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

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by edemmester - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It is an easy game called Orpheus. If you have a question then you can send me an email to info[at]edemmester[dot]hu, or tweet to @edemmester, or send a message to .

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Kara Jayde says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:24pm

Some of the level concepts (like the memory to get past complete darkness) was cool. Reminded me of old school NES Zelda puzzles. The permadeath is pretty brutal though.

b222ster says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:17pm

Permadeth kills, otherwise great stuff !

_adamturnbull says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:44pm

Pretty cool. I agree about the memory level, that was a nice touch. Maybe adding a timer to the levels would have increased the pressure.

Lucio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:52pm

I agree, the permadeath is Brutal!

Delca says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:38pm

The game was fun, although I could not get past the 666888666222 thingy; my character seems to be completely blocked on the 4th lava screen. Is that supposed to happen ?

SlipperyPete says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:08am

Gah, level 2 stage 3 is insane.

BasselGaming says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:10am

Nice game! great concept, but i have a question, is this based on the "Orpheus the Great Musician" story?

edemmester says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 10:18am

@_adamturnbull - Yes, the timer is a good idea.
@Delca - Look at the numbers, and look at your numlock. If you use a laptop without numpad then you can look at a calculator's buttons. (6 = right, 8 = up, 2 = down) Just remember it and go!
@SlipperyPete - Yes :D
@BasselGaming - It is based on "Orpheus and Eurydice"

Chaoseed says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 11:29am

Well, for 48 hours, certainly it's an accomplishment. ;) It seemed a little simplistic...I got frustrated because you have to go back to the beginning of the 'world' with each death, so it discourages you from experimenting. Also it seemed like every now and then the character would move without any input from me, occasionally killing me. Going from "beneath the surface" to "Orpheus" is actually pretty cool; I suppose everyone knows the story, but maybe it would still be nice to have an intro or something...

Toby Pinder says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Yup, can't add anything new except more moaning about the permadeath :)

SHAME says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 6:02pm

I'm impressed :) really liked this one! I love Orpheus and Eurydice myth and I think that's a great idea for a game. Moreover, it greatly fits the theme. Congrats!

borrismoose says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:25am

Gaahhh! Being kicked back to the start of the world upon dying really took some of the fun out of it, especially in world 2 where it would move me to my doom before scanning the level.

Otherwise I like the puzzles and the challenge, you've put it together well.

mystakin says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:27am

Simple but challenging and enjoyable. Great work!

Erkberg says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 11:33pm

It would be nice to restart at the level you were instead of in the very beginning, apart from that a fine idea and nice execution.

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