I can't believe you played The Journeyman Project. I can't seem to find anyone who knows it. I installed DOSBox and Win 95 in my Windows VM just to play and beat that game again. To me, nothing has really come close.
So you are Matthew Ritter? You seem kind of private, and that's fine. I think people would be curious to hear more of your thoughts on things, considering the tendency of your games to star strong female characters, and the pseudonym Emptygoddess on NG. Sorry if I'm prying too deep. You could very well be an uncredited member of these teams, or Matthew could be a made up identity, but you do type like a female persona as well...
I'm curious why Youtube seems to think Dead Horizon is Horizon Dawn in the walkthrough... Someone (aWalkThroughLife) is definitely a fan of your work!
Anyways, this game was great. Definitely worth the playthrough. It added plenty of value to my life. Just like GRAND ADVENTURE! the biggest addition is the inspiration. I can tell a lot of personal heart goes into the art and the HOW of content and how it's expressed, not just the WHAT. Your games answer questions for me, like, what kind of game could I make if I could spend a lot of time on making them just the way I want, even if that might limit how much I can do?
Someone needs to give you a dedicated team and a bigger budget :)
What does a female persona type like?
So glad this game finally was finished in its entirety. Let me know if you ever want to dump all of the assets, sketches, script ideas, etc. onto someone else. I'd love to play around with making this game for mobile native or HTML 5, add extra bosses and puzzles, get rid of the now-unnecessary loading screen component of this all, etc :)
Love the game. Am going to rate 5/5 because I can get far enough to appreciate some of it, but I am on a laptop and the keyboard movement is not quick enough for me to adjust to later levels, especially in collection mode. If it would be possible to balance the game more when keyboard controls are used, that would make things even better.
This is the kind of game I would make. I like how it's generated about as much commentary on the theme than the gameplay itself. I think that means you did a good job.
I think you have jumping absolutely right. Your character animations are really well-done. You need to consider the function and purpose of your mechanics, though. You put the player through a lot of unnecessary tedium in some cases for I don't know why... For me, I can ideally play a game as quickly as I can think through it, with reasonable limitations for character and AI controls. Adjust your timings a bit and that alone would improve this game dramatically.
Completed a few puzzles by abusing boundaries and water-shotting some enemies. However, I mostly still had to complete the logic required for each puzzle, so that's nice.
VERY difficult puzzle game. But I love it. It was genuinely challenging. This is the perfect level of difficulty for a serious puzzle game, in my opinion. Anything harder than this would be a little crazy (and why I avoid some puzzle games). Anything easier is just a way to pass time.
Thanks for the comments!, especially the difficulty aspects, I've found it to be a pretty subjective thing, but in general I'm glad it's been well recieved on that aspect :)
Really an amazing game. Better knowing it was made in Construct 2 (which I'm not very familiar with). I love the art style and the world's minimal lore. Love the Metroid-style feel to it. Sad I only got 90% discovery. Really wondering what I missed!!!
Thanks for playing! I found Construct2 to be pretty handy for a platformer; This game takes a lot from the Metroid formula, and (for better or worse), some of the hidden objects (especially orbs) may require some unusual attempts at checking 'suspicious' walls and such, still, 90% is a pretty good mark!
This is a simple concept, but actually a beautiful game. I think it works exactly as you had intended. Great job!
Any game which inspires me with an idea to make my own game, one that I sincerely want to make, is a good game. It was fun to play through :)
I thought this game was perfect for what it was. 98 eggs :)
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