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

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The Diggers Refrain

by Stephan Haldaman - Jam Entry

A "music" game as a tribute to the hardships of workers everywhere, and to workers that have died in pursuit of a better life.

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Programming: @StephanHaldaman
Art: @verz_edu

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cirolve says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:30am

That was funny! The voices were strange at first, but I really got into it, and it was a great indicator for how many lives you have left. Clever concept, fun!

Exeneva says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:32am

Very innovative in its combination of themes, but I'm not quite sure I found it fun after the first two minutes.

javifugitivo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:06pm

Very very original, I cant stop laughing with the voices and the action when I fail. When the other keys (JKL) come, the difficult grown exponencially... nice job!!

ninjascript says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Hilarious moles! Great song, does a lot to raise awareness.

ComicSans says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:40pm

Aw, so depressing at the end!

ahmeni says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:48pm

Very nice!

Robber says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:58pm

touching game!~.
the 'k' got me :(

TheGrieve says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:59pm

Noble, funny, hard (I'm not a touch typer) and compelling, I had to finish it despite failing three times.

Nezzhil says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:00pm

hahahahahaha, not, seriusly, hahahahahah clever and funny, good job

barryrowe says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:41am

Very nice. Concept is good, implementation is good, art is good, and the voices are fitting. Well done!

TomCooper3D says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 12:04am

i really like how the voices fall off one by one and it fits with the theme of the lyrics (which are really awesome) is that a real chant from like a chain gang or farm workers? or did you write that? anyways im not the best at typing so i couldnt get past the addition of "jkl" but i love the concept and art and audio great job all round!

XenosNS says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:46am

Nice! Enjoyed the song. Wasn't too hard but hard enough to keep you on your toes.

May 4, 2014 @ 12:47am

Amazing and SO atmospheric. Fantastic , thank you for this!

matt_j says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 1:26am


cirpig29 says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 3:16pm

I needed some time to get the rules of it (tried at first clicking with the mouse, using arrow-keys and other things). But ist is a nice submission of this Lure. I enjoyed it.

Pierrec says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Nice one! (But confusing at first with an european keyboard ^^)

Moosefly says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Somewhat simple, but I did like you mixing up the colors and adding new keys (was playing with one hand until that point, panicced somewhat :D).

Graphics and audio were both decent, and I did like the ending.


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