Really cool concept! You may have spotted this already but you can cheese it by not moving and just shooting once in round 1, twice in round 2, etc
CONTROLS - READ THIS!
Press A and D to move and Space to shoot. You must fight against past versions of yourself. The arrow indicates which side your present self is in control of.
GAME MAKER'S TOOLKIT JAM 2019
Self Reflection takes the concept of "Only One" and applies it to a multiplayer game - that is, your opponent is yourself. I've gone through some rough internal stuff recently and i guess you could say this is a reflection of that. You cannot truly win against yourself, but you can understand how you do things and how to react to it.
Gil H. Steinberg - the wonderful music
Jarrod Roberts, "dataecto" - some very helpful playtesting. (check out dataecto's MGS inspired game from the same jam!)
Bynine - the rest of it. (that's me!)
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This game is beautiful in its simplicity. So far the coolest thing I've played in this jam.
Man, you really got an great game concept/idea!
Simply a great game.
One of the best games in this jam !
THIS IS SO COOL!!!!! I realy really like this, this is the absolute best kind of innovation game jams can bring out of people.
This is quite an interesting idea, despite its simplicity. There's a lot you can do when you take advantage of user input; it's something I would like to explore further when developing more games in the future.
The theme of the game really resonates with me, too. I still struggle with many internal conflicts - condemning who I used to be, cherry-picking flaws about who I am, and feeling pessimistic about who I see myself becoming. Of course, that sort of mindset won't get anyone anywhere. I'm still learning that it's okay not to be perfect and that I need to cooperate instead of compete with myself for every change I wish to make. Self Reflection definitely does have a thing or two to teach with its message.
Anyways, I'm glad that you were able to build something good out of the bad! It's inspiring to see the wonderful art that is borne from suffering. Good luck with the game jam!
aww, thanks so much bud! i wish you the best of luck with what you're going through - you're absolutely right, we can often be too critical of ourselves and i know you can be susceptible to that, so i'm glad you're improving. i know i've still got some improving to do, haha. cheers!
what a weird and cool concept!