Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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The Adventures of Darsh in Offscreenland

by mmoustafa - Jam Entry


Click to move the master. Click on dialog for progress and choices.

About the game:

We thought it would be funny if, instead of an adventure game where you play as the hero who goes on to the save the world, you play as the hero's master who gives him advice. Where all the action and world-saving happens conveniently off-camera and we finally get a perspective of someone other than the hero. (Inspired by Ash's mom, perpetually waiting, patiently and very still)

The game kind of evolved over time, and we started a day late, but this is what we came up with. Hope this gives you a laugh!


Art & Story by Mohamed Moustafa (
Programming by Omar Shehata (

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frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:36am

wow great graphics and gameplay!

March says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:32am

The best story so far. The dialogues are brilliant.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:24am


stalker1586 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:25am

cool text quest. Need some music, after some time it becomes boring...

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:25am

"And he never came back."
Hahaha, so good.
I love the humour in this game, well done.

Germanunkol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:32am

Love the fact that the master hovers! :D
Well done, I had quite a laugh.

bofink says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:33am

Love the dialogues! :)

Krz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:02pm

I like the idea and art work of this game as it is silly and fun.
The writing is fantastic and I like the dynamic of a ninja and a peaceful monk.

Ace says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Nice use of the theme, having all action happen off-screen.

The game felt really short though.

Lo-X says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Nice concept and graphics. The game is really fun especially when you know your answer is wrong but you go for it anyway just to see what will happen :) The day/night effect is pretty cool as well.

Jaenis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Great game! Some ambient music would do wonders for this master simulator! :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Just AWESOME. Man, I loved the game, I wish for it to be longer, though it was made in 3 days so it's understandable. Maybe continue developing it after LD?

Ithildin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:09pm

Hilarious writing, this is one of the funniest entries I've played so far. Congratulations!!

Maurogik says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Man this is great ! It beautiful and fun. Too bad there is no music...I had to listen to rebecca black's Friday instead... The end twist is brilliant !

Arkrothe says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:13pm

It's quite funny, and the idea shows promise, but it felt a bit too shallow and short.

reheated says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Beautiful. Wish it was longer...

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:34pm

I love the day-night transition! Funny and well written, well done =D

AinaSG says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:38pm

Put wassabi in ketchup. never came back 10/10.

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Loved the dialogue. Great game!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Cool text quest without storyline, but... neat ++

RedPanda says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:16am

Super funny :D

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:27am

hahah cool game. I couldn't hold myself from moving master through introduction dialog between phrases to build a dramatic effect! About gameplay, sometimes get repetitive to do all over again and hope you choose the right path this time. Nice graphics but of course this game shines on humor. Good job!

theomg says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:34am

Really cool game and great writing. Loved the day night transition.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:02pm

Really cute, O!

Darsh came to me while I was doing my game but I had to tell him no :(

GFM says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:33am

It was funny at first, but then it got tiring when I was trying to see all possible "endings"...

But the correct run was funny. :)

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:26pm

Fun dialogue!

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