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Alice's Awakening

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Alice Ward, school girl by day… Magical Girl by night! Alice has a talent for quickly assessing a situation, and coming up with a strategy fast.


Take command of Alice and her Magic Cards in this Tower Defense game:

  • Build a deck that works for you, choosing from summons, buffs and spells. Decks are built in Alice's room at her table.
  • Remember fun memories by clicking on the photos posted to her board!
  • Maintain your magic pool to effectively deploy your cards, and keep the city’s nightmares at bay!


Living the life of her dreams, Alice won’t let Basin Lake City fall into despair! And yet, something seems to be troubling her…


Play through 6 unique stages with different twists and challenges, and help Alice unravel the mystery shrouding the city.


[Fullscreen recommended! Press "U" at anytime in game to toggle fullscreen.]


Controls:

Alice's Awakening is Mouse controlled!

  • Navigate menus and UI by clicking buttons and objects.
  • Advance Text by clicking anywhere.
  • Click, Drag, and Drop cards to use them on the battle field, or while building your deck in Alice's Room.
  • Summons cards (Towers or Magical Girls) can be dropped in any open, non-red space.
  • Most spell cards must be dropped on a target.


Tips:

  • Be sure to generate enough magic to power your cards! Consider placing a Glamour Source card immediately.
  • Don't leave Alice Defenseless! Be sure to add some attack tower or other allies after securing some magic power.
  • Try different deck builds! You'll always need to generate magic, but there are many deck compositions that can be effective.


Created in 1 month for Magical Girl Game Jam 5, Winter 2022! Themes: Genre Mashup. Chosen genres: Tower Defense & Card.

For even more Magical Girl adventures, check out my other games: https://shibeyfacegames.newgrounds.com/


Art, Game Design, Scenario, and Program by ShibeyFaceGames!


Music and Sound Design by Facemelting Solos!


Fonts courtesy of Google Fonts! (Permanent Marker, Goldman, Fredoka One, Roboto Bold, Roboto Regular, Caveat Semibold)


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I loved this game! The gameplay didn't take as long to get the hang of as i thought, and I was hooked on the story, especially considering how short the game is, which I think works in it's favor! Amazing job!

ShibeyFaceGames responds:

Thanks so much for playing! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it :D

good game, the layout made me think of plants vs zombies.

ShibeyFaceGames responds:

Thanks for playing! Plants Vs Zombies was one of the main inspirations :)

Good game. Cute art.

Suggestions:
-Please make the cards on the "current deck" moveable. So that you could change thier positions or drag them out of the deck.
-Add some special enemies which need a certain weapon to kill them, this'll add more gameplay complexity, which as the previous review states, is lacking

ShibeyFaceGames responds:

Thanks for playing, and your feedback! I really appreciate it!

I'll see about updating the deck-building screen, those are good suggestions, and honestly stuff that just got away from me during the jam period.

More enemy variety/strengths and weaknesses were definitely planned, and also cut as the deadline approached. But I'll consider working on that in an update too if there's enough interest!

Beautiful game! Amazing artwork and an interesting story to go along with it. The customisable deck, unlockable memories, and story really set it apart from your typical tower defence game.

The only real drawback for me is it didn't feel like much of a challenge. Most levels could be beat by placing a couple of glamour fountains and just spamming basic sentinels. I still tried out the other stuff, but it was more out of interest rather than a need to adapt.

That said, it was still a solid, enjoyable game. Really hoping for a sequel!

ShibeyFaceGames responds:

Thank you so much for playing, and the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed the artwork, that was a good 75% of my time/effort for this one.

I agree the game balance is tipped to the easy side... being a 1-month game jam I unfortunately didn't get tons of time to play test it.

As for a sequel, Alice will certainly be back in future games, though if you look at my library you'll see I genre-hop a lot. But there are 6 other games in the series currently, perhaps there's another in there you might like!

Thanks again, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts about the game!

Credits & Info

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Uploaded
Mar 19, 2022
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Software
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