Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Under The Tree

by Feng - Compo Entry

Left/Right Arrow or A/D
if nothing happens, just click inside of the game area.

Under The Tree is an experimental feel-based story telling game, leaves plenty of bandwidth for your imagination. Just be patient for the tree to grow.

Windows version is recommended, for less bugs than the web version.

This is my first time to Ludum Dare, hope you will enjoy my game and have fun! :)

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aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:10am

I have to say that this was an excellent game. Kind of long, but worth it. The style, mood, and simple story were really awesome. And the theme was, if not overtly, present.

Tanton-H2X says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:45am

wonderful idea,and amazing amibent... day and night、breath and muse...home-a snug nest with new friend; everywhere let me fancy and every pixel all soliciting idea.
day pass with each passing day
a great game which give peace/revery to me.
love it.♡

jerryzhao says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:33am

I like the artistic conception of the game, it is the similar experience with the iOS game ”Mountain“, but I still prefer the human( I like the aged pixel), the dog ,the tree, life is always a tough.

WayneTao says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:42am

that is great

seitnerk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:11pm

the minimalistic design is great!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:40pm

The little animation details are cool :)

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:57am


Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Very clever little game, themed very well

plaguespark says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:28am

I come into house and hero starts to switch light on and off! No UBOA yet...

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:49am

Deep bro

wtfrara says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:40am

This has a great ambience.

Wahooney says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:55am

Interesting, if a bit long. I love the dog :D

zillix says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:28am

very beautiful. loved the simplicity.

Rakowu says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:05am

Best ppart is the dog. I like the concepto and the grafic. Also the smart little behaviur of dog and plants are really good. But maybe should be mor interaction. It look like more as a movie. But great idea. Nice

BitDare says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:08am

I didn't play long for I was in a rush but I loved the concept a lot.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:26pm

Very nice game, it has a great mood, just to slow for me, but that is just my personal preference.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Loved it! Oh and the simple yet incredible artwork! Really enjoyed it!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Weird experience. Looks great but it is really slow, so not for everybody. Interesting but I wish there was more to do. I guess I'm not a patient enough guy ;)

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Very interesting and unique game! It's really valuable when someone tries something this different, the experience was really singular. The calm and relaxed mood is nice, as well as the graphics which are really simple yet very consistent! Congratulations on this one!

ShadowTemplar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:48pm

I liked the simplicity and animations.Great idea, but a bit too slow and lack of interaction distracted from the mood.

wissuk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:32pm

This is something else, I love it so much. My favourite entry so far! :D

antglynn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:37pm

This really is a lovely entry.

hregrin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:54pm

Nice idea, but I am pretty sure the meaning would have transpired just as fine in half the time. Right now, despite the warnings, it still feels a bit like a waiting game. Enough to leave me guess the end while waiting, and that is, in my opinion, detrimental to the experience. Which is sad, because it is well and carefully crafted.

Skruffye says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:52pm

Lovely game, a bit slow at the beginning though. I know that was intentional, but I was quite close to quitting before the dog showed up. Mood was really pleasant and bitter-sweet.
Good job. :)

BrianSChung says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:18am

I like your interpretation of the theme! I do wish the tree and house were closer, so everything can be zoomed in larger. It looks very small, and I want to be able to get a great look at this tree that's growing.

joemid says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Most moving game that I have played in this LD so far. Great job! Holistic!

mar3k says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Cool idea, but I feel like it might not be the best for LD, because lot of ppl won't wait I feel like, I actually did, but was doing other stuff on my 2nd monitor, which is not the best imo. It is quite atmospheric, but some nice quite music in the background would be really nice addition, also if it was not for the comments I would probably end the game in first few minutes. Anyhow, nice idea, original and the animations are cool as well, but might be relaying on the imagination and patience way too much, maybe some other actions happening in there like having the character from when he/she was young and then ppl leaving the house and graves appearing under the tree, season changing, birds flying by might make it lot better. Good job though.

LeReveur says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:04pm

It seems more to be a concept realisation than a game, but the animation mechanic is really good. :)

Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:32am

Interesting. I like quiet it is, and the details that you choose to focus on.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:59pm

nice story but a little to slow in the development , i really enjoy you simple graph style

TinyHugger says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:37am


PinkIndian says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:48am

Easily one of my favourites. A great concept and overall execution. Amazing how you managed to tell so sad story told with such minimalistic visuals.

frondeus says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Holy. Simple but deep. Nice work!

knason says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 7:45pm

really moody and the graphics works real good. Great job! Congrats on your entry

flummox3d says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:57am

Simple, yet really atmospheric. Awesome work! :)

wg_phancock says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:24am

Atmospheric and interesting. I do worry it might be too slow paced for your average LD voter to play through. Some more stuff going on here and there, or more of a hint at a story earlier, would probably help it feel more alive and draw the player in better so they stick around for the full experience.

DesignerNap says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:44pm

Nice entry, great tone. A little long but I think that adds to the overall tone.

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