Submission for GMTK Jam 2021. Theme: Joined Together
Submission for MiniJam 82: Theme: Doodle, Limitation: Only one room



Content: Do you despise playing scrabble with others? The feeling that everyone knows more words than you? Well, now this time is over. Obgoose is a singleplayer non-competitive scrabble-like game where no one will ever know when you are obtuse.

Explanation:
1. Why am I a goose? Honk!
Move by using the arrow keys.
2. My goal?
Join letter tiles and form words.
3. What about the points?
You score a point, if you are using all letters and build a connected crossword of valid words.
4. The letter tile is in an unreachable position?
Push it out of the screen. It will reappear.
5. I got too many bad letters?
Push one letter tile into the well. It will punish you by giving two letter tiles back.

Controls: Arrows and Mouse, CTRL + Z for undo

Idea, art and programming: dunkelgrau
Music: azix
Sound: CC0 assets from https://opengameart.org/
Fonts: DigitalDisco (https://www.dafont.com/digital-disco.font)

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obgoose-windows.zip 40 MB
Version 5 Jun 21, 2021
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Version 2 Jun 21, 2021
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obgoose-linux.zip 47 MB
Version 5 Jun 21, 2021
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obgoose-android.apk 46 MB

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Oh, and if this game is still in development, please improve the performance on * tiles, or give the option to play without them. These are really annoying when the field is getting full.

You know what would be cool? A dictionary where I can look up what that word means that I just spelt accidentally^^

Maybe also a list of words I've already spelt, or a list of all available words with spelt words highlighted. That would also make it a collecting game!

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A few suggestions;

  1. Maybe a special word (dunno what to call it) where there's a random word that's longer than 5 letters that gives you double points if you make it and it randomizes each time you get it. This would help with deciding what words to use.
  2. Make the undo button z not ctrl+z
  3. I think it'd be cool if the player moves off side of the map they should be put into a random spot (like the letters)
  4. A child friendly mode (no swear words
  5. The English dictionary has some weird words that may be acronyms, for example (ra, lp, sd, cg, ii, don, ira, mese)

I agree! Also, if someone can't use arrow keys, allowing wasd or numpad would be helpful

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Is it the Spanish version? Nice to see it in another language. :) Is it a good dictionary?

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music is epic

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this kinda reminds me of baba is you

Pretty much the same mechanics as baba is you

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I got all the swear words :)

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this needs to be a speedrun

Please add an undo button!!!!

I love this game so much and i got to 35 with over 7 minutes remaining but I kept accidentally closing gaps and squishing together things that should not go together

and couldn't fix it without essentially redoing everything and it go too frustrating :( 

I try to add an undo button. Let's see how easy it will be. ;)

Undo is now here. :) Press CTRL + Z and your mistakes are gone.

its cool the game but is very stressfull for me lol

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Wow this game is AMAZING! I got a high score of 29 and I felt pretty good until I saw someone got 75 :(. I love (and kinda hate) how as the game goes on getting new pieces and changing out pieces gets more risky because you might have them in between your words and you have to spend 3 minutes getting everything back to where it was before. The art gives off a lot of BaBa is You vibes. One thing that's could be better is the L/I and the R/A, they look really similar and got annoying sometimes.

PS. I never knew my vocabulary was sooo bad

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this game is great pls make more dictionarys :)

In the next version there will be a Spanish and a Portuguese dictionary. Are you looking for a specific language?

WOW PORTUGUESE <3 

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i wish you could pull blocks too by holding a button or something, cuz occasionally i'll accidentally push something and its pretty much impossible to fix

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The graphics remind me a lot of Baba Is You

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really awesome game, would love an untimed "zen" mode that just lets you go on as long as you please

Wish granted (for the post jam version) ;)

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really? thank you so much! super excited for it

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This is super fun! My high score is 14.

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I have the game open just to listen to that magnificent track.

Suspicious... But I will pass the feedback to the musician. ;)

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cool game. I like taking scrabbling words as a base mechanic. The baba is you inspiration is very on the nose - but it suits the style well. Music is well executed but gets pretty repetitive after a while.

UX lacks a bit of response to player interaction - but the game as a whole is pretty neat. :)

Hey I'm really struggling to understand this. I've been spelling words but got 0 score.

I figured the red box is meant to indicate words but I got the red box for "fea and nh" but not fear, she or year?


Hey Brandon JS Lea,

thanks for playing. It's the other way around: Red box indicates a letter combination that is not a true word. If there is no box it's a valid word.

You get points when you manage to place every letter into a (connected) crossword.

You can see some examples and further information in the tutorial.

Hope that helps. :)

That did help me, I also got confused by this.