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A jam submission

UNU · SENCOView game page

Explore the world, one sense at a time
Submitted by Bluebyza (@bluebyza), Enrique Colinet "Baxayaun" (@Baxayaun), canochaba — 6 hours, 23 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#5263.8573.857
Overall#9223.4423.442
Adherence to the Theme#9733.6123.612
Design#11902.8572.857

Ranked from 49 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Hey there, I played through some of your game in this video at - 22:40

Had a bit of trouble, so I couldn't get too far, but hopefully it's still useful to see how some people will play your game.
Developer

Thanks for playing! We realize that our controls need some tuning and yep, that's pivotal in a platformer, moreso in the case of a first person game. Hopefully we'll address this in an incoming patch and our game will run smoother and with a clearer goal.

Thanks!

Submitted

After I beat the second level the text bugged out and had all the sense visible at once, so I couldn't tell what sense I was using unless it was sight. Even with that I was able to solve the next level, because it kinda just came down to switching sense until one works, it's not much of a puzzle. The game might get more interesting later on, but I think this is a tough concept to design challenging/interesting puzzles around

Developer(+1)

Yeah, that's a known bug; appeared while fixing other things last minute so it was impossible to look for a solution on time. As far as I know, Rodri and Isaac, our programmers, already fixed it in a release that might come in the following days.

Thanks for playing!

Submitted

La idea de los sentidos está muy buena. La manera de resolver los de "look" me recordó a los puzzles de The Witness, y el juego tiene una vibra que me recordó a The Talos Principle. El estilo de arte es simple, pero usan los colores de manera fenomenal y se ve bastante pulido. La música también es bastante buena. 

Creo que fui víctima del bug del segundo nivel. Encontré los círculos y no pude pasar de nivel, a pesar de alinearlos. También no pude jugarlo muy bien porque el GPU de mi computadora no era lo suficientemente bueno , y la rotación de la cámara era extremadamente lenta. Tal vez haya que hacer algunas optimizaciones gráficas porque por lo general no tengo problema con esto; jugué en una Surface Book con un GeForce.

En el segundo nivel, me costaba un poco de trabajo saber hacia dónde ir, ya que solamente aumentaba el volumen cuando me acercaba al objetivo, pero no tenía ningún sentido de dirección y no sabía hacia dónde moverme. Unity tiene un SDK de audio espacial que probablemente les interese utilizar para complementar esta mecánica. Lo usé hace poco en uno de mis proyectos y me pareció maravilloso.

Cuando tenga a la mano una mejor computadora, jugaré y terminaré su juego. Me interesa saber cómo incorporaron los otros sentidos.

¡Buen trabajo!

Developer

¡Gracias por tus comentarios! Mi área es el modelado así que me supera un poco la información que nos pasas, pero le indicaré todo lo que nos escribes a los programadores del equipo para que le echen un ojo. Esperemos que la próxima release sea un poco menos exigente a nivel de rendimiento.

¡Gracias de nuevo!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Got stuck on the second "hear" level. Couldn't really locate were the saws or whatever it was are, even with headphones on. Seemed like it's just a straight line you can't go through there.

Submitted(+1)

First Person platforming should be illegal! You should give a bit more air control. Good visual, keep it up. Adjust the sounds level some are way too loud.

Developer(+1)

Yep, we've got to tune both the "slipperyness" of our player and the overall sound of the HEAR levels; some players are telling us that is way too loud and some that they can´t almost hear them. Thanks for playing!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Great game. Not too many First Person Games. I love puzzle games like this one.

Graphics and music are brilliant!

Please consider playing mine:

https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/463337

Submitted

Had problems with keyboard/mouse control (no input), had to use the controller. Besides that (not the focus of the jam), great art and visuals, great insight!

Developer

While controller is a must to play through some levels, the first set of levels should be playable with keyboard and mouse. We'll check that out.

Thanks for the heads up and compliments!

Submitted(+2)

Didn't get far, but definitely an interesting concept. Was a little counter-intuitive lining up the cursor with the circles in the look part (a reticule might help).
Only got as far as listen 2; was a bit hard to guess what I was intended to do when I seemed to fail regardless of the sound (though I might just have gotten the wrong idea about things there).
As a note: I'm using a Playstation controller but couldn't get it to connect alone; and if I used DS4 Windows it just sent me spinning in circles. Is it set to detect PS controllers?

Honestly I like the visuals and idea behind the game,  just a pity I can't get my PC to co-oporate with the controller ^^;

Developer(+1)

Our programmers might correct me if I'm wrong but I guess the only pad we got to test was a XBox wireless controller. Maybe they behave differently on the coding side? I'll ask them to see if we can patch that on our next release.

Thanks for playing!

Submitted(+1)

Intriguing but somehow not convinced : I felt lost and some bugs made it unclear what to do next (overlapping text ; I saw you reported it).

Very nice atmosphere though, I would have loved to see more. Maybe in a fixed version if you plan one?

Good job guys!

Rusted Spanish but: no sé que añadir, pero quería terminar mi mensaje en Español.

Developer (1 edit)

Yes, we plan on adding some cut content and polishing most of whats's there once the voting period ends. We are happy with were the project was headed, and with a little push I'm confident we can achieve a well rounded experiment.

Thanks for playing and commenting!

PD: That's some good spanish man, bastante mejor que mi inglés xD

The game booted okay for me, but I was unable to move from my starting position. Is this a known bug? (I have tried rebooting at all graphical settings and both in and out of windowed mode)

Developer

That reminds me that having a controller plugged-in disables all keyboard controls. Could that be the case? :)

Submitted(+1)

Very unique. Graphics are pretty good. I felt lost a few times. I still don't understand the smell sense mechanic. The hear sense also was a bit difficult. I know it kinda tells you where the danger is but still it isn't so clear. The controls need some work. There is also a problem with the movment smoothness. It is laggy. It's probably because you used rigidbody based controller. It gets updated only 50 times per second so when the camera is attached to it and you have for example 100+ fps you can see it clearly. Hope that helps you improve your games in the future. You've done great work! I really like this idea. And big plus for controller support and use of it's features.

Developer

YES to everything and thanks for the feedback!

(+1)

the art and the design of the game is absolutely fantastic .. i really love it 

Developer(+1)

Thank you! Both Enrique and Jesús did a superb job in such a narrow timeframe. Thanks for playing!

(+1)

They really did a fantastic job indeed .. looking forward for future games :)

Submitted(+1)

The game looks really beautiful. I stopped at the feel level since I didn't know what to do (probably bcz I have no controller with feedback). The voices in the Hear mode are low compared to the losing sound so whenever I fell or was sent backwards, I felt my ears being pierced. Also, I still don't understand the smell mode but I won that level anyway. Overall, It is a nice idea with very good execution.

Developer (1 edit)

I KNOW, I know... is a bit silly that while any sense but HEARING is activated, the sounds get increasingly louder and louder. That was a last minute bug and I hate it! x)

But, as far as I know, only based on people commenting, you're the one that I know who got further in the game. Congrats! ;)

Submitted(+1)

I am a big fan of this one. I had a similar idea at the beginning but i did not know how to implement the senses visually. You found an awesome way! Very impressive!

Developer

I would love to continue working on how to represent in an abstract way the rest of the senses, which has always been problematic in videogames (obviously, because we cannot smell or taste anything in a virtual world). I was somehow attracted by the idea of representing these senses each one in its unique way... but 48 hours is not enough time to find a genious solution for each one. I tried, and I'm glad you liked it, Leifgood. ;)

Submitted

This game is super trippy!

I have never played something like this before and I'd honestly play this forever! 

Please let me know if you make this into a full game!

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Hey, we made a GMTK game too. Check it out!

Developer

We'll probably fix all the issues and make a few more levels with sense combinations for the puzzles. At least, I would love to. I'm checking your game right now. ;)

(+1)

Really interesting idea ! I'm stuck at the level 4, don't understand what killed me.

Tips for level 2 : look at the circle (they might not really match) then look up, it should work. It helps me to pass this level.

Developer

Yeah, raycast triggers should have been a bit bigger to prevent this problem. Sorry!
In level 4 there are some invisible traps that you can only hear while in HEAR mode. I know there is a bug which shows all the "Current sense" text on top of the screen overlapping and that makes it more difficult. HEAR is the sense right after LOOK (In the keyboard), X button on 360/One or Square in PS4. ;)

(+1)

Idea muy interesante pero que no he podido llegar a completar. La primera vez que llego al nivel de oir se me buggea el selector y no sabia que sentido estaba usando y lo he tenido que reiniciar, y la segunda vez he caido y no me llevaba arriba. La musica está muy bien y se ve muy bonito, aunque me cuesta bastante controlarlo porque salta mucho y no tienes mucha maniobrabilidad en el aire

Developer(+1)

Si, es el bug más gordo que se nos ha colado, y es bastante problemático. Si juegas con teclado, lo único que tienes que hacer es pulsar "E" tras activar el sentido de la vista (que es cuando ves todo perfectamente). Sabrás que estás en el modo "LISTEN" porque la música se oye ahora claramente.

Lo del salto también intentamos solucionarlo pero tuvimos que priorizar otras cosas porque al menos el juego se podía completar aun teniendo controles poco maniobrables.

¡Gracias por jugar y por dejarnos tu opinión, Salvi!

Submitted(+1)

Me encanto, es muy comodo y la musica muy relajante, lamentablemnte no lo puedo seguir jugando debido a que tengo que hacer otras cosas pero despues me lo voy a tratar de pasar!

Developer(+1)

Cuando le des otra oportunidad, léete la información importante que hemos puesto en la página del juego. Ten en cuenta que como es una entrada para una JAM se nos han colado algunos bugs tontos que pueden fastidiar la experiencia, pero leyendo la chuleta sabrás como evitarlos. ;)

Submitted(+1)

One sence at a time is a really good idea! Didn't have the chance to really use other senses than "look" though.

Developer (1 edit) (+3)

The original idea was to have levels introducing the potential of every sense when activated and then mixing them to create more interesting puzzles, but we ran out of time so we could only focus on one sense levels (Except for level 4, which mixes HEAR with LOOK).

Current levels are:
Level 1: LOOK
Level 2: LOOK
Level 3: HEAR
Level 4: HEAR + LOOK
Level 5: SMELL
Level 6: TOUCH

I had to prioritize making specific levels for every sense or most of the coders work would have been wasted.
THANK YOU for playing, Monetai!

Submitted(+1)

Couldn't get past the second level :/ I really liked the concept though, felt very The Witness-y

Developer(+1)

Hey, thank you for playing! Did you manage to find out that the solution was aligning the the two groups of circles in this level? Maybe you missed a platform or something, I don't know... :(

Submitted(+1)

Yeah, I figured it was along those lines and I tried 4 or 5 times (and even soft-locked once), and couldn't seem to get them to line up properly. Something felt super weird about the jump physics too, I wasn't sure if it was my machine, or what. I might revisit it, because the screenshots look awesome and I want to see the rest.