A downloadable game for Windows
What is Shovel?
Shovel is a really difficult game about digging a hole in under ten seconds. When I say difficult I mean hard to learn and easy to master. Your score is entirely based on hitting cubes and completing a dig rotation.
Besides, it looks really f*cking cool when you master it.
Post Development Comments
10 seconds or less; that was the theme for the first Game A Week. The really nice thing about this theme is that it sets the scope for the project very well. Mechanically speaking there's no point extending past a certain point otherwise it's wasted due to the sheer lack of playing time. Aesthetically, well... there's always room for improvement but that being said I'm pleased with the style, it's concise.
The catch 22 for this game is it's really steep learning curve. Furthermore isn't well explained but that was kind of the point, it's ten seconds, so this adds a certain level of replay-ability.
There's a little bit of stuff that's kind of rushed but I can't really do much about it, one week isn't long.
Where To From Here
Making this into a really cheesy mobile game is dreams. As a "cookie
clicker digger" it might have a more desirable depth to motivate playing it. Stuff like better shovels, digging deeper and finding some gems could be interesting and has a potential monetization element that isn't too pay to win, so that I can actually make a living...
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