MiniLD #37, hosted by ratking

Theme: Not-games or real time

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by Tempest - Mini LD Entry

Chameleon is not played with the keyboard or mouse. Once your journey begin, all you require is your webcam.

Try to match the color of your webcam input with your current location to move on to the next step.

The sensitivity of the matching is pretty loose, so as not to discourage or frustrate.

THEME - Not-Game
This is an exercise in adaptation and ingenuity. You may have to leave your seat to find objects to fufill the requirements of the exercise.

There is no 'win', simply the end of the journey. There is no 'lose', except to lose your patience and leave.

THEME - Time
Each location is based on a Timezone. The colors correspond to different parts of the day (with a bit of randomization added). Every hour the sequence shifts, actually making it easier to begin when the gray & white are at the beginning of the path (roughly 10pm PST).

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Pierrec says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 10:58am

This is an awesome concept! This is the first game I ever played that use the webcam for color and not for movement. This is incredibly smart. But you wrote "The sensitivity of the matching is pretty loose, so as not to discourage or frustrate. " And you know what ? It was frustrating, because too easy. I really would have enjoyed something harder. I would have loved to turn my flat upside down to find the good color, to play with the light to try to match etc...
Could you make a harder version ? Pleaaaase ? :)

Pierrec says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:16am

Also, this : was very useful ^^

Tempest says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 5:42pm

Thank you for the feedback!

Yes, I wanted to do something a bit different for this one. I was planning on putting in a difficulty setting. I also want to add in a meter so you can see how close you are to "matching" the threshold.

I wish there was a good way to get feedback as to what items were used. I think that'd be pretty funny.

Connors says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 5:45am

This was actually really fun until I got stuck on a weird brown color that it wouldn't take any match for. Yeah. And I looked real silly showing random junk to the camera. I even found a box of crayons but they were too small. :) thumbs up.

keppinakki says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:32am

This is a wonderful concept. Got stuck on the first light green because my webcam isn't too great, but nevertheless awesome job!

plule says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 4:28pm

God I'm so frustrated not having a webcam :( The idea is great.

ratking says ...
Oct 1, 2012 @ 4:51pm

Great idea! Good thing I just can point my webcam to the monitor with the needed color ... ;) Of course, that's cheating, haha.

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