The Metal Detector

The Metal Detector

  • Thomas Sjerps
  • 1 month ago
  • 25th
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  • Funny cat Lord

    I think I enjoyed the concept of this game. However, there is one thing of note - the metal detector sound persists between restarts, meaning that if you restart the game while holding the metal detector you basically have to restart the app it self or the sound doesn't ever go away.

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  • Fachewachewa

    Excuse me! I really don't think I should have been hit there 🤔

    Anyways, that HAS to be the weirdest game to control I've seen. You aim with the mouse but shoot with space? Tank controls?? Plays with WASD/Space + Mouse but you need to hit Enter to start?!? That's definitely some bold choices.

    I like the idea of the wave binging new items to find, but yeah the hit detection should really be improved. I think the metal detector makes you hitbox bigger than it seems? Also it needs some feedback for when you take damage, and probably some i-frames, because on my last try I went from 130HP to like -300 in less than a second.
    Also you can still shoot on the death screen, and if you bring out the metal detector again it starts beeping, and if you restart, the beeping stays, on top of the new beeping from the present metal detector.

  • Allison James

    I loved the idea at play here - the mix of discovering buried "treasure" and fending off enemies made for an interesting gameflow that isn't common!

    A couple of things hindered the experience and I'd love to see a version of the game with them fixed. Mainly, the controls - I found W/S/Space/Shift an extremely cumbersome combination to be forced on one hand. I think what I would have suggested would have been either:

    1. let the mouse wheel switch between gun and metal detector, with shooting and all non-movement controls tied to the mouse and WASD alone for movement
    2. no switching at all - maybe even have the metal detector be the gun.

    I also had to reset the game after a few game-overs because the metal detector squeaking persisted through the game over - definitely not quite a treat for the ears 😅

    This is a lovely start to a game with a lot of potential, though! Your art style works well with it as well, and it's interesting seeing what gets dug up each time you find something.

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  • Mark Benis

    A good go at making a game that uses a metal dectector! I can see the start of something here, with some more time I could see it growing into something great. I'd recommend revisiting the controls -- they were a bit unwieldy for me and it was difficult to swap between the gun/metal detector and also shoot. Just note I'm left handed so don't forget to test your controls with both hands! Cheers

  • Tydecon Games

    I feel like this is a good start to a game and has some potential to grow in to something more - I do think that the collision box to find something is very small, making it difficult to dig something up, the controls took some getting used to and it was a bit weird that the beeping from the metal detector would continue after a restart - those are a few small things that need to be ironed out - but overall this had a simplistic style and was an interesting foundation, I hope you continue to build on this :)

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    1mo ago

    Simple but nice, good job!

    Feedback:

    • I like that you could guide yourself by when you used the metal detector
    • Mechanics not too complex, but they worked for the most part
    • Would be nice to allow help / controls to be accesible after the start screen
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  • Eric Blackburn

    Hmm I can't really tell what I can do with the metal detector. Is there anything to do with it?

  • SwiggityCricket

    This game had some charm but was quite rough around the edges and there wasn't much to do. The controls were really wonky (why not use both mouse buttons instead of shift and space?). Good attempt tho, the concept would be interesting if you fleshed out the game further.

  • Junction Games

    Interesting game. I like the concept for sure, and I thought it was funny that I could do everything except for move after I died. None of the mechanics really work super well, but it's a start. Good job, all in all.