A downloadable game for Windows

CARVE THE EYES OUT OF MY HEAD

Created for Wizard Jam 5, this was my attempt at creating a very mechanically simple series of games that worked together to hold together a narrative. It actually turned out a lot harden than I initially thought. I don't really want to say much more than that for fear of spoiling things.

Hopefully the in-game iconography is enough for people to work out what to do, but if not please comment here and I'll add a more definite instruction page/description.

Level instructions! Because I actually want people to finish this dumb game. Thanks to ben_x for the feedback.

Level 1 - Tickle the giant by timing your clicks when the white circles match the radius of the blue circles. Think Osu or Elite Beat Agents.

Level 2 - Alternate pressing left and right.

Level 3 - Click on the teeth to remove them. There's a certain order to removing them, and you only get three mistakes before it resets!

Level 4 - Click on the circle to start, then follow the circle with your mouse. Keep within the radius of the circle! (± a little)

Level 5 - Alternate mashing the up and down buttons to lift the contraption to the required height.

Level 6 - ???

Hit the 'end' key on your keyboard if you want to skip any of the harder levels. <3

Ambient background sounds were provided by user klankbeeld at freesound, http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/.

More information

Published 63 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
AuthorFIFOgamedev
Tagswizard-jam-5

Install instructions

Unzip and run the .exe.

Download

Download
CARVE THE EYES.zip (5 MB)
Download
CARVE THE EYES v2.zip (5 MB)

Comments

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Very cool and relaxing game! I have to say that i got stuck on the first puzzle (had to check here), but i was happy just tickling the giant with with the chill sounds. I like how the narrative and the puzzles mesh together, like you're playing through memories.

Nice voice!

I cant for the life of me beat the first puzzle, its destroying me haha. I really wish I could, I love the little bit of narrative you start with. Ill return again in future and see if I can progress. 

Hey DoodleBear! Very soon I will upload a new version of the game (v2) and I will include a lil' cheat code in there so that you can hit the 'end' key on your keyboard if you want to skip rooms. Keep that between us though! ;)

Just beat it! I didnt have to use the skip either, for whatever reason my brain was ready. 

The narrative is fantastic and I love its combination with these short puzzles. 

My criticism would be that the puzzles can be difficult to know what to do  or are a little random. Maybe a UIhint or something would be enough, particularly the first one. Also while I think the art works and has its own lofi charm I reckon this paired with some hand drawn stills could be really effective. 

I really like the minimal sound design, the ambient noise works great and the voice over is sweet. 

Overall this is one of my favourites, a wee concise narrative paired with little taster puzzles... dope.