For a year, I spent all my spare time working on a charming souls-like game with wacky bosses. It has just reached a new milestone and has a trailer! As a solo dev, your feedback, opinions and criticism are very vulnerable to me!

1 : Anonymous2021/07/21 11:55 ID: ooodfx
For a year, I spent all my spare time working on a charming souls-like game with wacky bosses. It has just reached a new milestone and has a trailer! As a solo dev, your feedback, opinions and criticism are very vulnerable to me!
2 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:11 ID: h5zsvft

I hope it works out for you. Good on you putting yourself out there and taking a risk. Looks like it’s all coming together.

ID: h5ztwvz

thank you!! It is coming slow, but at least it is moving ^^

3 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:33 ID: h5zv28p

Look kind of not bad all due considered. Would look forward to you game if you did release it.

Do you have a link to your steam page or something to try this game out?

ID: h602hev

Thanks for the kind words! The game demo is not ready yet, only the store page:

My next goal is to get the demo up!

ID: h60fogw

Added to my wishlist! Otherwise I'd never be able to find it again. Will look forward to developments, it looks both cool and cute- my kind of style.

4 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:12 ID: h5zsxai

looks magnificent. great work mate

ID: h5ztxql

thank you!

5 : Anonymous2021/07/21 11:59 ID: h5zrqfy

Im personally not a fan of anime art style in general but it looks like you did some very good work especially since you did it all on your own. i wish you good luck with it in the future!

ID: h5ztrls

thank you for your supportive words!!

ID: h5zru23

Wow cool

6 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:08 ID: h5zsiw9

Super cute. Looks fun.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/21 14:25 ID: h608fqv

Looks good! Like others said character animation needs some work one standout point is when they're dodging the tree. Both dodge and tree animations look a little stiff. I think it could use some more hit reactions too. Maybe a bigger effect around the character when they're hit or a good amount of jerk/stagger. It looks like a fantasy world. Maybe adding bigger attacks with large ghost bear claw hands on even with regular attacks could make the combat look and feel better.

ID: h60d2lm

*jotting down notes profusely*
Thanks for the feedback!! After looking at the dodge animation for too long, it's great to have a new pair of eye to detect anything strange 😀

8 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:02 ID: h5zryuw

You ment valuable right?

ID: h5ztsq0

yesss seems like i can't edit anymore >_<

ID: h5zue60

You meant 'men', right?

ID: h5zvqy6


9 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:01 ID: h5zrwtg

This looks interesting Seems like a fun mechnical skill game

10 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:18 ID: h5ztk60

Send to Iron Pineapple asap plz

11 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:53 ID: h5zx5hg

It look so cool but some animations are vacky.

ID: h602sri

I see! Is there a particular scene that is obvious? I'll try to polish it 🙂

12 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:58 ID: h5zxpba

Looks very good, personally I’m not into a lot of anime styled games but I wish you the best of luck and hope it goes to the moon!

ID: h60cl9e

Really appreciate your encouragement there >< thank you!

13 : Anonymous2021/07/21 14:43 ID: h60avep

This looks great, especially for a solo project! I like the idea, too.

Hate that "hands spread out" running animation, but that's because I detest the chibi thing, but it works with what you are going for.

ID: h60da83

Ah that's an interesting point of view! One way I could do is to vary the running animation more, thank you!

14 : Anonymous2021/07/21 14:52 ID: h60c4cy

Honestly i have no idea how it feels like to make a game but by just seeing your game and also that your a single dev thats really impressive i doubt i could make a roblox game or something but if i had a choice i would play that for 3 hours straight

ID: h60ditm

solo dev isn't easy haha, especially when I can only work at night. But the support received from everyone gives me the motivation!

15 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:37 ID: h618ee2

Wow, this game looks great (especially the art) even if it was a large team that developed it. But for being a solo developer this is insane to me what I'm seeing. Seriously, that's some real talent. I'll be putting it on my wishlist on Steam. Good luck with the game. Will be rooting for ya

ID: h619j25

Aaaa thank you so much for your support!!!

16 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:03 ID: h61c7we

This looks awesome and you'll bet I'm buying this when it releases.

I trained in game development for 5 years, and this is amazing for a solo dev and a year of development. Very very good job OP and I see a bright future for you. Make sure you get copyright for stuff you legally can as I made a solo developed game and the idea got stolen within a few months and went on to sell 75,000 copies while mine sold 1000. Theyre game was of higher quality but had the exact same premise and style which was very clearly taken from mine, it was a blatant rip off and when I wanted to release a sequal I got told I wouldn't be allowed as they had the rights to the idea. I was very pissed off. Get all the protection you can while you can.

17 : Anonymous2021/07/21 13:53 ID: h6048dc

Looks good! I appreciate you putting yourself out there. You made a good decision. These kinds of games aren't for me, but they are for a ton of people. Wishing you the best!

ID: h60cr2i

Haha yeah has a specific target audience. Thanks for still commenting!!~

18 : Anonymous2021/07/21 14:33 ID: h609mvc

I can't wait to play this game! Fantasy! 😀

ID: h60d5i0

Thank you! I can't wait to share more, if only I have more time!

19 : Anonymous2021/07/21 15:37 ID: h60ifnb

Ignoring graphics. Looks fun and interesting. The running animation looks to me a bit yanked but good stuff m8

ID: h60tos2

thanks for telling me! I'll try to improve the animations

20 : Anonymous2021/07/21 15:37 ID: h60ig0h

Love that it isn't just another grimdark Souls clone. The world needs some whimsy these days and beating enemies with a plushie fits the bill!

ID: h60u9jv

Thank you!~ It was a risk to mix cute with difficult elements. But there are games out there that inspired me they are possible, such as the cuphead 😀

21 : Anonymous2021/07/21 15:43 ID: h60jdc0

This looks so cool! The genre shall be henceforth known as “Soulsome”

22 : Anonymous2021/07/21 15:59 ID: h60ln21

I would definitely love to play this, really hope your hard work pays off. Good luck

ID: h60ueyz

thanks for the blessing!

23 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:13 ID: h60wah0

We will watch your career with great interest.

ID: h60zt8j

thanks for watching over me >_<. This is actually a hobbyist project as I have a day job :P

24 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:16 ID: h61e0lh

Great work! It looks wonderful. I have a soft spot for games like these, can’t wait for it to be released!

25 : Anonymous2021/07/21 15:11 ID: h60erob

To be honest it doesn’t look very good and will most likely disappear into oblivion like the other multitude of game devs on this site

26 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:33 ID: h5zv00f

That looks cool, you put a lot of work into it.

ID: h602ksu

thank you! It still has a long way to go

27 : Anonymous2021/07/21 16:04 ID: h60majw

Although the environment may need a not so slight improvement, the visuals in general are beautiful. Great work!

28 : Anonymous2021/07/21 16:39 ID: h60rdhj

Looks very cool, nice job!

30 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:12 ID: h60w4ff

I can't wait for the day where games go back to just being themselves instead of ___ like. If it has to be ___ like, then generally it wasn't that good to begin with.

31 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:32 ID: h60z3tr

It helps majority of the audience to quickly to get a quick grasp of what to expect. But I will keep it in mind to ensure the game will be unique in its own way :). Thanks for bringing it up!

32 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:21 ID: h6163vc

Oh it's a great way to help get an audience, it just gets annoying when everything is a ___ like game anymore. It's like their is no unique gameplay or anything so games just run together. It's kinda like when everything was a zombie game or a battle royal.

33 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:12 ID: h60w6rt

What do you mean by souls-like? I find that term heavily overused nowadays. It looks fun and I like the art style but I don’t see how it’s anything like dark souls at all. Other than maybe the giant bosses.

34 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:35 ID: h60zkby

good question! Indeed it has a broad definition, but in my case, I'm referring to elements like difficult, boss fight focus, involves stamina, and checkpoints 🙂

35 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:24 ID: h616may

So is nobody gonna comment on the player clipping through the floor and into the skybox?

36 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:43 ID: h619aqj

The "wacky" elements is intended, and will be part of the gameplay mechanics 😛

37 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:46 ID: h619rou

Could be interesting, but you really should have an animation for that, to emphasize that you're supposed to be falling through the floor.

38 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:54 ID: h61s4df

Looks cute!

39 : Anonymous2021/07/21 21:11 ID: h61uh0t

I... think you mean "valuable", not 'vulnerable'.

40 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:07 ID: h621uey

I love the style... Reminds me of kingdom hearts. Besides the plushie, hah.

Added to my list... Keep going!

41 : Anonymous2021/07/22 00:02 ID: h62g024

Looks interesting. I’m personally interested in what i think is shooting the teddy bear? Feels like there would be defensive fights. Saw on the page that there is “partial controller support” and wanted to ask what that means. Getting my first gaming laptop next week (never had a PC) and prefer controllers over kb+m.

42 : Anonymous2021/07/21 12:23 ID: h5zu0zn

Stop doing low budget anime " souls like" games. All it have to do with souls games is sharing hp mana and stamina bar

43 : Anonymous2021/07/21 13:52 ID: h60454l

Yeah? You go make a game in your spare time. OP made a game THEY wanted to make.

44 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:22 ID: h60xk9d

I wont cuz it will suck like every other of those games. Like the one op did. It may look imprsieve. It will always suck.

45 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:17 ID: h61moz0

It would have cost you nothing to not post that


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