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

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by alect - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Puzzle game about investigation and hunting beneath the surface of the web.

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microapple says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:30am

Very cool gameplay. Reminded me (in a good way) of the DeusEx hacking mechanic crossed with Minesweeper. Good sound design as well.

Great job!

JavadocMD says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:00am

Very solid gameplay and the writing was excellent as well. Nicely done!

telaviv says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:25am

no linux version :(

harko12 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:27am

I tried to click to start, but no dice. Sounds like are really neat idea thought

SFBTom says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:29am

Wow, really really good stuff here, top marks all round. Added benefit, your typing sound gave me crazy ASMR!

Suese says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:30am

Very highly polished. Lots of fun.

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

Very cool game, the typing sound reminded me of carmen sandiego haha. Also nice names "MidnightToker" haha.

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

Surprisingly detailed when you get to later levels and unlock stuff... would have preferred that mission failure was "replay level" not "restart".

You had a lot of fun with the theme, nice job on taking the real twitter accs :)

alect says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:33am

Just added (untested) linux version along with other desktop versions. Enjoy!

Nition says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:38am

Really nice unique gameplay and plot!

A couple of things:
- I can't click to skip the intro text like I can for other text in the game, although it mysteriously works if I go to another browser tab and come back. Not a big deal.
- I missed that it was find AND frag the target at first, leading to a couple of unnecessary deaths. The instructions should maybe have shown the actual frag button as well as the target's icon.

atombrot says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:41am

I needed some time to get into the game, but when you get how to play it is much fun. Very well executed. I like it very much.

Jerick says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:55am

I'm a sucker for minesweeper style games, this is really enjoyable.

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:08am

That's cool. A bit of work on the mechanics and this could be a great mobile game

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:49am

Good concept, nice puzzle game. Reminds me of combinatorics and graph theory.

The main two suggestions I have are that either you should be able to restart a failed mission instead of the entire series, or money should carry over. Maybe I was mistaken, but it felt like any profit I got from finishing a mission early didn't help with the next mission, and then it hurt to lose all the fancy tools I had gained. Promising ideas though!

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:57am

Stupendous!, simple and fun with a balance of challenge

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:57pm

Like Mr-X boardgame, nice basis for an LD game. Well implemented.

Pent says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:47pm

Love this style of game, :)

petey123567 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:57am

I kept wanting to move using commands and a fake unix prompt rather than clicking -- get that "real hacking" feel :D

jomomomo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:07am

Oh man, loved so much about this game. Only issue is that I would love to see a "restart level", rather than a restart game... or perhaps take the player back another step or two, just not all the way back to start. Other than that, brilliant!

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:19am

Neat idea! Fun to play

Katamori says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:21am

Ahhh, cyberpunk! *.* instant 5.

Oh, and yeah, gameplay is also great and original. :D

Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:18pm

I loved this! Such a fun and simple thinking game. Reminded me of the board game Scotland Yard. :) Great job.

noom says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:59am

Tough little game, loved the concept though. I couldn't get very far into it due to sucking so bad, which was a shame because I felt I could have enjoyed it more.

ZQMony says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:59am

Very fun and addicting.

ElStevo says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:00am

Great game !

shasharala says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:02am

That was a good experience. Quite difficult, but in a swell way. Reminded me a tad of Minesweeper which I played extensively as a child.

josefnpat says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:16pm

Nice game! It's a shame that when you die, you have to start all over again. Very cool though! Great job!

bussiere says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:33pm

I will not vote for it beacuse not enough in the theme i think but very nice game i encourage you to make a better version and sort it officially.

Penguincat says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:32am

This is really addictive! I have to say, this is hands down the most fun LD29 game I've played so far. Very nice work!

May 4, 2014 @ 4:45pm

So much fun!! i could play this for hours

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