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

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They Dug Too Deep

by GoudaGames - Compo Entry

The dwarves! They've dug to deep! They've awakened the beast in the depths, and that beast is... you. A cute little slime.

In They Dug Too Deep you play as a slime that starts in the depths of a dwarven mine, and your mission is to jump up through the mine and kill as many dwarves as possible.

Killing enough dwarves allow you to evolve and grow stronger, but don't slow down, the longer you wait the stronger the dwarves get. See how long you can survive in the mines, and how many dwarves you can take down.

I'm quite happy with how this game turned out, I didn't think I would have enough time to as much as I was able to do, but still, a lot of features had to be left out.

I would also like to apologize for any bugs you find, as well as the very cluttered main menu. The main menu was done very quickly, and was my solution for giving the game some story, as well as learning the player HOW TO PLAY.

I hope you enjoy, and as always with my games, please leave feedback, as well as post your highest score and highest time.

Downloads and Links




Monokles says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:03pm

The game idea sounds neat, but unfortunately the game crashes when I try to run it on Linux (see for log) :(

Sina says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Yo, i loved it. the only problem was the slowdown I would get. also wall jumps felt strange.(I think it might be a good idea to keep the player stuck to wall for .5 seconds after releasing the key)

PEBKAC says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Nice game. Good work on the wall-jump.

(at some points I did experience a drop in framerate.)

GoudaGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Hi! Yes, I know there are drops in framerate, this is because of poorly written custom engine, and there were not a lot of time to fix it during this Ludum Dare.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:16pm

- Worked ok at first but the couple times I played I got to a point where I couldn't jump high enough to reach the next ledge.
- Ah ok, after reading comments I discovered there is a wall jump.
- wall jump feels good, i like how it sticks there
- Framerate started getting really choppy after a while.
- Soild effort overall!

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:24pm

I also got some framedrops, but I still really enjoyed eating dwarves & evolving! Great job! =)

Flaid says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:33pm

I played twice and got 39 dwarves in 1:05 both times, so it must be fate!

Overall I liked the art style and the mechanics seemed pretty solid. It definitely felt like I was a monster as the dwarfs screamed and exploded into a bloody fountain!

However, as others have mentioned there were some frame rate issues. It wasn't so bad when it was consistently slow, but then something would happen and the game would go into hyperspeed.

FerraWare says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Really cool graphics and some neat mechanics, well done sir!

Croze says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I couldn't find the jar file in the folder?

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Fun art style and gameplay, great work!

GoudaGames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:34pm

@Croze, it isn't a folder, the download should be a jar file. If it isn't just rename it's extension to .jar.

dhargan says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Excellent entry. Grats :)

AlexSet says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Can't seem to get it to run on my machine :/

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Doesn't run on Mac OS X.

El Cabaro says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Good. I liked the graphics and evolving mechanic (even though i didn't get to evolve very many times :)!).

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:02am

Nice game!

Insality says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:54pm

wow, it is really interesting to play game, good job!
nice gameplay, you got it
upgrades are suprised me ;) Very fun

WizzardMaker says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Good looking game! The main menu was way to fast, but I had a lot of fun killing small dwarves

Sep 11, 2015 @ 10:20pm

Love the concept, though its hard to wall jump up, and several times I couldnt reach a platform... I included it in part 24 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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