I am new to this forum, but have been following the main site for a long time.
Recently I made a Unity game with a couple of friends during my stay at the Danish folk high school (read about what a folk high school is here
) called Vallekilde Game Academy, which is a three-months "semi-education" about games in general.
Among other things we held a small game jam called Exile where we made a prototype of a game idea I got some months before.
The game is called Suction Co-Op
and is basically a co-op game with suction cups. You each control a cup that can either swallow or move. But the two players are forced to work together, since they are attached to the same cylinder and can't move solely by their own. Instead they need to combine their actions to swing around on the different platforms. Our main goal was to make a game that provokes the players to talk (our shout) together if they want to succeed.Read more about and play Suction Co-Op here
(Unity web plugin)
I am still a novice programmer, but I am very happy about the final product. Although it's short and simple, I think it is a fun little game.
However, I would like to hear your thoughts on the game. Is the core mechanics fun, and what do you think we could improve? Do you have any suggestions for level design, modes, etc.?
We really wanted to make a co-op game, but right now you can easily play it by your own (which isn't much fun); do you have any ideas of how to make it so it's impossible to play as a single player? (without using separate controllers or something similar)
We also talked about doing an iPad version (even though none of us got any experience with iOS whatsoever). How do you think it would play on a touchscreen? (the controls, especially if it's two-player, needs to be changed a lot, I believe)
Thanks in advance!