I've ignored some big reviews to my games recently, but I'm in a really talky mood right now, so I wanna respond to this one.
-Thanks on the graphics, I tried to make it look like a basic Kirby/Mario platformer, and didn't go super complex cos I just wanted to get it finished without spending too long on it.
-A lot of people hate the controls, an that's fair enough because sometimes they just don't work, but I think you missed the point on the difficulty. There's never a game-over in this, and I don't want there to be. Rubik's Cubes are hard, Monopoly is hard, and Trials is hard even though you can play it all day without running out of lives. I put a game-over in Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar, and it just kinda spoiled the game. Nobody wanted to try again, and it killed the joke-- I'll come back to this in a sec..
-LIFESPAN; this is the main reason I'm replying. The game was designed to be short. It was designed around the joke that this guy is stuck in a horrible time-loop. If it was any longer the joke would stop being funny, or it'd be too easy to predict the ending, or the basic mechanic of the beam cannon'd get boring. The bigger the gap between the setup and the punchline, the worse off the game would be- that's the way I see it.
Same with Robot Dinosaurs, like I said, that game's built around a similar joke. The dinosaurs roar; it's funny in the first cutscene, then it's funny for about a minute of gameplay, then the cutscene comes back n it's done. The game really loses steam if you're stuck hearing the same joke for like 5 minutes.
Also- in both games- there's not much you can do with that mechanic before it starts to get boring or weird.
By the way; there are two secret routes in the game that lead to slightly different endings. I didn't mention them anywhere, they just got out through word of mouth-- you'll see a lot of it if you flick through the reviews.
So if you want a bit more gameplay from this or if you want something harder, play it again and go in the wrong directions. Try to get to places you shouldn't be allowed to get to, and you'll find some stuff.
That's another advantage of it being really short: it's really easy to hunt for secrets.
Thanks for playing, and takin the time to write a fuckin huge review.