Substantial Update!

This update comes after a day of user feedback! Here's a list of what's been changed:

  • Cars have been improved! Each car now better highlights mechanics in the final stage of the battle.
  • Jump now serves a little more purpose with some added verticallity in the cars.
  • NEW FEATURE: If you manage to clear a car without the panicking witches being injured, they will teleport to safety and heal you a little bit. This is much more difficult in some cars than others.
  • Graphical polish including more background detail, a few new animations/sprites, and an updated ending card.(Win state only)
  • Small Bug fix: Corruption cores on the final train engine will now make their "death" noise when each is defeated.
  • Fixed typo on the controls list. (Thanks to Thoof for pointing this out!!)


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Not sure if this was in the last version, but I really liked how you animated the front of the train.

I think the panicking witch in the last train car before the boss might be bugged -- don't think it healed me.

For the highlighting mechanics thing, you reminded me of this video that talks a lot about how to introduce new mechanics (You might have seen it before). I feel like the usual order of things is:

  1. Introduce new obstacle or enemy in isolation, and in such a way that they can't immediately hit you.
  2. Throw multiple of the enemy at the player, or put the enemy in a context where they show all their other abilities
  3. Mix previous enemies and the new enemy together
  4. Repeat

Only reason I mention this is because you put three screens of isolated new enemies at the beginning. This does the job just fine, but you've used up most of your "novelty" in the first few screens. Might feel better paced if it was more spaced out (Though this would also make things much longer since you've got a decent variety of enemies).


Hmm... was it the shield witch? That's semi-intentional, because she's in no danger. If it was one of the runners, that's a bug for sure! Maybe I'll go ahead and give the shield witch as a freebie too... it's probably confusing as it is now.

That's a great and helpful video you linked, thanks! I think I watched part of it years ago, but I'm glad I watched the whole thing this time. Awesome points in there that'll I'll definitely keep in mind. Actually, this gives me an idea as how to introduce  flying with lower stakes... I was going to call this one final, but I'm feeling one more update!