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A jam submission

Where is my 2nd dimension, gentlemen?View game page

A short 2D platformer, where you can travel in only ONE dimension at the time.
Submitted by gentleman — 1 hour, 45 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#484.5244.524
Overall#1174.2384.238
Adherence to the Theme#2364.3814.381
Design#3593.8103.810

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

I like this idea a lot. It's unique and feels very experimental in the best way possible. I imagine the "one dimension" switching could lead to some very unorthodox types of puzzle designs.

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thank you for your feedback and I am happy that you were satisfied with the game. That relly feels me with the enthusiasm :)

Submitted(+1)

I finished all the levels. An interesting take on platforming. I found it necessary to keep pressing Q just to avoid hitting any spike, maybe it would better to reduce the amount of spike. I also like how you have to use the one dimension to travel around. 

Developer

Hey, thank you for your suggestions! The last level was actually designed with the intend of tensely avoiding spikes in the "death tunnel". In retrospect, I think that it might have been too much of them, but it was an experimental extreme. 

Submitted(+1)

I think it would've been nice if you could see just a bit of the area around the the player outside of that thin line, but overall this game was really nice! One of the more well-rounded ones I've played

Developer

Hey, thank your for playing! Yeah, I remember wondering a little, if some transparency in the darkness under the characters feet would be a good idea, and your response reminded me of it.

Submitted(+1)

To echo the comments you've already gotten, I think there's some really great opportunities for puzzles here! Fun concept and great work! :D

Developer(+1)

Hey, thank you for your feedback! I hope that in the future I will manage to fully realize this concept.

Submitted(+1)

A really nice take on the "only one dimension" theme! Oh, and a lovely title, too :D I enjoyed it, nice job!

Developer(+1)

Thank you for playing and rating my game!

(+1)

Very interesting idea! I think spikes are not really the best fit with this concept, as death kind of breaks the flow of the game. Rather, I think it could benefit from leaning much more strongly into the puzzle platformer patterns such as switches and keys.

It could be really cool to manipulate things in the world using th dimension switch, like moving a ball horizontally, then coming up below it and switching to vertical to make it drop down, etc.

Good luck going forward! I would love to see a full-fledged game come out of this!

Developer

Thank you for your suggestions! I actually did not think so much about the puzzle side of my game and concentrated more on the platforming elements, which is especially evident in the last level. I will certainly try to play around with my focus between the two sides and see, if this game should be more a puzzle, platformer or somewhere in between.  

As for the dimension switch affecting things, I have not given it much of a thought. I concidered to add enemies in the future, that would attack you if you see them. Your idea about moving other things with the dimension switch is very interesting indeed. 

Submitted(+1)

This is a truly original entry in the "only one dimension" category. Well done!

Developer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aKN1AC6MQU

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Very interesting game! The dimenison switching really creates new types of puzzles! While i understand that not seeing anything else than in one dimenison is very intendet, I cought myself switching dimenisons very rapidly to figure out whats going on in the room. Like, going one step to the left - switch dimensions - switch dimension back- go another step to the left. After some time it felt a tiny bit tedious. But this is also my only complaint, otherwise this is a really great game! Excellent Work! 

Developer(+1)

Hey, thank you for your review! I will most certainly think abot how to communicate to the player which parts of the room are safe, and so disencourage  them from needlessly switch dimension every step. However, for a perceptive folk I might add hidden secrets to the levels to reward them for their observations.

Submitted(+1)

Moving only 1 dimension at a time! Very original idea which leads to interesting gameplay (you need to freeze the vertical dimension if you need to "jump" over the spikes). So the 1 dimension was more like a useful mechanic instead of a limitation like we often see in other games! Well done. Also liked how at the end you can see the full level.

Developer

It is good to see that you liked it and thank you for taking your time to play and write this review!

Submitted(+1)

I enjoyed that much more than I expected to. 

I thought it was going to be another 1D game where you can only move in the short line, when I switched the line I thought "ok this is completely different from what I expected" 

Quality game, keep developing it you could take that far.

P.S. love the gentleman theme you have going throughout it was a nice touch. 

Developer

Thanks for your feedback! Good to see that you enjoyed it :)

Submitted(+1)

This is a really good idea, and a really good execution. Liked it a lot, and had fun while playing! Nice sound effects and the chill ambient sounds are pretty good. Good job!

Developer

Thank you for taking your time to play and rate my game!

Submitted(+1)

Wow my dude, great stuff! There are a lot of times that I wasn't sure what was below me, but looking back, if I'd just been a bit more awake, I could've looked ahead. I really liked how the snow protrudes into your field of view, so you can tell when the ground is about to end, good design! I'm also a fan of his moustache, all round good job!

Developer

Hey, thank your for review! It is great to see that the snow idea and the mustache paid off :D

Submitted(+1)

Oh wow, pretty good design. I wonder why not people rate this game. Truly hidden gems. For sure that the game need polish, but it is already at good spot.

Developer

Thank you for your critique and the kind words! 

Submitted(+1)

Nice entry!

It's a pretty challenging puzzle and trying to understand the configuration of the level with a limited field of view is not so easy

Being able to walk on air it's a strange and interesting mechanic ^^
The fact that the level is fully visible if you manage to solve it is a nice touch

Developer(+1)

Hey, thank you for your feedback! In the beginning,  I actually didn't intend for it to be challenging, and was considering  to dumb down the levels, but in the end I just rolled with it.

Submitted(+1)

I love the name, the concept is great and something I haven't seen before. With some polish I think this would be a great platformer puzzle game

Developer

Yo, thank you  for your feedback!