I wanna Take the Tutorial

Creator: DatDairyDude

Average Rating
6.1 / 10
Average Difficulty
50.5 / 100
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Adventure (1) Needle (2) Avoidance (2) Gimmick (2) Boss (1) Visual_Challenge (1) Tutorial (1)

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Creator's Comments:

DatDairyDude [Creator]
DatCreatorDude.

First, writing isn't my specialty, so this may confuse you. I happy to see that it got rated as at least mediocre. Considering I'm sure the visuals alone downgrade it at least 3 stars.

Since this game did garner a review, I suppose I'll give my thoughts on it and what I was going for and why it didn't work the way I wanted to. Which is make a small challenge for new players while still making it interesting enough for experienced players to have fun. (Thus why just about everything is synced to be able to go fast, but more difficult, but still slower and easy for new players). Additoinally, I wanted newer players to learn to look before blindly jumping, like I like (but also hate) seem to do way to often and frustrate myself for no reason.

Gameplay:

My extreme lack of self-confidence and self-esteem allowed me to think the difficulty was fine and I was just a worthless dumbass for any deaths during testing. I figured anyone new would probably play as well as me or better, despite the fact I'm at least mediocre enough to get the bad end speed run achievement in NANG (despite minimum 3 full tries after beating all endings and playing each stage multiple times at the end of true end. Additionally dying about 6000 times less than Stinky and another streamer mentioned on first playthrough of the original (about 3K-4K deaths for me).

I watched my friend play stage one, and the difficulty was exactly where I wanted it, but the difficulty curved up much faster than I anticipated and I was too impatient to wait for a 50+hr work week and new father to find time to finish the whole game. Therefore, it got released under the presumptions posted above. Watching Geezer play, and Fate's and Para's rating made me realize that it gets WAY too difficult for a new player, even after the numerous nerfs from the original I posted in Discord. I figured a player of Geezers ability wouldn't die more than 15-20 times, with most those being from maybe sneezing or grabbing a drink. Granted I made and tested everything excessively, but I'm able to beat the game in about the same amount of time he did.

Visuals: Aesthetics have never been my strength. I wore flip flops to my college graduation in the D.C. area without a second thought. I was the only one in flip flops. I didn't care though because I was comfortable. I knew stage 1, 5, and maybe stage 2 were bad, but was hoping the rest was at least passable. Clearly it wasn't.
The original in discord had classic spikes, but something about the way people received it made me want to make colorful spikes. I have no idea what I'm doing in code and drawing, so just made simple colors in paint.net with noise. At least half the stages I would have preferred just the original spikes, but spent too much time painting each pixel, then having to find and erase each pixel when 2-block tricks wouldn't work. Since the initial beta in Discord received so much hate, I got sick of spending time on the game after changing the spikes, as that wasn't going to fix anything, just maybe hide it. The tileset on most stages didn't seem to fit with any color spikes, other than classic in the first place, so it was doomed to fail visually, but I just gave up on that.

I don't regret green and red though. A very Christmas feel to green and red, so that brings me joy. I defintely regret spikes blending in the background, because that's always stupid. But like I said, after trying to not make that happen, I just gave up since I knew it was crap anyway. I also hated the vines on the grass from the Mt. Koltz tileset blending in, but that I don't regret that as much as it kind of fits in with the theme of look before you move.
Final Thoughts: If anyone can learn something from this game, etc then I don't regret making it. Especially if someone can take my concept and improve on it. Fangames were significantly more fun once I learned the strategies I give in this game, so that is why I made it. To try and improve the quality of play for newer players. Reasons listed above are why I failed so miserably at it.

More reasons probably, but my heads hurts too much so I'm going to stop here. I wish I could re-release an easier version, but with how bad the visuals ended up being, it wouldn't be worth it. I also deleted everything fangame related of my computer in a state of realization that I shouldn't be playing frustrating games, so the gamemaker file is gone anyway.

I encourage someone to do better than I did at the same concept though. I think it would be a very good thing since everyone seems to want your community to grow. Steal anything from my game you want. Someone with my bad writing skills, no knowledge of code before starting something like this, and my health issue shouldn't have been the person to make a game like this in the first place. My friend (who died 70+ times when I showed him the first IWBTG years ago without ever getting past the first screen and quitting) did very much enjoy what he played. He isn't knowledgeable enough of good visuals like the rest of the community to realize mine were bad, so that helps too, haha.

Dairy out!

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Nov 11, 2016

6 Reviews:

Wolsk
This "tutorial" game is definitely not for beginners. It starts out teaching simple mechanics and ideas without much in the way of challenge, but it quickly ramps up and does not stop getting more difficult. As it progresses, more mechanics are taught like vines, jump refreshers, conveyors, and gravity flipping, but it never introduces them in simple ways which would leave any player who's actually new very lost and confused. It's quite long and has a lot of enjoyable platforming, but it suffers from not knowing the target audience well which makes it a bad game for beginner players. It also has visual issues in several stages, primarily the vine stage and the platforms stage, where you may struggle to tell what is a vine or a spike for example. There's also one stage where all of the text is green on a red background which can be pretty painful to look at (or just colorblind-unfriendly).

Warning: if you're stupid, you can softlock at the end of the gravity flipping stage by entering a warp upside-down.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Avoidance Gimmick Visual_Challenge Tutorial
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 59 59
Aug 31, 2020
omega2020
I really enjoyed grinding through this game. The music selection was good. The stages were decent. I def. don't think this is for beginners but this was a really well made game. No traps. Just needle and gimmicks. 2 Bosses in between with an extra on needle practice at the end. I wish the game lasted longer. Would recommend.

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 55 55
Mar 4, 2021
Fate
first things first.. despite the author's tone and intentions, if you are an actual beginner, you probably shouldn't get this game. it's not easy!
but there's still other aspects of the game to be reviewed!

it has a lot of content, with 8 fairly lengthy stages and 2 bosses.
each stage has a different gimmick, and the level design is quite interesting at times. at a lot of points the author is giving you random information and talking you through setups for the more "standard" jumps, which is cool but makes you wonder why he's doing it since there's often a lot of much harder stuff around these jumps.
song choices are also mostly very good. so far so good!

however, there are two main issues that really ruin the game.
there are a lot of very obnoxious minispikes in all stages, which only purpose seem to be to inflate the difficulty. maybe if they were removed the game could actually be played by the target audience?
but what really breaks this game.. are the visuals. i'd give it a negative rating since it's worse than having the default tilesets.
it's not that the graphical assets are bad, but the author manages to combine things in such a way that in almost every stage there are spikes and other things blending with the background. in the vine stage, you actually have to look closely to know if there is a vine in a block or not!

all in all, the game has potential but in its current state it's not very enjoyable, because these two bad points really hurt the experience.
the author shows some potential, so i hope he takes care of these points in his next releases!

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Rating: 4.4 44       Difficulty: 48 48
Nov 11, 2016
Paragus
It's a classical example of not knowing when to end the game. Maybe for newer players, this game could serve as a good interactive tool to teach people some of the tricks and mechanics of fangames. It's very wordy with a lot of walls of text that are very frequent. The visuals in general are not good. There reaches a point where you fight a boss, which would have been the ideal place to conclude the game, but instead it continues going and goes from being a tutorial game into a mediocre fangame that outstays its welcome.

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Rating: 5.0 50       Difficulty: 40 40
Nov 10, 2016
TheChiekurs
Tagged as: Avoidance
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Aug 7, 2020