Tic Toc Timer

  • Casual
  • Grey M.
  • 6 months ago
  • 55th

Description

This version is the GM48 Version, which includes none of the sound effects previously included. I consider this version to be inferior, and have made an itch.io version with the original sounds included. Please, play that one unless you are reviewing the jam version. Link here:

https://grey-m.itch.io/tic-toc-timer

Controls

Enter - Enter Time

Numbers - Input Numbers

Description

Tic Toc Timer is a game based around guessing times. Analog times. Guess the wall clock's time quickly to rack up points. Get as much as you can before time runs out!

If you are having trouble getting a good score, see here: https://www.wikihow.com/Read-a-Clock

Known Bugs

The 8 key can't be pressed. Yea. Sorry if it gets 8:00, just skip it. (fixed in itchio version)

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  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 9
    6 months ago

    Surprisingly challenging! I included it in my GM48: Countdown compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/kXdTBNclSjs

  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 38
    6 months ago

    Ah yeah, the 8 surprised me. :o It feels inuntuitive at first to input the time; That passed, it's kinda fun to try to guess the time correctly. I was pretty good at it!

    The overall game looks charming and it feels satisfying to guess correctly. That said, the game lacks some kind of substance, might be a bit too simple

    • Grey M. Grey M.
      Grey M. 2 Artist

      Hey Kwis, thanks for the reply.

      My thought process when making this game resulted in a lot of the greatest and worst parts of this game. My team that I lazily tried to get together inevitably fell apart, and I was left to do a whole game alone.

      I gave myself the challenge of: "What is the most polished game that I can produce within this time limit"? I'm always a sucker for polish and flavor, and to me, I was fine with releasing a lesser game so long as it spared no expense to try and get the best polish possible for myself to accomplish.

      This thought process led to two things.

      1. This is probably my most polished game, period. The audio is a bit lackluster due to me not understanding the rules prior to entering, but I can say I made really good use of the tools available.

      2. The gameplay, at its most, is basic. I didn't realize it at first but honestly the concept is pretty lame, and not much is actually done with it. I would love to give the excuse "This is only a jam version, it'll be updated with more depth soon!" However, this project uses Marketplace assets and is therefore unable to be updated further beyond the bug fix I applied. The issue is that I used the temporary GM48 license. I think its a bummer that project files made during the GM48 license cannot be carried on with after the license "expires" but I guess its another shallow business method to convince me to buy a 100 dollar software.

      Anyways, thanks for your feedback. This game was a solid learning experience. I'm not sure if my decision for this jam was "the right choice" as its ultimately about what I and the users that play my games value. I'm not sure that this little project of mine would get any attention if it wasn't for it's polish. Maybe with a larger team next round I can give a game more content, and keep the polish. Who knows.

  • Fachewachewa
    Fachewachewa Fachewachewa 32
    6 months ago

    I've always been bad at reading clocks, thanks for reminding me é_è

    game looks good though :D

  • Ampersand Game Studios
    Ampersand Game Studios Ampersand Game Studios 4
    6 months ago

    Fun game! The art was good, and the UI felt nice and natural to use.

    The gameplay was challenging and fun!

    Perhaps the time could be entered by adjusting 4 vertical scrollable lists of numbers? This could make it more playable on other platforms too, such as mobile!

  • Ivar
    Ivar Ivar 16
    6 months ago

    I got almost 10 "YOU GOT 0" in a row before I realized that you needed to press enter in order to input numbers. Really good art though!

  • var MP;
    var MP; var MP; 3
    6 months ago

    I have an analog wrist watch so this game was insanely easy for me.

    Not counting the bugs, I think (as another user said) this would be a fun mobile game for kids learning how to read a clock!

    Good job on the art.

  • Grace
    Grace Grace 15
    6 months ago

    My hubris has been my downfall. I can't get a very high score in this game, and i'm sure anybody who's been in the discord can already figure out why: I can't read clocks. My score and review are obviously biased on this fact. I do however think the art is good. Besides the fact that the gameplay is out to get me in particular, i do think that its a little bit lacking in substance, but this is understandable; it is a game jam after all.

  • Pol L.
    Pol L. Pol L. 4
    6 months ago

    Graphics are very cute, I think it's the best part of the game. The music and sound fx are very nice too. The gameplay is original and quite funny but it makes the game too short... The theme is a bit present with the timer but I think that it is a bit insufficient. A mobile version could be really funny especially for young kids who're learning how to read a clock. I really like this one.

  • RCDv57
    RCDv57 RCDv57 2
    6 months ago

    Pressing 8 on my numpad dont work.

    Good game thou.

  • Wyatt S
    Wyatt S Wyatt S 4
    6 months ago

    Ok so heres what ive gathered from the game

    it was super short-lived and difficult because the numbers seemed to be a little messed up on my keyboard (it wouldnt enter into the number-pad) and it was really hard, too because there were no numbers on the clock or anything special, so it was really hard to guess

    but on the other hand the art and effects were really cool and if the numbers were working fine, i would say this game would be really awesome!

Post-mortem

My thought process when making this game resulted in a lot of the greatest and worst parts of this game. My team that I lazily tried to get together inevitably fell apart, and I was left to do a whole game alone.

I gave myself the challenge of: "What is the most polished game that I can produce within this time limit"? I'm always a sucker for polish and flavor, and to me, I was fine with releasing a lesser game so long as it spared no expense to try and get the best polish possible for myself to accomplish.

This thought process led to two things.

  1. This is probably my most polished game, period. The audio is a bit lackluster due to me not understanding the rules prior to entering, but I can say I made really good use of the tools available.

  2. The gameplay, at its most, is basic. I didn't realize it at first but honestly the concept is pretty lame, and not much is actually done with it. I would love to give the excuse "This is only a jam version, it'll be updated with more depth soon!" However, this project uses Marketplace assets and is therefore unable to be updated further beyond the bug fix I applied. The issue is that I used the temporary GM48 license. I think its a bummer that project files made during the GM48 license cannot be carried on with after the license "expires" but I guess its another shallow business method to convince me to buy a 100 dollar software.

This game was a solid learning experience. I'm not sure if my decision for this jam was "the right choice" as its ultimately about what I and the users that play my games value. I'm not sure that this little project of mine would get any attention if it wasn't for it's polish. Maybe with a larger team next round I can give a game more content, and keep the polish. Who knows.

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