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Is there any way you could supply a Mac build of this?

 

I second that request! That's the only regret I have about this wizard jam, is it reminds me that as a Mac-only gamer, a lot of cool indie stuff is not playable.

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Unfortunately I can't make a Mac build with the free version of GM that I have. At some point in the future though I will certainly upgrade as I really enjoy using GameMaker (pro + mac export seems to cost $150).

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I really like how you used the Zelda 2 soundtrack for The Wizard, though in retrospect it may have just been playing in my head and not through my speakers. Still! :tup:

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Man, those ghosts are terrifying!

 

I couldn't figure out how to use the pointy shoes, though. They don't seem to get me any extra height or anything...

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But do they do anything?

 

(Ace track!)

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Hmm, okay, maybe I need to get into that cave in time to bounce off one of the enemies to get to that sweet red sword...

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I love all of the little details in these games; even the games that were less fleshed-out had something in them that made me laugh. I agree that The Wizard and Dot Gobbler probably show the most promise, but I have a soft spot for XCOM Obama.

 

On the subject of Dot Gobbler, I don't know how many games from that tile-based first-person RPG lineage you've played, but it's worth looking at

(Or
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), and how those games deal with representing walls. There are a number of combinations of wall positions in your game that look the same, which makes it difficult to map things out in your head and meant that I had to keep switching to the map. Definitely looking forward to seeing what you go on to do with it, though. And the music you posted is really good!

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That was a lot of content. Man. I think my favourite was Dot Gobbler, as I've a lotta nostalgia for Eye of the Beholder II, but... man. They're all good. I didn't really understand what was going on with The Holo Violator, but the art made me yearn for a socket in my forehead and a guitar jack to plug into it. Also dug The Wizard - the appearance of REDACTED scared the heck out of me. Also, also: so nice to see an unironic Thanks Obama. =) Would love to see more!

 

 --Rev

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Love the Dot Gobbler track. Excited that this could be the start of something great and we all got to experience the genesis!

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Right after the jam ended I got sick for two weeks (pretty mild but resilient flu) so that was a natural forced break from this. I've been doing now some audio stuff and thinking about the gameplay changes I want to make but when there is no actual deadline anymore, progress is veery slow.

But I really appreciate all the positive feedback and want to see this weird thing in a more finished state so I will try to work on it more regularly.

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Had a ball playing these tonight. Absolutely brilliant. 

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