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Help! Oculus Go game beta testing needed

TruthveyorTruthveyor Posts: 56 Oculus Start Member
edited March 14 in Oculus Go
Hi, can you test my new game?  For free, of course.

It is in beta, and I need testers to give me feedback.

Game Title:  HOPPY ANIMALS

Trailer:


Game Description:  Hoppy Animals is a third person platformer game (a bit like Super Mario) set in a remarkably stunning and explorable 3D candy world (a bit like the candy world in the movie Wreck-It Ralph). Characters can run, jump, attack and talk (voiced over).

You can control with touchpad, gamepad, or Gear VR/Oculus Go Controller. It should work for both Gear VR and Oculus Go.

If you are interested, please send me a message.

Tony


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  • Robbin12392Robbin12392 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I'm interested! Add me, please.
  • lilpp187lilpp187 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Add me 

  • technotictechnotic Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Not sure it's my kind of thing, but i'm willing to beta and give you feedback. I've done old school beta testing for biggies, so I'm sure I can provide you the right kind of objective feedback.
  • skuzelskuzel Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Please add me
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,566 Valuable Player
    Sure, I'd be happy to give it a go!  I've got a gamepad I can try with it, too.
    Anxiously awaiting the Rift-S.
  • TruthveyorTruthveyor Posts: 56 Oculus Start Member
    @technotic , @skuzel , @CrashFu

    I've just send you the Keys to the Hoppy Animals game.  By the way, I've the trailer for the game now, too.


  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,566 Valuable Player
    Key redeemed!  I'll give it a try as soon as I get the chance.

    Nice trailer, by the way!  It really gives off some Rare / Insomniac  platformer vibes. ;)
    Anxiously awaiting the Rift-S.
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,566 Valuable Player
    Sorry for the wait @Truthveyor  ,  I've now played with both the Go controller and with a Gamepad, so here's my feedback so far, in no particular order.

    Go controller:  Using it like a joystick is pretty intuitive!  However it seems like the characters can only either stand still or go their full movement speed when using this control method  (noticed that slower, walking-speed is possible with gamepad)   and that can make it easy to run off ledges.  So I recommend making it so that a few different speeds of movement are possible, determined by how far the controller is tilted.

    I wonder if you might also be able to squeeze a couple more input functions onto the Go controller, assigned to clicking particular sides of the thumbpad, instead of just using the whole thing as a single button?

    A notable advantage to playing with gamepad is being able to move around without automatically resetting the camera afterwards.  I wonder if it would be better for the Go Controller mode if you had to give the thumbpad a quick tap to reset camera, instead of it happening as soon as you let go, after moving?   You could maybe try a toggle for that, in the options.

    Some way to adjust camera height would be a big improvement. The default level is nice for setting the scale of the world, but it makes it very hard to do some of the platforming sessions, and I often find myself setting the camera perpindicular to the jump I'm making, just so I can judge the distance more easily.  Maybe clicking the top/front and bottom/back  corners of the thumbpad could raise and lower the camera from wherever its current position is?  (on gamepad, the right thumbstick would work)   While we're at it, maybe the left and right corners of the thumbpad (or left and right on the right gamepad thumbstick)  could snap-rotate the camera relative to the avatar's position?


    Enemies with projectile attacks:  They're incredibly hard to dodge!  Even if I keep on the move I usually end up taking a lot of damage while fighting them.   More telegraphed attacks and slower, more visible projectiles would be good.

    Side note:  visually, I really like many of the enemy designs!

    Some of the levels that have enemies don't have any health pickups.  Such as Bully Bull's Farm.   Speaking of which, I feel like I missed some dialogue or something, because him attacking me after I caught the crows seemed completely unprovoked and unexplained.

    It might have been too harsh for me to knock him clear off the level at that point, but.. it got the job done.   I also noticed it's possible to push a lot of friendly NPCs off ledges, just by walking into them.  I didn't get the chance to test if that would cause any problems if those characters are scripted to do anything..  for example, pushing Mayor Lion off the level, during Leapy Kitty's combat trial?

    One of the art assets, a statue of a knight riding a horse, I think it was?  It sort of looks like the model of the knight is missing a texture or something, because it's just a solid orange color.
    Anxiously awaiting the Rift-S.
  • TruthveyorTruthveyor Posts: 56 Oculus Start Member
    @CrashFu , thanks for the detailed feedback. That's exactly what I need. I'll see what I can do about them. The knight's statue should have a nice metallic reflection, but it sucked up speed...  I'll see what I can do.
  • TruthveyorTruthveyor Posts: 56 Oculus Start Member
    @CrashFu , by the way.  Bully Bull is literally as his name says, a bully.  There are couple characters in the Candy Town that would have told you that he was trouble, but talking to them was optional, so you probably didn't talk to them.  LOL
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,566 Valuable Player
    @CrashFu , by the way.  Bully Bull is literally as his name says, a bully.  There are couple characters in the Candy Town that would have told you that he was trouble, but talking to them was optional, so you probably didn't talk to them.  LOL
    Makes sense.  Is he supposed to say something before he attacks the player, though?  Like, I got to his farm, he asked me to catch the crows.. after catching the last one it just updated my objective to "find Bully Bull"  and I happened to find him on top of the windmill... and then he just starts attacking the instant I jump up there?
    Anxiously awaiting the Rift-S.
  • TruthveyorTruthveyor Posts: 56 Oculus Start Member
    @CrashFu , good point.  He should say something.  I'll fix that.
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