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by Sylvain.p - Jam Entry

A puzzle-platformer where the player have to remove most of the items and features on each level in order to create a clean-up picture: an abstract representation of the different phases of the character life.

PS : alternativ .rar link

Game Design and code: Sylvain Payen
Graphic Design: Mathilde Soulier
Sound Design: Alexandre Dazzoni

Made with Construct 2

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Sylvain.p says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:28am

Restart if the sound isn't synchronized.

Leginar says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:06am

I had a lot of trouble with the dash level. I must have been missing something because I never seemed to be able to get rid of all of the unnecessary elements.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:28am

I don't understand the dash level either. I Erase all the elements OK, but then i die, why?

Sylvain.p says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:37pm

There are still few bugs, but to this level you may have forgotten that you can destroy some triangle with shoot (and destroy more), because I didn't see error. Persist the next level is better !

We may sell the walkthrough/soluce for $5 if you want. :-)

plash says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Not really understanding this game.. Response to player input & movement is nonexistent, and sound is very screwy. There is no audio cue when the player gets to the end of a level. The transition between the erase and movement modes is too long.

What does "Press MAJ to shoot." mean? None of those keys do anything, and the sequence M A J doesn't seem to either. ... Actually, the shift keys seem to shoot.

OniiRam says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:34pm

I can't get past dash level either

MinionStudios says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:13pm

very stylish game! I love the warping and gameplay flow. Good job!

NicoJaujou says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:14pm

Interesting design, maybe too much possibilities (the shoot thing is maybe too much), I love the eraze effect that you use.

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:17pm

Nice entry - the visual design is amazing.

klianc09 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:43pm

It somehow doesn't load, seems to get stuck at the loading screen.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:53pm

@plash dat troll

sharbelfs says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:29pm

The graphics are awesome, but he have some bugs and need a faster control.

Cosine says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:14pm

Game felt great, graphics were cool. Love the fact that it's HTML5. Cool game, but it didn't run too well on my machine.

dissonance says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:53am

Nice game. I had a few issues with the controls, but other than that it was pretty fun. Good job!

Sylvain.p says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:33am

Thank you for the encouragement.

Among other things:
* The Level 4 is achievable, (Hint : at the end there is only one triangle).
* If the sound doesn't work on the online version download the .rar (the feedback will be better synchonized). If anyone know something better than googledrive to host the game ...
* NicoJojou, you can be right about the features, but the interest in having more comes at the end.
* We will probably made a free-bug version(for the edgiers as plash) and a video for the less skilled.

May 1, 2013 @ 3:48am

Nice take on the theme and gorgeous art.

Felix20 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:31pm

Wow, really cool sound and graphics, though the music can get annoying. The gameplay is a pretty cool concept, but it's a bit clunky and boring.
Overall a nice effort, just needs some more polish.

GranaDa says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:35pm

Nice mood. Got trapped on "press MAJ to shoot". Nice graphics and sounds. It would be nice to see this become a full featured game.

@Sylvain.p: Our game was made using MMF2 and exported to HTML5 using Clickteam's HTML5 beta exporter.

jijaweb says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:53pm

One of the most beautiful games. Very good work!

ramoncb says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:15pm

amazing art and concept, I played the web version

I tried to download via googledrive, but the link seems broken .-.

ramoncb says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:16pm

ops, now I saw the alternative link, sorry xD

Sylvain.p says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:23pm

@ramoncb: thanks for this information, the file had disappeared from google drive. It should be repaired within 10 minutes :)

PPLo says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 11:34pm

My PC REALLY don't like the waving effect :/

May 3, 2013 @ 11:44pm

Very nice audio & visuals, creates a great atmosphere

StMatn says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 12:19am

Nice game! I really like the graphics style. The game is fun, but what is the "MAJ-button"? Great work.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:45am

@StMatn : Many people have the same problem, it's my fault... the MAJ button is the Shift button. Sorry.

@PPlo : It's strange, what's your browser

PS: in construct 2 It's MAJ so I thought that it's how called It in English.

Super Hamster says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 4:27am

I get a white screen.

Travis Irby says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:12am

Thanks for the comment on my game. I agree that it could probably be faster paced. Your game is really stylish! Unique concept, nice.

Colapsydo says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 9:24am

The universe created by graphics and sound is nice and the evolutionary gameplay is a great way to teach the player the moves.
However I found a bit frustrating to have to redo the level even if I reach the goal, it should be indicated first that we have to destroy a specified number of elements and not afterward.

Dir3kt says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:19pm

Graphically impressive. I liked the erase mechanics it's quite innovative and interesting. I didn't like the shoot and dash, felt like it was too much.

Rafael Sales says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 4:01pm

Fantastic game!! Really minimalist, fun and great art. Congratulations dude!!

rujo says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 9:56am

very peculiar and artistic oriented game.

fermcg says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:45am

Very nice! Well done!

egos says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 10:49pm

Very nice game
special mention to graphic and a good point for construct 2 commutiy

a bientot

May 7, 2013 @ 10:59pm

Very original style!

May 7, 2013 @ 11:01pm

I like the graphics... Good game :D

KEFIR says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:49pm

Amazing graphics! AMAZING!!!

May 13, 2013 @ 9:15pm

Very nice game, and a solid idea fitting the theme, but I must admit that I didn't really like the way you need the keyboard and the mouse to play this... I realize most games require this, but it didn't fell "natural" here... Sorry to say so.

ddionisio says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 1:06am

Wow, I love the art style in this game! I like the idea that you have to choose wisely which chunk of the level to erase. The only issue I had is it felt awkward to switch between mouse control for erasing.

alwaysinbeta says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 1:08pm

Really interesting art style and unusual gameplay. Enjoyed it.

lotusgame says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 6:29pm

Very nice game ! A huge work ! Impressive :)

Galvesmash says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 3:20am

Beautiful graphics for this game!

omaha says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 5:00am

I loved the geometric graphics. Very clean and fun to look at. I felt the audio needed some TLC. The 'electric shock' sound in level 3 was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

May 15, 2013 @ 1:12pm

Some great aesthetics here and one can see you've definitely put a lot of work there. Some issues aside,I think it's a solid effort.

Xanjos says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 8:07pm

Pretty good game with a really nice art style and an interesting concept but controls felt a bit awkward.

Symmeteer says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 2:37am

Pretty zany - I liked it! The movement was a bit sticky, though.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 6:26am

Interesting concept...

DST says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 7:22am

Absolutely beautiful! Very stylish, with a good mechanic.

Orni says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 9:06am

nice game

it doesn't seem to fit the theme though, since it's not minimalistic - it's rather abstract, which are totally different things (many people misinterpreted the theme this way)

you should also speed it up, since the level transitions take a long time, just make the fading stuff and delays twice as fast

Sylvain.p says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Thank you. If I have time I will make an adjusted version (in few week) so thank you vvery much for the comments.

Orni : the minimalist comes with the game process, you have to destroy the level and destroy the too much feature of the character, as a minimalist artist which try to minimalize his work. But you'r true the graphic style and gameplay isn't directly minimalist.

mtrc says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 12:33am

This was pretty fun! I wasn't sure why there was a minimum elements to be destroyed - why not let us be creative and reach solutions faster? But I enjoyed the aesthetic a lot and the ideas in there.

Gremlin says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 4:11am

Clever puzzles.

The jump feels a bit awkward.

paulmcgg says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 11:27am

Wow. I think this might be the most visually stunning entry I've seen, beautiful. I loved the shimmery erase view (how did you achieve this?) and think there could have been a nicer way to erase objects or see them disappear.

I did have some problems with the movement being sluggish and really awkward control placement. I guess because the controls didn't work in mine (did you try the downloadable builds as well as web?), you may have a different keyboard layout?

But again, the art is phenomenal. Well done.

paulmcgg says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 11:29am

Do you have a website?

ethankennerly says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 7:03pm

The special effects of zooming out to delete an obstacle impressed me!

deathray says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 6:35pm

Great art! Not the most fun, but so pretty to look at.

infernet89 says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 5:12pm

I really LOVED the art style here, full points in graphics for you ;)

Teejay5 says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 10:31pm

Love the design! At times its unclear what you're supposed to do, (and a few bugs here and there) but I really like the puzzle elements presented.

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