Link to the download page: https://arborinteractive.itch.io/whisps

Game for UE4s 2018 Epic Mega Games Jam (11/8 – 11/15): link

Here’s the list of submission requirements to win a prize:

  • The game must include custom gameplay that exceeds the gameplay found in Epic Games’ starter templates.
  • All art assets in the game must have a material other than the default applied to it.
  • Submissions must be packaged for Android, iOS (development packaged builds), Windows or Mac OS. No full, unpackaged projects. VR and AR projects are accepted. Android games can be distributed via the Play store as well

My submission idea – Whisps:

As a spirt, you must collect enough whisps before dawn so you can pass on from the physical to the spirit world (or else you’ll just turn to mist).  There’s also a bit of stipulation that as a spirt you can cross water… I’m totally making that up but it helps with the game.

To move around the physical world, you expel energy by collecting whisps will help you regain energy. The level has lots of streams in it, which is inconvenient since you can’t’ cross them.  You can, however, use some of your spirit energy to move logs around and make bridges which, of course, uses up energy.

It is a pretty simple idea but I think the puzzle aspect and setting will make it fun.  I’m also going to utilize a low poly style to keep things simple and visually appealing.

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