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Recursive Loop

by Jean Phenix - Jam Entry

A game, slightly contemplative, about curiosity and exploration ... but you only get one minute to do it.

Also, made in a day.

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BluShine says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:39am

Not really sure what I was supposed to do. I chased around the orange 1 in a forest of green ls. I think the thing on the top is a timer in binary? Sometimes the ls disappeared. One time, I chased a 1 into the blue circle and it disappeared.

ehtd says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:41am

Chased orange numbers, nothing really happened....

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:17am

Nice Graphics, I like the "1"s moving around

Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:07pm

Unless I am missing a crucial gameplay element, I feel like this game is aiming for a style similar to Proteus. The problem is that there isn't enough spontaneity or atmosphere to immerse the player.

Faust says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:29pm

I think I need some instructions. :S

Jean Phenix says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:54pm

Yes, the game is aiming for a style similar to proteus. In previous version of the game, the green 1s grew and reproduced a lot faster, and it was nicer (in my view at least). You really felt in a living world, and the yellow 1s (who are suppose to eat little green 1s) were all excited. The thing is, it was laggy a few minutes after the game start because too much things were going on at the same time. I did my best to prevent lag and so the game is a little bit boring.

For those who want instruction, the game is about discovering thing about how the world work (and there is things I haven't talk about), so any instruction is kind of a spoiler. One thing I can say, there is something to do, and there is an end.

I'm conscious that the game isn't very fun to play, but I didn't have much time this week end and it was fun to make.

supremefist says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 9:54am

I was also confused about what was going on, but thanks for sharing this experience :)

x70x says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:01pm

I really like contemplative exploration games, but unfortunately I just don't think there was enough here to inspire me to explore. Movement speed being so slow was the most frustrating. I like the idea of an exploration game with such abstract graphics though.

xrm0 says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 6:27pm

Didn't know what to expect from this. Explored the '1' scattered for a while. I think it needs more work.

Jan 5, 2014 @ 11:37am

I read your description well enough to know what this was about, it's strangely contemplative indeed, the world conjures images in imagination. I found the end :)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 2:14pm

Contemplative.. nice :)

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