Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the surface

by Vawx - Jam Entry

Third time doing the Jam and I feel better about my abilities each time. I figured that with UE4 out, I might as well have a final goodbye to UDK and use that for this entry.



LEFT CLICK: Move to location of mouse cursor.
LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CLICK: Fire weapons.
F: Flashlight.

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GlowingSnail says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:36pm

172 megabytes, 50 minute download for a Ludum Dare entry? That must be why you have so few comments and rating.

CupcakeMedia says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Agreed. While having a lot of graphical assets is cool, the faster we can plug and play, the more likely we are to play it.

Also, I can't really download 172 mb through the browser, my connection is unstable. :(

Vawx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:58pm

Complaining is a great way to support this community. Good stuff.

Gaeel says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:14pm

I don't understand why enemies were shooting NEXT to me, instead of AT me, or why they would IMMEDIATELY respawn at the same location.

Also, it's not very clear what hitpoints are, nor what I'm supposed to be doing.

Game looks good, the control system imposes a nice idea of choosing between mobility and aggressivity, but since the optimal strategy is to stand still and fire at a cluster of respawn points, it feels a little wasted

Vawx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Standing still is definitely a strategy though the spawning system is designed to spawn more as you stay alive, meaning that if you stay still long enough, you will be forced to move by being overwhelmed.

Thanks for the constructive feedback.

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:26pm

Very pretty, I like the main character robot.. shooting felt awkward and having the robots shoot each other was entertaining.. needs a goal or something though other than that nice game

lajos says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:59am

Enemies don't seem to be able to hit the player. You have all sorts of fancy rendering and fx, but I'd suggest using a smaller engine and concentrating on the basic mechanics.

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Sorry, not going to play games that make me enter my password :-(

drnick says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:49pm

I second what has been said about relaxing on graphics and engine and focusing on gameplay and story, as I think this milks more from games as an art form and LD should be about making art with games as a medium. However, I certainly picked your game from the others on the rating menu based on GFX, and I believe you are getting a lot of five starts in graphics, so I think you might be going for the top few in GFX. It's a legitimate goal, if it's yours, even though not the preferred by the community.

Hyoga-3D says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 12:12pm

The enemies didn't kill me, and is very strange having to press 2 buttons to shoot, also I felt of the ground once, but congrats for making the game on UDK.

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