It is inspired by Chinese characters and literature, and has established a both traditional and modern scene based on the ancient poem ” Tianmu Mountain Ascended in a Dream “.
Players interact with the surrounding environment, combine and split different Chinese characters to solve puzzles and promote the plot.
This game won the best art Award of Tencent Functional Game Development Competition.
Functional game, also named serious game is trying to combine game design with many other fields. In Tencent 2018 Functional Game Development Competition， developers form china needs to form team with developers from other five countries and try to create a functional game within 4 days. I work as programmer and designer in the team.
First of all, communication is a big problem since I am the only person who can communicate with the abroad jammer normally. I needed to convey the team talking and game concept to the member from Spain who take charge of music and sound
At the beginning we spend almost 12 hours to determine the main idea. Eventually we take the idea of making a puzzle game based on Chinese characters and traditional poems. The core mechanic is that players interact with the surrounding environment, combine and split different Chinese characters to solve puzzles and promote the plot. We thought that this theme could combine academy and entertainment, as well as educational targets and game design well. I also took works of choosing characters, words and sentences from the poem and recreated those elements to build scene and design puzzles.
We adopt the art style and music both traditional and modern. The visual is a combination of traditional Chinese painting and future/syber punk style. The music also include both traditional music instructions and electronic and rock style.