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Bonfires

by Ivan Sukhanov - Jam Entry

Hello, i am glad show you this game.

I worked alone, but did not have enough time to end it game for compo.
Do not be too hard with rating, please.

Game description:
You are traveler in the the World of fires and flames...
Your path passes through several parts of the world, touch the world of bonfires.

The general features:
Atmospheric gameplay.
Low poly oriented style.
Simplex and minimalism.
Sound environment.

Try it.


Post-jam development:

Update #1.
I add new post-jam version (not full too, but better).
I decided publish version of current development status on end of this work week.
You can see that was improved.

Will update it as I can.

http://gamedevparty.ru/works/GDP%232/190/index.html

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness81%
#34Audio(Jam)4.07
#40Mood(Jam)4.05
#41Graphics(Jam)4.49
#765Innovation(Jam)2.65
#784Overall(Jam)2.89
#999Theme(Jam)2.24
#1026Fun(Jam)2.09

Comments

brunocoimbra says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:08am

Well, even after 5 minutos floating in game, I still didn't know what to do or were to go... The graphics are beautiful, but gameplay is very confusing.

Luke Molnar says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:36am

Very pretty, but also very laggy. I can see why other people might be confused with the game play. The music was a very nice touch.

dix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:45am

I like the atmosphere a lot, but I don't understand what i'm supposed to do :c when i used mouse1 i thought the shiny things were taking me somewhere else..but i was still there O_o

bace1000 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:57pm

What am I supposed to do? You need to include some sort of guidance in the game. It did look absolutely stunning, though, but it was also quite laggy.

lucidsheep says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:35am

Very beautiful and a well set mood, but I wasn't sure how to progress in the game. Holding the left mouse seemed to absorb energy near the fire and right mouse seemed to shoot some sparks, but I had no idea what to do. Please post a guide, I'd love to play more!

Ivan Sukhanov says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:25am

Yes, it is right, game mechanics and system of controlling is not very well, and now it game have only 1 fished level... I am very sorry, i did not have enough time to make it better, to done it...

But i can try write some kind of guide:
In first episode you need active three energy panels.
To active one of these panels you need stand on any of it, absorb energy and interrupt flow of the particles.
Active panel will glow.

I am thinking on post jam version, if you interested to see it (and play of course), in near time i can done it, but i need to know: would you want to play (or no) in full version of bonfires...

Horsed says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:38am

That's art. I actually don't miss any gameplay as it is totally beautiful to just walk around and watch the lights. The lights appearing after pressing LMB reminded me of the black hole scene from Interstellar :-) Not quite a game but a really good looking interactive experience.

Acrimiens says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:39am

Worked game, i like it! Very spiritual i feel!

omaha says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:43am

The music and graphics and atmosphere were wonderful. I was confused by the gameplay and the low mouse sensitivity.

Saker Games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:44am

I was confused first about what should I do. The looks cool, the mood is awesome. I would like to see a full version of it.

coderitual says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:49am

Truly nice atmosphere!

HeffJoker says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:51am

The art direction for this is FANTASTIC! I love the particles, sound, and general mood you set up.

Like everyone else I was confused by the objective of the game. However, after reading your comment, it makes a lot more sense. It was a little too dark for me to see the panels to get all of them, but that may be because it's very bright in my room right now (I'll try again later tonight).

Also, the character movement was a little bit too slow for me. I think it could be a little faster and still keep the mood you were looking for.

Overall, great job! I look forward to seeing more of this in the future!

MasterOfNaN says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:53am

Looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous - nice work!
Even if it were light on specific gameplay mechanics, just wandering through a variety of worlds with that whole aesthetic would be very mellow and enjoyable.

ThirdMoon says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:00pm

Great potential, not so funny cuz it's too hard and laggy! Anyway it could be impressive!

mentatzoe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:02pm

The atmosphere is beautiful and it provides you with an incredibly nice artistic experience. Even though, I agree with most other commenters that it would be great having some more guidance so that we could progress in the game.
Beautiful art and sound!

iamwhosiam says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:02pm

very pretty game. i just wish it ran on my computer a bit better.

MGhareeb32 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:58pm

Couldn't figure out what to do. I really appreciate the work you put into the graphics. The game has an odd feel to it (in a good way :D).

Supr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Interesting concept, needs to be improved and extended. Hope to see post-jam version.

Ivan Sukhanov says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Thank you all for your comments.

I am very pleased that the majority like the atmosphere of the game.

In new version, I will improve game mechanics, make it more interesting and understandable, and, no doubt, will continue to refine the atmosphere. I will try to relese the beta build as soon as possible.(One, may be two week)

In any case, your feedback is extremely important to me. I will try to accommodate all your suggestions. Thanks.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:37pm

Really digging the atmosphere

hadesfury says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Yep, really nice atmosphere, I activated three panels I guess, was it suppose to do something?
Makes me want to see more indeed!

Ivan Sukhanov says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:12pm

After activate three panels, you need anywhere open energy flow and interrupt it.

ianburnette says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:33am

I wow, I'm really enjoying this. Yes, I'd love to play the full version. Most game get by on atmosphere HALF this good.

Junber says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:54pm

I didnt really knew what i was supposed to be doing but it looked awesome and the audio was great too.

Demy says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:52am

It looks like the professional game, but I didn't get how to do something more than activate first fire.

lochmann-apps says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 6:14am

Really enjoyed walking around! I love the sound/melody! Great work! A little bit more action or some kind of goal would make this a really nice game!

siryakko says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 11:41am

Nice graphics, but i didn't really get what's the game in fine

alex31016 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:18pm

I really like the graphics, the lights, the particles, the effects and the audio, but I didn't understand the gameplay. Anyway it is a great project, congrats!

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