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

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by team_popup - Jam Entry

Attention! THE Pop-Up-Simulator is coming!
Rigmarole is the fairytale you wish you had forgotten. You're a pop-up-book's protagonist on the quest to color your pale enemies in order to get from page to page and continue with the story.

Rigmarole was created in Unity. Levels are generated randomly.

The plan was to make a small dungeon-crawler on one screen (page) generating itself around the player. As it happens, you overestimate yourself, so this happened to come out as a Pop-Up-Simulator. In german game-industry, simulators are huge and tonight we finally found out why: We're just better at this than at other stuff like... combat systems.

So.. Have fun and enjoy! :)

Team Pop-Up.


WASD - Movement
Space - Jump
N - Magic!

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allurious says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:23pm

This is more of an experience than a game, but it's a REALLY gorgeous one and I'm sad there aren't any other comments on your piece yet! The story book idea and visuals are neat (though a little bit too zoomed out for me, would've been nice to be closer to see the detail) and I think there's some cool potential there. Music was also lovely and whimsical, and wow, kudos for doing randomly generated levels! Be proud of what you did. :D

Gins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:56pm

That looks so gorgeous! I wish you'd have had time to pull of your full idea. I'd love to play a full game in this style.

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:03am

Really interesting idea! wonderful graphics, great idea!

paperweight says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:34pm

Great graphics but sadly no game - this should become something!

ZYXer says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:39pm

Wow, amazing graphics! Too bad you didn't have enough time. A game withing a pop-up book sounds like a great idea.

xaedes says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:56pm

I really like the idea! Too bad its not really playable yet, I want to explore a pop-up world now! =) The music is nice.
One could do some awesome storytelling with this as foundation - post-compo please :]

Xanjos says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Not much in terms of gameplay but I absolutely loved the pop-up storybook style you've got plus the music was very nice and relaxing. You should try and flesh this out into a more complete game as you've already got an interesting concept to start with.

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:01pm

Pretty neat! A good start, at least. I think you've got a good idea with the pop-up stuff, I'd like to see more of a 'game' to it. (Incidentally, I noticed that you can make some of the cutouts fly off the book and off into space...)

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