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

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The developers conundrum

by nilstastic - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Welcome to the developers conundrum!

Hint 1: This is a puzzle game
Hint 2: It is possible to beat the game in under 10 seconds.

How to play
1. Click on the game for focus
2. Arrow-keys to move
3. Mouse input is optional

Additional comment
The plan for this LD was to not make a game, and I failed miserabely! This game was created in about 3 hours on saturday evening and sunday afternoon and all in all it turned out pretty acceptable.


Edit: After a lot of comments the highscore was coincidentally updated!

Downloads and Links




dalbinblue says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Clever! Liked subtle clue, but I won't say more ;-)

taborgreat says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:25pm

Darn, I finished before this guy but I had to log in. ;-)

gerrys says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:35pm

I feel as if I am a clever person. ;-)

Natman says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:37pm

Haha, that was great. I like the simple aesthetic, which works with the overall simplicity of the rest. ;-)

Chaoseiro says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Loved it ;-)

miwuc says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:44pm

Cute, I actually "figured it out" by attempting to cheat ;)

Lee says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Killed a few minutes, good fun. ;-)

kogyblack says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:08pm

Nice concept.. Reminds me an extremely hard web game that uses alot of html and stuff to me solved... Don't remember the name tho...

nilstastic says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:08pm

Thanks a bunch for all the comments! I'm quite happy to see that the game is not as impossible as I thought. ;-)

Polar says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:21pm

Haha, that was excellent ;-)

m0rph3v5 says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Lovely, was I the only one who thought about actual comments? ;-)

rainybyte says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Rather neat. ;-)

GFM says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:38pm

Nice game. The tip was kinda obvious, but the way it's used wasn't. ;-)

Stoffe says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:12am

Boom! Nice game! ;-)

mkruus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:48am

Fint spel! Gillade jesus-mode ;-)

ioboi says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:19am

Attempted to cheat, was not disappointed :D
The graphics are clean and nice.
Overall a fun, small brainteaser ;-)

tomvert says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:19pm

Great idea ! I managed to "go beneath the surface", but didn't know what to do then.

mrexcessive says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:40pm

Hi. Very good! One for the devs. ;-)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 3:54am



NiceHen says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Now i can go to bed ;-)

praporomsk says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 9:09am

Very original :)

GodsBoss says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 2:43pm

This is one of the most clever interpretations of the theme I have seen so far, great! ;-)

tomsik68 says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 7:29am

Very original, I liked the part how to play the game ;-)

ob6160 says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 7:52pm

Good game ;-)

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