April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism
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[placeholder]by mtrc - 48 Hour Compo Entry
A game in development, for Ludum Dare #26
!! R to restart a level !!
Unzip and open 'placeholder.jar' to play.
Code up soon at www.github.com/cutgarnetgames
[placeholder] is an abstract puzzle game about an abstract puzzle game. It's inspired by games like Mosaic (by Darren Grey), Starseed Pilgrim (by Droqen), and a game I forget the name of where you play within a 'beta' of another game.
Thanks for playing! This game was a lot of fun to make, but ultimately didn't work out as I wanted to. I had two ideas - pushing for a narrative ending which would've taken too long to code up, and pushing for a puzzle-oriented angle with deeper mechanics. You see elements of both in the final thing. But the mechanics weren't fulfilling enough, and the ones that I really wanted to go deep on (like the ascending/descending blocks) ended up not working because of unexpected interactions with Flixel that I couldn't diagnose in time :(
No art, and all sounds are produced from a single source effect made in CFXR. My first time editing audio, was great fun.
More on my games: www.cutgar.net
More on my research into games: www.gamesbyangelina.org
May be some stability issues on later Macs - I can't actually run the released jar on mine(!) because of issues with LibGDX right now I think. I'll try and fix it if I can.
Might extend this in future. @mtrc on Twitter for updates!
Thanks very much for taking an interest! My second LD and closer to being finished than last time, I think.
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