Making Window Washing Fun - Kajam (Game Jam Devlog)

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Comments • 71

  • Patrick Carter
    Patrick Carter 6 months ago +220

    "It doesn't require me to stare at walls of text and write a ton of syntax" -while staring at a wall of text and inputting fields that are basically syntax. Come on Vim! You're one of us!

    • Domedin
      Domedin 2 months ago

      idk I enjoy having a superiority over construct users as I'm a unity user.

    • Ruzco
      Ruzco 6 months ago +11

      ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

  • Sid Fish
    Sid Fish 6 months ago +81

    “Good Clean Fun” would have also been a great name for the game!

  • Rylee Ferguson
    Rylee Ferguson 6 months ago +35

    This could work really well in a multiplayer environment where one person/team cleans and the other person/team has to "re-dirty" them.
    The winner/s are the team with the highest number of windows (either clean or dirty depending on their goal)

    • Eastonarts
      Eastonarts Month ago

      And they can get powerups to deter the other team, there can be multiple rounds and more starting time, and if they run into each other they get stunned !!!

    • Jinjeo Eil
      Jinjeo Eil 5 months ago +9

      Splatoon: Window Edition

  • Villains
    Villains 6 months ago +25

    This game feels great! So is yet another Vimlark's gamejam devlog. You made big progress especially in terms of not overscoping projects. Practice makes perfect :)

  • Lotek Nomad
    Lotek Nomad 6 months ago +53

    Easter eggs are awesome! Would strongly encourage you to include them in future games as time allows :) One of your cleanest games to date. (no pun intended.) Really fun to see your process and skills continue to improve from one jam to the next.

    • James Dreger
      James Dreger 6 months ago +4

      Needs to have an effect if it's done on purpose, though. For instance, if you found this one, it would be cool if when you fell out of the world, you fell into a subway underneath or something and found an exit back up top (maybe add some time so you could do it during a run, too).

  • GoldenEvolution
    GoldenEvolution 6 months ago +24

    Dang those windows are really dirty. I don't even want to know what happened that they ended up this dirty. I love your interpretation of the theme and it looks like a really fun game to play. I personally would have loved some randomness, like wind for example, but you can't please everyone I guess hahaha. Great video as always!

    • KotCR
      KotCR 6 months ago

      A monster attack.
      Would have been a cool bait and switch if there was an intro that suggested you'd be using Giant Mech to fight Massive Monsters (which I expect alot of people who entered the game jam did, considering the theme), only for the monster and mech to stomp away and the camera to pan to your window cleaner and let you know what YOU'D actually be doing lol.

  • basbobby
    basbobby 6 months ago +4

    This game is awesome, I loved the forgotten jump pad.

  • Fatslam
    Fatslam 6 months ago +5

    I was so suprised to see my own jam submission be the first game on screen ':D
    Great and informative video as always Vimlark!

  • Jesse J Burton
    Jesse J Burton 6 months ago +5

    Such a cool concept! And amazingly executed as always :) Love the art. Super nice retro feel!

  • Evan Lerch Real Estate
    Evan Lerch Real Estate 6 months ago +2

    Just gotta say this games art look so good! Super impressed with how it looks in such a short amount of time!

  • TaelsDaFoox
    TaelsDaFoox 6 months ago +4

    Would be cool if you had the opening shot of the building be in 3D using C3's new 3D Camera, with the camera slowly panning down from the bottom all the way to the top. wouldn't be too hard to just texture a 3D shape with the window layout, add some extra objects for the ledges, and then just seamlessly switching to a 2D layout once the camera gets to the top. would probably take a while, but would be super cool!

  • Darci Fitzpatrick
    Darci Fitzpatrick 6 months ago +2

    I really enjoyed this vid. Would love to see the outcome of your game jam games.

  • Orange
    Orange 6 months ago

    Love your vids, love stopping by the stream every once in a while, wish I had the time and effort to make these kinds of games.

  • C the trick shooter
    C the trick shooter 6 months ago +1

    Great vid! Watching your videos is like a daily routine now for me. Also, I just started game dev like 2 weeks ago on construct and you were one of my main inspirations!

  • Louis Denizet
    Louis Denizet 6 months ago

    One of your best games imo, great design and looks amazing to play!

  • Soda-Kun
    Soda-Kun 6 months ago

    id love to see youtubers trying to get as high a score as possible, or speedrun like challenges, especially since the game is so visually satisfying!

  • Jeferson Shin
    Jeferson Shin 6 months ago

    An awesome game as always :)
    Good to see you getting back to the game dev

  • DolphinDev
    DolphinDev 6 months ago +1

    Awesome idea for the game Vimlark! A quick question, when is the next update video coming out for MWG? 👀

  • Xanderwood
    Xanderwood 6 months ago

    What a wonderfully unique idea. I like how you keep adding more and more functionality to the game as you go. The fall speed condition is a genius idea 👍

  • Adrian
    Adrian 6 months ago

    I always enjoy your game jam videos and seeing how your games come together and I don't know why but this one just really put a smile on my face. I think its because recently I've been trying to make my own game and struggling with everything that comes with the process, so seeing you develop this game and seeing how it well it turned out just really made me happy for you.

  • Garima Sharma
    Garima Sharma 6 months ago

    There's only one difference between vim and me that is, I madly love programming!

  • ジャイ子
    ジャイ子 6 months ago +1

    Amazing game as always Vimlark!

  • GoldenEvolution
    GoldenEvolution 6 months ago +6

    Another video so soon again? The gods have blessed us.

    • Mr.DarkEssense
      Mr.DarkEssense 6 months ago

      He. That is pepoles prais and magic of a break

  • Mae
    Mae 6 months ago +1

    I think you really nailed this one. The looks, the sound, the theme, the polish it's all there! It actually looks like a fun little mobile game.

  • MrDaveDev
    MrDaveDev 6 months ago

    It was fun participating in that jam, and I 100% definitely obviously won!

  • Seamuskills
    Seamuskills 6 months ago

    I wanted to participate so bad but school got the best of me, I love replit and use it all the time for js coding!

  • hizoka andou
    hizoka andou 4 months ago

    I like your thinking process, you made everything possible to stick to the scope and make everything as efficient as possible. It looks like a good recipe for success in game jams and other time / budget limited projects. I also played the game, very good indeed. I will follow this channel from now on, great job Sir.

  • Skeffles
    Skeffles 5 months ago

    Brilliant idea for the jam!

  • Ed.Studio
    Ed.Studio 6 months ago +1

    This game is a candidate to be a cabinet in somene's game room all by itself

  • Gubbin_Malarkies
    Gubbin_Malarkies 2 months ago

    You should made like a slingshot so the player could choose where to drop from

  • Mr.DarkEssense
    Mr.DarkEssense 6 months ago

    You are making games really good and i can't thats why i want to be a gamedeveloper as good as you. Thanks for inspiring me

  • Bunnystick
    Bunnystick 6 months ago

    Vimdad is the gamjam king.
    Long live the king!

  • Simo Todorov
    Simo Todorov 6 months ago

    Any plans on sticking on a single long term project again? Game jams are fun and all, but I cant really be emotionally attached to any of them for more than the 15 minutes of the video. Following the design process of something bigger feels much more rewarding.

  • Helper Wesley
    Helper Wesley 6 months ago +3

    Cool video. 👍

  • Roasting Nerd
    Roasting Nerd 6 months ago

    Ideas in the game:
    * Big windows, it would give it more asymetry and breaks the monotonous and repetetive gameplay. The levels can be accessed after getting a certain amount of points.
    * Levels with unique buildings, for example the first level would be the building in the video, the next one would be an unstable and snake like building, and so on. The last building can be a dictator's mansion and you're an agent, or even a an alien mother ship where it's in the sky.
    * Multiple playable characters, make other playable characters with different cleaning techniques, I thought of a scrubbing guy (the one in the video), a sprayer girl that shoots soapy water spheres and is the ranged character, and a dog that had a jetpack that moves faster, unfortunately he doesn't have a parachute so you need to use the jetpack to go up again.
    That's all I can think of, for now.

  • Marko
    Marko 6 months ago

    Really awesome game, I took part in the jam but unfortunately didn't publish my game(no it's not cause it was unfinished or overscoped) I just kinda lost faith in my project and just quit the jam. And this is like 5th time in a row or so I did this. IDK what I am doing wrong but as soon as the jam is about to end I just quit cause I think the game isn't perfect enough or I assume that I could have done it better. Any suggestions on how I should proceed without abandoning games like that would help alot...

  • maximo gallardo
    maximo gallardo 2 months ago

    Vimlark i love your channel but one criticism i have is that most of your game jam games dont have anything to do with the theme, just a reminder to think of mechanics and not superficial stuff like being in a building lol

  • ViridianTelamon
    ViridianTelamon 6 months ago

    Amazing Video!

  • Goldenseat Gaming
    Goldenseat Gaming 6 months ago

    I love the game

  • Megaline
    Megaline 6 months ago

    Is it just me or is this the same concept as Fix It Felix in Wreck it Ralph

  • YellowJacket20
    YellowJacket20 6 months ago

    I was really hoping that ‘Brock and The Glock’ at 12:57 was a reference but sadly it’s just a coincidence

  • \ MGilbas /
    \ MGilbas / 6 months ago

    Madeline window cleaning service.

  • Milosz Baczak
    Milosz Baczak 6 months ago

    I remember when replit used to be called repl.

  • djblast101
    djblast101 5 months ago

    " i don't think it's possible"..... challenge accepted

  • Vaibhav Shewale
    Vaibhav Shewale 6 months ago +1

    never hear about replit, it souds cool!

  • Dylan Turner
    Dylan Turner 6 months ago

    I may be wrong, but think it's pronounced as 2 words, "repl it," as in use a REPL for your code. REPL it

  • Bluebean
    Bluebean 6 months ago

    Nice!!

  • Mask.
    Mask. 6 months ago

    vim, huh?
    so i guess your name is "vi improved"

  • eboatwright
    eboatwright 6 months ago

    Cool :D

  • GameWave
    GameWave 6 months ago

    I like the idea but I really can't look at the gameplay to long because my eyes really hurt (don't know why....)

  • The Sapphire Starship
    The Sapphire Starship 6 months ago

    I see my stream avatar! 4:30 :D

  • Trum Trum
    Trum Trum 5 months ago

    Eye Toy made window washing fun

  • QPK Studios
    QPK Studios 5 months ago

    Omg…bro I had an idea just like this, we’re you window wash, but like it’s in a murdere house…I thought of this before this video came out, do I have your permission to make that game and still release it, it will be different still

  • its ME
    its ME 6 months ago

    nice ;D

  • Jaycie Robinson
    Jaycie Robinson 6 months ago

    Found a glitch: If you dash into an elevator, once it gets to the top, you can't get out.

  • Champion Music
    Champion Music 6 months ago

    Mojang confirmed!?!?!111

  • Swims tzerland
    Swims tzerland 6 months ago

    ♥️

  • Getoutofmyway Xavia
    Getoutofmyway Xavia 6 months ago

    ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀғᴜʟ 😍💋😘

  • bog_champ
    bog_champ 5 months ago

    why you no try use the godot game engine (or you cant do that)

  • Ultimate Zoomer
    Ultimate Zoomer 4 months ago

    Literally fix it felix bro

  • Zirdman
    Zirdman 6 months ago

    Hello again
    here is YOUR favorite latvian financial aid here :)

  • JayToast
    JayToast 6 months ago

    hi vim :D

  • AdventureMase
    AdventureMase 6 months ago

    good vid!
    (second lets go)

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