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You, Boat

by Majsmanne - 48 Hour Compo Entry

See the wonders beneath the surface in You, Boat! Explore underground caverns, encounter goofy sharks and fight against unintuitive controls!

Use the mouse to manipulate the instruments of you submarine.
Escape exits the game.
The two floating blocks on the left indicates current and "target" depth.

Note: Linux and OS X versions have not been tested. I make no guarantees.

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Root says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Cool game mechanics

tidalkraken says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:09am

I actually liked this a lot. Great interface.

Martins says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:09am

I love this game!
You should put it on Steam (after a year of improving it, of course). I don't know any other game in this genre, besides "The Aurora Wager" and that flash game where a bear was driving a car.
"Vehicular qwop" would be the name of this genre :D

clearlyspam23 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:37am

Actually a pretty relaxing game, 9/10 would play again.

darkflamejam says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:01am

Great idea, if you locked the camera when yolu interacted that'd be much better!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:04am

Highly immersive and fresh.
I didn't find it unintuitive at all.

davidB says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:07am

Not "my cut of tea", it's immersive but not fun.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:15pm

add this to a really detailed under water world and you could have something really cool (Submarine SIM)
Great controls and movement

vogon101 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:27pm

This game is entirely pointless with no clear goal. It is overly difficult and the controls are un-intuitive. I LOVED IT. FANTASTIC GAME IDEA and lovely implementation. Great job. The lovechild of QWOP and every crap but serious simulator ever. FANTASTIC

Boodog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Really cool! Good job!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:45pm

First game with similar idea to mine ;) But I like mouse controlled mechanics. Very relaxing experience.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:14pm

Nice game.
Took me a bit to long to figure out the controls but I like the way they work it's a nice little game. Add some more scenery too see and this would be a pretty neat game.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:57pm

I think this would work great in a tactile screen. The idea of rotating the controls with the mouse is very nice, but I kept losing my grip. Cool game!

metjm says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:59pm


Nichii says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:02pm

Interesting game mechanics, reminds me of Virtual Sailors :D
Btw, try to make thing to pop up the name and its function when the mouse hover over it.
Also, it would be interesting to use a keyboard instead of mouse :D

May 7, 2014 @ 3:15am

OS X version seemed to work OK.

Great mood on this exploration game.

The controls were very skeumorphic ;) I felt like I'd been stuck at the helm of a real submarine. "What does this do? ... oh!" Then I went about exploring the deep, in a sort of meditative, calming way.

Also: This would be great with an Oculus Rift or similar! I might give that a shot later and I'll post back here.

Needs more stuff to find underwater though.

Zerkruemler says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 8:50am

Unfortunately the download gives an 'Temporary error, retrying'...

Majsmanne says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 9:01am

Thanks for letting me know, I've reuploaded the Windows version, hopefully the download will work now.

Ragzouken says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 3:36pm

like the controls!

Hamsternator says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Pretty cool game. The gameplay right now is a little lacking but the potential is definitely there =)

HybridMind says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Doesn't seem like the windows download is working. Gives temporary error.

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