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

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by brogrammers - Jam Entry

>jellyfish floating
>in turbulent sea currents
>beware tentacles

>sting ray flapping by
>vast oceans you do cross
>in your endless quest
- a profound haiku. like our game.

OMNOMNOM! Eat fish, get bright!

how to play: use arrow keys or WASD to move your fish.
'H' key to bring up the tutorial screen/pause the game.
Spacebar to boost.

Eat the fishes to gain souls to spend on upgrades. Be careful: you can eat a fish only if you are big enough to cover it completely with your body.

The deeper you go, the weirder the fishes you can find!
Every time you eat a fish, you'll be given some light and some souls depending on its size and type.

Light is your life, and it is represented by the bar at the bottom of the screen: if it reaches 0, you are forced to get back to the surface, losing all the souls you have. Luckily, if you touch the surface, you'll have your light completely replenished!


Eat smaller fishes and upgrade, then dive deep into the ocean, bearing your useful head-light, and discover hidden wonders.


language: javascript + three.js
graphics: photoshop
music: gxscc, 9th symphony by Beethoven (Beethoven himself gave us permission to use his music).

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cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:13pm

Just a sound file? :(

Melondonut says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:24pm

The graphics are cool!

Marjie62 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:19am

Swimming backwards?

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:31am

All I get is a sound file and a blue/green background.

nonentheless says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:33am

Cool graphics

Nition says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:34am

Pretty simple as a game, but beautiful art! Well-made music for 48-hours as well.

popogames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:34am

Really like the art style and concept. The tutorial in the beginning is an information bomb of text over other text. But the thing that killed this game the most is the fact the happy music does not match the mood at all.

Overall a fun concept with potential!

ruerob says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:36am

I like the song of this game and the graphics remind me of paper mario. Good work.

sink_t says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:41am

Looks promising, but unfortunately the movement mechanics are very cumbersome and force the player to mash buttons. There's a little problem with fridge logic, too: why would an anglerfish have to swim up to the surface to live/breathe? Other than that, w00t for the awsum 3D and Beethoven's 9th Symphony (2nd movement)!

DMinsky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:26pm

Cool! Something reminded Little Big Planet)

lerrigatto says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:47pm


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

Very beautiful. Hope more people use Three.JS next time when they see this sort of quality!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:32am

I like the paper cutout style of the graphics, really interesting. Pretty simple game, but the sense of style makes it more interesting.

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:34am

Very awesome game! Really cool art style and fun to play

MrShoestore says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:35am

Cool, haven't played much like it. If you're only seeing the audio clip, try a different browser (i.e. Chrome)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:47am

decent game, but after a few minutes I began to ask myself "where is the point of the game?" Aside from eating fish and getting larger, and potentially purchasing all upgrades (which is all very easy to do) I didn't feel much motivation to continue playing after dying

eskivor says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:50am


Reinkout says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:23am

Really like the cutout look of it.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:34am

I like the art style and the music a lot! :)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:44am

Nice game and I liked the paper cut out style but didn't think it went with the other style of the waves and boxes. Would have liked to see that cut out paper style carried throughout.

randoman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:36pm

Nice art and fun gameplay.

dertom says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Nice stuff! I did like the visuals you got out of my browser! Good job!

hanoth says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Gorgeous game!

May 2, 2014 @ 1:59am

- Interesting game!
- I love the paper style, but making the fish flip would be better than backflipping him haha
- I love the music

lowcade says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:31pm

Gorgeous Graphics and songs! I Played just to enjoy all this things ^^
But when you are near the surface and walk sideways, it looks like you are standing and the scenery is moving ...

xdegtyarev says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 3:25pm

Interesting and fresh style. Love visual and mood!

minibutmany says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:13pm

Nice graphics, and I like the switched-on-Beethoven! But it seemed to lack enough game play elements to keep me interested.

May 2, 2014 @ 6:13pm

Pretty good graphics for 72 hours. However the tutorial is a little over crowded.

Also nice if this was pure js + three.js. (This seems the case given the music player :D)

jsspiegel says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Really fun game, and the graphics and music are fantastic too!

MintArcade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 9:18am

Up side down fish? Interesting... Nice game, looks promising.

raulincze says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 9:36am

Oh noo! The big fish of death caught me! That's what I get for swimming in hell. Really fun game!

May 5, 2014 @ 7:26pm

Very very fun! The rendition of the 9th Symphony was so much like Wendy Carlos. I stayed playing just for that after a point! Also, fantastic upgrade system <3

loxo says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 11:10am

Great entry, I especially like the graphics. The controls and the UI was a bit tough to understand in the beginning, afterwards the game was fun to play. But I would like to see some more challenging game play.

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