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Dave's Marvelously Mediocre Game

by OddballDave - Jam Entry

A game for 1-26 players. Click game window to give the game keyboard focus. Hold down any letter key for less than ten seconds. The person who holds down the key closest to ten seconds without going over wins.

The game was made in only two hours as that is all I could spare to take part. All code and design is by me. Music and sound effects by someone else. Enjoy.

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Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:08am

Hahah nice game Dave ;)

VagabondEx says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:41pm

I was thinking about something similar, but decided not to do it. I'm sure it wouldn't have been as good as yours.. ;)

BackwardSpy says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:58pm

What can I say? It was marvellously mediocre! :D

fullmontis says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:06pm

I'd love to have a 26 player match.

Fififox says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:09pm

Simple yet fun!

Laguna says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:33pm

Nice Game! And for two hours even more impressive.

Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:43pm

Nice idea but that's not very... fun! :)

lopiky1 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:50pm


Zap says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm

This is an interesting idea, and nice to see a same-screen multiplayer game! And with 26 players- so inclusive ha ha
My biggest criticism is that you write "Music and sound effects by someone else." - great that you admit it, but it would be super nice if you could properly credit your source :)

mboaj says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:15pm

Hi! I tried to press 4 keys on a Mac QAWS but it only recognizes the first two as I noted when answering your comment on my game, keyboards are rather primitive in this respect. 4 keys is typically the best all the keyboards can do :)

OddballDave says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:35pm

@Zap: You are entirely correct, I should credit the musician. I'll ask him his name and update :)

@mboaj: Yep, cheap keyboards aren't great at registering simultaneous presses. The game overcomes this by allowing players to take it in turn to play if your keyboard is cheap. This also means that you can have multiple tries if there are less than 26 players.

alts says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:04am

Calls to mind The Price is Right, and a "game" I'd often play as a child of trying to stop a stopwatch at some exact number of seconds. Something that surprised me was that I found it hard to internally count down seconds because of the strong beat of the background music.

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