this was a great game, thanks for making it
Forward (Game Jam version)
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Very enjoyable, I find that it takes the best elements of the roguelike genre and translates them into an easy format that is great for killing time with a bit of thought.
The pixel art on the monsters is great, however gameplay-wise I think they stop being a major threat once a player gets used to finding the optimal path, unless they are stacked one after another which can be a russian roulette given the player's status at the moment. I understand that this is a major part of the roguelike experience but as laikaproj suggested, a big improvement can be made if for example, attacking monsters yields extra gold or loot drops. Otherwise, it becomes pretty straightforward to choose the path of least resistance and stacking monsters feels gimmicky.
I really like the variety in the items you can find but found that the engine tended to repeat a lot of the same items on a single run. Also a mobile version, especially offline would be a mainstay on my phone!
Solid 4/5, opened up the whole genre for me!
The artwork is beautiful, mechanics are elegant, and filesize is excellent. I second the mobile suggestion!
This would be a incredible mobile game! Artwork is beautiful and mechanics are simple enough for mobile.
One comment on game design: would like to see some reason to actively attack monsters. The choice between attacking something a monster or taking gold or health seems trivial since they don't really do anything but lower your HP.
I beat the unlocked all characters and would like to have some more charecters
Nice game in fact. Btw what engine you use for your games?
perhaps a custom run option after you unlock all 4 characters, where you can pick the stuff you start with?
Fell in love with the game. The beauty here lies in the simplicity. It also has great game feel.
Beautiful game! It would be great to have it also mobile (now it has problems on screen size and with touch interface
This is an awesome game. Thanks for sharing it with us.
What development tools did you use to build this? And is it all done in HTML5?
This is a bad clone of Card Crawl.
Jeu très sympathique ! Merci à Nicaulas de Factornews pour la découverte.
It would be very nice to directly play it in chrome on android :) is it much to do?
Ah I see. It works on Mozilla Firefox though (without the status field)! Nice work again :)
it has potential. you win easily when you get used to it tho,
This is a really great game. The art style, items, art, everything. However, I urge you to change the gold mechanic. I urge you to add a SHOPS (and perhaps make the game slightly harder accordingly), and have the characters unlock in some different way. That would make the game MUCH MUCH better and will actually give gold stakes, not to mention having the lizard character actually be meaningful.
Excellent game. There are so many possibilities here. I look forward to future content
This really is a great game, good work and thank's for sharing that with us :D
Oh my god, I LOVE IT! It is so much fun. Is there any android build?
how about now? :3
My life situation changed a lot and I switched to another game (Endless Cards, coming out in a few days on mobile).
But I started to work on Forward for a more ambitious version. I hope to release it in a few months on Steam, Android and iOS. Follow me on twitter, I’ll post news regularly ;)
This is brilliant. Creative and simple to pick up. Well done
Thumbs up. Charming, intuitive and so nice to play with mobile phone. Release on google play then I will absolutely pay!
Finished with all heroes. Lizard man is the lamest - he brings gold but useless since there's nothig to spend it for. I't be better if he would have some fighting upgrade instead.
Othere than that - fun and well balanced game.
Fun and easy to pick up
Vraiment brillant comme idée et je suis heureux de voir que vous allez le développer comme jeu mobile (le concept est parfait pour iOS). Bonne chance pour ça.
Aucun moyen de faire de donations? Je supporterais un tout petit peu :). J'achèterai la version mobile sans faute!
Merci pour votre message :)
Je ne demande pas de donation, je trouve que le jeu n'est pas assez complet pour cela. Si déjà vous achetez la version mobile à sa sortie, ce sera beaucoup :) Encore merci !
Super jeu. Hyper propre et très joliment réalisé. Une excellente idée efficace. Bravo !
I came close...
An excellent game! It's really interesting figuring out which monsters should be fought for their loot, and which ones should be bypassed.
I love the powerups you can get. The Carrot is particularly elegant - it's a constant trickle of HP even if you don't seek to activate it much, using it efficiently prevents you from looting monsters (since you need to move forward for that), and it lets you toggle the Invisibility Cloak on and off.
The different characters really play differently, and show off how the items can work.
I'd really like to see where else this game can go!
Wow, I won!
Très addictif. Quelques soucis de balance (le dernier perso est arrgggg) Mais j'ai persévéré jusqu'à remporter la victoire avec tous les membres. Signe que le jeu est vraiment accrocheur :)
Très très bon jeu, mais j'ai un petit souci : il ne veut pas se charger sous Chrome, je suis obligé de lancer un autre navigateur pour y jouer. J'ai essayé en coupant les extensions installées, mais ça ne change rien.
Hello. Merci pour ton retour.
Ca devrait fonctionner sur Chrome en principe. Je n'ai pas ce problème de mon côté, je serais bien curieux de comprendre.
Tu as essayé en mode de navigation privé ? Tu as un message d'erreur ?
I rather like the drag-the-card interface--if you decide to change it, please allow the option to keep it. I found that it kept me from making the types of mistakes one-click and keyboard commands would cause. Also, I was thinking it would be cool if "omelette" added (current number of eggs collected) to the max HP rather than just a straight +3 and then the count of eggs collected could drop to zero; the "omelette" card could then only appear once (number of eggs collected)>1. Alternately, if the cards are "pre-drawn", the max HP bonus could just be (1+number of eggs collected). Any balance issues can be made with drops of a single gold piece.
I truly love this game, It's like DnD mixed with chess and I'd love to see what you can do to expand on it.
Beautiful game. I probably found it somewhere under "rougelike" tag and I'm so glad I found this game! Simple idea, but the gameplay is really addictive and I love it. Art is also such a great thing! Keep it up!
I would easily buy this game, great job!
I got sucked in and had lots of fun with this game.
By the way, I founda bug: even if you have more than 1 apple it always works as if you had 1.
Great game! Would like if you could just use arrow keys or A and D to just control your character instead of using the mouse though.