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Siofra

by QuestionableQuality - Jam Entry

Tales of faeries, myths of old, adventures to suit the brave and bold. And deep in the forest a child sings...

'Siofra' is less a game and more an experimental VR experience for two of the members of Questionable Quality. Leaving the artist (Alice 'Buttons' Kensington) in charge of story, sounds, and visual direction, she wanted to see what sort of short story she could make in a Virtual Reality world, and something perhaps a concept for a future project. The managing director (Matt Norman) took charge of Unity programming and coding, as well as the animations.

Although nothing perfect, it was definitely a lot of fun to get used to what can and can't be done when working with 2D. Unfortunately we lost access to our VR device by the time we were done too, so we were unable to test its performance before uploading.

Music/SFX credits:
Jankoehl • Madamvicious • Reinsamba • Duckduckpony • Adelamtemos • Mentalsanityoff • Chesshunter • Stevious42

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Ratings

Coolness63%
#5Mood(Jam)4.48
#39Graphics(Jam)4.48
#111Audio(Jam)3.77
#697Overall(Jam)3.06
#847Theme(Jam)2.88
#1040Fun(Jam)2.38

Comments

ocarson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:17am

Looks great, it's really cool what you do with 2D in 3D.

brainybeard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:37am

This is terrifyingly creepy! Awesome work guys.

Millefey says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Woah, this was wonderful even if a bit short-lived experience! I slightly missed the ability to walk or interact with something though so for a while I felt a bit "stuck" and unsure whether I was supposed to do something or not. Still, great execution (lovely style)!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Wow. This takes the cake for the mood category.

I'm not in the business of saying what is or isn't a game but lets call this one an 'experience'-- a short but engaging one

It also scared the shit out of my 2 year old daughter, haha

Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Really great mood! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/PdAuylbesI0

MintArcade says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:28am

"Not scary at all". Creepy and terrifying. Awesome game.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:35pm

This is awesome!!!!! I love the mood and absolute creepiness of the whole experience!!! Thank you for this one!

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Really beautiful! Too bad it was so short, I want to see more of this!

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Loved the creepiness that came with the style. This is definitely more of an experience than it is a game though.

esayitch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:56pm

Holy hell this scared me so badly. This is why I don't play horror games xD

This takes the cake in terms of mood, the ambient sounds and creepy visuals, even the choppy animations, contributing greatly.

Wonderful entry, good luck!

mooncalf says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:29am

Great aesthetic. Found the 2D in 3D to be very inspiring. Mood was excellent.

NuberuGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:02am

Great using of the sound and 2D to make a vr experience. I would have liked to have more game in it, but as an experience experiment is good and moody.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:12am

I want much more. Well done.

Stechas says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:00am

Great addition to ludum dare entries, game with superb atmosphere. One disadvantage of this VR experience is that is short :)

sndr says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:31am

It gave me the creeps, that's for sure. :) Well done!
I loved what you did with the 2D in 3D, btw.

madalaski says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:41am

This could possibly be the best "experience" that anyone has made in this competition so far.

JonathanG says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:34pm

A great "mood piece", probably a little lost on me without a VR headset? Quality art and creepy atmosphere, but no gameplay to enjoy it with.

randomhuman says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 6:56pm

Creepy stuff. I really wanted to leg it but I guess being frozen to the spot with fear made sense.

Molpe says ...
May 11, 2016 @ 5:36pm

This was AWESOME! I'd love to see a bigger game with this atmosphere and graphics! Just great!

I've made a short let's play video, if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afs8uRJ28IU

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