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A jam submission

Open TimaeusView game page

An Open Source Ludic Textbook
Submitted by Modern Aeon (@modernaeon) — 12 days, 21 hours before the deadline

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Open Timaeus's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Theme interpretation#1082.9332.933
Graphics#1122.8672.867
Innovation#1462.4002.400
Audio#1931.6001.600
Overall#2211.9331.933
Gameplay#2791.2001.200

Ranked from 15 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/EliCash82/OpenTimaeus

Theme interpretation
Part Retro Visual Novel, Part Socratic Dialogue, this simulacrum is a hybrid of many things, but primarily of Postmodern Revisionism and Platonic Creationism!

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

I liked the idea and the fact that you incorporated Plato's work in modern gaming; I will have to agree with some of the other comments, maybe a few more choices to make the game a bit more interactive would make a massive difference!

Come and check our game as well :)

Submitted(+1)

I also wished it was a little bit more interactive. But it's nice work.

Submitted(+1)

Wow, so, good work! I think. :) I won't lie, I feel like I'm being trolled, but it's such a wonderful-looking troll that it's actually quite amusing. Until I realize I can't do anything.

As someone who grew up playing these kinds of educational games on my parents' Mac Classic, I greatly appreciate the work put into recreating the aesthetic and era so thoroughly. But, yeah, just wish I could make any kind of choice other than to sit through the whole dialogue or not. I even sped it up and waited to get through the whole thing, thinking there'd be something for me to do at the end. But alas... 

Anyway, you clearly put a lot of great work into the presentation. Full marks there :)

Submitted(+1)

Nice! Only complain would be the text area could be bigger

Submitted(+1)

Very cool visuals, and neat subject matter! There weren't many decisions to make, but has certain gravity to it.

Submitted(+1)

I don't know what possessed you to do this but it's some kind of genius I can't quite identify. I cannot believe how long it is - I read the first act and then sped through the rest. And it still took a long time! Very creative.

Submitted(+1)

Thanks fo making this I will try this completely even after the jam. Great job! Do check our game too 😁

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

I wish that I had time to read the whole Timaeus and rate all the other games, but I can score it upon what I saw. And what I saw is good :-)

It feels a bit hard to read the text with such a small reading area. I used ink for my visual novel, maybe you can try it out next time.

Submitted(+1)

This is fantastic and wonderful and thank you for making this.