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Even More Disc Room, a few gems from the recent Game Jam

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To promote the release of Disc Room (GOL's review here), Devolver Digital sponsored a Game Jam.

The theme was simply disc and/or room. They also included a tutorial on creating a simple disc room using Game Maker Studio. The files for the tutorial have also been made available. For open source developers and fans, I actually recreated the Disc Room Game Jam tutorial in Godot Engine available here with only a few differences and the source code is under the MIT license.

With 166 entries, it can be difficult to determine what to try from the game jam. Here are some of the gems I've found in the entries. I've only tried those playable on either the Web and / or Linux and have not made it through all the entries.

 

Contagion

Contagion has a nice theme to the Disc Room formula and the "discs" have a variety of different types.

 

Disc Gun

Disc Gun uses a round room like Contagion but includes a disc gun that can destroy other discs. If you miss, the disc you launched becomes an additional challenge. You can collect coins from destroyed discs.

 

Disc Life

Your Papa Disc has fallen ill. You must now go out and get the blood the family needs. There is a shop where you buy enhancements and even a cure for your father's illness if you have enough blood.

 

discwheel

You are standing on a spinning blade trying to avoid others blades. Instead of moving your characater you can only spin the blade you are standing on with the mouse scroll wheel.

 

Dish Room

Looking for something less violent, Dish Room has you covered. Just pick up soap, clean dishes and send the dish back.

 

Old Skull

Old Skull also goes with the round room setup. It is mostly a standard disc room. The exception is that you can freeze all the current blades permanently. The power has to recharge after it is used. Each time you use the power you add permanent new complications to the playing field.

 

Room Room

Each room you visit in Room Room has different rules to get out. Once you escape a room, it shrinks and starts bouncing around. If the room hits you, you are brought back to that room.

 

Scientist Chamber

Similar to Disc Life you are the disc trying to kill the scientists. It has several rooms with different rules for leaving.

 

Sliced

The twist in this disc room is that you buy new dangers instead of power-ups for you. Besides don't you want to save the cute blob. The discs also have faces…

 

torn

Unlike the other games, torn doesn't follow the style of disc rooms at all. It goes for a completely different play style. A platformer where each time you hit a button the level changes. This is not the only game going for a different style but one I felt stood out from the others.

 

The full Game Jam can be found on itch.io. See the previous GOL thoughts post on Disc Room here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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