Djinn on the Rocks

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Fantasy
2021

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A small game with clever mechanics: swap any similar objects, May 17, 2021
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game is complex and rich for a small game written for a jam. You are a djinn and have the power to APPRAISE objects to see what they're made of, then to SWAP similar objects.

John Evans used to write games with similar powers a couple decades ago, and those games didn't have many restrictions on what you could swap or summon or create, so it often ended up buggy and a mess.

This game gets around that problem by putting very tight restrictions on what you can and can't swap. In fact, there was only a single pair of objects I found in the entire game that I could swap, although I'm sure there are more out there. Overall, I found the game well-implemented and fun.