A downloadable game for Windows

***NOTE: There is a 20 second delay before the game starts when a new server instance is created***

Squish'ems is an online MerCat Brawler created during the Unreal Engine 2019 Mega Jam. In a beautiful stylized setting you will "boop" your way to victory by knocking fellow MerKins (other Players and AI) off the Moon Glacier, down to their realm. With no player limit, feel free to invite all your friends!

During the Jam I built my own patcher for the event. My not-so-sneaky way of getting under 100 MB. Did it work? Probably not! The game will not be updated after the cutoff time and I can verify server uptime at anytime.

More info coming soon!




                                    



                                   

                                   


List any content that was created before the jam that was included in the final submission.
All in-game art is from the marketplace HOWEVER through Christen's art direction we refurbished many pieces to fit in with our cartoon shader (which we also created). Christen completed all level design and lighting elements. Additional post process effects were implemented for our water.

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Christopher "TheMainStark" Main: Programming (UI, Server/Multiplayer, Playfab, Cartoon Shader), Game Design

Created fully through Blueprints utilizing the Playfab SDK, Squish'ems is an online multiplayer game. In addition I created my own patcher as well (however, it will not be patched after the MegaJam cutoff date). The game was fully programmed from scratch without any prebuilt modules or plugins.

Christen "gameDEVbeauty" Main:
Art Direction, Level Design, Material/Texture Refurbish, Quality Control, Game Design, Production, Branding

Install instructions

Download, unzip, open Squishems.exe, Game Will Update, Register An Account, Login

Download

Download
StarkGaming_Squishems.zip 49 MB

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Updated Screenshots

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And a sample of client files (what you download):


Just a sample of server uptime as of right now...


First of all. You can't patch game. This will make game disqualified instantly.
Second - you've used marketplace assets. All resources should be listed.

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Hello!

For game jam submissions remember that there are two pages; the itch.io page and the jam submission page.

My jam submission page notes:

List any content that was created before the jam that was included in the final submission.
In-game art is from the marketplace HOWEVER through Christen's art direction we refurbished many pieces to fit in with our cartoon shader (which we also created). Christen completed all level design and lighting elements. Additional post process effects were implemented for our water.

In addition as an online game I can prove server uptime that the game was not changed after the cutoff time. I noted on the jam submission page as well:

"During the Jam I built my own patcher for the event. My not-so-sneaky way of getting under 100 MB. Did it work? Probably not! The game will not be updated after the cutoff time and I can verify server uptime at anytime."

I will add this info in to the itch.io page.

Cheers!

Yeah. My bad. Should've left this message under Jam's page.
But my point was: Why risk?
And listing assets means, write a list of them.
Well, that's just IMO, you don't have to listen to me anyway.

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To me (@TheMainStark / Christopher Main) it was never a risk as its easy to prove, I added some screenshots to the comments as an example - server uptime and client files you download.

All of the in-game art is from the Marketplace. We mixed, mashed and refurbished a bunch to get the art direction for the game so it would be a big list, felt simpler to mention "all of it".

We still put a lot of thought and work in to getting the it look the way it did though!

This was a lot of fun. Great multiplayer game, and will love to play this with the family. Played it on stream with viewers, and had a great time. well done. and the artwork is amazing!

Thank you so much! We are so happy you had fun! If you have any VODs we'd love to see them 😁

Sure man, looks like you already clipped one from the stream. but we play it at 3 hours and 47 minutes into this video https://www.twitch.tv/videos/51341338

It's a Epic to Squish'em time!!! 

Best game ever!!!