Broken Mountains

Broken Mountains Broken Mountains is a sidescrolling zen action game set to the song Mountain Building by Ian Barber that I made in a day. I’m interested in the way game design can interact with other media and so this was an attempt to create a “playable music video” for a song, where the mechanics along with other aesthetics attempt to serve and enhance the music rather than the traditional other way around. Gameplay is based on 2D Space Shooter Starter Kit from Cinopt Studios. Make sure to also check out Ian’s other music on his Blog and Soundcloud and his latest album on Google Play W/S/Up/Down to move. Blue orbs build up your charge. Brace (left shift) to protect yourself and break through asteroids and cortexes which drop blue orbs, but be sparing, it uses up charge. Once you’re fully charged up you can fire with spacebar. Download Executable: Windows Mac Linux
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Amygdala

Amygdala Amygdala is a platforming action-adventure game for Linux, Mac and Windows in which a disembodied head ventures forth into a mystical world of treacherous obstacles, cunning traps and dastardly enemies to confront the wizard that stole his body. The game is built for Linux, Mac and Windows using LibGDX, Box2d and a modified version of Box2dLights for display at the Indie Games Room at Avcon 2013. I led a team a team of five to develop it with Sam Morris writing code, Emily McAllan producing art, Julia Henning and Eli Green producing music and sound, and the voice acting talents of Tony Brooks. It features a large menagerie of enemies and dynamically generated levels with multiple themes. As project instigator I became lead game designer and developer implementing of the game’s core mechanics and play style and it’s various mobs. The game received an hugely positive reaction on début at the Indie Games Room and launched on October 17 2014 on Windows, Mac and Linux. In 2015 Amygdala was Greenlit and released on Steam and appeared again at the 2015 AVCon Indie Games room. Get Amygdala on Steam or Itch.io
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