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

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by Harsay - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The lava runs down!
Dig as deepest you can!
Touch the lava or lava touches you = death.

Movement: arrow keys

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Jellycakes says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:17pm

Pretty nice, the camera not catching up to you fast enough was a little annoying, but I still found it pretty fun. Nice job!

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:41am

Very nice. Not being able to see what's below me as I was digging gave me some anxiety. Maybe that's a good thing. Would love to see the character animated a little with some dirt particles and some slightly gentler sfx :)

JavadocMD says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:50am

239! :D This is simple but a lot of fun. Very nice. Makes my wrist hurt after a while!

MunkeeBacon says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Simplistic, yet addicting. The only advice I'd say is change some of the sounds a little, the digging sound is a bit ear piercing to hear over and over again.

SoupWithBits says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Mashed my down arrow good!
Pretty sweet game.

Thorig says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:04pm

Great game and made me laugh! Nice entry and the camera is really nice.

Gaming_Ray says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Really cool, but that sound...

May 1, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Oh that digging sound!
Overall quite nice in the way how it completely stresses me out (oh that sound!).
The difficulty just pretty unfair since there is nothing I can do to see where I am going. So if I end up in a dead end I really could not do anything about it. Still, nice little game.

timtipgames says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:17am

What a button mashing ;) The dig sound was a bit annoying but I couldn't stop trying to get deeper for a while ;)

matt_j says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:53am

Simple. Needed some more stuff to keep it interesting, I think.

Photon says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:07am

Why does the web link take me to a webpage with an "S"?

lucienpro says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:15am

Really fun! Needed a bit of animation though. It had really fun game-play but would probably give someone RSI (repetitive strain injury) if they played too long XD + Highscore 110

May 3, 2014 @ 5:22am

I like this! Very simple an effective. Neat take on an endless runner. Good job. Very easy to build on this concept.

gwa says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:45am

Nice fun game made me laugh :)

Muciojad says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:56am

Simple, fast and very challenging ;] I very like it, it's better than a lot of "biggest" games ;)
PS prawie strzalka mi wypadla ;P Naprawde kawal dobrej roboty stary :)

Tuism says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:38am

I like it all except for my finger getting really tired. I think if the character moved without pressing multiple times it would make for a more user-friendly game, though then of course the panic-ness wouldn't be there.

So I guess mechanically I'd have liked something less painful to be the game :P

But good job, well polished!

Tanner says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:42am

Cool game, nice graphics!

DragonXVI says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:38am

Surprisingly fun for such a simple concept.

poxpoxpox says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 3:02pm

I like the death spin animation thingy!

Wertle says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Hard but fun, I kept wanting to keep trying. Spamming the button became quite painful pretty quickly, i kind of wanted to just be able to hold it down and dig (my tendons really wanted this to be the case). I love the dramatic dutch angle at the end when you die. Nice work!

May 3, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Simple game but quite fun. Feels good to mine through stuff. The rotation effect when you die is neat. It did feel like a bit of a button mash at times though, and maybe it could do with more types of obstacles.

Toby Pinder says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 10:47pm

I feel that the digging should work while holding a key down rather than requiring "mashing". Other than that it's fun! Particularly like the death sound/partial spin animation!

Newt_ says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 9:22pm

Very tense and fun!

Fragsteel says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Very simple. Very accurate title name. Quite fun for a little bit.

TobiasW says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:11pm

Simple but fun gameplay with nice graphics - and I really like the digging sound effect. I don't know why, but it gives the game a humorous touch.

The rotating zoom at the end is golden, haha. Also your game has lava, which is pretty much a hallmark of all the best games!

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