I got the idea for this game while playing What Remains of Edith Finch. There is a section of the game where you are forced to complete two tasks simultaneously; one simple one that doesn't require much attention and then a simple maze game that continues to grow in complexity as you play more of it. Each game by itself wouldn't have gotten much of a reaction from me, but the way in which they were presented together left an impact on me. So I wanted to take this jam to explore the idea of splitting the player's attention on multiple tasks. This culminated in 8 game ideas where 4 of them were untimely given some form of life. I know that what I accomplished isn't very impressive as far as games go, but I plan on breathing more life into this project as time continues. For now you can try and enjoy the 4 simple "demos" that I cooked up over this weekend. The four games are split into two that play exclusively on the keyboard, and two that use the mouse. Keyboard Games: Endless Runner - Your capsule character is bombarded by randomly generated boxes and mus dodge them by jumping from wall to ceiling. Rope Snake - This game was intended to be a jumping rope game, but I didn't have enough time to set the rope up correctly, so now it just dangles from the ceiling. Mouse Games: Folding Clothes! - You fold the cloths by shaking them violently until they magically fold themselves. Grab the clothes by the semi-transparent neck. Balloon Game - You must blow up the balloon by shaking it back and forth violently until it turns red. If you stop shaking it before it is all blown up, it will slowly deflate.
Tools and Technologies:
Unity (any product)
Unzip the MultilayeredGames.zip file and double click/run the MultilayeredGame.exe file without removing it or any of its accompanying files from their directory.
Special help from multiple internet forums