Two souls, one destination. Just stay together - it will be alright. A tribute to the LGBT community.
Developed by: Abhishek Biswas, Justin Camden, Maureen Wang
In this cooperative queer game, two players take on the roles of two souls/emotions/insert-profound-metaphor-here as they try to get close to one another within the "circle of influence". Along the way, they encounter barriers to meeting each other, thus heightening the tension. This game is meant to be an abstract and interpretative experience for both parties involved - as designers, we intended to reflect on the challenges of staying together within the queer community, even as external forces raise questions of identity and threaten to create discord. It's simultaneously trivial and profound, and everyone who we've shown this game to has given their own unique take on it's queerness. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the meditative flow of One.
One was created during USC's 24-hour Rainbow Game Jam in October 2015. I acted in the capacity of lead programmer and concept designer. The game was developed in Unity Engine and programmed in C#.
You can listen to members of the USC Interactive Media and Games Division, including myself, talk about their queer games here: https://vimeo.com/146519109
The downloadable .zip file contains executables for:
- Linux (32-bit) (.x86)
- Linux (64-bit) (.x86_64)
- Mac OSX (Universal) (.app)
- Windows (Universal) (.exe)
Unzip, choose the appropriate version, and play! You may delete the folders/files for the versions you are not using without adverse effects.