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

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by Chaoseed - Jam Entry

This is more of a proof of concept than anything else. Real life hit me hard this weekend, but I wanted to do SOMETHING. "broken" is playable, but it might only take you 5 minutes to play through. I don't expect much in the way of votes, I just wanted to show you guys the cool(?) idea I had!

The usage of the theme may not be immediately apparent, but if you play through it should become clear.

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tanner101010 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:04am

I found the blocks with eyes very cute. I couldn't figure out the password to move forward though :(

pedro.thiers says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:09am

wow, that was out of the box! Very nice approach to the theme and nice game mechanics. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get very far though (since I'm not a programmer) but I got to the end! Very nice experience!

pedro.thiers says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:15am

Also thanks for the kind words about my game! I replied your message there =]

Candyhandy says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:28am

Nice use of coding and gaming, i like it.

Also spoiler the first password is "broken", took me a couple of times to realize that the little blue people are not enemies.

dsoft20 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:14am

Nice attempt tot he theme, I really like that "investigation" feeling needed to find the password :D

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:05am

Hey, this bears some resemblance to my game! :D How strange! :D

pkenney says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:10am

Cool little entry, a nice sense of style. Had to think about a few things just long enough! Not much scope, but I liked the idea for the theme anyway.

Joseph Miller says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:13am

I got that the password was "broken" but couldn't figure out where to stand to type it in to make the door open, tried a bunch of different places.

TheGameFather says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:30am

It's a game that makes me smile! The use of programming language in puzzle solving is interesting :)

Collan says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:32am

Easily one of the most unique entries I've seen. Well done!

rvmook says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:18am

Nice concept, would've liked it to be more obvious where you can type. It reminded me of this one, so check it out if you need some inspiration or something

May 1, 2014 @ 1:07pm

Made it to the end, I like the concept, you should develop it further!

Knowledge says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:02pm

Great game but where is theme?

Chaoseed says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:18am

Thanks for all your comments, guys! :) For now I'm not really going to respond to any individual ones...just because judging is still happening, you know. I'll let my submission page and entry speak for themselves.

(One note, though--if you go to the directory the web page is in, you'll find a zip file with most of the source for the game. What you'd have to do to compile it is have a Flash file with the main class set as BSystem. Then you'd need the graphics as assets in the library. Anyway, the point is if you're into AS3 you should be able to figure out what's going on! Not that it's too hugely innovative or even cleanly coded...)

ThingoStudios says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:56pm

An interesting idea, although I didn't have to edit any of the actual code when I was playing. The player characters were cute.

Cash says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:01pm

Great idea but I found it a little too easy but still very enjoyable

shasharala says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 7:24am

That was enjoyable. I really liked the unique take on the theme.

I would like to see this idea explored more.

SoupWithBits says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:12pm

So different, really awesome!
Haha, I did try edit the code...

Mago says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Very cool idea. Too bad you hadn't full weekend to work because it would be amazing.

wschorn says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:40pm

expressive text

Kep says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 4:56pm

Very neat idea. Innovation++.

garygreen says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 8:04pm

I thought that was a really clever idea, nice interpretation of the theme too & a great idea for a programming tutorial. Nice one.

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