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Garden Beetle
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Control a hungry beetle entering a garden rich with delicious vegetables to eat but also fierce predators that would love to eat you! Garden Beetle is inspired by old 2D arcade maze chase games and features fast-paced gameplay across varying levels as you race to eat all of the veggies on each level without being eaten or running out of time. Leaves can be spun by your beetle to alter the maze and block enemies. Your survival depends on your speed, adaptability, resourcefulness, and wits! https://lastdeadmouse50.itch.io/garden-beetle


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Game Graphics Tutorial/Learning Curve

Pros:
* The graphical style is clean and easy to read (It's clear what not to touch.)
* Having stars to unlock more content is always a good hook.
* The levels are relatively short, which is a good idea considering the difficulty.

Cons:
* The controls are very spastic, at least on PC with a mouse. (Might feel a little better with touch controls?)
* The difficulty just starts extremely high and doesn't let up, punishing you for the slightest mistake.
* A little too close to Flappy Bird. Maybe add some small twist to it to make it more uniquely your own.

1 week ago
Story/Writing/Dialogue Level Design

Pros:
* The concept is interesting
* I like games like this that just drop you in and give you time to learn what to do.
* Controls were intuitive enough.
* Graphics were fine and could simply be a low-res style that you can develop. (It probably looks less good to people when seeing the debug text [I assume is debug text] plastered against the background like "You found a secret", etc.)

Cons:
* The controls were a little inconsistent. I was able to double-jump for a short while, and then I couldn't anymore for reasons I could not decipher.
* The effect of zooming back to start for touching a slime is a bit jarring and tough punishment.
* The left side of the starter area is just an invisible barrier. Might want to add something visual so it looks like a barrier.
* I like exploring and learning what things do, but I'm collecting purple coins with no idea why I'm collecting them or what they will be used for.
* Music is a bit repetitive. There's actually a good selection of stuff to find in Creative Commons 0 on Freesound.org. It's worth a look.

13 hours ago
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