Construct 2 HTML5 Touch Jam Results 2013-05-17 14:33:07
Every entry in the Construct 2 Touch Jam has now been played and tested on an iPhone 5 to provide feedback for developers to keep in mind moving forward.
The results are a mix of NG judging, user reviews and feedback from the Scirra team (developers of Construct 2). We were also fortunate to expand the prize pool from eight winners to ten!
Any winner who already has a full version of Construct 2 will have the option to pass their prize to a runner-up.
Construct 2 HTML5 Touch Jam Results
1st - $200 and Steam key for Construct 2 Business Edition
Magnetized is an awesome game overall and plays great on both phone and desktop.
2nd - $100 and Steam key for Construct 2 Business Edition
Space Hamsterby AvixGamesChallenge time in zero gravity mazes driving Hamstrong to his precious cookie.
The controls in Space Hamster take some getting used to on a keyboard but were surprisingly good on the phone. It has great level of polish and felt like playing a native phone app. The HUD layout feels like it was made for horizontal mode but on my iPhone 5 the bottom was slightly cropped. It was still playable and worked well in vertical mode.
3rd-10th - Steam key for Construct 2 Personal Edition
Human Invasion is fun and plays great on a phone.
The pattern matching theme in Hexzul is clever and sometimes diabolical. This ran great on my phone and was one of the better phone experiences of the competition.
Seed has some unique concepts, good gameplay progression and a very calming presentation. The intro looked really nice on my phone so I was excited to play, but the framerate ended up being not as smooth as I hoped. Still a nice phone game though.
The Journey to heaven?by viivoices(Demo) A story of sadness and love. (A Construct 2 Html5 game for the touchjam contest).
The Journey to Heaven was off to a great start but when I got to the part where I open and close portals, my character was off the screen. I switched from horizontal to vertical orientation on my iPhone and this solved it. I believe the game should have been able to resize itself properly for a horizontal orientation. The audio worked and the game played well overall, although the touchable objects were really small. Would definitely play best in a proper horizontal mode.
The Last Man is a fun zombie killer and ran great on my phone. My big suggestion is to move the LEFT / RIGHT control arrows further to the right because right now it's easy to accidentally hit the back button in the bottom left of the iPhone browser.
Remember the Deadby TheStoepsel2001Remember the Dead is a Puzzle-Action-Game with many RPG elements.
Remember the Dead is a fun combination of matching and zombie killing. It really raised the stakes of a matching game for me. It ran slow on my phone on the first attempt but then ran better after a restart.
Fatigue is hard as heck with the spike collision. I was happy to see it ran great on my phone but then it consistently froze at the start of level four. Also it didn't load up as full-screen on my phone, I had to stretch it to fill the space.
Module Blue looked simple at first but turned out to be a pretty addictive shooter. It also ran great and played well on my phone, which was exciting. The music worked on my phone but there were no sound effects. It also looks like the particle explosions were disabled, probably for performance. As a shooter fan, I did find myself wanting certain bells and whistles, such as enemy ships flashing when hit and dying with a juicier explosion animation instead of a few particles.
Congrats to the winners! It was hard to finalize this list and I hope everyone checks out the runner-ups in addition to the winners.
Anyone who is interested in uploading an HTML5 game on NG should contact me for access! Access will ultimately be open to everyone.
This post will be continued below with feedback on the remaining entries...