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

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Upper Crust

by dylanwolf - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a geomancer exploring beneath the surface of the earth. To move forward in your journey, you will need to bribe the giants who guard your path.

Made with: Unity, 2D Toolkit, GIMP, Audacity, BFXR, Tiled map editor, UTiled (, and a base code library (

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ehtd says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:44am

Damn those greedy giants, pretty innovative!

Garris says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:44am

Excellent use of theme, and I'm a sucker for a game with unconventional combat.

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:08am

Incidentally, the giant bit was a reference to the original Final Fantasy.

Armanky says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:22am

We had similar ideas! Your game is pretty fun and has some good ideas. I particular like using the environment as your primary weapon.

I feel like the mana system is an arbitrary limitation and I would suggest removing it entirely. All it really does is cause the player to stand around waiting, since every action they do requires mana.

Solid game overall, well done!

Zupoman says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:58pm

Very nice, but a bit too short :)

miwuc says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Neat innovative concept!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:22pm

I like the combat mechanics and the two levels system.

sandbaydev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Cool concept. How to get rubies was bit of a mystery but I did figure it out :) Nice entry & nice puzzle/memory related gameplay.

Ellian says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Eh, quite cool. Very innovative, wish there was more to it-- more enemies, more way to use your power. Solid entry!

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Originally I'd hoped to add one more enemy type and have some more interesting levels, but I got started on level design way too late in the weekend.

dylanwolf says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:58am

I've made a minor bug fix: I had texture compression set incorrectly and had decreased the display resolution to compensate for some of the problems. It's set correctly now, so the updated version looks a bit better.

vinull says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:34pm

Nice take on the theme. If you wanted to spend more time you could add some interaction between "worlds" such as having to move something in one to change the other.

Catmoo says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:47pm

I really enjoyed your game, the way to play it was really clever, and the combat was nice as you were using the environment and having to time your attacks if you had enough mana left. Really clever and enjoyable to play.

recursor says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 5:47pm

I really like the world-swapping mechanic.

noom says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 3:34am

Very neat game, loved the concept of switching above and below ground, loved the music, loved your art style. Nice work!

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