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My Roles:

Game Design, Development, and Art.

Description:

1st Place winner of the Gamee Game jam. It is a social mobile game focused on minimal interaction and contextual depth.

 
 
 

Design talk

Minimal Input

Crossed Fire was made to be easy to undersand at a glance, meaning that if a friend shared a gif with you, you would know immediately how to play.

This design methodology was inspired by Zach Gage and his 2018 GDC talk.

 

Contextual Obstacles

Instead of complicating the controls, I chose to design obstacles that challenged differents aspects of the player's one mechanic. The laser limits vertical movement; Rockets force players out of the walls; The saw blade tests the player's timing when crossing sides; The bullets force measured jumps.

These mechanics are designed to work in toghether and avoid impossible or unfair scenarios.