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Jun 2, 2016 | 1:15 AM EDT

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All I have so far done in the last 24 hours. I'm planning on spending a lot of time on this one, hopefully make it a full game with atleast 4 levels. Possibly more.. We will see!



Rated 3 / 5 stars

For a game in progress I can't really give it a true review, but I kind of get where your going with this. Its a good concept, so I look forward to the full game. The character doesn't really control to well and it kind of slides like on ice. Of course, since its not finished you can fix any glitches or problems. I just had to tell you.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Doesn't work. Click to start, read the intro, but then nothing responds to arrow keys, space bar, or r key.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I would make the title words, "The Darkness" a little bigger. It's hard to see the click to start. Also, I feel like the chunk of text that intro's the concept needs to be broken up a bit. Also, can we get a Click to Continue button. I stared at the stars for quite awhile thinking more was coming. Already though, it seems really pretty.
Gameplay is neat as well, but I feel like the cube is almost too hard to control, especially while panicking that I've fallen into the dark.

Feels a little unpolished but with good potential! Amazing work for just 24 hours! Love the design of some of the art, like the lightbulb. Being a cube is a little weird. Is that a placeholder? The bottoms of the platforms seem a bit uneven, which may be intentional to look like floating dirt islands? I could see making each of the platforms into little dirt islands, the darkness into like a whispy shadowy texture and making it like, "lick" into the air as a form of risky damage when jumping platform to platform. I'd love to see where you take this game and it's art.

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

Hey! Some critiques that are based entirely off my opinion!

There is a lot of reading in the first bit of the game, a little bit too much, especially since besides for the game graphic (which does look nice), nothing visual has hooked my attention yet. Being thrown directly into the pan up text of the story feels a little too dull. Plus, the font for the text DOES seem to fit the tone, but it is difficult to read, and moves very slowly.

Same goes for the instructions page. Right back to reading. It seems like you're going for a platform, so all the text feels a little out of place. Obviously you need to read to understand the premise and game mechanics, but you could try making that more interactive/unique, to hook my attention and teach me via the environment.

Also, I can't play. I am stuck on the first platform screen with the green block and the grass etc, but no matter what key I hit no character appears//nothing happens. I've restarted my browser and refreshed a few times, but I keep running into this problem. Basically all I'm getting is the opening text, then a blank screen..

On the positive, the premise is very cool, and the sound design seems fantastic from what I've heard so far.

Because of all of that, I'm not giving a star rating for this review, I won't rate the submission either, because if other people aren't having this same no control of movement issue then they'll be able to more accurately give critique on the game play.

Can't wait to see more, hopefully any first road bumps don't set you back too much - and hopefully my criticism helps!!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very great game with a interesting story. I sadly could not pass level 2, platforms move too fast, but anyways, very good job! ;) Keep up the good work!