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Neon DX ! Another Tetris inspired game! Awesome

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 4:58 am

Neon, cubes, gameplay, and challenge, and tetris inspirated soundtrack! what’s more to want?

come play here! We have cookies (or at a working leaderboard!)

neondxillu

 

play online here: http://bit.ly/neondx

MUCH LOVE

Neon DX, why did we do this game that way ?

Posted by
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 10:56 am

FIRST:

Neon DX is a fast paced puzzle game with some arcade game inspirations. You could say it’s a Tetris clone, we see it¬†as a Tetris child ūüėÄ

Its only core mechanic is as simple as that : reproduce the shape on the right thanks to a morphing shape on the left, as fast as possible.

neondx

OUR SCOPE:

We were 5, and none of us had any graphical skills, so we decided to create a game without any complicated asset. As active people with agendas, we also decided to make a game so simple we could sleep well, and end before monday.

The idea came out naturally and then¬†we came up with¬†a playable version within hours.¬†In fact, it’s so simple we’ve had all the time in the world to polish the game, practice¬†photoshop, and learn how to make a working leaderboard that keeps all recorded scores in memory… We’ve even had time for playtests!

OUR EXPERIENCE:

-> The scope was so little, we didn’t put any pressure on our shoulders – compared to previous jams. That changed our mood completely. We slept 6 to 8 hours a night, we ate well, we took time to eat all together… It really has been¬†a cool relaxing jam.
-> In usual gamejams, we often make the mistake of trying to make something too big, and we end up sacrificing gameplay, assets, animations, for the sake of time. This time, we could do the exact opposite: we added gameplay, graphic elements, sounds… ¬†Man, it feels SO much better to add things than to remove them.

OUR CONCLUSION:

-> Taking a really small scope (like really really small) is very cool in jams.

->  A polished simple game will make you feel better than a good concept badly put to life.

-> It seems SO mutch better to show in a resume something that works than something that is broken.

’till next time, LOVE!

PS:
play it here:
http://bit.ly/neondx
See your score here:

http://vindesf.fr/neon-enjmin/leaderboard.php

PPS:beat us! please beat us! :)

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