Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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iJ

by Sakuyan - Compo Entry

iJ is an unfinished demo but I am quite happy to try something new this LD compo (something other than a pixel platformer)

The entire duration of the compo was a disaster but I hope you enjoy the little demo. Thanks/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#21Graphics4.35
#199Humor3.14
#256Theme3.86
#329Mood3.20
#723Overall3.04
#944Innovation2.52
#1083Fun2.35
#1934Coolness32%

Comments

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:55am

Great job as always!

dorkster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:00am

First off, I really like your art style, so good job on that. I'm sure creating those assets took a large chunk of your time, but here's a few things I think could have made the game feel a bit more fun to play:

- UI responsiveness. In other words, things to give the player more feedback on where their mouse is/is clicking. The buttons to select attacks should have altered graphics when hovered/pressed. The enemy tiles under the mouse cursor should highlight when they are a valid target.

- Sound effects. I know you opted out of Audio for judging, so you probably just didn't have time to get to this. However, I feel even some quickly generated sounds from something like sfxr would have helped you in the "game feedback" department.

In closing, I say keep working on it if you're still interested. I like turn based rpgs, and I think your art style alone makes it something I would buy.

MrLeePerry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:05am

Super ambitious, got a lot done! love the art, the UI work, etc... good job!

NoahbroCZ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:07am

Nice game, I dont think it is so unfinished, but it would be much better with traditional jrpg music and sounds :). Check my game too: Presidents bodyguard simulator.

Soron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:26am

Very nice graphics :). It's a pretty simple demo, but I'd be interested to see it developed further.

Given the amount of functionality that's present, I think the interface is what's most in need of attention: it's not quite obvious what all the buttons do, and once or twice I thought a character would have a double-turn because I got confused about the difference between the portrait and the turn indicator.

Come to think of it, I also have some SRPG code that is badly in need of art. I, uh... may have to send you an email...

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:06am

Hi there. Love your art style and the presentation. Real shame you didn't make the game itself yet. Excellent so far!

rabbit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:41pm

The art is pretty nice. The characters anyway.

UI felt sluggish and unresponsive. No indication that I had clicked on, or hovered over anything.

Sounds would have been really great.

crazyrems says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:46pm

I found the game blocked, it's actually the turn of nobody.
Nice graphics. The gameplay is somehow... basic.
The characters are cute. even slimes are nice !

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:17am

That is entire game on one screen though. I like the character art a lot!

Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:30am

A minor bug... I killed a dude who was up to attack next, and then it froze *forever*.... The character design for this is great, and I love the Fire Emblem-style attack animations. Given that it's, as you've said, unfinished, I think the only meaningful change you could make is to have the characters slide in slightly faster when the attack animations are starting.

I hope you keep going and keep adding some more juice! What you have so far is really cute. Thanks for the demo!

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