MiniLD #68

Theme: Childhood Memories – hosted by tinyworlds – June 2016

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Childhood Ride

by David Cookie - MiniLD 68 Entry

I tried to recreate a game I was playing in the car when I was a kid. Although I didn't manage to include all the rules in time, it kinda respects the core aspect.
As it was a "mental" game, the possibilities were indeed endless. I could change rules, add obstacles and most importantly.. played in rhythm with the radio (or CD's) music. I didn't want to make another rhythm game with synchro issues so I keep things simple. But the hard mode is quite a challenge I must say :o

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You just need a mouse on PC (although left and right arrows are recommended for moving your head).
Also playable on smartphone & tablets, normally.

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Comments

Jun 28, 2016 @ 8:55am

Nice :)

spelos says ...
Jun 29, 2016 @ 7:25pm

This is a beautiful game, love the feeling.

HearPcGaming says ...
Jun 30, 2016 @ 11:40am

nice gane

mr. a says ...
Jul 1, 2016 @ 5:37am

Charming graphics, sound, and mood.

Do kinda wish there were a way to click through the text a bit faster (one click to show the whole line, another click to start the next line), though the dawdling pace of the text does fit the mood.

Giragast says ...
Jul 1, 2016 @ 8:23pm

This is really cute! I liked the music a ton, and the game idea is very charming :D The menu-highlight piano tones changing is a lovely touch.
I'd love to see this in VR

Jul 2, 2016 @ 7:28am

Great Idea, that view from the back seat instantly snapped me back to childhood, very strong association. The head movement was subtle enough that by time I worked out what I was doing it was almost over, but I don't think that mattered much for the kind of experience you were creating. +1 to allowing the text to be read faster, I have trouble engaging with a story if I can't control the reading speed.
Very nice little experience, I like the way you've captured the (near) universal experience of riding in the back seat of a car with along the personal experience of the first game you created. Well done.

DerTraveler says ...
Jul 2, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Nice atmosphere... The first part of the music gave me a little bit the Life is Strange feeling (even though it becomes quite different later).

Sitting in the back of the car is indeed a universal childhood experience I guess :) Nice game.

atechdad says ...
Jul 6, 2016 @ 11:17am

nice

atechdad says ...
Jul 6, 2016 @ 11:18am

... sorry hit submit too soon. nice game. this reminds me of a similar game I used to play myself when I was younger

tinyworlds says ...
Jul 6, 2016 @ 9:19pm

I've already written you a bit on Twitter on the game, but now it's time for a proper, full-length comment :D
First thing I notice is the really nice & calming rain ambience when starting the game, with the menu sounds being playful and calming (also thanks for the credits, haha :D)
The writing was great, although the SKIP button really peaks out like it really wants to be pressed, haha. Maybe make it a bit darker, so the contrast is not to strong.

Oh, as it seems I'm getting goosebumps on the 2nd playtrough, too! On another note, I love how you introduce the player to everything being a dream, a memory, by opening your eyelids. The music is also just a perfect choice! Sweet, nostalgic, calm :)
I just love this, had a bit of tears in the eyes at the end.
Reminds me at the long car rides with my family when I used to be younger.

Great game, it touched me on so many levels! :D

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