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

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by CrackedP0t - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are an innocent miner that has fallen into a cave.
Also in the cave are lava monsters!
They resent the intrusion into their privacy, and, as such, are trying to kill you.
You can knock them back with your pickaxe, but in order to damage them, you must get them into the lava holes.
Embedded in their bodies are gems that you can use in various ways to improve your abilities.
"Health" gives you 2 hp per gem
"Damage" improves your knockback
"Defense" reduces damage from lava but not the monsters.
Last as long as you can!

This game was made with Game Editor. (

There's no audio. :(

Downloads and Links




madjackmcmad says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:29am

Your dropbox link isn't working right now, maybe there's something amiss?

CrackedP0t says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:44am

It's working now

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:01am

Pretty simple, a good challenge. Didn't hear any audio... wasn't sure if there was supposed to be any?

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

Need something that adds depth.

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:25pm

Cool battles. Could make it easier to kill enemies but have more of them. Overall, good! :)

Spaceoff says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:08pm

Decently challenging... got me trying it a few times.
Was there supposed to be any audio? didn't hear any

RadioLemon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Cool game, an outstanding bug that I found is that if you have enough defense, you can heal by running into the fire! I managed to get to stage 8

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:54pm

Nice and challenging game, sad that monster knockback can get you out of bounds without a way to come back in the center arena.
Aloso would have beeen great with a bit of sound and music.
I still enjoyed playing to level 8.

Jed T. says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:53am

I love the upgrade mechanic but the game has no in-game instructions so was confused at first. I didn't know on what to dig or what to do. Game is too hard! Good job :)

dertom says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:12pm

I was beaten to death :( Lol,...yeah! Nice somehow. Didn't know exactly what I should pick up and what not. Nonetheless good job!

Cosmologicon says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:29am

I got pretty far once I figured out the strategy. Don't try to knock them into the lava. Instead knock them away and stand behind a lava pit and let them run into it.

VictorDoval says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:00pm

I went out of the arena! Well done, cool idea,

pichifino says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 3:49pm

Cool game

Jason Lay says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 1:08am

Needed better instructions.

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