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

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River Raid 3d

by harko12 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

With the theme of 'beneath' I had a vision of one of my old faves, River Raid, but instead of blowing up bridges to get to the next level, you could go to the next level any time. But it was tougher, so if you went before your plane was ready, it could be dangerous. Plus you can see the next level going by beneath you.. hence the theme tie in.

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madjackmcmad says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:31am

I love River Raid! Very cool idea here. I wasn't able to fire my weapon though, tried all the ctrl keys I have. Everything else worked!

harko12 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:49pm

I guess I should have taken it out of the instructions, since weapon firing didn't make it into version 1 :(

Jools64 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:56pm

This looks really cool. It's a shame you didn't get around to implementing all the collisions and bullets and stuff. I imagine it would have been really fun to play. Hopefully you can expand on it at some point. Good work on accomplishing what you did in the time though!

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Hi... Liked the level revealing, spent time just diving! Gun wouldn't fire (Chrome / Windows 7)

harko12 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:01am

I've been fixing bugs since the contest ended. Once it's done, I will try to post the 'actually working' version.

Joshua_Burr says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:24pm

I thought this looked really fun. I couldn't shoot on OSX (Safari) though.

Neonlare says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:49pm

Really liked diving through levels, but it's a shame firing isn't in. Could have used some sound effects too, but the concept is pretty damn cool! You should expand on it sometime :).

borrismoose says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:49pm

It controls well and is a cool concept. Like others have said, it would be good to play with more going on. Perhaps change the lighting on the platforms below, sometimes it was hard to pick out what was going on (initially at least).

harko12 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:11am

I've put up a new version, with actual gameplay! You're right on the lighting. I need to get some textures in there, so it's not all gray, then put some scoring in so there is a reason to continue. A little bit at a time.

SnoringFrog says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:53am

Looked cool, and I liked the concept. It's a shame you didn't get to get the finished version up for the LD!

Garris says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:55am

As a concept demo, this was great. I love river raid and making it a multi-level 3d shooter is awesome. It would have been nice if a couple more core features had been finished, but not ever LD48 goes as planned.

607 says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 3:56pm

Is there really anything to do in the pre 1.0 version? I mean, It seems that I can't get hit and can't shoot myself. I could dive up and down though, and that was kind of cool.

harko12 says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 3:52am

No, sadly the pre 1.0 version was pretty light on features. I really only had time to get the flying and the diving/climbing working. I'm hoping to get a 1.2 build out next week, with fuel, scoring, and maybe some plan upgrades

May 17, 2014 @ 8:39am

An interesting take on the theme, and also a nice twist to River Raid's gameplay!

This would make a REALLY nice game if more fleshed out. Keep it up! =)

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