We just released a new iPhone game: Just a Button, you can get it on the AppStore for free.
Just a Button is a little game made for the Experimental Gameplay Project.
The rules of Experimental Gameplay Project are pretty simple:
1. Each game must be made in less than seven days,
2. Each game must be made by exactly one person
3. Each game must be based around a common theme i.e. “gravity”, “vegetation”, “swarms”, etc.
The theme for august 2009 was “Bare minimum” and, as you can see, the graphics of the game are close to the theme.
Having bare minimum visuals is the first step, but trying to find the bare minimum gameplay to have fun with a game seems a lot more interesting!
The idea behind Just a Button is that pushing a button is the minimal action needed to do something in 95% of video games, so why not trying to make a game where this action is the only one available?
This game explore gameplay variations around this thought. Quickly the multiplayer aspect was added to the project because hell yeah, playing games is even better with friends around!
And so here was born the idea: Fun with Just a Button and some Friends