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

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by MiscEtc - Jam Entry

*game instructions in description*
My first Ludum Dare didn't go as planned, but I was able to turn one of my ideas into a working game, so, I suppose that's something the celebrate. Whoo!

The game is really short and sparce on mechanics, but hopefully its fun... or, at least not terrible...

The premise is that a group of archaeologists and explorers discover the subterranean caverns of an ancient tribe, guarded by an ancient earth demon. So what's the catch? You are that demon.
However, your are bound to earth, and can only move within the ground and rocks.

I'm too tired to put in a tutorial right now, so here are the instructions. They're pretty simple.

1 The game is controled with the mouse
2At the begining of each stage click somewhere in the ground to spawn
3The earth spirit will follow your cursor
4click on nearby rocks to enter them, click on nearby tiles to exit
5Devour all the the Intruders!
R- reset level
M-mute sounds

Downloads and Links




ceosol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:37am

Nice strategy game. Those poor archaeologists don't see the giant earth squid popping its head up :)

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:14am

Great mood, nice art and sounds. Clever puzzle mechanic, good take on the theme.

NoorStudios says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:14am

Cool idea! Eating archeologists is fun

atlantian says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:14am

Great mood with the audio

kmakai says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:28am

Interesting concept, definitely a cool interpretation of the theme. Good job!

hyouko says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:29am

Indiana Jones and his Indiana Clones are having a *really* bad day.

bugninja says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:36am

This is fun, unique, dark-yet-funny (scream). I like it a lot, good work.

Frump says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:38am

Really cool! I love the premise of being the earth demon and killing the intruders. Well made.

mclewis says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:41am

Interesting game mechanic. I really enjoyed hearing the poor explorers scream.

Loneshark says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:42am

Fun! I want to play more levels...

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:26pm

It can be a little hard to control, but that was a really creative idea and good take on the theme. Well done :)

TheColorMan says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:13pm

The music is good makes me feel like the predator

CoderMusgrove says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Really fun, very scary. o_o

mrbungle says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Cool idea and absolutely great sound music, really generates a foreboding atmosphere. Unfortunately I was able to fall off the edge of a level :-S

zeal says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:54pm

Cool game concept and the mood just grabs you by the hand. Thumbs up!

May 1, 2014 @ 11:15pm

Awesome mood! Who doesn't want to be an underground demon that moves stealthily through rock?

The controls are a bit difficult. I often had to click a few times for the game to react, and the inertia can be somewhat annoying at times.

But definitely one of my favourites in this LD.

MunkeeBacon says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 3:31pm

The atmosphere of the game was set very well by the music!

GreatBigJerk says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 3:36pm

Couldn't load, kept timing out :(

MintArcade says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:36pm

Cool idea. Eating some funny men which scream like girls when I eat them is funny :)

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