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April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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On Another Scale - Christian S. - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In "On Another Scale" you are occasionally huge and therefore "tiny" changes its meaning. It's a calm exploration game, where you have to find your way to the other side of a large crater.

Created with Unity, Blender, Ableton Live, Photoshop and Illustrator.

View Christian S.'s journal. | View all entries by Christian S.

Ratings

Coolness52%
#13Mood3.97
#20Audio3.93
#124Graphics3.73
#265Overall3.25
#473Theme2.97
#481Innovation2.82
#584Fun2.55
#686Humor1.71

Comments

mattchu says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:01pm

Really interesting aesthetics with the colors that were chosen.

The main mechanic was interesting, but the game didn't make a whole lot of use of it, other than covering lots of space much faster, and then blocking quick progress by placing water in the way.

Also, when you're small, the movement feels a bit slow.

laubori says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:02pm

wow! i really really like the mood and music!

Thotor says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:03pm

Love the music !

Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:03pm

Awesome mood & ambience. The graphics definitely felt very other-worldly, and the music helped set the tone. A little laggy (even in the desktop version), and I'm not sure if the checkered boxes were designed by you, or if that's a "missing asset" stand-in, but otherwise awesome job.

ratking says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:05pm

Very nice style. :-)

smvilar says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:06pm

wtf did I just play

Lacutis says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:07pm

It was interesting. I'm not sure it was a game though, it almost seemed like interactive art. I did enjoy the growing and shrinking effect although it probably would have been better if it was drawn out more.
What was with the question mark boxes?

JaJ says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:09pm

I got to the end, but I got there so quickly, I might have missed a lot. I liked the music a lot, especially before it got upbeat.

Jeffalisk says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:10pm

The music and the weird dreamy colours create a dream-like mood that I really enjoyed.

Not sure it was a great fit for the theme, though, and the growing/shrinking was perhaps a bit underplayed.

Christian S. says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:29pm

Thanks for the feedback. I think too the game's strength is the mood - at the expense of the gameplay. I simply didn't have the time ... you know the problem :)

Stalker_23b says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:21pm

Great ambience, i love alienish feel of this world! And great music!

samoojamies says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:54pm

Nice mood with beautiful graphics and audio.

gregdevice says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:53am

Nice alien feel to the world.

Strkl says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:55am

Nice art, the gameplay part of it didn't hook me up thought

R3ason says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:56am

Anyone order a question mark? :D Interesting style, but it actually works for this! Good music, odd colors, size changing. Good play! Thanks!

Topaz says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:01am

Pretty cool. But what were the question boxes for? :P

Christian S. says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:24pm

Right ... these question marks. I have no idea either. And I have to admit, they don't really fit.

– A theory: it might be a subconscious expression of my disturbance over the fact, that the boxes in Super Mario (and generally everything in platformers) don't fall down.

Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:28pm

The web-button links to a screenshot.

Otherwise, it's an interesting surreal exploration-piece :)

jwolf says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:36pm

Very neat entry! If I had to pick any one thing to comment on...I like how the rounded rocks were rendered on some of the hills, for some reason. Not sure why.

piterlouis says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 10:01pm

immersive ambience... Cool

TyrusPeace says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 7:54pm

Really impressive ambience! The music does a great job of setting the mood here, and I legitimately enjoyed it all the way through. Wandering across the narrow bridge felt a bit slow, but there was enough to look at that I enjoyed myself.

I really like the somewhat odd look of the world. Fading off into neon blue fog to the horizon really helps the alien feel of the world.

The twisters/player biggening powerups were a bit confusing to me at first as I thought they were launching me into the air. I really liked being up that high, though. Great world and great feeling under a time limit. Well done!

May 12, 2012 @ 9:57am

What a beautiful little world you have created. It was like moving through a dream.

May 12, 2012 @ 1:29pm

I really like the mood you created here, the world is interesting and I wanted to know more. But in the end it was not really a game but more an experience. Thanks for making it. :) Simon

someone says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 1:57pm

Nice graphical style and the music really adds to the mood.
Not sure what i was supposed to be doing though, and it didn't help that I couldn't turn at all. Mouse look doesn't work running in Wine.

KevinWorkman says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 5:13pm

I liked the mood of this one, but it would have been cool to see the concept explored a little further. The "change sizes to solve puzzles" idea has been done in 2D quite a few times this LD, so it was cool to see it in 3D. Nice work with the time you had.

May 12, 2012 @ 10:35pm

I had already given this top marks, I didn't remember not having commented. This is brilliant, the mood, theme and execution were exceptional. Kudos for this!

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