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Soldier of Yellowism

by ovenchips - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are Vladimir Umanets, gallery infiltrator and supporter of the principles of Yellowism. After a two year prison sentence for defacing a Rothko at the Tate Modern, you set your sights on an exhibition of the Minimalist artist Piet Mondrian.

Use WASD (Move) + Mouse (Look) + Space (Jump) in the gallery.
Approach a painting and press Enter to play it (use arrow keys or WASD to control the yellow ball).

The game was developed using the PlayCanvas engine. Therefore, it uses HTML5 and WebGL. Here's a run-down of supported browsers:

Chrome/Chrome OS: Runs correctly.
Firefox: You need to be using Aurora or Nightly in order to have pointer lock work in non-fullscreen mode.
IE: You will be asked to install Chrome Frame if you don't already have it.

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Fervir says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:21pm

I couldn't unlock the other paintings.
Am I supposed to fill the entire painting with yellow?
I tried a few times and it seems pretty difficult.
This game basically like a pacman puzzle game

ovenchips says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:19pm

Hi Fervir. So, it seems that if your frame rate dropped below 60FPS, the movement step was affected (silly logic bug in my code). I've patched the game, so if you clear your browser cache and play again, this should be fixed. :)

Leebo86 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:38pm

I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing...

Canobie says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:43pm

Very... interesting...

r3d5 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:44pm

Cool concept and fun!

Small suggestion for post update, could the yellow ball create a yellow trail to outline what the previous path was? Might have already been thought of but just putting it out there. That way, the player can think less of where they came from and more about where to go.

Joror says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:45pm

When I completed the first one with two seconds to spare, I was pretty pleased with myself! I would make it somewhat easier to let the 'intuitive' players get further.

larb says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:48pm

Nice idea. Really works out my brain. Love it!

jmf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:49pm

This is brilliant. Probably the best innovation I've seen in gameplay so far this Ludum Dare.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:52pm

Very original and entertaining entry. Vandalising paintings is hard work! Maybe you should have given the player a little longer, given that you only unlock the next painting if you get 100%. Aside from that, very nice. Good use of WebGL too!

Jesse111 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:55pm

Is there a "final ending" if you improve on your performances, or is it just for high score? Anyway, beat all 3 paintings, it was surprisingly fun / intense. It's like a big memory game of "just how far around this block have I drawn? You need quick reflexes to change your path and get moving once it turns yellow, so that you don't waste any time. I'm giving this full 5s across the board, I'd say it embodies one of the best representations of the theme I've seen so far, while being fun to play!

nseward says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:56pm

Gorgeous work. The 2D puzzle was great by itself. To add the 3D on top was super awesome.

ovenchips says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:03pm

@Jesse111 Yeah! Exactly my thinking. I think it adds another dimension to have to remember where you've been. Maybe I could have made a trail toggable. Loving all the feedback, you crazy bunch!

Leebo86 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:09pm

Ah, okay, I see now. I didn't understand the instruction of "cursor keys to vandalise". It would help if there was some visual feedback before a block turned yellow, like a trail from the yellow ball.

Galvesmash says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:11pm

interesting, a playable museo!

NuSan says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:58pm

Great game ! Reversing somewath the theme by making you a vandalism, and having a balance between the "realistic" 3D and the abstract 2D is a good idea. I love the generated voice, witch make the "museum" theme prety clear. I was a little puzzled until i realise i have to switch to arrow keys instead of wasd. And the game seam hard, but fair. Understanding the mecanism all by myself is also something i loke in games.
And you use PlayCanvas that i was using last LD, i wonder how much it has evolved.

thenmal says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:34am

I can't seem to turn around. I got the first painting to be completely yellow, but I couldn't unlock either of the other two paintings I could see. I suspected there was a painting in the room behind me, but I couldn't turn around to see it.

TehSkull says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:22am

Interesting idea, but way too difficult (or maybe I'm just bad). Also, jumping is wholly unnecessary.

Uhfgood says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:25am

Mouse look didn't seem to work in the web version on firefox.

ovenchips says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:24am

@Uhfgood: Correct, you need Aurora or Nightly for that to work. Alternatively, the game works flawlessly in Google Chrome. (It mentions this in the notes...)

ovenchips says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:25am

@TehSkull Have you never jumped up and down on your bed? Totally unnecessary. But FUN! :)

Ismei says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:53am

This definitely fit the theme. I enjoyed playing this, it really gave my brain a workout. I too would have like a trail, just so I could see where I had been as I found the more complicated pictures quite tough.

visibleatom says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:43pm

For chrome users, at least, be sure that you notice that little popup that shows up at the top of the screen asking to disable the mouse cursor, otherwise you won't be able to turn around completely.

bluescrn says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:01pm

Very nicely made and presented. Definitely one of the more original game mechanics that I've seen so far, and the time limites seemed well tuned, too - nice job!

May 2, 2013 @ 6:00am

This is a great combination! I love the fact athy ou can run around the "overworld", and then it turns into low-fi Pac-Man.

Nice work!

GranaDa says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:15pm

Great idea. The 3D movement is a bit heavy but was a good insertion. I played the web version.

Yezu says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 1:50pm

Very nice, although it did take me a while to figure out what to do.

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