Hello everyone,

It’s been a week¬†already since we made BoltStorm, hectic snake-like dungeon shooter. If you haven’t tried it yet, we recommend you do:

PLAY HERE!

Bolt Storm indeed!

We did some major bug fixes right after the jam and now we’re working on gameplay and visual fixes for problems reported by the players. As for any other jam game, BoltStorm still needs a lot of work. If you have any feedback that you’d like to give, please do so as it will help us improve the game.

So How did we start with BoltStorm? To keep it short, our goal initially was to come up with a small concept and polish it well. Three main points of focus were: Simplicity, Juiciness, Progression. We managed to focus on first 2 points, but the progression part was lacking as the time ran out. We had more plans regarding progression but we ended up with something very simple, where player grows in size and as they level up, game becomes gradually more difficult by throwing a lot of enemies at them. Maybe we will expand on that later on.

Kickback, Screenshake, Damage feedback, Permanence.. just a bit of juiciness.

What needs to be noted is that we took examples from Vlambeer’s Art of Screenshake. If you are an indie dev and haven’t heard of it, go watch it HERE! (by Jan Willem Nijman) You will be surprised to learn that simple visual feedback in your game can make a huge difference.

There’s more to write about, but that’s it for now. If you’re interested in our projects or how we make games, find us on Facebook or Twitter and ask anything you like! Meanwhile we’ll be playing and rating your games(maybe Stream too?). Send us your games!

Cheers.

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