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Waterside (LOWREZJAM 2019)

Cart #waterside_jfire-1 | 2019-10-18 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Visit 4 different locations and vanquish foes. Each stage should take about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • 4 unique bosses and a built-in speedrun timer.
  • Choose between increasing your max life or your attack power after clearing a stage.

Game created for LOWREZJAM 2019, a game jam where you have to make a game fit within a 64 by 64 pixel resolution.

NOTE: Enemies come in waves, and their placements will always be the same. If you failed a stage, just keep replaying it and memorize the enemy positions.

Also on itch.io: https://justfire45.itch.io/waterside

P#69006 2019-10-18 11:44 ( Edited 2019-10-18 18:30)

:: dw817

Really good. I would add auto-fire to the sword. Hold it down to keep swinging. Other than that, nice, with bosses. Definite sense of completion per level.

Star for you.

P#69025 2019-10-18 19:24

@dw817 Thank you! Glad you liked it. =)

P#69034 2019-10-18 23:44

Great game.
Love the minimal pixelart on the player sprite!

P#69100 2019-10-20 08:12

@Liquidream Thanks!

P#69114 2019-10-20 17:14
:: pobop

I beat it under 300. Choice between hearts and damage was obvious, went with damage every time after seeing tougher skeletons on second stage and restarting. First doubling of damage from 1 to 2 is huge. If I play this again I'll probably take a peek at the code to figure out if the final +1 is worth at least 2 hearts since the final boss only takes 1 damage/hit.
I was annoyed with the game first, but it turned out to be a nice little game because every level had some twist.
For such a tiny low res game it had a very nice progression to it. First stage was like a tutorial and it's possible to land two hits on the boss slime before it jumps again if timed right. Bat boss especially seemed unfair at first, but only because I didn't realize that ducking in the corner works. Final level feel tough with both new enemies and the falling ice blocks.

Thought that maybe the clock should not reset when the player dies. Would be a better challenge.

Nice game, nice wavy water effects.

P#69494 2019-10-30 21:40

Thank you for your feedback @pobop

The optimal upgrade path would probably be ATK, HP, HP

P#69495 2019-10-30 22:05 ( Edited 2019-10-31 00:34)
:: pobop

My best time so far.

ATK bonuses all the way, after completing the game it gets easier to dodge the enemies so health is not an issue.

P#72285 2020-01-27 10:45

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