Unzip & run the NewRoots.exe file to play!
This mini-project was made in 2 days for the Global Game Jam 2023 in a team of two with my friend Aaron Lott. Based on the concept of "Roots", we created a quick deck drawing, decision making game about getting to know your new family as a newly adopted teenager. Presented with daily family life scenarios, flick left or right to decide how you deal with each situation, baring in mind each decision will influence each family member's trust in you!
As the deadline on the day drew near, we actually ended up using Chat-GPT to help us generate the lore within the game, including what each family member's secret would be to unlock and a wide range of card scenario descriptions! And after returning to the project for a couple extra days, adding in the remaining cards and a final family member, the game comes complete with randomising family members each run and a relatively high difficulty for discovering all 7 family member's secrets!
Main technical focus of this game is the cards and deck system, which utilises Card & Card Pack Scriptable Objects with complete customisable fields from who is required to be present to be drawable, what trust level requirements must be met, what image and text the card contains, to who is influenced and by how much, as well as what packs, direct follow-on cards and secrets to unlock per left/right decision (as pictured in the gallery below). And as the whole project is open-source, as any GGJ game is, you can make the game your own with your own members and cards if you so wish!