Golden Lens

Golden Lens

August 2016 #UE4jam WINNER!

"Things are not always as they appear"

My newest game, and one that I'm really proud of.
You assume a role of a journalist invited to the lab of a famous scientist.
It's a first person puzzle game about lasers and special object that do not reveal their properties until you look at them through a mysterious lens.

 

 

Controls:

WASD to move
Mouse to look around
Space to jump
R to restart a level
M to show sound options

Description:

I'm actually surprised by how good this game turned out to be. Not objectively good, of course, but compared to my other projects.
Main mechanic was surprisingly easy to create and I was left with a lot of time to design the levels and assets. This is however where the problems started.
I think it would be accurate to say that level design took around 80% (if not more) of all time that it took me to make this game.
Turns out, designing logic puzzles is much harder than solving them. This of course depends on a type of game, but here you can't just design a solution and than scramble elements for players to figure out their way through. Many times I encountered situations where escaping the room was possible faster than I intended.

 

Credits:

Music created by teknoaxe : https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Gentle Embrace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HXykj2PLTM
My Little Medley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1pHPjX-PlM
Baby Steps in Reaper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_zz5afVCvM

Sound effects come from www.freesound.org, all under Creative Commons 0 License.

Font used in game comes from Google Fonts: https://fonts.google.com/

 

Have fun!