A game built for my Final Major Project at college

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Paradoxical is a concept game I developed for my Final Major Project at college. It's a first person puzzle game, set inside a spaceship full of impossible spaces. The demo that I built doesn't have a story to it, and is focused more on the gameplay, level design, and aesthetics.

I built it using the Unreal Development Kit, which I had to teach myself. I used the visual scripting tools, because I didn't know C++ at the time, and because it was an art course, the programming wasn't being graded but the visual style of it was.

I designed, the models and textures, built the map, composed the music and sound effects, and programmed all the puzzles myself. I went for a puzzle style similar to Portal, where the mechanics are all explained through a simplified puzzle, then used to their full extent in a more complex puzzle. The impossible geometries also contributed to the puzzles. One such example is where you have to cross a very long room in 3 seconds, but there is an impossible doorway that links both ends [This particular puzzle can be seen in the concept art on the right.]

Art style concept drawing
Art style concept drawing

Concept art of the visual style of Paradoxical

Interactables concept art
Interactables concept art

Concept art of the interactable objects in Paradoxical

Art style concept drawing
Art style concept drawing

Concept art of the visual style of Paradoxical

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01 END 1

The opening room

02 IMPOSSIBLE INTRO 1
02 IMPOSSIBLE INTRO 1

The hallway to the first impossible space

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13 PUZZLE 02

Final puzzle combining levers, timers, switches and impossible spaces

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01 END 1

The opening room

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Paradoxical Screenshot 01
Paradoxical Screenshot 01

Opening room with improved lighting and boxes explaining controls

Paradoxical Screenshot 02
Paradoxical Screenshot 02

Improved art style, attention grabing aesthetics

Paradoxical Screenshot 11
Paradoxical Screenshot 11

Improved bridges for final puzzle

Paradoxical Screenshot 01
Paradoxical Screenshot 01

Opening room with improved lighting and boxes explaining controls

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