A game about discovering new environments and potions! 

  • Team Size: 1

  • Development Time: 3 months, 2019

  • Status: Prototype

  • Tools Used: Unreal, Blender 2.8

  • Platform: PC 

PUNCHY

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Overview

Wanderlust is an exploration puzzle game focused around player discovery. Gameplay revolves around solving multi-solution environmental puzzles by crafting different potions from reagents the player has discovered in their environment. The player takes the role of a novice alchemist looking to expand their recipe book by scouring every corner of the world for strange ingredients and the knowledge that can come from them. 

Make this mostly about Punchy intent, why did you want to do this. What did you get out of it?

Movement

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

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Energy 

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

talk about how it's balanced, how it keeps the player aggressive and what drains it 

Combo System

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

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Super Moves

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

Rhythm Bonus 

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

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Systems

Combat

Art & Animation

Modelling

Despite the meloncholic atmosphere the movement in Yggdrasil was designed with fast paced action on mind. We wanted to break the combat from the looting as  We built despite atmosphere, slide mechanic, lack of accuracy decrease while hipfiring

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Reflection:

At the RPI gamefest we got a chance to test Wanderlust on a wide audience. What we found was an interesting split in feedback --kids loved it but adults weren't fans. Wanderlust has a serious problem with player direction --finding ingredients was a chore rather than an exciting moment, puzzles were fun to solve but too difficult to find, and the player's end goal was confusing. Which was understandably noted by the older audiences of our game. For kids though just getting to walk around the world, pick up new items, and stumble their way through the level was plenty enjoyable. Wanderlust simply ran out of time in its development cycle so polish and serious playtesting never ended up happening, but we all learned a lot from the project --especially about the value of strong core gameplay and the importance of keeping scope in check (we were originally aiming to have two levels and a boss fight!)

Red waving goodbye or some cute shit in the pic next to this ->

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