Witch Sisters' Sugary Dreams

A game inspired by classic arcade titles in which you take control of sisters Keet Keet & Kat Kat to recover the candy stolen by the evil Fersu Fersu.
Un juego inspirado por títulos clásicos de arcade en el que tomás control de las hermanas brujas Keet y Kat para recuperar los caramelos robados por la malvada Fersu.

WARNING: EXPERIMENTAL WEB BUILD! Please download the game for a more stable experience.
Advertencia: ¡LA VERSIÓN WEB ES EXPERIMENTAL! Por favor descargá el juego para una experiencia más estable.

✨ Features:

🍬 Absorb enemies into your spells and chain combos to gain incredible amounts of candy!
¡Absorbé enemigos en tus hechizos y formá combos para conseguir increíbles cantidades de caramelos!
🍭 40-ish levels, including a boss fight and multiple kinds of enemies!
¡40 niveles (o casi), incluyendo un jefe final y multiples tipos de enemigos!
🍫 Play with a friend in local co-op!
¡Jugá con alguien más en multijugador local!
🍰 Compete to get the highest score!
¡Competí para obtener el mejor puntaje!
🍩 Gamepad support and input mapping!
¡Soporte para gamepad y mapeo de controles!
🔊 BEEPS and BOOPS!
¡Soniditos de fichines!
🎃 And MORE! (though not much, it's a small game)
¡Y mucho más! (aunque no tanto, es un jueguito chiquito)

⭐️ Download includes an instruction manual ⭐️

La descarga incluye un manual de instrucciones.

But don't take my word for it, here are what other people are saying about WSSD:
Testimonios (en inglés):

That's how you know that a game is good! :D
— Duck-Made Pixels (@DuckMadePixels) June 16, 2020

In response to the game having ducks.

se ve increible! 🎉
— Strangewire (@strangewire) June 12, 2020

Gamasutra featured blogger and fellow game developer friend.

Just played the first few levels, and I love the way you use the enemies to make points. This is really clever, and fun!
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) June 20, 2020

Having guilt-tripped Rami Ismail, 50% of Vlambeer into playing the game.

I'LL KEEP SCREAMING TO THE VOID THE WHOLE WEEK IF IT MEANS ONE MORE PERSON CAN ENJOY MY GAME
— Andy (@remruts) June 17, 2020

The developer, after going insane.

🕹 Default Controls:
Controles por defecto:

Player 1

1 - insert coin
1- insertar moneda
e - start / pause
e - empezar el juego / pausa
wasd - move player/spell
wasd - mover al personaje/hechizo
f - cast spell
f - lanzar hechizo
g - run 
g - correr

Player 2

2 - insert coin
2 - insertar moneda
Enter - start / pause
Enter - empezar el juego / pausa
Arrows - move player/spell
Flechitas - mover al personaje/hechizo
k - cast spell
k - lanzar hechizo
j - run
j - correr

📓 Notes:
Notas:

- The game starts on windowed mode. Press F11 to switch to fullscreen or scale the window to your liking.
- El juego empieza en una ventana sin maximizar. Para pasar a pantalla completa, presioná F11.
- Press F1 in the title screen for options.
- Presioná F1 en la pantalla de inicio para acceder a las opciones (donde se puede cambiar el idioma del juego a Español).
- Read the manual for further information.
- Leé el manual para más información.

Consider making a donation if you liked the game! ✨
Considerá hacer una donación si te gustó el juego :)

Updated 23 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
(3)
Authorremruts
GenreAction
Made withGodot
TagsArcade, Co-op, Cute, Local multiplayer, Pixel Art
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Latin America
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

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Witch Sisters' Sugary Dreams (Mac) v1.2.1 22 MB
Witch Sisters' Sugary Dreams (Windows 32-bit) v1.2.1 20 MB

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This is so ridiculously good! I am uncovering more gameplay tricks and depth each time I play. Seriously well done! Gives me that classic Taito/MTJ vibe, too, which is the cherry on the cake. Love it! Release it on Switch.

Hey, thanks for the kind words. I don't even have the money for a Steam port, so I'm not sure a Switch one would be possible right now. Plus, I'd like to explore other game ideas. But who knows? Maybe in the future I'll remake this for a Nintendo console. That'd be nice.

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Made a video


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Thanks! You may not know it, but this is really good feedback.
The timer stops when a spell absorbs the last enemy, so that you don't feel cheated if time runs out after you defeated all enemies.
I didn't even know that enemies killed you if they landed on top of you! I'm going to call that bug a feature. 
You also made me realize some animations were broken by the last build. I'm uploading a small fix now.

Hope you liked it!

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Happy our video could help, so the timer wasn't just really slow or something it was to keep the player from losing in a cheap way, thought the enemies landing on the player was just to add more difficulty to the game, and yeah we enjoyed it.

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Loved the game so much! It's really fun and charming. 8yo me would have played the hell out of this in the good old NES!

If you don't mind, I wanted to ask you some questions (and maybe make some comments) about the design... Not in the way of 'unsolicited advice', mind you.

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Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. Please, go ahead. I appreciate the feedback :)

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Great then!

1. I think this kind of game would really benefit of having a web build. But, now that I think of it, maybe you used the C# option for Godot and didn't have that one available. I say this because all of my prototypes and demos got a significant boost in visits when I ported them.

2. The controls feel really smooth! One thing that came to my mind, though, was "why is everything on a grid and my movement isn't?". Have you tried that version (movement on one direction at a time)? If so, why have you settled for the 360° one?

3. My favorite monster is the thief mouse. It's a pretty complex enemy to fight, but it's really easy to understand. It provides tension and fun in the right amounts.

4. Loved the little flamey guys too! The time constraint that these guys put on the player puts a bit of spice to each level they are in. The thing about them is that, once they breed too much, you instantly lose; there's a certain threshold where nothing more can be done to handle them. Or, at least that was my perception. Maybe you could limit the total amount of flameys (or even total enemies) that are on screen at any given time? That way you can fine tune that number, have more control over it, and provide a more forgiving experience (i.e. "really hard but not impossible"). If that's how it works already, then I'm a moron and didn't notice that. Sorry, hahaha.

5. Great palette selection, btw. Reminds me of the one that pico-8 uses. Sharp contrast, distinctive shades.

6. I'd love to have the current play mode as a "Casual Mode", and then another one that limits the amount of credits you have, kinda like an "Arcade Mode". Again, if that's already available, then I'm twice a moron.

7. This is just being picky, but when you "detonate" enemies, the sound they all make overlaps with each other. You could either make them interrupt one another when playing the same type of sound, or maybe you could have like a pool of similar sounds that can be played at the same time (which was my approach for our GGJ2020 little game). Just my two cents!

I know that getting the "modern retro" feel can be pretty difficult and exhausting, but I hope you had a great time making it because I had a great one playing it.

Cheers!

Sorry for the delayed answer!

  1. I considered this, but ultimately decided against it. Although I'm not really sure now why. I think I like the idea of people having a small app with an icon and the little manual. I'll try making a web build some time in the near future. I didn't use C#, so it's not really a technical problem.
  2. Heh, this was on purpose. It was kind of a compromise. I like the *look* of things on a grid, but I don't really like moving along one. Even 8-way movement would've felt a bit clunky for my tastes. I wanted the movement to feel responsive and FAST, somewhat akin to top-down Zeldas. That was all nice and well, but I had a problem: I wanted the spell to move like snake! So it HAD to be on a grid. That's why I say it was a compromise.
  3. Lupin, the mouse thief, is one of the first enemies I came up with. I wanted the player to think "Hey! That guy is stealing my candy!" and rush over to beat them and then get killed for not paying attention to their own surroundings.
  4. Ah, yes, the Flam Fams... I did put a limit on how many can be on screen, but it may still be too large a number. Buggies (the ducks) won't spawn enemies either past this limit. A good strategy to counter Flam Fams if you get overwhelmed is to get rid of the candy as fast as possible, 'cause they can't spawn without touching them. But in general, you'd like to avoid this situation in the first place.
  5.  Although there *is* a global palette, I try not to limit myself to it that much and add colors accordingly. I also try to reuse them as much as I can. Enemies have their own palettes and the only general rule is to have < 4 colors (counting black), but I break this too once or twice.
  6.  About the "Arcade Mode", it was originally going to be that. I mean, I wanted to have a game for when (if?) I eventually build an arcade cabinet. The idea of limitless credits was taken from (I think) PS2 versions of the Metal Slug games. So no, it's not implemented. You'll notice though that if you "continue", you'll lose your score. And even if it was a high score, it won't be saved in the high score table.
  7. Hmm, they don't? I must have overlooked that. I wanted to have them interrupt one another, and that's why sfxs are all on the same bus. I'll check it out.

Thank you for the kind words, your interest and feedback! I had fun working on this, but eventually wanted to move on and have it released, so sorry for the missing features and general lack of UX. I may add the "Arcade Mode" and some more features in the future, when I have the time to do so!

And also, thank you for playing :)

PS: Not that they add much to the game, but there are two secrets, the hints being on the manual.

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Cute!

Thanks! :)