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GDC 2015: ‘Jelly Reef’ Finally Combines Jellyfish, Sea Currents, and Roguelikes

Game Oven’s Jelly Reef, the last game they’re making, was demoed to us at GDC 2015. This may seem quite different from something like Fingle ($1.99), and that’s because Bojan Endrovski, the team’s main programmer, took point on designing the game from the original student version that was created. This is a roguelike-inspired game, where you create currents in the ocean to move a sea of jellyfish around, keeping them from harm from the other sea creatures.

The roguelike aspect comes in with the levels and map being procedurally generated. Each level is a hexagon, and the exit you make it to will lead you along the path in the world’s hex grid. Real game! You can interact with some things in the world, but mostly you’re just trying to manipulate the currents to keep the jellies safe. This one is hopefully releasing by the end of March.