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RMS Sonedi

by TeamAlpha - Jam Entry

One shipwreck. No lights. All water. You have no idea what to do, but you do know you must keep breathing.

It is there. It is coming. And it is coming for you.

(Better played in fullscreen, with headphones on and lights off)


What to do: Go underwater, explore the leves, but watch your oxygen level!

Controls: WASD/arrow keys and mouse look; E to interact.

This is our first first-person game, and our first time messing around with Unity's FPS controllers. Hope you enjoy it! Please, tell us what you think about the game.


Hotfix #1: fullscreen now uses the correct display resolution; cursor is now hidden.


Made with:

FL Studio
Photoshop CC

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xensky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:31pm

trapped in a blue box and nothing happens apart from creepy noises?

quill18 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:12pm

I'm too claustrophobic to play this one through to the end!

Good job. :)

TeamAlpha says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:24pm

@xensky: did you manage to progress to the next room? If not, maybe we could add some more information at the beginning to make it clearer. If you did, though, what would you suggest? We wanted to make it an exploration game with a linear progression. You are free to swim around as long as you want, but there's a flow that must be followed to progress.

@quill18: thank you! We wanted it to feel claustrophobic, this is a sensory experience, in a way =D

xensky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:20pm

I didn't find any exit to the first room, I walked around for like a minute before I gave up.

TeamAlpha says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:33pm

@xensky: You can dive and look around underwater. There is an exit there. =)

hoqjed says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:38pm

Very atmospheric, thanks to the great sounds. It would have been nice to have a flashlight underwater, as it was a bit too dark to see for me.

javifugitivo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:40pm

The game is claustrophobic.. good job. I am terrified.

MyrddinsOwl says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Good atmosphere. I'd suggest making space move you in the Y plane so you can surface a little easier control wise.

wilpel1234 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:48pm

i like the game!

mimic says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Great job on the atmosphere of the game. The audio is awesome.

XrXr says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:50pm

Even though nothing happens and I'm just in a box with water, the game does a great job at building the atmosphere.
Maybe there is a way to make something happens, but I couldn't figure it out. Good job!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:16pm

Probably the best diving type game I've played in Ludum Dare so far!

MunkeeBacon says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:13am

This is very well made! I very much feel like I am actually underwater. Well done!

Split82 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Awesome atmosphere. A little too dark. I shouldn't probably say that, because my game is dark as hell too :D

GamerTaters says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:01am

Creepy game. Gave a startle at the end there.

Spellmaker says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:44am

Looks like a fun game, unfortunately I found It a bit too difficult to see anything at all. Helped the atmosphere but it really made doing anything else really difficult, so I didn't really get all too far

randoman says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 8:34am

The game is a little too dark, besides that the atmosphere is great. Very nice sound effects. I managed to find the way underwater but when I reached the door I could not open it (pressed E but nothing happened) :(

illugion says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 6:34pm

That was kinda creepy, if there were any monsters this game would be REALLY scary haha nice job !

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