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« on: July 07, 2014, 12:53:52 PM »


Soft Body is an action-puzzle game set in a meditative, musical world. Inspired by the simplicity and joy of twin-stick shooters and other arcade games, every aspect of the game highlights the fluid motion and control of the player's snake-like avatars. Players control two similar characters at the same time. This challenging mechanic not only creates a high skill ceiling but also provides the unique experience of learning how to split one's mind--like singing and playing an instrument at the same time.

Soft Body features a single-player campaign, time trials, and even a cooperative, 2-player campaign (with unique challenges and levels).

Learn more at www.softbodygame.com







Above: the Soft Body (sans-Ghost Body) finishes painting a layer and frees the turret's projectiles. Check out the trailer below!




Current plan is to release on Steam and consoles by the end of the year.


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 01:01:03 PM »

Dude, this looks  really, really well done and interesting. The only problem I could see is with the controls. I dont think WASD will cut it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 01:03:42 PM »

Looks and sounds beautiful, great job so far. Are the mechanics not good for IOS? I would think pointing the path for the guys would be pretty fun.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 01:09:41 PM »

Thanks for your kind words! I just got the iOS plugin for Game Maker: Studio, and I am going to give iOS a try sometime this week. 

Right now, analog sticks are by far the best way to control. I'm concerned that if I let people control with the keyboard that people will never experience the game to its full potential. I may need to do some work and testing with alternative control schemes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 01:12:13 PM »

Looks amazing - I get the impression that if I tried to play it my brain would melt but I'd love to try anyway!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 01:20:50 PM »

Wow this game looks quite fantastic. I like the sounds/music and I do like the looks of the gameplay. It is quite intriguing.

Perhaps you could allow for mouse + WASD if you have to control two things at one time. Where the most controlled entity (from what I saw from the video, the yellow snake-thingy) would be the mouse and the other one with the keyboard.

Though I have to say I didn't find a lot of moments where you had to control both of them at the same time. So far it seems based on situation. Which isn't bad.

Oh, another thing... people that have limited to no ability to multi-task will have quite a hard time playing this game :D
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 02:47:38 PM »

WOW. This looks so amazing! I can't wait to see what you do for controlling the dynamics of the tonal music bed as the game progresses. The sfx you've got for painting the walls is so addictive, too!

Basically I can't wait to throw on a pair of headphones, sit in a dark room and just zone out to this beautiful damn game.  Toast Right
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 04:09:14 PM »

This is pretty cool! An interesting concept and abstract visuals. Nice work! I'd like to make an abstract game one day, haha.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 10:54:04 AM »

Are the characters based on these things:

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 11:39:11 AM »

This is really very nice. I'm interested to see how this develops!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 05:18:22 PM »

Are the characters based on these things:



I wish! I was inspired by Fat Worm Blows a Sparky. I've never played it, but I love the way it looks.

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 09:12:19 AM »

Soft Body is now on Steam Greenlight!

Please help by voting and sharing the news.

In order news, I've created a new trailer. I hope you all enjoy it.


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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 09:25:14 AM »

The trailer is great. Really interesting game and elegant presentation. Following.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 09:31:21 AM »

The trailer looks super cool!  Best of luck with greenlight Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2014, 09:34:35 AM »

This game looks sweet! I like the idea - you can go so far with it in terms of level design and puzzles. Love the visuals too. I personally think if you added a soft glow/bloom to the overall product, it would add another level of polish to it. It looks great otherwise though.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 07:09:44 AM »

This game looks sweet! I like the idea - you can go so far with it in terms of level design and puzzles. Love the visuals too. I personally think if you added a soft glow/bloom to the overall product, it would add another level of polish to it. It looks great otherwise though.

Great suggestion. I'll give it a go, and post some results later. I'm thinking about trying to implement a gradient on the background.
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2014, 08:21:38 AM »

Check out

and what they have going on with their background. May give you some ideas.
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2014, 01:16:51 PM »



Here's an attempt at gradients and trixels (instead of just circles and squares).
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2014, 09:36:10 PM »

this is pretty beautiful! and pretty! Just watched the gameplay vid and read the description as well. I love all the underlying thought that's shaping your decisions, and I'm excited to see where this goes. Keep it up!

For a non-dualstick-controller method, you might think about using the mouse? hold left click and the yellow worm follows. right click the red worm follows. hold both, both follow. I'm not sure if that'd actually work for this though.

Any way, good luck!  Beer!
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2014, 11:53:10 AM »

I've been doing a lot, a lot of work the last few months, but mostly logic, design, and level editor stuff. But tonight I want to show off some new visual developments. HD screenshots, a prototype lighting system, and a new enemy.

Also, I just put together a new website: www.softbodygame.com

New enemy: TRIANGLE PRINCE


HD screenshot


Some cool lighting:


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