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Moby Dick:Ahab's Struggle

rated 2.57 / 5 stars
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Jun 19, 2011 | 11:08 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Based on the events of Herman Melville's novel, play as Captain Ahab and relive the final battle between he and Moby Dick.

Made for the 5th Game Jam in 72 hours with:
Art by: The Marvelous Tyler
Music/VoiceActing by: The Magnificent Suezo
And Code by: VicBiss

Arrow keys to move
Z to jump
X to shoot



Rated 2 / 5 stars

Its just too long

Such kind of a game should be more dynamic.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

9 for the music

the game is a bit lack luster, but the sound track is great, kinda felt like i was playing Captain Ahab of war!!!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Almost there

The game is solid for a game jam, but the pacing is really slow. If it's just going to be a boss fight with repeating attack patterns, there's no reason to make it last that long. I mean yeah, you're a man fighting a giant whale, but even then it seems slow. It was fairly difficult, but I don't think endurance was a factor. If both sides had increased damage, it would have gone over a lot better.

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Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

another nice idea

but even more poorly executed.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Just needed more time..

I loved the concept of this game, and the art. It was really well drawn and animated for a game that had to be made on such a short time. Unfortunately the battle didn't seem to be as planned out since it was difficult and cheap as hell, and Ahab was far too sluggish for Moby's attacks.

The spiked platforms also made the game much more harder, since Ahab's jumps are pretty slow and not so easy to control, especially if Moby's chasing you.

This is one of the reasons I dislike these game jams, although it's nice to see as a challenge, a lot of the games could be much, much better if they just had more time. It feels like a waste sometimes.

Maybe you should try remaking this game some other time though, with more features, I'm sure it would do pretty well.

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