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Without Light

by Cidolfas - 48 Hour Compo Entry

There isn't really any gameplay here. I dropped out of LD26 yesterday because I didn't feel like working on the minimalist interior decorator game I has started (It's been a long week...)

So I made a 3D tileset and a system to auto-place them, then made a quick miner to carve a space out, and stuck the two together. I wound up with this!

I'm not sure if I'm going to continue to make a game out of this or not, but I hope you guys like playing around in it :P

Instructions are on the page, press 1 if you want a new world (or it spawns you outside the level).

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Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:10am

Love the idea of throwing flares - reminds me of AvP and Tomb Raider. Way to few games do this any longer.

Gremlin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:08am

Any specific feedback you're looking for?

bbrown2 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:16am

I like the atmosphere, getting lost in the dark is one of those instinctively scary things. Maybe have a doorway or something that spawns randomly in the space as a goal? It might not be reachable in many randomly generated levels, but it would give the experience an end point.

Monkokio says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:36pm

I get a really interesting feeling from moving through these rooms. The flare mechanic is hypnotic and magical.
It falls flat somewhat quickly. Not sure what kind of discoverable objects would help engagement but not hurt the idea of minimalism.

Komradus says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:55am

Really interesting concept, I may have come across an unsolvable maze in my first attempt, I'm not sure.
Throwing lights is awesome and I wish I'd see it done more often.

MinionStudios says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 4:23am

Awesome lil procedural miner with vertical space, which is rare and nice.... looks great!

mrexcessive says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Very cool and oppressive atmosphere from very simple mechanic. Inspirational.

Cidolfas says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 7:44pm

Thank you guys for playing! I think I'm going to play around with this a bit more after this semester of school ends.

May 13, 2013 @ 8:40pm

Good concept, looks cool already, but still needs a lot of work, like adding some actual gameplay and sound. But generally, it's fun ! :)

Uhfgood says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 10:24pm

Kind of interesting, not really a game like you say though.

May 18, 2013 @ 2:53pm

not much of a point, but still quiet interesting, i found myself exploring the levels and actually enjoying myself, maybe if you made the levels longer and added more things to the levels and fixed a glitch that spawned you outside the map, it could be a interesting game

Aron says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 10:44pm

I like the idea of no seeing very far in a free explorable dungeon. Unfortunately it lacks actual gameplay.

kyyninen says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 7:47am

Whoa o_o Surprisingly atmospheric! Somehow reminded me of House of Leaves. Some variation in level generation would be nice, could infinitely tall/bottomless rooms be possible?

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