Postmortem - Artificial Elemental Expedition Prototype 0

AdroitConceptions • 2 years ago on 5th Alakajam! entry  Artificial Elemental Expedition Prototype

What Was My Goal?

My goal was to create a game that involved flying between worlds and overcoming challenges. Throw in some dialogue. Shake and Stir.

What Went Well?

  • I managed the flying between worlds, the related level transitions and some basic dialogue in regards to the shopkeepers.

What Went Not So Well?

  • I overscoped. The game concept was probably to big for a single person over a game jam weekend. Especially when combined with the schedule of the Jam. I ended up with nothing more then stubs for most of the levels, with not much intresting to do with them.
  • Modeing/art, as usually, for me didn't go very far.
  • I didn't manage to have time to create a quality main menu or options menu (I have code to support x/y invert on the camera and audio channel level slidders, but I didn't have time to wire it all up)

What Did I Take Away?

  • I have already got some good feedback regarding the core idea (flying between worlds and overcoming challenges) even with the roughness of the presentation and the incompleteness of the levels.
  • I think I have a functional core loop, just needs some expansion (few more connected and varried mechanics) and some levels to do with it (and the ovious art upgrades).
  • After spending a few hours fleshing out the levels that were only stubbed in, v1.1 is a much fuller and varried experiance, which got to about the level I was hoping to get with my levels.

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