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The most beautiful day of her life

by Kyatric - Jam Entry

You only get one chance to enjoy the most beautiful day of your life.

And for this bride-to-be there's only one minute to get to the church and avoid the despicable plot that has been planned against her.

Use your slaps and your purse to make your way to your wedding in time.

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left and right arrow keys to move left and right.
Down arrow to duck.

X to slap.
C to throw your purse.
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HTML5 game made with Construct2 - Played best in updated Chrome and/or FireFox with updated graphic card drivers as well.

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Ratings

Coolness55%
#42Humor(Jam)3.65
#130Fun(Jam)3.29
#267Theme(Jam)2.76
#315Audio(Jam)2.70
#324Overall(Jam)2.97
#338Mood(Jam)2.71
#378Innovation(Jam)2.55
#463Graphics(Jam)2.42

Comments

Sean Noonan says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:18am

Hilarious :D

sanojian says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:13am

Even though the purse was better I just kept slapping people. This was really funny.

xgeovanni says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:30am

Why don't you just start with the handbag? There's only one enemy you have to slap anyway.

mutuware says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:42am

Kapow!

GagaPete says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:53am

Nice, damn mother-in-law!

Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:03pm

The slapping was very satisfying. This is a very original game, I liked the idea a lot and the ending made me laugh. Does the mother-in-law throw a cat? Slapping it out of the air was great

Kyatric says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:07pm

@Sean Noonan: Thanks mate ;)
@sanojian: Thank you a lot !
@xgeovanni: I wondered about it as well. As you may see in other comments though, despite the efficiency factor, the slap feels satisfying and people have fun using it.
Also, I introduced the bag later because I wanted to progressively introduce the player to new mechanics as he was going by.
It's probably a balance mistake on my part of having the bag "overpowered" or maybe not stunning you long enough to have a true situational "advantage" of using the slap rather than the bag. Thank you for commenting and playing.
@mutuware: Boom ;)
@GagaPete: Thank you and yes indeed :)
@SecondDimension: Thanks. Originally the mother-in-law is supposed to throw a small dog (a sort of chihuahua) but the graphic is not very detailed.
I guess it's up to the player to see what he wants there :)

Thank you a lot for playing and commenting.

Ako says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:17pm

OK..I'm a woman, so this was a bit juvenile for my tastes, but the voice work made me laugh so hard, cause I assume it's just a pitched up dude voice. ;) I'm new to Construct 2 so thanks for all you do on the forums there. You help all us newbies every day!

Mase says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:15pm

Pleasantly trashy.

robhor says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:19pm

Slapping indeed is very fun!

JaymeeMak says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:26pm

Decent gameplay, couldn't figure out how to get past the cars.

Fervir says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:28pm

Those sounds were made with love.
This game was really funny!
Loved it!

Magdev says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:41pm

THIS IS THE MOST SAD GAME OF MY LIFE

Mnemusyne says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:44pm

This game is a bit sexist.

Kyatric says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:15pm

@ako: It is indeed my pitched up voice and yes the game is deliberately "juvenile", it's just a humorous game that plays on stereotypes and clichés.
@Mase @robhor @Fervir : Thanks ^^
@JaymeeMak: To get past the cars, jump over them as displayed in the third screenshot. You need to anticipate them a bit though.
@Magdev: I'll take this comment with humor ^^
Nevertheless, if it is really what you felt, I'd love to hear more about the aspects that brought you to this conclusion.
@Mnemusyne: Indeed this game plays on the worst stereotypes and clichés (the bimbos, the mother in law).
Believe it or not though, most of those ideas come from a lady friend of mine who was having a blast play-testing it.

It is absolutely not meant to be taken seriously and even though we're dealing with some of those stereotypes, the main character is still (imo) an empowered woman who gets out of a bad predicament on her own strength and will.
It is meant as a cartoonish snack game that you play for a few minutes and then move on.

Nevertheless, if you want to take the discussion further I would love to hear about it.

JohnnySix says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:06am

Haha, it's challenging - liked the projectile purse. :D

Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:22pm

Dat mother in law is a nightmare material! Very funny game, kyatric :)

zatyka says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:47am

That was ridiculous and hilarious. The controls felt a bit stiff, and the knockback when getting hit was a bit much. Despite it's flaws, I refused to stop until I beat it, so it definitely kept my interests. My favorite part was the sound effect. :)

Kyatric says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:54am

@JohnnySix
@windwalkerranger
@zatyka

Thank you a lot :)
Glad you enjoyed the game !

cesisco says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:41pm

I didn't make it to the chuch....(played it a lot) but it was a lot of fun!
Did she marry after all?

Kyatric says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:54am

@cecisco [SPOILER ALERT]





she does ^^[/SPOILER ALERT]

cesisco says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:55pm

ah ah, i wil try again...i have to see that wedding.

Jgpicatoste says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:43pm

I wonder what were you thinking on when you got the idea to create this. Gameplay, graphics and music create a hilarious experience, good job.

Kyatric says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:38am

@cecisco: I guess I'll post a video of full gameplay at some point at worst :)

@Jpgicatoste: Thank you for the kind words. As mentioned above, most of the ideas come from discussions with a lady-friend of mine. I told her about the LD theme, and we just went on discussing and having fun around the theme.
It ended on "You only get one chance to marry the one you love", using slaps and purses blows on bimbos to get to it ^^
The assets are just what felt funny/appropriate to a "cartoony" game (in the measure of what I could do).
I focused on efficiency (making a game) and making it as fun/delirious as possible.

occash says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:44pm

Very funny! I laught all time when I play it!
Thanks for good mood!

Kyatric says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 3:05pm

You're welcome @occash, thanks for the kind words glad you enjoyed.

Dec 22, 2013 @ 3:39pm

Double dragon-style! I laughed with the SFX! Good job on the level design as well. Would love to see "C" do a Lifebar-draining special move, as is customary in brawlers. Kudos! Could maybe do without the stereotypical sexism, but gameplay wise it's really satisfying! Thanks for being such a helpful guy over at the C2 forums

Kyatric says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 2:10am

@Christina: thank you for the nice developed critic :)
I pondered having a super move in the game, on the power level, the "regular" C attack ended up being it indeed.
I guess, as stated in a previous comment, that the attack is too over-powered and doesn't "freeze" you enough to really give a risk/reward strategy to its use.
The only "measure" in the game is time.
If there had been a lifebar/HP for the character, I guess it would have made sense/would have been expected, as you mention, that some life gets drained like in Street of Rage 2.

For the stereotypical sexism, I regret more and more I wasn't able to make a really good parody/caricature, so big, so cartoony, that it would have been obvious that it was a parody and making fun of those stereotypes and that no one would have been annoyed with it.

drludos says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 1:15pm

Nice little game! I like the idea a lot, both theme-wise and gameplay-wise :)

[SPOILER ALERT]
I think it may have been even funnier to let the player choose at the end whether you want to "slap" your husband or not - after all, maybe the mother-in-law did all of this on her own without him knowing anything?
[/SPOILER ALERT]

Kyatric says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 1:24pm

Valid point @drludos, thank you for the comment and the suggestion.

It is true that this point is a bit blurry.

postmodestie says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 1:45pm

Very funny art style, trashy and some other bits like the paintings..

Kyatric says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 2:05pm

@postmodestie: Thank you for the comment :)
I'm not a graphic artist, but did my best to have understandable graphics that did not look too bad and it ended pretty cartoony/trashy :)

OnlySlightly says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 7:38pm

I really enjoyed the sound effects. Slapping was very satisfying

Kyatric says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:18pm

Thanks you @OnlySlightly for playing, enjoying and commenting.

kevinmylo says ...
Jan 7, 2014 @ 12:01am

If that was really me, I wouldn't have been throwing my purse...it would have been something else that I would have been throwing.

Kyatric says ...
Jan 7, 2014 @ 3:58am

@kevinmylo: And what is it that you would have been throwing ?

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