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

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by hnjslater - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It was always going to be a challenge, my mum's 60th was on Saturday so that was the whole day written off and I spent four hours travelling home today (Sunday) but I was on a coach with a power socket so I could still work! I had a go at a platformer and it's a least playable if not super fun!

To make it work on a debian type OS (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint) you should just need to install python-pygame and run python

To make it work on windows, unzip it and run main.exe

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johnhackworth says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:22am

You have included the github source on the "web" link! create a branch called "gh-pages", push it to github, and you'll have it published on

hnjslater says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:42pm

Good point, updated to be source link. I'll add windows today.

tompudding says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:20pm

Pretty good! Simple but the theme obviously applies. I would have liked the horizontal motion to be a bit less "sticky" (i.e motion stops as soon as you release the key), but otherwise pretty good.

BubuIIC says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:08am

Someone else using pygame, nice :-).
For packaging up I can recommend cx_freeze., it's not perfect but for a windows build it works pretty well.

As for the game, I wasn't able to get very far, I could not make the long diagonal jump. But a decent entry for one day of work :-).

deadarius says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:20am

Can we have compiled version?

IamAcoconut says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:35pm

My windows smart screen prevents me from playing it, but it looks pretty cool.

metkis says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:09am

Kinda fun, quick little game. I enjoyed my brief time with it and took the time to beat it.

ReactorScram says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:10am

The jump physics required some learning but I got to the win screen.

I'm going to give you middling scores for now since you're my first rating.

Dreii says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:31am

Double jump was a little odd, ended up just mashing the up button to do it.

pvwradtke says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 12:35am

Well, I guess I was in for a surprise. Getting out of the pit was simple, yet an effective idea for the theme. Short, as anything out a 48hrs jam packed with family events, but interesting. However, I couldn't run it with pygame, but the Windows binary worked just fine Wine.

May 6, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Isn't the game running too fast? All of the actors felt like they were moving roughly 1.25x-1.5x the speed they should have been moving.

Good job getting this out in that short weekend!

Boodog says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Good work! It's a bit weird though.

May 7, 2014 @ 1:02am

Great! But I agree with Boodog. The art is... odd.

lucidlarva says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 3:17am

Pretty fun, almost broke my up arrow key with that jumping.

abayb says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 12:00am

I had a very difficult time with this, but I beat it!

jtpup0 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 3:35am

That last platform was tricky, and the game as a whole expressed the theme sufficiently

granut100 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 10:44pm

Fun to play. Some of the double jumping was a bit off though.

romandtom says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 3:10am

Well this is a cool game!
But too short :(

SenorDiablo says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 5:48pm

yeah!! I win! sweet!

garygreen says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 8:53pm

Straightforward, but effective & with a nice progression too. That last platform was tricksy! :-)

pichifino says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 11:09am

Like it!

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