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Lemma is an immersive first-person parkour game. Every parkour move has the potential to modify the environment. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will.

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3 comments by et1337 on Dec 12th, 2014

I've come to several realizations this week.

  1. Lemma is going to be good, but not great. I have to accept my limitations and finish the thing to the best of my ability.
  2. Lemma is more of an experience than a traditional video game.

With these two ideas in mind, I am focusing the next few months on making Lemma the least frustrating, most enjoyable experience I can.

So I'm trying to come up with puzzles that seem difficult but are actually simple to solve. The wonderful Monument Valley did a great job of this.

Fun fact: that's actually a public domain composite image of the dark side of the moon. I wrote a custom "sky decal" shader to paste it up there while still cooperating with the distance fog.

I kind of want to live there.

So that's where I'm at. I've been stressing a lot lately but I think I can actually finish the game in April. Whether I think I can or not... I have to.

That's it for this week. Thanks for reading!

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Build 353

Build 353

Apr 3, 2014 Demo 14 comments

Loads of bug fixes, level design tweaks, and new features.

Alpha 3

Alpha 3

May 5, 2013 Demo 12 comments

After seven months of hard work, Alpha 3 is ready to play! Includes the first five levels of the game. Teaches you the basics of jumping, climbing, wall-running...

Alpha 2

Alpha 2

Sep 14, 2012 Demo 13 comments

Quick demo - no tutorial or story, just gameplay. New enemies, new moves, new weapon. Please check it out and leave feedback!

Alpha 1

Alpha 1

Feb 27, 2012 Demo 8 comments

The first alpha release of Lemma! Includes a complete playable level introducing the story and gameplay.

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Chachii
Chachii Jun 26 2014, 12:49pm says:

Hey, just wanna know I'm doing a game play of it, and I'm loving this game so far. I do have a suggestion-- maybe have the secrets include some sort of collectible or achievement, or something of that nature. At the end, if you've collected enough of whatever, you get an extra cut scene and extra game play? Just something I'd like personally, though.

Youtu.be ← video

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Narudan
Narudan Jun 22 2014, 8:46am says:

a steam guy calling xD

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Dr_Trojan
Dr_Trojan Jun 3 2014, 5:03pm says:

Youtube.com

Here's my Quick Play (aka First Impressions) video. Though it seems to be of a slightly older build, but nonetheless, it's still a very good demo/prototype.

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Apr 8 2014, 8:51am says:

Some positive coverage for you at N4G.com courtesy of www.ShakesPub.net- Cheers and good luck! N4g.com

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Guest
Guest Apr 8 2014, 12:05am says:

When I played the demo I noticed that near the end on the jungle like parkour I could jump on top of it and skip it completely, I didn't make any special ramps that I know of I just jemped around and found myself on top. The area to get on is on the right facing into the tunnel

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et1337 Creator
et1337 Apr 8 2014, 12:11am replied:

Thanks for reporting that, I'll take a look and see if I can fix it.

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Apr 7 2014, 3:21pm says:

Pleasantly surprised by your demo...very nice! 1st impressions video- Youtu.be

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et1337 Creator
et1337 Apr 7 2014, 5:09pm replied:

Glad you enjoyed it. Great video!

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RedPirate
RedPirate Apr 7 2014, 12:49am says:

I'm stuck because I blew all the charges to drop the fuel rod but it got stuck on a corner and now I can't do anything.

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et1337 Creator
et1337 Apr 7 2014, 8:41am replied:

Crap. Did it get stuck on a wall you created? You could try kicking through it if so. Otherwise... you might have to reload your last save. Sorry about that.

BTW you can hit F5 to quicksave at any time.

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Evan Todd
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@willychyr Yeah a bit more alternation would look even better (staircase, no staircase, staircase, ...)

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@BlackIceTheGame Outline shader? If you're alright with it applying to the whole scene, you could use an image effect. Otherwise yeah.

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@BlackIceTheGame Yeah. This is a custom masochistic XNA renderer though, so I was able to hack it to replace the shader automatically.

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Added an overlay shader to automatically coat every material with a nice frosty texture. T.co

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I have to admit, the Hatred guys knocked their trailer out of the park. It made me physically ill. Horrifying game. T.co

Dec 16 2014, 2:57pm

@NineteenNinjas Do you just use OBS? That's what I use but I've heard people get better performance with the apps from AMD and Nvidia

Dec 16 2014, 2:12pm

@NineteenNinjas Woah nice! Ah yeah, streaming'll do the trick I suppose.

Dec 16 2014, 2:10pm

@NineteenNinjas Really? What CPU? I've got a relatively slow non-overclocked i5 and even it can run BF4 at like 50% usage.

Dec 16 2014, 2:08pm

@NineteenNinjas I dunno man, these days overclocking usually isn't worth the effort, and it just shortens your CPU life...

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