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

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Eye in the Sky

by OnePixelMonster - Jam Entry

*NOTE: You can play solo on the keyboard. Use asdw for Guy and the arrows +rshift for the Eye)

Eye In The Sky is an very unusual two player coop action rpg.

The unconventional weapon is a magnifying glass. It is also what you see the game through; the dungeon, the avatar and the monsters are all tiny (ant size, really) and need magnification. Its like playing in a minimap :)

Both players use the same controller, at the same time. Any XBox-like controller will do.

Player One controls Guy the Unlucky, a cursed adventurer lost in a dark dungeon. Player Two controls The Eye, an ancient artifact bound to Guy the Unlucky. Guy depends on the Eye for protection and light. The Eye depends on Guy to pick up ammunition for its deadly ray.

It can be played solo, but you'd be missing out on the experience. So whip out your controller, grab a friend and give it a try :)


Notes: keyboard is supported as well... but its nowhere near as fun. Unless you use it WITH the controller... It was suppose to be a compo, but I ran out of time. So jam it is!

-Unity5 with C#. No imports. No code base.
-Photoshop CC
-VoxelMagic (love!)

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Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:45am

This is really innovative. It would be fun to play with a friend. I enjoy this type of art style very much. Neat!

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:31am

Cool and new concept, i really enjoyed it a lot

Ershany says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:47pm

Really interesting concept :) Well executed too!

conniejoern says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:48pm

fun to play and surprisingly intuitive. Good job.
i had sometimes the problem, that the view drifted to the left. i guess it's because the joystick of my controller don't return to the center 100%. A bit more tollerance in the camera moving script should fix that.

MoogleSensei says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:00am

I found it a bit difficult to focus the aim on ants because of whatever grid the magnifying lens would snap to, but the idea is quite innovative and it was a good use of the theme. I had fun with it :)

Prowler says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Very cool idea! Good job! I played that with a friend and it really worked out. It's fun to yell at each other ;) Good concept and good game for such a short development period!

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:44pm

nice game, enjoyed playing it a lot :D
hard to kill ants after the yellow key :)

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:55pm

That's a great idea there man! Loved it :)

lucien says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:59pm

Enjoyed it
Nice work

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Bravo for making a two player game that still works single player. I wish I'd had a second player, though; it seems like that would be the most fun. I don't like the movement for the guy, though.

Tanser says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:43pm

Very nice game!

Taldius says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Really nice idea, it reminds me of the winner of the last Ludum Dare with the entire level seen through a lens. The control could be smoother to be easier to handle. Also, the menu music gets annoying pretty fast.
Anyway, these are details, it's a good game overall, nice job!

Druid says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:01pm

I really lovet this concept! Pretty good gameplay but collision are little weird. Beside that, amazing entry!

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Very unique, and good use of the theme. Great job!

SayHiBen says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:26pm

Played it with my wife! We enjoyed it, and it had us yelling when we knew we were going to die.

ranmaru90 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Another game that WOWed me. WOW!

Can't wait for the full polished version of this if you're going to make one! Although, this looks quite polished already.

Tortoise says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Fun stuff. Easy to play and a good idea, wish the keyboard controls had some smoothing on them though.

solarexplorer says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:41am

Great idea and you implemented it really, really well. The limitation of this game is human multitasking, it's just too tiring to make the mental switch between "eye" and "character". That said, I'm really impressed with the polish on it.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:42am

Cool idea. I played it single player, but it was still pretty fun. I actually considered doing "magnifying glass" as my unconventional weapon, but I'm sure I wouldn't have done it as well as you.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:00pm

wow very different game, good use of the theme, well done.

Flayk says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:41am

So I played this one by myself, though I didn't have much trouble (I imagine part of the challenge is cooperation). This feels like it would be really fun to play with someone I was intimate with. The overall mood was calm and relaxing. I found the jokes to be cute. The graphics were alright, nothing wrong with them, though I think there needs to be a bit more variety with lighting. I had fun, but this may be one of the more innovative games on here.

Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:22pm

ended up playing both roles which made it a little difficult to play. didn't figure out that I had limited ammo till it was too late.

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