Posts Tagged ‘magicrap’

PokEscape: A stealth game where you have to eat your cover

Posted by (twitter: @tuism)
Monday, August 24th, 2015 1:12 pm

This was my fourth Ludum Dare, and I daresay the one I’ve been most comfortable in 😀

I got to sleep (before and during), I got to slack off a bit, I have many chopped features, I have sound! And an “ending”! It’s been a pretty good weekend.

As always, thanks to everyone involved in making LD the best of its kind! 😀

Play PokEscape before I spoiler anything for myself

But if you don’t mind spoilers (it’s not Game Of Thrones), read on!

 

So, the joke is:

You’re the (Poke) Monster.

The hook is:

A stealth survival game where you have to eat your cover to survive.

You’re a newborn Magicrap. You want to eventually evolve into a Gyradeuce. But before that, you have to eat, and live, and not get caught by those bastard kids with funny caps.

 

You hide in tall grass! But if they hear you they’ll investigate!

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If you don’t eat you’ll starve, if the kids see you they’ll catch you:

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Sure, you can of course get away despite the hardships.

PokEscape_03_survive

But you’ll wanna risk your skin to collect money to send home to your Magicrap kin. After all, animals are fiercely loyal.

 

What I learnt making this?

Game design is hard. (I can do better)

Naming games is hard. (I can do better, PokEscape wasn’t even my idea)

Level design is FUCKING HARD. (I can do better. Maybe)

Give PokEscape a play!

You guys rock! 😀

Magicrap’s Evolutionary Journey of Amazingness to Gyrodeuce-dom

Posted by (twitter: @tuism)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 12:30 pm

You are the (poke) Monster!

I’m having dinner so I thought I’d take a break and post about this problem I’m having.

This game starts you as Magicrap, minding his own business, trying to not starve to death. Then these bastard cap-wearing kids show up and start throwing these fucking balls at you, and you gotta escape them, or get caught and ushered into a monsterous life of slavery servitude, or starve.

The mechanics aren’t all in yet, but the main tension is that it’s a stealth game where you have to eat your cover to stay alive.

And you want to eventually evolve to Gyrodeuce.

What do I call this!?

Thanks, you awesome Ludum Darers!!! 😀

Magicrap_1

Magicrap_2

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