i wish this could be made into a bigger game
Zen and the Art of Transhumanism
A downloadable game for Windows
Zen and the Art of Transhumanism is a cyberpunk pottery game about improving the human race through technology.
Keyboard and Gamepad supported.
(Gamepad has a little issue with the pottery UI buttons, if problematic, switch to keyboard, sorry!)
ALT + ENTER to FULLSCREEN, ALT + ENTER again to exit FULLSCREEN
I suggest you play without reading this, but if you need help, these are the steps to create and install an implant:
1) Study the client's needs.
2) Look for an implant in the Database which matches the request.
3) Go to the pottery disk.
4) Select the design you want to produce with the Design Button (2nd from the right)
5) Select the appropiate tools to craft the correct shape.
6) Tap ACTION to spin the lathe disk.
7) Press the clay with your tool to shape it.
8) Make the whole holographic pattern detector turn green.
9) Press the submit button.
10) Go to the client. Select the crafted piece.
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Really cool tone and feel, mechanics that I tried so far are good, but the games a little broken with gamepad. Can't go through designs, sometimes fails to go through other nav trees.
Biggest problem was the end button being right next to the tools, on gamepad it's way to easy to press end while going for a tool, and that made the game so frustrating I straight up quit.
Cool game, and I love the graphics! Please feedback something from my collection, thanks. :)
Woow so cool! I wish I did that glitch haha. I don't know how that happened or how to fix it, sorry :S Maybe trying to redownload it?
so after you do the original clients you find the screen sliding upwards to open a tunnel, is there anything after that or is it the end of the game?
I cant comment on the story or anything but the clay/ ceramic shaping is a great tool. I throw pots on the wheel (learning) and this definitely helped me!
Zen and The Art of Transhumanism is a thought-provoking game set in a cyberpunk world. It raises questions on the nature of humanity over its short length, and the ending is a corker.
Great work team, keep it up!
ever think there will be a mac port for this game? i would really like to play this game, but i don't have access to windows software
Had a blast streaming this. I would buy an expanded edition if this winds up getting the Gods Will Be Watching treatment!
I was pretty happy to see a transhumanism themed game, and the pottery angle grabbed me as unique. While I can't say I share the same philosophy presented in the game (hell, on the account of the game dev, I outright disagreed with the "proper" course of action) I have to say this was overall a really pleasant, positive, and aesthetically pleasing experience. Working the pottery wheel was really relaxing, the abstract shapes you create are like freewriting or inkblots, they're pieces with little/no objective meaning that are not only really intuitive to create, they're also totally interpretive, and you can really get a lot of feeling out of so little - the Empress, especially, but maybe that's just because I'm a tarot fanatic.
The weakest part of this game was probably that it was a bit heavyhanded in its narrative. I think a lot of that comes from this being a game for Ludum Dare - thus it was made in a shorter span of time and is a shorter game. I think if it were a longer game it could've been expanded to include more mods and more possible ways to help each person. But maybe I'm just saying this as the idiot who gave the blogger The Knight so she could beat the crap out of her harassers.
I think there's a really solid foundation here, especially mechanically, and some people will definitely resonate more with the Zen themes than I did. It's ironic I played this on Father's Day, since my dad would've loved this. Definitely worth picking up again sometimes just to mess around with the pottery wheel.
I loved this game, well executed concept and cute to boot :)
I found that was an very interesting concept. It's the first time I saw pottery integrated in a game and I'm not dissapointed !
Here is my let's play:
A very cool way of looking at things i think. I'd rate this 8/10 mainly because it's a bit short in my opinion. would have loved to see more.
My file broke during initial launch. Do you have a fix?
Very interesting and fun game. :) My only complaint is the spinning of the pottery wheel. My poor spacebar gets enough use! Thankfully, I just mapped a macro to my mouse.
The potter was so cute! Has anyone done fanart of him? :)
I need more cyberpunk pottery games :D
I think this game is amazing! It's a perfect example of how a short and well designed game can convey a remarkable experience.