Something else from the competition

Along with the results and reviews Cid2Mizard also provided videos of all of the entries (click here to check them all out). So here is another recording of SwingBall.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD3Z7lf-At0]

This is actually the only time I’ve ever seen anyone other then myself play the game. Its weird watching someone else play something you’ve made and it definitely helps me understand why some people where bashing the weak momentum or why judges commented on the difficulty and why major dev companies sink so much money into play testing. When your programing and testing a game by yourself then you unavoidably get really close to it and become better at it then you think you are. When I play the game I know where absolutely everything is and exactly how fast I will move and I move forward through the environment with a lot more speed and confidence and without slowing or pausing. Its just interesting watching someone else play it.