A downloadable game

Project for Game Studio I class, Fall 2016. Prompt: Expand on a prototype made by another classmate.

This game is an expansion of a prototype originally made by Shelley Chen, expanded on by me and Melanie Kim. In the original game, the player finds themselves sitting on a tree branch, accompanied by a small blue bird. Clicking the bird causes it to play its melody. Several holes along the tree branch represent the notes that the player can play with their Ocarina - if the player plays the birds melody correctly, they will be met with a colorful sunrise.

In this expansion, there is no longer just one melody that is the same every time. A melody is generated procedurally, using a Markov Chain Algorithm. At first, there is one bird, who will play 3 notes. Upon matching those notes, a new bird will appear with a new 3 notes. Playing the entire melody up until the most recent addition will summon yet another bird, until there are 4 birds, 12 notes in total. Playing the full melody will bring about the sunrise, as well as some new bird friends! This version also features improved UI from the original, with a separate Ocarina UI rather than holes distributed across the tree branch, and indications over the birds for when you are playing the right or wrong notes.

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Published122 days ago
StatusPrototype
AuthorBen Costrell

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ocurina.zip (52 MB)

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