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by Ping78 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It's my first ludum dare and I couldn't stay for all 48 hours :( (I had about 10 hours)
But I made a game any way.

Controls: WASD, Space to jump and mouse right or left button.

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Guennor says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 1:38am

Is there a way to become spiderman?

hexabeast says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:58pm

Good for 10 hours! But the spiders are easy to escape, just run forward and it's easy to win.
But this game isn't bad.

jackolondon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:48am

I hate spider :'(

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:01am

Spider cave scares me.

olkeencole says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:56am

Congrats on your first ludum dare! This is a worthy entry for sure. I like your cave structure. I would definitely recommend checking out Unity's new Sample Assets. Their first person controller is a bit smoother than the old one. Great job!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:33am

Very good for 10 hours. Way immersive.
I could manage to escape safe

tiffi_gaming says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:01am

Impressive for 10 Hours!

CupcakeMedia says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:43am

The controls are solid, as far as I'm concerned, you spent the 10 hours wisely. Well done.

parDal says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:32am

10 hours? Like... are you serious? Damn.

I'm not a 3D modeling specialist but those tunnels looked a little complex to be made and coded in so little time and i'm not even talking about the lighting and the torch.

About the gameplay as a whole, I'll have to quote @hexabeast "The spiders are easy to escape, just run forward", ironically I was the polar opposite, because of this long-time bug-hate of mine I prioritized purging those little monsters, what was kinda frustrating, because no matter how I spammed the mouse buttons and tried to kept a distance, I always got some damage, but not little damage, I finished the game with about half of my HP, I don't know if that's supposed to be normal for an such short experience (Understand that I'm not criticizing, I'm just pointing out that in the little "fight or flight" choice in your game, "fighting" tends to be disadvantageous, which is ironic, considering the size of your enemies).

Oh, and somehow I managed to get lost in your little cave, normally you could see that as a design fail, but I would say the complete opposite, getting lost in a game like yours contributes with the feeling of claustrophobia and added some fine difficulty aside from those hell bugs.

Anyway, congratulations for participating. I'm very curious to know what would you do if you'd worked the full time. Hope you participate the next LD so we find out.

P.S.: for what CTS stands out?

chipcaramel says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:28am

Thank you. Thank you for invoking the worse nightmare I have ever had. :'( Really though, this is a fun game, especially for the time constraint!

Greg Power says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:25am

Great effort to get this out in 10 hours! It was short, but I got lost, and kind of creeped out by the spiders - so it worked!

jayhof says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:06am

Is the cave random? The mouse tracking is way too sensible, I had a hard time burning the damn spiders!

BobMorate says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:22am

Wow, for a 10-hour effort this looks rather impressive! Good job!

Ping78 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Thank You All for good comment's. They made me very happy.
The name CTS stands for Cave Tourch Spiders nothing special, but it sounds nice.
It's sad that I didn't had time and forgot to add mouse sencitivity.

Wahooney says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:46pm

The other path is a lie!

DMinsky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:03pm


GamerTaters says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Nice work in a 10 hour span. Those spiders are pretty easy to escape unfortunately. When I started getting overwhelmed, I realized I could just start running away without much issue.

Slader16 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:08pm

Not bad :D

Kastuk says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Nice ice cavewalk. Need some more dark of stone cave and scared jumping spiders!

urisensei says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:36pm

Very good for 10 hours! Love the mood.

pixelpun says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:06pm

I couldn't imagine making something like this in 10 hours, great job!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:28pm

Good begin but continue to improve it ;)

cudabear says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:34pm

I hate spiders! This game reminds me of Penumbra, actually. There's no real challenge to the game, I just ran by the spiders. Even so, it's a pretty solid game!

Roman Kornev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:17pm

As the previous commenter, this game also reminds me of Penumbra! Not much motivation of fighting the spiders as you can just fly past them. But for a 10 hour game it's very good!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Creepy spiders ewww but fun game :)

Trilby says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:10pm

Quite good for a game made in 10 hours.

There is no challenge for the player however. I could just run through the cave without engaging the spiders.

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