Lost Your Marbles
Lead Game Programmer
A visual novel combined with a 2D marble game! Help Prota find her dog Minty by talking with the fantastical (and absurd) inhabitants of Pomegranate Village. Your dialogue choices in the overarching narrative are determined by the exits you take in the marble mazes.
Lost Your Marbles was developed for Playdate Season 1. Some notable things I ended up building throughout the development process:
A custom mini physics engine super-optimized to the game's features, since running full physics at a decent frame rate on the Playdate was a challenge.
A branching narrative system with enough flexibility to allow the team's writers to deliver their story.
A visual-novel-esque dialogue system.
An in-game level editor with a custom baking and minification process so that levels could be developed quickly while still running at a smooth frame-rate.
Lost Your Marbles will be available on the Playdate handheld device in the very near future. Stay tuned!
Direction: David Bedard
Writing: Kim Belair
Design: Will Stacey
Programming: Ayla Myers
Art: Will Herring
Sound and Music: Neha Patel
Editing and Concept Art: Ariadne MacGillivray
Editing: Sean Hennegan