See You On The Other Side
Project type: 5th semester Medialogy university project
Made: December 2013
My fields: Programming, 3D, Level design, Audio, Project Management
Time spent on this project: 3 months
Tools used: Unity 4.2, Autodesk Maya, Photoshop, Visual Studio, Audacity
DOWNLOAD: See You On The Other Side
About this project:
Atmospheric 3D puzzle game where lights and shadows are used as the main game mechanics.
UPDATE: Game was showcased at Casual Connect 2014
In February 2014, the group traveled to Amsterdam to showcase the game at the Indie Prize. Here it won an award for “Most Innovative Game” (among more than 100 indie games). You can read more about it on our website: TunnelVisionGames.com
See You On The Other Side was created as part of our 5th semester at Medialogy. It’s a first-person puzzle game, inspired by titles such as Closure and Antichamber. It was developed in Unity, and our main focus was to learn shader programming and 3D modelling, while at the same time creating a cool game. We all received a 12 (the highest grade possible) at the project exam.
In the game, lights and shadows play an important role. The player’s goal is to escape a gloomy asylum/prison, to get to “the other side”, by solving puzzles that utilize lights and shadows in various ways. The goal is to make players think in a new way; that they change their mental models regarding lights and shadows in videogames.
Problem Statement for the project:
We assume a 3D game universe with some core rules: in this world, you – the player – don’t collide with unlit parts of surfaces, and you don’t cast a shadow.
Do players of the game who are not told the rules understand it just as well or better than players who are told the rules in the beginning of the game?
Do they enjoy the game more or less if they are not told the rules in the beginning?
The game has been mentioned on Gameplay, IndieStatik, Creepy Gaming and Gioco Indie, as well as several Let’s Play videos on the Internet: video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4, video 5, video 6, video 7, video 8, video 9, video 10, video 11, video 12.
Benjamin Nicholas Overgaard
Lasse Von Fintel Sostack
Mathias Klitgaard Berthelsen
Philip Hundevad Nymann