Nirvana Pilot Yume is a narrative based visual novel, which incorporates gameplay sections inspired by a racing game from the early 1990s
I came on board as an additional helping hand, helping Dev9K to get the game released on Steam. During which I participated in creating various hazards for the player to avoid in the game, along with overall gameplay fine-tuning. I also added additional polish to the game.
Since the racing sections were the main gameplay component of Nirvana Pilot Yume, which also affected how the story would play out, I wanted to ensure that the gameplay sections would be challenging to the players.
One of the main things I learned from this project is the importance of balancing challenge for the players. It was a constant struggle to tune the levels to feel both challenging and fair at the same time.