One Room is finished (for now)!

Posted by (twitter: @DarkCisum)
December 12th, 2016 7:14 pm

I actually wanted to write more blog posts, but then I invested all the time into actually finishing the game, which I think was the better way to go. That being said, I brought the game to a finished stage and made a release for the Ludum Dare Jam submission.

Ludum Dare Jam: Submission / Windows Binary / Source Code

Desk

If you have seen any parts of the livestream you might be a bit surprised, but as mentioned in the previous post, I changed things around and went with a point-and-click puzzle game. One of the main issues I have when building a game is that I’m really bad at creating any kind of usable art. And when I get something somewhat nice looking, it will have taken me multiple hours.

Lock

By now I don’t even really remember how I got the idea, but I suddenly thought of taking pictures of my own room and “stylizing” them to look kind of pixel-art like. The additional advantage of moving around some furniture was that I could also clean up parts of my room. The end result has a wide range. Some screens look a lot like drawn pixel art, while others still contain a lot of detail. I find it amazing how a few pixels aligned properly already make things recognizable. One thing I probably should have tried, is to reduce the used color palette. That way I’d have managed to drop quite a bit of information detail, possibly making it seem more drawn rather than a photo.

Screen

The game is now finished, but it’s very short and I still have some ideas in my head what puzzles I could add, but even more importantly how I could make it work better code-wise. A lot of the game is really just defined in one JSON file and I think, I could expand that one even more, allowing for really quick expanding of the game work and puzzles. We’ll see when I get the time.

I hope you’ll enjoy playing my game and don’t forget to rate my game!

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