Fix My Heart
"Explore this cave to find either life or death - and nothing else"
Move - Arrows
Action - A or Z
Jump - B or X
Start - Enter
Thank you all for the 2000 Browser plays and 400 downloads!!
This motivates me a lot to keep developing games!
Big news coming soon!
I'm developing a remake of this game with several improvements (mainly in the controls) and with a lot of new content (new game modes).
This remake will take a while to come out, so I ask you to be patient.
If you want to stay up to date with the news, follow me on twitter!
This is a simple and short "precision plataformer/speedrun" game for Gameboy
Write a comment with the number of deaths you had, I'll be making a leadboard!
Game for GBcompo21, made in 10 days.
|Made with||GB Studio, Aseprite|
|Tags||1-bit, Difficult, Game Boy, Homebrew, Minimalist, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, Speedrun|
|Average session||A few minutes|
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The game itself is difficult but the game is so short that the lot of deaths happen in just an instant, which makes it quite light to practice doing it quickly, apart from that, the fact that there are multiple endings motivates you to explore it a bit and see how you can improve. (or get worse) in multiple games as you get familiar with the levels or start to feel like your fingers start to hurt from the precision you occupy and the high number of times one has to use the jump button.
An interesting theme in the game is that all the endings where one seeks to further extend one's existence feel like bad endings, the protagonist has long since passed his natural life with an artificial heart and every scenario where one survives is full of regret and desire. to reach the end. Only when the end of life is accepted is when one is freed from regrets and can rest in peace with the time he has had to live, whether it is saving a young woman who has her life ahead of her or simply stop running and admiring the beautiful night sky for the last time.
Definitely a good game.
i love fix my heart! thank you so much for this game, felipe. my best run came down to 7 deaths, ignoring endings 5 and 6 of course. could i get a hint for ending 2 though? i can't seem to find it anywhere!
Don't touch the gem
I saw your message about your remake. It will be free ? i loved fix my heart. On twitter, you only talk about your remake. Do you have other projects ?
Hello! Thanks for the kind words!
Fix My Heart Remake won't be free, and at the moment I'm just working on the remake, as soon as I finish the game I'll start new projects .
hey, i got ending 6 and i wonder, does that count to the leaderboard with 1 death?
hahaha, of course no
yesss, 75 deaths and i got a picture of it :D. short game, fast presition platformer. love it, great game and the gameplay is realy good. and i love the look of it
love these types of games but how do i get ending 3-6? i only see ways to get 1 and 2. btw my highscore so far is 97 (deaths) im pretty sure
It is not the first time that I am here playing this game. Haha! It is very fun! Cant wait to see your remake!
I enjoyed this quite a bit! The edge of panic you have with the timer sets a really great tone. Simple but very effective!
this is a well thought out game, the story is simple but interesting, the gameplay is extremely frustrating but fun, and the idea of the mechanical heart just struck me incredibly.
keep making games like these
Thank you so much for this feedback!
Tough stuff! It's fun (and impressive) to see a hardcore quick platform on GB. The 1-bit (1.5bit ?) style really helps here - everything is very clear which is crucial for this kind of game. Nice work to you and the team!
At the moment I'm working in a remake of this game, so stay tuned for news!
this game is amazing! music and sprites are so cute and mechanics work well. love ur games man!
Thank you for the kind words!
An excelent game, very dinamic and good idea the stuff of the heart.
Got 44 deaths, pretty good for first time! This was a pretty cool game! Much more smooth with gravity and the multiple endings were neat! Although I only found the two for the main quest, I can only presume you can get a ending for not failing the beginning jump, but its hard to pull off and I have to reset to get another attempt.
i cant play it, the "start" button doesn't work when the "watch cut-senes screen appears..
it's not start button, it's button A or B
hah, ok thx!
this GAME IS playable
i like it
Thank you :)
so on my 10th or so attempt i got 19 deaths, also i would like to say that this game is really well made and that the 6 endings where very creative, i feel like there is definitely possibility for new endings or something when you do come out with the next update
Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the game!
Keep an eye on my twitter for updates!!
This is a good game, but the controls make me want to scream. you jump with K and move with <- and ->. Why couldn't it just be wasd of the arrow keys
I made the game imagining that it would be better to use the arrow keys and X to jump.
Thanks for the comment
Died more times than I'm willing to admit but it was so much fun! Short and sweet game, absolutely amazing <3
Thank you so much!!
I'm very glad you liked it!
that red guy in the beginning labeled 2021-2021, is he the new year from Where is new year series by Mateusz Skutnik?
No hahaha It's a character from a game I made and lost it to a virus.
DId you liked it?
is there an explanation on how you get each ending,i can only get the first two
In the comments below you can find tips from other people :D
I like it how you did that, but I am (gamer, player) not so big fan of hardcore games. =)
Good to know!
I'm glad you liked what I did!
But don't worry, I'll still make "easy" and chill games.
made it to end 1/6 with 28 deaths on my first try :D
A great run!
end 1/6 i died 123 times Lmao
1 2 3 haha
thanks for playing!
wht i died 1 time (end 6/6) i think i Discovered a bug
ok nvm is not a bug is a alternative final xD
Too inertia movements.
In this version of the engine, it was impossible to move without inertia. I'm developing a remake of this game without inertia and more accurate movement.
Amazing game! I was so addicted to this game and although I died 195 times I was still able to make it to the gemstone. The storyline is very good as well and kept me engaged through the entirety of the game. Fantastic Job!
very nice game
i got 57 deaths
also was that the sonic spinball boss theme playing in the background?
The music is not the same, maybe similar lol
Thx for the game.
I thank you!
I'm not planning to make a direct sequel to this game, in the future I plan to make some game in the same style, but with different mechanics and story.
Really fun game! I have always loved your art and I enjoyed every second of this game. I didn't know you could get more endings! Gonna replay this baby a lot! Great work Filipe!
Thank you very much!!
I'm very glad you liked my game!!!! :)
The variable that count the number of death and the variable that store if you found the child are not reseted at the start of the run. Or at the very least they are not reseted if you skip the cutscene.
This bug send me on a loop because I couldn't find endings 1 and 2. I had to reload the page to clean the variables and find those endings
On a similar note I had made a decent run with less than 50 death and I get more than 100 deaths, because deaths are not reseted.
I haven't tried playing the cutscene to test if is the cutscene the issue. Also I don't know if the issues is in browser version only.
Update: playing the cutscene doesn't help either.
Thank you very much for the report, bug already fixed.
Unfortunately I can't add the game on the page as it's a jam, as soon as possible I'll update the game :)
Yes I do get that it is a thing during Jams, but at least now I understand why I had 2 endings missing.
Great concept, great execution! Love it.
Thank you so much!
Great game! Really sucked me in. Definitely stresses me out to play, but I guess that's deliberate :)
I'm glad you liked!
And yes, the goal was to make you die a lot hahaha :)
Yeah. This is really fun to play! :)
Thank you dude!
It became one of my favorite gbcompo games. Just finished (end 1/6, 40 deaths) on real hardware today! :)
40 deaths is good!
Finally, I beat the game and found 6 of the 6 endings!
Any clue for Endings 1 and 2?
I found them
damn, is that beginning jump actually possible? i'm wondering if its an ending, and if its possible are there any tips to making it?
No, the beginning jump is not a ending.
Look closely at all levels and think outside the box... :)
well theres the crystal, the child, the beginning, is there something i'm forgetting?
the crystal are two, but if you let the child, are more tow finals in the cystal...
but have one more secret
and that is staying at the beginning?
the secret final is in the beginning
It's incredibly addictive! ;)
Thanks! : )
I TOUCHED THE GEM STONE!!!!!!
took me 104 deaths tho
I had fun thanks!!!
tough but fair , had a few issues with the jump as mentioned before but enjoyed it
As soon as possible I will be fixing this problem!
Thanks for the feedback!
I'm really puzzled about the endings. Are ther any clue to see which I'm missing?
Look closely at all levels, think outside the box...