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

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by Collan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Your goal is to crack the ball open.

Movement: WASD/Arrow Keys/Gamepad
Enter key to begin from title screen or reset.

Tools used: Unity, blender, Reaper, Paint.NET

*I have not yet been able to test the Mac/Linux versions, please let me know of any issues.

There are multiple outcomes.

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Norse Games says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:51pm

The goal is good, but it needs to be more challenging and less just tapping away at keys without thinking. Also, the lack of camera controls meant that I often found myself having no idea where I was or where I was going. Good Audio, though and decent graphics.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:34pm

It was pretty cool just rolling around, but I really wanted to be able to rotate the camera.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:42am

Hi ! it was impossible to move, couldn't find how to control the sphere, I will come back later

petey123567 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:47am

I cracked it open! Also, would be nice if the camera showed me where I was going better when travelling up hills.

torcado194 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:50am

pretty interesting. the idea of just rolling around over rolling hills (pun definitely intended) is very relaxing.

olkeencole says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:24am

Really needs the ability to rotate the camera.

justinmchase says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:33am

I'm gonna say it... the theme was below the surface and this game seemed to be all about being above the surface.

Jonapulse says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:35am

What have I done? WHAT HAVE I DONE!?

Sim00n says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:37am

The lack of camera control is the biggest issue. I gave it 3 tries but my ball got bugged every time unfortunately. It was launched into space once and went through the floor into the oblivion twice. Sorry mate.

ElStevo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:21am

Nice variation on the theme. I also got issues with the camera and the movement are skippy...

Boodog says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:36am

Good job, but the camera could have some work done on it :)

Collan says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:40am

@justinmchase - The game is about what's below the surface of the object, not the world. Different take. ;)

Re: camera controls - I know, I kept putting off camera work, and got too burned out to fix it by the end. :/

Lyje says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:45am

Agree with others - a more dynamic camera would have definitely helped with this game. Ignoring that - I found strange satisfaction just rolling up the mountain and cracking the ball... How odd!

gre says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:14am

That is quite fun to play!
The idea is quite original.
Too bad the player motion is bit bugged and also would deserve some more polished graphics.

mrexcessive says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Hi. Follow-cam jitters a bit, maybe something can be done about that. Does the object rotate ? maybe a texture which shows that. Changing direction by right-click camera might be nice. Managed to open it, fun toy!

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