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Thinking of building a 100% meditational 🙏 mobile game where your gameplay syncs with the music with visual cues to practice meditational/mindfulness techniques

Easier said than done. Let the hacking begin.. in this thread 👇
✨ Blank Slate. Let's go.

Naive Objectives:
👀 Visual appeal. Get the eyes glued.
🎼 Audio/visual cues
🚥 Basic movement controls
🛣 Endless scroller
I want to give focus to the character. The movement of the character represents the state of the player's current mindset. i.e. slow down when the player starts to focus more, speed up when it demands focus.

The best way to represent this is by adding a 3rd person camera control
Basic movement is done ✅

✨ Next: Adding limitation bounds to the screen to stop the player from flying out of bounds. You hate to see that in a youtube fail compilation video...
Added a meditation guide AI that triggers instructions relative to the movement of the player. Player restless = cue_instruction().

💡Idea is to bring the focus back to the primary targets

Next challenge is to procedurally generate geometric targets the player can fly through.
Playable demo done ✅ 🏁

✨ No scores
✨ No enemies
🌠 Move through the particle rings to receive a new meditation instruction
🌠 The focus of the player is pointed at the instructions and their message
🌠 Gorgeous and relaxing crystal bowl music
@anthilemoon @DesignByKyle What do you think 😀 If you have some ideas, pitch in as well 🙌
Added a little genie kid on top of the block. It can be assumed that we are inside this kid's dream 🤔 I love how a narrative is being formed slowly.

Thanks for the genie idea @roarellan. Here's a demo :)

#IndieGameDev #indiegames #gamedev #gamedesign
Every single thing in this game so far is procedurally generated. The character is chilling in the middle of a giant void and the experience is built on the fly when the player starts the journey.

🙌 I came up with a name btw: Hope Valley 🏞
Help me decide a name for this game 🙏 "Hope" is this character's name and we are playing inside Hope's dream
Looking good on that dream cube, Hope! Thanks for the name votes, guys 🙌
Now animating the leg swing animation of Hope, or as I like to call it "Hope's Chill Pose" 😎 It's an excruciatingly slow process to animate but so far I'm loving Unity's animation timeline controls #madewithunity #unity
DONE! ✅ 😅 Hope's just chilling on the dream cube now
Added random rainfall with lightning effects and of course, soothing thunderstorm sounds 🌧
The Launch page for Hope's Valley is up on @ProductHunt. Subscribe for Early access, some free DLC and game art :)…
🌏 Added procedurally generated dream planets. These are randomly placed at different locations of the journey. Next, I'm thinking of adding dream creatures that fly in the background 🤔
Added Dream Monuments 🏯 The player is constantly reminded that they are within Hope's dream. These monuments come in different shapes and colors and they are a pleasant surprise :)
Would love to get some feedback and ideas from you @AsherEinhorn Threaded the progress :) 👆
Just completed the entire game and the story line. Starting beta tests ✅🎮
After playtesting, we realized that the game was pretty monotonous and boring. So I rewrote some of the mechanics. Now there's an actual 'game' to be played. Avoiding these dream cubes became one of the objectives. Adds a little excitement while still maintaining the 'dream' feel
Dream wall mechanics are working! This is going to be fun!
Super duper excited to share this update. Been working on this new update since yesterday. I've added various obstacles in Hope's path to add some fun to the game 🚧
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