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

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Another Day at Work

by Evil Scotsman - Jam Entry

Left Mouse Button = Interact

Made by two people. My friend working on the level and I working on the code. The game follows you as you do your daily job at the big company.

The idea of the game was to uncover the secret of the company you work for, to go 'beneath the surface' of the corporation. What you find at the end was that the task you were doing each day was what was keeping the people in the test tubes alive. And since you failed to complete the task that day the people died.

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KyleDAudio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:15am

It reminds me a lot of Half-Life 1!

mechabit says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:13am

When I click the mouse button the character stops moving.

Milktoast says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:14am

Reminds me of my job. =(

Empyrealhell says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:16am

I don't get it...

simon02 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:17am

I liked the graphics, but the controls were extremely twitchy (web version with mac) and made it very difficult to actually do a lot or get very far in the game..

danbo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:19am

Was anything supposed to happen after the red area?

tylerb1 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:19am

Very well put together, and interesting game. Not too much to do, that I could find, but definitely held my attention for a little while. I'm not really sure how it goes along with the theme, but that really doesn't matter to me. Good job!

eerongal says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:22am

Not sure if this is a bug, but on the second day i had a capsule spawn in the receptacle i was supposed to put it in.

Crazi456 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:22am

That bed does not look comfortable. :(

muramasa says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:33am

Well, it was nice, but does it end? I discovered a thing, I thought they would fire me, but nope.

olkeencole says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:46am

Fun little game. I always like simple graphics like these. With the overhead voice, I always expected to turn and find someone looking over my shoulder.

demonshanker2 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:20pm

Controls were a little wonky, sometimes you get stuck on walls, but neat graphics.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:24pm

There is a part that reminds me portal

Moosefly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:41pm

Web version seems to freeze when I click the left mousebutton and the entities used to trigger different events are visible in the executable, forming "passable walls".

Not much to do. Simple and clean artstyle. A walking sound would probably have been a nice addition.


jwin says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:44pm

Amusing. Reminds me a lot of the Stanley Parable

Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Pretty interesting, interactive experience, very well done. The sound effect was especially great, very immersive

Bekokstover says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:08pm

Nice work in such a short time. A pity it's unfinished, because the story you tell could really make the game work.

Newt_ says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:22pm

Reminds me of Stanley Parable!

mrbungle says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Cool art piece. I like the 30 Flights of Loving-esque characters.

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