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Deep Sea Joyride

by Exergy - Jam Entry



This is our entry for the Ludum Dare 29 JAM!
It's an "endless runner" diving game where the goal is to avoid fish and catch air tanks to become the best deep sea diver in the universe!

How deep can you go? Leave your score in the comments ;)

All made from scratch by
* Niklas Olsson
* Jonathan Kax
* Magnus Eberhardsson

Hope you enjoy it! Please leave a comment!

Arrow Keys - Control diver
ESC - Pause
Q - Exit Game
F - Fullscreen

Downloads and Links




Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:26am

Sorry man, can't launch it

Exergy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:58pm

Forgot to mention that XNA 4.0 Framework has to be installed. See link in description.

cudabear says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Pretty interesting idea for a free runner under water. My problem was that it was way too easy and then it just suddenly got nearly impossible. The collision on the fishes was a bit too large, making it unforgiving to try to maneuver around them. Graphics and audio were very good, but nothing spectacular.

renatopp says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:39pm

I thought XNA were dead hehe.

I liked the movement mechanics, people commonly screwed it. The game is pretty easy for a long time, making it slow, than you simply cannot go further.

lajos says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:43pm

Great job! Got to 118 meters.

holgk says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:50am

I can't launch it, too. I don't know if it's a Win8 thing or not.

Exergy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:09pm

@holgk Did you install XNA 4.0 Framework?

Shivur says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:13pm

Relaxing and beautiful.

Neonlare says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:19pm

Took a while to get this loaded but when I did it was a surprisingly relaxing experience. Definitely very interesting to dive (dohoho) into this game, cheers for putting it out there!

GarethIW says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:29pm

107m! Nice and relaxing until you get past the ~70m mark! Also, good to see some people still flying the XNA flag ;)

Empyrealhell says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:01pm

It was far too slow in the beginning, I almost just closed it and moved on out of boredom, but I stuck it out. After about 120m it goes from far too easy to literally impossible to complete each wave without taking some damage, and the air tanks don't restore as much as you lose, making it just a matter of attrition. If it's random, you really need to make sure there is a way through, top to bottom delta-pattern fish isn't really a game...

Marza says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:40pm

"Whaddup, fish?" xD

pighead10 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:04pm

Good music and graphics but dull gameplay.

ChuiGum says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:34am

Innovative idea for and endless runner type game, good job

May 3, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Excellent presentation in this, and sharp controls. It's really slow and a bit dull in the beginning though. It'd be better if it started off at a much higher difficulty I think.

dector says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Awesome graphics and music. But can't catch all rules how-to-play, what-to-avoid, what-to-collect (green fishes only ?) and why-my-presure-became-zero-when-i'm-diving-to-bottom. :)

Some kind of tutorial missed.

CiderPunk says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:30am

210m! that a beer can i hear?

blahoink says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:27am

the game progresses maybe a bit too slowly but a great game otherwise. phenomenal sounds/music

javierecf says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:53am

Good music and sound effects, the graphics are nice and the animations are non visually intrusive while evading enemies, 103m was my record.

rojo says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:10am

Your sfx were really good. I also like the simplicity of the graphics. I think the game starts off a little slow as far as the more complex patterns of fish go, so tightening up the pacing could be a good improvement.

praporomsk says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 6:15am

Good graphics, I liked how it's getting dark the deeper you going. We had similar idea for this LD :)

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