August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds

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10 Second Sakura

by bluberry - Jam Entry

I wanted to create a relaxing moment, 10 seconds at a time.

Breathe in while clicking and holding onto the lily pad. Breathe out after 10 seconds as you let go. Repeat and relax.

This is my first LD. Thank you for the good feedback. This is more of an experience than a game. It's slow-paced, simple and minimalist, but I hope you still gain something from it.

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BloodJohn says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:23am

simple way.

mutuware says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:11pm

Remember to breathe out!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:40pm

Relaxing indeed ;). Very dangerous as well, if you are waiting for the "Breathe out" message.

PaperBlurt says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:30pm

Not really a game, not really good way to use the theme, but I like the relaxation part, if feels as if it could really work. Focusing on breathing and holding the button..

bluberry says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:41pm

@PaperBlurt 10 seconds, in the context of a video game, is generally thought to be a short amount of time. So I played with the theme by making the 10 seconds feel slow. You must breathe in and hold your breath for the 10 second duration of each petal's descent.

angrygeometry says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:52pm

i needed this

Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:24am

That was relaxing... :D

Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:44am

Well that was good respiration :D

RARoadkill says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:55am

The internet has made me a suspicion person. I kept waiting for some scary face to pop up on my screen. Interesting take on the theme

nathanhoffer says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:33am

Oh so zen :)

hbocao says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 10:29pm

I am the Zen Master! Awesome take on the theme!

Solifuge says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:27am

I think I stretched my lungs in ways they haven't been stretched since I played a woodwind instrument. Not really a game, but a pleasant experience. Thanks for putting it together!

DaGamesta says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 4:15am

Haha, was holding my breath for, like, 30 seconds thinking I was supposed to hold until it told me to stop. Nice relaxing concept for LD. Personally think you coulda done more for a Jam, but I also enjoy these little entries that are small but very well done. :)

tigerj says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 4:39am

well someone is 5 staring innovation tonight.

really awesome concept. refreshing.

Radolov says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:19am

Very relaxing with a cool concept. The game fits well with the theme.

Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:19pm

not bad, congrats for your first ludum dare.

Purplescape says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:48pm

This is a very unique take on the theme which is cool. The gameplay, art, and sound are relaxing.

canvapps says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:55pm

I liked that you thought of a game on which you have to interactuate with real actions :)
Simple things are powerful

Antidote says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 11:02pm

Nice relaxing minigames ^^

Raiyumi says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:02pm

Relaxing.. uhp.. breath out! breath out!

01rafael says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 11:12am

need more than 10 sec to relaxation )

Sep 13, 2013 @ 7:07pm

I like the idea of the game interacting with the player in a non-standard way, as if it's changing something in the room instead of only the machine.

Because of the simple nature of the game, it probably won't score very high, but don't let that discourage you!

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