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

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by LaFleur - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A moody puzzle/maze. Prepare for a challenge.
Made in Unity.


space to start
mouse to look
wasd or arrows to move
left shift to open map
arrows to shift tiles on map

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Tanner says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:19am

Good game, especialy this labyrinth.

MrTedders says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:22am

I love the concept! The maze is a little hard to navigate though, very easy to get lost.

nicotuason says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:27am

Great atmosphere and music! I found the flowing water section and was intrigued but then I got too dizzy before I could find the next story bit.

talecrafter says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:29am

Super cute. Gorgeous pixel graphics and a nice idea.
Puzzling was hard. Did not reach the end.
The camera perspective makes me a bit ill. Perhaps because of the "near walls" or not being able to look up and down.

John Drury says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:33am

Loved the hum of the violins and the color scheme is relaxing and lovely. It was a treat to find the pouring water and the eerie audio to contrast the constant string of red and gold walls. Stopped after that.

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:48am

Managed to find four of the water areas, but then I ended up too claustrophobic. Getting stuck on the walls and the tight corridors just got to me, I don't think I've ever had that happen to me on a game before. The audio was very well done though, and you really setup a great atmosphere.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:01am

Got stuck pretty quickly... but there's such a terrific atmosphear. Great job!

EMAK says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:06am

Great game! reminde me the "cube" film, in more soft. great atmosphere!

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:27am

Amazing mood. The water reminded me of Lucas Arts games from long ago.
I couldn't find anything after the first water part though.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:18pm

Music works really well at setting the mood but wondered around for awhile and couldn't figure out what to do.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:37pm

Love mazes but did not find the exit.

DustyStylus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:38pm

Aha! Now that's a tricky little concept there. Nice aesthetics (feels a bit DOS circa early 90s, with AdLib). Really nice, well done!

FeYbraNt says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:10pm

Maybe the walls are pretty close, it's a bit confusing but anyway i'm not good with maze games, good job :).

DeltaF1 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:50pm

Really amazing mood and atmosphere, but I couldn't find my way past the first water area.

Xgor says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:05pm

Really cool concept, I really enjoy the pixel art and story aspect.
I think the game would be much more fun and easier if each square on the map was smaller. Also you walk/run way too fast and get stuck in walls constantly

muriel says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:45pm

I love the bg music well done :)

Steve says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:49pm

Very moody. Felt increasingly claustrophobic =/ Both in a good and bad way. Actually it started feeling like a horror game where you expect something to happen constantly and it didn't go away immediately when I stopped playing. Can't explain why. Maybe the title reminded me of Justine (the Amnesia dlc thing).

Graphics are beautiful, music is very nice but also unnerving after a while.

Gameplay wise, pretty confusing. No idea where to go or what shifting the map around did. So I wandered around randomly for a while.. Found the first water thing, no idea how, then nothing more after that.

Also, mouselook speed could be a little lower. And not being able to look up/down probably doesn't help the feeling of being locked in.

Graphics and mood: 5/5.

nonetheless says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Got lost, hate it :)
nice music you have there

Snicklodocus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:35pm

You created a great mood here. I love the art and the subtle glows. I unfortunately could not complete it because I was feeling claustrophobic, but I think people who like mazes will enjoy this.

jas7229 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:51pm

Nice graphics, I loved the gold/pink combo and the water! I didn't end up playing too long because I ended up getting a bit dizzy ~ maybe slower camera panning/walking would have helped? Definitely a pretty maze game though!

Greg Klein says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:50am

Beautiful art and sound. However, I didn't understand how to read or use the map. I'm guessing that may have helped me navigate the maze.

Pavel says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:27am

Nice graphics. I got lost in the labyrint and did't know what to do:(

Colapsydo says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:44am

What a pity I suffered from motion sickness, I wasn't able to find all the keys.
But I appreciated the small tiles which accentuate the closed space feeling. I had some troubles with the moves friction, I wasn't able to easily go around the labyrinth, but it's a detail.
The atmosphere is really great, and I will give another try, I want to know what's happening there.

Kinta says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:14am

Nice graphics, but the mouse sensitivity is way too high.

Conk says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:34pm

Confusion mixed with an ill feeling, maybe larger corridors and a few more land marks to stop that. Other than that though, good job! Really liked the audio and graphics.

slakhorn says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:49pm

Boring maze with music (very loud notes that are sustained for ~30 seconds each). A puzzle that's not explained at all. Wonky, overtly sensitive mouse controls. No thanks.

Lissar says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Enjoyed this! Especially the atmosphere. Wish there had been a bit more variety so I wouldn't keep going around in circles, though.

Artamus says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Nice game, congrats!

fauge says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:51am

mechanics were a little strange, good idea, maze got very confusing very fast

jsspiegel says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 2:20am

Felt claustrophobic in a good, intentional, moody sort of way. The art/visual effects are beautiful, and the music fits perfectly. Only able to find one key though :(

DragonInstall says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:12am

The music fit really well with the game. Really like the 3D pixel art style, it is a nice touch.

43iscoding says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:16am

Really moody game, neat graphics, but it's way too easy to get lost in this maze.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:02am

Nice art and audio and effort for 48 hours. Echo most above comments. It's fundamentally not fun to be lost in a maze. I wasn't sure how the map/shifting blocks worked. I think it moved the blue walls in the map and opened up other areas? I found two fountains and called it quits, though. Wanted to see more.

buckslice says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:52pm

Good music and graphics. Got lost before I could find whats wrong with Kate lol

MerlijnVH says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:18pm

I love the look and style, and I like the idea you were going for with the map. The maze was very hard to navigate, though. The controls were a bit sticky too when moving against walls.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:45pm

The atmosphere you create with this game walls combined with the music is awesome! Nice job! Nice pixelart!

Kate Kligman says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 3:39am

My name is Kate so I was trying to figure out how it knew my name for a few seconds while it loaded (long day). :-)

Interesting concept, I'm not good at maze games, but I loved the graphics and the relaxing atmosphere. The map was well done too.

Team Luminous says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 3:43am

Difficult game, nice graphics and atmosphere. My team actually also made a maze game, but top-down. :) (Shameless auto-promo)

deepnight says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 12:06pm

Very nice atmosphere! The controls are a bit too fast (especially the mouse view), though.
To be honest I gave up after a few minutes, wandering around in the maze. I managed to find the first 2 elements, but I couldn't find what to do after that.

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 4:26pm

Great job on setting the mood. Pretty cool

Lokarunith says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 11:33pm

I didn't manage to finish the game, found 7 keys and then got comletely stuck, o I didn't see the ending, nevertheless It has a very intriging concept and the atmosphere is very well done.

I have mainly 2 problems with the game which are, the camera being too zoomed in, and it moving so fast, I get dizzy realy quikly and after a while I was just desperate to find the last key because I wasn't feeling so well.

Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:09am

Interesting maze. Well done. I included it in part 11 of my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series :)

Aug 30, 2014 @ 6:25am

The mouse sensitivity is too high, I can't really play without going sick ;) but I like the graphics and the mood

liquidminduk says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 3:27am

nice and clean. I really enjoyed the music. A great retro feel all around!

jukimv1986 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 6:47am

The atmosphere was quite good but I couldn't find what I was supposed to do apart from wander around collecting puzzle pieces. I found two of them but the others were elusive. Some kind of stronger hints would be appreciated. Good game nonetheless.

ATesh says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:59pm

I love the art and music, but there wasn't enough direction to know what to do. The mouse sensitivity was high so I was constantly bumping into walls.

Linusson says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:24pm

Nice game for a 48 hour game. The mouse sensitivity was really high which made it quite hard to play, otherwise I would probably played some more to find all the keys.

vividhelix says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 6:42am

Interesting...I didn't think I would ever say this, but the run speed was way too fast - making it easy to miss "exits"...

apiotrw says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 3:59pm

Awesome mood

Stan Sypek says ...
Sep 16, 2014 @ 12:55am

Liked the music. Maze was way to confusing. Not sure how close I came to intended gameplay, as no idea what the game play was.

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