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

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Beneath the Surface

by msminotaur - Jam Entry

Dig up the graves to find your lost lover - but look out for those who would hinder your search.

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Hamsternator says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:55am

I sort of wish this was a full fledged game. Digging up graves in search of notes felt like a dark version of Gone Home.

taocayo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:11am

Wow, I can't believe no one has commented on this one yet! It's pretty cool! Loved the art, absolutely beautiful. I dug in no particular order and felt the game ended too soon! Will go back to it and dig what I missed :D Great work!

javierecf says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:45am

Interesting game, nice music, good ambient, the way the werewolf moves creeped me out. Also the incremental zoom is a nice scary effect.

Sometimes the depth position of the werewolf is behind the tumbstones.

Wertle says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:10am

Creepy! And great story delivery. I must say my first instinct was to go right up to lantern wolf and see if I could talk to him. I thought he was going to tell me something interesting. Whoops!

NacelleGames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:37am

Really liked the art, and the interpretation of the theme was really cool.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:04pm

Nice character design. The music is atmospheric, too. If you sort out the z-order issues and add a goal to guide you, this can work out well.

nesis says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:33pm

Creepy! But I like that about it, the eerie art, music, and story go hand in hand.

(Wow, I just noticed I'm the second person to start off their comment with "Creepy!"...)

Helopol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:47pm

The writing is so so good ! Both in terms of litterature and intensity, loved it :D

bombjack says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:58pm

creepy music ;)

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:53pm

interesting idea, and nice visuals. Good job :)

HybridMind says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:29pm

I like the environmental feel and art. I couldn't get very far in the story each time though because the graveyard lantern guard seemed to catch me really easily. Tried about 4 times to play but only got to 3 notes of story. I enjoyed the writing that I was able to see anyway.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:20pm

Really liked the visual style, character design and music.

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:21pm

The art is really cool. I digged up all parts of the story, needed to know how it ends^^

xdegtyarev says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Wow! your game is amaizing! cute and creepy, all on the top notch!

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