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

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Path of Alterity

by Sartemis Smart - Jam Entry

"Path of Alterity" is a procedural maze game.

A group of young people expected to have a party in the forbidden hut out of their village.
But the place mysteriously broke their souls in two disticts parts, seperated by a huge mirror.

You have to reunite the two separated souls in the center of the screen, using the ARROW KEYS in order to save one character from the group. But keep out from the spikes of the enchanted roots progressing in the room !

In NORMAL MODE, the game is turn-based, lasts 10 rounds and the roots will grow each turn. You'll have to save the 10 characters to win.
In CUSTOM MODE, the game is timer-based, YOU choose the length of the game and the progression speed of the roots.

Use ESCAPE to reset. Use Q to quit.

Have fun and we hope you'll enjoy our little game ! ;)

- The Dev Team

(P.S. : Pause your antivirus to run the game if you're having running issues.)


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RonnyEGT says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:13pm

It was an amazing game! although wish it could of had been longer to enjoy it more ):

kiririn51 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:13am

Gorgeous art and animation, excellent music and atmosphere. I loved everything about it! it gets really hard without changing the layout which is a nice feat.

One of my favourite entries, that's for sure!

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:17am

Really lovely game! Absolutely adore the colours and graphics.

One slight issue though, I would suggest that some of the collision detection is a tad unfair. (see my crude example below!)

louis.denizet says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:21am

Really great on every aspect, really good job buddies =)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:47am

Cool puzzle game :)

Sanguine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:55am

I thought it was a bit weird that you lose when you've lost a single soul, but that you only get told that at the end when you've played with them all, it seemed a bit unfair to me for that reason. The collisions were also a bit off. Nonetheless, I think the mood and the audio were really nice!

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:04am

Pretty good realisation, art is really nice, intro is super cool. The gameplay is simple but polished.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:11am

@Sanguine @ChrisMingay About the collisions, yeah I messed up pretty hard on the spikes having an extra pixel of collision compared to the wall screwing the wall sliding :(
About the single lost soul, yeah it's unforgiving and not really friendly to the player, we should have changed that !

Hunter X says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:29am

Very much enjoyed the graphics and the music for this. It did feel a little awkward at times when I would die from merely being near a spike, but on the whole this is a very interesting and entertaining game.

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:42pm

Beautiful game, interesting and with a nice mood. However, I felt normal mode had a single strategy to beat it, wish the maze and spawning position changed every turn.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:48pm

Great little game, nice graphics and sounds.

Hempuli says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Very very beautiful - the audio and art are both amazing! I also liked the way the game played; the spikes/walls growing looked really cool. However, the overall high quality made some problems stick out more. For example there were quite a few typos in the intro, and the spikes were slightly misaligned so that the player could get hit by them when walking along a wall. I also got once into an impossible level layout. Still, very impressive!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:49am

Freaking gorgeous game. I really liked the game mechanics as well. The collision did feel a little off at times though. Amazing work.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Your game is pretty cool !
Even if the gameplay is classic (but still efective), the atmosphere of the game is really enjoyable thanks to really good graphics and music :)

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Wonderfull game ! Beautiful atmosphere, simple but smart gameplay mechanics. ME LIKE. =D

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:10pm

game mechanics* sry. A(^O^ )

Backterria says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:27am

Amazing!very polished graphics, smooth music and fun gameplay!Great guys!keep up!

andreaswitzen says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Beautiful colors! The mood of this game is very nice. The puzzle is nice to but a bit easy. I didn't try the custom mode though. I read about it after closing the game and it seems a bit harder.

ilokimo says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:14pm

wow, well done!

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