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

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by Pinqu - 48 Hour Compo Entry


I love collecting treasure in the middle of the night
Fireflies mark the spot
But beware....

Gameplay Controls
Arrow keys to walk
Z to dig

R to restart
F increase/decrease window size
Spacebar to skip title screen

Tools used
Gamemaker Studio

Known issue(s)
Some objects appear in front of the walls instead of behind them.

This is my first time entering LD48 and the first time I created a game in such a short time. I tried to use some techniques that I hadn't used before. So that took some extra time, but I think it worked out pretty good. At least I was able to create what I had in mind. The code is a bit of a mess but hey who cares ;)

I have uploaded an updated version (out of compo) to Game Jolt. This fixes some problems and makes it possible to escape.

Downloads and Links




Kinta says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:48am

At first I thought "there's nothing here!" then I found the digging button. Then I thought "What now? Where's the treasure?" and I found my first treasure. Then all hell broke loose and I thought "WTF!? OMG I DON'T WANNA DIE!!"

Nice little game. :D

Donutttt says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:52am

At first I though ah I see what this game is... then I kept digging... yeah I found some treasure. Awesome. Thought I was done but then I freaked out and the screen started shaking and then WTF WOW. Awesome game.

Jvdo says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:29pm

Love the art style! It feels consistent and solid.

The game definitely requires a manual to be played. Having the instructions in the game would be a valuable improvement in my opinion.

skullum says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Cool game, I hope that kind of stuff will never happen in my own backyard.

A333 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Good concept. Final sequence is quite disturbing =) I wish there'd be a way to survive it, like, digging a hole or something.

Minor complaints: i'm not sure if some fireflies are dummies or i just couldn't aim at the exact spot.

Pinqu says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:43pm

@A333: No dummies, it's just that the right spot isn't so big. Will increase it in a polished version.
@Jvdo: Will add this in a polished version.
@allothers: Thanks for rating and the nice comments

Ofursnati says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:49pm

Digging, digging, digging, ohh no! I love it GJ

Clavus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:58pm

That was pretty scary. Neat game, wonder if you can actually escape because I haven't been able to yet...

Conk says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Nice idea, would be cool to see it expanded a little bit though. Good job (:

naksrifati says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:21am

I liked the gameplay, is there a way to survive the attack?)

Phaix says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:49am

Really Nice! Great that you didn't showed all in the screenshots so it was a surprise what happened.

Gametery says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:40pm

Very nicely done, but it feels like game is missing the goal. Im sure you can improve this game a lot, loved the art style :)

Dramentiaras says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:42pm

Nice game! However when I pressed R to restart the game when I died the player spawned invisible.

stoz says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Not a bad first LD48 attempt! Definitely a fan of the lighting you used to highlight the fireflies. In future games, it'd be a good idea to put the control scheme in the game itself, because people tend to skip the description on the game's page. Good work!

Pinqu says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:08pm

@Dramentiaras: I wasn't able to reproduce this, I did however end up with another bug :P
@stoz: Thanks for the advice, will definitely do this :)

Tanser says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 9:16am

Nice game :D Well done, the sounds are a bit too loud tho :)

Jiyambi says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Interesting little game. Very short and concise, which IMO for this competition is a good thing :) The screen shake, fleeing fireflies, and general difficulty in seeing make the ending much creepier!

brokenbeach says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:21pm

Really great atmosphere. Cute visuals. I had a lot of fun. Good work.

tiff says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 12:29am

Very cool!

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