For the instruction part, the goal is to help players understand the basic mechanism. We chose a playable version for players. It’s very straightforward that player press the space button and the ball will transform from PA to BO and fly to the potion.
PABO is a relaxing PC game which requires player to collect the magic potion by transforming between PA and BO. In the game everything (including any menus) can be navigated with one button --- Space. It's a fun game that you will die a lot and come back again and again. XD
I'm quite pleased with this game. It's my first Game Jam game and it's my first level design work. I teamed up with 3 good friends and got this done in 48 hours. Super exhausted and fun experience!
Why people hate tutorial? Imagine that you come back home late and tired from the heavy workload from school or company. You cannot wait to open the popular game you just downloaded and try to have fun and relax. After you log in, it asks you to go over a tutorial game before playing. Will you accept that? I am not optimistic about the answer since almost all my friends including me would love to skip it and try to play the game directly. Perhaps these are the common thoughts about that: 1. I want to have fun, not have a lesson; 2. Come on, I am a pro, I played video games for years, don’t waste my time. 3. It’s just a game. Even if I lose, it;s nothing a big deal.