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Birfday Pardy: And I'll wreck it if I want to!

by Catmoo - Compo Entry

It's Johnny's birthday party but you've got a cold! You friends told you not to come as they didn't want to get ill.

Screw that! You're gonna go and you're gonna infect as many of your friends as possible to get your own back.

Controls are in the game but for reference W, A, S, D or the Arrow keys, and Space to sneeze, C to cough and T to touch.

There is a cooldown on how often you can sneeze, cough or touch dependant on how severe an affect it is has on the children. There are bars that appear while the cooldown is occurring, they are a little hard to see.

The game was made in Game Maker with Photoshop and my voice along with Bfxr
I shall hopefully be uploading a web version shortly.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2469Coolness0%

Comments

bradur says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:50am

What a great idea!
I managed to play through the game

On first try:
[+] Fun and original idea
[+] Graphics are well suited for the game
[+] The sound effects are amusing

[-] A little hard to understand what is going on
[-] Little more visual / audio feedback would make the gameplay feel more responsive
* I only noticed been told off-o-meter later on, it could be a little more visible
* Perhaps some visual indicator near the player when you get told off
* It wasn't clear to me when I was coughing / touching / sneezing since the keys didn't always work
* When does a person get sick? Felt random to me.
* Do the clowns have purpose?
[-] Sometimes the "Staff" tell me off me even when they're quite far?
* This seems to happen when I'm "above" them

On another try:
[+] Sound effects still amusing, but the looping "music" is having a Banana Phone-like effect on me... (

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqWwsUhrFBw )
[+] I feel overjoyed seeing my enemies fall down one by one
[+] Small pox was a nice change of pace

[-] Still some feedback issues
* I feel like the best way to play is mash all buttons and avoid the Staff
[-] The sounds feel random
[-] The clowns / arcade cabinets are a bit misleading
* They don't affect the game but are on the foreground on
an equal footing with gameplay-affecting objects

I had fun!

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Great Fun! :D I like the sneezing on people and touching them and their reactions are great :D

asobi tech says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:26pm

There's something quite cathartic infecting other kids.
Clowns are creepy.

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