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

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Solitude

by The Evil Cult - Jam Entry

Solitude is a small survival RPG with crafting and combat. The world has many items for you to collect. Can you find them all?

For this theme, we wanted to see how much detail we could pack into a single screen game. Almost everything in the world can be interacted with in some form and used in some way.

HOW TO PLAY:
- Controls are WASD, Space, and Mouse. Your character can double jump by pressing Space again while in mid-air. You can drop down through some platforms by pressing S.
- You can use the mouse-wheel or number keys to select different items on your hotbar, as well as simply clicking on them.
- Clicking on an item in the hotbar will also bring up options for crafting with it. It will show all recipes that you currently have the materials to create.
- To interact with objects in the world using your bare hands, right-click on the object.
- Some items have interactions with objects in the world. To use the item you have selected in your hotbar, left click on the object you want to use it with.
- You can also use left click to swing your current item as a weapon. Some items do more damage than others.

Thank you for taking the time to view our Ludum Dare page! We hope you enjoy playing our game and would love to hear all of your feedback.

There is no "win" condition in this game, it's more a sandbox. If you want to know when to stop playing, a pretty good one would be when you've been able to craft a Champion's Blade, a Health Potion, and a Cooked Fish.

Credits:
Programming, Design, Art - Patrick Beasley
Design, Art, Sound Design - Andrew Beasley

All of our sound effects were obtained from users on http://freesound.org/ under the Creative Commons 0 license.
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

The music is Pamgaea by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#12Overall(Jam)4.19
#47Theme(Jam)4.23
#56Graphics(Jam)4.41
#62Mood(Jam)3.86
#176Fun(Jam)3.52
#330Humor(Jam)2.93
#459Innovation(Jam)3.10
#2075Coolness26%

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:03pm

The screenshots are looking good. Unfortunately I couldn't manage to start the game. For some reason it doesn't want to start. :(
I would really like try it out.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:34pm

After the hotfix it runs flawlessly. And as I thought, it has nice pixelart graphics, I like these kind of games.

Pepelumen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:23am

Very nice Terraria-style game! But more good looking and intuitive. Good job!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:41am

The game looks pretty attractive! Like the art style and the audio (although probably not coming from you). The resolution could be a problem, for that I can hardly see the description of the items, and I have no idea how I should use them.

Also, this looks like some survival game, but I have no clue what is the goal and how I may win the game...

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:00pm

Nice, I like it. I wasn't able to get everywhere so I didn't tried everything but I honestly didn't played enough -- but still it was nice experience. Nice graphics and animations too. Good job :-)

Riocide says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:33pm

Really digging the ambience and sounds! Very soothing and a rad concept! I rate this map with puzzles instead of crafting would have been so cool!

Madball says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 10:06am

An excellent game! I would really like to save that underground kitty, but you don't let me.
You should add a tutorial or something like that, this page is an inappropriate place for instructions to be. But I liked the exploration aspect. It took me a while to find something to it, but then I couldn't stop playing. And you need to add inventory rearrangement, finding a sword in my pockets takes time.
Also, I managed to fall of the screen to the left. How could you miss that?

01rafael says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:43am

Wow! Awesome survival game!

Crowbeak says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:10pm

This is impressive for a 72-hour job. Good going.

Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:47pm

I didnt see the time running, good overall. :)

CMWeissMedia says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 3:39pm

Fun idea! I wish you could do more with items, but what was there was still enjoyable. Also the player can definitely fall off the world if they jump over the upper left corner of the screen. Regardless, good work!

Rothens says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 8:12pm

I really love terraria-like games :) And this is a very good entry, loved playing it. :)

Florent says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:38pm

Didn't found how to eat food, but very charming atmosphere !

Backterria says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:58am

Very nice mood and graphics!With some post polish in gameplay this would be amazing!keep it up!

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