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Offline KevinWorkman

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« Posted 2013-01-28 14:21:09 »

Here's the link: Type Your Heart Out

Can you pat your head with one hand while rubbing your stomach with the other hand? Have you ever thought about how much work it is just to keep your heart beating while you go about your day? This game explores those ideas, as you spell words with one hand while keeping the heartbeat going with the other hand.

This game was created for GGJ13, which had a theme of the sound of a heartbeat. You can view the GGJ game page here.

The game is probably a little too difficult- I can beat it in under a minute, but people who didn't develop the game have more trouble. But for two days of work this game has a beginning, middle, and end, and explores a mechanic that I think is pretty interesting. I wonder how somebody who is ambidextrous or a drummer does with it!

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Offline Mads

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-01-29 20:34:47 »

This is so insanely hard for me. I get stressed out and confused. Maybe that's just me, though. Personal opinion thing.
One thing you could improve on is scaling with the window though. The window is resizable, but the game isn't. That's kind of crazy, isn't it?

Offline KevinWorkman

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-01-30 01:10:46 »

Thanks for playing! Yeah, it's definitely hard. The idea is that it should be easy, since all you're doing is two simple tasks, but then when you actually try it, it turns out to be harder than you expect.. exactly like rubbing your head and patting your stomach at the same time! It's definitely beatable though, and is actually easy once you get a rhythm going. I can beat it in under a minute now, but it was almost impossible for me when I first started playing with the mechanic!

The resizing thing is a good point. There isn't much to see in the window so I didn't worry too much about it, but I should have at least added a setResizable(false) in there.

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