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

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ASCII: Beneath the Surface

by Recon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are 25 km under the surface.

You can't get out.

Let's play

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Druid says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:26am

MAAAAN !!! This is awesome XD Right in my childhood :D I really love this game :D Excellent work!

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

Impressive use of ASCII art. This is my favorite game so far.

ccglp says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:01pm

Wonderful! I like the smart use of the puzzles, knowing that many of us are programmers ;)

Recon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:14pm

I will make more levels for you.

manabreak says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:14pm

Awesome to see some ASCII games here. :) But in the end, I was left to die in my cell... :/

Blokatt says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:20pm

7|-|15 15 4\/\/350/\/\3.

RobotParking says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:20pm


davidwparker says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:57pm

Looks neat- can you port to OSX / Web?

DazKins says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:19pm

Wow, really original idea, well done :D! Had a lot of fun playing

Brunodev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Awesome bro! Nice work!

Covenant says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Very awesome! :) Really liked this one!

Recon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:50pm

Web port is being made, and I hope I will be ready with it before the end of the judjing.

Jools64 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:54pm

Very cool little game. I really loved the art work. Great job!

theengineers says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:20pm


Chinchilla says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:41pm

pretty cool! Took me a minute to realise that the popups were separate processes and that I should allow windows to fire them up, but that just added to the hacking aesthetic :)

Couldn't get past the red floor (if there was a way past).

Good fun!

Recon says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:01pm

Thanks! (it is the last level)

mimic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:26pm

The ASCII is really neat!

Knowledge says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:07pm

Play my game again!!!

guimonpa says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Great ASCII art, quite fun!

td1801 says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:49pm

OH MY GOD. I love you <3 It's awesome ! But I can't go trough the red chamber :/

Moosefly says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:16pm

Interesting! Somewhat short though. Nice ascii art, but I'll really have to think about how I'll rate this on the graphics :D.


Snoother says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:28pm

Those graphics evoke such a warm, fuzzy feeling. The whole thing had an enjoyably primitive, first-person adventure game feel. Congrats.

Lafie says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:17pm

While the binary at the end(?) was quite rude, I enjoyed getting there. The ASCII art is a nice touch and the puzzles are very appropriate for it.

Recon says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:15pm

*the red level is the last

minibutmany says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Really nice use of ASCII.

Penguincat says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 9:26pm

I loved the ASCII art and the "hacking" puzzle. Short, fun game - nicely done!

joe40001 says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 5:18am

I don't want to believe the red level is the last, it says "truth is a lie" which means there must be a way out and the binary is rude too :P

Interesting entry though.

May 13, 2014 @ 1:56am

I did translade the binary message in last part hahaha ;) Great work :D

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