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

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by Ratchetmon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Subspace is a maze game with some puzzle elements in the form of a ability to go beneath space into subspace to navigate an underground crypt filled with the danger of getting lost.

Also find the lamp before entering the crypt.

Downloads and Links




Ratchetmon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:56am


Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:10am

Link to the download seems to be down. Take a look?

Ratchetmon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:16am

Reuploaded, try now.

DrPrettyPatty says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:33am

Cool idea! I had some trouble figuring out exactly how subspace works though

Seppel says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:34am

I collected all four artifacts, but the way forward (NNW of where you get subspace?) is still impassable. :(

The lantern could've had a slightly larger radius, but I found my way around easily enough. It felt like doing pure magic mirror shenanigans in "Link to the Past."

Ratchetmon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:36am

In certain parts of the maze there are areas that are linked via subspace. A good strategy is to occasionally press z and see if you're on some part of subspace you can move in. It should look like the third screenshot.

manabreak says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:37am

I got frustrated pretty quickly while browsing the crypt. Also, I didn't really understand the function of the subspace mechanic...

whalebot says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:38am

It looks like this didn't quite get finished. It would be nice to have some kind of simple ambient audio. The idea of switching between the two spaces two navigate the maze is pretty awesome. (Took a while for me to find stuff :) ). Although I'm almost positive I got all 4 artifacts, and the wall still didn't let me through :/. Also, when you switch to the subspace after getting an artifact, the artifact reappears.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:41am

I wasn't able to find a lantern, pressed X everywhere. Pressing A made it say "you found the lantern" but upon going inside it was still too dark to see.

Ratchetmon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:57am

For anybody having trouble finding the lantern, I added a picture of its location.

Softwave says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56pm

I really like the aesthetic the lantern gives. And I think it's a really interesting idea; the "sub space" and being able to walk through walls. Would be great if fleshed out and finished.

Afal says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:58pm

I got all 4 artefacts but it didn't acknowledge that I did when I went to the end :/ Apparently I didn't have all 4 artefacts

LPGhatguy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:26pm

I like the idea a lot.

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Very nice theme using, also hard game.

Caridorc says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 11:50am

There are good ideas in this game, I liked playing it, only you should add more challange to it.

Teesquared says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 11:51am

I like the concept a lot. Using it with a dungeon crawl or rogue like would rock.

JaJ says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 4:23pm

The concept is nice, but it gets too confusing early on. I'd like to be eased into it a bit more.

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