Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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by abhimonk - Competition Entry

Unearth-Burial! (Make sure to download the whole zip file!)

Play as a man who finds his friend's dead body. He then spends the next day collecting his friend's favorite things, which happen to be nascent technologies.

Arrow keys to move, Up arrow to jump.
Press down to examine/dig.
Press and hold W to launch the rope snake. If it hits a platform, you can swing on it. You can also jump at the end of the swing.

Press Q to throw a spear. Spears act as platforms when they stop. The snake can also swing on them. You can only have 3 spears out at a time.

Man this was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had to cut a lot of ideas out just to finish this.

The source is the assets folder. It contains all my art, music, and code.

Fun fact: All the music was written AND performed by me on my keyboard! Hope everyone enjoys it.

Downloads and Links


KevoLin says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:58pm

I like the mechanics in the game, pretty creative. Also the music was nice.

fabbyrob says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:03am

Cool atmosphere, great music. But man, I suck at platformers :-p

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:13am

These are some unique mechanics, and playing this was great with this art style!

Teekeks says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:14am

The music is AWESOME! Also liked the rope bechanic and the racoon hat :D

HawkSandwich says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:30am

This game is nice, it genuinely captured me, making me want to know what happened to my fren' :///

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:42am

really cool mechanics :D
i don't know if you noticed that but you stick to the wall when you're touching it with your head

Multitudes22 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:43am

The music absolutely MADE this game. You did a really awesome job. I fell off a lot, but it was worth it.

sorlok says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:17am

Cool idea, and I really liked the music. Found some of the controls tough to use (rope not connecting when it looked like it should, wall jumps intentional?). Enjoyed the moody atmosphere.

Xlip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:30am

interesting i liked it ^^

KevKevOnFire says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:37am

Interesting, quirky little thing. Wish I could have finished it, but I had to give up after spending much to long fighting against the snake controls.

bFusion says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:46am

Absolutely loved the music. The mechanics and levels design of this game are really clever and well done as well. Great writing as well. Some of the grappling with the snake was a bit difficult at times, but once I got the hang of it, I had a lot of fun :)

BurntFeelings says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:55am

Hahaha I like the humor :D art is interesting control feel a bit weird but I like them

swellbastion says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:56am

I loved this game, I legitimately might play it again some time. Probably the most immersed I've gotten in a ludum dare game. I liked the art for the platforms a lot

abhimonk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:09am

@sorlok wall jumping wasn't intentional! I released a fix for it, so hopefully that's gone. @KevKevOnFire Sorry about the snake controls! I'll hopefully revisit this game and get the mechanics a little more solid. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

ValiaP says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:23am

The sad but funny atmosphere really got me in the first sight! Nice BGM. And the mechanics was cool. I liked it :D

hermetic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:48am

Nice music. Really good platformer mechanics. The story is a little short... meaning you couldn't really extend it into a longer game. But for an attempt at a poignant life lesson, it was good.

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Nice idea, mechanics and the overall feeling. Good job!

lekiy says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Great Game! have multiple mechanics to go though kept it interesting. It was a funny journey full of feels.

Odefus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:34pm

Waves of feels. The snake drove me to the edge of madness, but I soldiered on cause I was emotionally invested in the narrative sold by the music.

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Amazing work! Great humor in the narrative, as well as emotion. A great story being told in that platformer :)

The dead snake made it possible at times to get closer to the ceiling (jump - snake - jump - snake...) and hop on top of a platform that way. Really fun thing to do (and really frustating, when falling on a lower platform, resetting your spawnpoint)

Great piano track. It matches the character of the game so well. Way to go!

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Great games i like it good works

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