Posts Tagged ‘deathbed’

Dying in Context

Posted by (twitter: @davidrlorentz)
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 7:09 am

Good morning friends!

For anyone who feels like playing a very unfinished game, here’s the state of mine as of last night. The beginnings of the gameplay are there: notice now as you switch between your senses, sometimes you experience portions of the outside world. That’s what the deathbed experience is all about.

I have like 10 things on my list for the next 12 hours, so I better get to work.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE WORK IN PROGRESS IN YOUR BROWSER.

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He dies successfully.

Posted by (twitter: @davidrlorentz)
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 5:50 pm

Gosh, I’m moving really slow. I’m going to have to start working harder.

My game is sort of playable. The game is about being on your deathbed, and in this build you can experience yourself slowly dying. You can focus your energy on different parts of your body by clicking, which has no effect right now except clicking on the brain, which slows down your death.

I guess you guys are going to want me to make this more GAMEY now. Fine. I’ll add points and crap. That’s coming up next.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE WORK IN PROGRESS IN YOUR BROWSER.

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This is what a deathbed looks like.

Posted by (twitter: @davidrlorentz)
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 12:41 pm

Well, I sort of have a design planned out for my game, so I decided to take out a pen and start drawing. Here’s what I sketched up in the past 5 minutes.

Notice the beautiful asset list: brainwave, eyes, hand, mouth, and nose. A more delightful art asset list I have not seen!

The original wall of doom

Posted by (twitter: @davidrlorentz)
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 10:32 am

OK, with 33 hours remaining, hamburger’s finally going to start thinking about getting started.

“Advancing wall of doom” is a pretty morbid theme, guys. I feel compelled to make a game about the original wall of doom, that one that is advancing upon us all – death, of course!

I picture myself on my deathbed, waves in my head slowly shrinking to whispers, then nothing. I have a little bit of energy left in me, but not enough to run the whole machine of my body. Should I focus it in my eyes, to see my loved ones around me? Or in my ears, to hear what they’re saying? Or in my hands, to feel when they hold them? Or should I focus all my energy inside my head, to keep those waves alive?

Is this a game? I hope so. I’m going to try to run with it. If you have any suggestions, please make them. :)

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