I Wanna Be The Needlecaster

Creator: Verve

Average Rating
7.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
54.0 / 100
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6 Reviews:

Cool game, I'm always a fan of giving the player additional abilities. I would love to see a full-sized adventure game with this as the primary mechanic, good stuff.

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Rating: 8.8 88       Difficulty: 60 60
Feb 4, 2022
I'm still wondering how I didn't see it or even never heard of it before.
Needlecaster is a cool short needle game including spells you can use to either modify how things work or mess with movements. It's really cool and it has a pretty good implementation, but if like me you are shit at multitasking then using a spell can become hell, especially near the end where you have multiple ones to remember. Still a very enjoyable game.

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Rating: 8.1 81       Difficulty: 52 52
Jun 3, 2022
Needlecaster is a gimmick needle game made by Verve in about 24 hours for the first I Wanna Game Jam. It features a gimmick where pressing the shoot button will prompt you to cast a spell. Inputting 3 directions will cause the player to cast spells that help them get through the game. The further you go, the more spells you unlock,

At the start this gimmick is very fun, but it quickly becomes a sort of situation where there are too many spells to keep track of. There are multiple solutions to solving some screens, but some of those solutions are much harder to execute than others. While each screen did something unique, by the end it became too much for me to handle and I unfortunately got upset at something I otherwise would recommend wholeheartedly. Too many cooks in the kitchen with this gimmick.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 50 50
Jan 31, 2022
Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Pathing_Puzzle
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: N/A
Feb 1, 2022
Tagged as: Needle Gimmick IWGameJamVolume1
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Jan 31, 2022