Start Spreadin' The News

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Made for the 24hr. Adobe Game Jam in New York City with the theme "New York".

In this simple game, you must match the newspapers from 5 different categories to the events being broadcast throughout the city. As you progress, the events will be faster and faster, making it more and more difficult for you to "spread the news".

Accumulate the greatest possible amount of points.

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The game is good, original and all that; But the main things i have an issue with are the controls, click and drag would be easier for me, due to my mouse's uncanny ability to double click. For a 24 hour made game it's good, I don't have much a motive to really play it. While it is seemingly straightforward, it progresses too quick in it's early stages. I'm not wanting to upset you, but that's just what i see.

Your game title made me start singing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" However, for the game itself, I think it needs improvement, but for a game made in 24 hours, this is good. Points you could improve on are the news sections and the general instructions. At first I thought I had to drag the circles to the newspapers below, and when that didn't work, tried dragging the headline to the newspaper. It was too late when I found out that it was the newspaper that I had to drag over to the circle. Maybe it was just me and I just didn't read the instructions well, but I'm still pointing that out. Another thing is that the sections were not easy to read. Maybe a tutorial at the beginning could help players familiarize themselves with the sections and what kind of headline goes where. I found the game too fast and before I could figure out what was going on, I was down to my last life. Lastly, I think I found a bug. There are moments when I click and drag the newspaper, but instead of dragging, it just selects the text.

On the plus side, I find this a unique and decent game. Keep working on it :)

Finnegan2100 responds:

Thanks for taking the time to do a thorough and informative review! Points taken.

You need a menu, the idea is original but its kinda hard to understand, you just give the play screen without a previous tutorial or something.

Finnegan2100 responds:

Got the instructions on the main page.

This would be an ok game if you could actually click and drag your newspapers in a timely fashion, however since it takes several tries to get from highlighting the text to actually getting the paper to be dragged it renders it unplayable since by the time you get the newspaper to move the event has already passed

Finnegan2100 responds:

Click once to lift, click second time to drop. You're right, that's amazingly difficult. Next time I'll try to simplify that complex process for people like you.

No in -game instructions. I found that some of the topics should have been under another topic (newspaper wise). Waste of time. Horrible graphics, not much thought.

Finnegan2100 responds:

So sorry to disappoint your sophisticated tastes. I put instructions on the main screen. The original Super Mario Bros. didn't have in-game instructions... what a horrible failure THAT was. Graphics aren't that great, I know... but IF YOU HAD READ, it was made in 24 hours. What can YOU do in 24 hours?

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2.65 / 5.00

Mar 12, 2013
5:51 PM EDT
Skill - Other