Really cool stuff here! I would personally like to see this expanded on.
A downloadable experience for Windows
ROM is a short experimental experience. Explore a desolate island, revive it's forgotten machines and take control of the game's atmosphere.
This demo was developed as a first year project for university. We're currently thinking about how we want to move on with the project and decided to publish it to see how people react to it.
If you have any questions or feedback, we're super happy to hear them! Just shoot us an email at: bincurlgame(at)gmail.com
ROM is best played using only the left analogstick of an Xbox 360 Controller but you can also use WSAD or arrow-keys. Press Escape to quit ROM.
Headphones & Controller recommended.
- Paul Schnepf (Coding, GameDesign, FX)
- Rainer Windolph (Animation, Game Design, FX)
- Friedemann Allmenröder (Art, Game Design, Sounds)
This Game was developed as part of the Game Design bachelor-program at HTW Berlin, special thanks to our professors and coaches:
Prof. Susanne Brandhorst
Prof. Thomas Bremer
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Unzip the file to any location. Start "ROM.exe" in the unzipped folder to play.
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A wonderful little vignette. The nighttime sequence is definitely my favorite.
I wonder, though, did you have any sort of narrative in mind when making this?
This game is super nice i love this game
Such an amazing game! So relaxing! Love the music! Wish I had found this game sooner!
why i not found this earlier
OMG! What a beautiful looking game! I love the graphics and that calm music in the background is just perfect! keep it up!
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Ich mag solche Spiele, sehr schön umgesetzt. :) Vielleicht sollte nochmal an die Art, wie man sich durch die Welt bewegt hernagehen. Anstatt, dass man nur den Joystick für mehrere Minuten in eine Richtung drückt, könnte man sich zB auch bewegen, indem man abwechselnd den Linken und den Rechten Trigger drückt.
Simplicity made crazy with atmospherical minimalism.
My only real complaint depending on what level of judgement you might be asking for is that maybe
the shiny trail orb could have been more elaborated and more bigger.
Quality was okay.
any plans for a mac release?
I don't think there is anything bad anybody has to say about this!
This is so beautiful. I went in expecting to love it, and went out absolutely loving it. 10/10 Sounds, visuals, and game play. I had no problems with it whatsoever, the ending was vague but I didn't mind, still love it! Great job on this, I hope to see more from you guys :)
I really loved this game when I played it a while ago. Really good!
I LOVED this game! A totally unique experience - the environmental modeling was fantastic, truly amazing sound engineering, no issues with controls, great length for the objective... an amazing short exploratory adventure. I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much to the developers!
If you would like to see gameplay footage, please follow the link to my YouTube video! I highly recommend playing for yourself, I do not do this game justice in my playthrough! Thanks!
Thanks so much! Your playthrough made our day, glad you enjoyed the game =)
Thumbs up from me! Excellent work!
This is true art! 11/10
BRUH, this game is fantastic AF. Thank you for the beautiful experience !! I really enjoyed the lightning 😄
This has become my new happy place. I could just spend hours staring at the screen and listening to the music.
I've also invented a new word:
when something is so good but there are no existing words to describe its greatness
Did a LP of it for our channel and really loved it. I would love to see more stuff like this, the environmental puzzles and everything really fascinated me!
the game looks awesome it'd be cool to add a resource system , all the graphics and atmosphere spot on , great puzzle game .Exploration of more intricate puzzle islands would be nice
Great game, but I wish it was clearer that the game ends when you light up all the centre lights because it looks too much like another puzzle.
thanks for your feedback, we're glad you liked the game! We totally agree with what you're saying, if we had more time, the first thing we'd add to the game would be a more obvious/rewarding ending. Thanks and cheers! =)
This game is so good. I love it. In my first go around I just sat there in the rainstorm admiring the beauty of the art style and the atmosphere. This game sets the mood so well for each of its different areas. ITs just amazing.
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Your concept is so peaceful. I really hope you decide to turn this into a full length puzzle game.
Hey man, glad you liked it! We really think about turning ROM into a real game some time, at the moment we're just super busy with university. Thanks for your let's try though!
No problem. Keep up the great work!
If I may ask, what inspired you to make this piece of art?
Hey QualityToast, sorry we somehow overlooked your question! In case you're still interested: We were fascinated by the idea of a game without "real gameplay", only driven by atmosphere or emotion. So we decided to use our 2nd semester project at university to experiment with that idea...
I agree with 14ZiliKON it is very feels and therapeutic kinda feels like everything gonna be alright.
Heres some game-play of me experiencing it ;P
Thanks man, and thank you for the video, we're super happy about everyone helping to get the word out!
Thank the developer team so much that you guys made this game free. I dont even know why but I tear up while playing it... Love the art style, I dont know if there is a deeper meaning that changing weather and the sound. Thank you so much for making this game free
You're welcome! and thank you for playing & for sharing your experience. It means a lot to us hearing how people react to the game. Cheers!
I have got to say, This game is truly magnificent. I have spent several hours just admiring the art style. I bleieve I can speak for most when saying that this game is truly wonderful. The fact that the game ties together so well, and even the pads all over the island that when triggering a combiniation of them will change the entire atmospheric feel is truly amazing. Nice job BINCURL for making a truly magnificent game. I would record and uplaod this to youtube but my mic simply wont work. Either way amazing game and i wish the best for you!
Prof. Susanne Brandhorst
Prof. Thomas Bremer
No Doktors ? :P
Hi, not sure what you mean?
Tremendous achievement for a student team. Well done, keep up the good work!
Reminded me of Morphe and Proteus- a lovely little place to get lost in.
thanks so much, we're glad you enjoyed it! We really love seeing people play the game on youtube, so keep that up as well!
This game seems super pretty and fun but I was wondering if there was (or if you could create) a mac/osx version.
thanks so much for the kind words, unfortunately we currently don't have the resources (in particular: Macbooks) to do the testing for a mac-version. We'd love to bring ROM to more plattforms though, so let's see what the future brings =)