My LD42 Results
Well, the results for LD42 are in, and this time, I am extremely surprised and pleased…
- I placed in the top 100 in 7 out of 8 categories!
- I placed in the top 10 in 2 categories!
I felt Johnny’s Flipbook Space Adventure was good, but I had no idea how it would rate. Many thanks to those that played and rated.
As I mentioned in a previous Post-Mortem blog and video, this was a LD I almost sat out, but decided to jump in about 12 hours late. I am glad I did!
Looking at the graph, I normally rate somewhere in the middle of the pack, so the LD42 results really stand out. Some things that I find interesting, looking at the scores:
- All audio was done by speaking into a microphone, and changing the pitch to make it sound more like a child. No computerized bleeps, bloops or tools to create sound effects. The results were obviously favorable.
- Top 5 in Humor! I did try sprinkling in some funny things, so I am glad that it was noticed and appreciated.
- Mood. I always score very low here, and I guess it was because I am not sure what this is exactly… until now. Did the player feel like they were playing a flipbook game? Answer is “Yes”!
After every LD, I feel that I should continue development on my game, but I never do for various reasons. With this game, I am still undecided. The high score is motivating me to continue development, and I feel that this may be a good Nintendo Switch game. I do have some enhancement ideas, like adding additional enemy types, but I also have an idea to add this style to the game I am currently developing, SMS: The Next Mission as a bonus level for early adopters. I would be interested in any comments around future plans.
For a game that was almost never written, it scored beyond any expectations I had, and I am seriously considering continuing development as a stand-alone game as well as a mode in the game I am currently developing.
I also hope to keep the momentum going for LD43!