Hello this is Brandon, creator of Half-Life Alex
Project Q (AKA apparently this was made in 2015, before Persona 5 was a thing)
Left click – create circle
Right click – trip out
“Project Q” was me trying to make some kind of tunnel escape kind of game. I think I took influence from a game called S.T.U.N. Runner and though about making something like it? (And probably some other atari arcade game that I can’t quite recall off the top of my head)
My thought was to spawn circles continually so that it creates the illusion of moving through a tunnel. The result however was something slightly less expected but still interesting. Probably to create the tunnel effect I’d have to mess with the scale rate a bit more to get it to better create the illusion.
I’m not sure why I didn’t continue messing with it, I’m pretty sure this was during the development of Frog Hop and some other small projects (like Bumpy Birdy?) So I think I just was already overwhelmed and decided to just leave it be.
The code is super simple, the circle object (which uses the draw_circle command) that is spawned just has a size value that increases and when the value exceeds a certain limit, the circle object destroys itself and also sends a command to have the background color match the circle object.
Easy. Done. Ready to Ship for 80 Dollars Collectors Edition. DLC not included.