A 1D game

Posted by (twitter: @shaunlebron)
January 6th, 2014 5:08 pm

Everyone knows that a photograph is a 2D image of a 3D world. Take this spinning cube for example:

When the colors of light travel from the object to the camera, they pass through and mark the photo, creating the colored pixels of the image. You can imagine the same scenario from a top-down perspective. Incidentally, this is the same as imagining a 1D image of a 2D object.

You can imagine a cylinder-shaped photo as a means to capture a panorama in a circle, again
shown in a top-down illustration, but with more objects.

This is the basis of my 1D game entry BL1ND. Play the early concept here:

(I will be developing a full version of BL1ND this year. Follow @shaunlebron)

4 Responses to “A 1D game”

  1. timtipgames says:

    There has been a game with the same “tech” but iirc a differenct mechanic last LD. If only I could remember the name for you so you could try it for additional inspiration …

  2. Managore says:

    This is a fantastic explanation! BL1ND is easily one of the most thematic and innovative games I’ve played in this Ludum Dare.

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