Tower of Reflection

Tower of Reflection

  • Ethan M
  • 7 months ago
  • 28th

Description

Use A and D to move. Press Space to Jump.<br> Press Shift or Right Click to reflect.<br> Press R to go to the last checkpoint.<br> Post Jam Version: https://ethan-meyer.itch.io/gm48-32

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  • Fachewachewa

    If you have a big screaming thing happening at once in a mostly soundless game, make sure to test with Windows' volume at 100% plz because now I'm deaf.

    This is an interesting idea, but some of the "puzzles" are really confusing and kinda unbalanced. You obviously mastered you game and you don't really let us do that.

    The start is a little slow, levers don't add much, but that's ok. The twist is pretty cool but that's when it becomes an issue: On the spot Tero mentioned, you have to be pretty fast, and if you're like me, at this point you don't really move the mirror at the same time as you jump and move. The window to swap could have been a bit larger, and a few vertical walls could have singposted A soft checkpoint would have helped a lot too here, because falling down here is really frustrating, and you can even get out of the tower if you move too far.

    And then there's the boss sequence, which is interesting because it forces you to move the mirror constantly. But it's also really confusing to move everything at once, since controls are basically inverted when you right click, and there's the time pressure, and there's this jump where you need to swap when your reflection is in a future platform or else you'll hit your head on the platform above, and there's altering platforms, and the ones before the lever that kinda trick you are really mean...

    Honestly, it's good, but there's a lot a small frustrating things that could have been corrected with a small amount of playtesting.

    • Ethan M Ethan M
      Level 2
      Coder

      Thank you for all of the feedback, I really appreciate it. Pretty much everything after the twist was made in the middle of the night, where there was no one awake to play test it, and I had gotten so used to it that, by the end, I actually thought it was kind of easy. Ill make sure to play test more in the future.

  • WangleLine 🌸

    A few more sounds would be very welcome here. The game currently feels a bit empty on my ears and hearing at least something when activating a checkpoint or jumping would help that a bit!

  • baku
    baku baku Level 40 Patron

    Really cool mechanic! And holy crap, that boss surprised me! Good job!

  • Problematicar
    Problematicar Problematicar Level 36

    This game starts very unassumingly but quickly builds up to an interesting experience, the level design is also very good ad uses the mechanics to their fullest

  • Tero Hannula

    Ah, this was nice idea, and ah realization you can pick up the line. I thought at the start why would you need the line. It had good puzzles and use of mirroring, but I just can't past one part, here is video to it: https://imgur.com/a/xHjOSyx

    The gameplay itself was good, and it did not have glitches or bugs, which makes feeling of play good. The graphics were basic and the lack of sound (expect transition) makes you lose some points. But it was fun game :)

    Edit. yeah, thanks for video. Later I did think line maybe needed to be moved during the jump, thanks for confirmation

  • joseph mother

    this game is really good. i really enjoy the concept it was very fun!!! there should be a special mode if we complete the game maybe like a nudity mode?

  • HealTheIll
    HealTheIll HealTheIll Level 2

    Wow I've never had my mind fucked so badly concept and execution is great! (dragging the mirror is a good tip) that worm was so unexpected I gave it couple of tries then gave up it was too hard core XD

  • Patrick
    Patrick Patrick Level 8

    I really liked it, great use of the theme! I did get stuck at the part where there's a flag inside the brick box - but I'm sure after the 48 hours my brain just isn't doing what it should lol. Great submission!

  • Kodiqi
    Kodiqi Kodiqi Level 6

    Cool idea and I was enjoying playing it but the controls were an issue. I think it would be a big plus if you could use W (and/or arrows) for jumping & movement.

  • alextrem
    alextrem alextrem Level 1

    really nice concept and gameplay, only a little poor art and you cant get through one part

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