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Hello everyone!

I got suggested this forum for looking feedback. I am currently working on a game called Mushy Score. It is a 2D platformer where you fight against endless waves of enemies for high score. Use elemental power ups to improve your character and use flowers to protect your altar.

I am a solo developer so it would be helpful to get outside perspective on my game. If you want to help open source game development please try out my game and give any feedback. Video of gameplay would be best but any feedback is helpful! Thank you in advance!

Links to demo:
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2480740/Mushy_Score/
Itch: https://paahtimogames.itch.io/mushy-score

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Homepage: https://paahtimo.games
Devlog: https://www.youtube.com/@paahtimogames/
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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 04:55:35 PM »
Hi! I just got the version of Itch to give it a test drive. Had a couple of bugs. One is that you seem to still have the Steamworks code in the Itch version and it can't find a relevant DLL (a problem I've just been dealing with so I do know the headache!) - error as follows:

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System.DllNotFoundException: Dll was not found.
   at Steamworks.NativeMethods.SteamAPI_Init()
   at Steamworks.SteamAPI.Init()
   at EE.SteamSystem.SteamManager..ctor()

The other issue I had was that the resolution seemed to be off so I couldn't see the whole game screen and that meant it wasn't really possible to see what was going on or play the game (indeed on the main menu I couldn't see what the options were meant to be and just pressed buttons until things happened).

The usual print screen key seems to minimise the game so I took some snaps of the issue on my phone.


I'm running this on a Windows laptop - happy to provide any further specifications if useful. The game looks fun initially, but yeah, this broke it a bit, I might try downloading the Steam version tomorrow and seeing how that goes.

Also, welcome to Exilian! Do make yourself at home, etc :)
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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 08:54:51 AM »
Thanks for feedback. I will check these issues! Steam error message (should be) non issue. It logs that if it failed to connect to Steam API.

It just I usually test with Linux version so resolution might be Windows specific. I will test the game with my Windows machine to see if I find out the reason for this. What was the resolution of your Laptop?

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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 09:01:27 AM »
My screen resolution is 2560 x 1440 :)

And yeah, I don't think the Steam error is likely to cause problems, just thought I should mention it!
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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2024, 09:11:39 AM »
Can you share the content of savedata.save (should be in the same folder as exe)?

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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2024, 09:17:39 AM »
Sure, it's as follows:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SaveData xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <keys>
    <XmlNode>
      <BaseSettings xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
        <ScreenWidth>1707</ScreenWidth>
        <ScreenHeight>960</ScreenHeight>
        <GameWidth>640</GameWidth>
        <GameHeight>360</GameHeight>
        <currentSetting>0</currentSetting>
        <IsFullScreen>true</IsFullScreen>
        <IsBorderless>true</IsBorderless>
        <globalVolumeSetting>3</globalVolumeSetting>
        <bgVolumeSetting>3</bgVolumeSetting>
        <sfxVolumeSetting>3</sfxVolumeSetting>
      </BaseSettings>
    </XmlNode>
    <XmlNode>
      <StoredScoreData xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
        <Highscores>
          <Score>
            <name>Player</name>
            <number>0</number>
          </Score>
        </Highscores>
        <tutorialCompleted>true</tutorialCompleted>
        <CurrentLevelIndex>0</CurrentLevelIndex>
      </StoredScoreData>
    </XmlNode>
  </keys>
</SaveData>
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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2024, 12:15:57 PM »
Really weird issue, I am unable to recreate it on any machine. Can you try deleting the save file and restarting the game?

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Re: Mushy Score - Defeat endless waves of enemies - Feedback requested on demo
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2024, 12:30:57 PM »
OK, just done that - that doesn't fix the issue, sadly.
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