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

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Behind The Fog

by fullmontis - Jam Entry

How fun can be exploring a map the size of a screen? You can find out with Behind the Fog.

In this game, your main purpose is explore the four corners of the map, finding out places and discovering new events, trying to understand what happened.

Go near something interesting in the map and press Space to find out what it is and find new items that you can use for exploring further.

Controls:
- Arrow keys: move around
- Space: ecamine your surroundings, skip dialogue
- left ctrl: bring up the completion menu

Objective: find out everything on the map.

Tested on Firefox 34.0. It should work on other modern browsers but let me know if there is any trouble.

NOTE: the game takes a while to load for some reason, and a black screen appears instead. Just wait until the title screen appears. If the game doesn't load, try the version without sound.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#36Mood(Jam)4.00
#201Theme(Jam)3.89
#223Audio(Jam)3.38
#285Overall(Jam)3.47
#416Innovation(Jam)3.17
#562Fun(Jam)2.97
#566Graphics(Jam)3.14

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:26am

Very cool concept! Reminded me a bit of the old maps you'd see on the wold Warcraft games. - Kintinue

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:57am

Really nice dark mood in this game. Love it!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:53am

Very nice vibe, I liked the raw but efficients graphics too

DrZanuff says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:54am

Really liked it. I hoped you could do something with the turtle talisman to revive the dead woman. Well, there are some loose ends, but the fun is imagine what happened. Good game!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:05pm

Wow I love the music... it's relaxing and it creates a great atmosphere! Great graphics as well!

Manderxan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:35pm

I like this alot! Awesome mood! Nice style, but I feel the graphics could have been somewhat more clear/detailed. Music fits really well. Love it!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:10pm

Very cool artstyle. Has alot of atmosphere. Super job!

brokenbeach says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:11pm

I really liked the art style. It would nice to have some animation in there somewhere though. The lighting mechanic was a bit crude but it served it's purpose. The light and the music made for a fairly atmospheric experience.

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:27pm

Everything is great, but when I finished the game, I didn't get any notification. But all things were found/unlocked. That's strange...

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:51pm

The game is pretty good and original compared to other games. I like the whole gloomy feel of the game. Some things I would like to see are maybe reuniting the brothers or going inside the area with hellish screams. The sound version didn't work for me so I had to play it without sound. Overall a pretty nice game!

Larzan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:33pm

Loved it, some kind of end screen would have been nice, but loved the treasure-map art style and the writing was good as well (sound didn't work for me)
Great job, congratulations, i enjoyed it a lot.

Krunoslav says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Nice concept, I wanted to go to the other 2 corners :P
The ambience is very well done!

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

I liked the style and the mood of this game...

spazzarama says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:09am

Great mood and interesting story.

scambier says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:14am

I loved the atmosphere of this game. It just misses a little something to "end" it.

Nokifict says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:16am

Good work !
i really like those kind of atmosphere !
the idea of exploration is good, it makes me want to see everything and discover what happen at the end :)
The music sticks totaly with the game and the npc
Good gamedesign :)

Larry says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:32pm

The music really does fit the mood of the game. I really wanted to see what's in the pit.

Samm says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:54am

Great atmosphere on this!

01rafael says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:58am

This game remind me Diablo II :)

dlowe says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:08am

Well, I *was* going to sleep...

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:09am

I like the mood of this one, good use of sound to match the atmosphere of the graphics/narrative.

Ossi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:09am

Very great atmosphere! The slowly revealing areas and the music really set the tone and gave the entire place a somewhat foreboding feeling. Oh and finding the snowman was a nice touch haha! Well done!

Caspila says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:43am

Having a hard time to find words for this game. But that's a good thing! The art, music and story create a great atmosphere. Really left an impression on me. Good job!

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:59pm

I really liked the game, though sometimes it was very hard to know if i can move or not

Night says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:42pm

very strong atmosphere. it was really scary!

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