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From Below

by TyrusPeace - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a kraken-like beast, and have independent control of all four of your tentacles, which you use to attack, grab, and throw boats, submarines, and whales. Naturally, all of these things explode.

You can also catch missiles!


Game made in Unity, music made in GarageBand, and models made in Blender. SFXR was used for what few sound effects there are.

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TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:09pm

Hey guys, I just uploaded a quick bug fix for your best finishing times not showing on the title screen. I assume few folks will actually finish this, but I did bother to save it off so I figured I might as well spend a couple more minutes to make it actually display!

DustyStylus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:10pm

I saw this in a screenshot earlier in LD and had to hunt it out! I like being able to grab previous enemies, nice touch!

Clinthoney says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:26am

This game is so unique love the feeling when I kill a whale or submarine but I wish there were some textures. But overall probably the best so far.

snickersnacks says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:28am

Love the effective use of monochrome & color, really nice game to look. I think it would feel better to move around if, because of the weight and enormousness of the monster we're playing as, it didn't move so quickly. The mechanics feel like there's no drag from being underwater, like physics doesn't apply to us. Really great game, a joy to play!

kidder says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:31am

This is awesome.

Cambrian_Man says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:53am

Pretty cool, I had a lot of fun playing it. The mood works well and the four-tentacle thing was cool. Snatching torpedoes and such.

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:05am

Great mood, good music... strangely satisfying to grab and throw with the tentacles. Controls were a little touchy.

NoorStudios says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:07am

Cool game, but I had some difficulty coordinating all the controls.

eteeski says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:16am

This was really cool! I loved how you could go from shallow to deep. Very stylish! Cool under water reflection effect too. Also just the idea of being a kraken :D

samooJAM says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:37pm

I finished the game and enjoyed it. Especially I like the soundtrack + ambient audio combination. I would make the action more intense. Shorter distances and more enemies.

hitchh1k3r says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:10pm

I like the graphics and audio in this one. Everything exploding when thrown was funny, but a bit odd. Overall I'm very impressed with the amount you got done in such a short time.

Kuchalu says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Awesome! Nice art style.

MoArtis says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:44am

I love the concept. It's pretty hard to catch the torpedo but throwing them back to your enemies is satisfying.

But why destroyed Submarine still launch torpedos ? It could be nice if you can use them as weapon by desactivating the tracking on torpedos. Certainly too much crazyness considering the overall mood of the game. :)

zillix says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:13am

incredibly immersive! it was a lot of fun, if a bit too easy.

mimic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:23am

Awesome water effects!

Chinchilla says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:53am

859s... I got pretty good at catching torpedoes towards the end :). I think all games should probably feature whales as anti-missile countermeasures from this point onwards.

The controls need a bit more physical presence, i.e. inertia and a perhaps particle effects to convey speed. Otherwise pretty good. A bit on the easy side, but its usually safer to make things easy in a game jam so that people actually play your game through :)

orangepascal says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:27am

Like the feeling the game gives, really felt like the hunter :)

Catman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:26pm

Been looking forward to this from the gifs I had seen during the competition, it is really fun! I especially liked keeping fish in my tentacles just for no reason, good job!

Arakade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:45am

Hmm... Web game starts but "click to play" doesn't do anything. Will try non-Web / Linux tomorrow. Was really looking forward to this one!

Frump says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:00am

Really cool and unique. It was hard to catch the missiles but rewarding when I did. Well done!

hugamer says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:06pm

Nice game! Amazing graphics and concept!

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