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Forbidden.exe

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

My April Fools’ joke worked like a charm. The Divorce managed to fool some of my regular readers, most notably Bill of the2bears.com, who actually blogged about it 🙂 And I also got an much needed extra day of development for the Forbidden.exe.

So here’s my real 8th done-in-under-7-days experimental game, which is a bit different from my usual style. It’s an experimental horror game. So be warned, there’s harsh language, violence and other fun forms of violation. One could say that it’s an experimental violation game.

The idea for the gameplay came from my talks with Daniel Benmergui at the GDC. After the Nuances of Design session, we talked about the idea creating a game (for the Eerie Horror Film Fest), where the gameplay would communicate that feeling that you get from watching a good suspense / horror movie. So here’s a elaborate prototype of that idea.

Forbidden.exe

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Download
Forbidden.zip (8,7 Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions
I recommend you read the readme.html.

Credits
Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music is from Brainsaw’s Music for the Paranoid Schizophrenic -album. The following tracks were used: 02. Gulag (Welcome to Hell – Part 1), 04. Gulag (Welcome to Hell – Part 2) and 06. Program Intermission. Big thanks to the guys for creating such a great and atmospheric music.

The songs are licensed under the: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.

The track level_01.ogg which is played in the background of the games first level is based on cymbal_lo05.wav by schluppipuppie. It was used under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

The shriek sound effects are from river otter or weasel 2006-09-17.mp3 by stackpool and are also used under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Thanks
Thanks to Daniel Benmergui for helping me with the design and encouraging me to do the game in the first place.

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

Forbidden.exe uses: SDL, SDL_Image, SDL_Mixer and SDL_RotoZoom

The Divorce

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Update: Don’t take this too seriously. This was an April Fools’ joke 🙂

Here’s my 8th experimental done-in-under-a-week game. I was inspired by Rod Humble’s The Marriage and decided to create my own abstract art game, where I crafted the rules of the game to communicate how I felt about my parents divorce.

The Divorce

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Download
Divorce.zip (49 Kb) (Release 1)

The Games meaning
I recommend that you make your own interpretation of the games rules and their meaning, but here’s what I had in mind.

The bats are of course my parents. My parents are very long and thin, so this is represented by the shape of the boxes. The ball is an unwanted child of their marriage. I was quite young when my parent’s divorced so, that is represented by the size of the ball. Goal of the game is to score 10 points in court to ensure that the child doesn’t end up living with you.

Credits
Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Thanks
Physics model is based on Markus Ilmola’s tutorials.
Inspiration source: Rod Humble’s The Marriage.

Moo at the Moon

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Here’s my 7th experimental done-in-under-a-week game. It’s my take on the one button design challenge, that seems to pop up every now and then on every game development forum that I read.

Moo at the Moon

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Download
Moo.zip (3.6 Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions

As the full moon rises, nature’s most savage beast (cows) reveal their true nature: their ability to fly.

You play as one of the cows, who tries to jump over the moon. The game is played by only using your left mouse button. When you press down on the mouse button the cow clings to the nearest star. Try to jump from star to star and reach the moon.

Esc – Will quit the game.
Alt + enter – Will toggle fullscreen.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: Dance Orchestra – Blue Danube Waltz.

Sound Effects: From acclivity’s TwoCows.wav, licensed under a Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Thanks

Physics model is based on Markus Ilmola’s tutorials.

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

Moo at the Moon uses: SDL, SDL_Image, SDL_Mixer and SDL_RotoZoom

The Truth About Game Development

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Here’s my 6th done-in-a-week game. This time I was inspired by Darius Kazemi’s game design challenge and by the quality of life issues of game industry.

The Truth About Game Development

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Download
Tagd.zip (8.1 Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions

You play the part of a game producer and your job is to produce the best game you can as cheaply as possible.

Mostly you just try to motivate the lazy ass game developers by killing them.

Esc – Will quit the game.
Alt + enter – Will toggle fullscreen.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: Nigel Simmons – Devil’s Candy Shop. Big thanks to Nigel for letting me use his song. The song is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 -license.

The graphics of the game are under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 -license. Some of the graphics are based on some Creative Commons Photographs by the following flick users: cippadistalippa, MicMacPics1, docman. For the full list of photographs used in the game read the READ-CC.txt in the game’s working directory.

Thanks

The game was inspired by Darius Kazemi’s blog post: Design Experiment. Great many thanks to Darius.

Great many thanks to the band of Dweebish.

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

The Truth About Game Development uses: SDL, SDL_Image, SDL_Mixer and SDL_RotoZoom

Druid Soccer

Monday, January 1st, 2007

The new year is here and so is my fifth (I can’t believe it’s already fifth) done-in-a-week game. And it’s my first two player game, although there’s also a single player mode available. But the game is definitely meant to be played with your friend on the same keyboard.

Druid Soccer

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Download
Druid.zip (3.3Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions
You take part in the ancient traditional game of Druid Soccer.

Rules: Try to push the big rock to your opponents goal and to defend your own goal. Who ever first gets 10 goals wins the match.

Controls:
Player 1: WASD
Player 2: Arrow keys.

Esc – Will quit the game.
Alt + enter – Will toggle fullscreen.

Credits
Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )
Music: The Dongas Tribe (and friends) – Farewell to Erin. The song is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 -license.

Thanks
Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.
Physics model is based on Markus Ilmola’s tutorials.
Druid Soccer uses: SDL, SDL_Image, SDL_Mixer and SDL_RotoZoom