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At a Glance: Miegakure

IndieMonth | 159d ago
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Marc ten Bosch is an independent game developer based in San Francisco. He’s wildly smart and more than a little fascinated by the intersection of math, games, and visiting the fourth dimension through code.

http://marctenbosch.com/

Miegakure is a platform game where you explore the fourth dimension to solve puzzles. Our world is three-dimensional: width, depth, and height. But what if there was a fourth physical dimension that we cannot see, in addition to the other three?

http://miegakure.com/

Play on: Not yet released - currently planned for PC/Mac/Linux



Mini Q&A
Answers by Marc ten Bosch

Why do you make games?
I make games because I want to make games that change the world, and I want to demonstrate that games have the power to change the world. What will happen to the world once kids grow up with an instinctive understanding of 4D space because they grew up playing Miegakure? I can't wait to see. I am hoping people will at least become smarter if they are surrounded with interesting games that challenge the way they see the world. This could be explorations of the definition of space itself, social and economic systems, etc…

Why should people play Miegakure?
People should play Miegakure because it is the first true 4D game! It's the first time a detailed world with four spatial dimensions (instead of our usual three) has been created. But we are also trying to make a deep puzzle game, where the puzzles happen naturally as simple consequences of 4D space. More traditional puzzle games very carefully set up situations, and the behavior is limited to what the designer has intended (for example you need to input the right code to open the door, and the code is written down somewhere hidden) but because what we are building is so general, I might not know all the solutions to a particular puzzle or I might discover a lot of puzzles by just setting up random situations and playing and seeing what happens.

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
There are some games that are so pure they feel timeless. It feels like they were not invented, but discovered. Games like Go or Tetris for example. This is something I value highly, a kind of abdication of authorship, where the designer fades into the background and the true designer is nature itself. As I explained above, it is a strong design goal of Miegakure.

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Day 14 | Marc ten Bosch

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MrxDeath  +   159d ago
omg this style of gaming is awesome !!
can't wait to get my hands on it !!
oasdada  +   159d ago
Sounds pretty interesting
LedZeppelin  +   159d ago
This game is going to be fun
beepbopadoobop  +   159d ago
I love stuff like this! Need to play!
WildArmed  +   159d ago
Man I really love puzzlers, this should be interesting.

Easy to pick up and easy to put down!
korazy  +   159d ago
This looks really fun!
MightyNoX  +   159d ago
Sweet.
shadowvisa  +   159d ago
nice
dictionary  +   159d ago
It looks lovely
SpeedDemon  +   159d ago
Pretty neat looking, reminds me of Fez.
r21  +   159d ago
4D? Not that I wanna doubt the game but looks to me like a normal 3D platformer puzzle game with the use of dimension switching.
LightDiego  +   159d ago
Good luck for the developer.
LukeFair  +   159d ago
I'm really curious to play this one when it's released
MisterAV  +   159d ago
I was thinking the same!
XtraTrstrL  +   159d ago
Whoa, looks weird how it morphs around like that. I wasn't sure exactly what was going on with the puzzle solving from the vid, but it was definitely interesting.
Monster_Tard  +   159d ago
Looks great can't wait to try it.
Undini  +   159d ago
Looks great. Waiting for playing. :)
dota2champion  +   159d ago
I love a good indie puzzle game. I just hope the puzzle is challenging.
Disagree  +   159d ago
like the music. cool how the environment changes
rambi80  +   159d ago
I've never seen anything like this before. I normally don't like puzzle plats, but this looks really interesting.

Standard obligatory request - Please bring to Vita
FITgamer  +   159d ago
Cool concept.
ichizon  +   159d ago
I love the looks of this game, but I think Echochrome beat you to the punch as far as 4D-like puzzling goes. Would love to play this though. Loved Echochrome.
coolbeans  +   159d ago
I'm not the best person to be responding (since I have no hands-on time with Echo) but I think it would count more as a twisting the perception with a 3D/2D variation. I think that's why the "true 4D" part is mentioned.

I'm not really sure how one would count something as 4D in a game either so...

:P
chewydawg  +   159d ago
Wow, this looks pretty cool.
jc23  +   159d ago
seems rad.
yoshiroaka  +   159d ago
4D? Well thats different.
king_ps4  +   159d ago
Looks pretty good
HonestDragon  +   159d ago
Another puzzle game to check out. Heck yeah!
BiggCMan  +   159d ago
Hope it succeeds!
pyrocloud7  +   159d ago
I've been keeping an eye on this game for some time, it is one of the more intriguing indie games.
Fationably Late  +   159d ago
First I've heard of this game. Looks interesting and seems very different than those platformers already out there. I look forward to trying it out and test my mettle!
RexDD  +   159d ago
Well, It really isn't fully 4D. More like 3.5D. Still it looks really interesting and fun.
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