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

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by rylgh - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Tip #1: It will be more coherent if you go slowly
Tip #2: Use a tablet if you have one handy

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malmazuke says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:45am

Original, but not very fun on a pc

jrap says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:49am

that's okay, i didn't need any sleep after making games for 48 hours anyway.

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:49am

Was the "why is my head hurting?" autobiographical? Because parasites are no laughing matter. Good entry!

Colorvade says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:15am

Well that was novel. One of the more original and accurate takes on the theme.

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:20am

Awesome, I thought it would be cheerful and happy, but then I looked beneath the surface.

furriKira says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:29am

That was weird... morbid... and somehow comical.
Quite entertaining but quite offsetting for younger audiences as well.

It's good overall.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:33am

I like that you automatically remove the last bits of the top layer if it's empty enough.

JavadocMD says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:28am

Wow. Disturbing and satisfying all at the same time.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:42am

That was a whole new level of creepy. :P

Yozz says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:47am


ahmeni says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:07am


gikdew says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:24am

Nice one, a little bit laggy

Kar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:29am

That was amazing! Maybe not a real game as it is defined, but the great concept of game/app!

manabreak says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:53am

Not technically a game, but... It was quite original, I have to admit. :p

John Drury says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56am

Difficult to scratch with a mouse.

Crefossus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56am

Great fit to theme.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:58am

This is impressive and creative, but in the "Please seek psychological help" way rather than the "This is a good thing" way. :/ I realize it may be artistic expression, but please consider it.

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:12am

That was unexpected

Custard Games says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:26am

That was.... dark. Yet somehow it really intrigued me. I'm not sure I'll ever understand it... xD

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:43am

As an aspiring psychopath I can see I still have a long way to go. Thanks for opening my eyes

hissssssssss says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:52am

I love the children's-book aesthetic! You expect something different from what actually shows up.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:37am

Well that was different and some of the things made me lol.

Nice work.

Chaoclypse says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:45am

Weird and morbid. Interesting!

Druid says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Maybe boring, but art is amazing!

Foofur says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:48pm

Disturbing but funny in a way. Really fits the theme.

Caridorc says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:38pm

This was so unexpected and 'beneath the surface'... Scary sometimes but very intense and interesting. Very good!

flrn says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:43pm

fun, sometimes I went through multiple layers at once though

madhoe says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:14pm

...I did not just spend 15 minutes just scratching pages off, did I?

PapyGaragos says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:09pm

It's nice to see a game that uses the theme as a mechanic instead of using it as a context :)
That's a nice graphical effect you have there, removing a layer feels right. Also I like the (rare) sounds effects :)

Korwegian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:51pm

WHUT?! WHUT?! WHUT?! O_O Can you make the cocaine scratch 'n sniff?

Tanner says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Nice! How many pictures have you made?

Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Neat ! It's really fun and addictive ! It reminds me Molyneux's Curiosity : what's inside the cube :) Great job !

lamphj says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Creepy! nice job :)

mollymus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Pretty cool tech, but could've used some actual gameplay:p Extra points for your approach on the theme!

MidCry says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:11am

Some how remind me of Cube (22 Cans) ... Good Job

TomCooper3D says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:22am

nice work! i felt the urge to scratch through to the bottom and erase the whole game all at once. damn your layer limit

Newt_ says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:04am

Well, that was...unique.

shuanDang says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:45am

...I saw an apple and got hungry... Way to ruin my appetite!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:18am

I played in fullscreen at night... now I can't sleep hahaha
I lol'd many times though
Awesome mechanics!

Lost King says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:44am

Haha, wasn't expecting some of the things I found inside. This was great. Good job!

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:01am

That was a really freaking cool concept. For a second I thought there might be some sort of secret confidential war document under there or something and the game was gonna take a huge twist... THAT would have blown my mind. But yeah, take this concept and make my dream game. I'll be waiting.

danidre14 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:12am

Ahhh I liked it. Spiders! Worms! Very fun indeed.

Skywilly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:29am

Very fun and the theme is perfectly respected ;)

Logun says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:43am

Very pleasant to discover all these images ! :) I can't stop digging !

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:04am

Pretty brilliant. Love the uncovering effect (will have to dig into the source for this) :) I went through all the pics until the started repeating and assume that was all there was? I really enjoyed myself. Fun on a basic level.

greysphere says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:18am

Cool, you turned my Cintiq into a new gaming platform! That was really disturbing. Good sense of humor ... I hope?

Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:54am

Not sure if the scrapping is gonna end or not :v
I choose to end it myself. Might've better if something happened and ended it. :)

Jonochrome says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:01pm

Awesome idea and presentation, although I managed to severely glitch out the game with loads of layers at once several times. Unless that isn't a glitch, but it sure feels like it wasn't intended.

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:58pm

That was really great! Incredibly well executed too! Well done.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:27pm

great concept.. im a sucker for particles :)

Mekuri says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:17pm

This was different- I imagine it's more entertaining and satisfying on a tablet- Nonetheless points for originality and good use of the theme!

Afal says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Cool! Don't have a tablet but I can imagine it works pretty well with the revealing mechanic :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:09pm

Freaky man!

rubna says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:40pm

very original! Scratching stuff away was very satisfying :3 Maybe it would have been cool if there had been some sort of underlying narrative thing, but that's just an idea.

Great work!

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:11pm

That was really unique gameplay mechanic. Great take on the theme, kept me interested. Good job :)

GFM says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:52pm

This was really interesting and funny... but it got tiresome with a mouse...
Still, I played until it started repeating and the some more. Really nice game!!

Boodog says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:16am

Good job! Pretty original :)

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:35am

Oh wait, I didn't realize that there was more to it than just that first and second layer! Alright, this was pretty great. Glad I played it a second time!

Jake_Cohen says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:18am

This was super neat! I wish i owned a tablet

TobiasW says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:58am

Haha - I like it. It's certainly not very fun to play on a computer, but I have no idea how I'd do it otherwise, so who am I to criticize that? The child-book like look and feel is well executed either way.

While it wasn't fun to *play*, it certainly was a lot fun to see all the different unexpected images and the things that happened.

I'd love to have the same with music (maybe something inappropriately upbeat?) - and in a non-random order. Especially not with things repeating before I've seen everything.

Apart from that: I quite enjoyed it. Thanks a lot!

noom says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:54am

I thought this was going to be pleasant and almost like a children's story book. I feel very uncomfortable right now.

RyotaRaven55 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:27am

Creepy...yet very good. Good job!

rojo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:25am

Scratching off the surface of each page was pretty satisfying.

Hypnohustla says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:33am

Great thinking on the theme. 5 stars on that department definitely. :) Those spiders were a really cool addition. Thanks for making this, really happy to have played it :)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:18am

Nice concept, the scratching is fun! Not to sure about the message though :)

spotco says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:58am

lol wut
(played on a tablet too, so I got the real experience)

randoman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:25am

I liked the animation, but it gets tiresome after some time.

Filecreation says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:32am

Kind of dark humor, but theres nothing wrong with that.
It did bug out the first time I ran it, where it wouldnt stop "cleaning" the slates. Maybe its an idea to put in a button that you need to press to clean the top layer off.

I loved the whole scratch-off-surface though!

ezolotko says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:33pm

Yeah. This is it.

pancakecity says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:03pm

There was a glitch on one of my playthroughs where parts of random pages appeared and disappeared suddenly, and bugs and spiders kept spawning. I was horrified

Gins says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:19pm

This is a book I wouldn't read to my kids ._.
At least not unless they really deserve it :)

orangepascal says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:53pm

interesting take on the theme, could use a bit more gaming elements I guess, but it sure kept me busy for a while :)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:54pm

Great game, keeps you going until you've seen it all, or at least you think you've seen it all...! :) Very creepy, too!

metkis says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Interesting premise, I wish there was more of a game to it.

BoneDaddy says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:06am

This is beyond awesome. The lighting on the tile is really good. The creepiness of the maggots and the spiders! I LOVE IT! I think it might be a bit glitchy though

SonnyBone says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:56am

I want to crawl inside your skull and eat my way out - 5/5

tomvert says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:38am

What ??? My family is robots ??? Funniest entry yet ! :D I love it. Perfect dark humour, the scratching mechanic matches the theme perfectly. Perfect for tablet !

conno1234 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:05pm

The scratch off effect was so cool!

recursor says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Very cool effect rubbing away the layers and quite an original idea.

badlydrawnrod says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:21pm

That is very clever. I was surprised by the spiders.

Loneshark says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:40am

Well that was certainly different!

hyouko says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:02am

Delightfully gross.

jacklehamster says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:52am

Interesting idea, but I would have liked some sort of story to follow. The images seem a bit random

GamerTaters says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:51am

Great interpretation of the theme. Very original. That parasites one was pretty dark, wasn't expecting it. Well done.

Thorig says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Not really a game, but a nice entry.

petey123567 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:15pm

Really came alive when those bugs came out! :)

JaJ says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:59pm

Very unique and great use of theme. Really, really cool!

XenosNS says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Lovely idea

lorniebear says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:47pm

Good mood, whether or not the mood was disturbing is another question

May 5, 2014 @ 2:15am

AWESOME. I loved the part where that punk found out he had parasites. He was a jerk anyway.

Garris says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:36am

Very good use of theme, and extremely innovative/unique. It felt a little janky on pc, but you some things just work better on tablets. Good job, and that was a rad alligator.

gmaker says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:42pm

its high five!!

wschorn says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 10:55pm


May 6, 2014 @ 5:03am

Ha, great :D

I love how you don't explain anything, and you figure it out via going "what do I around hereohhhhhhhhh"

Nezzhil says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Weird, dark , but interesting idea

zebi24 says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 11:02am

I like this a lot, such a cool effect to scratch the surface, really unique, the most interesting entry so far.

c1tr00z says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Very cool and strange. Eat pill bro, i hope your head stop hurting!

BadPaul34 says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 11:52am

Original concept, great way to read tablet books for kids! Clever use of the theme. Would have been great with more noises or some music :)

elefantopia says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 12:21am

Wow, I didn't think I would enjoy scratching off the pages as much as I did. Creepiness with the spiders! Very cool entry.

King_Mew says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 1:03am

Well, that was interesting. It was a bit glitchy for me and I ended up going through multiple layers with one stroke for some reason. Unless that was intended?

Moosefly says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 12:25am

That picture did not prepare me for what was coming! Even though it isn't much of a game, it was a superb experience with a satisfying amount of interactivity. I think it worked really nicely on a computer too, even though on a tablet this would've probably been epic. Now you just need to create more content and wait for while the cash rolls in :P.


klianc09 says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Really great, but scratching multiple surfaces at once can get quite laggy.

Nanolotl says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 3:46am

Very original idea, and was quite amusing. It would have been more enjoyable if it was limited to only removing one layer at a time though as I feel like I missed things by only ever seeing half of some layers. (That may have been a bug, but I'm not sure)

rylgh says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 6:44am

Yeah... removing multiple layers at once was an ill-conceived feature, not a bug.

Thanks for the feedback, and thanks to everyone else for theirs as well.

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