The Boundary Condition
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
NOTE: this game is still a work-in-progress, and any payments will be treated as donations toward the creation of the game, as opposed to paying for a copy once it's complete. If you play the current version, please post in the forum with any feedback or bug reports, or fill out the survey here, to help shape and improve the game as it continues to evolve. Also, please follow my Twitter account for updates. Thank you!
Solve 3D puzzles by removing dimensions, flattening yourself into a 2D cross-section (or even 1D line!) of the world. There is no trickery here: you will exist in a single slice of the still-3D world (unlike Fez or Neko Ghost, Jump!, which flatten the entire world with you). This will allow you to slip through tiny gaps and interact with objects in ways you might not have thought possible.
At the same time, explore the philosophical writings of a woman determined to complete her work on the device that unexpectedly, and unbeknownst to her, created the world in which the game takes place. Learn about her life and motivations through the rambling notes she has mixed into the source code for her project.
About the Game / Development State
I am developing The Boundary Condition as a solo effort. For me, this game is part learning tool, part emotional outlet, and part passion project. In an effort to learn as much as possible about what goes into making a video game, I decided to make the best game I could while doing every aspect: the design, the programming, the music, and more. I have a full time job, so I am working on this in my free time. The more interest there is the more time and effort I will put into making this a more complete game. Regardless, I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I have enjoyed making it so far.
- GDEX 2022, Winner: Best in Show: Most Innovative
- Ohayocon IGS 2023, Winner: Judge's Choice (Digital)
- GDEX 2023, Runner Up: Best ISE (Independent, Student, Experimental)
- Cleveland Gaming Classic 2023, Winner: Most Innovative
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|Windows, macOS, Linux
|1d, 2D, 3D, 3D Platformer, cross-sections, dimensions, mind-bending, Non violent, Puzzle-Platformer
|A few minutes
|Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
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