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Something Fishy

by StabAlarash - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Try to survive this rough ecosystem that is ocean. You smell something fishy is going on.

Controls: Up & Down Arrow keys, double tap those same keys to dash.

Eat the fish to refill your health but be carefull what you eat...

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AgeNt_ says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:27am

Good fun! Good job!

lkpridgeon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:28am

Looks and feels Great

Foofur says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:27am

Looks amazing, fun to play!

hexagore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:28am

Enjoyed this a lot. Nice graphics, funny. :)

martinysa0311 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:29am

I love the crepuscular rays!! Good work!

Danman9914 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:44am

Simple concept but perfectly executed. Graphics are also great

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:44am

Good job. The fish movement was the first one that ever actually "nailed it" when it comes to navigating a fish. Good job

Split82 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:49am

Poor fish :D So much radioactive shit. Great entry!

tayl1r says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:06pm

Really cool.
That is a lot of toxic waste! I lasted 100 seconds. :x

Zutty says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Lovely graphical style

madflame991 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:10pm

Nice game, although one of the most depressing LD entries I've played... Art style is great, sound and mechanics - top notch!

CustomPhase says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:10pm

The gameplay is too basic to me. Also how are you supposed to dodge barrels? They seem to do damage to you anyway. Either via direct hits, or via toxic waste. Also i dont know why, bu i like how the game look, despite not having much going on on screen :)

stenol says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:11pm

Look very good. Fun to play :)

myachin says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:09pm



Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:01pm

Our games share the same name. I like mine more but yours is nice too ;)

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:04pm

Nice job! Loved the 'sunbeams' and I liked that things got harder over time. Good use of sound as well.

mogwai says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Sweet game and it has godrays! :) Ramps up in difficulty pretty fast though.

Kragnir says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:49pm

Nice that the game gets harder with time. Would be nice with a visible timer for how long you have survived. Liked the use of poison. Audio was hard to hear most of the time. Controls were a bit unresponsive, this might have been a theme you were going for to match it with the fish but in that case you should make it more clear exactly why it is happening.

AlbertoSM says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:55pm

I like the 2.5D visuals: 2D graphics and 3D background. You should have added more stuff to it! Love it overall :)

pawegio says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:39pm

Great artwork!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:37pm

Great game. Very polished and complete and fun. Nice work on the art too. My highest rating so far for this one.

adamwoolridge says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Love the art!

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:27pm

I can only think of Donkey Kong Country while playing this. DK has ruined swordfish for me forever!

olkeencole says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:02am

Great job! Love the art. Simple but excellently implemented game play. The fishy movements really added to the atmosphere.

zanenga says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:53am

Damn son... u don't try to fish me! I rip that puny line of yours.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:06am

Loved this. Great movement and controls. Really felt snappy and fun to move around. Great art and sounds. Lotta fun.

Mekuri says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Simple and straight to the point. I love the fact that you can get caught. I actually got caught after 10 seconds on my first try because I swam close to the surface :P - Managed to get a bit over 100 seconds. I liked the graphics, and the game was fun and the controls were just right. Good job.

Hippolyta says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Very good game! It has an important message wrapped in a playful experience.

mrhill says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:02pm

nice barrelphysics

Snowflower says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:06pm

I liked the graphics and sound. I would maybe show the survival timer ticking up while you are playing to reinforce it as a scoring mechanic to keep people going. It was fun to play.

I would try adding a right arrow key double tap to do a short thrust forward, it would make lining up with the fish and then right double tapping into them to lunge forward to 'spear' them a satisfying mechanic.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:06pm

nice simple concept well.. and clean gfx :)

Zccc says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Very well polished! Altough quite simple, it's really fun and kept me to a point where I couldn't find any more fish...

xdegtyarev says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:52pm

love the ambience!

tehryanx says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:58pm

loved everything about this. great graphics, fun game.

MintArcade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:33pm

Nice gameplay, smooth controls, polished and cool. Very environment-friendly ;)

May 4, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Graphics were really good

GFM says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 1:49am

The concept is really interesting. :)

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