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

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Lonely Boy

by ApoorvaJ - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Lonely Boy is my entry for the 29th Ludum Dare competition, based on the theme Beneath the Surface. The game is a 3D, black and white, third (invisible) person non-shooter, story-based game, with limericks as the only form of narrative. It started out as an experiment in 3D rendering.

Enter: Go Fullscreen (Recommended)
W, A, S, D: Move
Mouse: Look

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quantumpotato says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:15pm


Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 9:12pm

This concept is really amazing and it seems to me you are a poet. Thank you for this travel ++

smbe19 says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:45pm

Amazing game and really nice music!

tacs says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:41am

Really lovely.

ApoorvaJ says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:48pm

Thanks for playing. I've played and rated all your games.

Lucio says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:52pm

Excelent Music. Cool concept. Well done!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:56pm

Amazing! I love the artstyle, the limericks and the music!

FileCorrupted says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:57pm

This game was so orginal! Such a neat concept!

geekdrums says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Reminds me of unfinished swan or rain. great experience.

Khaldrin says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Great entry. I really like the art style and the way you make the player discover the world. The choice of narrative fits the game very well and the music is beautiful.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:04pm

Wow. an intersting experience. and very atmospheric. i think if the text was audio it would work better as i was more keen to watch the beautiful imagery than read the text. beautiful work.

ApoorvaJ says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:05pm

@Lucio: Thanks for playing. Your game was really good too. The most fun I've had this LD.

ApoorvaJ says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:15pm

Thanks everyone.
@Philip_Sinclair: Really liked your entry. Rated and commented. :)

cageinabird says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:26pm

A different kind of experience to fun, but very satisfying nonetheless.

ills says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:38pm


Diptoman says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:50pm

Brilliant stuff! If only it lasted longer..

Atmospherium says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Great work! I really like the visuals and how they kinda built the stark and empty tone of the game.

thinkster says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:15pm

Only thing is I thought it was a bit slow to start, wish there was a bit more incentive straight from the beginning. Apart from that loved the art and music, really enjoyed the concept!

rylgh says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:31am

gorgeous unique style, lovely music

zatyka says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:50am

I'm exactly not sure why, but I loved it. Great music and visuals.

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:59am

The visuals are super cool, and I really like the concept of the game! Sort of reminded me of a vextrex game :D

simplesmiler says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:48pm


Crefossus says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 11:08pm

Really like the audio but it's missing some sound effects. Extremely innovative but also slightly lacking in fun. I think the blindness also works against you as much as it works for the mood and theme of the game.

The art was very well done, especially the player footsteps and drawing the walls.

The writing was excellent and provided a good direction for the player.

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