Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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by Tesrym - Jam Entry

This is not a complete/finished game, but more of a concept.
You are given a driveable ferry, and an ocean with some kind of weather logic.

Me and Unit158 had tons of fun making this, and We had a wonderful weekend.

WASD to move, E to use, Right mouseclick to "un-use".

Steering console controls:
W/S - Power forward/backward
A/D - Turn
Q/E - Thruster strafe
F - All power to zero. (Necessary for dock to be able to detach)

There are two control consoles on the bridge, along with a radio and a dock release button.

Have a go at it ^<^

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JNyknn says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:49am

Controls are a bit slow and audio would be nice, but otherwise the game is good.

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:06pm

Really cool game.

villhest says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:08pm

Love the ship controls!

jsmars says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:10pm

Really cool project! I couldn't get away from the dock tho. I tried the dock release and the controls but I was stuck.

Boberro says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:48pm

I love it. During last LD I tried to do a sea travel game myself, so I was waiting for you to upload this one.
It's not complete, yes, but the way the ferry bounces on the waves makes it very cool.

Boberro says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:58pm

I forgot about one thing.
There's a hilarious bug: when you go under the deck, and try to go up the yellow ramp, whole ship rockets into the sky. I once flew up to another island.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:09pm

I (Unit158) will be continuing development on this game. We have a bitbucket repo and stuff, so if you want to look at the source, I might be willing to give you credentials :-)

Tesrym says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:40am

Good to see you RawringPenguin :D
We sure had fun on this one.

And thanks for the comment everyone <3

@ jsmars, all the power has to be zero (press f while using either console) for the dock to be able to lift.

ponk says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Wow! Cool!
Funny physics!

MintArcade says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Map, we need map. Ship navigation require map of some sort. Other than that - the game is cool, controls are smooth, see are, well, like normal see. Really cool game, feels like I'm really in!

DJWizardCop says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Amazing mood. The feeling of navigating the boat is incredible.
I would love to play this as a full game.

Zoomyzoom says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:30pm

Wow a 3D boat simulator! did not expect :D

zkenshin says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Really neat proof of concept. Could definitely see it as a fun game. Good job. :)

LabOne says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 9:09pm

One of the best game here, thank you guys.

Tanser says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:11am

Interesting game, good job.

Eigen says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:19am

Great concept and feels pretty solid. I'd love to experience this with the Oculus Rift. And as others have said, some sounds would help immensely. Keep at it, I see a bright future for this.

chipcaramel says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:10pm


kikito says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:14pm

It was nice walking around the island and upgrading my ship for free in the shop. I could not release the ship from the dock. Nice game.

gnx says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:54pm

I climbed the mountain range! I had a fair bit of fun with this game, many things to do and explore. I really love how the sea and weather look in this. I think this has high potential to become something more!

leafarz says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:13am

was hard to get the game at first tho but cool game!
i liked the ship model and the color lol. also the music was catchy :D think this would be a great game!
great game and good job!

Kojan says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:23pm

Great concept, I really like it. A little music would have made it even better I think !
I saw in comments that you want to keep developping this game, and I would be really pleased to see where it goes !
Good job !

bluesky says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:23am

this game is awesome. Really nice done !

TKia_ says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Boat looks and feels fantastic. Very open yet cozy-feeling game; I would have loved to navigate around the seas even more. A map, though, would definitely have been nice :P

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