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

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I'm not who I am

by Tik - 48 Hour Compo Entry


"My memory fades as do the last embers of my life, but will I learn if I am who people say I am?"

Make the choices that define a character as you explore a bedroom interacting with various objects to decide: Are you what people saw the character as or are you something else? They see you as one thing but are you something else Beneath the surface?

This was created for Ludum Dare 29 under the theme "Beneath the surface" I decided to make it in a personality/mental sense as opposed to just "Under the ground/Sea" Though due to timezones and my inability to withstand all nighters the game lacks a few things I wanted, This was made in around 15 hours. because of this the game is incredibly short, completable in around 3 minuets.

There are 5 endings in the game, depending on your choices depends on the answer, but if you don't pick enough in one category you'll get the "bad ending" 'I am unsure' which from what people have told me is very common, so getting the other "true" endings is a fitting reward

Downloads and Links




Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:17pm

Missing some RPG thingy?

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:18pm

RTV=RPGVXAce that is...

Too bad as I like your idea and really wan't to play the game.

TheGreenTie says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:20pm

Couldn't load it, sorry :/

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:31pm

RPG Maker games in general require a runtime package (RTP) to run properly. It can be found here:

A fairly simple (and depressing) game. Audiovisuals do their job nicely, and the writing is good. Good work!

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Game is quite hard to install, as lemming said you need the RTP. This aside, I can see there is some work on the text part, which got you a good rating for the mood part.
The lack of music is disturbing and would increase the ambient quite a lot.
This is a nice use of the theme, at least it doesn't include submarines or moles, which is good.

Also the end is quite brutal.

Cirrial says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:04pm

Game errored out on startup, you're probably missing some external resources or something in your download link.

VictoryGarden says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:22am

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman

The surface being different from the interior doesn't make the surface somehow false.

Tik says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:58am

If you game isn't loading or is missing try using the Source, it SHOULD contain the RTP

May 4, 2014 @ 11:27pm

I donwload the no rtp version, and when the character are going to reveal who he is beneath the surface, the game went all black. Is this normal?

BoneDaddy says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 11:29pm

I played through it twice, got ending 1 and 5. Was a nice idea, done fairly well. A lot of spelling mistakes though.

Tik says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 1:50am

To Blazingfanfish, no that's not normal it should of taken you to a choice

Boodog says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 4:19am

Nice job.

Ragzouken says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 9:34am

love seeing rpgmaker games with home made sprites! this was a really interesting game, a nice kind of introspective experience :) i didn't really know a lot of the books/songs so my choices were quite inconsistent

abayb says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:05pm

Wow, that was intense! I got ending 5.

xdegtyarev says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:07pm


Zed says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Thank you for making a game where your decisions actually matter, for once. Refreshing and well-executed.

Idkfawin32 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:41pm

I love this type of game

dook says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 9:13pm

I really like what you tried to do here. It didn't really draw me in like I hoped something like it would. But really good effort :)

rvmook says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 5:39pm

I like what you were going for, but I would've liked some more visual feedback on the choices I made. Maybe change the rooms, furniture or clothing a bit based on what you're becoming. After trying 3 times I ended up with the unsure ending every time.

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