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Tower of Samsara is an adventure pixel art platform game that represents an adventure which the player will seek spiritual ascent. The in-game “kopper” is not a character, its an avatar representing the player; The game mixes a lot of lores and concepts, mainly from buddhism, the solar system, and philosophy. As the wheel of life, that spins indefinetely, will be the challenges that take the player through the planets of the solar system, collecting good karma, until reach of nirvana. The game has a unique spatial-medieval aesthetics, and will feature collaboration between players – you can share a haiku with players on the same map. The game lore will include a lot of philosofical ideology, such as platonism and stoicism. The game starts with the Plato's allegory of the cave – you need to get out of the cave to see further.

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Today I'll show the gifs we recorded so far, that shows better the gameplay of the game. Also I'll be showing the particles and dynamic illumination effects.

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First element is the Vesica Piscis Lamp. The lamp will aid you in your journey. It is constructed by 7 particles. The sparking Hexagons, the two turning circles, two rotating sprites (one clockwise and one counter clockwise), a central light point and a light emission from the center.

lamp


Our game will feature a communication system. When you pass the lamp over a glyph typhoon, you can read a message another player wrote. The message can also contain an icon. (This one is temporary)

talk2


Here's the ingame sentry enemy with its particles.

sentry


Here is a dynamic Illumination test. We made it using sprite Dlight and custom shaders.

DATlight


The lamp will help clear the path. This is done manually, cropping the image into small pixel rects, and then animating when the lamp passes near.

bridge


And on the last position, a simple intensity sprite loop I made to use on steam concepts.

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BurezuWolf
BurezuWolf

Wow, what kind of softwares did you use to make these particles?

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mirrorlink Author
mirrorlink

Unity XD
And Sprite DLight! (But needs to write custom shader, for beginners Sprite illuminator from codeandweb is easier).

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BurezuWolf
BurezuWolf

Ohhh, i thought sprite dlight was the file's name xD stupid me

Thanks btw

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