Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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by Maramasa - Jam Entry

Journey through a dark world of mystery and intrigue, what lies beyond this might be more than what you can see…

360 Controls:
A- Dash Attack (can be used for movement as well)
X - Shield
Left Analogue Stick - Movement

Windows Controls:
Space - Dash Attack (can be used for movement as well)
E - Shield
A/D or Left/Right - Movement

Blank Canvas Games
Writing, Sound Designer & Narrator - Irvine Cruickshank (@AIpineFox)

Environment Art & VFX - Stuart Tait (@StuartLTait)

Character Art & Animation - Ellen Brown (@ebro__)

Programming - Mark Thompson (@Virionn)

Thanks for playing! :)

Downloads and Links




Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:24am

A fantastic mood created by gorgeous graphics and wonderful audio, voice over had me hook line and sinker. Excellent work.

nuiguy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:37am

Wow! What an amazing experience. I agree with Shaw, you nailed the mood! This the masterpiece is more than just the sum of it's parts. Well done

devilfish2187 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:43am

Crackin' little game :o) Tingly panic, atmospheric and spooky - vo adds extra oomph - supermint job by everyone :o)

Caspila says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:05am

Such great mood and art style! Loved the parallax effect. I wish the gameplay and controls were just a bit tighter!.
1 - the player doesn't move with the platform, which is really weird in game standards!
2 - most of the times you dash right into another trap, though this is more level design related.

Great entry nonetheless. Good job!

peterthehe says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:08am

Gorgeous and very atmospheric. I was listening to "Disappearing" by Jessica Curry while playing - perhaps you could incorporate a strings part over your current atmospheric music - it actually works really well.

lurumdurum says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:12am

Gorgeous setting and mood. I must admit I enjoyed the mood more than I enjoyed the gameplay. I kept playing because of it though. ;)

amortus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:14am

Veary nice game. I love games like this. Can u continue this masterpiece?

Meat Us says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:15am

The atmosphere is really cool with simple but efficient graphism and the sound is amazing. But the dash mecanic need small adjustments. Nice work.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:16am

OK SO... the mood, the sound and the concept are epic

belva1234 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:18am

OK SO... the mood, the sound and the concept are epic, love it

Muush says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:18am

Great voice acting, nice graphics. Well done

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:33am


icedvariables says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:36am

Amazing atmosphere. Loved the voice over.

Electron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:38am

Great game and gameplay , especially the narration , and also thanks for playing our game , sorry for the screenshaking , but we would improve it as early as possible .

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Sweet Jesus!
So epic bro!

Arnage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:45pm

By far the best use of audio of all the games I've played so far. Loved the story too.

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Nice mood and audio but something doesn't feel right. It's too short maybe I don't know. I expected more than a few dodges, sorry.

MonkeyToast says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:55pm

Wonderful freakin' mood. Love the atmosphere you've got going there! The sound design is lovely and mixes well with the artstyle. :)

lemer says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Fantastic atmosphere. Really great graphics and sound design. Very good job.

Split82 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Really nice mood, excellent graphics and perfect audio.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:39pm

I LOVED playing this game. And the audio was spectacular.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Great visuals, and audio, the narrator is great too!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:36pm

One of the best games I've played yet! Way to go guys! Loved the voice acting. Lighting effects were great! Very polished. Nice quick experience

superfreak says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:47pm

So in love with the AMAZING audio and voice-over. Engaging story with amazing execution - great experience.

zuurr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:55pm

amazing audio that really set the mood very well. better voice acting than you hear in AAA. the graphics worked really well with the audio as well and it was a good interpretation of the theme.

the gameplay was nothing to write home about, and i didnt really find the game to be particularly fun.

overall its quite good though

TheZiggy says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Really great game with a fantastic mood. Helping to set that mood was the great narration and background noises. A little bit more gameplay would have really pushed this game to greatness. Awesome work!

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Brilliant narration and I love the abstract art style. The platforming is a bit awkward since you do not move with platorms and the dash attack doesn't guarantee you'll land on them, but a brilliant setting nonetheless.

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