
14. Troubles of Post-mortal Times - Alice, Mercerenies
15. Four Vs the world, NAL


16-80: Rest of the games
 
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The M

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Top 3:

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Rest in Peace by Blake



Best ofs:
Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Lonely by johnwo
Best Concept: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
Best Devlog: WRLCK


Full ranking:


    • The Dark Within by aamatniekss
    • Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
    • Rest in Peace by Blake
    • Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
    • The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
    • Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
    • The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
    • Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
    • Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
    • Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
    • ghost town by porcupinester
    • Grave Trigger by Dark
    • GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
    • Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
    • Lonely by johnwo
    • antideath by Yokcos
    • Last Stand by Jett
    • Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
    • Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
    • Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
    • Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
    • Dance With Death by nvrogers
    • Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox
    • The Swarm by Fel666
    • The Major Forces by Lizzard
    • Clone Runners by Cameron
    • Half Hearted by DocNogloff
    • Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
    • HackMan by AT, SA
    • When They Come 2 by trg601
    • My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
    • Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
    • One Last Bite by NightOwl35
    • The Winchester by clemonades
    • EiD by Nocturne
    • Four Versus the World by NAL
    • Silent Road by JackOatley
    • The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
    • Bone Crusher by chance
    • Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
    • Game Engine Test by Misty
    • Everyone is Dead by Aviox
    • The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
    • Dead Zone by Carnivius
    • Soulgrab by RekNepZ
    • Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
    • Phantomatics by Otyugra
    • A long time after by poncle
    • Devil's Mansion by Joh
    • Spooky Jam by kepons
    • Everyone Is Dead by dadio
    • Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
    • Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
    • Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
    • Monty goes to town by Spliffium
    • Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
    • Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
    • Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
    • KATT by KaShuen
    • The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
    • Dearelict by Yal
    • My My My Charona by Electros
    • Love is Life by rui.rosario
    • Regret by Miner7365
    • Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
    • A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
    • Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
    • Nothing But Static by zircher
    • Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
    • Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
    • Broken World by Zerb Games
    • Ask Death by Detective Pixel
    • Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
    • Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
    • Territory Earth by Wraithious
    • They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
    • Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
    • DEADZONE by Cat, var
    • Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
    • EvoBio by felixpf

Reviews
Link to google docs sheet.
 
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CoderJoe

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CoderJoe's Reviews
I tried to be honest but constructive. It was super hard to come up with a full ranking because some games are better than others is certain ways but worse in other ways. Good work to all those who participated as making a game in 3 days is not an easy task. Anyways here is my review:

Top 3:

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Very fun game! like the special graphics effects and the sound effects!

antideath by Yokcos
Awesome game! One of the most fun! Really unique concept! Difficulty is really hard though. Otherwise great work!

Rest in Peace by Blake
Very creative! Greate graphics as well, good work!

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: antideath by Yokcos
Best Concept: EiD by Nocturne
Best Presentation: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Story: Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. antideath by Yokcos
  3. Rest in Peace by Blake
  4. EiD by Nocturne
  5. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  6. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  7. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  8. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  9. Last Stand by Jett
  10. Four Versus the World by NAL
  11. Grave Trigger by Dark
  12. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  13. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  14. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  15. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  16. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  17. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  18. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  19. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  20. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  21. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  22. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  23. HackMan by AT, SA
  24. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  25. Final Shelter by The M
  26. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  27. Dearelict by Yal
  28. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  29. ghost town by porcupinester
  30. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  31. The Winchester by clemonades
  32. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  33. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  34. My My My Charona by Electros
  35. Silent Road by JackOatley
  36. Spooky Jam by kepons
  37. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  38. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  39. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  40. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  41. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  42. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  43. The Swarm by Fel666
  44. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  45. Bone Crusher by chance
  46. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  47. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  48. Nothing But Static by zircher
  49. Lonely by johnwo
  50. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  51. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  52. When They Come 2 by trg601
  53. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  54. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  55. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  56. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  57. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  58. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  59. Game Engine Test by Misty
  60. Clone Runners by Cameron
  61. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  62. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  63. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  64. Regret by Miner7365
  65. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  66. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  67. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  68. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  69. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  70. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  71. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  72. KATT by KaShuen
  73. A long time after by poncle
  74. Broken World by Zerb Games
  75. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  76. EvoBio by felixpf
  77. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  78. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  79. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Neat game! I like the concept a lot!

A long time after by poncle

Cool idea

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Fun game! Like Undertale. I felt guilty killing the ghost at the end. Good game. (I did get an error at the end though and the game crashed).

antideath by Yokcos

Awesome game! One of the most fun! Really unique concept! Difficulty is really hard though. Otherwise great work!

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Intereting idea

Bone Crusher by chance

Interesting concept. Kinda boring for me though. I do like the physics and the screen shake effects though!

Broken World by Zerb Games

No idea whats going on. Im turning into a ghost and bullets are flying everywhere. Seems like an interesting idea but need some work.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

Fun game! I would have liked it to move faster though. Also for some nicer effects you can use the code "depth = -y;" to have objects apear based on thier y order. Nice job!

Clone Runners by Cameron

Fun game! I like the way it leaves you body where you died!

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Interesting game! Good work!

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Nice job! Good concept and graphics!

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Good graphics and cool concept. However I found it hard to avoid enemies. It would be nice if thier was some sort of indication when they were going to fire. Also I feel like the enemies were placed to close to the entraces. Nice work though.

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

Nice job! Good graphics, sound, and story! I just wish it was longer. Also it took me a while to figure out how to turn into ghost mode. Good work!

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Couldn't really play do to extreme lag. Looks really interesting though.

Dearelict by Yal

Nice 3d game. Super easy to get lost.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

Fun game! A little like a murder mystery turned around. Cool concept!

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

Looks really cool!. However soom rooms (like most that I played) were super laggy. Made it hard to play and eventually I just quit.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

Very interesting! I little hard to understand at first but cool game!

EiD by Nocturne

Great job! One of the most polished games graphically! Would have liked some sound though. I really want to know how you did that seemless screen wrap!

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Good job!

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Interesting concept. I think this game has some potential. Good work!

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Very fun game! like the special graphics effects and the sound effects!

EvoBio by felixpf

No idea what I'm supposed to do. Looks interesting though.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Well designed! Had music, sound, decent graphics, and a good concept! Good job!

Final Shelter by The M

Fun game! I bit intensive for my computer. Nice graphics and lighting.

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

Cool game. Controls aren't set up ideally as it is hard to jump and shoot.

Four Versus the World by NAL

Fun game! Liked the graphics style.

Game Engine Test by Misty

Ok game. Its in 3d so props for that. However controls were "floaty" and the player slid around a lot. The aiming was also constantly slowly moving upwards even if I wasn't moving the mouse. Graphics were poor but the 3d models were okay.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Cool game, like a ghost version of Diner Dash. Good work!

ghost town by porcupinester

Feels like Undertale. Good game but I got stuck.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Fun game! Who doesn't like to set stuff on fire.

Grave Trigger by Dark

Good work! I really liked this game. Good music, graphics, concept. Mouse sensetivity was really low though.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Cool concept! I like the way the plants move!

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Nice job! Amazing graphics and cool concept. Good work! I hope to see you finish this game!

HackMan by AT, SA

No way! I had an idea very close to this! I'm still gonna make mine (inspired now). I little challenging but fun and interesting!

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Great game! I like the concept. Fun too! Good work!

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

Great game! I really like the concept. The graphics are cool too! I like the perspective of the game. Nice!

KATT by KaShuen

Good concept! I like the pixel art cats!

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Nice game! Good graphics! I had fun.

Last Stand by Jett

Love the graphics and the concept. Different but cool! One thing: it was hard to remember which key made each guy attack. Maybe some color on the words that tell which key or maybe a letter above the character's head would help. Nice job!

Lonely by johnwo

Cool concept! Good job!

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

Great graphics! Nice work!

Love is Life by rui.rosario

Good idea just a little slow.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Ok game. Nice take on the classic snake game!

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Cool game! Great graphics and music. I like the effects when the enemies die. I feel thike the last weapon took too long to charge though. Great game none the less!

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

I liked this one! There is just something fun about causing mass destruction and eating villagers! I finished in about 2:30. Good work!

My My My Charona by Electros

Cool concept! Some sound would be nice however. Good game with pontential!

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

Nice job! Really liked this one. Great art! I feel like you shoot to slowly though. Enemies kept overwhelming me.

Nothing But Static by zircher

Cool idea! It would be a little more interesting if there were, say, some special waves of enemies or some powerups. I didn't feel like any weapon was better than any other. Good job though!

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

Random game. But I played through so it was interesting enough!

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Good game! Fun graphics and music. Fun to play. Good job!

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Interesting game

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Gross but cool. Some sounds were a little "clicky" and sounded wierd with headphones. I like the different enemies. Good game!

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Had trouble jumping up some areas. Character slides around a little making some things hard.

Regret by Miner7365

Good concept. Not too bad.

Rest in Peace by Blake

Very creative! Greate graphics as well, good work!

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

Good game with great graphics! However I found it kinda boring waiting for enemies to turn around so I could hit them. I feel like it took to many hits to kill them as well.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Cool graphics!

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Fun game! Good graphics. I feel like the collisions are off a bit though.

Silent Road by JackOatley

Cool idea! A little bit boring though. I like the graphics! Good job!

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Got an error so I couldn't play. (Didn't rate)

Spooky Jam by kepons

Fun! I kept playing even though it sounded terrible. I think there is some potential here. I also really liked the skeleton band! (I had a zombie band in my game) Good work!

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Interesting concept. Great graphics!

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Fun game. Finished it pretty quick. Good story but I don't see how it fits the theme. Good graphics.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Cool concept, very different! I liked this game. Good job!

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Good game! A little slow for me, but I like the classic graphics!

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

Neat platformer. Different but cool.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Good work! I think this would make a great mobile app with some polishing (like tap one side for up and the other for down).

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Fun game! I think there is a glitch where the bullets get destroyed when they touch the walls. Lots of mummies made it hard to win. Good game though.

The Swarm by Fel666

Very unique idea. Good job.

The Winchester by clemonades

Nice pixel-art! Fun game! Good presentation.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Interesting idea. Not the most exciting though.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Nice work. Interesting game!

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

Good game. Reminds me of the old Rally Racer arcade game a bit. A little slow though.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Nice game! Lots of puzzels and easily one of the games that provideds the most amount of play time. I would polish this and make it a moblie game!

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Good concept but time goes way to fast.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

Nice game! The walking distances were a little long and kinda made the game feel slow sometimes, othewise nice job!

When They Come 2 by trg601

Fun game. I feel like the player moved to slow and the energy/acid bars took to long to fill up.
 
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Otyugra

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Otyugra's Votes and Feedback
(I only played 15 games, and only mentioned games I had played. For example, the best of section is only based on devblogs and the 15 games played.)
First place
Antideath - Yockos
The concept was fresh and very well executed! My only complaint is that it failed to do something to hold my attention (beyond introducing new dead types); no motivations were provided so I lost invested in the protagonist's repetitve objective.
Second place
GMCity Carnage - Snail Man
Has Snail Man ever made a bad jam game before? While the graphics were nothing special, the theme of four selectable mods and the wacky badass death powers combined to form replay value, thanks to the multiple upgrading paths one can choose from and still enjoy each time. The beginning scene of the game was great.
Third place
The Equation of Life - Ghandpivot
If you want to know why this got 3rd, read my feedback below. The game is well rounded and half polished. It'd probably work better as a mobile game though.
(I'm not sure yet)

Best Use of Theme: Antideath, by Yockos
Best Concept: Lonely Drone, by GameDevDan
Best Presentation: GMCity Carnage, by Snail Man
Best Story: Welcome to Purgatory, by Sirham
Best Devlog: WRLCK's devlog

Full ranking: (15 random games ranked)
01) Antideath - Yockos
02) GMCity Carnage - Snail Man
03) The Equation of Life - Ghandpivot
04) Ghost Town - porcupinester
05) Everything's Gone to Hell - TehPilot
06) Territory Earth - Wraithious
07) Lonely Drone - GameDevDan
08) Noalle's Ark - shadowspear1
09) Forgive me for Living - Lonewolff
10) Nothing Ventured - NeoTalon
11) Welcome to Purgatory - Sirham
12) Bone Crusher - chance (nearly tied with the game above)
13) Spooky Jam - kepons
14) Broken World - Zerb Games
15) Everybody is Dead - iTzCallumUK

Entry Feedback:
(So far, 3 games have been talked about)
I should start by making sure everyone knows that my feedback isn't going to be as long or as serious as the reviews you could expect normally from the GMC Rad Reviewers. There are simply too many games for me to go through for it to be wise to stop and write a page on each. I plan to give feedback on the first five random games and to rank as many games as I can after I do that because of my lack of time that I can dedicate to this.

Broken World - by Zerb Games
{{ Your game was too tall to fit my monitor, but I was able to play it anyway. That's awful design. }}
__I can't tell if this game is a religious experience or a videogame train wreck, but man o man, what a baffling time I had playing this. Aside from the basic idea of shoot people from over-head and swamp guns, literally nothing was comprehensible and everything was madness. One moment you are tip-toeing your way to the enemy, guns blazing, the next moment you are dead and flail all over the room like a leaf blown by a coin pulled by a super magnet. Even after two minutes of playing, I still didn't understand what on earth was going on, and I was still hitting myself with my own bullets more than I was killing anything.
__I have so many questions; What are points? Why am I being swarmed by so many identical people with guns? Why do I keep becoming a red phantom every few seconds? Why can't I control my own movement without it breading nonsense? Why are the bullets able to ricochet infinitely?
__This game is good for the laughter that comes out of the absurdity, and the game is playable with an acceptable difficulty, but the repetitive gameplay and confusion lead to me quitting after 5 minutes. The overly-loud song that plays doesn't quite capture the danger you are in, but it changes and hints at the change from alive to dead which is a really neat feature! The graphics are bland and are in great need of variety, but look okay. There is no story beyond the action of clones shooting at you.
__All and all, it has a gameplay-first attitude (which is very different from my game's presentation-first attitude) that I can deeply appreciate, but the lack of quality and lack of variety over powers my opinion. By the way, I really don't appreciate you making the game window taller than my monitor.

Nothing Ventured - by NeoTalon
__I would describe this more as a movie than a game, but as a movie, it was alright. You literally just hold down the walk button 90% of the time and watch. This is a barren exploration game, like many before it, and these types of games can be a blessing to play, or a waste of time, depending on the execution.
__The graphics where understandable and had an DIY indie-esque charm but were overall bad in the inconsistencies and barren tiles. The music was a clear highlight and the sound effects were okay, but it was all a wee bit loud. Humor can be found in the intentionally surreal events but the game did not understay it's welcome despite it's short length.
__The game needed more interaction, though I will excuse the extreme repetition because of how it relates to the quiet narrative being told.

Equation of Life - by Ghandpivot
__I wasn't expecting to have as much fun as I did from this game. It has a (seemingly) fresh concept, fairly good graphics that felt consistent in a style, a full soundtrack, an intentionally dumb story, and enough mechanics to make it well realized. Funny enough, my two biggest gripes come from the window size fitting my window height perfectly (causing me to need to move my toolbar which messed up the icon placement on my computer), and the story is bad in a few ways. The gameplay itself, while imperfect, was genuinely fun and didn't get old as quick as you might expect thanks to some well timed variety segments and change of scenery (which Tomodachi Life would agree is always nice).
__This feels great as a jam game to play for 15 minutes, but ends there. I believe if this game has more complexity added to it, it could be something special. Likewise, it is in need of tweaking. While the game is fun and good enough, by giving the player a little more time between attacks, or better yet, the option of difficulty, then the game would have more replay value and be kinder to people of different reflexes. I personally felt like the game doesn't punish the player enough for going over the number requested, and a longer amount of time would go good with making the enemies attack harder so that the score dropping is the exchange for less brutal time limits. Likewise, I've never liked highscores that increase by 10 when they could just as easily increased by 1. People like seeing bigger numbers as a reward, but big numbers lose their value when all numbers are that large, and in that situations there no longer is a reason to make the number so high.
__I mentioned problems with the story a moment ago. The plot is surreal in a warm and innocent way, which I loved, but defied logic in some extremely aggravating ways. You can't have a mathematician try to solve the equation of life (though the punchline was good) because anyone can tell you that's complete nonsense. You literally made s*** up as you went along (with method to the madness) and I think some adjusting would keep the humor but have the plot make a lot more sense. What if he was haunted by math because he stood by his chalkboard 24/7? The game could be a nightmare of his. Speaking of nightmares, your game did a poor job of following the theme. Rather than have dead bodies, ghosts, or the undead, you mainly had a random nonsensical group of foe (with not bad design).
__All and all, it was a great game that had a few problems weighing it down.

The feedback and votes are not representational of the GMC Rad Reviewers as a whole, though the GMCRR sponsors this jam and is happy to contribute votes and feedback.
 
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Bless Hay Reviews!
Okay, didn't find the time to play as many as I wanted to play, but here we go:​

Top 3:
Devil's Mansion by Joh
While both the graphics and audio were pretty basic (luckily you could turn off the music when it became too repetitive, which it did fast), this game's gameplay was really fun and different, and I liked it very much. To me it was a very fresh, new game (though granted, I do not play a lot of games in that genre - maybe I should?), and I see lots of potential in it - but it was also already fun as-is. These things are what makes this game number one.

Lonely by johnwo
Okay, don't know how I ended up with negative irresolution in a run but.. Anyway, I liked the game, I liked the concept. And I have a question: (I assume the answer is "yes") does all the runs end up in either an endless loop or suicide? I like when there is a deeper meaning in a game, and that take on the theme lands this as number two.

Dance With Death by nvrogers
Honestly, I just loved the use of the theme in this game. Loved that it wasn't grim, and loved how it was presented. Número tres right here.

Best ofs:
Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Lonely by johnwo
Best Concept: Devil's Mansion by Joh
Best Presentation: Dance With Death by nvrogers
Best Story: The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Best Devlog: Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Full ranking:
  1. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  2. Lonely by johnwo
  3. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  4. Final Shelter by The M
  5. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  6. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  7. Last Stand by Jett
  8. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  9. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  10. My My My Charona by Electros
  11. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  12. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  13. antideath by Yokcos
  14. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  15. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  16. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  17. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  18. Regret by Miner7365
  19. Bone Crusher by chance
  20. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  21. Everyone Is Dead by dadio
  22. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Comments:
antideath by Yokcos
There seems to be a lot of glitches happening. Though I liked the idea and mechanics.

Bone Crusher by chance
Pretty fine base for a game, but it needed some challenge to it to become more game-like. The audio needed some work as well.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
I had a hard time liking this one. It all felt pretty random, and I didn't really feel like I was playing a game. The drawings was nice enough though.

Dead Zone by Carnivius
Very well looking and coherent. Really liked it.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox
I liked this survival game. The options in it was of course limited, but it was still fun to play around with.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio
Well.. While I appreciate the joke and all (and I did chuckle), this wasn't really much of a game.

Final Shelter by The M
Lovely survival game. Really well done with some nice details (like showing status on off-screen turrets). Surely the future of the Pokemon GO era.

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
Haha loved the premise of this game. And you didn't even have to do well to get more than enough friends.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
Overall a pretty fine game. I quite liked the graphical style, and even though there where only a few levels, the game showcased the intentions well and had a fine learning curve. I could easily see the game be extended to a full adventure. I was, however, really missing some audio, and the grid-based movement felt a little clunky to me, even though I could easily see the reasoning behend the design decision.

Last Stand by Jett
So, really simple game, but also really cool, fun and unique. Haven't quite tried anything like it. Good job!

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
I really liked this one. Missed some sfx but overall it was a very polished package!

My My My Charona by Electros
The game was lacking a way to see your score in-game, some sort of progression, and audio. That being said I liked this frogger-esque game.

One Last Bite by NightOwl35
Fun, little game. Liked the visuals and the music. Couldn't really tell any difference on the two attacks, they seemed to do the same thing. Good job.

Regret by Miner7365
I had a hard time enjoying this game. The controls were clunky, you got stuck in walls, and it was hard to tell things apart. For a better rating either the game should simply have been more polished, but having a deeper story would also have added a good bit. The "reveal" in the end wasn't really shocking or something with huge reflection-value to me.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
Tossed right into it with no instructions. Not a good start. The game was easy, except for the enemies lagging through the walls all the time and the fact that you had to shoot slightly above the enemies to hit them. That being said I liked the art style and the premise of the game. Not much story was told, but the human-in-glass gave what we needed.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Well, game glitched out after filing three papers. Still, very much liked the concept. It was pretty chill work to do, and honestly I quite enjoyed the humor of it. (on second try it didn't glitch out, and I quite liked the ending too)

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
I liked the concept of the game very much, but I found it hard to enjoy play too much, mainly because it was more random lines through the numbers than actually calculating. But cool concept, could easily become a great smartphone game :D

The Major Forces by Lizzard
Pretty simple game, and it does what it set out to do. Easy to get into and gets harder and harder as it should. I liked the graphical style, but some of the SFX quickly became annoying to listen to (the screeching, oh the screeching!).

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
Quite simple. Works fine. The sfx annoyed my ears slightly, but all in all pretty ok.
 
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Reviews

Top 3:

1. Ghost Town
I can't stress enough how amazed i was that someone could do this much in 72 hours,

2. Afterstory
I also really liked afterstory, it did take a little bit much from undertale and was somewhat buggy, with the whole end game breaking bug...... but i still really liked what was there.

3.(TBD)
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Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Lonely by johnwo
Best Concept: Afterstory by David Chen
Best Presentation: ghost town by porcupinester
Best Story: Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:


Comments:

Afterstory by David Chen

I really liked it, the story, concept and presentation were great, there was a bug in the book and the end..... so i could finish the game but great nevertheless.

Clone Runners by Cameron

I really liked the mechanic where you switch colored based on what killed you, and i like how it was presented, i think the music fit the game well, and that you figured out the mechanics by playing the game. It doesn't really fit the theme well... but in all honesty, i could see you making this mechanic into a somewhat decent game.

ghost town by porcupinester

All i can say to that is wow..... sheesh you made alot of things in a short amount of time.... all i can say is GG.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

I wasn't really a fan of this, it got really hard on level 2.... like, stupideously hard, it wasn't great, it did fit the theme well, and i liked the comedy, and the concept but in my opinion, you should have made the graveyard times longer.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

I liked it, the mechanics were clear, and the zombies were decent, not too easy or too hard, so yeah, great job,

Lonely by johnwo

I really liked the concept, and how it was presented in the way that you had to ask questions to the person to try to convince him not to shoot himself, although there was a bug in fullscreen where the text went off the screen a bit... like the last few letters. but anyways, great concept and use of everyone is dead.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

I mean.... Considering it's just snake where you kill people, i'm just not a big fan... no offence.

My My My Charona by Electros

I mean, i'm fine with the idea... but i really just don't get why there is someone rowboating people over to the other side of the right to go to hell.....

Nothing But Static by zircher

I think you did a decent job, but the concept is a bit overdone.... and it just kinda starts off the bat not really having much time to prepare... so yeah, decent game.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Uh... the game broke when i opened it up so.....
I can't really rate it..... just because i can't really play it, i'm going to just rate the things all down.... sorry.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

I really liked how it played, and how there were things like the pill and the red stuff pointing towards the cause of all of that, anyways, that was great.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

I liked the mechanics of the game, however, the ending of the game.... was just kinda there, i wasn't sure if the game was over or not, and it does somewhat fit the theme, so yeah, nice concept and presentation but i don't think it fit the theme really well.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

I mean... I glitched through a bunch of boxes... the slime hitbox was really big.... so anyways, yeah....

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

I really liked the use of the theme and the story... the gameplay could have used some work, and the slow movement speed was really bugging me, so yeah, nice game.

I'm going to update this more later when i get around to playing more of them, i got throught 12 so far.
 
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Misu

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I am Misu! I review games! I will make your life a living hell...

FOOLS! There are no winners!​

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Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD
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Best Concept
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Best Presentation
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Best Story
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Best Devlog
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Best WTF entry
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All Ranks...
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REVIEWS!!! [100000000000/100000000000]
Grave Trigger by Dark

Broken World by Zerb Games

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice and Mercerenies

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, and Adam Twite

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

EvoBio by felixpf

Everyone Is Dead by Dadio

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Last Hope by HayManMarc and zminusone

Spooky Jam by kepons

My My My Charona by Electros

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura and Rusty

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie and Murzy

A long time by poncle

Love is life by rui.rosario

Regret by Miner7365

DEADZONE by Cat and var

Territory Earth by Wraithious

antideath by Yokcos

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

Alone by CoderJoe

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Scared to Death by lxlegraw

ghost town by porcupinester

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz and Mortalo

Game Engine Test by Misty

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn and harukiya

Diarelict by Yal

Four Versus the World by NAL

The swarm by Fel666

Dead Zone by Carnivius

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Rest in Peace by Blake

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer and Shameless

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

The Aftermath by Tselmek and zminusone

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, and wilix95

KATT by Kashuen

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, and Marius

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal and Bandido Burrito

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Bone Crusher by chance

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline and Misu

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

EiD by Nocturne

Undead Matador Delux by Mikedark_x

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Lonely by johnwo

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Phantomatics by Otyugra
And something additional

Final Shelter by The M

HackMan by AT and SA

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Nothing But Static by zircher

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

Devil's Mansion by Joh

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

The Winchester by clemonades

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

Clone Runners by Cameron

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Last Stand by Jett

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

When They Come 2 by trg601

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Silent Road by JackOatley

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

When I review, I use the brutal truth, both subjectivity and objectivity. I don't accept pities and I don't accept bribes! Everything I say are not controversial, they are rational. I vote for the best base on my usual formats specs. If you look for a tantrum, I will send you a photo of a clown as my response... because only clowns can be as ridiculous enough to look for argument for something that has no meaning in life. YES, Life is meaningless, we are all going to die anyway. So my only wish is for you all to enjoy the jam voting phase peacefully and may your soul survive the reviews.
 
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@XorDev

Top 3:

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
Fantastic job! Beautiful visuals and great gameplay. I love the weapons and enemies!

antideath by Yokcos
Beautiful game. Very unique gameplay and graphics. The only problem is that I got stuck outside of the room on level 8 by escaping in the top left corner.

Final Shelter by The M
Outstanding job! Good graphics, good sounds and good gameplay.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: ...
Best Concept: ...
Best Presentation: ...
Best Story: ...
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  2. antideath by Yokcos
  3. Final Shelter by The M
  4. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  5. Grave Trigger by Dark
  6. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  7. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  8. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  9. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  10. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  11. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  12. Silent Road by JackOatley
  13. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  14. When They Come 2 by trg601
  15. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  16. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  17. Dearelict by Yal
  18. Game Engine Test by Misty
  19. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  20. Nothing But Static by zircher
  21. Lonely by johnwo
  22. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  23. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  24. Regret by Miner7365
  25. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Nice gameplay! The three guys having different jobs was a great idea. Good job.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

This seemed like a great game. It had good dialog and nice music, but it had a fatal error at the end which prevented me from finishing.

antideath by Yokcos

Beautiful game. Very unique gameplay and graphics. The only problem is that I got stuck outside of the room on level 8 by escaping in the top left corner.

Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

I'd prefer not to comment on this one.

Dearelict by Yal

It's probably just me, but I've never been able to get in to those note games where you just wander around finding notes. The graphics were good (however slow sometimes), I just couldn't get in it.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Great game! The only issue I noticed was a couple collision problems, but the rest of the game was unique and clever. Good graphics and gameplay.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Overall this is a good game. It's easy to play and well explained.

Final Shelter by The M

Outstanding job! Good graphics, good sounds and good gameplay.

Game Engine Test by Misty

This could have been fun, but the movement was bad and the screen was constantly turning to up on my computer. I couldn't get far because of it.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

I always liked the games where you can go on and there's no ending. This game did that very well by continuing to have interesting content as you went farther. Nice job!

Grave Trigger by Dark

Great graphics and gameplay. I didn't realize you could shoot with left button so I've been only using the charged blast at first which made it seemingly too hard, but this brought a much better balance.

Lonely by johnwo

It has a good concept, but it was repetitive and not to interesting. I found about 4 ways to die before I lost patience.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

This is a cool idea. The problem is sometimes guys get stuck at the top or bottom and you can't do anything.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

It's a nice unique snake game. Graphics could be improved, but you have solid gameplay. Great job!

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Fantastic job! Beautiful visuals and great gameplay. I love the weapons and enemies!

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Interesting idea, but it felt a little bland. The timer was the only thing that gave the game a goal and the game wasn't that satisifying. If there was more control and maybe people would pu out fires, then you'd have to prioritize.

Nothing But Static by zircher

The game needs a menu before you start and the collisions were not didn't work well with the hexagon grid. The concept is good, but needs more work.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

I didn't like this game. The graphics don't match, the music was poor and the gameplay was confusing.

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

The graphics were nice and so was the gameplay. I wish I read he readme file first, because I couldn't figure out how to heal. Overall you did a good job and I enjoyed the game.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Great (and kind of gross) graphics and good gameplay. I liked it overall.

Regret by Miner7365

The transparent gray at the top of the screen didn't help at all. It made it hard to see platforms and the pressure plates were hard to see as well.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

I liked this one because it seemed unique and interesting, but I didn't like the firing or lack of variety. This is good idea, it just needs to be expanded upon.

Silent Road by JackOatley

Ew! Good concept and a nice simple game. I didin't notice anything wrong with it.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

This was a lot of fun once I got the hang of it. It would have been nice to have a tutorial though. Good game overall.

When They Come 2 by trg601

I liked the animations and the gameplay. I sometimes would get stuck when the an alien would corner me at the side of the screen. Maybe that was purposeful, but it was annoying. Good job with the music. It's very fitting.
 
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Top 3:

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Wawawawaw. Wawawawawawaw! Wawwawaw. Wawawaw?

antideath by Yokcos
So, a game where you are such a nice individual and bring people back to life, and these people then reward you with fireworks. Lots of fireworks. With stress on the "fire" part. I love it! :D

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
The mechanics were smooth, the presentation outstanding, and there's satisfying amount of content (lots of variety, too). Pretty impressive job here, overall.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: antideath by Yokcos
Best Concept: antideath by Yokcos
Best Presentation: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Story: Dearelict by Yal
Best Devlog: Final Shelter by The M

Full ranking:

  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. antideath by Yokcos
  3. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  4. ghost town by porcupinester
  5. Rest in Peace by Blake
  6. Lonely by johnwo
  7. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  8. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  9. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  10. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  11. Dearelict by Yal
  12. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  13. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  14. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  15. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  16. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  17. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  18. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  19. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  20. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  21. Alone by CoderJoe
  22. Final Shelter by The M
  23. The Swarm by Fel666
  24. When They Come 2 by trg601
  25. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  26. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  27. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  28. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  29. Four Versus the World by NAL
  30. Grave Trigger by Dark
  31. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  32. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  33. The Winchester by clemonades
  34. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  35. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  36. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  37. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  38. A long time after by poncle
  39. Spooky Jam by kepons
  40. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  41. Last Stand by Jett
  42. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  43. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  44. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  45. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  46. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  47. EiD by Nocturne
  48. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  49. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  50. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  51. Soulgrab by RekNepZ
  52. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  53. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  54. Bone Crusher by chance
  55. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  56. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  57. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  58. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  59. Silent Road by JackOatley
  60. HackMan by AT, SA
  61. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  62. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  63. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  64. My My My Charona by Electros
  65. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  66. Nothing But Static by zircher
  67. Regret by Miner7365
  68. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  69. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  70. Clone Runners by Cameron
  71. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  72. Broken World by Zerb Games
  73. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  74. Game Engine Test by Misty
  75. KATT by KaShuen
  76. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  77. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  78. EvoBio by felixpf
  79. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  80. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

Available in a friendly nice Google Doc HERE. I only wrote as much as I wanted to write about each entry, which might vary between a few sentences or a few paragraphs. If you want some more detailed feedback, please ask me in a conversation or so.

And no, I still don't get why people keep reserving voting posts.
 
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Ult's Review Post!

My method:
I rate games based mostly on concept and originality, followed by fun and execution. There's a trade-off between polish/completeness and innovation in the Jam, and I believe taking risks and experimenting is more important than staying in your comfort zone!

As usual, I'm playing all the games but only reviewing what you request by PM. All I ask if I review your game is that you reply to me, because they DO take some time to write. The first 5 requests are guaranteed a review; everybody after that gets one if I have time! Also, let me know if there's something specific you want me to mention in your review!

Good luck everybody!

- Ult

VOTES

This is my current top 10: (subject to change!)
Last Stand
Afterstory
Rest in Peace
Everything’s Gone to Hell
Death's Salesman
Antideath
Lonely Drone
The Dark Within
GMCity Carnage
Desert Lands

REVIEW QUEUE
Guaranteed reviews
1. GMCity Carnage by Snail_Man
2. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice and Mercerenies
3. Last Stand by Jett
4. Love is Life by rui.rosario
5. Last Hope by HayManMarc and zminusone

Reviews if I have time
6. Revival of the Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura and Rusty
7. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
8. Game Engine Test (?) by Misty
9. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, and wilix95
10. The Dark Within by aamatniekss


REVIEWS
10/10 requests complete. You can find them here!
 
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Misty

Member
Ok, I'm trying to run this program and in the rating all I see are square brackets. How do I put a number rating into the games I play?

Well, I played all 80 or so entries... But that would make me the first person to post the reviews...


Well I decided to review them anyway.

I tried my best to be a fair and honest judge, so here goes...Reviews are like a good honest medicine...You gotta take the medicine but some don't like the taste of it, so you just gotta take it anyway and eat the medicine, that's the only way the medicine, the review, will help you learn and improve. Here's the reviews, the Top 3 games of the GMC JAM 1.

Rules say I can't rank my own game because it's quite possibly game of the year - basically it's pretty much Half-Life 3. And yes I agree with this line of reasoning... it would be like giving Usain Bolt rocket boots - an unfair advantage.

For the mortals, I shall post the results of 1 to 3, or 1 2 3.

1. Ghost Town - porcupinester - Don't know why I'm rating this number 1, doesn't really have any replay factor, my game, Untiled 3D FPS, had way more replayability, so did Troubles of Post Mortal times, or Scared to Death. But it seems like a complete and finished game, so I'm giving it First Place.

2. Death's Salesman - 3 dudes. Hilarious. I wish it had 3 levels and 3 towns though. This game was made by 3 dudes, a somewhat unfair advantage over everyone else, so I expected three towns, at the very least, no excuse. Had you made 3 towns, I might have given you first place.

3. Scared to Death - Ixlgraw - Almost gave this one honorable mention because the controls were so frustrating. Also, the hitbox seemed like its incorrect and you died without even touching anything. And there seemed to be bug where people would run away even when you hid the bodies and continuously failed the level for no reason.

Honourable mentions
Misty has decided to bestow the Noble and Honourable mentions in the great hall of Game Making Lore and Honour.
Criterion 1 for the Honourable Mentions, were "What games would I take with me, if it was the apocalypse and I only had these games to take with me and I was only allowed 10 games?
Criterion 2 for the Honourable Mention is, what games have not much replay value at all, but looked cool the first time I played it? Look for this label next to the games below.
Honourable mentions, in no particular order:
Deadly Desire
- Emotional atmosphere and compelling narrative, however I seemed to be dead-ended at the middle of the game. Either way it's bad game design, if the dead-end was intentional you should have showed a message saying "The end of the demo" or something, or if it's not intentional you've designed a map where people get stuck in it. Criterion 2
Half Hearted
- To be honest, I didn't bother beating this game, but it seems like a game that would be good if it had 100 levels in it. Not sure what criterion
Desert Dwelling
- Don't remember if I beat it or not, had lag issues because of the gratituous smoke effects. No settings to disable it. Criterion 2
Revival of the Undead Princess Sakura -
Combat of this game was terrible, but it might interesting to kill time with in an underground apocalypse basement if it had lots of levels. Criterion unknown
Everything's gone to Hell.
Pretty funny but once was enough. Criterion 2
Afterstory -
This game had my feels, however after playing it twice you're good. Criterion 2
The Last Ghost - M
ight be alright if I had nothing better to do sitting in an apocalypse basement, but as it stand's I'd rather spend my 30 days elsewhere. Criterion 1
Anti Death -
Too hard could not beat first level. If there was an apocalypse, and I was a masochist, I would bring this game with me. Criterion 1
Equation of Life -
Novel idea but too hard to move the mouse in time, basically same deal as the first one...if there was an apocalypse, and I was a masochist, I would bring this game with me. Criterion 1
GMCity Carnage
- Game was boring the first few levels but got good the more you went in. Unfortunately the game makes you go back to Level 1 when you die. For this reason, it does not get 3rd place. Criterion 1
Pixel Paracide - Same deal as above. First levels were really boring, then when you get to the good stuff it makes you do all the boring levels all over again... Criterion 1.
Troubles of Post Mortal times - Lots of stuff to do, so I would want to bring it with me on an apocalypse. Criterion 1
Mortal Metanoia - Pretty cool, except it seemed it was unfinished. Like I said for the first game, a "You've reach the End of the Demo" message would be nice.
Last stand - Too hard, but something that would be cool on an apocalypse if it had lots of levels. Criterion 1

All of the games:
Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: My game, probably, but since I can't rank it, I would have to say Deadly Desire.
Best Concept:I would have to, again, say my game, but since I can't, I will have to say Derelict by Yal, great concept but terrible execution.
Best Presentation: I did not have enough time to tweak my graphics so I have to say Jumpship Cyrus, it has inspiring graphics however the gameplay itself is very repetitive.
Best Story: Best story is probably The Dark Within, it was pretty original.
Best Devlog: ...Not sure, didn't read any but my own, so mine wins by default.

Now, for the rest of the games...

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Interesting idea for a puzzle game. The thing of it is, all the bodies look the same, so it's hard to differentiate who does what. And the controls are pretty awkward. Overall, the game had a lack of differentiation increasing the artificial difficulty curve. And there was no narrative compelling the player to continue onwards. There was a narrative the first scene of the game, then it suddenly discontinued. Additionally, the aesthetics were very dreary hampering the relaxation of the puzzles. 2.5/5

A long time after by poncle

Really good graphics but not really a game. So rating is N/A

Afterstory by David Chen

Very touching game. However very simple. 4.5/5

Alone by CoderJoe

Pretty awful, but in a good way. 3.5/5

antideath by Yokcos

Game was too damn hard, but good. If it was not so hard I'd give it a 5/5.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Well okay then. 0/5

Bone Crusher by chance

Has potential to be a lot more than what it is. There isn't really any challenge, the peasants cannot hurt you and for some reason running them over doesn't kill them. Seems more like a tech demo than a game, so i'm rating it N/A.

Broken World by Zerb Games

Collisions were terrible. Hotline Miama ripoff with terrible collisions. 1/5 due to the collisions. Even after the patch they were still sticky.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

Really cheesy but kind of cute and funny. 2/5

Clone Runners by Cameron

Quite simply, the music was annoying and the game was too hard. 3/5

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Broken buggy game, words wouldn't highlight correctly. 3/5 for what it is.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Way too dang hard. 1/5

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Good retro graphics but I'm not a fan of the slow as snails text and gameplay. 3/5

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

Not sure if beatable. Sluggish but pretty good. 4/5

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Game gave my omputer a literal "dead zone" by freezing it. Graphics seemed pretty terrible. Rating N/A

Dearelict by Yal

Couldn't figure out what to do, so meh. Also all the notes were the same. I'd usually give something like this a 1 or 2, but since it had 3d and looked cool, 3/5

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

5/5. hilarious.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

Cool. 4/5

Devil's Mansion by Joh

The menu had my hopes up, thought it was gonna be like a real time Clue or Town of Salem kind of game, but then it just turned into a data sorting type of game...to complicated . 2/5

EiD by Nocturne

Meh. Kinda boring but whatever. 2/5

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

No animations, no sense of direction and clunky controls... 0.5/5

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

I don't get what the point of it is. There's no way to save everyone so... 2/5

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

You've got to be kidding me? Next. 0/5

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Lol. great game it's funny but gets a little repetitive near the end. I'd say 4/5 or 4.5/5 out of 5.

EvoBio by felixpf

Uh...

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Pretty decent. 2.5/5

Final Shelter by The M

Severe lag issues. Alright for a TDS. 2.5/5

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

Cool intro but the game had very awkward controls...Also a pointless game, would have been better if you had to collect x amount of friends to beat a level. 1/5

Four Versus the World by NAL

Good graphics and music. Had no idea what I was doing but it made me laugh a bit. 2.5/5

Game Engine Test by Misty

Hmm. Not sure what to say about this game. Couldn't beat this game because the final room was laggy. I'd say 4.5 or 5. It was a little too easy in the middle in my opinion. Too bad the author didn't have the time to add music and tweak it a bit, would have easily been Game Of the Year, the spiritual successor to Half Life + Daikatana.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Kind of an artsy fartsy "it is what it iis" kind of game. 2/5

ghost town by porcupinester

Cool game. Played it all the way through. It had a bug though of double music playing, awful to listen to but it went away when I died. 4.5/5

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

At first I was gonna give this a 3/5 but it got better as it went on. But the thing is, you have to start all the way from the beginning after you die. Not cool. 4/5

Grave Trigger by Dark

It was okay. Collisions seemed accurate, the engine seemed solid. But there was not much more to it than that, very repetitive, even for the style of game that it was. 1.5/5

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Um...graphics were good but the combat was terrible...2/5

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Pretty good. 3/5

HackMan by AT, SA

Okay i guess, don't know what it has to do with the theme though. Also I dont approve of hacking. Shouldn't be punished for browsing *ahem* galleries, as a retired artist, critic, and purveyor of such galleries.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Pretty funny and cool game. 4/5

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

Really good graphics. Raptor call of the shadows 2 should be done in this style. However it was not as good as RCOTS and got repetitive a minute in. 2/5

KATT by KaShuen

One of "those" games. 1/5

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Pretty good I guess. Didn't know how to beat the level, so 2/5

Last Stand by Jett

Very hard. 4/5 I guess.

Lonely by johnwo

Hmm. Is there a way to beat this game? Also has Draw GUI issues. 3/5

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

Hmm, good graphics. No sound though. Game seems incomplete and no way to get keycard to deactivate lasers. Since it is incomplete, I give it 2/5, but if it was more complete I might give it a 3.5/5.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

I like and agree with the message but as a game it's just ugh...Almost should win Jokiest game award because the author expects me to sit through 100 of this in order to unlock the ending... 0/5

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Interesting take on the Snake 360 ripoff. Bad graphics though. 2/5

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Pretty cool game. Seemed unfinished though. 4/5

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Moving on..

My My My Charona by Electros

Couldn't figure out what to do...meh. 1/5

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

Meh, it was okay. 3/5

Nothing But Static by zircher

Okay I guess. 1/5

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

Joke game, no skill or collisions, 1/5.

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Pretty good. No ending reward which was lame.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Worst collision detection I've ever seen in GM game. Presentation was kind of neat though. 1/5

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Doesn't seem to be availiable. Next
Could have been a good game, but it did not save my game, had to go back to the beginning...
would have gave it 4/5 but gave it 3 for this reason.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Cool music and intro, but that's about it. Vast open world but with no action...Could also exit the view in some areas, implying an unfinished game... 1/5

Regret by Miner7365

Pretty bad. Also "regret" is a major trigger word for me. 1.5/5

Rest in Peace by Blake

Pretty depressing. 3.5/5 for what it is.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

Nice graphics and interesting story. However the combat system was very iffy. No animation for getting hurt and the player's hitbox was too wide. And if you pass a checkpoint with low health you are stuck with low health for the rest of the level. Overall I was gonna give it a 4/5 but I shall give it only a 3.5/5 for this reason.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Pretty terrible. 1/5

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Hahaha lool. 4/5 frustrating controls. Honorable Mention maybe?

Silent Road by JackOatley

Interesting use of fake 3d. Pointless game though 0.5/5

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Cant run.

Spooky Jam by kepons

Hmm. Don't like the keyboard setup and the music is awful. 2/5

Territory Earth by Wraithious

Weird and interesting game. 1.5/5

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Pretty hilarious actually. Not hilarious when it got stuck on paper 6/10. So I'm rating it 6/10 (3/5.)

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Pretty good game. 4/5

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Game was a bit on the hard side. Not enough time to move the mouse and do the equations. So only 3/5 when it should have got a 4.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Good game, but I'm not sitting through 30 days of this. 3.5/5

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

Nice use of quake font, but the controls and graphics are terrible. If you look past the cool ragdoll physics you'll see there isn't much to this game 1.5/5

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Meh. 1/5

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Hitbox seemed to small making game too hard. 2/5

The Swarm by Fel666

Interesting, but the game was too hard. In real life bugs can go weeks without needing to feed. 3/5

The Winchester by clemonades

Seems like a game I can actually sit down and enjoy playing. A bit of a CastlesCrashers and Pokemon ripoff, with good music looping in the background, this game was alright. Nothing more can be said of this game, not too much, not too little, it is what it is. 3/5

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Don't feel like cooperating with anyone, game has bad graphics...1/5 I guess. You are supposed to make the game interesting on some level in order to give people inspiration to cooperate in the first place...

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Awful, but in a good way. 3/5.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

Okay i guess. 1/5

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Pretty good,, but too many days. 4/5

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Um?

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

Playing the game was what felt like a purgatory of its own. 2/5

When They Come 2 by trg601

Meh. Okay I guess. 2.5/5
 
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JackOatley

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NO VOTES!
I don't have time to finish playing and reviewing all the games so I've decided to not cast votes.
This is due to moving house and other technical difficulties.
If you'd still like a video review regardless, then PM me and I'll do one at a later time.

DEADZONE (Cat, var): 12/40
Grave Trigger (Dark): 27/40
The Last Ghost (coolbot4k): 15/40
Clone Runners (Cameron): 18/40
Spooky Jam (kepons): 29/40
Rest In Peace (Blake): 35/40
Final Shelter (The M): 26/40
The Swarm (Fel666): 28/40
The Winchester (clemonades): 25/40
Game Engine Test (Misty): 8/40
 
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rui.rosario

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~ Post-Apocalyptic GMC Jam #1 Reviews ~
by @rui.rosario

~ Ranking ~
~ Best-ofs ~

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD:
Best Concept:
Best Presentation:
Best Story:
Best Devlog:


~ Reviews ~

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Awesome graphics with a nice little story to it. Audio was also spot on, really good and not the slightest annoying. I did both (I think there were only two) endings and in both there was an error at game end.

antideath by Yokcos

Well, could have used a better tutorial (and a fullscreen key) but overall it is a really fun game and a nice concept. The only thing I would really improve would be the tutorial / fulllcreen mode already discussed, and the problem with the first level, since it seems like every time I access it the background isn't draw, making a weird mix of the game title / level.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

There isn't much that called unto me on this game. The playability is quite limited, there is not much you can do besides moving a ship (that sails reaaaly slow). Graphically I liked it, the graphics were quite pleasing. The only thing that wasn't pleasing was the background blue, it hurt my eyes quite a bit. Maybe a darker shade? Also, the compass got beneath the other sprites, so maybe you might want to change the depth of it? Sound-wise I don't think it's bad, I didn't get tired of the music that easily.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Nice game, great presentation overall (both graphics and sound-wise).

Not much to say about it since it isn't that long itself, but I did find a bug: sometimes when I died near the edge of the screen, I would respawn in a complete faraway place outside the view and whatever I tried it was impossible to come back.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Well, a little bit more context as to what you should do would be good. Otherwise, nice simplistic graphics and audio.
I enjoyed how the game was sort of open-world. One thing I did find (or rather couldn't do) was attack. How in the world do you attack?? I tried many combinations of V + Arrows + E + Q but nothing worked. First hit the other guy would randomly die although it looked like I was the one hit. Second enemy would always kill me. A little bit more on that end would be good I think.

Overall an OK game just because of the no sense of direction (which took a bit of fun out of it).

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Well, the theme was the obvious pick: zombies. Other than that it's a nice little game. You can have some fun killing zombies, although the facts that you have infinite zombies but finite guns may be a bit boring (and the map gets a little boring after a bit, but's that's ok). One thing I noticed graphically (nice graphics and music btw, except the zombie dying sound, it was a little annoying and loud) was that the GUI (specifically the number of killed zombies) was bellow some of the graphical items from the house. One last thing: can you die? 'Cause my fight power dropped to zero but then I just "revived".

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Very fun little game!! I enjoyed it quite a bit, although I couldn't get to survive the whole 30 days (got tired of it, I thihnk 30 is too much). I enjoyed the personalization / upgrade aspect really much and loved the graphics and their retro look. The only think I liked the least was the music and sound effects. While they fitted the game really nicely, they got a bit tiring after a while.

DISCLAIMER:
These reviews represent my personal opinion, not the opinion of any of the reviewer groups I belong to.
Since I am only human, I might have missed something or stated something that can be incorrect. If this is the case, please start a conversation with me so we can sort it out.
Regardless of the ranking, good job everyone!


NOTE: This voting post will be updated after each finished review, so expect the rankings and/or reviews to change while the voting period is on.
 
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REVIEWS and RANKINGS!
Top 3:

First place
The Winchester
-Loved the homage to Shaun of the Dead. Fun little mechanics and lovely graphics. I only wish it were longer and had a little better story.

Second place
Final Shelter
-Great game, very addictive gameplay. Could have used a bit more of a "how-to" but overall lots of fun!

Third place
Grave Trigger
-I always have a special place in my heart for 3D games and this one, while cliche, pulled it off rather well.
 
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RustyShadow

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My First Game Jam Rankings!
Top 3:

First Place: The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
Even though it wasn't completely finished, it was fun and it was funny!

Second Place: The Swarm by Fel666
Very innovative! I loved getting glimpses of the game's development during the jam, and I enjoyed playing it! I think you have the ability to make a full game with this concept.

Third Place: Lonely by johnwo
Although I was unable to find out how to save the guy, I liked the mechanics and the art wasn't too bad. The guy's lanky look was kinda creepy....
 
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Tselmek

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Top 3:
First place: Four Versus the World by NAL
Second place: HackMan by AT, SA
Third place: antideath by Yokcos


Best ofs:
Best Concept: HackMan by AT, SA
Best Presentation: Four Versus the World by NAL
Best Story: Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Top 12:
  1. Four Versus the World by NAL
  2. HackMan by AT, SA
  3. antideath by Yokcos
  4. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  5. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  6. The Swarm by Fel666
  7. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  8. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  9. Grave Trigger by Dark
  10. When They Come 2 by trg601
  11. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  12. Deadly Desires by GhostlyFeline, Misu

Reviews (26/81):
Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
Really enjoyed the puzzles, too bad there was so few levels. 6/10

Clone Runners by Cameron
Nice challenging game, the mechanic of changing color when hitting a different orb could be used more for interesting puzzles.
Music loop was rather short and repetitive over time.
Didn't quite understand how the theme fit. 6/10

Silent Road by JackOatley

Loved it, nice experience overall, visually cohesive. Highscore: 1310m. 8/10

Broken World by Zerb Games
Didn't quite understand what was going but the had very interesting audio and visual effects.
I'm not a shooty game kind of person and I couldn't get past level 2, sorry for that. 6/10

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
Nice base mechanic, kinda reminded me of Portal for the physics puzzles side.
Lots of leap of faith in order to explore the room. 5/10

DEADZONE by Cat, var
The game was immensely laggy to the point of freezing.
Not playable sadly means not rankable.

Four Versus the World by NAL
Awesome. Polished. Lots of content. Perfect. 10/10

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
Fun little thing, there was not much challenge platforming wise but the story was enjoyable. 7/10

Lonely by johnwo
Really poignant story. I wonder if there is a 'good' ending. Nicely built atmosphere. 6/10

One Last Bite by NightOwl35
Great job on the feedbacks, felt quite juicy. Not much difficulty. 7/10

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
Nice graphics although it didn't feel cohesive altogether. Pretty clunky at times.
Didn't understand what was the goal. 6/10

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
Really impressive entry for it has 4 different games greatly working and fun to play.
The story is pretty fun to follow too. 8/10

The Winchester by clemonades
Fun little entry with cute on point graphics.
It's tough to thoroughly judge with such a short experience.
Nothing too extraordinary mechanics wise but still it was fun to go through. 6/10

The Swarm by Fel666
Aesthetically pleasing experience, the atmosphere is very well built.
The camera movement might need to be improved a bit. 7/10

When They Come 2 by trg601
Nice story, the music was a great part of the pacing.
The boss battle was way too unfair, I gave up after a dozen attempts. 6/10

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConcolCMBY
Unique experience I must say.
I got each word puzzle working by randomly clicking on some letters that appeared green but I didn't spot any word. 6/10

Deadly Desires by GhostlyFeline, Misu
The story and the overall presentation started out really well.
Until the part after the witch first meeting was unpassable, with some intense glitches with the witch.
Wish I could see the end of the story. 7 (-1)/10

Grave Trigger by Dark
Very fun to play but the difficulty ramps up way too quickly, it gets really intense and uncontrolable. 6/10

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
What is even going on?.. It's got a weird likable vibe to it though. 5/10

A long time after by poncle
Gorgeous tree generator although the experience is quite limited to just that. 5/10

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
Fun little game, some enemies could definitely make it more exciting. 5/10

Game Engine Test by Misty
I'm not a shootey games type of guy and the movement felt really confusing.
Was a bit of a hassle to have to go through the dialogue after each death. 4/10

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Overall pretty complete and polished entry despite the lack of audio. 7/10

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
Definitely one of my favorite. Great music, nice variety in the enemies.
The last level was rather tough. 8/10

HackMan by AT, SA
Love the concept. I have no word to describe how much I enjoyed it.
I wish there was a little more balance but I might just be really bad at it. 9/10

antideath by Yokcos
Nicely polished, nice spin on the mechanics, the level design was enjoyable.
Best Concept candidate. 9/10
 
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HayManMarc

Member

As there is not nearly enough time in my life to play and write reviews for 81 games, I will attempt it anyway, but the so-called reviews will be short and very brief.​



First place: Phantomatics by Otyugra
In my opinion, this was the perfect game. Everything intertwined perfectly. The music, sounds, game mechanics, presentation --- everything fit the style perfectly. The puzzles were well thought out with increasing difficulty. Whether intended or not, the ironic humor of it all is priceless. Bravo, Otyugra! Bravo!

Second place: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
This was very impressive for a jam game. The amount of work and talent in this game floors me. This would have been my #1 if it weren't for the unneeded harsh language. Really pulled the integrity down, imo.

Third place: Rest In Peace by Blake
This is so clean. Beautiful and well executed. I'm not big on brainy puzzle games like this, but you can't deny the quality here. Well done and ready to sell for Halloween!


Full ranking:
  1. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  2. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  3. Rest In Peace by Blake
  4. The Winchester by clemonades
  5. The Swarm by Fel666
  6. HackMan by AT & SA
  7. Troubles Of Post-Mortal Times by Alice & Mercerenies
  8. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn & harukiya
  9. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  10. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  11. Everything's Gone To Hell by TehPilot
  12. Silent Road by JackOatley
  13. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  14. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  15. Bone Crusher by chance
  16. Scared To Death by Ixlegraw
  17. Last Stand by Jett
  18. Final Shelter by The M
  19. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  20. The Aftermath by Tselmek & zminusone sound
  21. Mortal Metanoia by Murzy & Mattie
  22. Four Versus The World by NAL
  23. Ghost Town by porcupinester
  24. Lonely by johnwo
  25. Spooky Jam by Kepons
  26. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  27. Dearelict by Yal
  28. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  29. The Equation Of Life by Ghandpivot
  30. Grave Trigger by Dark
  31. Everyone Is DEAD by Aviox
  32. When They Come 2 by trg601
  33. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  34. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  35. Grey Fall by Morne
  36. Alone by CoderJoe
  37. antideath by Yokcos
  38. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  39. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Mortalo
  40. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  41. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline & Misu
  42. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  43. Clone Runners by Cameron
  44. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  45. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  46. Tree Of Life by Kiesenverseist
  47. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura & Rusty
  48. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  49. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  50. Monty Goes To Town by spliffium
  51. SOULGRAB by RekNepZ
  52. Time Travel Is Hard by guadalcanal
  53. Love Is Life by rui.rosario
  54. Regret by Miner7365
  55. Nothing But Static by zircher
  56. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  57. My My My, Charon-a by Electros
  58. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  59. Death's Salesman by zn_pete & Daniel Navarro & wilix95
  60. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  61. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  62. A Long Time After by poncle (Sam McGarry & Luca Galante)
  63. Come + See The World 50 Yrs Hence... by ConsolCWBY
  64. Everybody Is Dead by dadio
  65. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal & Bandido Burrito
  66. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  67. DEADZONE by Cat
  68. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  69. EiD by Nocturne
  70. KATT by KaShuen
  71. Half-hearted by DocNogloff
  72. Broken World by Zerb Games
  73. Game Engine Test by Misty
  74. Save The Last Human by Moon Goat
  75. Ghost Butler by Shadow_Lancer & Shameless
  76. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  77. EvoBio by felixpf
  78. Everybody Is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  79. They Are All DEAD, Unless.... by RustyShadow

Here is the link to all the crappy reviews (in a spreadsheet). I mostly commented on flaws, sorry. I think all the games, even the ones at the bottom of the list, had their own, little, special, good thing about them. Keep up the dev! You can only get better at it. :)

>>SPREADSHEET REVIEWS<<
 
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Freddy Jones

Your Main Detective
Raw JSON of all entries reviewed.
Code:
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  "entries":[
    {
      "game" : "Rest In Peace",
      "author": "Blake",
      "music": 6,
      "graphics": 6,
      "game-play": 3,
      "concept": 6,
      "presentation": 4,
      "story": 1,
      "theme": 3,
      "comments": "Not really a fan of the gameplay! But the overall feel is pretty good. Graphics look nice. No story, decent interactions. Level 2 felt wrong.."
    },

    {
      "game" : "Planet Def",
      "author": "MocGames998",
      "music": 7,
      "graphics": 3,
      "game-play": 3.75,
      "concept": 2,
      "presentation": 4,
      "story": 3,
      "theme": 3,
      "comments": "Looks like you put a lot of good hard work in to this one! Music isn't bad, the controls were decent, collisions were iffy though. Graphics weren't great, but enjoyable haha. Story felt a little force fed and the font was hard to read."
    },

    {
      "game" : "They Are All DEAD, unless you tell them the pass-code",
      "author": "RustyShadow",
      "music": 0,
      "graphics": 1,
      "game-play": 2,
      "concept": 5,
      "presentation": 2,
      "story": 0,
      "theme": 2,
      "comments": "The game was hard to move around in, sluggish and quite buggy. The graphics could have been better, and after 10 minutes I couldn't really get anywhere."
    },

    {
      "game" : "Time Travel Is Hard",
      "author": "guadalcanal",
      "music": 5,
      "graphics": 7,
      "game-play": 6.5,
      "concept": 5,
      "presentation": 4,
      "story": 7,
      "theme": 4,
      "comments": "Good job! The story wasn't a prize winner, but it was still a good effort nonetheless. Somewhat funny to read. The gameplay was decent and intuitive, but buggy nonetheless. Everything worked out pretty decently."
    },

    {
      "game" : "Antideath",
      "author": "Yokcos",
      "music": 5,
      "graphics": 8,
      "game-play": 4.5,
      "concept": 6,
      "presentation": 5,
      "story": 2,
      "theme": 1,
      "comments": "It seems you went opposite of the theme, which I can't give much points for. The overall look was good, the gameplay was stiff and some things just seem to not work. Your use of surfaces also seem to corrupt them in-game on my computer. But I could see something really good coming out of this game. Good job!"
    },

    {
      "game" : "Final Shelter",
      "author": "The M",
      "music": 3,
      "graphics": 6,
      "game-play": 8.55,
      "concept": 3,
      "presentation": 7,
      "story": 1,
      "theme": 3,
      "comments": "Good Game! Fun to play for a short bit but doesn't feel like it gets difficult in the right way -> that's hard to accomplish in 3 days time anyhow. Overall, one of the better/more complete games for sure. The audio is kind of annoying though (in a funny way.)"
    },

    {
      "game" : "Deadly Desire",
      "author": "GhostlyFeline & Misu",
      "music": 5,
      "graphics": 7,
      "game-play": 3,
      "concept": 5,
      "presentation": 4.5,
      "story": 7.5,
      "theme": 2,
      "comments": "Wasn't able to play much, everytime I died it restarted me at the beginning, and the controls weren't introduced as new elements were added. It wasn't obvious what to do at some points, rendering trial and error annovoidable causing me to restart all over again. It wasn't a bad attempt at all though, it was pretty decent!"
    },

    {
      "game" : "A long time after",
      "author": "Poncle",
      "music": 3,
      "graphics": 5,
      "game-play": 1,
      "concept": 3,
      "presentation": 1,
      "story": 0,
      "theme": 1,
      "comments": "Could have used a lot. It was essentially just a plant simulator. It gets laggy very quickly and I actually quickly managed to break the vertex limit. I liked that I got to chose how the world ended, but it didn't seem to really do much besides change a background -> from which I couldn't go back to the menu. It was a nice demo anyhow!"
    },

    {
      "game" : "Mortal Metanoia",
      "author": "Mattie and Murzy",
      "music": 4,
      "graphics": 9.65,
      "game-play": 8.75,
      "concept": 6,
      "presentation": 7,
      "story": 4,
      "theme": 3,
      "comments": "I'm sure everyone has already given praise to this game- I'd say this is probably the best game I've played in a while 3 days or not! So I'll say a few things that could be improved. The bgm was okay, very repetitive. If there was a hard-mode this would feel just right to me. A lot of the guns you get feel far weaker than the starting plasma pistol. It would have been a true 10/10 if it had an ending. Otherwise, almost perfect!"
    },

    {
      "game" : "AFTERSTORY",
      "author": "David Chen",
      "music": 7,
      "graphics": 6,
      "game-play": 3,
      "concept": 6,
      "presentation": 5,
      "story": 9.9,
      "theme": 5,
      "comments": "At first I skipped everyone besides the book - then I noticced I couldn't go up. I talked to a bear thing and it said kill. Let the bloodshed ensue. I killed a snail, a turtle, a bear thing, a banana, a butterfly. Without hearing their precious story. 10/10 would murder all dead things again. I want to get that dog. I was not able to go north... But I went far south out of the map :P."
    },
  ]
}

Out of the 10 I was aboe to get too:
1. Mortal Metanoia
2. Final Shelter
3. Time Travel Is Hard
most pretty: Antideath
presentation: --- multiple ties
concept: Rest In Peace
story: AFTERSTORY
theme: Time Travel Is Hard
 
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M

Mocgames998

Guest
Perhaps I'll review again. But 81 games?
I'll try not to do every review in one day this time, okay?
EDIT: Except I kinda did...
EDIT: Also, now includes some post jam reviews, I guess.
Reviews

Top 3:

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Two words: Epic and Edgy.
Great presentation.
Also, probably the first game I've seen here with a somewhat happy ending, I guess.

ghost town by porcupinester
MotherTale II: Notertale
With ghosts and ping pong battles.
Good Presentation though.
And it's polished.

Four Versus the World by NAL
It's Organ Trail! With (seemingly) no Zombies!
So instead, you can walk through first person dungeons to get food!
And there's skill points!

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Concept: Final Shelter by The M
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: ghost town by porcupinester
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  2. ghost town by porcupinester
  3. Four Versus the World by NAL
  4. Final Shelter by The M
  5. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  6. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  7. Grave Trigger by Dark
  8. Lonely by johnwo
  9. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  10. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  11. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  12. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  13. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  14. Dearelict by Yal
  15. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  16. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  17. Silent Road by JackOatley
  18. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  19. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  20. The Swarm by Fel666
  21. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  22. Spooky Jam by kepons
  23. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  24. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  25. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  26. HackMan by AT, SA
  27. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  28. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  29. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  30. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  31. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  32. Rest in Peace by Blake
  33. Last Stand by Jett
  34. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  35. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  36. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  37. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  38. Soulgrab by RekNepZ
  39. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  40. Game Engine Test by Misty
  41. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  42. Nothing But Static by zircher
  43. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  44. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  45. Bone Crusher by chance
  46. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  47. Clone Runners by Cameron
  48. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  49. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  50. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  51. EiD by Nocturne
  52. When They Come 2 by trg601
  53. antideath by Yokcos
  54. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  55. Regret by Miner7365
  56. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  57. Alone by CoderJoe
  58. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  59. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  60. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  61. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  62. The Winchester by clemonades
  63. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  64. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  65. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  66. A long time after by poncle
  67. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  68. Broken World by Zerb Games
  69. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  70. My My My Charona by Electros
  71. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  72. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  73. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  74. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  75. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  76. KATT by KaShuen
  77. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  78. EvoBio by felixpf
  79. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  80. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

It's kinda like "Avenging Spirit" except it's a puzzle game, not an action/arcade game.

A long time after by poncle

Pretty much a tech demo for procedurally grown trees. You plant them after humanity had apparently ended.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

MotherTale?
Game Crash at the end?

Alone by CoderJoe

Get stuff to survive. Don't Die.

antideath by Yokcos

Revive dead people (who want to kill you.) Then move to the next level. Rinse and repeat.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Not actually a game, but a thing where you type in someone's name, and the game seems to randomly generate how they died.
I'm sure it's random.
So mundane.

Bone Crusher by chance

You're a skeleton head on wheels with a hammer that flattens houses and crushes peasants.
Enough said.

Broken World by Zerb Games

Augh, my ears!
Basically, "Kill 'Em All"
Post Jam version seems the same.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

Get to the end! Feels kinda dull though.

Clone Runners by Cameron

It's a puzzle game where you open a gate and run to the goal. But opening the gate usually causes danger for you, or something.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Solve broken puzzles to figure out why you caused the end of the world, or something.
(PS, puzzles are weak to the ESC key.)

Dance With Death by nvrogers

El dia de muerto!
Su videojuego juega como mi ultima entrada "Atom Danmaku!"
(Also, downgrading from Windows 10 back to 7 made me forget how to use accent marks, and/or enable the spanish format keyboard)
(Also, Spanish is my second language, I guess)

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Marco Rossi's "You're Going to Die" in 80s space Simulator on an 80s computer 2016: "Prepare to Die Edition"

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

You're a boy who's unconsiously influenced to become a ghost. He's told that a witch is "evil" or something. You're 99% ghost or something near the end, but sadly there's no ending.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Dungeon crawl through dark rooms where everyone shoots at you!

Dearelict by Yal

Probably the best looking game in 3D here other than that Arena FPS I reviewed above.
Although to be honest I feel like using a premade engine puts others at a disadvantage.
Still okay though.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

Err, kill people and ask them questions first before doing it at night and seeing the results.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

You walk around a western themed world, trying to find out what's going on.
Got stuck at one part though.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

It's a game where you must figure out who killed the others. A very slow paced game where you place markers of the people into the correct rooms where they currently were. You watch to see who was in the room where someone died, or something.
It's a detective game.

EiD by Nocturne

Turrets (and other things) are attacking you in space. Everyone else is dead (or something)
The game doesn't really explain what's going on, and why.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Bad controls. I can barely see where I'm actually going.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

A real game that follows the theme would have it right in the title.
Basically, don't die.
You're shoved straight into the game; other than the readme, there's nothing that explains what's actually going on.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Truly a work of magnificant art! The greatest thing ever brought on mankind.
Yeah right.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

...Literally. You gotta get the demons people's purgatory papers, or something.
Plays well. It's a 2d overhead platform puzzler thingy.

EvoBio by felixpf

My puny little brain fails to comprehend what's actually going on here.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

There's 2 endings?
Also, great presentation and all around fun to play.

Final Shelter by The M

It's "Zombie Shooter" meets COD Zombies. Could never find that last zombie though...

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

I guess you could say that this game is the REAL "Human Killing Machine"...

Four Versus the World by NAL

It's Organ Trail! With (seemingly) no Zombies!
So instead, you can walk through first person dungeons to get food!
And there's skill points!

Game Engine Test by Misty

Total Chaos.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Serve food. I can't tell who and what you're supposed to serve though.
Also, paper drawn graphix.

ghost town by porcupinester

MotherTale II: Notertale
With ghosts and ping pong battles.
Good Presentation though.
And it's polished.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Horizontal Shmup where you play as several GMC elders.
Graphics are rather meh, but they work.

Grave Trigger by Dark

HUNT PACMAN GHOSTS SIMULATOR 2016 IN VOXEL 3D WITH DUBSTEP PLAYING.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Like another game I reviewed above, I have no idea what I'm doing or what I'm supposed to be doing.
The controls are rather clunky.
The presentation's good though.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

It's a block puzzle/platformer thing where you shove colored coffins into holes, while dodging ghosts from the coffins.

HackMan by AT, SA

Interesting concept, you're not Pacman and you dodge circles on lines while automatically moving until you hit a computer chip in which you "hack" by sitting on it for a certain period of time.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

APPEASE DA GRAVESTONES. SHUT THEIR SOULS UP BY GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

It's a twin stick shooter. AWESOME presentation, good music, good controls...

KATT by KaShuen

Dodge falling cats as a cat. Enough said.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

So, you just kill everything that moves?

Last Stand by Jett

You play as three guys, who must work together to not die, or something.
Enemies are color coded, and only one character can take care of them, each, except for non color coded enemies.

Lonely by johnwo

It's like those choices that matter stuff that happens in Walking Dead. But only those. Nothing else. You must get through the best ones without having the main character killing himself over being insane, apparently.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

It's an adventure game where you collect stuff.
The main interface was kinda clunky though, having to repeatedly open and close the menu to equip/unequip and pick up other items.
Also, you opened the menu like a mobile game, yet you used the keyboard to move!
But the game was alright anyway.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

Everyone's a zombie (From using Smartphones!)

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

It's snake, except you eat live HUMANS instead. Whahahahahaha!

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

It's a platformer where everyone dies and turns into mutant aliens, or something. It's a platforming shooter, where you have the ability to paint on the ground - with the multicolored blood of your enemies!
The game just kinda ends though.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

It's (Not) TROGDOR.
Strong Bad would be proud.
It's not quite Everyone's dead, but more like they're GOING to be.
TROGDOR!
TROGDOR!

My My My Charona by Electros

Get soldiers, bring them to the other side for points, rinse and repeat.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

It's kinda like "Plants vs. Zombies", except you actually control one character who can continuously shift through lanes.
Shoot zombies until they have very little health left, then throw 'cure bombs' at them. It's basically like Pokemon, only you're rescuing people instead of making them fight others.

Nothing But Static by zircher

You're a turret in the center of the screen. Kill everything coming after you in a rather advanced grid engine for something so simple.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

Uh, what?

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Bite villagers and "Kill 'em all"!
Bitten people help kill other people.
The End.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

You're a robot who looks to see if there's any life left on Earth. Spoiler! No.
Granted, the theme is EVERYONE IS DEAD!
Controls were a little confusing at first.
Also, only 4-5 levels.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Reminds me of that snake game I played above. Except it's not really snake because you don't get bigger and can only die touching spikes or enemy bullets. But the actual gameplay still involves eating things, but not humans this time.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

I cannot play this. Sorry. (You know why)

Regret by Miner7365

Short and sweet.
Strange ending.

Rest in Peace by Blake

Basically, you match the correct coffin to the correct gravestone, based on clues.
Rather short.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

"Hammer Enemies to Death Simulator"
Well, there's more than that:
It's a platformer where you must kill every last enemy.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

You're a robot that must save the last human by shooting giant slugs that want to kill the last human, I guess?

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Basically, you're a ghost who kills people. Avoid da lights!

Silent Road by JackOatley

It's kinda like "Desert Bus" with zombies in the road. Nice presentation though.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

It's fixed now.
You basically walk around a generated open world and collect orbs (souls).
Music's alright.
It's playable.
Graphics are a bit basic though.

Spooky Jam by kepons

Guitar hero with SKELETONZ!
(And 4 buttons)
(And strange keyboard spacing)
But since the spacing means you use 2 hands, it makes it a bit easier. (No stretched pinkies here!)
Music is actually generated on the fly. (It all sounds similar, though)

Territory Earth by Wraithious

Umm?

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Something happened, so you're some guy who works in purgatory or something and must stamp papers to send people "Up" or "Down" I guess?

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Two words: Epic and Edgy.
Great presentation.
Also, probably the first game I've seen here with a somewhat happy ending, I guess.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Looks like a "10 Million" clone at first, but it's more like "add numbers to kill things" simulator.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Defend yer grave from plants(?) Everyone's Dead Dead!


The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

Can be summed up as "Gamemaker Ragdoll Simulator 2016." Sadly, it doesn't seem to have one completed level. But I guess the end of the stage where ragdolls just bounce repeatedly on trampolines is worth it...

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Very simple. Match colors to corresponding button presses.
Graphics were okay, but the game just felt a bit repetitive to me, I guess.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

I guess you could say the game's a "rougelike," (Oh yeah, and a roguelike as well) with lotsa red stuff coming out of everything you kill! XD

The Swarm by Fel666

I seems you play as decomposers, and eat dead bodies.

The Winchester by clemonades

Kill zombies, get cash to open doors by killing zombies, and get to the last door. The End.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Seems rather clunky.
Although the "having to work with other GMC users to solve the puzzle" thing is thinking outside the box, I think?
(At first I thought this game got glitched out of the GMCJAM Player)

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Um, jump and shoot enemy to spawn another enemy simulator?

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

From what I can tell, it's some kind of roguelike where you must "kill 'em all" before they reach and kill a plant.
Somewhat confusing at first.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Alice and Mercerenies pretty much make FOUR games out of that concept where you place things to send other things to an exit, or something. Quite fun to play.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Somebody was a fan of 10 Million...

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

Walking platformer simulator.
I first found it dull, but there's something about the game that made me keep playing it.
The game pretty much ends with that title.

When They Come 2 by trg601

Ragdoll physics! Okay Graphics and Sound! Strange, yet Simple Controls!
 
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GameDevDan

Former Jam Host
Moderator
GMC Elder
GameDevDan's Reviews & Votes

First place
Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Aw man I really like this but it's SO short! I love the concept and the engine is well coded. The graphics are cute and stylish. I'd have loved sound (but my entry didn't have any either, it's forgivable) but what I want the most is more puzzles! I hope you continue this project after the jam. With some polish and dedication it might do well as a commercial game on itch or something. I'll be voting it first place!

Second place
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

I was really enjoying this until level 6 where I haven't got a clue what I'm doing, shame 'cos I was having a lot of fun! The game is well programmed, well presented and has a good injection of humour (I love the constant BABABABA of NPCs). The gameplay itself is fun and ultimately it's a nice solid entry.

Third place
Rest in Peace by Blake
A depressing but strangely relaxing entry. Certainly fit the theme well and kept my interest (played the whole 6 levels, didn't get one wrong). The graphics and music are great and the game feels well made. One of the top entries.


Best ofs:

Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
Best Concept: Rest in Peace by Blake
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: Lonely by johnwo
Best Devlog: Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Full Ranking:

  1. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  2. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  3. Rest in Peace by Blake
  4. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  5. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  6. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  7. Four Versus the World by NAL
  8. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  9. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  10. Lonely by johnwo
  11. EiD by Nocturne
  12. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  13. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  14. ghost town by porcupinester
  15. When They Come 2 by trg601
  16. Last Stand by Jett
  17. The Swarm by Fel666
  18. The Winchester by clemonades
  19. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  20. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  21. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  22. Final Shelter by The M
  23. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  24. Afterstory by David Chen
  25. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  26. Spooky Jam by kepons
  27. Clone Runners by Cameron
  28. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  29. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  30. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  31. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  32. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  33. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  34. Grave Trigger by Dark
  35. Silent Road by JackOatley
  36. Dearelict by Yal
  37. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  38. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  39. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  40. Bone Crusher by chance
  41. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  42. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  43. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  44. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  45. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  46. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  47. Alone by CoderJoe
  48. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  49. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  50. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  51. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  52. A long time after by poncle
  53. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  54. HackMan by AT, SA
  55. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  56. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  57. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  58. KATT by KaShuen
  59. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  60. My My My Charona by Electros
  61. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  62. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  63. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  64. antideath by Yokcos
  65. Broken World by Zerb Games
  66. Everyone Is Dead by dadio
  67. Nothing But Static by zircher
  68. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  69. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  70. Regret by Miner7365
  71. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  72. Game Engine Test by Misty
  73. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  74. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  75. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  76. EvoBio by felixpf
  77. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  78. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  79. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  80. Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Reviews (80/80 + Comments on my own entry)
Link: Google Docs

I originally wanted to copy paste my reviews here, but GMC posts can only be 20,000 characters long and my voting post would have been over 27,000... oops!
 
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Aura

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Aura's Deadgirl Reviews & Votes

First place
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Third place
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Best ofs:

Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: ...
Best Concept: ...
Best Presentation: ...
Best Story: ...
Best Devlog: ...

Full Ranking:

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Full Reviews:

I'll put reviews of the top 3 games here (to make things easier for Alice) and create an external page for rest of the reviews; because I plan to do detailed reviews this time and all of them won't technically fit here, given the 20000 (!!!) characters limit that the GMC puts on me. But I might not get much time, so if you want to get an assured review, please leave me a PM. I'll play and rate all the games though.​
 

aamatniekss

Member
Aamatniekss Reviews
Top 3:

First place
The Equation of Life - Ghandpivot

Second place
Everythings gone to hell - TehPilot

Third place
Rest in Peace - Blake

Best ofs:

Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everythings gone to hell - TehPilot
Best Concept: Equation of Life - Ghandpivot
Best Presentation: Everythings gone to hell - TehPilot
Best Story: Afterstory - David Chen

Full ranking:

  1. The Equation of Life - Ghandpivot
  2. Everythings gone to hell - TehPilot
  3. Rest in Peace - Blake
  4. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times -Alice, Mercerenies
  5. Desert Lands - Nallebeorn
  6. Four Versus the World- NAL
  7. Jumpship Cyrus - Brenbruyn, harukiya
  8. ghost town - porcupinester
  9. The Last Ghost- Coolbot4k
  10. Half Hearted- DocNogloff
  11. Dead Zone - Carnivius
  12. Grim Reapers Last Job- Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  13. Mortal Metanoia - Mattie, Murzy
  14. Final Shelter - The M
  15. Noalle's Ark- shadowspear1
  16. Fall Harvest Season- BlessHayGaming
  17. Devil's Mansion -Joh
  18. antideath- Yokcos
  19. Lonely Drone -GameDevDan
  20. The winchester -clemonades
  21. Afterstory- David Chen
  22. Death's Salesman -zn_pete,Daniel Navarro,wilix95
  23. GMCity Carnage -Snail Man
  24. Scared To Death- Ixlegraw
  25. Dearelict -Yal
  26. When they come 2- trg601
  27. Everyone is Dead -Aviox
  28. A Ghost Adventure- Nexusrex
  29. The Last Space Luchador- Siolfor The Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  30. Alone- CoderJoe
  31. HackMan- AT,SA
  32. Spooky Jam -Kepons
  33. The Aftermath- Tselmek,zminusone
  34. Deadly Desire- GhostyFeline, Misu
  35. Lonely - Johnwo
  36. Clone Runners- Cameron
  37. Grave Trigger- Dark
  38. EiD-Nocturne
  39. One Last Bite -NightOwl35
  40. Ghost Butler- ShadowLancer, Shameless
  41. Last Stand -Jett
  42. Silent Road- Jack Oatley
  43. Regret- Miner7365
  44. MontyGoesToTown -Spliffium
  45. Revival of the undead princess -Satsuka Aura, Rusty
  46. The Swarm- Fel666
  47. Last Hope -HayManMarc,zminusone
  48. The Major Forces -Lizzard
  49. Dance With Death -nvrogers
  50. Phantomatics -Otyugra
  51. Bone Crusher -chance
  52. My My My Charona -Electros
  53. Love is Life- rui.rosario
  54. Forgive me for living -Lonewolff
  55. Grey Fall -Morne,Bernard, Marius
  56. KATT -KaShuen
  57. They are all DEAD, unless -RustyShadow
  58. Game Engine Test -Misty
  59. The Robot and the Pharaoh -Freddy Jones
  60. Tree of life -Kiesenverseist
  61. Time Travel is Hard -guadalcanal
  62. Planet Dreth -Mocgames998
  63. Welcome to Purgatory -Sirham
  64. Buried At Sea -ZombieLawyer
  65. Territory Earth -Wraithious
  66. Save The Last Human- Moon Goat
  67. Nothing but static -zircher
  68. My Dragon Pal- Zodaris
  69. DEADZONE- Cat, var
  70. Broken World -Zerb Games
  71. Nothing Ventured- NeoTalon
  72. Undead Matador Deluxe -MikeDark_x
  73. A long time after -poncle
  74. Comet See The World 50 Yrs Hence -ConsolCWBY
  75. Everybody is Dead -iTzCallumUK
  76. Ask Death-Detective Pixel
  77. Everyone is Dead-Dadio
  78. EvoBio - felixfpf
Not rated - Pixel Paracide WRLCK (My PC seems to be detecting it as a virus whatever I do. )

Not rated - Soulgrab RekNepZ (Get an error every time I try to start the game, something with obj_genload.)

Not rated - Dark Within - my game

Comments:
All Done 81/81
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Kepons

Lost The Bet
Kepon's votes
1st: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
2nd: Antideath by Yockos
3rd: Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
4th: Devil's Mansion by Joh
5th: The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
6th: Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice & Mercerenies
7th: Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
8th: The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
9th: EiD by Nocturne
10th: GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Full rankings:
  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. Antideath by Yokcos
  3. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  4. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  5. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  6. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice & Mercerenies
  7. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  8. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  9. EiD by Nocturne
  10. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  11. Grave Trigger by Dark
  12. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  13. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie & Murzy
  14. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  15. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn & harukiya
  16. Desert Lands by Nallbeorn
  17. HackMan by AT & SA
  18. Rest in Peaceby Blake
  19. The Swarm by Fel666
  20. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  21. Last Stand by Jett
  22. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  23. Four Versus the World by NAL
  24. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  25. Ghost Town by porcupinester
  26. Bone Crusher by chance
  27. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  28. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  29. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz & Mortalo
  30. Dance with Death by nvrogers
  31. Revival of the Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura & Rusty
  32. Final Shelter by The M
  33. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  34. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  35. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  36. The Robot and the Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  37. My My My by Charona Electros
  38. Silent Road by Jack Oatley
  39. Afterstory by David Chen
  40. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal & Bandido Burrito
  41. When They Come 2 by trg601
  42. The Winchester by clemonades
  43. Dearelict by Yal
  44. Soulgrab by RekNepZ
  45. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  46. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  47. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  48. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  49. Forgive Me for Living by Lonewolff
  50. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  51. The Aftermath by Tselmek & zminusone
  52. Last Hope by HayManMarc & zminusone
  53. Alone by CoderJoe
  54. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  55. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline & Misu
  56. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  57. Nothing but Static by zircher
  58. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  59. Ghost Butler by Shadow Lancer & Shameless
  60. Game Engine Test by Misty
  61. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  62. Clone Runners by Cameron
  63. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  64. Lonely by johnwo
  65. Monty Goes to Town by Spliffium
  66. PlanetDreth by Mocgames998
  67. KATT by KaShuen
  68. Welcome to Purgatory by Sirham
  69. Broken World by Zerb Games
  70. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  71. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  72. Buried at Sea by ZombieLawyer
  73. They are all DEAD, Unless by RustyShadow
  74. Regret by Miner7365
  75. A Long Time After by poncle
  76. EvoBio by felixp
  77. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  78. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  79. Everyone is Dead by dadio

Reviews (81/81):
Spreadsheet with scores and whatnot: here.
 
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Snail_Man's Slimy Reviews

1st. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn & Harukiya
2nd. Metanoia by Mattie & Murzy
3rd. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
4th. Ghost Town by Porcupinester
5th. The Dark Within by Aamatniekss
6th. Devil's Mansion by Joh
7th. SoulGrab (Fixed Version) by RekNepZ
8th. Four Vs. the World by NAL
9th. Grave Trigger by Dark
10th. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice and Mercerenies
11th. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
12th. Deaths Salesman by Zn_Pete, Daniel Navarro & Wilix95
13th. Grey Fall by Morne and Bernard
14th. EiD by Nocturne
15th. Silent Road by Jack Oatley
16th. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
17th. Gameenginetest7 by Misty
18th. Dearelict by Yal
19th. They Are All Dead UNLESS... by Rusty Shadows
20th. Alone by Coderjoe
21st. Bone Crusher by Chance
22nd. Everyone is Dead by Dadio

I voted for and reviewed an arbitrary number of arbitrary games this time.
Reviews (22/22)
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Nice puzzle game! It seemed really well thought out, and the puzzles were pretty satisfying to solve, although once I accidentally tossed a piece of paper onto one of the teleporting satanic circles and couldn't retrieve it. The music was excellent, and the effects were really good. Very solid entry!

The Dark Within by Aamatniekss
I liked it. The graphics were beautiful, and I really liked the story, although the gameplay never really got challenging. It told a good story, and it wasn't too short. The one comment I have is that some nice ambient background music might have been nice, but I can also see only having ambient sounds. Loved the song Easter egg. I had fun!

Four Vs. the World by NAL
It was a fun game, but had a couple of issues. Most notably, I could never figure out how to leave the dungeons. I wandered around with my first party member, Rosie, collecting things until she died of exhaustion. After that, I figured I'd never go back into a dungeon, and I happily survived through 3 more locations with my team Trevor, Mohammad, and the hilariously ill-fated Lenny who seemed to screw up and take damage every 10 seconds. Unfortunately, I accidentally clicked on a dungeon while travelling to Lithgow, and trying to leave with ESC, I accidentally ended the game. Some more clear dungeon instructions would be nice, but I had fun. The best games give you stories.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
Nice game! I really liked the story, and the world felt very extensive. The graphical style was really nice, and the whole aesthetic was very cool. It was pretty difficult, but not too hard, which was nice, and the length was a really good asset. Overall, a very nice platform adventure game that I thoroughly enjoyed!

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
It was a pretty good game, but it was also slow and more linear than it had to be. I personally think that you missed a big opportunity by making the world so linear: Because the drone could fly, you could have made a grid of rooms instead of a straight line, but instead, when I tried to fly into the sky, it resulted in a jarring bounce. The collisions with blocks were pretty dodgy, and ended up being an annoyance to me later in the game. The inventory system was also clunky and didn't feel like it fit with the rest of the game. Even so, the game was fun and I liked the story. A solid entry.

They Are All Dead UNLESS... by Rusty Shadows
Props on the idea! It's a kind of idea that really only works for the jam, because otherwise you wouldn't know that a bunch of people would suddenly play it at once. The actual gameplay is actually pretty fun too, and with a bit of work, you could use the attracting/repelling gun idea to make into a full game. Collisions were surprisingly okay considering how much you can mess with the landscape. Some music would have been nice, graphics were pretty lacking. Overall fun game, cool idea!

Devil's Mansion by Joh
It's a great puzzle game, but it sometimes makes my brain hurt just to try and figure this kind of thing out. It seemed really well designed and everything, I just could never quite grasp the logic of routing out a the liar, and got the second case wrong. Still, it's a really cool idea, and I loved the entire interface of it. The music seemed a bit too frantic for the game almost, and something a bit more soothing and thoughtful could have been better, but overall I had a lot of fun.

SoulGrab (Fixed Version) by RekNepZ
Okay, first of all, huge props on the technical execution of the world generation. I've thought about making randomly generated platform adventure games a lot, but the world generation on this is really good considering the time frame. Just the fact that I never found an impossible map is a huge thing for this kind of game, and I think that if you expanded this into a proper Metroidvania with different areas every run, it could be really really cool.
That being said, because the generation was so intricate, there were a couple of issues. Mostly, I'd just say that the movement and collisions felt kind of clunky and sticky, and it could have used another coat of polish generally (for example, tile inner-corners). The graphics weren't good, but they didn't hurt the eye. I obviously would have liked some more areas than just the two, but that takes time, so I can't blame you for leaving them out. The music ranged from pretty okay to really good (you know the one I'm talking about), and it surprisingly fit the game pretty well. The random generation made me want to keep playing over and over again just to see what I would get, even though most of the worlds were pretty samey, it still felt really cool.
Overall, it was a great technical achievement, but the details are kind of rough, and it could have used more content. Still a really cool game.

Alone by Coderjoe
It was a decent zombie-survival game, but it was much too quick paced to have to keep dying and grabbing the flashlight & battery over and over again, and when it gave me the objective of finding a weapon, it didn't react when I found either the knife or the pistol. Zombie killing was a bit too fast, so you often found yourself at a loss for exactly what happened because it was all too fast. The character graphics were kinda meh, but I really liked the idle animations on the swings, fountain, papers, etc. They added a lot of character to the game. Overall, it was a bit simplistic and too quick, but well put together.

Bone Crusher by Chance
What can I say? It's a Chance physics game, corner reset button and all. The actual crushing was really fun, I loved the visual effects and the screen shake. My issue was that it wasn't even really a game per-se, as there seemed to be no challenge or lose condition. Maybe with obstacles it could have been really cool, but it ended up as a mildly amusing toy, and a short one at that. I really liked the graphical style though.

Grave Trigger by Dark
It was a cool fast paced arena shooter, but there wasn't a lot of content. I liked all the polish on the stuff that was there, and it was quite fun while it lasted, but the arena could have at least used some terrain to spice things up a bit. Additional weapons wouldn't have hurt either, although I know the amount of time that stuff takes up. My highscore was 0099500, which is probably terrible. The gun graphic looked really good, and it worked well, it just needed more content to keep it interesting.

Everyone is Dead by Dadio
tha beast gam 7/10

Silent Road by Jack Oatley
The gameplay wasn't all that innovative, but I really loved the graphics and the whole aesthetic. The 3D worked really well, and it just all really worked together. The zombie sprite was my only really complaint graphics-wise, as they seemed a bit 'lazy' compared to the rest of the graphics, but when the whole blood splatter thing started happening, it was very cool. Overall, it wasn't the most innovative gameplay, but the graphics almost made up for that, and I loved the game feel. Good job.

Dearelict by Yal
I liked it pretty well, but I couldn't play it for too long because the view bobbing made me feel sick. Next time, I'd have an option to turn that off. Also the fact that you couldn't look straight down really annoyed me during the platform bits, and the textures looked a bit 'tutorial-y'. Other than that, it had a nice atmosphere, good story, and decent gameplay. Solid entry.

Ghost Town by Porcupinester
I actually had a lot of fun with this. My main complain is that the blue fire pickup that contained many crucial items was actually pretty hard to distinguish from the background torches , so I was stuck for a while at that part. I didn't actually finish the game because the grim reaper boss was so hard, and you fell into the trap of not putting a save point directly before the boss so it was very frustrating getting back there every time, and I eventually had to give up. Still, I had a lot of fun even when annoying encounters jumped out at me with no warning.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice and Mercerenies
I liked the game, and it had some really fun puzzles, but loosely connected systems of small games never seem to work as well as one whole game, at least while they're completely unconnected. If they had more tie-in, like highscores. However, it was still pretty fun, and all of the minigames were fun with the exception of the waterfall one, which I couldn't play because I accidentally skipped the intro and couldn't figure out how to do anything. Overall, it was a fun collection of minigames, but it might have worked had the games worked better together. Good job though.

Metanoia by Mattie & Murzy
Unfinished, and not without issues, but some great aspects of this game really blew me away. The graphics were on the whole awesome. My only tiny complaint here was that the wasp enemy's beam attack had no sort of decoration at all and was just solid yellow, but that's a tiny tiny thing. Great job in this department. The game feel was also most excellent, except that I was missing just a tiny pulse of screenshake when the player character shoots. I think that would have added just a bit more punch to the game, but it was again really good for the most part. Gameplay wise, I had a couple more issues, but still nothing too major. I was missing the ability to duck, which would have been nice for dodging attacks and hiding behind crates. The weapon cooldowns could be a bit difficult to predict, and a little bar to show that might have been an asset. The first weapon was OP because it had no minimum cooldown time, so you could make it three or four times faster than the machine gun weapon by just clicking furiously. This is a simple fix though. My main pet-peeve was the wasp enemy, who had an attack that drained health very quickly, could not be dodged in any way, and were frustratingly common. There were many times where I was killed by a wasp who beamed me from just offscreen, and that was very frustrating. I'd say that the simplest fix would be to make the laser not follow the player perfectly like it does: I'd make it track the player with a good amount of delay, which would not only look smoother, but also make it possible to dodge without finding cover. The game ended suddenly for me, when I left a level, and entered a screen that had just the background with the (very good) music playing in it. I assume that the game was unfinished, but I'm okay with that, because as far as I'm concerned, this game deserves more time to be finished. I'd be excited to see where you both go with this post-jam. Great job!

EiD by Nocturne
I had some fun with this, but the controls were poorly thought through, such that my hardware had the issue where you can't press more than three keys at once, and whenever I tried to shoot while also accelerating and moving to the right, the controls would lock for a second. I didn't find it at all easy to control the ship, and sometimes I would just stop and snipe the turrets from a standstill; aiming otherwise was very difficult. I never figured out what my health was, or where it showed how much I had left. When I died, the ship launched into some massive, memory-eating explosion that made me have to ctrl-shift-escape the window. Overall, it was a fun start to a game, but was badly unfinished. I'm interested to see what this evolves into.

Deaths Salesman by Zn_Pete, Daniel Navarro & Wilix95
I actually had a lot of fun with this. The music was really whimsical, and I could tell there was a whole lot of work that went into the game. Unfortunately, I could never figure out how to win, but I had a lot of fun trying, and the game seems pretty well made. A good amount of the dialog made me laugh, and the whole thing was just a fun concept. Good job.

Gameenginetest7 by Misty
It's a good start to a game, but the physics were wonky and it could have used a couple checkpoints. The gun in the HUD was really well done, and the models looked pretty nice, but the player was way too slippery to control accurately, which became an issue when I got to the platforming bit. My main issue was having to watch the entire intro scene every time I died, and it might have been nice to have some checkpoints, or at least an instant restart. Still, it was a pretty good start.

Grey Fall by Morne and Bernard
It seemed like it could have been a really good survival game with a bit more work, but the close-combat was very glitchy, the shooting appeared ineffectual against some enemies, and the collisions within the cave were dodgy at best. It also neglected any story element, which I feel it needed, and some instructions on the goal of the game would also have been a big asset. Overall, it's a good start, and the graphics were well-articulated, but it had significant issues that needed to be solved before the game could feel truly complete.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn & Harukiya
I had a huge amount of fun with this game. It was polished, compact, and complete. The clean isometrc graphics were really cool, and I liked the wide variety of weapons. The innovation of having the enemies be a secondary target to the buildings was really interesting I thought, and the whole thing just worked really well as a cohesive game. It also gave me some vague nostalgia to some of the old classic GM games, which made me smile. Overall, it might not have been the most technically brilliant game, but I really had a lot of fun with it, and that's really what counts.
 
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Reviews
Top 3:

First place
Ghost Town by porcupinester

Second place
Afterstory by David Chen

Third place
Grave Trigger by Dark
 
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The "ConsoleCoWBoY Has No Right Whatsoever To Criticize Anyone's Game" Reviews Page!
Top 3:

First place The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Game Name: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
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A platformer with great music, sound, and graphics. My
favorite of the jam! Like to see this made into a full game!
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Overall: 5/5


Second place Everything’s Gone To Hell by TehPilot
Game Name: Everything’s Gone To Hell by TehPilot
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A great overhead puzzle-type game with RPG style dialog.
Great sound, music and graphics. I got stuck in level 2
near the bridge, however. One of the best!
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Overall: 4.75/5


Third place Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Game Name: Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
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This is an excellent “point-and-click” type of adventure game
where the player – as a robotic flying eye – must solve simple
puzzles and navigate hazards to find out why everyone is dead.
The graphics are top notch, but the lack of sound and music
are disappointing. Still, this is one of the best of the best.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Overall:


Best ofs:

Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Devil’s Mansion by Joh
Best Concept: The Swarm by Fel666
Best Presentation: Mortal Metanoia by Mattie & Murzy
Best Story: Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Best Devlog: Bone Crusher by chance

Full ranking:

Full reviews HERE

Comments:
Due to my own stupidity, I lost all my reviews - my memory is bad enough that I'll have to revist the games!.. I will do this, I will go on a game jam game jam until all is reviewed! I swear, on the graves of my ancestors I will do this!
(EDIT: 27 more games to go... I should be finished by morning... i dont wanna play nomore...)
EEK! Just made The Deadline! (like a good programmer always does - lol!)
 
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Aviox

Member
Aviox's Votes
This competition was a ton of fun, and it was an honor to participate in it. I really enjoyed the process of being involved in (my very first) game jam, and I am proud of each of you for your efforts, from the top of the list to the very bottom. Keep on designing, learning, and having fun!

Top 3:


1st place -
The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Very well done. Polished. Interesting. Visually appealing. Appropriate length. Great story telling. All-around great entry. I want more.

2nd place -
antideath by Yokcos
A great entry. Some bugs with textures on the level selection scren and high difficulty level give it a bit of a setback at first, but is otherwise a terrific game. Loads of fresh ideas to make this game really stand out. I was surprised to have a fully-featured boss at the end to finish it off. Great entry. Loved the creativity and design.

3rd place -
Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
Really great little game. A "best concept" candidate. Original idea, and had a good progression and replay-ability. controls were very smooth. I loved it.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD:
Rest in Peace by Blake
In a slew of games about mass worldwide destruction, grim reapers, or ghosts, it was refreshing to have a game that was simply about arranging coffins in a graveyard. Not the entire planet was dead. Just all the people the player interacted with. Clever.

Best Concept:

antideath by Yokcos
In addition to this just being a great game, the concept of bringing enemies back to life, and the different methods of doing so we incredibly creative. [Honorable mentions go to The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone and The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito]

Best Presentation:

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
From the use of humorous babbling speech for dialog and surface screen effects to show the "heat" in the areas of your game, to the small, but subtle "smiley face" feedback from Lucifer, you created a fun and immersive presentation with your game. Really well done.

Best Story:

The Dark Within by aamatniekss.
Your use of progression and gameplay to support the story-line was terrific. I felt like I was experiencing another world, and didn't want it to end.

Full ranking:

Note - although I tried every game, I only ranked the top 25.

  1. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  2. antideath by Yokcos
  3. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  4. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  5. Four Versus the World by NAL
  6. Rest in Peace by Blake
  7. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  8. Lonely by johnwo
  9. ghost town by porcupinester
  10. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  11. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  12. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  13. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  14. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  15. Final Shelter by The M
  16. Last Stand by Jett
  17. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  18. The Swarm by Fel666
  19. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  20. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  21. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  22. When They Come 2 by trg601
  23. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  24. Broken World by Zerb Games
  25. EiD by Nocturne

Comments:

Note - I only commented on the games I ranked in the top 25.

antideath by Yokcos
A great entry. Some bugs with textures and high difficulty level give it a bit of a setback at first, but is otherwise a terrific game. I was surprised to have a fully-featured boss at the end. Clearly not much sleep was had if this game was truly done in 72 hours. Great Entry.

Broken World by Zerb Games
Weird top-down ghost cowboy game. Pretty interesting. Collisions were pretty buggy and level design was awkward.

Dance With Death by nvrogers
pretty fun shoot-em up bullet hell. This game caught me by surprise.

Dead Zone by Carnivius
Brutally hard. fun idea. enjoyed the classic style.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
Quite good. a bit challenging at times, but it kept me engaged. I really enjoyed the art style potential "best presentation" winner

EiD by Nocturne
Simple space shooter. visually interesting. Level progression left something to be desired, but I enjoyed while it lasted.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Fun puzzle game in "hells dungeons." good presentation with loads of polish. "Best presentation" candidate.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
Simple platformer grim reaper game. I really liked the level of polish w/ voice acting. Overall a bit cliche for my taste.

Final Shelter by The M
Fun. nothing overwhelming. Build mode was cool.

Four Versus the World by NAL
Quite good "oregon trail" sort of game. The pacing was a bit slow for a game jam game, but I enjoyed it for several minutes.

ghost town by porcupinester
Fun little side-scroller RPG. Had some "Undertale" overtones. Particularly the battle engine and use of humor.


Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
hard and weird survival game. Stylisticly interesting. Has an "out of this world" feel. Has potential, but there was too much "grinding" required to keep me engaged.

Last Stand by Jett
Controls were difficult to get used to, but a decent little game. Around 200 points I started getting bored.

Lonely by johnwo
Great "conversation" concept game. Couldn't find the "real ending", if there is one. Potential "best story" or "best concept" candidate.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Complete storyline. Pontential "best story" candidate. Simple adventure game.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
Lots of polish, quite good for a game jam game
Ended suddenly and seemed like a bug? I'd be interested in a more finished version of this game. The gun mechanic reminded me of Cave Story.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
Plants vs zombies style game. good framework to be something more. I'd be interested in a more complete version.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
Fun take on a classic worm game. I'd like to see more development on this. The art style was quite appealing.

Rest in Peace by Blake
Clever. simple, yet fun. Style and concept were pretty fun. Good use of level design to keep me interested. I imagine you could make a great fully-featured game.

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
Really great little game. A "best concept" candidate. Original idea, and had a good progression and replability. controls were very smooth.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Clever, and original. The ending made me smile. Surprisingly fun, considering there's not much there. "Best concept" candidate.


The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Very well done. Polished. Interesting. Visually appealing. Appropriate length. Great story telling. All-around great entry. I want more.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
hah!! I love the creativity.

The Swarm by Fel666
Fun idea! took me some time to figure out that my "swarm" was only alive for x seconds before dying. The pathfinding was a fun, interesting take. probably the most fun part. Good use of physics. (the box pushing in the first level was clever)

When They Come 2 by trg601
Strange stylistic game about an alien invasion. I almost lost interest before the acid pit surprise. Interesting game overall.
 
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1) Lonely Drone - Gamedev Dan
It was a tough choice on who wins this Jam... there were 4 or 5 entries that all stood out and had a hell of a lot of merit. However I've chosen Lonely Drone above the others because I felt that it had the most well rounded experience and used the theme the absolute best of any other game. Graphically it was pretty and very different from the majority of other pixel art games in the jam, and the actual gameplay was really smooth and well designed with enough polish to make it feel like a complete and full game. Really well done and congrats on a fine job!


2) Mortal Metanoia - Mattie & Murzy
I almost gave this game first place, but felt that GameDevDan's game held the theme better, although when it comes to polish and overall playability they are pretty much on a par. The graphics were excellent and the gameplay was fun and challenging, and overall the whole thing had an insane amount of polish to it. I'd love to see this expanded on and made into a bigger project as I feel that it could be a great commercial game with more content.


3) Dead Zone - Carnivius
While this didn't make number one I still felt it was one of the best games in the Jam. The care that was taken with the graphics and presentation show a true love for pixels and the gameplay itself was very solid and fun. The only "but" I have is that it was marred by a few bugs (huge disjointed skulls in the wrong level? :p )... for which I'm actually thankful as made choosing between the top three slightly easier! Although, tbh, all three of these games are pretty much on a par, so this is something to be proud of I feel.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Devil's Mansion by Joh
Best Concept: The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
Best Presentation: Dead Zone by Carnivius
Best Story: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Devlog: N/A

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
Another really nice game that was waaaaaaay too short! Serioursly, I'd have played another ten levels of this game. The body switching mechanic is really really good, and has the potrential for some fiendish level design. GFX and SFX were okay, but nothing special and presentation was okay too.

A long time after by poncle
Nice little game... very simple but I liked the meta concept behind it and the excution was good. The share/replay options were a really great touch.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
Idea good, and the visual aspect was excellent. However the slow movement and the fact it crashed when I got through the barrier means it loses points in presentation, sorry.

Alone by CoderJoe
Cool game, with nice gameplay and fairly solid feel. Hit boxes were a bit off (sometimes a zombie would make the hit sound but not actually damage me) and the controls a bit fiddly, but still well made and fun.

antideath by Yokcos
Great concept but way too difficult too early... The level select screen/first fight area is confusing too as it looks like the level select screen since there is no background or something? Anyway, that's the bad, the good is that I loved the idea of the game and having it so that as you revive people it actually increases the difficulty is a fun and original mechanic. If only it had a better balance as I found even level 1 tough as hell!!!!

Ask Death by Detective Pixel
Ha! Not really a game so no marks for gameplay... Concept was fun I suppose and some of the phrases that it created were rather amusing, but it didn't really fit the theme in any way, and it has no sound nor intro nor anything other than the simple phrase generator. Still, it was good for a few minutes of chuckles!

Bone Crusher by chance
A physics based game from chance? What a suprprise... :p Jokes apart, the game is good fun. The concept is great, gfx are great, presentation is great.... but... so few levels!!!! Another couple of levels with a bit more progression would have made this a top 3 entry for me I think.

Broken World by Zerb Games
I REALLY wanted to like this game.... but I couldn't. Iliked the GFX and the effects, I liked shooting bouncy bullets around, I liked killing things and being hit and becoming like a phatom... but the collision detection was TERRIBLE and I got sooooo annoyed getting stuck in walls. And the lack of any explanation as to what is going on meant that it was difficult to work out any type of startegy. Good effort, with interesting ideas, but let down by the collisions....

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
This game has promise but at the moment it feels veryt rough around the edges... it has depth issues and text issues with drawing, and an overall lack of content. The basic idea is good, and with far more varied events and a few extra gameplay elements to keep the players interest it could be a great game though.

Clone Runners by Cameron
While the theme is nowhere to be found and the game has no instructions, playing this basic puzzle game was still fun (and I managed to finish it)... Graphically it needs a lot of work, as does the level design and interface, but it seems a great protoype for a future more polished game.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
Well that was an experience! I have no idea what I was I was doing nor how the puzzles to open the cage were supposed to work... I just either clicked randomly until the cages were unlocked or hit escape which unlocked them instantly, then walk to the right and repeat. So, not sure what I should have been doing really... :( Story was okay, graphics were "programmer art" and fun, but the whole thing lacked polish. Still, interesting at least...

Dance With Death by nvrogers
This seemed a bit buggy... The titles took forever to pass and kind of flashed at the end, and then you were just dropped into the game. Since I'm crap at danmaku games, I died in a second and then didn't respawn... :( GFX were quite nice though.

Dead Zone by Carnivius
Fantastic game. Seriously, amazing... The presentation was perfect, the graphics were perfect, and the gameplay was simple but fun and challenging (although slightly bugged... ;) ). I don't think I have anything else to say about this... great job!

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
Great little game. Everything worked really well and I loved the character design. Very short though, and I REALLY wanted to be able to choose between the two sides and see two different endings... WHICH DOES HE CHOOSE DAMMIT?

DEADZONE by Cat, var
This game was incredibly frustrating... Basically the grey on grey graphics made it very difficult to actually see what was going on, and the massive explosions when you are hit cover up what you can see even more making it really frustrating to play. The controls were smooth, and the lighting lovely, and the different gameplay mechanics (like the inventory) seemed really well done, but I couldn't enjoy it. Different coloured sprites for things would have scored this MUCH higher for me...

Dearelict by Yal
Hmm... Not sure I liked this or not. I like the concept and the 3D was certainly well done, but I'm not sure I had any fun actually playing it. I should say that I couldn't finish it either as I got stuck in the "hedge" maze, even though you can jump over the hedges and look around I couldn't find any way to continue.... anyway, nicely done, but lacks polish and didn't seem much fun sadly.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
Another game that reminds me of cluedo... But that's no bad thing! The game was quite well thought out and fun to play, although a bit easy as, in general, it was obvious which text options to follow. That said, choosing deliberatly to play again and pick the worst was fun too! Graphics okay, music okay, gameplay good, presentation okay, Solid game.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
I liked this game a lot.... the controls were a bit "floaty" and took some getting used to, but other than that everything worked great, looked great and played great. I loved the monochrome graphics and the shooting mechanic was really fun., and the game fit the theme perfectly.

Devil's Mansion by Joh
Great game! Very nice to see something different being done, and this worked and played really well. I loved Cluedo as a kid, so this took me back... Presentation was fantastic (the highlighters for text was a really nice touch) and the actual game was intriguing and nice graphically. If I had to complain about anything it would be that the music was NOT suited to the gameplay, and I missed having sound effects for clicking and moving stuff, etc... Other than that though, really, really good.

EiD by Nocturne
My own game, so no comments... ;)

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
I don't know if this game is broken or I just couldn't find the keys, but there appeared to be no way to do anything other than go left/right or climb ladders. No jump, no shoot, and no way to avoid the zombies at all. Presentation was okay, gfx were okay, but I can't sday much else as it was impossible to get anywhere while playing.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio
What can I say... It's an obra-maestra of understatement and artistic integrity. -5 stars!

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Great game! Fantastic! It has everything.... good story, good graphics, functional sound, a great design, and even manages to mix in some great polished details (I loved the way Satan gets buried in corpses!) and the effects like the room transition and subtle particles etc... really added to the overall "finished game, not Jam game" feel. Seriously good entry... at the end I was like "Only 9 levels? :( ".

EvoBio by felixpf
Okay, I have NO idea what's going on in this game. None. Zero. I can move a purple thingy around and push other purple thingies and that's it? No idea how it relates to the theme, no idea what I'm supposed to to... :(

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
Great entry. Lovely graphics, interesting and fun gameplay, great presentation and used the theme! What more could you ask for? Well done!

Final Shelter by The M
Great game. Presentation was excellent, and the game even has a full set of options for playing (vegan mode was a nice touch!). The mash of tower defese elements with arena shooter worked really well, and the game was fun and challenging to play. Great job!

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
Loved the loading screen, but not the gameplay... :( Everything looks okay, but the fact that the police shoot so often and the bullets actually skim the ground makes it impossible to play for more than a few seconds before dying. Jump doesn't help much as you still have to go down a level to actually hit who's shooting making it all very frustrating. Nice presentation, nice graphics, good sound, but very, very frustrating...

Four Versus the World by NAL
What can I say about htis? Amazing presentation, really, really polished interface and gameplay, but ultimately... boring? Okay, the caves sections are more interesting but once you've seen one you've seen them all, and the rest of the gameplay is just too random to be that much fun... and the actual driving part was just boring. So, sorry, I din't really much like this although I wanted to like it given that the whole thing looks so lovely.

Game Engine Test by Misty
A+ for effort in using 3D but it was glitchy as hell! Controls were horrible and very "floaty", and tbh, after a few minutes of playing I started to feel a bit motion sick... I also fell through the floor a number of times! So, I didn't enjoy this much, sorry.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
Not quite sure that the link to the theme here is very obvious, but other than that the game is pretty good. I loved the hand drawn graphics and the gameplay was simple but fun.

ghost town by porcupinester
Loved this game! it has so much to it, and is really polished with a bit of an "Undertale" vibe to it. Uses the theme, has puzzles, has action, has humour, has an excellent presentation and great use of sound and music. Very, very well done, and definintely one of the best games in the Jam.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
I think this is the most fun game that I've played of the Jam so far (and just because I'm in it... :p). Seriously, the game is great fun and the upgrade options and four different weapon types were brilliant. I liked the way they were essentially difficulty levels, although I did find using Dan was practically impossible! Graphically it could have been better, but that's a very minor quibble, and I can see myself playing this again.

Grave Trigger by Dark
Someone likes Devil Daggers!!! :p Not sure exactly what the tie to the theme is, nor what the story is (Story? Who needs a story!) but with gameplay like this, who cares? It's a slick little 3D arena shooter that was fun to play!

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
Nice concept but not much fun to play I'm afraid. I found it rather buggy, with the player often unable to reach trees due to the way that holes and ladders are created, making it almost impossible to play for more than a minute without having to Nuke and start again. Graphically it was nice, and the sounds were appropriate, though and with more content it would be a fun game.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
Nice little game but like so many this time around TOO SHORT! Seriously, I loved this but only 3 levels left me wanting more... Great design, lovely graphics, fun gameplay, nice presentation.... it lacks sound, but that's a minor detail. Really good entry.

HackMan by AT, SA
Not at all sure where this game uses the theme... but that doresn't mean it's not a good game cause it is! Really original gameplay and I found it fun and challenging to dodge around the tracks. The little red balls got me every time, but I'm sure with practice I'll learn how to dodge them! Presentation was basic, but clean, and the GFX and sound worked well.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff
Lovely little game with a fun mechanic and some nice humour. The player moved a bit slow and I felt that the graves had slightly too little time, and while I like a challenge, this was just a bit too much for me! Still, a nice rounded game and fun to play.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
What a great and complete game! The gameplay is similar to what I was going for in my own Jam game, but this is far more finished (and polished to an insane degree for such a short timespan). Really good gameplay, really tight controls, graphically and sonically lovely... seriously, a great game and one of the few I can see myself playing again!

KATT by KaShuen
Ummm... I can't really rate this too highly... was waaaaay too difficult to start with, didn't really use the theme, and wasn't much fun to play. On the plus side, it was bug free and the presentation was okay.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
Is there a win state for this game? It doesn't look like it, which is a shame... The game has a solid feel to the mechanics (nice controls, simple gameplay) and visually it's pretty good to with some really nice music that fits the setting and gameplay well. I did find it weird that even after you clear the building the zombies keep spawning outside but you don't get any ammo respawns, so after killing about 60+ zombies you are pretty much screwed. Still, it was a short bit of fun while it lasted and I can see this being a great game if the devs continue to work on it.

Last Stand by Jett
This game was really difficult to master... the concept was great , but I found the controls quite fiddly and I felt that the dificulty was a bit too high to start with. Graphically it was very nice and the sound/music fit the game well. though.

Lonely by johnwo
Interesting game this... Not at all what I expected. Really well presented and I loved the concept. It was slightly annoying to get stuck in a story loop (ideally, each option would lead to a unique set of subsequent options), but that's a minor quibble. It uses the theme really well, and it has loads of replayability thanks to the multiple endings too (which is rare in a Jam game). Really good work!

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Fantastic game! Everything about it was quality with some lovely touches to just raise the bar a bit more. The flavour text and attention to detail plus the great use of the theme and some lovely GFX make this another one for my top 3 games of this Jam.

Love is Life by rui.rosario
I liked this game quite a lot... The bad bit is the music (I see why it is off by default!) and the lack of sound effects, and the gameplay gets a bit repetitive after a while. BUT, the concept is cute, I like the creative use of the theme, and the actual gameplay mechanic is simple yet challenging to play. Good game!

Monty goes to town by Spliffium
It's snake but with blood and guts! Okay, so, the game is pretty good, with adequate graphics and pretty good gameplay. I missed having music while playing and it's missing a certain polish around the menu screens, but overall it's fun and nicely done. I would however make a chgange to the people that you have to eat as the random movement means that you can sometimes be chasing down just one or two for AGES to complete the level. Other than that, this is a solid entry... who doesn't love snake?

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
Wow... It's missing sound effects, but let's be honest here, WHO CARES??? This is an amazing game, and it's polished to an extremely high degree (in fact it's possibly the most polished game in this Jam!). Really nice controls with solid platforming and shooting mechanics, beautiful graphics, and great music. Any complaints? Ummm... The grenade launcher weapon is a pain to use? Too short? Nah... nothing to complain about here really. :)

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
Ha! This is pretty good fun! I love that you can dive down and actually eat the people not just burn them to a crisp! The graphics were good and functional and the sound/music fit the game well. The gameplay was a bit simple, but it's a full game and fun to play and pretty well polished. Well done!

My My My Charona by Electros
Another lovely little game. It's marred by the lack of any sound, but the gameplay is orginal and VERY easy to master. It also fits the theme, has a nice presentation and the GFX were fitting and nicely done.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
Aaaaaaand another sickeningly well made game with an insane amount of polish!!!!! Dammit, why can't my Jam games be like this? Anyway, yeah, great game! Loved the cute graphics, the music was perfect and the gameplay was really, really fun. I loved the mechanics of the game. although I did get a bit annoyed by the slow shooting speed and when people died "just because". Like sometimes they'd be on three health and the next shot would just kill them making it impossible to save everybody (maybe that was intentional?), but other than that this was a great game.

Nothing But Static by zircher
Good game... It really needed a bit more of an explanation/start screen, but once you get what is going on it was quite fun. The sheer number of enemies coming at you means that you never feel that you can "win" this game, so it's just a question of surviving for as long as possible, which is fine. GFX and SFX were good, as was the actual gameplay.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
Okay, I've played 40+ games so far and this is the first real "WTF?!?!?" moment I've had... I have no idea what message this game was trying to get across, and there was no gameplay to speak of, but it's one of the few games this Jam that I've managed to "finish"! Seriously, wtf? I mean... wtf? The little player sprite was cool in a minimalist sort of way though...

One Last Bite by NightOwl35
No idea what happened here... I couldn't play this one. Title screen came up and I could move the cursor up and down but no matter which key I pressed nothing would happen. I pressed every single key on the keyboard and nothing. I clicked the mouse. Nothing. I tried my gamepads. Nothing. So, sorry, no votes... :(

Phantomatics by Otyugra
This game was an odd one... at first I was a little "wtf", but once I fullscreened it (it starts WAY to small for my monitor) and actually got back in to the hang of the retro gameplay, I really like it. Sadly there are no more than a couple of levels and that left me sad, as I'd have happily played a few more and would love to see this expanded upon with new mechanics for later stages... A really solid entry, with fitting GFX and sound, decent presentation and a nice concept.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
Ha! Really fun game! Loved the gameplay and the GFX, sound was adequate and the presentation was simple but nice. It's let down by the weak use of the Jam theme and a weak story, but as a snake-like game it's excellent and great fun.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
Really cool game. Maybe not the best GFX in the world (I loved the ms-paint main character though!), but they actually worked really well... the music and sound effects were well chosen too, and the gameplay itself was good with some solid platforming. Overall a very decent Jam game!

Regret by Miner7365
Cute game, well presented but waaaaaaay to short and with no real challenge.... Not much else to say really. :)

Rest in Peace by Blake
Nice little puzzle game... Graphically good, with a lovely presentation and fits the theme well. My one complaint would be all the clicking you have to do, when it could have been avoided by simply having pop-ups on mouse over. Minor complaint though and this is a very solid entry.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
Good effort, with a nice polished feel. Graphics and sound were good, but I found the gameplay somewhat repetitive.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
Another arena shooter, and another with some great things and some terrible things! Graphics and controls were great, but the game is let down by really dodgy hit box detection making shooting a very "hit and miss" affair, and the worm things spawn so rapidly that it was impossible to get anywhere, especially as they'd "teleport" through walls. Even if you clear an area around the human, you can't leave it as the wormm things would suddenly teleport through a wall and kill them!!! And if you can't leave the human you can't kill the spawners so more of them come at you and more of them teleport through the walls... could have been fun, but wasn't, sorry.

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
Nicely designed and thought out with a mechanic that is pretty unique. Maybe a bit too tough from level 3 onwards as you have to juggle quite a few things, and the music (while atmospheric) started get on my nerves after a minute or so of playing, but still a good wee game.

Silent Road by JackOatley
This game is okay... not great, not bad, just okay. For an infinite runner type game I liked the idea, but it just didn't "grab" me. I think the double punishment for hitting zombies (loss of HP and it makes it harder to see) was a bit unfair, and the spawning of the zombies made it sometimes impossible to avoid them. Good effort, nicely executed, but just not great, imho.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ
Couldn't play this game I'm afraid. So, not even going to give it a score as I can't judge. On startup I enter a world name and hit enter and it crashes with "File is not opened for reading.
at gml_Object_obj_genload_Create_0". :(

Spooky Jam by kepons
Interesting choice of gameplay for this one... no real relation to the theme other than skeletons, but graphically okay. However nothing I could do would ever let me hit the "notes". No matter when I pressed a key it just didn't seem to detect that the note was correct. I tried dozens of times and just couldn't get even one note right!!! Don't know if I just suck or if the game is broken...

Territory Earth by Wraithious
Well that was surreal... Not sure what to make of this. Interesting? I liked the idea of using photos to make the backgrounds, and the game concept is good too. The sound got really anoying though, and the general presentation is lacking a bit of polish. Still, an interesting game!

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Great idea, nice executuion, theme well used.... but the lack of any real point to the game means it loses a few points. If the flavour text had been more interesting and the actual choice of heaven/hell would have had some relevance at the end then I'd have given this full marks.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
This game has some lovely graphics and an interesting story to it., as well as a great presentation. The world flipping mechanic was really well done too. However I did find it all a bit too slow. Oh and it crashes if you try to skip the intro too fast! Still, a nice little game that was fairly fun to play.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
Interesting game... and quite fun to play! I managed to get to the snow level but just couldn't get past that at all. :( GFX adequate, sound adequate (although the music didn't seem to fit the game much, but at least it wasn't annoying!), gameplay simple and fun, with a pretty decent presentation.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
I really loved this. Very cute, very polished, and very fun. If I had to complain about anything it's that night time needs a "skip to dawn" button, as often you don't want to do anything at night r have finished mining ore and just have to wait till the game timer ticks down. That's a very minor complaint and this game rocks in all departments. Looks good, sounds good, is well thought out and is a great take on the tower defense genre.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
That was rather silly... but fun and the mechanics were well thought out and executed. The ragdoll physics on the body was good and I liked the puzzles that used them. Shame you couldn't have added a few more levels, but the game shows promise and I hope you keep working on it.

The Major Forces by Lizzard
Fun and challenging and nicely presented. While the actual game mechanic is very simple, playing it is really quite fun and a great challenge to reflexes and hand/eye coordination. Graphics and sound it were nice and the presentation was pretty good too...

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
I couldn't play this for very long at all... It seems that the deactivate code or something is broken as the mummies kept "popping" in and out of existence. The hit boxes were weird too, and I'd be obviously shooting an enemy but the bullet would just pass through leaving me to take damage. Concept and stopry were good, but the presentation iffy.

The Swarm by Fel666
I loved this... really, really enjoyed playing. until about level 3 (more on this in a moment) Such a great concept and really well executed, with a difficulty curve that was just right... graphically very pretty although all the swirly movement made me feel a bot motion sick by about level 3!!! Seriously, the camera movement made me feel ill by the end and I had to stop playing, so you may want to look at that if you decide to polish and expand this some more. I loved the idea though, and thought it was really very original and the graphics were simple but worked well, as did the sound. I'd certainly play this more if I didn't feel queasy right now...

The Winchester by clemonades
Good game, and inspired by a great film! Everything worked smoothly and the presentation/graphics were very good. Another solid entry, although it could have been a bit longer...

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
Can't say I liked this very much. Didn't have much of a clue what to do and just wandering around was boring. I did work out how to grapple blocks, but it seemed pretty pointless... :(

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
Funny start to a fairly standard platform dodge-em-up. Everything was correct with the game, but it presented no real challenges to me as a player, and the "gun strapped to the head" mechanic was funny but didn't seem to do anything? At least, even if I shot an enemy I couldn't see any real effect in the game... anyway, all round good effort, although it didn't excite me much (intro text was funny though).

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
Good entry from a gameplay standpoint (I had fun running around the mazes and trying to block paths and shoot the enemies!) and I liked the use of the theme. It's let down by the lack of general polish (nicer graphics, proper menus, nmusic, etc...) , but like most games this Jam it seems a great base from which to build something better.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
This game has a good level of content (some fun mini-games, puzzles!) and used the theme well. The story and presentation were a bit "meh", however...

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
Took me a moment before I realised that this is a "lights off" style game, but once I did I enjoyed playing. The lack of any sound was very noticeable and something that I missed, but the gameplay was solid (if a bit repetitive), and the graphics nice.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
Hmmm... okay. This is an okay game. It's lacking good graphics and sound, and the controls felt a bit unrepsonsive and "floaty" but it's still an okay effort, with some pretty decent puzzles.

When They Come 2 by trg601
Hmm... Not sure whether I liked this or not. It gets good points use of the theme, story, presentation and concept, but I found the gameplay incredibly annoying and not much fun... The base mechanic of run/spit works, but there is just too long a wait between each stamina refill that it got frustrating very quickly.
 
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porcupinester's many reviews

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Liked the idea but it was very frustrating when the builder's bricks were not locked to the grid.

A long time after by poncle

Plants and particles, I love it! Oh noes, where are the frames? Nice and relaxing.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Nice soundtrack and writing! Undertale Jr :)

Alone by CoderJoe

Nice music, but not sure how to pick up items.

antideath by Yokcos

Nice graphics and gameplay, a little hard to hit enemies and the tutorial is lacking.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Like it a lot. Needs audio.

Bone Crusher by chance

I'm in a giant skull car with a hammer. What more could I ask for?

Broken World by Zerb Games

I HAVE NO IDEA WHATS HAPPENING

AND I LOVE IT

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

Cool ship survival concept, but it feels like randomness determines whether you win or not, and skill doesn't.

Clone Runners by Cameron

The gameplay is a little lacking, but I absolutely loved the percussive doors and the soundtrack wasn't too shabby either.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Good music. The art department could use a revamp, tho. Also, the word puzzles are a bit annoying.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Love the music, art style, and touhou like gameplay.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Tough as nails. Really good art!

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

Nice intro sequence. You managed to get ramps working in a platformer. Good work.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Sorry but it's not performing well enough on my computer for me to review :(

Dearelict by Yal

Pretty good 3d walking simulator. Couldn't find all the notes, tho.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

I liked how you don't have to kill everybody.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

Nice sound effects. Wish there was music. The platforming is okay, but the shooting is fun.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

Nice Music. The tutorial is very text heavy. A neat idea, would be a cool board game.

EiD by Nocturne

The game looks fantastic! I wish I could draw explosions like that! However, the gameplay felt a little bit sluggish, and aiming was hard.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

I don't think I can survive it. I'm not sure how to defend myself. :( The movement works well though!

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Made an underground bunker and waited there until the nuke went off. Would dig again.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Love it! Great story for this one!

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Love the audio. Wish it was easier to pick things up. Fun puzzle game.

EvoBio by felixpf

Not too sure what I'm supposed to do, but it looks nice.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

I liked the sound design a lot. The platforming was a little slow unfortunately.

Final Shelter by The M

Really great survival shelter game! The movement however is super slow, or it runs really slow on my computer.

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

LOVE THE C64 feel and music, but the bullets are way too small.

Four Versus the World by NAL

Nice survival game.

Game Engine Test by Misty

Really sensitive and slippery. Nice to see a FPS in game maker tho.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Nice food service game with handdrawn art - unfortunately no audio...

ghost town by porcupinester

An absolutely fabulous game, who could have been the magnificent creator? Oh! C'est moi! Je suis super!

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Loved the familiar faces :). Thanks for the screenshake, love it. However the gameplay was very slow.

Grave Trigger by Dark

IT IS AWESOME THE MOVEMENT IS SMOOTH THE FRAMERATE IS SMOOTH THE VOXELS ARE GREAT THE LIGHTING IS FANTASTIC IT PLAYS GREAT except the alt fire takes way too long to charge and with there was more weapons like UT or Quake because the game certainly gave me those vibes ALSO A LARGE FOV IS AWESOME

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

I really like the grass that parts when you are in it. Dashing doesn't get you very far, and the attacking is slow.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Nice puzzle game, but I do wish there was audio so very dearly.

HackMan by AT, SA

It was pretty hard but the audio was excellent and the graphics were nice. I especially liked the hacking meter - just how real hackers do it.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Nice game with a bit of humour. Wish the puzzles included less memorization tho.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

Love the screenshake and all that good stuff. However the camera is not as responsive as I think it needs to be and the sfx are a bit annoying. Good work!

KATT by KaShuen

Told you you shoulda added tiles.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Pretty fun, but hard to die.

Last Stand by Jett

Wonderful Game! A little diffucult to control the characters, but a the audio was amazing.

Lonely by johnwo

Nice game idea!

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts, deedly dee.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

Doesn't relate to the theme as well as I'd hoped, but it works. The soundtrack isn't half bad either.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Pretty decent as far as snake goes :)

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Everything about this game is awesome, other than the lack of sound effects. Ya really need those. Also, the chromatic abberation in the beginning makes the text very hard on the eyes.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Nice dragon pal!

My My My Charona by Electros

Nice water. Needs audio.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

The cutscenes feel like they're straight outta Metroid Fusion. The music is pretty - pretty amazing! The game is pretty difficult and feels somewhat sluggish.

Nothing But Static by zircher

I wish I were able to shoot without having my mouse over a target. Other than that, this game really captures the feeling of no hope.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

Games can be art.

(also great music)

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Nice combat! Drac is back!

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Nice art, hard levels.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Really beautiful art! I wish there was music, though.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Nice running and jumping. Death is frustrating tho.

Regret by Miner7365

The art style isn't great but there's something to love about it. I like aspect ratio as well. The platforming and gameplay is pretty slow, unfortunately. I got stuck in the room that says "You feel you are almost at the end".

Rest in Peace by Blake

Morbid, humourous, and fun.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

I like the combat, although the platforming is a little tall and there's not enough feedback for when you get hit. Good Work!

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

The game works fine, but it needs sound please!

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Nice music, cool sound effects, and smooth controls. Very nice and fun as well.

Silent Road by JackOatley

It was pretty good but a little slow for my liking.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

I'd really like to play this game, but there was an error when running it.

Spooky Jam by kepons

Like the art a lot, but wish there were some notes or percussion in the background to support the melody.

Territory Earth by Wraithious

I have no idea what's up with this game but I loved every second of it.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

THE MUSIC IS GREAT! Liked that Papers, Please feel and humour. Pretty short tho.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Very good game. I really liked the jump audio. However, the air control in this game leaves a lot to be desired. It's hard to land.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Reminds me a lot of HeartBeasts's Griffin Card! Nice idea!

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Really nice art and music!

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

The physics are a little bit dodgy, and audio would be nice, but what's not to love about SPACE LUCHADORS??? Throwing around my dead mates was the best part of this experience.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Pretty well done.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

I liked the audio but it was very hard to know what counted as a hit and what didn't.

The Swarm by Fel666

I really liked the glowing white dots as well as the wind and eating noises. However I am not sure why get game overs.

The Winchester by clemonades

Nice humour, music. Wish it was easier to hit enemies/know when I'm getting hit. A little short.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Nice idea, but a little bit slow. Good work!

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Feels like it would be better suited as a rhythm game :) I like that in this game you are encouraged to not shoot instead of shooting enemies.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

Nice screenshake, needs music.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Very calm and relaxing puzzle games. I like it a lot.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

This game is very hard. I didn't get anywhere so I'm not going to judge it negatively but maybe include some instructions? :)

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

It was a pretty intresting (in a good way) game, but the walking speed was way too slow.

When They Come 2 by trg601

Walking is a bit slow. Looks nice tho!

Top 3 Picks:

1. Grave Trigger
by Dark
A very solid, smooth and fun fps with beautiful graphics, a high fov, and reminds me of UT and Quake.

2. Dance with Death
by nvrogers
Fun touhou-like gameplay, unique art style, and good music.

3. Rest in Peace

by Blake
Morbid, humourous, fun.
 
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Nvrogers' Overly Detailed Reviews

I will be doing reviews by request. My reviews are very detailed and I don't sugar coat anything. I will try to get down to the fundamental reasons each game I review works or not. If you want a review, please message me. I cannot promise I will get to everyone who asks, but I will attempt to get through as many as possible.

Read my reviews here!

Completed Reviews:
1. Love is Life by rui.rosario
2. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice and Mercerenies

Waiting List:
1. HackMan by A T
2. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
3. Mortal Metanoia by Murzy and Mattie
4. Ghost Town by porcupinester
5.
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NightOwl35’s GMC Jam 1 Reviews

Top 3:


First - ghost town by porcupinester
A super adorable game that had obvious inspirations but took it to a new level and made a fun experience!

Second - Everything’s Gone to Hell by TehPilot
This game had me laughing right from the start and became an enjoyable game to play!

Third - Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
A fun and challenging game to try and collect everything! Managed to find everything but one item, and had fun trying to figure out the references!

There is more comments on all three of these games in the google doc below!

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Best ofs:
Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everything’s Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Concept: The Swarm by Fel666
Best Presentation: The Dark WIthin by aamatniekss
Best Story: ghost town by porcupinester
Best Devlog: Final Shelter by The M


Full ranking:

01 - ghost town by porcupinester
02 - Everything’s Gone to Hell by ThePilot
03 - Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
04 - The Dark Within by aamatniekss
05 - Last Stand by Jett
06 - Death’s Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
07 - Dead Zone by Carnivius
08 - Four Versus the World by NAL
09 - My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
10 - The Swarm by Fel666
11 - Dance With Death by nvrogers
12 - Bone Crusher by chance
13 - The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
14 - Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
15 - Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
16 - Grave Trigger by Dark
17 - Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
18 - Dearelict by Yal
19 - The Winchester by clemonades
20 - That Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
21 - Noalle’s Ark by shadowspear1
22 - Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
23 - The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
24 - Devil’s Mansion by Joh
25 - Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
26 - Trouble of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
27 - Rest in Peace by Blake
28 - Revival of the Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
29 - HackMan by AT, SA
30 - Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
31 - Everyone is Dead by Aviox
32 - The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
33 - Half Hearted by DocNogloff
34 - EiD by Nocturne
35 -Lonely by johnwo
36 - Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
37 - Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
38 - Silent Road by JackOatley
39 - Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
40 - Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
41 - Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
42 - Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
43 - Buried At Sea by Zombie Lawyer
44 - A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
45 - Spooky Jam by kepons
46 - Grim Reaper’s Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
47 - Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
48 - GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
49 - Game Engine Test by Misty
50 - Nothing But Static by zircher
51 - Final Shelter by The M
52 - Ask Death by Detective Pixel
53 - Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
54 - antideath by Yokcos
55 - Phantomatics by Otyugra
56 - Love is Life by rui.rosario
57 - Broken World by Zerb Games
58 - The Major Forces by Lizzard
59 - My My My Charona by Electros
60 - Alone by CoderJoe
61 - Regret by Miner7365
62 - Monty goes to town by Spliffium
63 - Clone Runners by Cameron
64 - The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
65 - Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
66 - When They Come 2 by trg601
67 - They are all DEAD, Unless… by RustyShadow
68 - Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
69 - Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
70 - Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
71 - KATT by Ka Shuen
72 - A long time after by poncle
73 - EvoBio by felixpf
74 - DEADZONE by Cat, var
75 - Everyone is Dead by dadio
76 - Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
77 - Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
78 - Territory Earth by Wraithious
79 - Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
80 - Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Comments:

So I decide to just post all my comments/reviews in a google doc since I wrote quite a lot for a few of the entries. I also included comments on my own game for those interested. They’re listed in alphabetical order (based on my spreadsheet I used to help rank games). It also includes the game’s rank and where it landed in the order of games I was given by the Jam Player. I should also mention that all games were played with only using what was given either in game, or in the readme/afterword files. Also these were all played after the first patch, and if given the option I played the post patch version.


 
Detective Pixel's Probably Unfinished Reviews

1. Everything's Gone to Hell - TehPilot
2. The Aftermath - Tselmek
3. The Dark Within - Aamatniekss

  • Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD - Everything's Gone to Hell - TehPilot
  • Best Concept - Troubles of Post-Mortal Times - Alice & Mercerenies
  • Best Presentation - The Dark Within - Aamatniekss
  • Best Story - Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence - ConsolCWBY
  • Best Devlog - Last Stand - Jett
The rest:

4. Dearelict - Yal
5. Jumpship Cyrus - Brenbruyn & Harukiya
6. GMCity Carnage - Snailman
7. Mortal Metanoia by Murzy and Mattie
8. Silent Road - JackOatley
9. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence - ConsolCWBY
10. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times - Alice & Mercerenies
11. Pixel Paracide - WRLCK
12. The Winchester - Clemonades
13. Undead Matador Deluxe - MikeDark_x
14. The Equation of Life - Ghandpiviot
15. Four Verses the World - NAL
16. A Ghost Adventure - Nexusrex
17. Final Shelter - The M
18. LonelyDrone - GameDevDan
19. Spooky Jam - Kepons
20. Last Stand - Jett
21. Deadly Desires - GhostlyFeline & Misu
22. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka - Aura and Rusty
23. Forgive Me for Living - Lonewolff
24-78: N/A
79. Everybody is Dead - Dadio
80. Deadzone - Cat

Alright, I didn't know the voting was going to end today.
25/81 Finished (Results in order of rank.)
Excellent:

Everything's Gone to Hell - TehPilot
"Super polished. Super fun. Humor was excellent. Got stuck at level 6. Well done!"

The Aftermath - Tselmek
"Even though it was a clone of Paper's Please, I had a lot of fun playing the game and reading the discriptions of the people. The ending was especially fantastic."

The Dark Within - Aamatniekss
"What was a standard platformer got transformed into a really fun game with the mechanic of switching between worlds. Well done!"

Dearelict - Yal
"Loved the atmosphere of the game. Backtracking was a bit annoying. I loved the sound. This makes me want to learn and create 3D games."

Jumpship Cyrus - Brenbruyn & Harukiya
"A nice fun shooter. The art is very unique."

GMCity Carnage - Snailman
"A fun shmup. I enjoyed the variety of characters to choose from."

Mortal Metanoia by Murzy and Mattie
"You guys know how to make a game look visually impressive. The gameplay was pretty good as well."

Silent Road - JackOatley
"Eww. Gross. Needs a windshield wiper button."

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence - ConsolCWBY
"WTF? I don't know what this was. Needs better gameplay. I liked it. It was unique."

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Good:

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times - Alice & Mercerenies
"You need to polish up these puzzle games and sell them."

Pixel Paracide - WRLCK
"A fun little snake type game. Nice job."

The Winchester - Clemonades
"Great graphics. Ok gameplay."

Undead Matador Deluxe - MikeDark_x
"Intresting game mechanic!"

The Equation of Life - Ghandpiviot
"The gameplay is solid."

Four Verses the World - NAL
"Simple. Polished. Compress your Audio."

A Ghost Adventure - Nexusrex
"A nice fun puzzle platformer. The controls were a bit odd with the mouse, space bar, and arrow keys."

Final Shelter - The M
"An intresting real time tower defense game."
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Fine:

LonelyDrone - GameDevDan
"Lovely art."

Spooky Jam - Kepons
"Lovely art as always. Gameplay was lacking."

Last Stand - Jett
"Good concept. Confusing controls."

Deadly Desires - GhostlyFeline & Misu
"Got stuck after meeting the witch girl. She pinged off somewhere never to return."

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka - Aura and Rusty
"Good graphics. Not so good gameplay."

Forgive Me for Living - Lonewolff
"Skeleton with a chaingun. But not very good gameplay."


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Meh:

Everybody is Dead - Dadio
"I feel so alive."

Deadzone - Cat
"The game was running at 3fps."
 
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Shadowspear1's Reviews

Top 3:

I didn't get to review all of the jam games within the deadline as I had hoped, so I had to choose my top 3 based on only the games I have played (and reviewed below).

1. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
Gorgeous detailing and graphics, the story-line actually intrigued me and willed me to want to continue playing, something tough to do with a small jam game. I enjoyed walking around and interacting with all of the different creatures. I just needed to have had a satisfying ending! :)

2. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
Although controlling the character was very awkward and annoying, the actual game was great. With waves of creatures to kill, day/night cycles to allow time for other activities like exploring the map and finding new resources, and strategizing your 'home base' to defend from the plants, it was a great concept and decent game all together. I just got a really nice vibe from this one.

3. EiD by Nocturne
I had a blast with this game; I was flying around, chasing ships, and destroying everything that I could accurately hit. The camera-work, graphics, and tiny details all compound upon each other to make a great space shooter that kept me playing for a quite a while as well. It severely lacked music, but after playing the Gradius III soundtrack in the background it was amazing. Nice job!

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Best Concept: The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
Best Presentation: Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
Best Story: Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
Best Devlog : N/A

Full ranking:

Incomplete, but based on the games I played:
  1. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  2. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  3. EiD by Nocturne
  4. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  5. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  6. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  7. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  8. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  9. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  10. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  11. Clone Runners by Cameron
  12. Alone by CoderJoe
  13. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  14. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  15. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  16. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  17. A long time after by poncle
  18. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  19. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  20. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  21. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Comments (21/81):

A long time after by poncle

Relaxing and interesting, but not very much to do. Another one of those 'visual experiences' rather than a game.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Beautiful graphics, and I felt intrigued with the story! Great job with this one. Could definitely feel the Undertale vibe, but that's alright. I didn't want to kill any of the animals, so I don't know if that was part of the story or not, but I didn't.
Got to the elder in the north, and then the game crashed :(
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FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of Step Event0
for object obj_judgment_happy:

global variable SpiritBar(100023, -2147483648) not set before reading it.
at gml_Object_obj_judgment_happy_Step_0
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Alone by CoderJoe

Very difficult to see what's going on, the controls are a little crazy, and you die very quickly. I like the premise of the game but could have been executed better.

Clone Runners by Cameron

Not bad, some good puzzles. Game was very short and poor graphic-wise.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Pretty spooky atmosphere, game was very linear, but the story kept me going through it. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but it happened.

EiD by Nocturne

Really cool space shooter, and had lots of neat effects. The camera shake, zoom for acceleration, and all the little explosions looked very nice together. But man I just wish there was some sound! I couldn't stand the silence of space for too long, so I did myself a favor and started playing the Gradius III soundtrack in the background
. It felt much more fun to play, not gonna lie ;) Got to level 7 before first realizing I could die, and second, well, dying. Very polished work.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Literally can't get past the first zombie... is there a hidden jump button?

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Pretty fun! I liked that after each death you got another villager as well, added some replayability.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Didn't really know what I was supposed to do. Died after a couple minutes

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

A bit tedious but pretty good. Had some humorous moments, but all were cut short due to the time restraints!

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

I was strangely intrigued by this. Just hold the right arrow key and move but idk it was kinda mesmerizing. Kudos I guess? Must have been the music.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Pretty short and jumpy, but not too bad. I liked the moving blocks concept.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Glitchy movement for the enemies lets them go through walls. And infinite spawning so they just keep coming, creating lag, and moving towards the human. I'd say this is impossible to beat? Wish I had a weapon that could just blow up a huge area. That would be satisfying.

Territory Earth by Wraithious

I mean the backgrounds look really nice, and I like the ambient sounds. But from a game perspective, it honestly wasn't much. Just go from room to room and hit space.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

I really really liked the concept behind this one! It was fun reading some of the cases. Unfortunately I could only get through 4 people before the game froze... force closed, restarted, and the same thing happened after 2 people. I liked it though!

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Great idea and game process. I can't math that well in such a short frantic period of time :( Didn't get to beat it, got to the grey area on the map, before the castle I think.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

It was a little ambiguous at first, but once I knew what I was doing it was actually fun for a while. The controls are annoying, but overall the game was good. Got kinda boring, but every time I said that I would find something new, like the hammer for ore, and the upgrade for your gravestones. Very nice!

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

I was actually a bit surprised at the gameplay, not what I was expecting at all! It wasn't that great, but it was a good idea.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Pretty strange controls, and I couldn't find any letters :/ I like the idea of using teamwork tho.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Not bad, I like how the gun shoots downward once you jump, adds an interesting challenge. The enemies aren't very hard to avoid, however, and if they are, you just have to wait for them to slowly move along.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

Got stuck in the room with 4 boxes and the question mark blocks, I tried pushing them all down into it but nothing would work. Overall it seemed like it would be a good setting for a story, but the gameplay was sort of lacking.
 
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johnwo

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Johnwo's Reviews

As I've been busy this week, and will be very busy the coming weeks, I'm only ranking and commenting on the games I consider my top 10 picks.
However, it should be noted that I did play all 81 games in Jam.

Top 3:

The Dark Within by @aamatniekss
What can I say?
Great storytelling, great use of a light/dark world mechanic, and superb pixel-art.
I have nothing more to add.
This is one for the ages.


Jumpship Cyrus by @Brenbruyn, @harukiya
Fast-paced space action!
Great graphics, great action and a great game!


Dead Zone by @Carnivius
Oh, the retro vibes!
I love me some retro-style games!
Solid, difficult and overall beautiful!


Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everything's Gone to Hell by @TehPilot
Best Concept: Last Stand by @Jett
Best Presentation: Mortal Metanoia by @Mattie, @Murzy
Best Story: The Dark Within by @aamatniekss
Best Devlog: Final Shelter by @The M

Top 10:

  1. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  2. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  3. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  4. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  5. Four Versus the World by NAL
  6. Grave Trigger by Dark
  7. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  8. Last Stand by Jett
  9. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  10. The Swarm by Fel666

Comments on Top 10:
(not including the top 3 commented on above.)
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

A great puzzle-game with some great tounge-in-cheek elements.

Four Versus the World by NAL

This takes me back to when I played "Oregon Trail". Instead of "Dysentery" we now have "Sharp knives with poo on them".
Great game with my kind of humor.

Grave Trigger by Dark

Only one thing to say: Highly addictive!

Last Stand by Jett

It's hard, it's innovative; What's not to love about it?

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

I really liked the presentation, and the story.
I got no complaints about this one.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

In regards to style, it is very much similar to "Risk Of Rain".
Absolutely love the presentation, but the abrupt "ending" and lack of closure drags it down from what would have been a 2nd place.

The Swarm by Fel666

Great concept, and fun and frantic gameplay!

As always;
Cheers!
 
C

clemonades

Guest
Reviews

Top 3:

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Wow...I was blown away. I love the inspiration from Stranger Things (amazing show if you haven't seen it, stop what you are doing and go watch it now). This game was amazing: the art, sound, gameplay, story, all of it was fantastic. I don't think there's another contender for first place. 12/10. Loved it.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
This was amazing. Very well done, loved the sound effects and shaders. All around great job.

Dead Zone by Carnivius
Love the artwork, very polished and complete game. Insanely hard but it made me want to keep playing. Excellent job!

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Concept: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Devlog: The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Full ranking:

  1. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  2. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  3. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  4. ghost town by porcupinester
  5. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  6. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  7. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  8. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  9. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  10. Rest in Peace by Blake
  11. Final Shelter by The M
  12. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  13. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  14. Last Stand by Jett
  15. Lonely by johnwo
  16. Four Versus the World by NAL
  17. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  18. Dearelict by Yal
  19. Grave Trigger by Dark
  20. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  21. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  22. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  23. The Swarm by Fel666
  24. antideath by Yokcos
  25. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  26. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  27. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  28. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  29. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  30. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  31. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  32. A long time after by poncle
  33. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  34. Bone Crusher by chance
  35. Spooky Jam by kepons
  36. Silent Road by JackOatley
  37. HackMan by AT, SA
  38. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  39. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  40. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  41. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  42. Nothing But Static by zircher
  43. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  44. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  45. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  46. Game Engine Test by Misty
  47. EiD by Nocturne
  48. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  49. Alone by CoderJoe
  50. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  51. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  52. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  53. My My My Charona by Electros
  54. Clone Runners by Cameron
  55. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  56. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  57. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  58. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  59. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  60. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  61. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  62. Broken World by Zerb Games
  63. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  64. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  65. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  66. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  67. When They Come 2 by trg601
  68. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  69. Regret by Miner7365
  70. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  71. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  72. EvoBio by felixpf
  73. KATT by KaShuen
  74. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  75. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  76. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  77. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  78. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  79. Everyone Is Dead by dadio
  80. Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

I liked the idea, it's a cool little game. The only critique is I wish the ghost could travel through the builder blocks, I sort of blocked myself away from the other bodies a few times.

A long time after by poncle

Not so much of a game as an experience but, it was well done. Pefect music to set the mood, and it was enjoyable and relaxing to watch the trees grow.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Love the artwork. Cool polished game, except for the error at the end on the boss.

Alone by CoderJoe

Nice little game, really enjoyed the music. Nice job!

antideath by Yokcos

Cool game, nice graphics, and fun to play. But very challenging.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

ummm....what?

Bone Crusher by chance

Nice use of physics. Fun little game, and I really like the graphics.

Broken World by Zerb Games

I like where this game is going! With a little more work it would be a blast, as it sits, I get stuck in walls and can't move alot (unless that's part of the game).

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

I really like the artwork, wish there was a little more animations and gamefeel but the hand drawn art looks great.

Clone Runners by Cameron

Not sure this really fits the everyone is dead theme. I like the concept though and think this could be a fun game with some more time and polish.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Weird game, weird art...the whole thing makes you feel uncomfortable. I didn't really get it but it was defintely unique.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Unique concept, fun gameplay. Well done.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Love the artwork, very polished and complete game. Insanely hard but it made me want to keep playing. Excellent job!

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

I like the art and the story, I didn't know who to trust lol. However, I wish I didn't have to read the dialog everytime I died and it seems like there is alot of spots where you can get stuck and have to restart. It's a good game but if you spent more time on gameplay bugs instead of the intro text it would be better, all in all great entry though!

DEADZONE by Cat, var

lag city. You move really slow too.

Dearelict by Yal

Nice! Creepy atmosphere and one of the only 3d games entered.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

This was great. Fun puzzle game with great art and humor. A+ Nicely done!

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

I like the shader that's applied to the game and the idea but, maybe don't have the shoot button advanced the dialog. I clicked to hit next and killed myself a couple time. Nice entry other than that!

Devil's Mansion by Joh

A unique concept, it was very challenging and I was never able to figure out who done it. If you like clue, you will like this.

EiD by Nocturne

Really like the graphics especially the thrusters on the ship. The game is well polished, and pretty fun to play.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Why did you work on a save feature? Also can I jump or anything? I couldn't really get past the first zombie.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

I liked the idea of this alot, with some work it could be a very fun game. It was a bit too challenging for me though and I never quite got the hang of it.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

wonderful artwork. Sad story. =(

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

This was amazing. Very well done, loved the sound effects and shaders. All around great job.

EvoBio by felixpf

I like the simple graphics and the way the characters evolve but, you move way to slow and its kind of boring.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Fun game, well polished, excellent voice work. Nice job!

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

More challenging than I thought it would be. Amazing loading graphics, fun little game.

Four Versus the World by NAL

Fun game, defintely reminds me of death road to canada. I really liked the artwork.

Game Engine Test by Misty

Cool engine concept, with some work it will be an awesome 3d engine!

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

I really liked the hand drawn artwork! Nice game!

ghost town by porcupinester

The game speaks for itself. It has great artwork, sort of a side scroller version of undertale...very polished. Excellent entry.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Nice job giving all the different characters unique skills. Plus an online leaderboard! Well done.

Grave Trigger by Dark

I liked this alot! It reminds me of black ops zombies with voxels and pac man ghost instead of zombies. Nice job on the lighting and 3d stuffs.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

The artwork is really nice but the game feels confusing and unfinished. Looks great though!

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

The artwork is FANTASTIC, the puzzles are interesting and challenging. Overall this was really well done...I just wish it had sound =(

HackMan by AT, SA

unique concept. Fun and challenge, nice job.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Pretty cool idea, not too challenging but still fun. Nice entry.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

Love the art style on this one. Very polished and fun to play.

KATT by KaShuen

I feel bad for the cat. Weird, challenging game.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Cool little game, I wish there were more weapons and more of a challenge but it's still nice. Good job!

Last Stand by Jett

Great concept, fun game. Unique to the other enteries and well polished.

Lonely by johnwo

This made me sad, I couldn't save th guy no matter what but, it fits the theme. Great graphics and the game is polished. Well done.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

cool art style, fun little game.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

Not really my type of game but well done, it was polished and fun to play. Nice job.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

fun little snake game.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Very cool, fun yet challenging game. Cool effects.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

I like the idea needs some polish though, gameplay is a little boring since you can't die or anything but still a decent entry.

My My My Charona by Electros

Nice effect on the water, fun little game. Nice job.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

I really liked the artwork....this game was very polished and fun. Nicely done!

Nothing But Static by zircher

I like the different weapons.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

huh....well...that was weird.

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

I really like the graphics, lighting, music, and gamepad support! Decent gameplay, this is a solid entry. Nice job!

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Cool little game, I have bad eyes and wish I could increase the resolution. Other than that it was nicely done.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

I really liked the graphics, the cool intro scene, and everythings is polished. Nicely done, game play was kind of what you would expect from a snake game but the art was on point.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

This was pretty decent but, I got bored just collecting things and wished there were enemies.

Regret by Miner7365

Ahaha I went back to play this one and add some notes...it won't let you play it again. "You need to move on..." then it closes lol... +1 for humor.

Rest in Peace by Blake

Very polished, great artwork, nice music. There's nothing bad to say about this fun little game. Nice entry!

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

Wonderful artwork, very polished game with a unique style...the enemy AI is lacking but other than that it's a solid entry.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Good concept but it needs more polish. Nice artworrk, kinda crashlands-ish.

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Love the artwork, great concept, polished fun game play. Well done!

Silent Road by JackOatley

Cool game, who doesn't like running over zed in a car. Nice job.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

I get an error so I can't play it.

Spooky Jam by kepons

Awesome job with the art. Fun little game.

Territory Earth by Wraithious

Interesting use of real pictures. Gameplay was kinda meh, and it sounds like something blew up when you kill a bad guy.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Kind of buggy but a cool spin on papers please. After my 5th person a new form never showed up and when I closed the game the music never stopped playing...it was kind of weird. I liked the idea though.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Wow...I was blown away. I love the inspiration from Stranger Things (amazing show if you haven't seen it, stop what you are doing and go watch it now). This game was amazing: the art, sound, gameplay, story, all of it was fantastic. I don't think there's another contender for first place. 12/10. Loved it.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

fun game, I wish I could skip the intro after I die but other than that it was cool and enjoyable.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Love the art style! Great retro game.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

hilarious. Love the goofy looking luchador's. Game was fun to play, well done.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Simple game but the graphics were on point. Really liked the art style, good job.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

This was hard! I like the idea but it was too challenging lol, couldn't get past the first section.

The Swarm by Fel666

Unique concept, nice lighting and sound effects. Well done.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

I liked the stickman dudes and idea of manipulating blocks to get to where you were going. Challenging game, well done.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Intersting game...I didn't quite get the point of the gun if you aren't actually suppose to use it. Overall pretty neat idea though.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

I like the concept but I couldn't stay alive for very long and ran out of ammo quick. Nice graphics though!

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Fun game...or collection of mini games. A lot of different ones for such a short time. Well done!

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

This had nice graphics but I wish it had some instructions, I kind of struggled with what I was suppose to do and how I was getting hurt. Nice entry though!

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

I like the idea but I wish the game mechanics were touched up a little bit. Not a fan of how slow you move but, cool effects on the movement.

When They Come 2 by trg601

It was alright, I liked the graphic just wish i could have moved faster, other than that a nice game!
 

Nallebeorn

Member
Nallebeorn's "Reviews"

Top 3:

Final Shelter by The M
This was a great game. I mean, it's just a zombie survival TDS, but hey, it's a good one. I'm actually disappointed it ends, I would've prefered it to be infinite with a Days Survived counter. Sure, it would get boring eventually with its one zombie type and three structures, but I could easily have played for quite some more time with just increased zombie amounts.
The art is pretty good, with all the fancy gore and the blueprintification. I find it somewhat annoying you can't move or delete structures, though. At least it should be possible with those placed during the same building session (sometimes you just mis-click, or mess up with the rotation).
Excellent job with this!

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Fantastic game, as you've probably understood by now :) The art is impressive, the gameplay is just enough challenging to keep you interested without getting in the way of the story, and overall, it's just amazingly atmospheric. Excellent.
(However, I noticed the crouching idle animation is a bit weird, it's like the eyes grow for one frame. Also, you can get stuck inside the pill.)

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
This a nice game and a very good concept. The main thing I found annoying, is that nighttime is very slow. There isn't really that much to do. I played 6 days, I think, but I wouldn't realy want to play all the way to day 30, not in one sitting at least. A way to skip the night would've been nice.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Concept: Devil's Mansion by Joh
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Final Shelter by The M
  2. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  3. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  4. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  5. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  6. HackMan by AT, SA
  7. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  8. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  9. Rest in Peace by Blake
  10. Four Versus the World by NAL
  11. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  12. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  13. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  14. Last Stand by Jett
  15. ghost town by porcupinester
  16. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  17. Soulgrab by RekNepZ
  18. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  19. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  20. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  21. Spooky Jam by kepons
  22. EiD by Nocturne
  23. Grave Trigger by Dark
  24. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  25. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  26. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  27. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  28. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  29. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  30. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  31. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  32. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  33. Clone Runners by Cameron
  34. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  35. antideath by Yokcos
  36. Silent Road by JackOatley
  37. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  38. Dearelict by Yal
  39. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  40. Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox
  41. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  42. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  43. The Swarm by Fel666
  44. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  45. Regret by Miner7365
  46. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  47. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  48. The Winchester by clemonades
  49. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  50. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  51. My My My Charona by Electros
  52. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  53. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  54. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  55. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  56. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  57. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  58. Broken World by Zerb Games
  59. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  60. Bone Crusher by chance
  61. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  62. EvoBio by felixpf
  63. When They Come 2 by trg601
  64. Nothing But Static by zircher
  65. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  66. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  67. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  68. A long time after by poncle
  69. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  70. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  71. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  72. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  73. KATT by KaShuen
  74. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  75. Game Engine Test by Misty
  76. Lonely by johnwo
  77. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  78. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  79. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  80. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

A nice little game, but maybe a bit too short. There were a couple of things that bothered me in the game, though:
The mouse + spacebar combination for building is awkward – if I aim with the mouse, I want to place blocks by clicking. I realize you want to have some consistency with the other corpse types, where clicking wouldn't make any sense at all – so the best solution would probably have been to use the arrow keys + space to place blocks instead. I also find it weird the when exiting a body, the ghost appears where it ENTERED the body, rather than where the body (and, consequently, also the ghost) currently is. Apart from simply making more sense, this would also have solved the problem that a ghost can exit at a position where a wall has been built and thus get stuck... This could also be solved if the ghost was able to move through walls. And that *is* a trademark ghost ability, after all!

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Nice art. The text effects in the dialogs are very nice.

You've probably already got this reported, but:
___________________________________________
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FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of Step Event0
for object obj_judgement_genocide:

global variable SpiritBar(100023, -2147483648) not set before reading it.
at gml_Object_obj_judgement_genocide_Step_0
############################################################################################

Happens with the happy ending too.

I replayed to see both endings, but I must say the happy ending was... a bit disappointing.

Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox

A decent game. Lots of pixel-size inconsistency in the graphics. Also, the story doesn't really make sense. From the start of the game, there is this flashing hinting that you're already turning into a zombie. Yet the serum (which you thought would cure you) is supposedly turning you into a zombie? That basically means it did nothing, which is kinda boring...

antideath by Yokcos

It's a good concept – revive all the dead, but they just want to kill you. A bit of a backstory would'be been nice, and the tutorial is lacking (initially, I didn't even realize the tutorial image in the first level WAS a tutorial, I thought it was something I could interact with). The mechanics are cool, and there's some variety in dead people. For some reason it just didn't appeal that much to me, though. I only played some 4 levels, and then I quit. I can't really put the finger on why I didn't like it... But there's *something* missing. Some audio would definitely have benefited it, but obviously that's not the only thing.
(sorry for being such a clueless reviewer :p)

Broken World by Zerb Games

Might have been fun if I just had some kind of idea of what is going with that pink thing...

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

It's a cool idea, but it just feels to random to be really fun. Or if there is some complex system behind it, I don't feel like trying to figure it out for a jam game.

The art is pretty nice, although the water itself would've needed to be a bit fancier for the game to look really good.

Clone Runners by Cameron

This was quite a confusing game. Not much is explained to the player (but tbh, I actually enjoyed figuring things out on my own). There is often A LOT of things moving about in the levels. It's a short game, but there are some interesting level designs in there. I also liked the litle detail of having the corpses remain in the level, and the color thingy is an interesting mechanic. No apparent theme usage as fair as I can see though. It feels a bit like there was supposed to be a story, but you didn't have time to add it to the game or something.

Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Ummm.... Okay.

It doesn't seem like the "find the secret word" mechanic works. I can just go the cage, which opens the keyboard, and then close it with Esc to open it. Which obviously makes the game terribly easy. Might have been a cool idea otherwise, though.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Easy for a bullet hell. But that's just good, because I'm not all that good with them :).
The story doesn't really seem to explain why I play as a rose. That's a bit weird. And once, after I died, it somhow seemed like I got stuck off-screen and couldn't get back in.
The story texts are frustrating. They are there for way too long with no way to skip them.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Jeez, this game is HARD! Still a good game, and excellent retro pixel-art as always.
Finding the options button in the pause menu quits to the main menu was quite an unpleasant surprise, though.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Unplayable due to massive lag.

Dearelict by Yal

Not too fun, a walking simulator. I got stuck behind a crate in the room with the "elevator repairers from the manufacturuer won't come until January" note and didn't feel much like starting over. If you wonder how I managed to get stuck there, it's because I tried to really explore the place, but so far all notes seem to have been in very obvious places and not hidden at all. Which is boring, especially since there ARE lots of somewhat more hidden location where they could be.
The engine is pretty good... but it was made pre-jam. Also, it feels like the camera is a bit too low to feel natural.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

This was a really fun and unique game! Great job =) Extraordinarily inconsistent art styles, though, but graphics isn't everything.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

I'm really bad at this kind of thing, but a great idea. Good music, too.

EiD by Nocturne

Nice graphics, I like how it zooms out when driving. No audio, though, which makes the whole thing a bit dull.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

It's kind of fun, I guess, but it seems a bit pointless. If I understand it correctly, there's no way to survive the apocalypse, and all you have to do to survive all the way to end is ti dig a deep hole, preferably under a rock. I also find it odd that you can move the workers, when you have to get them under shelter.
Anyway, it certainly was better than the other game with the same name =)

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Well, this isn't even a game. It's basically a slideshow.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

The plot of this game is hilarious, the puzzles are pretty fun and the audiovisual are good (That speaking sfx! Gold!). However -- there's an awful lot of restarting needed in this game, but you never actually explain how to restart. Fortunately, you did at least set it to R as one would expect, but it's not immediately obvious it's even possible. Also, I'm not so sure if having you lose the papers when failing a jump over a fire pit (effectively forcing a restart of the level) is such a good idea, especially since nothing bad at all happens when NOT carrying papers. After all, this is a puzzle game, and punishing the player for (some) failed jumps seems out of place to me.
Lastly, fullscreen is broken. It makes the shader somehow appear as a bigger image on top of the plain screen in way that makes moving about hell hell. Plus that it can't be toggled with alt-enter for some reason (why disable that??), so I had to use the task manager to shut the game down when realising that the weird look might be solved by disabling shaders (I only later thought of checking if shaders worked in windowed mode)

Final Shelter by The M

This was a great game. I mean, it's just a zombie survival TDS, but hey, it's a good one. I'm actually disappointed it ends, I would've prefered it to be infinite with a Days Survived counter. Sure, it would get boring eventually with its one zombie type and three structures, but I could easily have played for quite some more time with just increased zombie amounts.
The art is pretty good, with all the fancy gore and the blueprintification. I find it somewhat annoying you can't move or delete structures, though. At least it should be possible with those placed during the same building session (sometimes you just mis-click, or mess up with the rotation).
Excellent job with this!

Four Versus the World by NAL

Good game. Simple gameplay, but kept me interested for a while. The dungeons are cool, but I couldn't get out after entering it, so poor Yasmin ended up dying. But she collected all sorts of interesting stuff in the process, and in the end it was just one mouth less to feed! The last one alive (Henry :)) survived for much longer than the party had done together. So being many isn't that much of an advantage, really...

Graphics are simple, but pretty good. But some simple animation for the car, and maybe a slightly more interesting landscape and some variation in the trees would have been nice. Also a pause menu.
Oh, and you can click on points of interest even when having the detail menu up. That's a bit annoying.

Game Engine Test by Misty

The aim is constantly forced upwards for some reason, which makes it pretty much impossible to aim. And there's almost no friction it seems, which makes walking very weird.

ghost town by porcupinester

A nice little side-scrolling RPG. Couldn't defeat the reaper. It doesn't really make much sense that Blue fire means Something interesting on the ground.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Pretty fun game. I played each character once, plus an extra with Dan (because I died in less than a minute the first time with him) and Dadio (because he struck me as the most OP after having tried them all. I even managed to claim a #1 position in the highscore list (which was a nice feature!).
The game has enough variation to keep me interested for the length of it. Sound effects would have been nice, even if there is music.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

A cool game. Combat needs work. The pick up animation is ridiculously and painstkingly slow. Some really good art in here.

HackMan by AT, SA

Great game, though I can't see any connection to the theme...

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

I find using Shift for boost and item pick-up somewhat awkward. Maybe right mouse button or space would've been a better choice?

KATT by KaShuen

Maybe not quite worth all the effort of trying to get Norton to allow me top play the game. But it wasn't too bad. My highscore is 108 dodged dead cats. Not sure what those blue particles are supposed to be, it's like they're ONLY there to be annoying and give you a headache if you keep playing for too long.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

I guess it was a bit fun running around killing zombies for a couple of minutes, but it's WAY to easy to be fun for any longer. I was bored when I had eliminated all zombies in the house, but for some reason I kept playing until I had killed 101 of them.
The player character's running animation is very charming though, and I like how detailed the going up/down stairs animations are.

Last Stand by Jett

I find the controls very difficult. I think it would'be been much better to have one button per *position* rather than character – something like WAD would have made sense in that case. It took me quite a while to get used to the control scheme. Also, it could have been made more obvious that the knight was red.
Otherwise, it's a polished and nice little game, definitely not a "bad game overall"!

Lonely by johnwo

This is almost unplayable, because I can't get everything to display at the same time (the scaling on high DPI trick didn't make a difference). In fullscreen, part of the question, part of the answer buttons and the third answer (when there is one) is off-screen, because the game is larger than my monitor (I should probably note that I have a rather small monitor, 1024x768). Also, in fullscreen the buttons don't react when the mouse pointer is over the place they seemingly are, instead you have to hover a fair bit over and to left of their visible position.

Playing in windowed mode doesn't solve any of this. Or well, it does, but it causes other problems instead, namely the whole window is offset so only the bottom-right corner is visible on screen. And since the title bar is invisible as well, I can't drag it to the center of the screen. In this case, nothing of th question is visisble, so all my answers are half-blind. But from what I can gather, it's about giving answers that don't cause a loop in questions, or something like that, which definitely is a cool idea.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

A great game! The art is excellent, and while the gameplay is simple it's enough to keep me interested for the length of the game and supports the story well. It's a pity you didn't have time for audio, but well, well. It kind of annoys me that there are some items that aren't used for anything – I understand the checkered inkwell was something of an easter egg, but what about the weapon protoype and jammer?

Love is Life by rui.rosario

It's a creative interpretation of the theme, but frankly, I didn't much enjoy playing it. In human mode, I quit at around 15% of humanity saved, because there still hadn't been any increase in difficulty, or ANY kind of change whatsoever. It's just way too repetitive.

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Playing this game, it surprises me that nobody (to my knowledge) has made a snake game like this before. Who wants to slither around eating some boring, static dots when you can eat humans running for their lives? So good job on that.
It would've been nice if I only had to replay the current level after dying, and at least the first stage should probably be shorter (i.e. fewer humans). Some more sound effects and/or music would also have been a nice addition.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Graphics are pretty nice, especially the cutscenes. It's a pity there aren't any sound effects, though. Gameplay is OK, although it's not exactly anything original.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Mwahahahahhahaha! I bet they believe in dragons NOW!!!

Ehem.

Well, it might not have been the best game ever, but burning down a medieval village with a dragon is pretty damn fun. The graphics would've been rather good, if only the dragon had some simple animations, and the people weren't just stick figure with tiny fires on they head (if I put someone on fire, I want them to BURN PROPERLY, not just such a little measly head-flame).

It's more KILL EVERYONE than EVERYBODY IS DEAD, though.

My My My Charona by Electros

A fun game for a couple of minutes, but very repetitive. No instructions, and I'm not a big fan of having to click this much, why not let the player just hold down the mouse button to move? The particle effect on the water is very nice – almost too nice for the rest of the art :p Also, no audio.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

A decent game. It's not clear how you control how much damage your attacks do, if it's even possible to control. It could also have been made more obvious that you can control the distance you shoot/throw, I didn't realize that at first.
Also, it doesn't seem like saving works. Which isn't a huge deal, but the buttons should've been removed if they don't do anything.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

This was a weird game. Gameplay wise, there's basically nothing. It looks like it was meant to be a platformer, but it isn't and all you do is to walk right (and, eventually, a short distance left). But I don't know whether this is because it's unfinished, or if that's how it's supposed to be. It feels like it tries to tell some kind of story... But to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what that story is, either.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Disappointingly short, but it's nice you submitted something and I enjoyed what I got! Don't know if you're aiming to emulate a specific system here, but there sure is some very retro feeling here. Playing in such a small window is annoying though, it would've been nice if it was upscaled a bit... Doesn't look any good in fullscreen either, since the cursor ghost isn't upscaled and everything else looks blurry.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

A rather good game. It crashed though (on level 3), with no error message (just a standard "Pixel Paracide has stopped working..." dialog). I didn't feel like starting over then. Some music or ambient audio would have been nice. The parasite is very well-made graphically, with the turning animation and such.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Not very challenging, and not the best story. But it was a decent game. Graphics are... weird, especially the player character's running animation, but somehow the game looks good anyway. And parallax scrolling is always cool.

Regret by Miner7365

A nice and short little platformer. Jumping physics are kinda weird, you fall down way too slowly. The pressure plates are very difficult to see – and some audio feedback for them would've been nice, as well! And the ending dialog – well, the piece of text is on the screen for frustratingly long, except for the last one which I didn't have time to read, because the game closed down almost immediately :( Also, the text is very blurry from anti-aliasing.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

Huh, well this game sure started abruptly! So apparently all humans have exterminated by evil aliens or something, except for one baby which is, fortunately, under the protection of a robot. Of course, saving a SINGLE human won't really help humanity survive all that much longer...
The art in this game is pretty good, actually, but there's no audio which makes it a little boring to play imo. The gameplay is quite repetitive, but I still replayed it once after losing, since I didn't know you could destroy the spawns when I played it the first tie. It still didn't beat it, though, the worms kept getting through the wall on the right while I tried to get around to them.
The hitboxes on the enemies seem a bit off to me, too. It's like you only hit the worms when aiming at their tails...

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

This was a good game. It's a bit repetitive, I didn't really feel motivated to continue when I had reached level 7, it's a fairly challenging game. Art is good. I kinda like how you teach things only through gameplya and game over screens, it makes me feel smart to figure out the game almost on my own . :p

Not very good theme usage, though. You kill people, but is everybody dead? Nah, far from, those alive peeps just keep coming on my street!



Soulgrab by RekNepZ

The level generation is very impressive. I don't really feel that much to replay it, I'll admit, but the procedural generation works very well. Though, the first time I played I ended up in a situation where I couldn't get enough red things to trigger the green-thing-spawner without the shovel, which I couldn't get without those extra green things. Sadly I can't remember the exact world name I used... (I assume that is used as a seed).

Spooky Jam by kepons

Well, the procedural music is definitely an improvement over your previous attempt... The pixel art animations are fantastic, it's just a pity you don't really see them because you focus on the things needed for the actual playing. It would have been nice if it was possible to put them in a place where you can see them better, while still looking at the notes -- and this is even more true about the HP bar (or whatever it should be called).
Theme usage is very weak, though. It contains (un)dead, but there is no hint or mention of *everybody* being dead.
Bottom line is, it's a nice little game to play for a couple of minutes, but nothing really unique.

Territory Earth by Wraithious

I like the graphics in this game, with the fake-3d effect and the very unique art style. But the text in the main menu is very hard to read.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

A fun concept. Obviously it's rather pointless. And rather buggy, I got a Trying to draw non-existing surface when trying to alt-entering into fullscreen, and the game froze once when putting a sheet in the drawer (had to shut it down through the task manager – closing the window ONLY closed the window and didn't stop the music/quit the game). And the text doesn't scale up very nicely, making it a bit hard to read.
The ending was a nice... plot twist of sorts.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Fantastic game, as you've probably understood by now :) The art is impressive, the gameplay is just enough challenging to keep you interested without getting in the way of the story, and overall, it's just amazingly atmospheric. Excellent.
(However, I noticed the crouching idle animation is a bit weird, it's like the eyes grow for one frame. Also, you can get stuck inside the pill.)

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

A kind of fun game. I agree it's a bit hard – I *do* consider myself pretty good at math, but I'm not all that good when it comes to very quick addition. I mean, that's what you have computers for. The graphics are good enough too, the animations do a lot to spice them up.
Somewhat *too* creative interpretation of the theme, imo :p

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

This a nice game and a very good concept. The main thing I found annoying, is that nighttime is very slow. There isn't really that much to do. I played 6 days, I think, but I wouldn't realy want to play all the way to day 30, not in one sitting at least. A way to skip the night would've been nice.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

It's a very cool idea, it's a pity the game is so unfinished.
Ragdolls are always fun, especially when you throw them on a bouncy dance floor. It's a bit buggy, though, as sometimes body parts get temporarily detached in a rather terrifying way.
The first challenge in the level should probably have been a bit easier. You have to jump and throw to hit the button, it would've been to start with a simpler just-throw-the-corpse thing. Learning curves and all that.
I like how you saved the time of making a walk animation by giving the character jetpack rollerskates. Clever.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Not too bad. I like the graphics. The mummy hitbox feels weird, though, like you have to aim at their feet or something... And the mummies become invisible seemingly randomly.

The Swarm by Fel666

Cool, unique game idea.

The Winchester by clemonades

Well, it's just a kill-all-the-zombies game, but it was fun enough. However, it's far from obvious that you unlock the gates by pressing C when having aquired a certain amount of cash – the instructions say "interact", which definitely isn't the same thing in my world (you don't even have to be close to the gates to unlock them). There's also no indication of how much cash you need for each lock, so it's all trial and error there – so frankly, why not just have the gates auto-unlock?

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

The idea of letting everyone collaborate to solve a puzzle was a very cool idea for a jam game. Even if it was very easy to exploit your system...
The pull/drag mechanics are cool, too, although the game itself is still a bit boring. Partly because the art isn't that good, and there is no audio.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

The idea of sending the nuke back in time, meaning everybody else is suddenly dead is absolutely hilarious. I'm not quite sure what is supposed to be happening with gun during the actual game – it effectively clones monsters, but why? It's a cool mechanic nontheless.
The platforming engine is rather buggy though, and the art isn't the best. But it was a great idea.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

This was a fun collection of puzzle games. There are quite a lot of levels, so I didn't play all of them (but I did complete at least the first day of each game). There's a very noticable, and slightly annoying to me, difference between Alice's and Mercerenie's games, especially in the user interface. But it's not really a big deal, of course.
The story might be a bit overly complex, or at least gives that impression the way it is told.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Ughh, I suck at this kind of game. There's no way I can clear the board in such a small time! Would've benefited from audio (and a custom health/time bar)
 
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Yokcos

Member
Reserved. Are we still reserving places? Are there no places left?

So far:
1: Mortal Metanoia
2: Deadly Desire
3: Undead Matador Deluxe
4: Spooky Jam
5: A Ghost Adventure
6: Revival of the undead princess Satsuma

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: A Ghost Adventure - It uses the theme in a mechanical way and doesn't sidestep it (almost). When you say these people are dead, we mean DEAD. They're not brought back to life as a ghost or a zombie, they're a body on the floor doing nothing D-E-A-D DEAD. Until they get possessed.
Best concept: Deadly Desire
Best presentation: Mortal Metanoia - Yoooooooo this game is so slick though.
Best story: Deadly Desire

In no particular order:

A Ghost Adventure
Alright premise, bad controls, bad art. Arrow keys (not even WASD) to move, space to place a block/shoot, and mouse to aim to place a block. Do I have three hands? At the very least, allow a mouse button to also fulfill the role of the spacebar, then I can do stuff without moving my hands around the keyboard like a pianist having an epileptic fit. For the longest time, I noticed no differences between the three corpses. There needs to be more distinction there so I can tell instantly which is which. Give the assault corpse a gun twice the size of its head. Make them different colours, if only slightly. Anything to make them obviously different. Switching between forms with different abilities is a gimmick that's been done before quite a lot. It's not terrible, I just have to ask why you don't let me do all three abilities at all times? Hell, why not let me fly and activate ghost switches at the same time?
Also if I walk into a lock with a key in my hand, I want that lock to open. I do not want to have to press a button to open it.

Deadly Desire
Yo let me skip the dialogue. Had to restart a couple of times and would really like to not wait through that (Also you restart the entire level (whole game?) when I fall into the void. No reason not to just put me back on the platform I was just on, kind of a waste of time imo).
Collisions are pretty dodgy throughout. In particular, the jump in the image is kind of scummy because it relies on knowing that the hitbox of the ground is way lower than it appears. I was about ready to give up on reaching it the first time.
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Is the big stack of octagons the end? I reached it twice and couldn't pass and the lass-who-is-obviously-a-witch disappeared. Whether it's the end or not I'm left frustrated because I was really interested in what was going on there narratively and I wanted to see it through to the end.
EDIT: Finished it. Cool story, bro.

Mortal Metanoia:
Sick pixel art, sick music, could do with some sfx, level design is sometimes unfair. Really very good fun, I like this. Weapons are nice and colourful, I like the enemy designs except that laser bastard. Played it all the way through, was hungry for more.

Revival of the Undead Princess Satsuka:
So the music and sound here is pretty godawful, particularly the loud sound of attacking an enemy. Player's attack animation is a little wimpy.
Please don't keep stopping me from playing the game to present some dialogue. If you must have text (which you don't), let me continue walking, etc while it's on screen.
Combat, at least early on, boils down to "Walk up to enemy, hit it, retreat before you get hit." That's... actually fine. Not blowing the doors off, but nothing wrong with it.
I can use WASD to move as well as the arrow keys. YEEEEEEEES!
The pogo monsters have waaaaaaaay too much health. Killing them is more of a chore than anything else. Respawning with too little health to survive two hits is far too punishing.
The art is serviceable.

Spooky Jam:
Wow I wish I got some time to put my fingers in the right place at the start. Also the 'music' kinda makes me want to mute it. Gameplay-wise, difficulty curve is nice and fast although there's not really much to learn. Pixel art is sweeeeeeeet.

Undead Matador Deluxe:
As first I was like 'game is too hard' then I got gud. Now it has revealed itself as a cunning game of pattern recognition. Very nice. I had to check the thread to see how to play the game, though, cos I refused to believe that I had to solve this fiendish puzzle in such a punishing time limit.
 
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trg601

Member
#1 Everything's Gone to Hell by @TehPilot

#2 Desert Lands by @Nallebeorn

#3 Final Shelter by @The M

Awards:
Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Best Concept: Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
Best Presentation: Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
Best Story: Dearelict by Yal

Ranking (Only includes top 20):

  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  3. Final Shelter by The M
  4. Dearelict by Yal
  5. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  6. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  7. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  8. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  9. Four Versus the World by NAL
  10. antideath by Yokcos
  11. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  12. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  13. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  14. Rest in Peace by Blake
  15. HackMan by AT, SA
  16. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  17. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  18. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  19. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  20. The Swarm by Fel666

Comments: Link on google drive
 
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So I finally finished playing through all the games.
Don't take my comments too personally, they were just thoughts I quickly jotted down during or after playing your game.
If you want to discuss your game with me or anything I said, please feel free to send me a PM, I'd love to hear from you.

Reviews

Top 3:

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
I thoroughly enjoyed this, it was a lot of fun.
The setting/story was funny and unique.
The controls and mechanics were simple yet effective, felt good too.
The visual effects were really neat but what made this for me were the sound effects, especially the vocalisations, they were fantastic.

Devil's Mansion by Joh
I thought this was really cool, I was hooked trying to figure it out.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Well done, very enjoyable entry.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: A long time after by poncle
Best Concept: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  3. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  4. Last Stand by Jett
  5. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  6. HackMan by AT, SA
  7. EiD by Nocturne
  8. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  9. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  10. Rest in Peace by Blake
  11. ghost town by porcupinester
  12. The Swarm by Fel666
  13. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  14. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  15. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  16. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  17. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  18. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  19. The Winchester by clemonades
  20. A long time after by poncle
  21. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  22. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  23. Bone Crusher by chance
  24. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  25. antideath by Yokcos
  26. Four Versus the World by NAL
  27. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  28. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  29. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  30. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  31. Nothing But Static by zircher
  32. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  33. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  34. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  35. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  36. Clone Runners by Cameron
  37. When They Come 2 by trg601
  38. My My My Charona by Electros
  39. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  40. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  41. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  42. Lonely by johnwo
  43. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  44. Dearelict by Yal
  45. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  46. Final Shelter by The M
  47. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  48. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  49. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  50. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  51. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  52. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  53. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  54. Silent Road by JackOatley
  55. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  56. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  57. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  58. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  59. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  60. Spooky Jam by kepons
  61. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  62. Grave Trigger by Dark
  63. EvoBio by felixpf
  64. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  65. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  66. Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox
  67. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  68. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  69. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  70. Soulgrab by RekNepZ
  71. Regret by Miner7365
  72. KATT by KaShuen
  73. Broken World by Zerb Games
  74. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  75. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  76. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  77. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  78. Game Engine Test by Misty
  79. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  80. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

I liked the idea but the controls weren't thought out well. Having to move my hands between the arrows, spacebar and mouse got annoying pretty quickly.
With that out of the way, I dug the idea but I got all the guys stuck in a block on the first puzzle and quit.

A long time after by poncle

Beautiful.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Presentation was great, the art was beautiful and the music was lovely.
Shame there wasn't much to actually do and the game just crashes when I go north.

Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox

The music was good at least.

antideath by Yokcos

It looked nice and controlled well, but I had no idea what to do.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

Funny I guess, and I liked how the reaper's head swayed.

Bone Crusher by chance

Very creepy, the background sounds(music?) really added to the creepiness.
Idea was cool, would've liked to have seen more.

Broken World by Zerb Games

I don't know what the deal was with this but it was glitchy and pretty unplayable.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

To be honest it was just a bit boring, nothing to do but occasionally steer towards something and click an option.

Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

There was nothing good about this.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Presentation and theme were great.
Died before I knew what was happening, and the game just kept going when I ran out of lives.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

I loved the art, and the gameplay was ok.
I had to guess the controls, then hunt for your post to confirm I wasn't missing any.

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

The music was nice and the gameplay was interesting.
Didn't like that I had to guess the controls, and I had no idea I could phase through objects which had me stumped for a minute.
Overall I enjoyed the experience, thanks for not making me choose at the end.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

I didn't enjoy it, I didn't know what was happening and the extra mechanics were confusing.

Dearelict by Yal

I mean, for what it was, it was made well. Sounds were nice and it controlled well, but I don't get the appeal of this sort of game. Exploration is usually part of a larger gameplay experience, not the whole experience.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

I liked the idea but I don't think it was done all that well. There were a lot of spelling mistakes and some of the clashing graphics were jarring. Also the controls were annoying.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

The richochet bullet thing is really cool as a puzzle solving mechanic, I loved it and the art style was really neat.
Not sure if there was lag or you had room speeds set differently but it was very jarring and made it a bit frustrating.
Also, there were a couple of rooms where I ran in and died almost instantly because there was a hazard near the entrance. I don't think that was completely the design of the room but was more to do with the changing speed/lag or whatever it was between rooms/areas.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

I thought this was really cool, I was hooked trying to figure it out.

EiD by Nocturne

Presentation was fantastic, sprites and effects looked great.
I found it hard to aim accurately though, I found the turning was too fast.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Sorry, this was just bad.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

I couldn't get anyone to build a ladder or use them so they kept getting separated.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Huh.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

I thoroughly enjoyed this, it was a lot of fun.
The setting/story was funny and unique.
The controls and mechanics were simple yet effective, felt good too.
The visual effects were really neat but what made this for me were the sound effects, especially the vocalisations, they were fantastic.

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Love your style, it looked and sounded great(The extra voice stuff was neat) but I couldn't make the jump on the second area so I quit. It did say I needed all the souls to make the jump, but I couldn't find anymore.

Final Shelter by The M

Fun little shooter.
The sound effects were really nice but the music didn't really seem to fit in my opinion, it was too calm given the situation.
Placing defenses was done well, nice and easy to set up.
I only rated the concept and story down because I feel like zombies was too obvious a choice for the theme.
Overall I liked the game and would like to play an expanded version of it one day.

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

I loved the presentation, the intro, music and menu screens were done really well, I really loved it.
The controls made it too hard for me to play though.

Four Versus the World by NAL

I liked the idea and the character generated, they were great.
The constant pop ups were annoying and broke the flow, also the fov in the dungeons was too low?
Music was nice, overall a solid experience.

Game Engine Test by Misty

Was this a joke game? The controls were awful, the graphics were awful, the sounds were awful.
I only rated up the theme because I certainly felt dead after attempting to play it.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Cool idea, loved that it was hand-drawn but not a fan of the style.
The difficulty peaked in the middle and then went down again, I found myself rushing between angry guests one second then back to casually serving coffee or whatever.

ghost town by porcupinester

Very cool game, well done.
Love the graphics, sound and music I think they were all very good.
The combat system was neat but maybe too easy(Spamming Z seemed to work as a shield in most cases).
I almost quit when I had to grind for coffee(Ohhh hohohoho, puns) but I powered through because I wanted to see what was next.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

That was a good bit of fun and I think well made.
Really dug the music too.

Grave Trigger by Dark

I mean, ghosts come out and you shoot them? There really wasn't much to this at all.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

I liked how it looked and the music was neat, but the gameplay and controls were just buggy and frustrating.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Idea was simple but effective and the art looked great.
The controls were awful though, didn't feel good at all.

HackMan by AT, SA

Really cool idea, fun to play.
Music and graphics were great.
I couldn't pass level 3 though, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

I mostly dug this, the idea was interesting. I didn't really like the controls though, I don't understand why ESC was used to stop reading a stone, makes more sense to let Spacebar do that.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

Bombarding me with a bunch of text to being with was a bit annoying, I just wanted to get in and play the game.
I think it was a horrible decision to make everything red, I couldn't really see enemies over the buildings and eventually it started to hurt straining my eyes.
I really liked the idea though but I couldn't keep playing.

KATT by KaShuen

I don't think it was a very good idea, I didn't enjoy my time with it.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Music was cool, gameplay was a bit boring.

Last Stand by Jett

Cool idea, I didn't think I was going to like this but I did.
The colour mechanic was a great idea to try and balance the usage as I was using Archer the most and only using the Knight when I had to.

Lonely by johnwo

I tried to be nice but it still came off as malicious? I don't know what I was doing.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

Well done, very enjoyable entry.

Love is Life by rui.rosario

The concept and presentation were neat, but the actual gameplay was boring.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

The music and art were great, they went together pretty well.
The gameplay was OK, nothing amazing or interesting there but it was well made at the very least. The guns felt a bit bland only the laser felt useful.
Also, I only quit because I eventually loaded into an empty room with just the aiming reticle and nothing else, couldn't even use R to restart.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

I super believe in this game. I love Galavant and Tad Cooper.
Gameplay was simple and fun, and I think it was presented well.
Music was good too.
The controls were a bit confusing but overall I really dug it.

My My My Charona by Electros

I loved the idea, hated the controls.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

The idea was neat but I think the execution was frustrating.
Some waves all the enemies would spawn in a compact group on one lane which made them hard to "save".
And having no control over how powerful your attacks are, I ended up killing more than I intended to.
Also, initially I was going to heap some praise because of the music but when the game actually started I recognised the music from Final Fantasy 6 and I figured the rest of the music you used was probably not yours either. I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to use copyrighted music, even if it's a remix.

Nothing But Static by zircher

The idea and presentation were neat, but it was too difficult. Or maybe the controls were just too fiddly, I found it annoying having to have my cursor on an enemy to shoot at all.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

I don't know what to say.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

You know what? I actually kind of liked this, you really committed to the whole retro thing, I just wish there were more levels.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Graphics were really nice and the gameplay was simple but interesting.
Hard to put this one down.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

The font was very hard to read and when I ran off-screen past the space ship, I was gone and that was it.

Regret by Miner7365

Your collisions and jumping were pretty poor, I kept getting stuck in walls or being able to constantly jump while against them.

Rest in Peace by Blake

I really enjoyed this, but also started to feel a bit sad reading the notes and stones. Well done.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

Animations could use a bit of work but it still looked nice.
Fighting was frustrating, waiting for monsters to turn around. And as far as I could tell there was no average amount of health for them, some of them died in one hit, others took several.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

I liked the concept and the art style.
The lack of sound or hit indicators sucks I guess, but it is a jam after all.
My biggest issue was the enemies would squeeze through the walls which, I couldn't tell if it was a bug or a feature but it made me lose interest pretty quickly.

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Great idea, hard to stop playing.
Graphics were nice, sound and music were great too.
I died instantly 3 times in a row at the start because I would click to start and run straight into a light, took me that long to realise what was happening.
My two main concerns are the movement was too sensitive, I found it very difficult to move efficiently at that speed.
My second concern was the candle guy, kept getting done by these guys the instant they switched back on, I didn't even see any light when it happened.
Overall a really cool game.

Silent Road by JackOatley

The idea was alright, and I liked the art.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

You just collect things? I got stuck after a few minutes.

Spooky Jam by kepons

I loved everything about this except actually playing it. It looked fantastic and it was a cool idea, but the timing seemed off and the music was atrocious.

Territory Earth by Wraithious

The opening text was too hard to read and progressed too quickly.
I didn't really get what I was supposed to do and quit on the third area I got to.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Cool game but I don't know if I did well, I feel like maybe I sent too many people to heaven?

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Man, your art is beautiful, it really is nice to look at.
The platforming was ok and the dark/light world mechanic worked well.
The sound effects really fit the game nicely and the background noises added to the atmosphere.
I don't feel like this fit the theme all that well though.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

Idea was cool, but I hate maths.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

I only played two days but I felt was well made.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

The concept is cool and the setting is creative and unique.
The lack of animations or sound is a bit disappointing and sadly the first level isn't even finished.
I thought the menu and control options were nice, having two active control schemes is probably the next best thing to having custom key mappings.
The core mechanic was interesting but it really needed something else to it.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Simple but cool concept, I dug the art too.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Enemies already on me before I have a chance to get my bearings, then I can't see anything moving through hallways. Also pretty sure I couldn't shoot anything when standing near walls.

The Swarm by Fel666

I think the only criticism I have was it annoying to find bodies but apart from that it was a very enjoyable experience. The art and sound were done well, and the main mechanic was unique and interesting enough to keep playing.

The Winchester by clemonades

Great movie, guess this is as close as we'll ever get to a licensed game.
The art was nice and the gameplay was alright, bopping zombies was pretty satisfying. Also, cheers for the controller support.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Eh, sorry, I'm not interested in doing stuff out of the game.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

The story was amusing but the gameplay was not much fun.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

I liked the story and how it was presented, very cool.
Gameplay was kind of fun but I kept running out of projectiles so quickly and sometimes the barriers did nothing? I got overwhelmed pretty quickly.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

You guys really packed in quite a few puzzles. I was sad that there weren't more of the flower ones because I found them quite relaxing.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Just drops you right in with no explanation, once I worked it out I thought it was neat though.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

A good effort but I think you still have a lot to learn.

When They Come 2 by trg601

Eh, it was ok. My main issue was the sprint is useless, gets used up almost instantly.
 

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Votes

1. The Dark Within - aamatiekss
2. Lonely - johnwo
3. HackMan - AT / SA
4. Last Stand - Jett
5. Soulgrab - RekNepZ
6. Rest in Peace - Blake
7. GMCity Carnage - Snail Man
8. Lonely Drone - GameDevDan
9. Everything's Gone to Hell - TehPilot
10. Noalle's Ark - shadowspear1

Full Rankings

11. Dance with Death - nvrogers
12. Four Versus the World - NAL
13. Scared to Death - Ixlegraw
14. Fall Harvest Season - BlessHayGaming
15. ghost town - porcupinester
16. Clone Runners - Cameron
17. Dearelict - Yal
18. Bone Crusher - chance
19. Time Travel is Hard - guadalcanal
20. Grim Reaper's Last Job - Ehrgeiz / Mortalo
21. Phantomatics - Otyugra
22. Desert Lands - Nallebeorn
23. Devil's Mansion - Joh
24. The Equation of Life - Ghandpivot
25. The Major Forces - Lizzard
26. Spooky Jam - kepons
27. The Aftermath - Tselmek / zminusone
28. The Last Space Luchador - Siolfor the Jackal / Bandido Burrito
29. Silent Road - JackOatley
30. Death's Salesman - zn_pete / Daniel Navarro / wilix95
31. EiD - Nocturne
32. One Last Bite - NightOwl35
33. My Dragon Pal - Zodaris
34. Everyone is Dead - Aviox
35. Revival of the Undead Princess Satsuka - Aura / Rusty
36. Ask Death - Detective Pixel
37. Dead Zone - Carnivius
38. Grave Trigger - Dark
39. Forgive Me for Living - Lonewolff
40. Ghost Butler - Shadow Lancer / Shameless
41. Mortal Metanoia - Mattie / Murzy
42. A Ghost Adventure - Nexusrex
43. Monty goes to town - Spliffium
44. Undead Matador Deluxe - MikeDark_x
45. My My My Charona - Electros
46. Alone - CoderJoe
47. Welcome to Purgatory - Sirham
48. The Swarm - Fel666
49. antideath - Yokcos
50. Love is Life - rui.rosario
51. Planet Dreth - Mocgames998
52. KATT - KaShuen
53. The Robot and the Pharaoh - Freddy Jones
54. Save the last human - Moon Goat
55. The Last Ghost - Coolbot4k
56. Afterstory - David Chen
57. Buried at Sea - ZombieLawyer
58. A long time after - poncle
59. Half Hearted - DocNogloff
60. Jumpship Cyrus - Brenbruyn / harukiya
61. Last Hope - HayManMarc / zminusone
62. Deadly Desire - Ghostly Feline / Misu
63. Pixel Paracide - WRLCK
64. EvoBio - felixpf
65. Game Engine Test - Misty
66. Tree of Life - Kiesenverseist
67. Territory Earth - Wraithious
68. Final Shelter - The M
69. Nothing but Static - zircher
70. The Winchester - clemonades
71. Regret - Miner7365
72. Broken World - Zerb Games
73. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence - ConsolCWBY
74. When They Come 2 - trg601
75. Everybody is Dead - iTzCallumUK
76. Grey Fall - Morne / Bernard / Marius
77. Nothing Ventured - NeoTalon
78. They are all DEAD, Unless... - RustyShadow
79. DEADZONE - Cat / var
80. Everyone is Dead - dadio

Best Of's

Best Use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD
- Noalle's Ark - shadowspear1
Best Concept
- Last Stand - Jett
Best Presentation
- Noalle's Ark - shadowspear1
Best Story
- The Dark Within - aamatniekss
Best Devlog
- Love is Life - rui.rosario

Review Summary

I'll be trying to review all the games in these next couple of days. My reviews will be quick but also often fairly critical. Please don't let my review deter you from the Jams. I'm critical of all the entries, so I promise it's not because yours is bad.

Reviews (Alphabetized by Game Name) (49/80)

My Reviews
 
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Top 3:

The Major Forces by Lizzard
Nice concept and pretty addicting gameplay! My only big complaint is the overuse of flashing, especially for sending souls to heaven, which you'd do half the time causing lots of flashing. (The hell effect is a lot easier on the eyes). It's also not clear whether the scream is part of the background music or a sound effect... I still don't know, in fact. The art style is fantastic and definitely fits the game's premise, and the music choice is perfect as well.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
The presentation is a bit inconsistent, starting off with a scientist (that being the only explanation) isolating a cure for the zombie virus using her own DNA... and then starting to slingshot zombies from a very medieval-looking structure. I don't quite see why you would mix mouse controls and keyboard controls in quite this way (if you can only shoot down the lane you are at, why would you use the mouse instead of just a shooting BUTTON?). Was interrupted by IRL reasons before getting very far into the game, though, but even if there's a reason to aim later, I don't see why you'd have a lane system AND free aiming in the same game. Inconsistencies there as well, if you will.
I like the little touch how survivors crawl at a really increased speed once all zombies are gone. The Save And Quit button didn't quit the game, but I hope either of them at least saved progress.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
Not really a fun gameplay mechanic in itself and it's obvious the bank of random quotes is limited, but this game is really polished and strangely addicting. I'd really like to see interpolation be used on the sheets so you can read them - the default resolution makes large parts of the text to be borderline impossible to read before you zoom in on them. I especially like how well audio and graphics comes together - they don't simply coexist, they cooperate. I wouldn't quite call this a 'game' since there doesn't seem to be goals, lose or win conditions, but it's a polished experience making for a nice break in between jam games of more dubious enjoyability.

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Best Concept: ...
Best Presentation: ...
Best Story: ...
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  2. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  3. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  4. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  5. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  6. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  7. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  8. EvoBio by felixpf
  9. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  10. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  11. Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Comments:

Dearelict by Yal

GAME OF THE YEAR! SO MUCH DEPTH! SO MUCH GRAPHICS! BETTER THAN NO MAN'S SKY AND SONIC WHATEVERTHEHECKTHEYNAMEDTHELASTTHINGTHEYRELEASED THAT HAS SONIC IN IT!

Nah, not gonna include my own game in my votes :p

EvoBio by felixpf

I don't get the point of this game. I noticed you can click on creatures (and plants) to control them, but there didn't seem to be any way you could interact with anything, and moving anywhere takes way too much time. If this is supposed to be a contemplative experience, it felt too lifeless... ambient noises and a background texture would've been nice, as well as more stuff happening so it gets more obvious there IS change.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Nice graphics, but it's the only saving grace. Dashing triggers as you RELEASE the button, which just feels awkward. Touching an enemy just lock you into it facing the wrong way no matter which direction you turn so you can't hit it, and the attack doesn't feel powerful at all with no real feeling of whether you actually were successful in doing something that could possibly hurt a target or not. I'm not a big fan of obtrusive tutorials, but the almost complete lack of instructions here doesn't help either, especially since the game appears to be kinda complex with 3 major variables displayed in the HUD and some extra lifebars on stuff at your spawn point. I've got no clue what to do, there's nothing out there that seems interactible apart from enemies, and combat and running away both are unbelievably bugged and unsatisfying.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

"Arrow jump"? I've only got an up and a down arrow on my keyboard. :p Not to mention there doesn't really seem to be any need for jumping.
I cleared all the zombies from the building but couldn't find an exit, and it seems zombies randomly spawns at the edges of the map, so I figured the game was about surviving for as long as possible... but zombies wouldn't ever really pose a threat to you and never really get into the building, so defending it from zombies feels trivially easy once you've cleared it out. There's no score boost from just surviving, so there's no real incentive to hole up and wait for zombies to overrun it, either. The knife attack animation also feels lifeless to the point where it's unclear whether you actually attack or it's just your idle animation, and since there's only a limited number of gun pickups you'll end up seeing that a lot.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

The presentation is a bit inconsistent, starting off with a scientist (that being the only explanation) isolating a cure for the zombie virus using her own DNA... and then starting to slingshot zombies from a very medieval-looking structure. I don't quite see why you would mix mouse controls and keyboard controls in quite this way (if you can only shoot down the lane you are at, why would you use the mouse instead of just a shooting BUTTON?). Was interrupted by IRL reasons before getting very far into the game, though, but even if there's a reason to aim later, I don't see why you'd have a lane system AND free aiming in the same game. Inconsistencies there as well, if you will.
I like the little touch how survivors crawl at a really increased speed once all zombies are gone. The Save And Quit button didn't quit the game, but I hope either of them at least saved progress.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

Grid system makes the controls feel very stiff. Just 3 levels makes the game Over before it feels like you've gotten through the tutorial. Default screen size too small, playing in fullscreen doesn't upscale the mouse pointer ghost.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Your hitbox seems to extend a bit above your head and you lose all momentum when hitting your head, making the military base thingie needlessly frustrating to navigate. A lot of the data boxes had useless stuff in them that didn't contribute to the story or feel character-building (aka thus not really rewarding to collect), and the font didn't really make stuff easy to read. Having no real reason for why you need to press C to interact with SOME data boxes but not with others accidentally made me close textboxes before getting a chance to read them because I'd gotten accustomed to interacting to GET the textbox. The graphics hurt my eyes, in particular the white bricks while running - they blend together in a really bad way. The main character's animation is jerky and the gradients all over the place don't really look good, they just highlight the artificialness of it all. At least they're a step up from MS paint stuff, but it's not a huge step. It's a brave undertaking to make a metroidvania, but the game is held back by not really ever feeling like it gets started.

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Couldn't play the game. Consistently got file access errors.
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The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Not really a fun gameplay mechanic in itself and it's obvious the bank of random quotes is limited, but this game is really polished and strangely addicting. I'd really like to see interpolation be used on the sheets so you can read them - the default resolution makes large parts of the text to be borderline impossible to read before you zoom in on them. I especially like how well audio and graphics comes together - they don't simply coexist, they cooperate. I wouldn't quite call this a 'game' since there doesn't seem to be goals, lose or win conditions, but it's a polished experience making for a nice break in between jam games of more dubious enjoyability.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Nice concept and pretty addicting gameplay! My only big complaint is the overuse of flashing, especially for sending souls to heaven, which you'd do half the time causing lots of flashing. (The hell effect is a lot easier on the eyes). It's also not clear whether the scream is part of the background music or a sound effect... I still don't know, in fact. The art style is fantastic and definitely fits the game's premise, and the music choice is perfect as well.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

"Sha'll." T__T
Apart from that typo throwing me off, the story is presented without really any sort of thematic framing. The game started me off surrounded by enemies that spawn in randomly faster than I could shoot them down, and there is no feedback whatsoever to whether you hurt enemies or not, making it impossible to assess whether you should run away or fight from a fight. It's not clear where to go and the enemies easily overpower you even in the first level, making the game 100% not fun. The first level should ease you into the game and let you figure out how you're supposed to play.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

DON'T show "PRESS A BUTTON TO SKIP THIS" intertwined with vital info, I skipped the stuff thinking I'd seen it all now and possibly missed something. For some reason I could shoot enemies a bit and then couldn't shoot anymore with no obvious ammo counter being depleted. I could plant bombs with RMB but enemies wouldn't get damaged by them. Then I randomly died without any context as to why with health left. The sound effects are repeated in a very jarring way, especially when enemies outside the screen shoots. I have no clue what Yggdrasil (or Sepirot or whichever tree of life you chose) and racecars collecting scrap has to do with each other. The game gives you no time to ease in and no clear objective, and mouse-controlled shooting in tight corridors suck since your accidental precision makes it easy to shoot into a wall wasting bullets.
 
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Comments:

A long time after by poncle

I cant count this as a game.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

This game kind of felt like a game I played a lot time ago. I did not see any particular storyline nor cencept but the game looked fantastic. I might have to rethink I best-ofs now. Nice work by the way.

antideath by Yokcos

Not the best, nor the worst.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

I liked the game and it seems alot effort has been put in the shaders and stuff. But the game is really hard!

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Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

Here is the problem with this game - I dont want to read much. But thats my problem.
Also Graphics could have been much better!

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

So Diner Dash, Huh.
I liked the concept of the game and also will love to invest in such games but I think they could have worked more graphics and menus and stuff so that it becomes more manageable.

Grave Trigger by Dark

A 3D Game. I like it but it feels just a normal game. Nice effort on Heights, Mouse View.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

The game is surely incomplete, but I see where you put alot of your effort on. This coulb have been seriosly a really good game. But graphics were not up to the mark where story was IDK.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

Another Awesome Must Try Game

Last Stand by Jett

This is one of my favorite Jam game yet.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

WTF

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

Cant play the game so I am not going to rank it.

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The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

So we fight plants. I like the game because of the graphics. I really enjoy these type of games.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Now this is something that I was waiting for. Its looks great, it is challenging and yes this is one of the best ones Ive played yet.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

I liked the game alot. I would definitely love to share this game with kids. This is a great game.
 

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Votes / Ranking (subject to last minute change and/or additions)

1. Grim Reaper's Last Job -- by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
2. GMCity Carnage -- by Snail Man
3. Dead Zone -- by Carnivius
4. The Swarm -- by Fel666
5. Everything's Gone to Hell -- by TehPilot
6. EiD -- by Nocturne
7. The Dark Within -- by aamatniekss
8. Lonely Drone -- by GameDevGame


Reviews
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GMCity Carnage -- by Snail Man
This was loads of fun. And funny too. I loved how each GMC character had his own particular weapon / power. Dadioactive and SchrapNAL were clever. The gameplay itself was fun too. Just the right level of difficulty IMO, with good controls and interesting graphics and sounds. And with the different characters to play there's plenty of variety, so this has good replay value -- especially with the high-score list to encourage you. Good use of theme, and very well done.

Everything's Gone to Hell -- by TehPilot
This is a wonderfully polished game, with good use of the Jam theme. The intro dialog was very funny with the muttered sound effects. Throughout the game, the graphical light and shadow effects are used to great effect. And the puzzles are fun -- even though I couldn't pass Level 3 (so far). But this game is definitely a keeper for re-play once the Jam reviewing is over.

Dead Zone -- by Carnivius
Even without the credits, I'd know this was by Carnivius. The pixel graphics are very well done, and the overall retro style, music and feeling of the game is excellent. It's not the typle of game I normally play -- but if I'm going to play a retro game, I'd choose ones by Carnivius. Very nice job on this.

The Dark Within -- by aamatniekss
I love the pastel color template used here. And the parallax background scrolling gives a good sense of depth. I normally don't care for pixelated art style, but I like this. It was very expressive. Unfortunately I couldn't get past the third jump, so I can't say much more about the gameplay until I play it more. But the game looks very artistic and polished, so I'll definitely try again later.
EDIT: OK, I'm getting better at this. I still suck, but I've seen more of the game now. I'm really impressed with this.

EiD -- by Nocturne
Excellent casual space shooter! The graphics were very impressive -- especially the use of lighting and shadow. The game had a wonderful layered look. The controls were easy to navigate, so I had good fun motoring around in space and shooting things. The endless expanse of the playing field was used well here too. So nice job on this. Only problem was closing the game. I couldn't figure out how to do that without using the Task Manager. Escape had no effect.

Lonely Drone -- by GameDevGame
I like this particular style of graphics. And the controls were accessible -- although having an option for arrow keys would be even better. Likewise, I missed having some sounds. But the gameplay was very enjoyable. The progression was interesting, as the story unfolded level by level. This is a fun puzzle-exploration game, with a good amount of polish.

Grim Reaper's Last Job -- by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

I think the graphics here are the best of the Jam. (Of course, that reflects my own preference in graphical style.) Slick and polished. Highly stylized. And the gameplay was great fun. The difficulty of the puzzles has a good progression from level to level. It's a nice mix of reflexes and puzzle solving. And good use of the Jam theme. In terms of gameplay, this is my favorite so far. VERY well done.

Four Versus the World -- by NAL
I liked the graphical style here. And the intro presentation was pretty slick, with the text effects and key clicking sounds. Good character names, too. And perky sounding background music. But I couldn't figure out how to play it. I could make the car move, but I couldn't interact with anything, other than read the messages. I went to the first city, then it seemed like the game started over.

Jumpship Cyrus -- by Brenbruyn, harukiya
This was a good shooter. I enjoyed moving around and shooting stuff, once the gameplay got underway. But it took too long to start, with too much dialog for my taste. So I think this would be better without the story -- just my personal preference. But the gameplay was very enjoyable. And the graphics were nicely done too, in a consistent style throughout. I enjoyed the music and sound effects, but the controls were difficult. Not a big deal though. Overall, this is a solid entry, and it feels very complete.

Dance with Death -- by nvrogers
I love the graphics here. The style reminds me of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Macabre and cheery and the same time. But I couldn't figure out how to play. I was able to shoot the skull at first, but after a few seconds I couldn't do anything. I tried various keys and the mouse, but nothing happened. Still, it was fun to watch and listen to. Nice visuals!

The Swarm -- by Fel666
This is very innovative, and unlike any of the other jam games I've played. The swarming mechanic was nicely executed and great fun to watch. And that sound effect when they were eating was perfect. Very creepy and fun. I'm not sure if I played it correctly, but I was able to guide the swarm to all three bodies, and they were devoured before the game ended (I think). But I never got any more levels, so maybe I was doing it wrong. Still, quite fun. Nice job on this.
 
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Mortalo

Member
Reviews

1.
Rest in Peace by Blake
Very fine game. I highly enjoyed it. Quite simple but it works well.

2.
The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Not a challange, but fun overall.

3.
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Well done. Not the most complicated puzzles, but it holds up pretty good. Lack of fullscreen while in game was dissapointing, but I had good time.
Some bugs:
There is lack of wall on Level 5.
Top of the door covers jumping hero.


Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Rest in Peace by Blake
Best Concept: Rest in Peace by Blake
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: ...
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Rest in Peace by Blake
  2. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  3. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  4. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  5. ghost town by porcupinester
  6. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  7. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  8. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  9. Spooky Jam by kepons
  10. The Winchester by clemonades
  11. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  12. Grave Trigger by Dark
  13. Four Versus the World by NAL
  14. Last Stand by Jett
  15. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  16. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  17. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  18. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  19. Final Shelter by The M
  20. Dearelict by Yal
  21. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  22. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  23. Bone Crusher by chance
  24. EiD by Nocturne
  25. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  26. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  27. The Swarm by Fel666
  28. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  29. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  30. Clone Runners by Cameron
  31. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  32. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  33. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  34. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  35. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  36. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  37. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  38. Regret by Miner7365
  39. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  40. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  41. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  42. Silent Road by JackOatley
  43. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  44. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  45. When They Come 2 by trg601
  46. My My My Charona by Electros
  47. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  48. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  49. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  50. Lonely by johnwo
  51. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  52. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  53. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  54. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  55. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  56. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  57. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  58. KATT by KaShuen
  59. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  60. Alone by CoderJoe
  61. Game Engine Test by Misty
  62. A long time after by poncle
  63. HackMan by AT, SA
  64. antideath by Yokcos
  65. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  66. Everyone Is Dead by dadio
  67. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  68. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  69. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  70. Broken World by Zerb Games
  71. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  72. Nothing But Static by zircher
  73. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  74. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  75. EvoBio by felixpf
  76. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  77. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  78. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Not enough polish. Placing blocks was a little wonky.

A long time after by poncle

It looks nice, cool feature. But no game.

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

Hero moves very slow. I went into fullscreen with alt+enter and black screen while talking to Kappug was displayed only on part of the screen. Diary glitched out. I can move down outside the screen. Game crashed when I pressed 'x' after beating the game (?) when "end" was displayed.
Music was very nice.
I don't think like ranking this so high, but it's well done.

antideath by Yokcos

Sadly it's very buggy - starting with invisible walls ending at mouse contantly leaving window and clicking on everything.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

I have to admit that I'm dissapointed. GMC JAM 20 game by Detective Pixel was one of my favorites.

Bone Crusher by chance

I would expect that you can drive over peasants. I liked the mechanic.

Broken World by Zerb Games

Sometimes I can walk, sometimes I can't. Not to say that walking itself feels quite weird. (played post-jam version)

Clone Runners by Cameron

It is playable and I was able to beat it.

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Everytime when I look at my list I ask my self "Why is it so high?"

Dance With Death by nvrogers

When the game finally starts I have already lost my patience.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

It looks nice and works fine. I didn't liked the one hit death and starting at the beginning (even though the progress was saved). I was always immidiately killed when entering 5th screen (or I should say, I couldn't survive 2 seconds).

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

Jump detection is bad. I was making jumps that I should not make. And too much text. Characters looked ok.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Unplayable, ~12 FPS, what happened? Second time I had ~8 FPS. I saw it working on my bro pc, but I couldn't play it on mine.

Dearelict by Yal

Really well done fpp. I collected 23 logs and stuck in the maze, I jumped off to the platform outside but it looked like dead end.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

Too much text, seriously, why? I died before 1st save point too much and had to start over and over again. Wouldn't it be simplier to make checkpoint every screen? Gun mechanic was cool, hero was moving fast.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

It was not attractive/interesting to make me read all that stuff about what I should/can do, so I gave up. I'm sorry, but I couldn't force myself to. At least it's working.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Too much to write.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Haha, what else should I expect? At least it's not broken and I can finish it. That's why it is so high on the list ;)

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

Well done. Not the most complicated puzzles, but it holds up pretty good. Lack of fullscreen in game was dissapointing, but I had good time.
Some bugs:
There is lack of wall on Level 5.
Top of the door covers jumping hero.


EvoBio by felixpf

I have no control on anything, right?

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

I would like jump to be on different key then up (like all classic good platformers have).
I don't like bugs, especially big ones. I smash them hard. Except moths. I catch them and release outdoor.

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

ENTER to shoot? That's for real? And I'm an ATARI kid, so "-" for that C64 reference :p

Four Versus the World by NAL

I was over the dungeon -> went to details to buff my hero and meantime I entered the dungeon :/ -> after I left the dungeon I had big textbox "George left the dungeon" (or something like that) and could not do anything (except ESCAPE).
It's complex and interesting. I didn't liked that random stuff like: she got hit by rock or other similiar things. It was hard to me to find theme here, so not as high as production values says.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

I liked that cute smiling lady ^_^

ghost town by porcupinester

You should make savepoint/checkpoint right before boss battle. You should not make players have to go through a tedious part that they can clear without any harm.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

It was fun, though a little tedious.

Grave Trigger by Dark

Looks nice.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

It's rather unplayable. Hero moves slow, dash is quite short, shooting feels unintuitive. I was killed constantly and when I killed monster I didn't knew how really I achieved that.

HackMan by AT, SA

I don't see a theme anywhere.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Hero could be moving a tad faster. Having to reach out to ESC to close the text box was inconvienient.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

I don't like jumping on "up" arrow. Taking stairs takes too much time. While enemies respawn, weapons does not. I can't die :(

Last Stand by Jett

Interesting mechanic. It was fun to play.
"At first I wanted to make everything fade to black,
but then the depth of units made them be drawn above the black rectangle."
You can set rectangle to have lower depth then units or you can draw rectancle with Draw GUI event or Draw End.

Lonely by johnwo

I tried not to die, I failed...

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

It was fun game, a chilling one I would say.
After death I respwaned at savepoint with all items that I collected in the meantime, was that the idea?

Love is Life by rui.rosario

A bit borring. "Zombies" were walking very slow and some were too close to the border and I couldn't push them (ok, I read Afterword after playing the game).

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

Very well done game. I couldn't get used to the weapons at first, but as game progressed I got hang on them. Sometimes it was dropping me to desktop while shooting (2-3 times). Jumping should be on different key (button), just like it always was. I also didn't liked that there was no THE END screen or something. And what was the theme?

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

It's playable, not boring, not frustrating. But not everybody is dead.

My My My Charona by Electros

Nice use of theme.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

+ visuals
- lack of shooting with keyboard, too great delay between shots, random damage

Nothing But Static by zircher

It probably took some time to make, but I don't see theme anywhere, and wasn't that the point of this JAM?

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

He flipped over and I couldn't leave the screen? Was that the end? Oh, so I had to go to the left side then, huh?

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Bugs: alt+enter crashes the game (draw event in obj_lightning)

"I was not impressed" - GSP

Phantomatics by Otyugra

I could'n make the jump over bone on 2nd stage thus my adventure had ended. Jumping does not feel good at all.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

Maybe if I haven't played a game like that before...

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

Bugs: Moving to the right, I left that place we fall into, I went by the ship outside the screen and couldn't comeback.

Regret by Miner7365

Way too slow, way too slow. I couldn't see the pressure plates and I pushed box through the wall into the abyss. But that was cool.

Rest in Peace by Blake

Very fine game. I highly enjoyed it. Quite simple but it works well.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

- too much text, slimes changing direction when hit is not fun and makes the game slower, after I had to backtrack half level to kill one last monster I gave up, too boring

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

If monster could not pass through the walls it could be fun.

Spooky Jam by kepons

I enjoyed it! Having real tunes, not only random notes would be neat.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

From technical standpoint it's well done. But you can't skip the text at the start, all choices doesn't really matter, that person generator makes some weird people. And at the end you can't tell about someone having so little info.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

Not a challange, but fun overall.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

I feel like it should be lower on my list, but dunno.

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Hard to tell where you can go, or should I say, when you can go to another room. Not my cup of tea, but I love the visuals.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

Not really complicated but it works well. And theme is used well.
(Is background distorting? Or is it optical illusion?)

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

I started the game and was spamned in between walls - couldn't move. Fortunately I restarted and played a while. Tried to kill enemies but failed on that. Very unfinished game.

The Swarm by Fel666

It's well done, but I didn't liked it.

The Winchester by clemonades

Fun little game, though I didn't really liked the idea of collecting money to progress, though zombie spawning was ok.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

Hero moves way too slow. The control over pull/push is not good. Basing it on angle between hero and the object does not work well.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

I did not understood why I couldn't shoot anymore at some point.

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Puzzles were interesting but theme is not working well here.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

Hero moves way too slow. Moves way too slow. Way too slow. Too slow. Slow!
Jumping is not precise (and should be on different key [up is not supposed to be used as jump]).
Story lacks happy end or does it?
PS. I came to the place where you hoped someone will come. Bonus points?

When They Come 2 by trg601

Hero moves way too slow. Yes, there is sprint, but he moves too slow.
 
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Wraithious

Guest
So I just finally finished playing all those games!

my pick for top 3 are:
Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot - Loved this game, I've played it 5 or 6 times allready!
The Swarm by Fel666 - I thought this was a very original and cool game to play
Bone Crusher by chance - wonderfull use of physics and little broken objects, so realistic!!

there were so many good games it was hard to choose, even that guys game (Everyone Is Dead by dadio) that was 10 seconds long, just because of the punchline at the end it was hillarious! great work everyone!

heres my exported voting list:
Reviews

Top 3:

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot - Loved this game, I've played it 5 or 6 times allready!

The Swarm by Fel666 - I thought this was a very original and cool game to play

Bone Crusher by chance - wonderfull use of physics and little broken objects, so realistic!!


Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Best Concept: The Swarm by Fel666
Best Presentation: Bone Crusher by chance
Best Story: Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:


Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

Fun game to play with excellent controls and challenging puzzles

A long time after by poncle

Very interesting game, I enjoyed playing it, good graphics, only problem was the mouse cursor dissapears after pressing restart

Afterstory by David Chen

game stopped working at the end of the intro so i couldnt play it

Alone by CoderJoe

Fun game to play, love the music! good controls and cool special effects with depth and alpha

antideath by Yokcos

I couldn't figure out what you are supposed to do in this game. good controls and graphics.

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

haha this had me laughing as I typed in user names including my own hahaha

Bone Crusher by chance

This is an awesome game!! the graphics, game controls and special effects are top notch, great sound effects and good background sound. overall a very very good game!

Broken World by Zerb Games

good concept with some nice effects, definatly on with the concept of everyone is dead, wasn't to fond of the graphics, and my player kept getting stuck in the walls. great game music! overall a fairly good game

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

good game, controlls work smoothly and nice artwork

Clone Runners by Cameron

Good controls, challenging game with good replay value

Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

eirie music, nice use of scaling and object aquisition. the word thing didn't seem to make sense to me and was alowd to continue weather or not an actual word was found. the game followed the everyone's dead theme nicely, over all a fairly good game

Dance With Death by nvrogers

Good and original story idea, great graphics and catchy music, while the character controls worked great I had a problem with the player dissapearing off the screen and couldnt get him back, overall a good game

Dead Zone by Carnivius

This was a fun game to play, will pe playing it again definatly, great controls and cool retro graphics nice job

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

This was a unique game to play, good controls altho I never got past the blue blocks that reach allmost to the top of the gameroom, very challenging

DEADZONE by Cat, var

movement was very very slow, I never encountered any enemys, or anything for that matter, my computer eventually crashed and i had to restart it

Dearelict by Yal

Nice game with perfect controls and challenging, awesome graphics, will be playing more of this later

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

This game did not go along with the theme everyone is dead, not even close, it was more of a political campain than anything else, but the game itself was well written in terms of story and ease of playing and was enjoyable and kept my attention.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

this was a cool game to play, good graphics. controls worked well nice job

Devil's Mansion by Joh

good puzzle game and well thought out, nice job!

EiD by Nocturne

Nice effects and particle use, good controls and a fun game to play!

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

Not bad, fun to figure out how to trick the zombies to climb ladders, good controls, but non animated

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

Nice graphics and gameplay, very challenging! good work on this game

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

not very much going on in this game, great punchline to end the game with tho and followed the everyone is dead theme perfectly

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

This was one of my favorite games in the gmc jam to play, great special effects, puzzles, graphics and controls, the sounds were pretty comical as well good job!

EvoBio by felixpf

sorry i had no clue how to play this game, controls work nice tho

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

Nice job with the controls and graphics and the eirie voices I had aa great time playing this!

Final Shelter by The M

I couldnt place any objects if rotated, fun game otherwise

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

love the graphics and music, nice special effects, I enjoyed this game

Four Versus the World by NAL

great game, replaay value very high, i got killed everytime i went into a dungeon cuz i couldnt find my way out lol great music, overall a very good game

Game Engine Test by Misty

Good effects, but the view kept climbing to the ceiling. love the opening scene hahah

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

Nice work, great handmade graphics, difficult to get their orders to them but that's the point lol the only reason i felt the presentation was low is because the game was unfinished. the readme helped but the in game help section should of been removed since it wasn't finished.

ghost town by porcupinester

Nicely thought out game with great controls, will be playing this again very soon!

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

Everything about this game was great, love the high score ellement. flawless gameplay.

Grave Trigger by Dark

Great graphics and music, game controlls are good too, wasn't much of a storyline but it is obvious what the game is about as soon as you start playing overall a great game.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

This was a fun game to play, great special effects nice work! the health bar seens to not follow you around but a great game overall!

HackMan by AT, SA

could not run game...
EDIT 8/17/16
Applied patch and got it to run, this is an awesome game! very good controls for the virus character, and very challenging, I like the graphics it reminds me of that movie tron, great work!, and it does kinda follow the topic rule, computers will still be around after we are gon most likely

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

Nice job with the story, easy game to play if you are fast, fun and high replay value

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

nice storyline and fun to play, great graaphics and controlls, great job!

KATT by KaShuen

Nice game, very challenging I didn't get very far haha controls work nice

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

Awesome game with great controls, fully enjoyed playing this!


Last Stand by Jett

Good game with nice graphics and controls, it was fun to play

Lonely by johnwo

seems like it would be a good game but I couldnt choose any of the answers, and I didn't have it in window mode

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

this was a great game to play with lots of cool features great job!

Love is Life by rui.rosario

good story line, very hard to move the humans, especially the ones on the bottom

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

Hahah loved it, reminds me of that old arcade game where you run people over and they turn into grave stones, good work!

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

very cool game, great music, great controlls and graphics, great job!

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

Hahaha that's awesome, and I watched the utube video, really a great game good work!!!

My My My Charona by Electros

nice graphics with the boat trails, good controls and a fun game to play

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

This was a great gaame, good graphics and sound effects, the game music was good, I couldn't get the save feature to work. overall a good game

Nothing But Static by zircher

Nice game! great controls and awesome graphics, this was a fun game to play and overall a great game

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

awesome music and following the everyone's dead theme, the controls didn't alow the character to follow the landscape really at all, or 90% of the graphics were missing I don't know which, there were some good graphics manipulation tho with the flying gravestones. overall an ok game

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

Great game, awesome graphics and love that I could use my game controller with it, good work!

Phantomatics by Otyugra

this was a good game, nice graphics, I found the controls a little hard to use when jumping but over all not bad!

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

This is a great game and follows the rule that everyone is dead exactly. The graphics are ok, movement and gameplay are great! sound effects and music are also great, I enjoyed playing this game.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

awesome game! really cool storyline and music, love how the player jams out in time with the beat. good gaame controlls too and I like that i could use my xbox 360 controller

Regret by Miner7365

great controls, good use of object manipulation and great eirie sound. overall a very short but good game

Rest in Peace by Blake

Good puzzle game with nicely working controls, I had fun playing it

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

This was an awesome game to play, good storyline and awesome graphics and controlls, great job!

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

good game, controls on point, had fun playing this

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

Nice work this was a fun game to play, controls worked smoothly, nice graphics and fitting music

Silent Road by JackOatley

Awesome game! I like the whole concept and the blood spattereing of the windshield. great controls and graphics

Soulgrab by RekNepZ

couldnt play due to "file not open for reading" error, tried not naming character or naming him, still same bug
EDIT 8/17/16
Downloaded patch and it works now,
very nice Idea, spot on with the topic everyone is dead! great gameplay and replayability with nice character control, it's challenging to collect all the souls!!

Spooky Jam by kepons

have no idea or instructionss on how to play, looks cool tho

Territory Earth by Wraithious

I cannot vote for this game as it is mine.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

Great game, very original and thought provoking, nice work with the stamping of the report sheets!

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

awesome game with great graphics and effects, nice job I enjoyed playing this

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

nice game, i couldnt get enough oinnts to cross the bridges if they were worth more than 4 points, very challenging

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

Awesome game, love the day and night cycle, it's challenging to protect your grave, good work!

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

Great game with life like physics, tricky puzzles to solve to advance in the game, loved it!

The Major Forces by Lizzard

nice graphics and controls, I had a fun time playing this!

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

Nice storyline and good controls, this is a fun game to play

The Swarm by Fel666

Really smooth gameplay and controls, graphics were on point too, I like this game!

The Winchester by clemonades

For some reason I couldn't get this game to run

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

Nice gameplay and storyline, fully enjoyed this game

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

game crashed first time i tried shooting

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

Wow this is a really great and well thought out game! brain straining puzzles had me hooked great job!

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

Nice little game, I don't know what the story was, but figured out how to play after a few shots at it, nice old school look and feel

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

This was a good game to play, challenging puzzles to figure out to advance

When They Come 2 by trg601

good game I enjoyed spraying acid ! had a couple issues with the controlls but overall a good game!
 
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RekNepZ

GMC Historian
DON'T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE PATCHES! MY GAME WAS FIXED LAST WEEK!

I've had trouble remembering which games are which in the past, so I've tried to remind myself in the reviews

Top 3:

Dearelict by Yal
The 3D exploring game that I spent a loooonnng time playing.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
The one that moved at a mouse's pace, but is still very fun!

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
The one with the cool puzzles. No big complaints except for the lack of bright graphics.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Devil's Mansion by Joh
Best Concept: Four Versus the World by NAL
Best Presentation: Silent Road by JackOatley
Best Story: Dearelict by Yal

Rekkies:

Weirdest Game: Game Engine Test by Misty
Most Disturbing: When They Come 2 by trg601
Best Atmosphere: Dearelict by Yal
Most Underrated: Dearelict by Yal
Best "Noob" Game: Clone Runners by Cameron


Full ranking:

Faves
Honerable Mentions
Others

Didn't Work (TALLY ALL AS SAME RANK)
Joke
  1. Dearelict by Yal
  2. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  3. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  4. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  5. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  6. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  7. HackMan by AT, SA
  8. When They Come 2 by trg601
  9. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  10. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  11. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  12. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  13. antideath by Yokcos
  14. Rest in Peace by Blake
  15. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  16. Spooky Jam by kepons
  17. Four Versus the World by NAL
  18. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  19. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  20. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  21. ghost town by porcupinester
  22. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  23. Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  24. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  25. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  26. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  27. Lonely by johnwo
  28. Bone Crusher by chance
  29. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  30. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  31. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  32. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  33. Last Stand by Jett
  34. Game Engine Test by Misty
  35. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  36. The Winchester by clemonades
  37. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  38. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  39. EiD by Nocturne
  40. Clone Runners by Cameron
  41. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  42. Silent Road by JackOatley
  43. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  44. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  45. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  46. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  47. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  48. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  49. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  50. Regret by Miner7365
  51. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  52. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  53. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  54. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  55. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  56. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  57. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  58. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  59. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  60. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  61. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  62. My My My Charona by Electros
  63. EvoBio by felixpf
  64. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  65. Broken World by Zerb Games
  66. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  67. Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY
  68. KATT by KaShuen
  69. Nothing But Static by zircher
  70. A long time after by poncle
  71. Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox
  72. Grave Trigger by Dark
  73. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  74. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  75. Final Shelter by The M
  76. The Swarm by Fel666
  77. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  78. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  79. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  80. Everyone Is Dead by dadio

Comments:

A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex

The game with the three bodies. While it's fun, you sort of need three hands to play (Space, arrows, mouse).

A long time after by poncle

The weird one where you click around and plants grow. Nothing else

Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite

The one that felt like a mix between Earthbound and a Studio Ghibli movie. Not bad!

Alone by CoderJoe, Awesomesauce, Dysprox

A game with a shader error

antideath by Yokcos

The one where bring people back to life, only to have them kill you

Ask Death by Detective Pixel

The one where I'm nicked by a glamorous show

Bone Crusher by chance

The sort of dull physics game featuring a skullcycle.

Broken World by Zerb Games

The one that felt like something Cactus would make, except much more glitchy and less fun.

Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer

The one where it says I gained a crew member or water, but I don't.

Clone Runners by Cameron

The short game that shows you can make something fun even with little game-making expirience!

Come + See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

The one where the graphics were so missmatched, I couldn't figure out if it was a joke game or not. Not sure what the secret word stuff was, because pressing escape seemed to solve the puzzles.

Dance With Death by nvrogers

The one with the cool Mexican theme, but where I seem to dissappear randomly upon death.

Dead Zone by Carnivius

Shader error

Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu

One of the games with a shader error.

DEADZONE by Cat, var

Shader error

Dearelict by Yal

The 3D exploring game that I spent a loooonnng time playing.

Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95

The one where you play as a suspicius pollster. Spent a long time playing this one.

Desert Lands by Nallebeorn

The platform adventure with the cowboy. Very good, but I didn't like doing all that platforming only to find myself back at the start again.

Devil's Mansion by Joh

The one where you solve a murder. Very fun!

EiD by Nocturne

The shooter with great graphics, but very little in the way of gameplay.

Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK

The one with the unpassible zombies. Reminds me of my very early projects.

Everyone is Dead by Aviox

The game with the cavemen that was pointless, yet I couldn't stop playing it.

Everyone Is Dead by dadio

The one that is almost nothing

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot

The one where I could turn off shaders <3. Very fun!

EvoBio by felixpf

The simulation where pixel-flowers grow and then die. I'll see what happens if I leave it running... Nothing...

Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming

The one where death speaks. Very nice, though not particularaly unique gameplay-wise.

Final Shelter by The M

The one that gave me a shader error on startup

Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff

The one that taught me all I need to know about making new friends. The graphics are very nice, but the game's a bit dull.

Four Versus the World by NAL

The one with great presentation, entertaining random generation, but dull and repetitive gameplay.

Game Engine Test by Misty

The very strange 3D one with the slippery controls and where getting killed makes you start from the very beginning.

Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless

The one with cute hand-drawn graphics, but rather dull gameplay.

ghost town by porcupinester

The sort of fun game with nice graphics and sound, but way too many random encounters.

GMCity Carnage by Snail Man

The one that moved at a mouse's pace, but is still very fun!

Grave Trigger by Dark

Yet another one with a shader error.

Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius

Another game that threw a shader error.

Grim Reaper's Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo

The silent, but fun, game with very good graphics

HackMan by AT, SA

The really fun game where you travel through amazing electrical currents, only to die because you suck at it.

Half Hearted by DocNogloff

The one where you give the dying people stuff. Good concept (and graphics), but rather dull in practice.

Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya

The shooter with the cool graphics where, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to shoot anything.

KATT by KaShuen

The game where I die because I had to move my hand from the mouse to keyboard in such a short amount of time.

AKA: The one where you need three hands to play.

Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone

The game with the neat pixel graphics where you shoot zombies (and not much else happens).

Last Stand by Jett

The one where you rotate very well-drawn warriors and then die because you forgot what key controls which.

Lonely by johnwo

The one where I kept trying to save the man, but failed. Couldn't get the resolution thing working either.

Lonely Drone by GameDevDan

The game with no music, but listening to DJ Kahled's "For Free" on Spotify sufices. Very fun!

Love is Life by rui.rosario

The one where I got bored of pushing people around

Monty goes to town by Spliffium

The snake game. Not much to it.

Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy

The one that looked really good, but gave me an error whenever a bullet hit me.

My Dragon Pal by Zodaris

The game that's not nearly as heartwarming as the title suggests. Rather repetitive too.

My My My Charona by Electros

The one where you ferry tribemen by clicking. A lot. Not very fun.

Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1

The one where I try to save the well-drawn zombies, but end up killing them instead.

Nothing But Static by zircher

The one where there's no escape from the swarms of enemies and the only weopon doesn't even work half the time.

Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon

The weird one where you kill people with a single touch and watch the character walk too much.

One Last Bite by NightOwl35

The one where you have to turn all the villagers into super-week vampires. Not much else.

Phantomatics by Otyugra

The grid-based retro-style game. Sort of fun, but short.

Pixel Paracide by WRLCK

The one where you're a grub eating grubs. Not really much to do.

Planet Dreth by Mocgames998

The one by Mocgames. Had fun playing this! There was something about the aura that I liked.

Regret by Miner7365

The rather dull "feels game" starting a 4-bit marshmellow.

Rest in Peace by Blake

The text-heavy, but still fun, coffin matching game.

Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty

The rather average generic japanese-style platformer.

Save the Last Human by Moon Goat

The one with the nice graphics, but glitchy collisions.

Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

The one where you act out my worst fears. Very fun!

Silent Road by JackOatley

The one that was Desert Bus meets the old GM scaling tutorial.

Spooky Jam by kepons

The small Guitar-Hero game. Pretty fun!

Territory Earth by Wraithious

The strange game with the photograph backrgound, but where something felt a bit off.

The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone

The one where you literally play god. Sort of fun!

The Dark Within by aamatniekss

The game with the tumor. While predictable, I still liked it.

The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot

The one where you use math and quick thinking. Very fun!

The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k

The one with the Zelda-style graphics where you must live for 30 days. Nice, but really long.

The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito

The one where you throw bodies, but that's about it.

The Major Forces by Lizzard

The one where you send what looks like whigs to the afterlife with no difficulty curve.

The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones

The one with the nearly-unkillable mummies

The Swarm by Fel666

Shader error :(

The Winchester by clemonades

The zombie game in the town. Nothing real special.

They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow

The one where I couldn't find any letters and got bored by the players slow movement.

Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal

The one where you jump sideways, but is otherwise rather mediocre. Don't really understand what's wrong with shooting the enemies.

Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist

The rather non-descript shooter-maze

Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies

The one with the cool puzzles. No big complaints except for the lack of bright graphics.

Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x

The lights-out game that was waaaayyy too fast.

Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham

The one with the weird jumping that I just couldn't get used to.

When They Come 2 by trg601

The game where you get unescapably thrown in the corner by the spawn of Mr. Meeseeks and the Greendale Human. I actually really liked it though! Great story!
 
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Brenbruyn

Guest
Reviews from the two guys at Brenbruyn
After a lot of screaming and debating over Discord, these are our thoughts.

First place:
Everything’s Gone to Hell by TehPilot

This game is nothing short of an achievement for just a 72 hour jam. Visuals were pleasing to the eye and complimented the feel of the game. The puzzles and mechanics were clever and well thought-out. Even the music and dialogue sounds made me smile. Evoked vague nostalgia from when I played the original Portal, what with solving puzzles while leaping over pools of deadly substances and using weights to hold down pressure plates. Excellent, excellent job--wouldn’t mind seeing development on this one continue!

Second place: Four Versus the World by NAL

An outstanding expansion upon the Oregon Trail formula. The randomness of everything was enjoyable and very comical at times. 3D dungeons that could be explored and looted were a nice touch, and did well to break up what otherwise would have been just holding spacebar and praying you weren’t hit by flying rocks. On top of that the diversity of items, statistics, and scenarios created a feeling of depth few other games could match. Had a lot of fun and laughs with this one.

Third place: Scared to Death by Ixlegraw

One of the most creative premises we saw this jam, executed almost flawlessly. I personally spent more time with this entry than any other solely because I wanted to know what “max threat” meant. I suspected the game would culminate in something epic, and the dev did not disappoint. Art style was simple but cute and the gameplay (albeit a bit repetitive) was challenging to the point of demanding absolute perfection. Overall, a very well done entry!

Top 25
  1. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  2. Four Versus the World by NAL
  3. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  4. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  5. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  6. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  7. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  8. antideath by Yokcos
  9. ghost town by porcupinester
  10. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  11. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  12. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  13. Rest in Peace by Blake
  14. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  15. The Swarm by Fel666
  16. Last Stand by Jett
  17. Grave Trigger by Dark
  18. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  19. Silent Road by JackOatley
  20. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  21. Final Shelter by The M
  22. Noalle’s Ark by shadowspear1
  23. Troubles of Port-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  24. Grim Reaper’s Last Job by Ehrgeiz, Mortalo
  25. Devil’s Mansion by Joh

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: The Aftermath by Tselmek
Best Concept: The Swarm by Fel666
Best Presentation: Dead Zone by Carnivius
Best Story: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Devlog: Final Shelter by The M

High-fives all around. The work this community does will never fail to inspire!
 

Ehrgeiz

Member
Reviews

Top 3:

Rest in Peace by Blake
Very good puzzle game. Nice graphics, concept and great use of "EVERYBODY IS DEAD". Overall very polished.

The Dark Within by aamatniekss
It's just a platformer, but it's polished and very playable. Everything is working fine. Beautiful pixel art.

Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
Great puzzle game. Good gameplay nad nice graphics.

Best ofs:

Best use of EVERYBODY IS DEAD: Rest in Peace by Blake
Best Concept: Rest in Peace by Blake
Best Presentation: The Dark Within by aamatniekss
Best Story: ...
Best Devlog: ...

Full ranking:

  1. Rest in Peace by Blake
  2. The Dark Within by aamatniekss
  3. Everything's Gone to Hell by TehPilot
  4. Mortal Metanoia by Mattie, Murzy
  5. Last Stand by Jett
  6. Spooky Jam by kepons
  7. Afterstory by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite
  8. Lonely Drone by GameDevDan
  9. The Winchester by clemonades
  10. antideath by Yokcos
  11. Scared to Death by Ixlegraw
  12. Dead Zone by Carnivius
  13. Clone Runners by Cameron
  14. Fall Harvest Season by BlessHayGaming
  15. Desert Lands by Nallebeorn
  16. HackMan by AT, SA
  17. Silent Road by JackOatley
  18. One Last Bite by NightOwl35
  19. Pixel Paracide by WRLCK
  20. The Last Ghost by Coolbot4k
  21. Everyone is Dead by Aviox
  22. Grey Fall by Morne, Bernard, Marius
  23. EiD by Nocturne
  24. Ask Death by Detective Pixel
  25. Dearelict by Yal
  26. Save the Last Human by Moon Goat
  27. Jumpship Cyrus by Brenbruyn, harukiya
  28. Lonely by johnwo
  29. A long time after by poncle
  30. Bone Crusher by chance
  31. Deadly Desire by GhostlyFeline, Misu
  32. GMCity Carnage by Snail Man
  33. Four Versus the World by NAL
  34. Devil's Mansion by Joh
  35. Final Shelter by The M
  36. Game Engine Test by Misty
  37. Revival Of The Undead Princess Satsuka by Aura, Rusty
  38. The Equation of Life by Ghandpivot
  39. The Major Forces by Lizzard
  40. Noalle's Ark by shadowspear1
  41. Ghost Butler by ShadowLancer, Shameless
  42. My Dragon Pal by Zodaris
  43. Alone by CoderJoe
  44. Love is Life by rui.rosario
  45. ghost town by porcupinester
  46. Half Hearted by DocNogloff
  47. Welcome To Purgatory by Sirham
  48. Last Hope by HayManMarc, zminusone
  49. Planet Dreth by Mocgames998
  50. EvoBio by felixpf
  51. When They Come 2 by trg601
  52. Monty goes to town by Spliffium
  53. Troubles of Post-Mortal Times by Alice, Mercerenies
  54. My My My Charona by Electros
  55. The Swarm by Fel666
  56. The Aftermath by Tselmek, zminusone
  57. Dance With Death by nvrogers
  58. Death's Salesman by zn_pete, Daniel Navarro, wilix95
  59. Buried At Sea by ZombieLawyer
  60. Nothing But Static by zircher
  61. Regret by Miner7365
  62. Phantomatics by Otyugra
  63. A Ghost Adventure by Nexusrex
  64. Forgive Me For Living by Lonewolff
  65. Nothing Ventured by NeoTalon
  66. The Last Space Luchador by Siolfor the Jackal, Bandido Burrito
  67. Everyone Is Dead by dadio
  68. The Robot And The Pharaoh by Freddy Jones
  69. Tree of Life by Kiesenverseist
  70. KATT by KaShuen
  71. Time Travel is Hard by guadalcanal
  72. They are all DEAD, Unless... by RustyShadow
  73. Undead Matador Deluxe by MikeDark_x
  74. Broken World by Zerb Games
  75. DEADZONE by Cat, var
  76. Territory Earth by Wraithious
  77. Everybody is Dead by iTzCallumUK
  78. Comet See the World 50 Yrs Hence by ConsolCWBY

Comments:

I have just one comment, applicable to many games from this game jam.

There is to much text.

Too much plain exposition and too much dialog boxes, even in the simple games. In some cases you can't even skip it. It's ridiculous.

It's not good game design, when player have to read a wall of text, to find out how to play the game, or to know the story.
 
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Nacky Slocker

Guest
I played 10 entries, and that's all I can do right now. Here are my reviews.

First Place:
HackMan
(by AT, SA)

This was the funnest entry I played. Level 6 had a HUGE difficulty spike, but I still had a lot of fun! Graphics were OK, mostly just circles, the environments felt really nice.Sometimes the view wouldn't cooperate the way I wanted it to. The enemies were either very stupid, or very much wanted you dead. They gave a good challenge though! The minimap was nice! Even though I never really looked at it. (Unless I was standing still) This game was great! I had a lot of fun!

Second Place:
Scared to Death
(by Ixlegraw)

This entry was pretty fun, very unforgiving gameplay however. I felt some of the hitboxes were a little tough to get around, and some of the AI timings were very... hard to get around. It was hard to control, not a fan of mouse controls in general for this type of game, would have preferred arrow keys, or better yet "WASD" control. Graphics were superb! I liked them a lot! The ending was a pretty nasty sucker punch, I'll tell you that! But it was good because of that, in my opinion. Great job!

Third Place:
antideath
(by Yokcos)

First thing's first, I dislike mouse controls. I died on numerous accounts of clicking off of the screen. There might have been a fullscreen option, but I didn't check. The graphics were terrific! The animations were nice, there was a few graphical glitches where I had to "guess" the level until I died, then it'd load graphically. The gameplay wasn't bad, some of the levels were a tad hard. Overall, it was okay. Good job!

Best ofs:
EVERYBODY IS DEAD:
The Major Forces (By Lizzard)
-Everyone, was indeed dead.

Concept: Hackman (by AT, SA)
-Very fun. Actually wouldn't mind seeing a little more.

Presentation: Afterstory (By David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite)
-Gorgeous presentation. Music, Graphics, and text effects.

Story:
Afterstory (By David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite)
-The only game that really had a story.

Devlog: ...
-I'm assuming devlog means "Development log". I didn't follow any of those.

All 10 games. Rated by how fun I thought it was.
1st: Hackman (by AT, SA)
-I found this one very fun. Level 6 was a difficulty spike the size of a mountain.

2nd: Scared to Death (by Ixlegraw)
-Very hard to control. Sucker punch ending. Fun.

3rd: antideath
(by Yokcos)
-I had trouble with the mouse. The graphics and animations were terrific.

4th: When They Come 2
(by trg601)
-Very slow walking speed. I thought the game was really funny.

5th: Fall Harvest Season (by BlessHayGaming)
-The controls should have been on the "WASD". I loved the voice work at the end, and the "good" ending.

6th: Afterstory (by David Chen, Moxxin, Adam Twite)
-The game crashed when I was able to go "up". The graphics were very nice. Cool text effects.

7th: The Major Forces (by Lizzard)
-Seizure inducing lighting effects. Very simple to the point gameplay.

8th: Monty goes to town (by Spliffium)
-Slightly clunkly feeling. Controls did their job. Had some fun.

9th: Love is Life (by rui.rosario)
-Painfully slow gameplay. The concept isn't bad though.

10th: Soulgrab (by RekNepZ)
-The game crashed whenever I pressed "Enter" (couldn't get past the first menu). I was unable to play it. I tried it after I patched it. Maybe there's another patch?

That's all I got. Sorry I didn't have time for more.
 
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