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

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Where It Begins

by newbeings - Jam Entry

Controls: Arrow Keys + Space

"Where It Begins" is a short puzzle adventure game.

Hint/Note: There is an "ending" - you'll know you've made it when the screen goes black. We ran out of time to do more than that : )

mickanio and jelly teamin up for our first jam as newbeings.

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disdanes says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:48am

The game is absolutely gorgeous! It has a very lovely hand painted look, and the animations were great! I wasn't quite sure what to do after I gave away my 3 dots to some of the statues. Enjoyed just walked around and looking at the art!

StitchesMagoo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:15pm

Awesome job guys, you could've fooled me about being new comers. Graphics are excellent.

chaomoon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:21pm

the graphics are really nice, but i couldn't figure out what to do after giving my 3 red orb things to the statues. i walked around a bit and then tried taking my orbs back but somehow i ended up glitching the game and getting stuck in one of the statues lol

LadyS says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Fantastic Visuals and great intuitive puzzle!
But the end is a bit abrupt and the theme isnt very obvious...

vinipereira says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:50pm

A pretty artistic game, but I dont see the connection with the theme it self.

teamross says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:12pm

These graphics are sooo good.
Really cool idea/game!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:17pm

The aesthetic is wonderful, the music sets a great mood-- I wanted to see more of this world... right on! I love the eyeball thing you turn into while swimming. (Wish I could walk as fast as I could swim though)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Great Artwork and Sound Design! I love that main character, very nice design!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:23pm

The aesthetic is wonderful, the music sets a great mood-- I wanted to see more of this world... right on! I love the eyeball thing you turn into while swimming. Puzzles were simple but intuitive.

My only gripe: (Wish I could walk as fast as I could swim though)

treslapin says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Looks gorgeous, but I had trouble with the gameplay. It has a lot of potential though!

YinYin says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Too short and unpolished. But still very beautiful and powerful.

That shape shifter eye and the trees reminded me a lot of ektomarchs work.

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:49am

Good graphic, animation and mechanic! great job)

blurryroots says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:39am

Amazing atmosphere and cool surreal art style. Serene and mysterious, greatly matched by the soundtrack. Very enjoyable experience. I would have liked, if the energy balls find their way back to you after completing a task.

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:08pm

beautifull, cool to explore, but i did not understood the purpuse

lurils says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:11pm

very nice style with interesting designs.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:10pm

A very beautiful game! Does a great job setting at setting an athmosphere. A nice entry!

tribrain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:24pm

Great game! excellent!

Coomzy says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Brilliant visuals, good and fitting sound, not sure what the "Game" is though :/

Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:10pm

Great puzzler. Was relaxing yet enjoyable.

Lullaby says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:05pm

great graphics and amazing mood, so nice to travel this artistic world but I agree the end could be less abrupt ^^

Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:30pm

its ok, good game

fullmontis says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:34pm

The graphics are incredible! I really dig the visual style. Gameplay is a little confusing as it is not really clear what the goal is. But walking around in this engrossing mood is interesting in itself.

adriano says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:18am

Hey guys, awesome game! Great mood, beautiful hand-painted look. Took me a second to figure it out, but spent the whole time really enjoying the world you created for me to play in.

Mantlair says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:55am

Very nice ambient/graphics and music. Puzzles were simple but i couldnt understand there was a new soul on the middle of island when i placed others. It would be nice if there was an indicator sound. Nice ending. Well done!

SamH says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:32pm

I hope it was as frustrating for you as for us players that the game was unfinished :) Despite the short adventure, the artwork is beautiful and the atmosphere is soothing. There is a Fez feeling to it, if you don’t mind the comparison. Great work!

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