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

Back to Browse Entries

Indiana Cube

by Horbee - Competition Entry

Indiana Cube - a game for LD36

You are a treasure hunter and trapped into a strange cave.
In order to survive and exit, you have to use the ancient technology that
you can find in the deep.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to manage my time correctly this weekend, that's
the reason why the game is really short. I wouldn't call it to a game, maybe a demo.

Play to the end of the tiny level and write your opinion.

Move - WASD or Arrows
Jump - Space
Dash - Ctrl + Arrows

Drive url in case of the links not working:

Random things: as a result of me having some free time: WEB PAGE!! check out :D

Downloads and Links


CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:23pm

I liked the graphics, but dash being control was a pain to use. :P Also, I got stuck to the wall after using dash once.

lonesurvivor says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:27pm

The graphics are nice!
I had some problems with the movement. It felt kind of sloppy (especially the little slide after you stop)

psilon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:29pm

Graphics are great. Controls are very hard, i think i used 15 lives to finish the game.

SetTheBet says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:31pm

Getting stuck a couple of times (wall, ceiling) and the "dash through wall" text wasn't visible fully until I dashed through the wall :)
Also using ctrl + arrow keys on OSX swaps windows which kinda is a pain. Nice graphics. Sfx what you can expect from an sfx generator.

Horbee says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:35pm

Yeah, I have to admit it, it's hard. I always die 2-3 times before the end... :D
Is it allowed, to fix bugs after you submit your game?

Archimagus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:40pm

Very short, as you said, but then again, for a LD game that may not be such a bad thing :) most people get to finish the game.

The graphics were very nice. Best of the games I've played for this LD so far.

The controls were difficult to use. Especially the dash being on Ctrl. When I first dashed across the first opening and stuck to the wall I thought it was some cool wall grab mechanic, being Indiana Cube and all, but it was just the normal Unity sticky wall thing. Would have been nice to be able to climb the walls and make that into a mechanic.

Marta Viader says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Tinny cute game ^_^

Ilseroth says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:35pm

I got lodged in a wall when I dashed.

Came out when I dashed harder.

cushycode says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:43pm

That dash seems way overpowered!

BossHunters says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Cool graphics. Though the game was quite short and the sound of the dash a bit "annoying", but at the end it's a solid implementation of the game.

Crimson713 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Nice game! I see we had the same inspiration. :P
The game might be short, but the graphics were really nice, I especially liked the animated backgrounds and the effect like the steam from the pipes. The Ctrl button was a bit hard to use though, maybe change it to spacebar or something easier? Overall, nice work!

pyokoanarogue says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Simple yet very well implemented assets.

the game looks very nice. congratulations!

Erkberg says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 9:14pm

A short but decent game. It looks really nice. The movement feels kinda draggy, I prefer platformers with little or no drag, but that's probably personal preference. The dash was very cool though, I do love dash mechanics in every game I come across that has them. Good job overall!

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Many solo participants enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]