GT Multitude For Mac Publisher's description
from Mandible Games
I had an idea for a game design. It turned out to be . . . shall we say . . . dubious.
IвЂ™ll just write up a postmortem here.
The theme for this month was Rejection. The idea I had was to take some basic swarming behavior, then make the creatures in the swarm gradually pay less attention to you. Your вЂњlivelihoodвЂќ depended on influencing your friendly swarm creatures, and thus, as they ignored you, youвЂ™d die.
The problem with behaviors of this sort is that itвЂ™s tough to accomplish both вЂњinteresting behaviorвЂќ and вЂњsufficiently controllable with the userвЂќ. Even in the current version вЂ“ the best balance I was able to get вЂ“ some of the interesting swarm mechanics go away when the user gets close. I had some versions where the player was fundamentally unable to interact with the creatures in a predictable manner, I had some versions where the creatures essentially became mindless slaves of the user.
Fundamentally, I wasnвЂ™t able to come up with any really interesting mechanics. Nothing I did was fun, and I didnвЂ™t find myself enjoying playing my own game. ThatвЂ™s a bad sign.
I donвЂ™t think anything really went directly wrong with this вЂ“ it was an experimental concept, and it didnвЂ™t pan out. These things happen. Hopefully next month will be a little more successful.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall