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One Take

by Sheepolution - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Long takes are the newest trend in film making! One Take for a very long scene, with no mistakes by the actors or cameraman!

You work as a cameraman, and your boss, the director, wants to follow the trend of taking these long takes. Can you maneuver yourself through all the points the camera needs to film? Find out and play One Take!


Use spacebar if for any reason you can't use your left click.

Really enjoyed making this game! I've realized my mistakes and I'm going to make a post-compo version.

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Guys, thank you so much! As I stated before, I will be making a post-compo version. Be sure to follow me for progress pics and such!

I will make a blog post later, I really need to go to bed, haha. Thanks again!

Downloads and Links




AlanZucconi says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:57am

I am a huge fan of minimalistic pixel art and I really like the idea! :-)

y2bd says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 3:06am

Very neat take on the theme! It was extremely fun (and the scenes were pretty funny too) to play as the cameraman, although sometimes it felt like the shot detection was somewhat off. I did better on my second run though, so maybe it was just me. Good work!

Dec 16, 2013 @ 3:31am

That was pretty amazing. I would recommend putting in a little more audio, I think a nice sound when you did good and a bad sound when you did bad would be great. Just to notify you're on the next part. The rest was really great.

Kuupu says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 3:55am

This game is great! I had an awesome time playing it.

What isn't an innovation in this game? Loved the whole experience. Waiting for new stuff!

Crowbeak says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:05am

This game is great. And the end of the third scene is goddamned hilarious. It needs sound, though.

flatgub says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:25am

That was great fun, but the camera area detection was definitely off by a little. I really enjoyed it though!
Great work!

leafo says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:54am

great game but the camera detection seemed really bad, or maybe the text just wasn't clear enough

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:57am

Thanks for all the comments!
You're right. I should have added a small sound effect for that.

@flatgub and leafo
Try zooming on some more. And try to get them in the center of the screen. But I agree that some detection could be done better.

khahem says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:30am

Very fun and original game :)
I had a minor technical problem on OSX though (even after allowing the game in my security settings):
LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file ~/Downloads/OneTake/
This command solved the problem:
chmod +x

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:05am

Should be fixed now, thanks.

moop says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:17pm

Great idea and really well executed. Sometimes it felt unfairly critical of my timing but not enough to ruin the experience.

qbicfeet says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:44pm

Oh man, I absolutely love this. Super. Really innovative and exciting. I would love to see a full-fledged based on this concept, it has so much potential!

Coblynau says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 1:59pm

This is another game I was really looking forward to, very innovative use of the theme, and definitely got scope to continue developing into a full game.

alvarop says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:11pm

Wow. My favorite game so far. I love it!

Gazpachogames says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Wow! It's awesome! I play all day... My favourite scene is the Western! Hehehehe...

FrozenCow says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:24pm

Very very nice game. Awesome concept and it fits the theme perfectly! There are so many possibilities with this mechanic and this game shows the basics with good humor.

First time playing this I missed a lot of things, since I didn't knew they were there (and me chaotically looking around what is meant). It would've be nice to have some more queues what comes where + randomized events. That said, still a great game!

YellowLime says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:35pm

Amazing game! Fun, funny, good-looking and well-executed theme.

You actually got to add two more scenes, that was fast :y

Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:47pm

Hey man,
the zip for MacOSX seems to be corrupt. I downloaded it two times, both won't work. When you fix it, please let me know, I'd like to play your game.

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:48pm

Like I had the time for that :P

I just made a post mortem
I'm planning on making a full version of this game. Or at least with this concept.

@Everyone else
Thanks for the comments once again!

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:52pm

Thanks for letting me know. The LÖVE forums have helped me with the Mac version, it should be fixed now.

ocmu says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:03pm

Very good game. Great style and really great interpretation of the theme. Some of the challenges were pretty picky, so maybe it could use an indication of why you're a little off. Really enjoyed it, good work!

Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:12pm

Very original game, but I didn't really get how it links with the theme.
Anyway, I loved the art and gameplay with the mouse point and scroll, very fun.

Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:23pm

Very original and innovative game, but it connects very loosely with the theme. The connection comes only through the name, but the gameplay itself hasn't much connection with it.

Anyway, I loved the art and gameplay with the mouse point and scroll, very fun.

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:24pm

You only get one take!

Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:24pm

Very original and innovative game, but it connects very loosely with the theme. The connection comes only through the name, but the gameplay itself hasn't much connection with it.

Anyway, I loved the art and gameplay with the mouse point and scroll, very fun.

laaph says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:26pm

Awesome game. The limited music was awesome, as well. Needs moar levels!

Sebastian says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:29pm

Brilliant game, easily my favourite so far! Innovation 5/5
There were a few cases where I did not agree with the detection's ruling, but whatever.

mungoman1 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:37pm

This was hilarious! It needed sounds but overall pretty cool :D

pl0xz0rz says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:06pm

Pretty amazing game. Fun, and pretty good take on the theme.

Solluxx says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:14pm

Wow great use of the theme. Kind of wonky to know what you are exactly suppose to look at and how much you are suppose to zoom in. Nice job!

Jeremias says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:17pm

This idea is really great. The graphics do their job, the dialogs are amusing - I laughed. Sadly, your condition when something is filmed correctly is a bit too restrictive: sometimes, I had the feeling, that I'm doing it right and it didn't count.

MrBlade says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:25pm

Mediafile is a bad way to host your downloads. I keep getting pop-ups. *sigh* Such a great game. I love the graphics. Sounds are nice, game was well executed. Keep it up!

Sheep says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:46pm

What kind of pop-ups? I'm sorry it bothers you. It really works great for me as an uploader.

mrjordan says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:55pm

Just thoroughly entertaining, couldn't wipe the smile from my face. :D

rxi says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:08pm

Outstanding. The concept was incredibly original and executed flawlessly. The humour of the director's instructions and comments were excellent throughout.

Having seen some gifs of the game before playing it my expectations were high, luckily I wasn't let down.

Really nice work and a clever use of the theme.

SimonRhys says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:24pm

Awesome idea, loved it!

Ravetcofx says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:57pm

This is by far the most unique game here, 20/10

j_stirk says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:54am

Fantastic job - great take on the theme, and really well executed. I'm hanging out for the next few scenes :)

Kayelgee says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:08am

I love the idea. Nice use of the theme :D

TFJO says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:37am

Now this is nice! Give me ten times the levels and I'll buy it on Steam :D

Small issue: The game doesn't seem to have an exit function.
I tried ESC and ALT+F4 but in the end had to shut it down in the task manager.

josefnpat says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:47am

Ahhhh! This game is fantastic! Simple, funny and well polished! I wish there was more sound effects, and maybe another level or two. This would make for a great post-compo game!

mcapraro says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:49am

awesome concept for a game, i really enjoyed making terrible movies :)

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:33am

This is fantastic! I can honestly say I have never played or seen a game that works like this. I think you have a good contender for a winner in this competition.

lightsoda says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:06am

Some kind of familiarity with the scene before shooting would've been nice. Loved the idea, and it seemed to work well.

strong99 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:57am

This is the most creative game I've seen in the entries :) Nice game!

Tim Kaldor says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:07am

Great unique game, good art, smooth gameplay. Difficult to score highly on a trackpad, I wish I had a mouse with me.

nka says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:07am

This game gives really great impression. Sometimes it's hard to follow the script as it goes too fast, but I had some fun. Good job!

Sheepolution says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:33pm

Hey thanks for letting me know! You can now quit with ESC, and added Fullscreen with F4. No gameplay changes or anything else changed of course.

@Everyone else
Thanks for the feedback! I'm really glad you're all enjoying my game!

Gravedrinker says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:13pm

Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. Really good graphics, sound and an awesome idea to boot. Very interesting use of the theme.

cappelnord says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:34pm

Ha, that was awesome! Innovative gameplay and wonderful take on the theme. My favorite game so far!

A pity, that the detection what's on camera can be wonky some times ...

Shaun Lebron says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:53pm

What a great idea!

vrld says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 5:50pm

Really nice game idea, and well executed. As others have said: the "shot detection" was a little unfair at times, but that didn't hurt the experience too much!

StMatn says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 6:40pm

Wow, this is so awesome...
The idea is epic and the game is well executed.
Definetly one of the best games I've seen.
Reminds me a bit of McPixel, but I don't know why...
Great work!

Nardom says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:38pm

love the idea, love the execution, love the humor. Fits the theme,.. alright, that's a wrap.

PTSnoop says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:46pm

A great take on the theme. I'd love to see a longer post-compo version!

pighead10 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:37pm

Great art, fantastic take on the theme, and a really fun game overall! Just a couple of issues with the camera detection. I wish you could have restarted individual levels.

Norgg says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:37pm

Haha, awesome! Great use of the theme and really novel, though I really hoped it was going to mock me by showing me the horrible mess of a film that I had made a the end of each take. :D

Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:19pm

Haha, this was excellent take on the theme, the gameplay was good and the scenes and newspaper notes on the bottom were hilarious. Nice work!

vallde says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:34pm

Really nice concept, and pretty fun :), though a couple of times I felt like I was doing right and the game said I wasn't D:
I could see it as a full game with more levels and a couple of new mechanics (like choosing what to show at some point or some travelings or something like this), good luck with it!

Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:06am

Nice, but needs more feedback to a player (not only sounds)

SaintHeiser says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:17am

Its genius, man =)
Gameplay is very innovative. But I don't learn English good so its hard for me understand some words and action quick.

afterisk says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:18am

Superb game!

lekochen says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:24am

Lol this is awesome!

Kane says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:56am

Really fun game! Playing a cameraman is inusual too, and the graphics are really well designed. Thanks for the fun!

Tuuka says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:44am

Great concept, well presented and with very amusing writing. Very nice work!

AtomicVikings says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Great game! love the concept and the pixel art :)

MrTedders says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Extremely fun idea and well executed. Well done bud

jomomomo says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:39pm

WOW. Great job! Would love to have sound give some kind of indication of how well you're doing. Maybe the director could yell at you if you're doing the wrong thing? Also, a replay showing your movies at the end would really make the experience complete.

bitslap_ says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:48pm

I love this. 17/21 so far. Looking forward to the post compo version! Good job here!

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:48pm

Very clever! I played it through twice just to see how the endings would be different for the last sentence in the newspaper. I would have loved an extra moment to read what the first instruction ones before the scene began - it was usually the most stressful.

sadiquo says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:24pm

Great, very great idea ;)

popogames says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:32pm

Very cool and original take on the "one shot" theme. Love it

Before Light says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:41pm

It's nice game. A playback of what you captured at the end of scene, would be a nice feature.

Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:56am

Best take on the theme I've seen so far! Very interesting gameplay, nice story, thou following the instructions live is a bit of a tackle.

Daveloper says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 8:38pm

Brilliant idea. only remark I have is that sometimes it didn;t recognize a correct shot, but awesome nontheless!

lilinx says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:32pm

this is ocol

Dec 26, 2013 @ 11:14am

A great movie... emh videogame! Really nice concept!

pjchardt says ...
Dec 30, 2013 @ 2:13am

I really like this game. Love the idea of filming a scene and getting cues. Sometimes I felt that I was performing the task and still failed. Seemed the fail conditions were pretty strict and the cues were maybe to ambiguous for the strict nature of the fail condition? Either way, one of my favorites so far!

UltraRat says ...
Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:40pm

Nice, Reminds me of the game "Stuntman".

SnoringFrog says ...
Jan 2, 2014 @ 6:45am

Very interesting idea! There were a few moments where I was sure I got the correct shot, but it still said I failed them. However, my zoom work was weird (no mouse, so I had to use a trackpad that has poor scrolling; a keyboard alternative for zooming would have been nice) so that might've led to some failures when I thought I had decent shots. Either way, I really liked the game.

postmodestie says ...
Jan 2, 2014 @ 9:55pm

Wow! That was fun! Liked the style of the in-between text too..

rezil says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 11:51am

Oh man those graphics are so good, it would be great if you made this into a full game!

Cake&Code says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 6:56pm

I was really looking forward to playing this! (So glad I finally got around to it :P) It was just as fun as I expected it to be, and I really love the mechanic and idea around it. I sort of agree with others in that it is loosely based off of the theme since you're taking multiple shots (but yes, one chance per criteria!), but I still loved it a lot either way. It was wonderful! Great work!

Sim says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Best choice of theme I've seen so far, and the execution was just as good as it looked. A few of the criteria I just couldn't get right (especially showing the zebra crossing - do I show just the edge or the whole thing?). I think the game's taught me that I'm not cut out to be a cameraman!

ahm99 says ...
Jan 7, 2014 @ 3:24am

I thought I saw Justin Bieber. I checked and sure enough, I was right. But I can't figure out how to reproduce it.

Sheepolution says ...
Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:32am

It's random :P

Jan 8, 2014 @ 3:32pm

very cool, well executed idea! Great job!

Xey says ...
Jan 9, 2014 @ 3:24pm

fantastic! i would happily pay money for a game like this. the gameplay felt fresh and intuitive, AND i had the urge to play through it multiple times to perfect each scene.

my only gripe is the lack of sound effects. some camera shutter FX would have added to the overall atmosphere.

csanyk says ...
Jan 12, 2014 @ 1:01am

Incredibly fun. Great, original concept for a game. I've never played anything like this. I couldn't play the game well at all using a trackpad, but with a proper mouse and scroll wheel this would be a lot of fun. One thing that I would have really liked was the director's instructions to be audible, so that I had a better understanding of when the cues were coming up for the next shot. Reading them off to the side was not as intuitive for me. Great job overall!

poohshoes says ...
Jan 20, 2014 @ 10:08pm

Crashes after the Sheepolution and Love logos show up. Do I need to have a certain version of LOVE installed? My OpenGL drivers are a little messed up, could that be breaking it?

lucc1111 says ...
Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:55am

i like too much this game, but camera detection is a little bad, but you can dominate it
PD: did someone noticed the justin beaver easte egg? xD i liked this detail

Sheepolution says ...
Jan 22, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Never heard of anyone having that problem before. It's made with LÖVE 0.8.0 , so you cant run it with 0.9.0

Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:19pm

I made a vid of the game here:

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