Greys: The postmortem

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May 6th, 2014 12:03 pm
Yeah, it's THIS  cryptic game

Yeah, it’s THIS cryptic game

 

Hello everybody! Here I am with my first postmortem to my first entry ever in Ludum Dare.

First of all, sorry for my bad use of english, I’m spanish.

Let’s start

 

What went right:

  • The minimalistic art style seems to work pretty well with the whole game. So I’m happy with the idea
  • Seems to be hard to get all secrets to most people, this is a right thing to me!

 

What went wrong:

  • Maybe my entry was a little too cryptic, because nobody seems to understand the game. This maybe is a fine thing, and it’s good that some people enjoy the game with alternative interpretations or whatever
  • Some bugs, like the background’s weird lines or some performance issues in old computers / computers with a lot CPU use.

 

 

And now, let’s explain the ten secrets. If you didn’t play the game, this is the moment to go and play it, and after that, you can read this and see what in hell you’ve been playing to. You can play Greys here

 

The secrets:

  1. Oh… .    You just started to know a person, and one of the first things you see of it is the things that the person doesn’t tell you (Obviously, when you know somebody, “somebody” doesn’t tell you all his life, because this will be weird). Because you are not a friend yet, or the person isn’t confident enough with you, this things are in a jail.

    Yeah, only nine to go!

    Yeah, only nine to go!

  2. He… is dead? The person you started to know maybe have some relatives that are dead, if someone you know it’s parent-less you just don’t tell him a parent-related joke, because you don’t want to be a jerk, do you? (The symbolism here is that the “dead pixel” is a amount of greys, that are the same greys that the main character animation. So maybe you are the dead person? :) )
    Maybe this is a creepy one...

    Maybe this is a creepy one…

     

  3. What…? Here the main character started to know the bad part of this person, but sometimes this person shows the main character his good part, making the character a little confuse.
    What what what?

    What what what?

     

  4. Soul States: This maybe is a little too freak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato’s_tripartite_theory_of_soul  I just add the grey one to show a mix of all the three. (Grey is a mix of white and black)
    Hi plato!

    Hi plato!

     

  5. See something? Appetitive part of the soul. The part in charge of the love, because of this, this part is in a red colour. The black part of the map just represents the bet that you have to do to seek love. (Blind love)

    Blind love...

    Blind love…

  6. Clearer here… Background stops to get darker here and begins to get clearer. This represents the true person that is behind the good parts and the bad ones. But you already know the bad parts, so the screen always show something black to reminds the character that.

    This is a heart, is beautiful!

    This is a heart, is beautiful!

  7. You remembered some stairs… I know it, you don’t like this secret xD, this represents the best part of the person, and the “seems impossible” way to reach it. So the secret is a white square! …. Yeah, not so smart here

    White like my heart white (8)

    White like my heart white (8)

  8. The background is the key. If you keep an eye in the background you see three “greys” but in the bottom of the photo are  4! This represents the weird parts of a person, the “freak” part that amuses you.

    Hide

    Hide

  9. White or darker grey? In this room you choose a side. If you choose the grey path you will leave the room with nothing. If you choose the white you leave the room with a four greys secret. This represents the main character itself, with lighter greys in the secret.

    Greys everywhere!, Good choice ;)

    Greys everywhere!, Good choice ;)

  10. Christine’s heart: Just a name guys! A name to the person that the main character gets to know. Or not?… This represents the many states of a relationship between two human beings. (The heart have multiple greys)

    The end

    The end

I hope you all enjoy with my bad english, see you 😉

 

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