Beat Chart - Squidiverse
Water planet (level one)
Time of day
Story elements for level
Squids father has been kidnapped, and Squid must go on a quest to rescue him from King
Progression: gameplay focus of the level
You must ﬁnd all the clues and get to the end of the level without dying, all the clues can be gained by completing a
challenge, which makes the game more fun, rather than just ﬁnding them and collecting them their is a challenge you
must complete in order to collect to gain the clue.
Estimated play time of level
1 minute and 30 seconds - clean run through
5 minutes - including attempts
Color scheme of level/environment
Purple, blue and orange. These colours are very prominent in the level, Squid himself is purple, the enemies which
are crabs are orange and the bursts of water and most likely
the background and theme of the whole level will be blue,
cover in water. The purple and blue work well together as they
create a sort of sci-ﬁ feel, this adds to the overall effect of the
game being based in space and gets across the space themes
within the game.
Enemies/bosses introduced and used
Crabs, the crabs patrol left and right and the player must either
jump over them or hit them with a rock to kill them.
Mechanics introduced and used
Walking (left and right), jumping, throwing rocks
The mechanic of throwing rocks can be used in a variety of
different ways, for instance he can use them to kill crabs, or to
hit button that are other wise unreachable in order to progress through the game
Hazards introduced and used
Falling, bursts of water - If the player hits a burst of water or falls off the level Squid will die and the level will restart
from the beginning.
Power up found in level/environment
New abilities, weapons or gear introduced/unlocked
The environment around Squid will change meaning he will have to use his mechanics in new and different ways
each level, for example, on the water planet Squid must throw a rock at a button to enable a hidden moving platform
Treasure amount and type the player can ﬁnd
Stars and clues. The clues are important to ﬁnd as they enable the player to progress to the next level, without them
the player cannot achieve their goal, the stars are to represent how well the player has done in the level, if theyʼve
managed to collect all the stars they know they have done well, but if they have only collected a few it is reﬂected in
their overall score, and is not as good.
Bonus material found in level/environment
Music track(s) to be used in this level/environment
Chip tune music track to play through-out the level, 8 bit sounds effects. There will be a big
variety of sound effects used, such as jumping Iʼve got an upscaling chord sequence which
matches the feel of jumping. Also for collecting the stars and clues there will be an upbeat quick
sound just to show the player has done something right, for when the player dies or gets hit there
is a very dull sound that plays which shows the player has done something wrong. For shooting a
rock a quick one note sound is played, but it rises rather than staying the same pitch, to add to the overall effect of
throwing a rock.