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

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Augmented Collector

by ghostonline - Compo Entry

Collect all three virtual keys and reach the end node as fast as possible. Be careful where you walk though. The virtual game world might be free of obstacles, the real world is not! Navigate the maze in the real world while playing the game on your phone's screen. How fast can you reach the exit?

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Ratings

#152Innovation3.78
#210Theme3.91
#673Overall3.09
#864Fun2.75
#876Graphics2.60
#897Audio1.85
#901Humor1.76
#964Mood2.42
#1461Coolness47%

Comments

Ysty says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:23am

Really neat concept and use of the theme.

Fortyseven says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:30am

At first, I frowned, but then I realized what was going on and, hey, I gotta give it to you: it's a clever idea. :) The mouselook could use some work, though.

recursor says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:49am

Probably the most innovative use of the theme I've seen so far.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:29am

I love what you did with the theme. It was a long walk before I could get all the gems, wish there would have been a bit of music as well! :) Good entry!

TMKCodes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Quite nice idea, though very hard to play with high mouse sensitivity.

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Nice idea. Is maze generated on random?

JoshuaBurr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Very nice concept. I enjoyed playing it. Didn't go for all of the green cubes though.

AmyDee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:42pm

Virtual augmented reality. Meta meta meta meta meta meta meta

ghostonline says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:12am

@Leaghorn: the maze is generated using a random number generator, but I locked in the seed for a maze I thought was interesting enough. With a fixed maze, players are able to compare their completion times in a more sensible fashion.

Groydis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:11am

Wow Great game, My only criticism is that it could of use more atmosphere. But the game is great, its an awesome concept and an awesome use of the theme.

nov1kk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:16pm

Very nice use of the theme! Really well thought

Tipyx says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Nice concept, but a little bit repetitive :/

Divitos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:07pm

I really like what you did with the theme!
The game could use some ambient sounds, though.
The maze also felt a little bit linear, which isn't at all a bad thing. I think it would actually get quite tedious if it was more, mazey.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:01pm

Cool game concept - if you could add some challenges for the player (enemies, traps) it could be great ;-)

Well done!

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:11pm

I love this. Excellent use of the theme, I Played till the end and got all 25 items, 3 keys and the red box! :D

I think the implementation is perfect. You have kept to the basics to convey your key mechanic and it has worked. The best part is, the xray phone view allows for more complex maze design as it acts as a compass of sorts so that you don't get too lost. outstanding work!

madahin says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:20pm

Really good use of the theme, loved playing this game.

whilefun says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Pretty cool idea! I found there were some clipping issues with the little screen. I imagine some camera culling filter fixes would help here. I like the concept a lot. I beat the game in about 4 minutes, fun!

Renaldo says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:35pm

Nice and very challenging! I found it difficult to keep track of where I was going and find the blocks at the same time.

Elrobo says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Neat concept. I wish I could invert the mouse control/change sensitivity.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:39pm

I love the concept. Maybe needs a little beefing up but that's normal from a LD game!

tmpxyz says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:25am

Well, I can imagine how it feel if AR game is in boom in reality.

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:06am

The game mechanics reminds me of a horror game where you can only see the ghost through your cellphone camera. (I forget the name but it's not Fatal Frame...)
Sometimes I just focus too much on the cellphone screen and didn't see that there is a wall in front of me, which is actually very interesting. I like this game mechanics a lot!

Dec 21, 2014 @ 4:36pm

Nice concept and implementation of the theme. The graphics speak for themselves- but the gameplay makes up for it. It's a clever idea and kept me going for a solid 8 minutes of gameplay. Pretty fun game, keep it up :)

PapyPilgrim says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:10pm

Really clever take on the theme, but I see one major issue with this: navigating a maze is not fun. Especially when it's a big maze.

Sure you can see your next goal, and have to figure how to reach it, but I think it would have worked waaaay better if you had a multitude of smaller levels, like a puzzle game.

In the current state, after collecting a key you quickly get a feeling of "uhhg... I still have to go through all this?"

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