This is my first Arduboy Game Jam!
My submission is called “How To Fight A Boss”’, and it adds elements of space, kusoge, and education if you really stretch it.
You are Jeevak, a young child sent to fight a Zotikos, the only enemy in the game. The game attempts to teach you a tutorial, but it is not much help. In order to defeat the Zotikos of Planet Tuwile to become the chosen one, you must use your wit and think outside the box. (Look up the names, I chose them for a reason.)
Space: The game takes place in outer space, and you are fighting an alien. The child’s outfit is very futuristic as well.
Kusoge: The fact that you have to find the right path to winning, while avoiding the many death screens laid throughout the game, it makes for much frustration (as tested by my friends).
Education: You could argue that this game teaches you to think of other options in situations, but that might be stretching it.
Due to time constraints, this game is very short. If you want, you can speedrun the game and report your time, as I wonder just how fast someone could go through it. Also, as I’m counting this as a WIP and want to come back to it over the summer, hit me up with some recommendations, both in code and gameplay!
You can download this game here: