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  1. [Dev Log] A Very Pretty Pipe Dream

    Adaptive soundtrack + visual polish of Tetris Effect, but instead of a timeless classic puzzle game Tetris and an amazing original soundtrack, it's Snake and All Star by Smash Mouth! In true Idle Thumbs and Ruination spirit, I'll inject fart noises all over something beautiful and artistic made with tonnes of love and care by mix mashing it with Snake. Wizard Jam has meant a lot to me, being the place that inspired me to tinker with making games in my spare time, so I'll for sure make time for Wizard Jam X! Fortunately/Unfortunately, this will be the first Wizard Jam I participate in while being employed. That plus going out of the country for part of the Jam means I'm gonna have to shelve some of the more ambitious ideas I had. Been wanting to learn how to add adaptive sound to my games for a while now so this was the perfect excuse. I'm going to be proud bringing this garbage too you all.
  2. Plug your shit

    I made a 80s rap "My name is X and I'm here to say____" twitter bot and I thought this community might enjoy it https://twitter.com/Rap80s
  3. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Thank you everyone for the feedback! Seems the general consensus is that forming words in the current letter distribution isn't satisfying enough and speed is too fast. Maybe I'll polish this up, add in long term progression and release it. Maybe not. This has been a fun jam though, thanks everyone for following this game!
  4. [Released] häx_processer

    OOOOOHHHHH. Yea I was hoping for a dehance command. Otherwise really nice presentation. Loved the contextual coloring of the commands. Maybe even go full IDE and have autocomplete commands on enter. Cool puzzle game.
  5. [Released] Buried Treasure

    Loved the WindWaker/Life is Strange vibe. Was not expecting a story at all and it turned out nice. Did have to agree that the dept of field was a tad aggressive. Maybe if it started bluing further away from the player it would be nicer. The character did also bounce quite a bit going down hill. The layout of the island was nice, it was easy to get to all sides of the island without much trouble, and the bridge was a really nice view. Great job!
  6. [RELEASED] The Convergence Compulsion

    I'm really hoping you did the voice acting! Really liked the tutorial UI and the lean. The camera movement on crouch and lean really sells the effect. I would click the throw noise device button and sometimes it wouldn't throw, I'm not sure if that's a bug. And I felt the 3 devices could have their button inputs merged, like left click to interact, hold left to aim sound device, and right click to bring out sir hackalot. Did get stuck on the bullet proof glass level though. Nice clean presentation, like if Brendon Chung made Portal. Totally took a selfie with the hacked turret, by which I mean I shot myself and died (was hoping to shoot another turret).
  7. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    100% agree. I was so focused on getting a menu and a tutorial into the game I didn't really have time to tweak the numbers around the flow of the game. Never tested with a wide enough demographic and speed was an apparent issue after I finished it and showed more people. Difficulty settings was a to do list item I didn't have time to get to I spawned letters based on the frequency they appear in common English words (shorter words on average) instead of the English dictionary, thinking the latter might be too hard, which I think contributes to the short words problem (my longest word was POISON). So I balanced the game around combos which I'm not sure if that came across or just didn't feel as juicy as longer words. For the vowel problem, I think it's because words you make definitely have vowels in them, but if they fall back down they're re rolled again, which doesn't guarantee vowels, causing the number of vowels on screen to decrease over time. I've already fudged blank block spawns. Another one of my to do list items I didn't get to was spawn vowels if no vowels are in a 3x3 area. Could also guarantee burnt letters spawn as many vowels as was in the original completed word that burnt them in the first place. I felt so too but didn't know what else to add visually. Sending words over the top definitely needs more work. Didn't have time for sound, which also could help. That would be incredible thank you!
  8. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Yea that's apparently a thing and I'm not sure why. I zipped with with winrar and it works on my comp and I have no idea why that's happening. Really wanted to make an online leader board but didn't have time to learn how. But hey if you feel you got far then that's all that matters Felt the same, but didn't know how to add more juice. Really wanted to add sound which would help in that department but didn't have time unfortunately Thanks for the feedback!
  9. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Sorry about that, it should be fixed now. Plus I included one tiny bug fix in the new version for both PC and Android.
  10. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Didn't realize the Jam closed at 7 Releasing it 2 hours late, but here it is! Available for Android and Windows. https://fartsatchel.itch.io/wordtris
  11. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Also yes I'm totally copying puzzlejuice's UI
  12. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Added 3 new letter powers. Red: X2 on the blastoff height of your word Blue: Freeze the field for a while Yellow: Spawns two vowel walls
  13. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Changed the color scheme and UI again. Added a new pause effect.
  14. [Released] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Added the first power up (it's late, I know). Vowel Wall! For when you can't make words from those pesky side columns.
  15. [Released-ish] The Fresno Experiment

    Looks great! Hearing the buzz of the swarm in the fog would be quite the experience