WIP Save Your Cogs - puzzle platformer


#1

Hello.

About. This is a logic platformer. Help robots reach level exit but before collect all cogs. I do not focus on physics, physics just a part of gameplay. I am not a master of presentations) just download and try) The game is better played than it looks

Current state. Beta version contain all 20 completed levels. 2 levels need rework by the reaction of players. Need create menus, add some arts, fix some minor bugs, but game a ready. I plan post it for “gameoff2018” gamejam but found another one “Indie Game Making Contest 2018”. igmc2018 has greate prize pool, but one, only for the first place. In any case this is greate place to start for indie dev, maybe game be interesting for Degica publisher. I am realist but also a dreamer) maybe with you help i am win! )

What is next? Wait end of igmc2018 and pitch game to the HTML5 portals. In same time think about next world with another 20 levels. Unfortunately game controls not friendly to mobile platforms ( but i try publish game on Andoid too later.

Player reaction? I get feedback from twitch streemer and other players and reaction is positive. But many players try complete levels in style “try, rewind, try, rewind …” instead “think, try, rewind, correct mistakes, complete”)

Sorry currently i hasnt WEB build because I have little time. So use native builds. Win and MacOS builds works greate but Linux build is broken - i create separate bug report today. Cannot change files before end of judgement

Please support me and project at https://itch.io/jam/igmc2018/rate/336032

Thank you!


Game linux build run at x3 speed (SOLVED)
#2

Twitch streamer YourBr0ther playthrough


#3

Ok, game ranked at 25 place from 326 projects in “Indie Game Making Contest 2018”, cool.

This is very strange contest, many participant talk about bot traffic on his project pages. At end of judgment i see droping number ratings from 52 to 28 on my projects. But first 2 top projects has many many bot comments and stay untouched. Degica (contest organizer and publisher RPG Maker at Steam) select for top10 only RPG projects, but i see very cool projects (not a mine :D) in other genres which dont come to top 10. And contest rules talk about prototype project quality and ban of completed projects, but in reality this condition was not met. I dont recomend take a deal in next year contest to anyone if you hasnt powerful community and you projects not a RPG completed with RPG constructor :smiley:

Ok, i am adapt controls and complete Android game version, publish it in near time. Also i start contact with HTML5 game portals for publishing game. Armor Games reject project, reason " it isn’t as polished as we would like for Armor Games", sad but ok.

About Defold. Defold is good, as before i hasnt any critical problems with editor. Keep moving ahead Defold Team! Thank you!

23.01.2019 Release update

Ok, game released for free for Windows, Linux, MacOS platforms https://splashshadow.itch.io/saveyourcogs
And for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drunk.chip.robotics.save.your.cogs
Android version in open beta, also fully free, without IAP and ADS.

Next i will making new level pack with new 20 levels and add IAP and ADS for Android version and leave beta. I wonder how much traffic I can attract from different resources in open beta?

Lets try any game platform version and post you feedback. Thank you!
PS yes Android onscreen controls not to friendly for player ( but no idea how to improve it.


#4

Hello again, now HTML5 build live at https://www.kongregate.com/games/splashshadow/save-your-cogs


#5

Really nice game. Good humour and puzzles!


#6

Thx you, i try to extend it more )