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

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by Helopol - Jam Entry

"Hey, can you get some wine ? There's a bottle somewhere in the cellar."


Game by Helo ( & Pol (

The sound is rather low, don't hesitate to turn it up a bit :>

controls : WASD/ZQSD + mouse + E

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Evilion says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:05pm


tehryanx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:59pm

haha love this. really pretty visuals.

Hermes says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:36am

I laught so hard when I take the fish ^^

pereubu says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:58am

So fresh

Pitoum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:22am


Pierrec says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Never forget to bring some bread when you explore weird dimensions in your cellar.

baboum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:40pm

Wow, I loved your games guys! Loved the artwork (really cool low-poly cel-shaded stuff), loved the sound effects, loved the story-line (fucked up but really cool), and for the first time a first person game made with unity don't follow my mouse to quick. I have one thing to say, continuez comme ça putain <3

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:08pm

Really really great job! Loved the atmosphere.

jujule says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Amazing! Very polished.

Hypnohustla says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:25pm

Beautiful game! One of the best looking, if not THE best looking game I've played here. :)

oatsbarley says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:02pm

Wow, that was really good. The atmosphere was perfect in the underwater and snowy areas!

SoupWithBits says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:03pm

I didn't find the wine.

bitserum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Excellent mood and graphics! I really liked the look of the underwater level, while the cellar had a bit burned out colors, also the fish wasn't giving out as much light as I hoped. Still those are just minor issues and I thoroughly enjoyed playing :)

simplesmiler says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:39pm

You deserve top marks. This is pure awesomeness.

DrPrettyPatty says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:03pm

Your graphics and lighting effects are AMAZING! What shaders did you guys use if I can ask?

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:23pm

Really great game! I loved the art. I wasn't totally sure how to progress once I got to the snow area though-- I wanted to feed the bread to the bird.

I like the "once you go deep enough underground, weird things start to happen" take on the theme. I did something similar, haha.

Meedoc says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:29pm

A really nice walk! I just wish I could have the same cellar now :)

Helopol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:48pm

@DrPrettyPatty we used the toon shader from unity with a custom ramp, then for the contextual effects in some rooms it's just a bunch of camera effects and fog.

@Secret_Tunnel you can visit all the areas anytime, all you have to do is guess what to do with the b r e a d :>
A hint will show up when you go to the right place.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:10am

Really impressive graphics here. Some neat ideas in general. Very moody and atmospheric.

Mase says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:30am

Consistently surprising and amusing. Very enchanting imagery as well. <3

MoArtis says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:19am

I love the fact that you can just leave your cellar at the beginning. :D

psychonull says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:49am

haha! I finally found the wine, loved the game is great

kristof says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:39am

Lovely! Very nice art style and atmosphere.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:19am

Well that's quite a big cellar! Great controls and funny experience. Good work!

cageinabird says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:52am

How surreal! The joy of this was not knowing quite what you were about to see when you opened a door. :)

spotco says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:55am

Really great environments! I was thinking this was gonna be a horror game or something at first...

Huder says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:34am

Impressive graphics. I liked that in every room was something absolutely different.

Spotline says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:33am

Wow congrats this is beautiful !(and well polished) The sounds really add to the experience, too bad the fish and the bird don't have any :)

Diptoman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:52am

I don't know what kind of cellar that was, but it was beautiful O_O
Really awesome Gfx and Mood! So short, but was a great experience! Amazing work for 72 hours.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:04pm

nice work!

tomvert says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:04pm

Nice idea and universe, as a french guy who loves wine I can only like your game :)

RetroEpic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Really nice work! Very surreal

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:53pm

That's quite a strange cellar you've got there :P

Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:26pm


Catman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:52pm

Great artwork and style, really beautiful! Intersting and novel take on the theme, too.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Love the look of this game! I included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to take a look :)

Helopol says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:50pm

Thanks ! :D

raulincze says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:12am

Incredible mood... Unfortunately I got stuck with a fish in my hand? I couldn't feed it to the bird, or wasn't I supposed to do that?

Anyway, I really loved exploring the environment.

Helopol says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:08am

Well, there's one other room where there's stuff to do before :>
The bird never really had a taste for fishes.

rylgh says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:57am

lovely... runs pretty badly in my browser though, how bout a mac build?

Helopol says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:02pm

We just added a OS X build of the game, but we haven't tested it yet. Hope it works ok, don't hesitate to throw feedback if something seems wrong with this version !

TeamFlare says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:44am

Wonderful atmosphere :)

miseryguts says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 5:05pm

Controls felt a bit squirrelly to me, but that's a pretty minor problem honestly! The atmosphere and graphics were gorgeous, I enjoyed it immensely :D

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