A downloadable game for Windows
iii is a little "catroidvania" about a one-eyed cat leaving his comfort zone. Explore underground caverns, gain vision of other dimensions, help the inhabitants, and expand your horizons.
Originally made for Ludum Dare 38 (Jam), iii was a weird take on the theme "A Small World". I built the world so it would be quite small at first, but as the player progresses, they discover more and more.
|Made with||GameMaker: Studio, Aseprite|
|Tags||1-bit, 2D, Action-Adventure, cats, Exploration, GameMaker, Ludum Dare 38, Metroidvania, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Links||Support, Ludum Dare|
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Niice. I like how smooth and responsive everything is, the audio design is really good. A bit of the weirdness reminds me of some of Cactus' old games before hotline miami. Dimension switching enables/disables certain instances? How did you do the trippy graphics, is it an animated overlay for the noise, and the lights are drawing a black square over the screen, then drawing a circle that cuts out of that square? thanks
Thank you! :D It means a lot to be compared to someone who made a game I really enjoy haha!
Dimension swapping swaps out the masks of specific objects, and the object just doesn't draw itself. It was a quick implementation that probably could have been done better. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You guessed the visuals spot on haha! The static, bars, and vignette are simply overlays, and the lighting is a surface of solid black that I just punch out the current sprite of each light on.
Hope this helps! :)
Great game! I'm proud to say that this game is the topic of the first episode of Hybrid Plays!
Thank you! I'm honored to be the first episode, and I can't wait to see where the channel goes! :)
You made a really good looking and very enjoyable game to play, you should make more games like these, it's absolutely amazing and deep.
What a polished, well crafted little game! Nice work. I enjoyed it and sometimes wish more games were this short and sweet but as cleverly designed.
This was a neat little platformer! Reminded me a lot of the game Eversion...only less twisted ^^ I liked how open the world felt at the beginning, then expanded more as you progressed...definitely a nice touch!
I made a let's play of my run through it. I hope it helps!
Games story is Beautiful and Sad. This game is greatest game i'vebeen played in my life. Maybe.. Developer is creating a part 2 outside of caves, that's what I think. Good gaming ~Liquidus
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D I don't have any plans to make a sequel right now, but that could change? Haha. :P
Wait a minute... Games name is "iii". So first "i" is first part in caves, another "i" is sequel outside of caves and third "i" is triquel in clouds? Or... Games "iii" are: first "i" is first eye that sees first dimension, next "i" is next eye that sees dimension number 2, and "i" number 3 is an eye that sees third dimension... That coulds be a theory for this game? Or just my mind is so duuumb. P.S. It may couldn't be a true about game... Lol
Thanks for all your hard work making this, just played through and loved it :) Had such a wonderful sense of atmosphere too!
This was a cute fun little game. Very nice style, very smooth feeling controls.
@Yukon W. I wanted to let you know I encountered a pretty silly issue. I managed to get the flower early by jumping off a bat, and missed the power I should have gotten. By the time I got to the present, I was stuck (not enough bats to save me!) =P Wasn't much trouble to start over though.
Thank you! I'm sorry that happened to you... :O I didn't even realize that was possible, haha. I could make it so that enemies don't chase past a certain distance, but that might make them too easy to deal with... :/
Anyways, thank you so much for playing and for the report! I hope you enjoyed it! :D
This game is super cute! The whole concept of seeing different things with different eyes is a super fun concept! I'd love to see more games like this!
We made a video of our experiences. We hope you like it as much as we liked your game!
Hi! This game is a really cool game I have a great time playing it! I like the concept of the game and would be awesome if more features are added and I made a video on youtube in INDONESIAN! Check it out! TERIMA KASIH!
Thank you for playing and posting it on YouTube! Unfortunately I don't know a lick of Indonesian, but I really appreciate you bringing iii to a whole new audience! Thank you! :D
Nice game. the art is just gorgeous love this game :)
Thank you for playing iii! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm sorry it was kinda tough, I'm still learning how to make really good platforming, haha.
This was gorgeous! Simple yet addictive and alluring, you've done a cracking job on this =) I loved every second of it (even the bits that made me pull a little bit of my hair out haha!)
Keep up the fantastic work!
It feels really cozy playing it. The characters are charming and the game mechanics are simple but effective. I really enjoyed it. :)
This art looks absolutely phenomenal. I will definitely take a look at this once I get my hands on my windows machine. What did you use to make your game/art?
Thank you! :D I made the game in GameMaker Studio 2 and cranked out the art in Aseprite! :)
This is a fantastic game with a large world with a character who's abilities are constantly expanding. I love the art-style and map design, it all ties together perfectly. My only complaints are the snails go a little fast for what they are and the lighting around the character feels a little restricting. Other than that, the game outdid itself for a Ludum Dare game. 10/10