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Sharks With Feelings

by fermenter - Jam Entry

"The shark who loses feels awful, but the shark who wins feels even worse. This is the state of shark kind; these are sharks with feelings."

This game is a TWO-PLAYER shark-fighter or something. Humans are ammo, jellyfish are rad, and mines are dangerous.

Player 1: 'W,A,D'+'Spacebar'
Player 2: 'Arrow keys'+'Ctrl'
('Esc' to quit. 'R' to Restart if needed.)


HEY YOU, On MacOSX: if you get an error claiming the application is damaged go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy, click the lock at the bottom of the window to unlock, change "Allow apps downloaded from" to "Anywhere"

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kivifreak says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:54am

Very cool game!! Concept and cool 2-Player mode. Is there a way where you can win? (I tried escaping :P)

BadgerPriest says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:29am

When I tried opening it I got a warning that the file was damaged and couldn't be opened. (MacbookPro, Mavericks)

fermenter says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:39am

On MacOSX: if you get an error claiming the application is damaged go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy, click the lock at the bottom of the window to unlock, change "Allow apps downloaded from" to "Anywhere"

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:02am

Everybody loses when sharks have feelings, eh? Sounds about right.

evilseanbot says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:53pm

There should have been a way for the sharks to win. Maybe escape from the arena?

eerongal says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:34am

I like the part where "shark" is an action. :P

sudorossy says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:45am

Really unique graphics. Difficult game.

Jyrkface says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:01am

Great game, music matched the vibe perfectly :)

May 1, 2014 @ 1:04am

Windows, Mac aaaaaand... I think you're missing one.

fermenter says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:21am

@arrogant.gamer Linux? Web? Board Game?

May 1, 2014 @ 5:02am

Really creative idea. Sadly I had to try and play as both sharks because no one else was around. I could see this being really fun to play with someone else

kirbytails7 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:06am

Heh, pretty fun. I like how I could get out of bounds with both sharks.

starpixie says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:17am

Interesting. Shark fighting game is a cool concept; the controls were a bit frustrating and it was hard to damage the other player. We died from the mines and getting both stuck in a corner.

The narrative was a bit weird and meandered a lot before getting to the actual game. More gameplay, less self-indulgence.

Hyoga-3D says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:16am

The graphics were really nice, but maybe you could make some improvement on the controls, nice overall.

kacperski1 says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:27pm

That game wasn't the best I've played, but the music is purely awesome. And the graphics are cool :)

May 8, 2014 @ 4:01pm

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jujule says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Cool concept served by fantastic graphics. I loved the little stick figures being dropped in the water. Was it difficult to have a continuous rotation for the sharks rather than discret positions? It makes the controls a bit difficult. Nonetheless, an impressive entry.

romandtom says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Cool game and idea,
it would be great if you could make a computer controlled shark so I could play (forever alone) :o

fermenter says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 5:06am

THE CROWD HAS SPOKEN, and you can play Sharks With Feelings forever alone (single player) now. Also custom key configs. WOO!

randoman says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 2:42pm

Very cool game but found hard to control the sharks

randoman says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 2:43pm

Ops, just saw you published an update. Downloading now

meszka says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Interesting backstory and great audiovisuals. Nice touch with the music changing when above the water surface :)

fermenter says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 6:08am

randoman, is the lack of control frustrating or does it add to the thrill of battle? I think it makes a certain amount of skill be necessary and more thought needed to execute attacks/moves, and I like that.

Glad you noticed, meszka! Thanks!

udo says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 5:23pm

After the casually dismissive comment you left about my game, I really wanted to dislike this one - but I can't. It's pretty damn good.

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