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

Event Links: [ MiniLD 50 | Warmup Weekend | Real World Gatherings | Ludum Deals | Wallpaper ]

Back to Browse Entries


by jurnacsr - Jam Entry

Bathysphere is a simple Web game where you descend to the bottom of the ocean, collect fish and treasure, and return to the surface.

A/D Move your Bathysphere left and right
The left and right arrow keys active your left and right arms to collect fish and treasure.

Collect the fish and treasures in the sea.

- Found one typo - in the Start Screen, the controls are shown as W/D, when they should be A/D. Silly mistake!

Downloads and Links




zzorn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:16am

Neat little game. I thought I had to avoid the fish first (should have read the intro screen).

Some level system would work well for it, to prolong the gameplay.

pancakecity says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:26pm

The game didn't display fully in my browser -- some of the top and bottom were cut off.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:15am

Really nice little game and I love the aesthetics! Maybe you should put some stuffs that kill you just to make it more tense!

Zerkruemler says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:23am

Cool retro Graphics. But I don't really see why I can put the fork to the sides. The fish are counted no matter if I put the fork or not. The sounds are also quite irritating. I haven't found out fpr which event this annoying blip sound is played for. Is this just the spooky underwater tune?
Good work.

mjau says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:54am

This is neat =)

Not a lot of replay value though.. it's a bit too easy, i think. There's tons of fish, and you can move pretty fast, so there's never really any problem getting a decent score. The "forks" seem a bit superfluous, too -- i guess you could get a bit more fish by using them right, but since you collect fish just by crashing into them too, and you move as fast as you do, there didn't seem much point.

Nice presentation.

Penguincat says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 2:33am

I like the aesthetic, but there isn't really any gameplay or challenge to it. I think it's a good start though, if you add some challenges and multiple levels that present new challenges and new abilities then it could be a fun little game.

You must sign in to comment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to place in the final results, you NEED votes. The easiest way to get votes is by rating other games. Judging lasts for 3 weeks following the end of Ludum Dare. For best effect, rate 20 games as soon as possible. Rating more games is encouraged.


TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.

[cache: storing page]