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Soul Shepherds: Passing Ghasts

by A Flat Miner Studios - Jam Entry

Have you ever wondered about the afterlife? No? Well... fine. But let's pretend you had for a moment. What happens to your soul when you die? How do you get from one world to the next? Meet Cheryl and Sonia! It's their job to make sure the good guys go up and the bad guys go down. Grab your game controller, hop on your PC, and get ready to find out just how crazy a job they have!

Best played 1P or 2P with a single Xbox controller. (Left stick for Sonia the reaper, right stick for Cheryl the angel.) Can also be played with WASD/Arrow keys.

AFlatMiner Studios is...
Carla Castillo, Dexter Davison, Micha Faw, Jesse Slade, Jodi Slade, Jen Thrasher, and John Thrasher

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stink123456 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Cool idea and nicely executed!

ShivaFang says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Very well executed.

tillrobby says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Game looks very good :)

everystone says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Nice done, I laughed out loud at the sound fx.

Stepwise says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Cool idea! Found myself wishing I could do levels perfectly, or do chunks perfectly. Realized it'd be pretty hard! The sketched art was a pretty nice touch, as were the sounds.

Satyre says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:21pm

Nice game. I find it difficult to play alone, but 2 players can have a lot of fun together. The graphics are polished and the gameplay fast to learn.

puppetmaster says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:03pm

+Intro Screen

Almax27 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Nice tight gameplay, excellent music, no bugs (that I could see :P) and cool to see a 2P game. Good work!

Lvyn says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Well done, graphics are great love the animation ^^, the idea is simple but that's hard ! I'm a **** at it :D, this would make a nice two player coop game (much easier ^^).

GFM says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:47pm

Nice game. :)
I think this could be really good as a co-op/competitive game. But, I didn't find it as fun as a single player one...

Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:36am

"Percentage of souls herded: 66.67%" Man, I truly am a natural at this Heaven/Hell stuff.

Controls feel a bit weird, but I'm pretty sure that's related to character positioning more than an actual technical issue; having the game go horizontally would be a lot easier on the brain.

Handdrawn art and audio are great. Game flows smoothly, without any major issue.

Good job!

aeveis says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:09am

21600 was my score! I think there was a bit too much on the screen to manage everything (I played with keyboard), maybe if the people moved slower or if there were less people. I did like the bouncing back and forth mechanic, maybe focus on that for something to move forward with? overall I liked the concept!

ninjascript says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:00am

Looks fabulous, extremely tough to play. Excellent work!

TehSkull says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:01am

This is just a little bit annoyingly hard. I just feel like crap when I miss even one, which makes it frustrating to me. Good quality on the gameplay and the art though. Very smooth and gorgeous.

Rage Paint says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:01am

Nice game. Really enjoyed the artwork and all the little side comments being made. Overwhelming to play by yourself but I could see this being a good co-op game.

Tommislav says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:03am

A very hard game for me. Guess I'm not that good at multitasking =). Excellent graphics.

jjhaggar says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:07am

Hahaha, it's really fun for 2 players! I like it a lot, great job! :D

lekochen says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:45am

32600. Well done!

Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:44pm

Feel free to post your overall % and high score. (And difficulty levels if you changed them!) Playing a little bit of soul pong might be the secret to a high score. (Or not!)

Amvere says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:05am

Very nice graphics! It really bent my brain trying to keep both characters moving. I would have liked to see my score after each game though. Overall, a really impressive game!

Sep 4, 2014 @ 1:46am

Love the ambient sounds that combine with the music.

vinull says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 1:08am

Some very nice artwork and music/sound. The gameplay was a little chaotic and I felt like I should be catching them all but I guess that's not supposed to happen.

Sep 7, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Sweet graphics, nice two player. I included it in part 18 of my Ludum Dare 30 Compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

Moosefly says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 1:41pm

Nice graphics and atmoshpere, although the voice overs get a tad annoying after a while. Really hard to play alone, got a bit over 60% herded correctly. Cool options menu, should've probably set it to something easier than the default mode before playing.


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