Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Dimension Traveller

by Crafting4U - Compo Entry

You wake up to see that you are stranded in some mysterious world that you must escape. You realize that this world exists in two separate dimensions. Each object in this mysterious world can only exist in one dimension. With the exception of objects color coded purple. As you try to find your way out, you suddenly gain the ability to travel between the two dimensions. You also can fire bullets out of your chest, that can freeze moving objects. As these moving objects are frozen, they gain the ability to travel between dimensions, like you. You can shoot them again to unfreeze them, and they lose their ability to travel between dimensions. You now need to use your powers as a weapon, as an advantage to solve the 7 puzzles ahead of you to escape this mysterious world, and return to your home. Good luck.

This game is unfinished in some ways, as there are some bugs that you should be aware of. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to fix them. :( I may to a post compo version where the bugs are fixed.

-Sometimes, if you try to move a direction, you don't move at all. This can be fixed by jumping and then moving in the direction you want to go.

-When you change dimension while standing on a blue tile that is floating in the air, you don't fall until you jump.

-When respawning or entering a new level, you fall very slowly if you don't jump.

-If you're on windows, the screen may flicker black and white a bit on the bottom or right.

-(this is not really a bug, but anyway) When you change dimension, if you are inside of a block, your position may be glitched.

Please don't use any of these bugs to your advantage, to keep the gameplay fair.

So yeah, this game is unfinshed in some ways. But I'm very happy with the way it is, and the amount I got done. I am also only 13 years old, and I reckon to program a game as big as this one in 48 hours is amazing. Please leave feedback, because that would be helpful. :) Enjoy the game!

I made a mistake in the help menu. You are actually meant to press 'enter' or 'return' when opening the door instead of jump.

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Nullz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:03am

Awesome game dude!!! I think you should continue after ludum dare :)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:55am

Very nice game! Solid level design and great puzzles for a simple game. Keep it up!

Joris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:00am

Pretty decent game. It gets quite hard towards the end!

micahcowan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:10am

I can't seem to open the door. I tried jumping in front of it, onto it, from it... :(

Doesn't seem to fit the theme particularly?

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:12am

It's a nice game with a solid idea but it's very buggy now. I hope to see this game increase in popularity with some patches.

pythong says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:14am

the road is long and rocky, but i also think it's a good (first) effort. the controls feel kinda sluggy. also, take a look at this:
it's an entry from adventureislands in one of the last few LDs and get inspired, because it is similar to your game

oh, and nobody reads how-to's. especially if they are as long as yours ;)

Sim00n says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:03am

I think the download link is broken. A white page with nothing on it shows up. I'll save my vote for later on this one.

aroymart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:16am

Left makes you go forever and doesn't check if anything is under you i think, so it just gets you through any obstacles to the left. that being said, I enjoyed the game a lot! The bullet freezing thing was clever and it took me a while to actually get through just the first level that included it! but it was a really fun game!

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:23am

@Sim00n I tested the download link myself, and it was fine. Probably just your internet, or mediafire.

paruthidotexe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:10am

Cool concept and game with nice levels and it is intersting

When i press Q it is jumping to level 3.. 5 ... supposed to be mute.
When you press fastly two times left arrow player slides to the door bit door not opening..

if you work on the game more tweet me

zulubo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:23am

Pretty nice! Controls got my and tired, but still fun concept.

jprogman says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:24am

I'm stuck at the beginning of level 2. Can the bullet from the gun be in the same dimension as me? Because the bullet is being blocked by a space that supposed to be a red block (but I'm in a dimension with the blue blocks.)

Mak says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:36am

It's great! You have such a satisfying game of changing between dimensions! Really liked it. Good mixture of platforms and puzzles and good use of the graphics to communicate. Keep working, this is so good ^^.

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:43am

@jprogman. Yes, it can. You just need to fire a bullet like you would when you fire a bullet at the enemy in the first level.

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:08am

@paruthidotexe Thanks for letting me know. I fixed the first bug, but the second wasn't a bug. I made a mistake in the help menu, and you are actually meant to press 'enter' instead of jump.

jplur says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:34pm

Nice entry! The character could of used some friction when landing, I kept slipping off the blocks.

Interface says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Nice game, the puzzles are well designed with the dimension switching. Controls were a bit stiff, but that's probably a subjective thing.

Chaoseed says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:23pm

It's fun, but it needs some polish. ;) First, in games like this, usually there's something showing you what's in the other dimension, like a ghost image or something; that makes sure you know what you're leaping into. Second, I noticed that when you switch dimensions, your jump stops; this makes it difficult to make some jumps. Also, I wasn't sure what to do in the second level; I tried shooting the gun to make it go to the other dimension, but it didn't work. Oh well, whatever.

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 8:07am

@Chaoseed Thanks for the constructive feedback. And you and meant to shoot the bullet, not the gun. :)

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 9:14am

Someone else said you should do a post ludum dare version. And I agree.

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