Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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OJiJi

by Xorboo - Jam Entry

Hello there!
Galactic Seal wants to present you the game OJiJi, which on the Yoruba language means "Shadow". In the game you have to move or rotate figures, so its shadow will match the contour on the walls. There is a deep (so deep we can barely see it :D) meaning - sometimes the things are not as we see it, you just have to open your mind and see in more dimensions.
The game parses shadows to check level completion, so there may be more than 1 solution to the each level.

Controls:
- Mouse: left click to move, right click to rotate
- Keyboard: z to choose object, x - to test level, wasd to move, arrow keys to rotate.
- Microsoft 360 controller: A to choose object, B to test level, left stick to move, right stick to rotate. (Note: we didn't test this much)

We made this game on a 2-day hackaton on Microsoft Game Jam. Everything for the game (except some camera default assets) were created during this time.
Credits:
- Tien (twhite3000): idea, level-design, awesome sounds, graphics
- Kirill (Xorboo): programming (including all-night and google-driven-development), tweaking, writing this text
- Alex: programming
- Ilya (q7204k): modelling and camera tweaks. Some of the models are unused due to the lack of time :(

Technology:
- Unity3D

Known issues:
- Do not alt-tab while in game, contours disappear.
- The eye contour are a bit bad, sorry for it! (it is last level of the game though, no more content except the ending Seal image)
- On some platforms (integrated videocards, i suppose), like Surface, dynamic shadows, red contours and some pretty effects may not be visible. Try running "no Direct3D 11" version, sometimes it helps. Still investigating this.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#34Innovation(Jam)4.07
#184Mood(Jam)3.52
#233Overall(Jam)3.55
#290Audio(Jam)3.23
#319Fun(Jam)3.29
#545Graphics(Jam)3.17
#863Theme(Jam)3.04
#1414Coolness48%

Comments

viclw17 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:14am

this is my favourite type!

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:17am

how do donut?

the-arrival says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:23am

It really lacks content... but thats just because the game, the idea and the puzzles are awesome and i want more. Awesome work!

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:23am

very cool!

Azlen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:28am

Interesting idea, managed to finish all the levels, not sure how it ties in with the theme though

Xorboo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:28am

p1x3lruckus, sorry, the contour is not very good for this level =( It is the last level of the game, so dont be very sad, you didnt miss much!

stvr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:58am

Pretty neat concept, not really related to the theme but interesting nonetheless!

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:00am

The controls were a bit confusing to me, and I encountered a number of difficulties trying to get the shapes to do what I wanted. Neat concept, though, and I like the blurred look.

krishna911 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:01am

hmmm nice

WhiteVoidia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:03am

Very neat concept, not sure how it's "all on one screen though"

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:03am

Great work!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:14am

This makes an awesome puzzle game. I liked everything I just wish there was more!

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:29pm

Very technically impressive, and the later puzzles showed off what the idea behind the game is all about. It would have been nice to have more complex levels that made up various objects in the contour (like shadow puppets!), but what you've got so far is pretty impressive either way!

One thing to note, on my Nvidia 870M + Intel HD 4600 combo the web player would not draw the contours (and it was mega slow!) - I had to download the game and force it to run under the Nvidia card.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:58am

This is an interesting perspective game! It runs very laggy on my pc, not knowing why, so I cant explore too much in this game, but I enjoy the idea and the music Good job!

01rafael says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:01am

owerall game looks fancy. But gamplay is to hard for me
anyway, this ia a great job!

5k0d says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:55am

nice puzzle!

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:06am

So serene

Wingy Mammoth says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:09am

It doesn't look like single-screen game. But the game itself is interresting.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:22am

I'm on the first level and I have no idea what to do. It looks cool, but I don't see what I could even try

Ossi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:28am

Very cool game, a bit weak on the theme but fantastic use of shadows and the music is really great! Well done!

Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Really interesting puzzle game and nice mood/style.

Mefteg says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Nice idea !

Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:17pm

This is really clever, not seen this particular mechanic before! I was initially confused when the donut shape came along, I wonder if introducing the rotational control earlier might make the solution more obvious. Great idea though, good music too.

calavera says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Big space cat!

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