Updated Pattern game download with a finish screen and graphics for keyboard control help. (April)
Website is coming to completetion~~~! Characters and How to Play pages have been added!
Made a link to the executable for our game at Downloads but the exe isn't ready yet...On other news, Sammy Awards in a week! :3
Our last milestone presentation is done! Just a tinnie tiny more polish and we're ready for the our red carpet appearance! Please be nice to us xD!!!
Pattern has been moving it's way from simulation to being game-ified. Look forward to our new feedback system with voices, explosions, and numbers!
Everyone doing well during the weekend?
Presentation today, "OH MY GO---SH!!!"
I want to sleeeeeep :(
I'm hungry but I have a sandwich that I could eat but not eating...lol.
3D yarn collision is hard...
Welcome to team U.S.E.D.'s Project: Pattern!
If you don't know what Pattern is, you've come to the right place. I hope this site will answer all you know, and if not, contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try our best to answer. :D
See our trailer here!
Get our game's executable here!
If you like our game, please join our facebook page here!
Pattern originated from the mind of April Grow and nutured with the help of Julie Rej, Jason Walters, Magnus Plutte, William Tuttle, and Katarina Yang in hopes to create a light puzzle game based on the priciples of crochet. Pattern aims to guide the player through a specific craft in order to lightly educate the player about crochet and foster creativity.
Pattern is a PC game that utilizes a USB XBox 360 controller. The purpose of using the controller (versus mouse and keyboard) is due to it's close action resemblance to finger movements during crochet. However, unlike crochet, we will be using quick flicks to represent the movements rather than actually simulating them. As for making it as a PC game, we felt that it would allow the ability to generate a community more assessible.
The world has gone through a terrible event and objects from the world have gone missing. The Beautiful Benebolent Queen (BBQ) beseeches our main character, the Omnipotent Magical Yarn Guru of Awesome (OMYGA), to restore the world's lost objects. With the help of OMYGA's animal companion (mascot), OMYGA takes the BBQ's magical yarn and crochets items requested from citizens of the world.
Pattern's main goals are to educate people about crochet, to create a tool to help make crochet patterns, and to help build friendly crochet communites.
The story in our game introduces terms widely used in the crochet community, show yarn progression with interpolations, and have the movements on the controller simplified from actual crochet.
Making crochet patterns will be achieved by utilizing an in game tracking system that saves the moves the player inputs and compares them with a list of valid movements for stitches. The game can then print a list of instructions either telling the reader to use a common stitch or detailing the custom stitch.
The tracking system for the player's movements allows our game to export and share pattern files. This will allow people to share projects with friends, collaborators, and get projects from others to play and learn from. The ability to print patterns also allow people to have a hard copy of instructions to that can be translated to real directions to make actual objects.
Turn virtual crochet to reality.
Observe the transformation!
Final June 2011
Our level completion stitches!
Updated May 2011
Update Feb 2011
How to Play
- Windows XP or higher
- Core 2 Duo or higher
- Go to Download to get the executable.
- Run installer » Run executable
Menus to Know
- Music: Adjusts background piano score volume
- Subtitles: Turns subtitles of mascot text on/off
- Sound Effects: Adjust sound effect volume
- Voices: Adjusts mascot voice volume
- Save: Saves the game file
- Help: Shows all stitch actions and stitches
- Level Select: Takes you back to level select menu
- Main Menu: Takes you back to the front screen
- Options: Opens up the options menu
- Quit: Quits the game without a prompt
CharactersOmnipotent Magical Yarn Guru of Awesome
Beautiful Benevolent Queen
TeamOur Team is called U.S.E.D. a.k.a. Upside-down Strawberry Explosioning Dragon!
April Grow - Team Lead / Crochet Enthusiast
Katarina Yang - Art Lead / Webmaster / Programmer
Julie Rej - Artist / Dialogue Director / Physics Programmer
Magnus Plutte - Menu Navigator / Programmer
William Tuttle - Yarn Contortionist / Programmer
Jason Walters - Combo Technician / Programmer
I hope you like these!
Executable is working!!!Download link: Pattern
However you can also go to How to Play to get the game running.
Currently available in only 1200x800. (Subjected to change.)
To the Team:
To Robert Bruce:
robertbrucemusic at gmail dot com