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

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Reach the Surface

by Agreon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In "Reach the Surface" your mission is to guide a mole through the ground with sound waves.
By simply clicking behind him, he will recognice the sound and change his direction.
Avoid obstacles and eat worms to increase your score!

This is the first time i am participating at LD. As you can see i am not an artist and no sound designer.
Textures made with GIMP.
Sound made with sfxr and music made with Retro Band.

I hope you have fun!

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scratchysmom says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:39pm

good game GG

gikdew says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:17pm

Quite fine, it is so complicated when you start but then gets better!

Kragnir says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:39pm

I expected the sound waves to be used to detect things not to control the character. Seems to be some graphic bug where lines of dark brown appear. Didn't really like the controls they could use some work to be more natural.

Agreon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:39pm

@Kragnir That's actually a good idea...

Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:42pm

good effort man. reminds me of something i did for my first one using sonar to guide the player.. i found it quite hard tho.. and abit frustrating to use the keyboard to select menus then use the mouse to play etc.. still good going tho :)

hexabeast says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:42pm

The graphics and audio are pretty good for a game made in 48h, but the best side of this game is its respect of the theme and the original gameplay :)

aldian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:36pm

Very fun, good entry for 48 hrs

8 / 10
Well done :D

SzRaPnEL says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm

I don't like the controls and getting points mechanics.
But the idea is cool.

r2d2upgrade says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Making sound waves is a bit temperamental for me for some reason :|

legendpaul says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:31pm


Roman Kornev says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:44pm

I really like the concept of non-standard controls. It gives me that feeling of playing something completely new and original.

The size of obstacles could be just a bit smaller. It would have been nice to know how close am I to the surface.
Also direction change could be more gradual instead of instant.
Well done for first LD :)

okeyboy99 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:40pm

Interesting game concept. My mole ate a lot of dirt..

chagroo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Nice idea and a fun game . Took me some time to realize you can't click far away to move direction :P

SyBen says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:42pm

Couldn't run it on windows, missing MSVCP110.dll file ?

tenpn says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:35pm

Novel steering mechanism but unfortunately poorly explained, took me quite a few attempts to work out where i could click to steer.

pvwradtke says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:13pm

Liked the idea, but controls are not so obvious at first. Had to read the instructions at this page to succeed :).

May 6, 2014 @ 8:53pm

Menu navigation by keyboard then game controls by mouse is a bit weird.

The screen area where you can click isn't too well defined. When clicking "too high", rather than ignoring the input you should project it down to the "legal" area.

That aside, it's a pretty decent game. Good work!

pichifino says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 3:48pm

Controls are a bit odd but good game over all

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