This is beautiful. I wish I understood the noise better....
Memory of a Broken Dimension
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Dive into an emulator of obscure research hardware dredged off the net.
Uncovering remote 3D scans excavated from the ＲＥＬＩＣＳ virtual machine, you trespass among fragmented ruins; transmissions of a long-frozen data stream.
But when the stream begins to thaw, no system can handle this overflow...
Heads Up: if you have mouse problems, try the _KBM version, the non-kbm version tries to autodetect controllers and it can end up disabling the mouse input.
I'll work on a proper fix since only a Windows build with controller detection is up right now.
About the prototype
The prototype has a start and end, the average first-time playthrough tends to be 30 to 60 minutes. It's also pretty old (2012) and not very representative of where the project is currently. (all video and screenshots are from the full game)
This prototype is free, but any small donations are appreciated and will go towards helping pay the bills or buy coffee as I finish up the full game.
|Published||1 year ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||1 year ago|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Cyberpunk, Dark, Experimental, Exploration, First-Person, glitch, mind-bending, Noir, weird|
|Average duration||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any), Joystick|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, High-contrast|
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This game looks absolutely fantastic, but the main only issue I had is trying to find out if there is something I am supposed to do specifically after I voidscan and then dive. If there is, a little guidance somehow would be very useful. Thank you, and I look foward to the development of this game.
Came for the intriguing visuals and theme. Stayed for the discovery & play. Balancing those two aspects of design so well is certainly a thing to take pride in, especially in a prototype. Looking forward to the final creation, whenever and however it is realized.
Yeah, my mouse doesn't work either. My controller doesn't work too well with it as well, and the configuration settings that Unity uses isn't exactly clear on everything. Sooooo I can't play either >.>
Hope the full version doesn't have these problems. I really wanted to give this game a shot :(
Sorry about the trouble, I added a version with controller-detection disabled, it is the _KBM.zip, give that shot. I'll fix the prototype to use a config file that the full version uses when I get a chance.
love the idea of the project. but the mouse doesn't work. playability is important. :(
sorry for the delayed response, check out the _KBM.zip version and the above comment about this
PLEAAAAAASE make the full version happen. The demo was amazing. I'll be gladly donating more when I can.
Your game is dope and people are taking notice. Cool review here if you want to check it out:
Am I supposed to be able to mouselook after I dive into the first area? Because all I can seem to do is run forward/backward, jump and strafe.
Had to kill off backround xboxdrv process, then mouselook worked. Just need to invert mouse Y now...and work out what I'm supposed to be doing...
Found a way to globally invert the mouse in linux (ubuntu in my case) to work around all these unity games on here that lack the option, thought it might help someone else. Get a list of input devices with:
Find your mouse device and substitute the name into this command:
xinput set-int-prop pointer:"MOUSE DEVICE" "Evdev Axis Inversion" 8 0 1
To turn off Y inversion use this command:
xinput set-int-prop pointer:"MOUSE DEVICE" "Evdev Axis Inversion" 8 0 0
Now bind each command to a hotkey using the system keyboard control panel so it can easily be toggled in-game, in case you need non-inverted for menus, etc.
Looking forward giving this game a proper play now.
If someone have problem with mouse running on linux, try `sudo rmmod joydev`. This will disable joystick module in running linux. After system restart, you should disable joydev again. Also, thanks for game, this is awesome. I love glitch art so much.
I'm so confused as what to do after you actually get into the game and not doing the codes and files.
Hey everyone. lets talk awesome. yeah I know, the word gets used a fair bit, but today we are going to be talking about "Memory of a broken dimension prototype" or MOBD for short. And so we will be talking in the true sense of AWE-some. An excellent short experience that has no explanation, and is better off for that fact (unfortunately I couldn't get a hold of the finished product, so we will be talking about the version 2 prototype).
MOBD is a 20 minute unity based game which essentially has two parts, the first being a constantly mutating DOS screen that sets a dark and mysterious one. Only after inputting the correct sequence of codes can the player access the second phase of the game. Here the game gives the player control of an unseen character who can walk, jump and piece the world around them back together. Which becomes the main focus of the game. In the prototype when you finish fixing as much of the level as you can (although are you really fixing anything? Are you just trying to escape?), and cross what I can only describe as an event horizon (which has been hovering over you for most of the game, warping space around you), the game cuts to a simulated "blue screen of death", before restarting from the top.
MOBD is based around exploration, discovery, and a truly deep sense of the uncanny. From the point at which it loads, MOBD drags the player down into a world where they know nothing, and have only implication to go off. Words like space, satellite and shutdown spring out of the code to give the player only the roughest of ideas as to what has actually happened. This ties in with the games overall atmosphere which is downright creepy. From the untimely mutating code, which you can't escape from, (seriously, if you press escape it just tells you "there is no escape" or if you type "exit" it tells you" you can not exit") to the static and glitching world you inhabit during the games second stage. Overall the effect on the player, is similar to that found in Slender: the 8 pages. You know something is there, or is it? how much is just you being scared, and how much is the game?
As I mentioned before, the code in the game's first section constantly mutates. from single digits to whole words being added or warped. It is at the least off putting, as the player is never certain why it's happening, whether it is intentionally random, or supposed to be another entity inside the same system. The best part is you will never know. As we move into the second part the game has more elements to work with, from a black and white visual layout to an environment the player can now interact with. The screen itself begins to become covered in pseudo-random static, and players surroundings, although being based on geometric lines, shift and warp, keeping the player constantly disorientated. Overall the game is well planned and executed, and while it isn't scary in the conventional sense, it is something much more fulfilling, there are no jump scares, and your beating heart will not run at supersonic speeds. But it will fill every corner of your mind with a concoction of unsettling intrigue. And the best part is, you will want to see more by the end.
Expect an experience, not so much of a game in the traditional sense. Expect to turn off the lights, put in your best headphones/speaker set, and then soon wonder if you are actually alone in the room.
Expect to be left with questions, and slow answers that will trickle into your mind the next night when you are lying in bed.
Expect the true feeling of being in awe, amazed at the art style, the technical aspects used to bring that style to life. The uncomfortable feeling of standing in a world with some thing much greater than yourself, something unknown. Maybe awesome, maybe awful. Either way an awe inspiring entity which is in no certain way, certainly expressed through MOBD's gameplay.
I have literally no idea what to do! I type all sorts of things but get no clues how to proceed. It looks pretty cool visually though.
me too m8 this game looks fantastic if only I could gets it in
Created an account mainly to reply to this haha. In the UI section you can always type "help" for available commands.
So, I started off with what little DosBox knowledge i had and typed "dir" (shows what files are in the DIRectory you're currently in). I noticed a couple listed something like blahblah"voidscan.exe" and blahblah"remote.exe" along with lots of .dat files and such. (also don't freak out too hard if typing "help" returns an invalid command- it does that sometimes to screw with you :D). I tried "voidscan" and "remote" a couple times and looked at the unsettling sequences unfold before realizing "remote" is (to my knowledge) activate the (satellites?) responsible for the integrity of the dimension's files. "voidscan" updates the list from the (satelite link?). I didn't know "help" actually worked so i found myself battling the s#!tty refresh rate of my monitor and the art-style of the game to look at the newly populated list of files that scrolled by too fast while spamming "dir". I saw a .exe that fortunately caught my eye called "dive.exe". so.. I typed "dive". .. .. . I was changed ever since ;)