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How deep can you dive?

by bebopbraunbaer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

# How deep can you dive? #
A very simple game about diving

## Notes ##
You jumped of the cliff into the water. The goal is to dive as deep as possible without drowning (save some air to return to the surface)

### ctrl ###
press SPACE to start the game
press S to dive deeper
press W to surface
reload the browser (F5) for another try

### FAQ ###
Not showing the current air left was a design decision. (if it was a good one is up to you ;- )

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CapsE says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:09pm

It would have been nice to see the background get darker the deeper you get. And the "S"-Key seems much better fit to start the game instead of an extra Key.

There is also a bug when pressing Keys that are not Space key before starting the game.

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:30am

Cute concept. What's the high score?

Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:14pm

fixed the bug! thx
i will try to implement the darker background for the jam submission (- :

haha thx! how dare you to call my impressive art skills "concept" (- ; the highscore is unknown but i will try to build one for the jam submission

Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:08pm

Well, I managed to surface and die at the same time. (At 1895.5.) With perfect key presses, I'm guessing the highest possible would be around 2000.

The idea of having to surface would make a pretty fun game when coupled with the old "Use points to upgrade stuff to go further" mechanics.

Good work!

Jeffalisk says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Well, that certainly did what it said in the title! And the answer would seem to be, not as deep as I thought I could :)

phi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:48pm

A nice, simple game that could easily be developed further by adding some features which actually let the player have more control over how deep they're able to dive, rather than just having them press one button spastically until they know that they won't get any deeper.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:23am


Died every time, too greedy I guess. :)

Larzan says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:00am

Hehe, nice idea, got a bit dizzy from the oxygen deprivation :p (1453)

Crooksister says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:54am

Didn't understand the game play...

Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:57am

thx for the feedback (- ; my entry has now a desciption where everything is explained in detail (i hope)

thx for trying!

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:58pm

Press F5 to try again? Clever girl...

Cool concept!

wdebowicz says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:14pm

Nice idea! Looks like the main character is a SPACE key :-)

SirJson says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:13pm

You should point out that this is a button smashing game (otherwise it's hard to know what you have to do to be better in this game)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Nice concept, but needs some work. It would also be nice if there was a timer or something telling you how long you have until you drown. First couple times I was clueless to how long I had.

May 1, 2014 @ 11:25am

1514, nice concept, could be a bit better polished though :P

TeamInCharge says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:42am

Wow, it's shocking how addictive this skatter-brained-button-bashing-baby is. Love the addition of the two eyes. Makes you feel more guilt when you drown him/her.

I don't think I'd be able to make a game like this all by myself in 48 hours (since I'm an artist lol)

But seriously. It's simple, but great gameplay. I actually panic when swimming up. Well played sir.

(1629 returning alive) (2631 sadistic drowning death) :P

Knowledge says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:06pm

Please play and rate my game!

Knowledge says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:09pm


Knowledge says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:08pm

You can download now.

Catman says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:33am

Cute game, but I would raccommend to show something, anything about the air. I understand that you want the air amount to be hidden, but you could do something between having it and not having it at all: a flashing hint, an animation. :)

May 3, 2014 @ 5:36pm

Neat concept.

Lafie says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:50pm

A very simple game, indeed. Graphically very simple as well. The fact that you have to balance multiple tries to get the best depth without drowning is a nice touch. The decision to not show the amount of air left is crucial to that, so I think that was the right call to make.

May 5, 2014 @ 11:17pm

Super simple game, but kind of fun! I included it in part 12 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series!

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