Orpheus

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JamBaconGameJam 09 Depth
Submitted3 years ago

Description

Based on the story of the mythical poet Orpheus, who went to the underworld to rescue his lover Eurydice. His songs and poems had the power to make the coldest heart crumble, and allowed him to get through the world of the dead by charming his ennemies.

  • Platformer, randomly generated maps wth multiple levels
  • Play music to make your ennemies fall asleep (by pressing a set of keys)
  • you can then kill them by bashing them with your instument ! but you will have to sneak to do not wake them up

Technology used

  • Unity
  • Photoshop

Help / Controls

  • WASD to move
  • left ctrl for melee attack
  • esc to pause
  • Keyboard letters for the song mechanic : press them as they appear on the bottom of teh screen.
  • SHIFT to sneak

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Feedback

User Notes
Average 5.08 6.46 4.08 4.85 4.85 4.77 4.62 3.62 5.62
tokugawa77 6 6 3 5 5 6 6 5 7 For me the audio just sounded like static and on a 1sec loop, so you could hear the beginning and end of the sound. It may have been a glitch just for me idk.
StrangeAndr (Andrey) 4 9 4 7 5 3 3 3 7
smitterson 7 7 5 5 5 7 6 5 7
filipz 6 7 5 1 5 6 6 1 6
TJkoopa 4 5 3 6 5 5 5 5 4 Decent idea, but in practice it was a lot easier to just run past the enemies than use the core mechanic. I had a little trouble with the feel of movement, jumping seemed a bit unpredictable as well as wall collision..
NervousHorse (J. K. Giih) 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4
Templar3lf 6 6 4 7 6 6 4 2 7 Cool idea, good amount of controls and freedom, although controls weren't too obvious at first. Relatively technical difficulty for the 48h~ available.
andyman404 (Andrew Wang) 4 7 4 6 5 5 5 1 5 Cool stylized graphics. I like the spell system. The controls were a tad difficult though, especially on a Mac keyboard.
Slyvr (Matt) 2 8 2 2 2 3 1 1 3 I never heard any audio. Not sure what the point was for typing the letters at the bottom. Movement is very clunky with having W (or Up) be the jump key. I'd rather have it be the spacebar. Art looks fantastic though.
musicm122 (Terrance) 8 9 5 6 5 5 7 5 7 Nice job, pretty animations
MathijsVS (Mathijs van Sambeek) 3 4 1 3 3 2 4 3 3
Lupaulon (Lucas) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7
DielMormac (Marcos Antônio Marcon) 7 6 7 6 7 4 4 7 6

Comments

  • ChandyManCan (3 years ago)

    Oh come on I'm sure it was a coincidence. This is a free game jam, and we're all hobby devs, no need to get worked up.

  • Jupiter_Hadley (3 years ago)

    A bit weird, but I also love the sound. Sometimes I get stuck in the walls. I included it in part 6 of my Bacon Game Jam 09 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/cAgB_-4Tj4E

  • dylanhart (3 years ago)

    Stole our name?

  • ChandyManCan (3 years ago)

    Oh come on I'm sure it was a coincidence. This is a free game jam, and we're all hobby devs, no need to get worked up.

  • alpha_rat (3 years ago)

    @filipz : thanks for reporting it, it should get fixed soon

  • filipz (3 years ago)

    When I try to download binaries it reply I need an allowance. Maybe it ts set to private?

  • ChandyManCan (3 years ago)

    I really dig the background art and music. Makes it feel very eerie and underworld-ish. Wish I was better at getting the notes down though!

  • JustASHadowNFG (3 years ago)

    My bad. It's fixed now

  • Ludius (3 years ago)

    Nope, just a coincidence. Great minds think alike I guess? ;)

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