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Relec Hunter

by geekguy100 - Jam Entry

This is Relec Hunter. You play as an astronaut trying to find relecs that allow him to shapeshift. Inspired by metroid, I wanted the main feature to be finding powerups to access new locations. Enjoy!

EDIT: The only thing I have changed is added in better pictures and a download for OSX and Linux. The app for OSX is located in the Contents/MacOS folder. Also added in the Source code. Also added in a WEBGL build!

Caution: Audio may be loud in WebGL build!


WSAD - Move
Left Mouse - Shoot
Space - Jump
E - Shapeshift

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tentacode says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:39pm

I could not test it a lot because I'm on azerty but looks promising. Could use a bit of sprite animations, try aseptrite next time maybe :) I use it and it's really cool for animating!

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Looks nice, sprites are very simple looking.

Garris says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:41am

Pretty functional little metroid-like. Like tentacode said I'd work in a little more animation, and maybe shorten a jump gap here and there to make some bits a little less pixel perfect, but you've got a good soundtrack and worms that die when you shoot them!

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Nice work here, reminds me of Metroid games. The control were a bit odd for me (you aim with A and D, so you don't really need the mouse), and the graphics need some animations, imo.

iossif says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:44pm

"Caution: Audio may be loud in WebGL build! "

good! cause it sounded great :)

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:23pm

The inspiration from Metroid is very obvious! Decent gameplay ideas. The enemies are very easy (especially since I could just click as fast as possible all the time and I'd never end up seeing any enemies). Also, the worlds were just too big with too little content and such a slow walking speed - it felt quite tedious to walk some of the areas. The music was nice. Good work.

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:13am

I think the audio was the best part of this game. That being said the rest of the game is a good base start.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:13am

Metroid style! I liked the music!

Dreschler says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:16am

Well, I missed some visual feedback. Why there's no animation for the main character? O_o the music it's kinda weird too... But, well, it's nice, keep going :D

KappaIX says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:03pm

I liked the jumping worms a lot, would be great to have some animations on the character in the future...

Well done!

lanestp says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:04am

Super Metroidy! :-) I'm unconvinced about the shapes and the controls were slightly wonky. Why click to fire? But I played it for a lot longer than I expected, pretty fun!

Gord10 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:10pm

It needs more polishing. I found it too hard not to touch the meteorites. We could jump with space. And game needs being able to restart when we die.

It's also "relic", not "relec". And you don't need the pdb files when distributing the game.

ziege says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:39pm

I like this a lot.
As others said, some (even simple) animations would make wonders.

curtamyth says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:37am

Solid game. Would be nice if the transformations gave extra abilities like high jumps or speed boosts just to mix it up a little. Cool music but a bit repetitive.

neontropics says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:33pm

Nice start prototype of a Metroidvania. Reminds me of Lyle in Cube Sector a lot

Fantasieleben says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Nice game, cool soundtrack for this type of game.

Ninjanick107 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:09am

I love the Metroidvania style exploring. Good job coming up with interesting exploration and fun combat!

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:19am

I want to see how you manage to make your own metroidvanian version of the game concentrating on the shapeshifting part. Keep up the good work :)

Swynfel says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Hey !

Interesting game. You spend time putting audio, that's cool.

The graphics were okay... The shape-shifting power-up trophies were pretty, but the ground tiles were a bit too harsh for eyes, probably due to the fact that it's always the same repeating itself. Some little variation and a change for the top tiles (a soft surface, you see what I mean ?...) could make it better.

The worms had a ok AI, however, once there one you, you can't jump (they're so heavy). You never mind the 10 health points, if your in a hole, you're doomed.

The shape-shifting was used to open doors... But only to open doors (or maybe pass under low ceiling). The really felt like "keys" more than "powers", which is sad. The shapes could have done something "more" (I think).

I also had a bug : once I got the triangle, I tried to get back a the beginning. However, I jumped against the wall and zblam I was inside it. A worm was over me (and I still took damage although I was below ground), so I moved to the left and... I fell into nothingness... For eternity (poor astronaut).

So that really sucks... Maybe you could check that is the player's y position is close enough to -infinity (like -4), you could reappear over the ground? That was too much for me I stopped the game there, I didn't want to redo the beginning.

The game felt a little slow. Some passages where just too long and nothing happened. I think you tried to make too bigs maps with just too few mechanics.

I'm done talking. So good job, good luck for your next work.

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