MAGS January “Trippy” (RESULT)

Started by Stupot, Sat 06/01/2024 22:45:39

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What is your favourite game of MAGS January?

"Trippy", by jwalt
1 (9.1%)
"A Doll in a Dream" by Blondbraid
3 (27.3%)
"Apfelmännchen" by cat
7 (63.6%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: Sat 24/02/2024 23:57:55

Stupot

Theme: Trippy
Set by: The Great Underground Empire

The winner of MAGS January is cat, with the colourful Apfelmännchen.

Trippy
by jwalt
A Doll in a Dream
by Blondbraid
Apfelmännchen
by cat





To get some practice at letting go of making "perfect" art - your game should be heavily, or entirely, based in a trippy visual space.

Whether this is the innate world, your protagonist has ingested hallucinogens, got licked by an alien toad, etc. is up to you.  Go crazy, abstract, wild colors, throw perspective and depth out the window, have a main character who's a scribble or has a changing number of heads.

Bonus points for well-signposted game mechanics or puzzles based around using trippy visuals or logic to overcome obstacles.

cat

I thought about this for a bit and suddenly this came to my mind:



Not sure if I can/will do something with it.

Mandle

Quote from: cat on Fri 12/01/2024 14:12:19I thought about this for a bit and suddenly this came to my mind:



Not sure if I can/will do something with it.

Oh, a character falling into that skydiver style from a top-down view would be cool!

cat

Inspiration DID strike, so I hope I will have something to show by the end of the month.

RootBound

I have an idea but I'm not going to have time to make it. If anyone wants to run with it, just DM me and it's yours. :)
J. They/them. Here are my most recent games:

jwalt

Think I might be able to continue with RON, Davy, and Josh? Going to give it a try.



Don't know, for a fact, if they are Magic Mushrooms, but it's likely they could be. Also, I plagiarized Ponch's avatar. I'm going to use it, as well, unless he sends me a cease-and-desist order.   ;)

Blondbraid

I have started on an idea, I really ought to get back in the game myself!


heltenjon

Wow, Blondbraid, that one gives so many good vibes! Alice (not in Wonderland), Pippi Longstockings, Samorost, Falling Skywards, Narnia (the lamp), just to mention a few.  ;-D

Pax Animo

Heya folks,

Hoping to get something finished for this MAGS.

I'm just working on giving it that trippy-sci-fi factor if that's possible.

Previous user concepts look amazing!
Misunderstood

Stupot

Wow. Looks like there are a few things in the works.
All the best bringing these to fruition, guys.

Blondbraid

Quote from: heltenjon on Mon 15/01/2024 22:55:08Wow, Blondbraid, that one gives so many good vibes! Alice (not in Wonderland), Pippi Longstockings, Samorost, Falling Skywards, Narnia (the lamp), just to mention a few.  ;-D
Thank you, how fun that you spotted all the references I hadn't even thought of when I made the picture! :)


heltenjon

Quote from: Blondbraid on Tue 16/01/2024 16:29:32
Quote from: heltenjon on Mon 15/01/2024 22:55:08Wow, Blondbraid, that one gives so many good vibes! Alice (not in Wonderland), Pippi Longstockings, Samorost, Falling Skywards, Narnia (the lamp), just to mention a few.  ;-D
Thank you, how fun that you spotted all the references I hadn't even thought of when I made the picture! :)
(laugh) I guess it tells more about my head and my references than yours. Anyway, I liked it!

jwalt

Just completed a playthrough of what I've been working on, and it seems playable. Still needs tweaking, but I'm headed for a finish line. Even managed to bumble into a couple of puzzles, and an alternate ending. Unfortunately, the story arc still leaves Josh and Davy stranded in the alternate dimension. Didn't initially intend to create an episodic adventure, but that's where it is taking me. Some good things about that, and some bad things about that. I really don't know what's next. So, I'll have to wait for the announcement of Feb's MAGS topic, it appears.

cat

Most of the graphics are done, time to start up AGS. This is going to be the weirdest game I've made so far. Think Apple Farm on LSD. Or should I say Crystal Math(sic!)?

Kitty Trouble

Quote from: jwalt on Thu 18/01/2024 15:38:04Just completed a playthrough of what I've been working on, and it seems playable. Still needs tweaking, but I'm headed for a finish line. Even managed to bumble into a couple of puzzles, and an alternate ending. Unfortunately, the story arc still leaves Josh and Davy stranded in the alternate dimension. Didn't initially intend to create an episodic adventure, but that's where it is taking me. Some good things about that, and some bad things about that. I really don't know what's next. So, I'll have to wait for the announcement of Feb's MAGS topic, it appears.

An episodic mags seems interesting, maybe I should steal that idea.

jwalt

Guys/gals, I seem to have reached a point of diminishing returns with my game. Last few things I've added haven't improved the game in any way. In fact, I've even removed one of them. Also, the rest of the month looks pretty crowded, time wise, so I've decided to put my entry up well before the deadline. Here it is:



Game link:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ufzamfv2acoqdfy/Trippy.zip/file

Game uses the BASS template. I did use the inventory for one aspect of the game. Game has two specific endings, but one of the endings has enough of a "flaw" that it would probably qualify as a third ending. Josh and Davy will still be stranded in the alternate reality at game's end. Enjoy! If anyone finds a game killer in the game, before the due date, let me know. I might be able to free up enough time to fix it, or maybe not.

cat

Quote from: Stupot on Sat 06/01/2024 22:45:39Deadline: January 31st (but we'll discuss extensions nearer the time)


It's nearer the time now  ;)

My game is playable from start to finish but I could use a few extra days for testing and polishing...

Stupot

Quote from: cat on Tue 30/01/2024 13:28:32
Quote from: Stupot on Sat 06/01/2024 22:45:39Deadline: January 31st (but we'll discuss extensions nearer the time)


It's nearer the time now  ;)

My game is playable from start to finish but I could use a few extra days for testing and polishing...

Is three days enough? Let's say the new deadline is end of the day on Feb 3rd.

Blondbraid

Quote from: Stupot on Wed 31/01/2024 07:47:03
Quote from: cat on Tue 30/01/2024 13:28:32
Quote from: Stupot on Sat 06/01/2024 22:45:39Deadline: January 31st (but we'll discuss extensions nearer the time)


It's nearer the time now  ;)

My game is playable from start to finish but I could use a few extra days for testing and polishing...

Is three days enough? Let's say the new deadline is end of the day on Feb 3rd.
I'm in the same boat, and glad for an extension.


Blondbraid

Well, I'll be going away over the weekend, and my laptop isn't coming with me, so I might as well share my submission now, and hopefully release a more polished version with proper menus and credits later on.

A doll in a dream

You play as a doll sent into a young girls dream to resolve her nightmares. This project ended up being a lot more personal and esoteric than I initially planned, but I hope you'll enjoy it all the same.

Download link:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/dnk9is3jdb5arix/A_doll_in_a_dream.zip/file


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