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The Dive - I`ll spend the next 5 minutes Drowning

by Filecreation - 48 Hour Compo Entry

To start off, there is a slight issue with the camera that I didn't manage to fix in time.
At least, not by myself.
So when you start the game or transition between levels, the character and camera start bouncing up and down in a weird glitchy way. This should fix itself without any problem.


The Dive - I`ll spend the next 5 minutes Drowning.
Click in the game or press the A button on your Xbox controller to start the game!
[Game best viewed in 16*9 resolution, 1920*1080 recommended]

In this game, you are a diver who jumped into the water without a lifeline or oxygen tank. Why? Good question. Ponder about that while you make sure that the diver lives as long as possible.
However, with its limited oxygen supply, everything must come to an end.
Use A or D, Left arrow or Right arrow, or the horizontal joypad on your Xbox controller to move the diver around in the sea.

If you hit 10 obstacles, you lose!
Can you survive the jump into the deep dark sea?


This is my first time partaking in the Ludum Dare and the first time I made a game (by myself) in 48 hours. It's quite the experience..
Lets do this again next time!

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icereci says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:35pm

loved the pep talk :)

Lrnk says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:39pm

Wow, dark! Simple gameplay but the animation's fantastic. Love the narration, but my favourite part must be the screen cracking to represent your health. Very nice

kbm says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:41pm

Really immersive experience, I liked the narrator's voice - the game was pretty relaxing in a way. Good job!

Liens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:42pm

Intro is really nice animations, nice work. The enemy spawn is impossible to dodge sometimes though.

Seyroth says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:55pm

Ahhh it was really good ! Despite the extremely classic gameplay and its lack of variation, as long with some visual glitches, I really loved the original narration (I listened to it until the end, even after I died) and the visuals (the slit glass effect for health and the pixel art).

snooze82 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:57pm

didnt survive - loved the talk

leddkire says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:49pm

A simple game overall. I kept playing wanting to know what the voice would say next. The good thing was that the game was not so complicated that it would distract from the recording.

It felt like a journey, a conversation with yourself in those last moments. I liked it.

mrspeaker says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:01pm

Fantastic entry. Beautifully used the theme (literally and figuratively!) and was delightful to experience. I only wish you didn't pitch-shift your voice.

Lurieh says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:39am

Yay survived on first try :>
Liked the talk, I'm okay with the pitch shift, it goes well with the under sea ambiance. Maybe a fancier sound effect would have been more appreciated?

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Man, really great game. Very engaging. You must also have a really big monitor :)

rylgh says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:38am

liked the voice over, great colours, and reallly great little animations

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:21pm

great graphics and audio, sweet gameplay that makes you want to go deeper. Liked that game even if I didn't understand why I died

pLaw says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:23pm

The narration made me play the whole thing and it really fits the whole atmosphere. The animations are pretty good, too. Nice work!

Filecreation says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:11pm

For those in the dark about why they die in the end, its because of the water pressure buildup.
you cannot expect to go on forever, do you?

So once you reach level 5, your health slowly counts down till you pass out.

Thank you all for the great feedback, I would love to hear what I could improve for the next time!

TeamFlare says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 9:35pm

cool idea

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