Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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On Tario

by LeafThief - Jam Entry

ON TARIO is a small sci-fi game about a growing city on TARIO, a planet in a galaxy far away.
You play as the mayor's technical secretary and will get to know many of the inhabitants of TARIO while doing your daily routine of raising and lowering the city from and into the planet's surface so as to prevail in this hostile environment.


Code - @iossif
Art - @leafthief
Music & SFX - @cbstegeman /

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xodene says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:04am

Fantastic art and neat character portraits. However, there doesn't seem to be any audio on Chormium (Windows).

toebee says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:50am

Great art and stylel The music is amazing. very smooth space stuff.

caryoscelus says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:45am

"Gameplay" gets kinda boring, but everything else is really cool. Wish there were some choices.

roninfight says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Very nice art, beautiful graphics and cool music and soundFx.

However, the story? WTF guys? Is that what sleep deprivation do to you? :P

Cool art concept, the gameplay (and excuse for the gameplay) is a bit weak.

Very solid entry, well done!

Pietdagamer says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:47pm

It's nice to see a game with a story, but I think this game might have needed a bit more actual mechanics to be fun.

Mechamism says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Very cool sci-fi theme and I really dig the characters!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:21am

Super neat atmosphere and characters. Interesting how the game keeps you going although there isn't much classic gameplay, really like it!

simon.parzer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:49pm

Excellent graphics and music. Gameplay is on the weak side compared to the rest of the entry.

randomhuman says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Sooo stylish, the graphics and effects are amazing. The buildings feel like they have a real weight to them. But, I didn't find raising and lowering them compelling, and that mechanic did not make me feel connected to the story. I'd love to see a different game set in this world though, with art and audio this well done.

01010111 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:09am

I loved the story, art, and music, but the gameplay was a little frustrating, and I couldn't remember where I first met the sister, and gave up after checking all the floors on building 1. Still, it looked and felt awesome! Good job :D

Mnemusyne says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:34pm

Very unique art style. Gameplay was boring.

HolyBlackCat says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:52pm

This is the most beautiful game I've seen so far.
There is not too much gameplay, but it's ok.
The art is GREAT, the audio is nice, the plot is good!

I already see this winning 'Graphics' or 'Mood'.

Jezzamon says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Nice looking game, but yeah, not really that much playing to be had.

commodoreKid says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:19pm

As I know your previous entries, this one was a little bit of a downer. I think it was because neither gameplay nor story was great and I really wonder how you came up with this strange idea :D I like the art and sound though, I cannot say anything about them. There were a few bugs like a small glitch one the right side when I was raising up the first tower. Also every time I skip a dialog, tower lights were resetting. You increased our expectations so it will be really hard to top that now :)

Zener says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:40pm

I like all the aspects of the game, video, audio, atmosphere... I agree gameplay is a bit limited, maybe you took the theme too serious, but a great entry nevertheless.

Clabbage says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 10:34pm

The mood and feel of this game was absolutely perfect

pixelpotions says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Awesome entry, love the style and atmosphere

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