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Scroungin_4_Catsup's picture
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Use the mouse to trace your reflection in your computer's monitor - but you won't be able to actually view your drawing until you press enter. If you think you've done well enough, or awfully enough, you can save it as a .BMP file.

This game automatically adjusts to the current size of your monitor, but is set to work on displays that are a maximum of 3840 x 2160 - wow! It's possible to play on a screen resolution higher than that (and congratulations on your incredible wealth if you do) but you'll be stuck drawing in a 3840 x 2160 box in the top left corner.

Just a funny idea I had a week ago, possibly while scrolling through Netflix. The idea of tracing your reflection or drawing something that you can't actually see until you're finished isn't new, but I think trying to make out your features in your monitor and having to use your mouse to draw brings something different to the table. It can really test your depth perception and memory (especially if you move out of place!).

I realize you could get the same effect and produce a more accurate pic by creating a black screen in a program like Paint and then using a white brush, but to let you in on a little secret I don't think accurate portraits are what make this a fun idea to me.

Source is included, in case hundreds of years into the future someone needs to adjust the maximum drawing area. You'll need Multimedia Fusion 2/Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to open it.

An example of what kind of results you may expect is uploaded as an attachment!

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Comments

KumoriCloudGames's picture

Amazing Concept, Great Game!

Damn, this game is simple yet effective! I love the barrier between game and reality that's being broken here by something as simple as the reflection on a computer screen! This is such a neat novelty game, I also like the heavy use of bass in the music!

Scroungin_4_Catsup's picture

Thanks!

Thank you so much! That line between game and reality, where the player really is part of the game, is something that really appeals to me. And I'm glad you liked the music, I think I spent longer composing it than actually making the game haha

let-off-studios's picture

Adorable

I had a lot of fun with this. It's an excellent idea, and beautifully-realized.

Also: Clickteam Fusion represent!!!!

(includes a rendition of me sitting at the desk for my day job)

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Scroungin_4_Catsup's picture

Thank you

Wow, I'm genuinely impressed by your results! And Clickteam rocks, not sure I would've ever felt comfortable enough to try making games if I never discovered it

Kate B's picture

I downloaded this when I saw

I downloaded this when I saw you post it on twitter cause I loved the concept. what I drew looked pretty wrong but it was fun

Scroungin_4_Catsup's picture

Thanks :)

Glad you enjoyed it! I've only gotten a someone decent result once (on my own game...) and I accidentally saved over it

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