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blanko1324
Created : 31 January 2010
Edited : 31 January 2010
System : Mac

My Gamma4 Entry

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(Warning: extremely choppy video...)

This is what I'll be sending in to Gamma 4 - the one-button competition. I've already submitted it with less than three hours to spare. Now it's time to reflect:

Things I did right -

- I think the pacing of the game is good.
- The art, especially in the moon scene, is great.
- Love the camera shakes, and the controller vibration really adds to the game.
- Overall gameplay mechanics are nice.

Things I did wrong (didn't do) -

- Mostly visual: really wish I had the energy left to add smoke trails and particle effects. Also, the first and third scenes are a bit bare.
- Deeper scoring system; maybe bonus points for a quick landing, etc.
- Had the idea going into the project that it would have some sort of touching story line - they dig artsy stuff like that. Actually had a story poem half-written to go along with the game, but never got to include it.

I'm happy with this one - much more so than the last game I entered. Hopefully the fine folks at Kokoromi will feel the same. Any opinions from you guys?

 

Comments


Monday, 01 February 2010, 08:48
Phoenix
I like it! Seems like it could use some music, but the visuals are pretty. I'd need to play it before giving my final judgment though.
Monday, 01 February 2010, 09:03
Jayenkai
Looks neat, and a nice companion to Doomed Planet.
Monday, 01 February 2010, 12:25
blanko1324
Phoenix, it doesn't have music because the live event will have a DJ.

Thanks to both of you!
Wednesday, 03 February 2010, 18:17
Scherererer
Great job! I love the style, looks very polished. Particle effects might be nice, but other than that I think it looks really really good, keep it up!
Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 21:26
blanko1324
Just got the confirmation email saying that my game did NOT make it in. :/ Aw well, next year... Both a keyboard and Xbox360 controller version should be up in the showcase before the end of the weekend!
Thursday, 18 February 2010, 03:43
Jayenkai
Aww, dangit.
Oh well, I suppose with all the entries, this year, there was bound to be a higher probability.
Still sucks that they wouldn't give priority to folk who'd previously entered, under some sort of secondary category, or something..