Game: Refract

Refract is an immersing adventure puzzler featuring vibrant landscapes, and challenging audio interaction. The player navigates seven thoughtful experiences through a series of testing and experimentation. As they solve each puzzle, a piece of the world follows them to the end of the game. Refract provides positive feedback to enrich the player experience, creating substance for reflection long after the journey is complete.


Backwards: One or more aspects of the game works the opposite as would normally be expected: maybe the controller is reversed (left is right, right is left), maybe you win lives every time you die, maybe it scrolls to the left and your character moonwalks.
Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…

Executable or Installer


3 Versions are provided: Mac App, Windows Executable, and Flash SWF.

MAC USERS: If you get an error saying the app is damaged and can't be opened, here's what to do. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Click the lock icon (lower left) and enter your info. Then, set "Allow applications downloaded from:" to "Anywhere". The game will now work! Once you're done playing, you should set it back to "Mac App Store and identified developers". We would have fixed this problem ourselves, but Adobe are a bit behind the times with how Flash works, and there's nothing we can do. Sorry, and thanks for playing!



Mac OS X+
Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Everything was created from scratch! The art was drawn in Photoshop and GIMP, sounds were recorded and edited in Ableton Live, code was written in Flash.

Jam Site



Monday, February 18, 2013 - 06:07


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Louis Ducsharm
Sarah Ahmed
Melvin Kwan
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Elizabeth Wright
Dione McGuire
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Ivan Reese


Thank you to the creators of "Final Countdown" and "Community" for helping us with morale, and of course to Global Game Jam & our local sponsors, Virtual Packaging.


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Submitted by kranzky on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 07:10

Really enjoyed the use of sound in this one.

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Submitted by paden.shorey on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 04:32

Uhhh... you stole our old title image... I can prove it because our logo is in the bottom corner...
Could you take it down and put up your own?

EDIT: Nevermind... I guess there's something wrong with my browser's cache... sorry.

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