This is my entry for discroomjam.
I'm very late, because I had itchio jam page and forgot about the lexaloffle bbs post !
But here's pigments !
--- GOAL ---
Get pigment droplets
Dodge the deadly razor discs
Paint all tiles
--- UNLOCK ---
The game save your highscore for each fruits
Your metascore is the addition of all your highscores
Unlock new fruits by reaching specific metascores
--- SPECIAL TILES ---
Grass : discs can' enter grass
Water : hide fruit from discs but consume pigments
Trigger : all discs dash in your direction
--- FORMAT ---
if you want to start again, you can format your savecard using SHIFT+F
This is a great, addictive game. I was going to write a review sooner but kept saying 'one more go'.
There is an in-depth strategy akin to the likes of Pacman to be found by working your route around the tiles, and knowing when to cut your losses and sacrifice precious droplets by jumping into the water to avoid the razor discs (in watermelon mode), or to risk soldiering on as you know that once you grab more droplets, you get an additional razor disc on the play field.
My highest score so far is about 75%, after that I find it becomes a little too hard and the playfield is usually manic by this point. It would be nice to have an easier option to ease into the game like the discs spawning ever 2 droplets grabbed, but honestly, that's the only criticism I have - other than that it plays like an extremely addictive arcade game.
I did find one bug. The discs are drawn under the water melon when it's in the water.
Very well executed! I really like the "bullet-time" effect, giving enough time to form a plan while still remaining hectic.
I also really liked the variety of levels, shame there isn't more fruit! ;) Great sounds, visual effects, and presentation.
So if anyone can beat the last four levels, please record it all and submit it there! 'Cause I wanna see it happen. (Please note there's an "Unlock Kiwi" category for those looking for a more accessible run.)
I've written up a guide to the levels I've beaten so far (all but Banana), and it includes slower but more reliable strategies for Apple & Watermelon with video demonstration.
Please let me know if this is helpful/needs adjusting. The Orange & Kiwi sections feel kind of lacking...
Edit: I've finally managed to beat every level (individually, not all at once):
Now I'll be pursuing that mythical metascore of 600
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