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3D Furniture by tony-ka
A lightweight mod which adds various home and bathroom furniture nodes, and some castle/medieval-themed nodes.
Particle driven fireworks.
Molten Sailor by Dokimi
Boat for sailing on lava, suit for diving in lava.
Adds an assortment of new bricks to build with.
Staffs with various uses
I played this game for almost a week when the Tunnelers' Abyss main server was down, and it can definitely be quite addicting at times! Learning 3D minesweeper itself was a bit of a challenge, it's quite a bit harder than 2D minesweeper. But once you get the hang of it, you'll only get faster and faster. A similar 3D minesweeper game can be accessed at http://egraether.com/mine3d/ which helped me to understand it a bit better.
Right-click a block to mark it as a bomb, dig it if you think it isn't one.
Sometimes you can come to a place where there is no continuation without a 'guess' (or at least I thought so), especially on corners - you'll just have to take your chances, or find a different place where there is a solution. Large "cave"-like expanses can open up where bombs don't occur, creating some 2D-like environments where solving is particularly easy, and a large number of solve-able 'exits'.
Highly recommended if you're looking for a mind challenge. Now we just need 4D chess!
Well-rounded biome mod
This may be a biome-adding mod, but get ready for a whole bunch of items you didn't expect- this one is pretty well rounded and adds an awful lot. It can definitely feel a bit bloaty at times, but there's a lot of upside.
The biomes themselves are innovative and fun to explore, except the mushroom biome (my opinion), which seems too repetitive to be interesting after a while. The swamps and volcanoes are some of my favorite. If that mushroom biome or anything else ends up being more common than you'd like it, you'll need to edit the mod settings.
Plenty of feature-rich items, or nodes with a lot of aesthetic appeal, make this worth the "bloat". The crystal tools work like Silk Touch in Minecraft, as well as providing a good reason to find the rare Crystal biome. The added fishing api doesn't seem to fit the mod at first look, but it has differing drops per-biome (fitting it into ethereal's biomes nicely), multiple species of fish, and a few interesting food items. This mod also offers a way to make infinite mese, although it's tough enough that only an experienced user could make a proper farm (and they get big!).
The mapgen is also quite light-weight compared to other biome adding mods. So - if you can handle the extra item count and like what you see - this is for you! Recommended.
Great improvement of jungles
Another awesome biome, keep them coming! This particular jungle feels a lot like Malaysia to me, I can imagine some tapirs/sumatran rhinoceroses roaming near the Rafflesias :)
This looks the best in combination with Liil's texture pack.
Neat maze game, but still in the rough
Gameplay consists of mostly using sprint to get away from the guards (they have decent pathfinding, so you can't just turn a corner and wait), and trying to collect items while you run. This can get rather boring and grind-ish, unless you understand how the game works.
Each map is different- every time you restart the game, you find yourself in a new map. Sometimes, you're unlucky and a guard is right next to you where you spawn ... that's annoying and probably a bug. Sometimes, you end up in a maze where you will meet 3 or 4 guards before you ever see an item chest, which will basically lead you to sprinting wildly and hoping for some breakthrough, which usually never comes. Sometimes, you find yourself in a maze where you gather 10+/20+ items before seeing a single guard, which makes the game too easy!
Stealth is not incorporated into this game, sadly. You can't try to sneak around the guards or anything, because they are programmed to 'see' players within a radius, so they can just see through walls. If the guards acted more human - i.e., they only remember where they saw you go, and they don't know where you are currently, it would add a dynamic of stealth to the game and make the game much more interesting. (example: turning three corners very quickly in an attempt to 'shake' off the guards)
In some maps, the best strategy is just to make a wild run for the exit without taking any items at all. In others, you're not going to find the exit quickly, and you need to find items and play it safe.
More in the comments ->
Nailed the RPG feel
Remarkable texture pack- I've enjoyed this one for a long time because of it's consistency, beauty, and its support for so many mods, including ethereal, moretrees, and moreblocks, mods that I often come in contact with. Every single texture fits right into the style and makes a wonderful atmosphere.
Selling things has never been easier
A great mod for all economy-related servers! Starting a shop is simple & straight-forward with this mod.
For a well optimized fork with more features, check out flux's fork of smartshop.
Fantastic biomes that fit right into minetest_game
I am surprised how good these biomes look w/ minetest_game, well done! This opens up numerous opportunities for adding new mobs to fit every biome (like crocodiles in the bogs, pandas in bamboo forests, etc), a lot of new exploring potential, and a lot of new crops/foods!
A few textures don't fit into MTG too well: namely bamboo and downy birch (and maybe cranberries should have a texture more like blackcurrants, it's hard to tell whether the texture looks like berries or not). This is really just my opinion though, everything looks quite good already.
Highly recommended, this is one of the best biome-adding mods for MTG I've seen so far!
Enjoy the tool/armor textures, they're hilarious. I guess this mod is mostly for the memes, not meant to be a serious mod, but it's pretty fun anyway!
No new functionality, other mods do the same job better
This mod adds no uses for the silver provided other than tools and armor - also, the textures are inconsistent, with the tools actually having the exact same textures as the iron tools in minetest_game/default.
If you're looking for a mod that adds silver, try Moreores by Calinou, or if you want a mod that adds a similarly looking block/ore, try Quartz by Evergreen. These mods have been around a long time and are used by a lot of other mods, creating actual uses for them.
Always felt like a font or two was missing from the display modpack! This one looks consistent and polished. +1
Keep in mind, this will only be usable for certain signs from the display modpack, it won't change the font on formspecs or your game.
Awesome API for data graphing in formspecs!
This was something I was looking for, but was using my own ugly implementation - this is much cleaner! Highly recommended - for an example of how to use this, check out
examples.luain the source.
My only complaint is that declaring a function name
CustomChartcould cause potential conflicts, why not try something like
Realistic island-like map generation
This is quite a compelling mapgen - with a little fine-tuning you can get islands that look reminiscent of Hawaiian landmasses!
This mod adds its own trees and flora - so it is not compatible with mods that add flora or new biomes yet. You can enable them - they just won't show up in the mapgen with this mod enabled. Support for customized flora/biomes on these islands would be great!
Additionally, rivers are not a thing in this mapgen, sadly. There are 'inlets' of water and reservoirs which spawn inside islands - sometimes this can result in a huge chasm in the island all the way down to a muddy puddle! (which seems to not be intended)
So, there is a bit more work to do here, but this has the beginnings of a masterpiece! Kudos to Termos.
The ores are mostly useless
This mod adds a bunch of ores that have no unique uses, and the textures are inconsistent. While this may make caves more interesting, after a while nobody will care because the ores themselves don't serve any purpose!
I would recommend that the mod add more interesting uses for each of it's ores, that are unique not only to each ore, but differing from other ore-adding mods... there are a lot of them now which add very little new gameplay or incentive to gather the ores provided.
However, this mod is pretty good for testing Calinou's Law :-)
Pretty much useless
The texture style doesn't fit at all with minetest, and the functionality is more-or-less useless- trees are already infinite in MTG and most games. If you need to cut wood faster in survival, choose a mod like Woodcutting.
Nice demo of mobkit's functionality
This is a light mod that proves some pathfinding and lag advantages of mobkit - the code itself is very well optimized. However, this is just a demo- there's no spawning or player-mob functionality (other than attacking the player) like taming, etc. It adds two mobs: A wolf and a gazelle which interact with each other, pretty cool to see the predator-prey chases :)
Best animals mod currently
This is currently the dragon up the freeway when it comes to Minetest animal mods - a well polished work of art! Kudos to ElCeejo.
The animals themselves are well polished, have more behaviorial logic than any other mod not made by ElCeejo, and are really immersive!
The models stick to a consistent style which is asthetically pleasing and the textures go right along w/ the style to boot.
Sure, the mobs are going to end up being a bit robotic while walking around with nothing to do, but these are some of the least robotic mobs I've seen so far. Herding/Flocking behaviours stand out, as well as aerial predation (i.e. Owl)- I think they add a genius touch.
When you're dealing with all these behaviours, expect a bit of extra lag in return. This particular mod is pretty laggy for any public server, even with bird flocking nerfed :-)
However, it compares nicely with other mob mods like petz or mobs_animal per mob - These mods don't have even close to the amount of features animalia has, but don't optimize their code well enough to provide a significant lag differential, whereas animalia has pretty decent optimization. The (slight bit of) extra lag is worth it!
Nice way to jumpstart a server
Having a good path system does more for a new server than one might think- and this mod does it for you! Also, if you use vehicle mods, you can ride around (almost) endlessly on these roads :)
My suggestion for the mod would be to make what nodes the road is made out of configurable, currently it is hard-coded; you can do it by changing the content ID's in
init.luaand/or changing the description/textures of the nodes in
nodes.lua, but that's not as desirable as an easy setting!
Great mod ... if there is low lag
Gliders can do all sorts of things with even minor lags. The bonus effects you can get are quite humorous (at least for me) and add a degree of irregularity.
If you get it right, you can get an upwards thrust which can make you shoot into the air (sometimes over 10 nodes!), helping you to climb stuff.
Maybe you jump off a cliff and try deploying your glider only to fall to your death because the glider didn't open in time, or it disabled itself somehow.
Or you can even deploy your glider while on the ground (which normally shouldn't work) and start jumping around while experiencing the awesome physics of the glider - eventually this won't work anymore, but it has lasted quite a while sometimes (upwards of 30 seconds!), with a moderate amount of lag!
Or maybe you rubberband(?) - falling down from a cliff slowly and surely, only to find yourself shooting into the sky and your glider suddenly disabled!
In general though, >80% of the time the glider works great for me, and I live in a really heavy game :-) Most users of this mod will likely never run into these issues. If you need to survive a fall down a cavern or just like gliding off of towers for the thrill, this mod is for you! Recommended.
Impractical for most usecases
This makes messaging offline players pretty simple, without all the extra bloat of a mail mod. If the bloat isn't a problem I would reccomend a mail mod and not this mod, as it is really useful to see your old messages and keep up with conversations better and answer messages when you want to!
Although this adds a good way to message offline players, it isn't practical: You're only going to see the message once, so you need to either reply quickly or copy the message down and reply later - not convienent. Plus, getting spammed by messages when you join the game is not often a lot of fun! And if the player is going to respond to them is a whole different matter. So, this isn't even close to the perfect solution, but it will do the job for some servers.
I'm only recommending this because the description says
Sure, some servers have an email/mailbox system, but for many, such systems are overly complex. That's why I made tell.- but if you can spare the space for a mail mod, I wouldn't recommend this.
Great physics, but reconsider speed?
Overall, a very nice mod- the boats work well, models are great, and the physics are great. I'm a big fan of this mod.
However, the boats are slow. If you want to go in a particular direction and the wind happens to be in your favor, you'll go fast- but anything else and you'll be going really slow. Turning off your sail (which you can toggle with Spacebar) will make you go a little bit faster, but still not as fast (about 2/3 as fast) as the regular boats:boat! There is really not much you can do when the wind isn't agreeing with you.
If you use this mod alongside the
boatsmod, you might find yourself using the boats:boat more than this one for that reason.I propose something like up-wind propulsion (which happens in irl boats) - some new physics to make this a rival to the boats:boat! People smart enough to sail their ship well should be rewarded by beating out the boats:boat guys :-) Thanks for the great mod, Termos!
Simply awesome for spelunking and mountaineering
If you want to explore caves how they were meant to be explored (which is not towering cobble up to get higher!), this mod takes the stage. If there's a cliff or a ledge you want to get up on, just throw your grappling hook up there and climb up! This has made spelunking a lot more fun for me, since I like to explore rather than mine a lot of the time :)
Additionally, this mod adds a few other nodes other than the ropes/hooks - The PChest is a portable inventory (which can be quite useful to store your ores on a mining trip, as well as many other applications), there's a mouth breather assembly in case you want to venture far into the ocean, and a slingshot for throwing stuff at other players/mobs!
Best windows mod hands down
This mod goes way beyond the title: The glass designs are great and all, but how you use the designs can make or break your experience! The glass can be partially embedded inside other nodes, meaning that you can make rounded/complex windows in many different ways. This may not seem like a lot, but it adds a lot of detail and beauty to any building!
Here are a few examples:
The last example is my own design which has a window in 0 nodes! The trick is that the window node is hidden in one of the adjacent 'nodes' - this is with no changes to the mod, so you can do it too :)
Other schematic editors are just not as simple as this mod! I have used this for all of my schematics for more than 3 years now, and can say that I have never run into any problems.
I agree with Hugues, that a function to quickly change nodes within the region would be useful, especially for turning air nodes into void nodes. One can also use Worldedit to accomplish this- it hardly adds any new complication, and is quick & easy to use.
A must-have if you use technic
These portable powerbanks, which charge in the battery box, are truly a quality-of-life addition for any modbase containing technic: Being able to charge your tools on the go is a lot nicer than you might have thought it would be and makes for more productive mining trips.
High quality extinct mobs
Everything about this mod is pretty awesome and I'm a big fan of it: I'm sort of being overly critical here to try to review this mod as best as I can.
The dinosaurs themselves - The mobs feel very consistent in the style as well as the textures, ElCeejo has obviously put a lot of work into making things stick to a certain design! The animations are also great, and each animal (except for water mobs and flying mobs) have a sleeping animation during night, which is really cute. Pathfinding is pretty decent, especially compared to other existing mobs mods. The amount of mobs added here, as well as the quality, make for a great experience: I look forward to new updates.
There are a few obvious problems: for example, the pteranodon model has a missing face, as well as the plesiosaurus model, which doesn't make for a good look. Things like velociraptors and smilodons can glitch right through solid nodes because of their small collisionboxes and high speed: and you're going to have some trouble building an aviary for your pteranodons too because they seem to glitch through anything with a bit of lag.
The dinosaurs can also be fairly robotic at times. Sadly, there is no good way to fix this without a lot of new pathfinding code and animations, which no other mod does except draconis (and a few animalia mobs).
For animals with big collisionboxes, enclosures can be easily made and maintained. The electric fences included with the mod will keep your dinosaur inside the enclosure, but it will also damage the dinosaur each time the collisionbox goes into the electric fence, killing dinosaurs if you aren't careful. I'd love to see a better implementation of this concept: like an electric shock which doesn't actually damage the mob, but makes it run a small distance from the fence.
Despite these issues, this is truly an underrated mod with stunning visuals and gameplay, kudos to ElCeejo. More in the comments->
Highly customizable skins w/ no bloat
If you're looking for a good skin mod without all the bloat of mods like u_skins, this is for you. A ridiculous amount of media can simply go into skin options on public servers nowadays, and this mod makes that media almost 0.
Additionally, the customization features are pretty good: to rival u_skins textures a few more options might be needed, but this mod does all it needs to: offering a fantastic alternative to bloated skin mods! The formspec is also top notch. Recommended!
A nice mod if you need more uses for lava
The lava ingots can be used for all sorts of recipes in other mods, providing a great use for lava; as noted, stuff dug with lava tools is put in your inventory as the smelted item (digging cobble, for example, yields stone), and lava tools can light players/nodes on fire (seems a little OP, but definitely realistic :)), so the tools actually serve a purpose!
I have experimented with setups to farm lava ingots the fastest and have settled on one that uses pipeworks: 4 advanced vacuuming tube segments with max range (8) are put on the sides of an autocrafter which is configured to craft lava orbs and is sitting in a lava lake. You will only need to fill the autocrafter with maybe a few stacks of mese crystals, and then fill your inventory with random items. The trick is to have your inventory full, so the buckets drop after collecting the lava, which are then vacuumed and processed by the autocrafter. The empty buckets are then found in the output slots of the autocrafter, so you can do it over again. After you've gathered all the lava you can in that spot, you can move to a new lava lake.
Badly needed improvement of smartshops
This improves lag from smartshops a lot, as I was able to see first-hand on Tunnelers' Abyss, and the api just ends up being much smarter than the original. The new currency system works great, allowing you to make purchases such as buying something that costs a "10 note" for two "5 notes". Additionally, the smartshop updates with the meta from the item which will be sold to you; in the original, this was not implemented and could be used to sell you a below average item while advertising a fully-upgraded item.
Fair warning, your smartshops will mostly have 2D sprite displays now instead of the 3D model entities. This can be a painful reality, and some people were fairly upset about it, but in the long run, your client will thank you for not having to render those 3D entities.
Even more shapes for building
These particular shapes seem to be best suited towards ancient western buildings, like Greek, Indian, or Egyptian buildings. If you're looking for more modern shapes, try mymillwork by Don, although it is a bit heavier.
Nostalgic mod that is always fun for miners
Hunting these is a lot of fun: sadly, they have no practical use, but several mods add uses for the nyancat nodes. Miss the days when nyan cats were bundled with minetest_game :) The original nyancats didn't glow AFAIK(?), but no complaints.
The background image is mine, and I did not specify a license!! /jk, good to see the screenshot getting some love. https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4589&p=361844#p361844
Simple, but very nice mod- great for decorating bakeries or birthday parties, or eat the pies as a satisfying dessert. Would reccomend brushing your teeth afterwards though, because sugar content can be up to 50%!
Best lighting mod at the moment IMO
The models are not too high-poly, but not too low either, fitting right into most game styles. This can be used for a wide range of buildings, from vintage/medieval to modern/space styles, and the mod itself is well-polished- although I could cry a bit about the expensiveness of the recipes since I use them so much for my builds :)
Must-have if you use WorldEdit a lot!
The functions provided are mostly extremely useful and have practical applications in cleaning up griefed terrain, making buildings (and even 3D mazes!!), filling caves, adding a type of tree to a pre-existing biome, and much more. Unfortunately, a few crashes/bugs still exist, but this is an impressive mod with (hopefully) a bright future - Kudos to sbrl!
Standalone mod with similar functionality to xdecor's Ender Chest
Other than the particle effects (which are cool!) and recipe, this is a standalone copy of xdecor's Ender Chest. A lot of the code differs, but the functionality is the same. As a standalone mod, if you aren't using xdecor, this works pretty well.
Only a handful of textures included
Currently, on 11 textures are included. The textures are also in a highly conflicting style, sadly. This is not a usable pack yet. :(
Great texture pack for those who want to relive early minetest days! The Mese texture, in my opinion, is the most classic/iconic thing from these early textures.
Remix of some other texture packs
Sadly, the styles of this texture pack seem to conflict quite a lot. Some of the textures are slightly modified from minetest_game textures, some of them are slightly modified from PixelPerfection, and some of them are from Isabella II. In general, it feels like a mess of existing textures.
Excellent artistry by Gambit & renovation by jp
This is one of my favorite packs because of the aesthetically pleasing style and the consistency throughout the pack. It also gives a very nostalgic minetest feel, in my opinion, because of the old-style textures. Give it a try :)
Great for exploration and mob-implementation
This mod adds gigantic caverns and many biomes that are truly very interesting to explore and mine in. The crystal stalactites and stalagmites are my favorite thing about this mod. If you want to get to the top of any cave: it's going to take a while without fly mode :) The large caverns also prove to be awesome for mob-implementation: smaller caverns are hard to navigate for most mobs.
For smaller caverns and even more biomes, check out Hume2's mod Underground Challenge.
Logical mod that can be used to build or mine
These machines are fairly easy to figure out, and can be used to do almost anything: build complex walls, structures, mazes, roads, or railways, by building things with a delay or offset, dig uniquely shaped tunnels underground, cool lava or melt snow automatically, and a lot more. In general, this is one of the most intuitive machine mods that I have seen, where the user has incredible control over the machine they build.
One shortcoming is that the digtron inventory ejector is extremely laggy, and it's not clear how it can be dramatically optimized. Using pipeworks injectors for emptying the digtron inventory storages ends up being much nicer and reliable.
One of Sokomine's greatest works
A medieval-themed mod with a nice selection of stuff to build with. This has been used in countless servers by now and can be used to produce beautiful buildings.
There are a few complaints: For people that are used to working with the circular saw or mymillwork, the lack of interior corners on Sokomine's roof nodes can come as a dissapointment. Additionally, the anvil has several bugs (including a crash you can get quite often), and you can get the HUD element stuck on your HUD permanently (until you relog) if you try hard enough.
An incredible, severely underrated mod
This is one of the best building extensions I have seen, the shapes fit together wonderfully and are a great look on any build! This mod is also ancient and does not support a lot of mods, so I would reccomend that you add new materials with
More flexibility than i3
The way unified_inventory does things makes it a joy to work with for developers, while more modern inventories like i3 are flashy, but do not support as much and are harder to work with. Registerable buttons and fairly easy configuration make this mod very flexible, and add-ons like Unified Inventory Plus make crafting a charm.
As for criticism, Unified Inventory desperately needs a better sorting system, although VanessaE's newest one is pretty good - but it needs a bit larger support. A more modern look might also help a lot. Also, UI does not come with a good skins mod out of the box, you need to install something like u_skins to get a nice selection of skins.
WIP, but a great concept
I think this game has a good concept, but to continue the concept the game must go a long way.
Some of the machines are functional, as well as the cannons (very cool), but some could use better functionality and logic (and some of them are just decorative). The game is also severely lacking documentation, it isn't at all obvious what the player is supposed to do while waiting for a pirate ship to attack, for example. You can also just dig up your whole ship if you want to and you won't suffocate or anything. It looks like an implementation for oxygen generation and player reliance on oxygen was started, along with an airlock, but unfinished. There is not a game finish or goal (other than defending your ship) either, so far.
That said, the window for the game jam was small and I'm sure this mod has far to fly! I will be happy to update my review when that does happen :) I'm also a fan of the textures, which follow the style very well.
Hard game, but lacking some things
This game does seem to be fairly playable and interesting so I'm giving it an upvote, although with a lot of asterisks :) Gameplay is alright, but will get somewhat boring after a while as the map becomes somewhat repetitive. However, maybe this is supposed to be part of the experience. In general, players probably need to keep moving, as the newly generated areas will have more of the items that you need and less of the spiders. This game could probably use some documentation as well, as some things are unclear unless you experiment for quite a while, like for example how to fix a computer. The textures are fairly consistent and seem to follow the game's style well.
The spiders and eggs can be harvested by towering up on your favorite block just within reach of the eggs, then digging while the spiders below which may be protecting the eggs have no chance of hurting you. I'm not sure if this is a feature, or un-intended, but without this, the spiders are almost impossible to get away from. They seem to come in every direction with huge speed (faster than the player's typical walking speed?) and with no swords included in the game, and limited lighting, I'm not sure if this game is solve-able without that. A way to escape the spiders is to quickly make a lot of turns in the corridors, but you have to do this with sprint to keep out of their reach, which is quite expensive!
In short, this definitely has the workings of a good game, just needs some extra touches to make it enjoyable, as well as a proper ending.
Tough game, with strengths and shortcomings
A tough game - This seems playable, especially thanks to the COMP unit which is very helpful and helps document the game. But it's probably super hard for one person to beat this game- as noted in the OP, it seems like multiplayer is going to end up being more playable. Hence, perhaps a version suited more for singleplayer would be useful in the future.
One sad part for me is that the land is mostly barren and rather repetitive/boring: but personally I think the mapgen sort of makes up for that, as the mountains are really quite good.
A problem I noticed is that you can get the mobs stuck on your head - they'll spin around on top of your head without damaging you at all! I had maybe 5 of them on top of my head this way- a potential fix is making them have collisionboxes.
Also, gui_hb_bg.png is missing.
Some polishing needed
This appears to mostly be a game made up of existing mods, and the experience is fine, similar to other moon survival games, but it lacks a lot of documentation and polish to make things nice and unique from the other games. Not many new players are going to be able to take the oxygen tanks from the crate and put them into the air generator before they've already ran out of breath! And if you stand on top of your landing site marker - watch out, you're going to get trapped by the rocket when it shows up. A small bit of documentation would clear this up. Additionally, most of the items in the inventory are completely unobtainable the way the game is currently set up; and some things like mithril armor/mithril dust are erroneous, as they never appear in the game.
I look forward to how this game progresses and will be happy to change my review when things are improved! :)
Experience reminiscent of the Scott Adams ATARI Adventures
This game truly has a story-feel to it, and I think the textures are pretty much consistent; gives it a very sci-fi feel. The storyline is fairly well-done and has the potential of the best game submitted for the Jam, but it lacks a proper ending, in my opinion. I've put the following critique inside of a imgur image so that people who want to solve the game on their own won't be upset at my review ;)
[Potential spoilers, do not read ahead if you want to find things on your own]
In short, this is an great story game and has a bright future, but it needs a finished storyline that feels fulfilling and doesn't leave too many questions.
Tetris-like puzzle game with great scenery
A fantastic puzzle game, just wish there were more levels!
The work that Warr has put into the scenery and textures is beautiful, making the game enjoyable and solving the puzzles more than worth it. The gravity and 'bouncing' off walls is also a lot of fun.
The curve from easy puzzles to difficult puzzles was too fast though, in my opinion. If more levels were more gradually added working up to an ending, I believe it might be a little easier for a new player to learn the logic. However, this game is definitely completely playable and proved a somewhat short, but very fulfilling experience.
Very unique game
Fascinating experience that feels fairly complete: the attention to details in the mapgen is very nice and makes exploring interesting. The custom inventory and radar makes for a nice feel as well.
One huge problem is lag: This game is a monster for anyone's CPU. Items that you've dug will take a few seconds to appear in the inventory, lights take many seconds to place, etc.
The story also seems a little rushed, perhaps more elements to the story and a more fulfilling finish would be nice. The radar and inventory can also be quite confusing for a new player: a better explanation of it would be helpful. Other than that, this seems fun and playable.
Fun parkour-like game with a great story
This is a game that really feels complete! The storyline is great, the characters have varying personalities, the levels are well made, the textures are consistent, the sound effects, documentation, and texture effects are incredible - and best of all, it's quite fun!
The quality opening sequence is also something that I believe defines this game and makes you feel part of your own character. Well done, Wuzzy!
I wish that this game was longer, because it is really a joy to play (being a parkour fan myself :)). As mentioned, the slide controls are somewhat erratic and it takes a bit of experience: after a while, it becomes somewhat consistent if you use Shift (Sneak) in combination. It can also be somewhat confusing when you can use E to 'dash' and when you can't: on slopes, the dashing often doesn't work but (if you glitch? :)) it does work from time to time. On solid blocks, it usually always works in the right areas. If you get going downhill, you probably won't be able to stop yourself, as velocity increases like crazy.
EDIT: After finishing the game I have nothing but more praise for it: this is extremely well polished and has a wonderful ending that is amusing and proves a very difficult puzzle! This is my personal pick for the best game of the Jam. I enjoyed it immensely, thank you Wuzzy!
However, not enough scenery/immersiveness
An interesting puzzle game, but in my opinion, it's lacking a lot of details which would make solving the puzzle more enjoyable, like scenery and more custom items/textures which make puzzles perhaps a bit more challenging.
For what it's worth though, I love your games and can see this turning into something very good, hence why I struggled to put a no vote on this. I will be sure to update this review after the game jam when/if things are improved!
EDIT: I've decided to change from -1 to +1 for this mod, because there's really no reason why I wouldn't reccomend this game: the puzzles are interesting and creative. My criticism still applies, but after getting a better idea for how the ratings work, it doesn't make sense for me to have a no vote here.
A degree of realism to this game: The 4 nodes included in the mapgen are pretty similar to what you'd find on the moon in real life. This works well as a short collection game, but isn't really interesting. The title is sort of false advertising, as there is no secret to find :) In the future, it would be interesting to incorporate more elements so that the game is playable for longer.
Additionally, there is currently a crash you can make by clicking the jackhammer on many nodes very quickly.
Good idea, but not enough content
Feels like it is missing a lot so far. For an exploration game, it feels like there needs to be quite a lot going on: in this case, there is only 10 or so mapgen nodes, and no mobs to interact with. I could see this game going far though, especially if it could go somewhere similar to Loria (with advanced mapgen and crafting/survival mechanics), but with these tiny planets instead. :)