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

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SUNWARD

by graebor - Jam Entry

Arrow Keys :: Run
X :: Throw

The download versions of the game feature controller support (highly recommended)


Hunt creatures and put their spirits to rest. Your spear is more than just a tool, it holds an ancient power.


This one's a solo project. I used a few code snippets and sound effects I had from a previous project + some 3rd party Unity stuff (InControl, GoKit) which is why I just entered the Jam instead of Compo.

Downloads and Links


Comments

pokenoufl says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:05am

You made this in 48 h ?! The art looks amazing! i gotta say your game feels is eye candy and still has solid game play, really impressed.

RugbugRedfern says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:07am

Beautiful graphics, awesome game mechanics, this is awesome! I don't quite understand the goal of the game, though. Overall a lovely game with much potential.

CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:10am

The art was amazing, but the all the (insert creature name here) died before I could kill them. D:

t3h_3lyk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:11am

My jaw just dropped! Wow! The design here is absolutely stunning.

@RugbugRedfern: It took me a minute to realize that you can bring the blue spirits back to the circle you spawn on.

QuexD says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:14am

Looks and plays great! The graphics were hard to see on twitter but they turned out amazing.

MartianGames says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:32am

so beautiful .. masterful execution!

Thor7791 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:57am

This is really cool. It is definitely one of my favorite LD games I have ever played. I hope you continue to work on this in some capacity.

BloodJohn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:04am

Very, very, very cool. I want to learn to do here such a meditative game. PS Bisons wrong to run into the fire!

joemid says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:27am

Gorgeous, the tilt shift effect is key. The design is great. I died by fire the first play and came back a second time to beat it. It got a little dark- hard to see, at times, but that's my only complaint. Amazing work!

Xlip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:42am

just wow !

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:49am

Super cool graphics, but you should maybe write that you can hold x and aim, and maybe the creatures shouldn't run into the fire and die in the center of it so you can't retrieve the spear.

anaticula says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:01pm

great game - simple and very stylish!

XAND says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:29pm

This game is one of the best looking, feeling, and sounding LD games I've ever played. Very nice job. You guys should celebrate.

dvdking says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:25pm

well this is amazing, definitely has a lot of potential

dvdking says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:29pm

also vibration on gamepad is amazing

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:29am

soo atmospheric :D
very cool, good attention to detail with the environment
very intuitive
really well done!

only issues I have with the game is retrieving fallen spears (a bit tedious at times), and animals running into the fire

appleskin says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:20am

Loved this game. The visuals are so unique but the sound stole the show for me. Next level jam my man.

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:51am

Still thinking about this game. Thanks again!

indieyp says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:42am

One of the best athmospheric game in jam

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:31pm

WOW!
Such a good athmosphere in the game!
the character design is on point and a love the lighting effects!
ALthou i have some performance issues on the web version i would say its a very well done game

Kazik_210 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:03pm

Awesome game. I like it!

scorched says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:11pm

Nice atmosphere! So this is an endless meditative game?

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:21pm

Wow, awesome! The atmosphere and sound design are really cool! Nice work!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:14am

Lovely graphics. Liked the spear throwing controls and the hiding in grass mechanic. Solid entry!

oostap says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:18am

Nice graphic, great gameplay, I like it!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:35pm

Lovely game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/6fURV7WMVCQ

Insality says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:56pm

THIS.IS.SO.WONDERFUL

The graphics! The art! The FEELS. I don't know what i can say badly about this game!
Great work. Im surprised what the game atmosphere can do

publicidadeba says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:49pm

in my Top5 for this ludum dare I guess!

Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:42pm

This is really great work! Graphics, sounds, whole atmosphere is amazing. Control is very simple, and it is great idea that spear extinguishes fire.
Funny that first time playing I did not get that I need to bring the spirits to the circle, and I tried to save the world by hitting fire.

It would be nice to see more strange creatures from this world.
Thanks!

AlexanderMerk says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Its awesome, i cant belive that you do in only in 72h!
I will wait full game, Good Luck! :)

Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:36pm

For the love of god and all things holy, turn this into an experience/landscape for the Vive. There's something about this that feels like it would fit so well, and the paint-y landscape and huge world feel of it just seems perfect for the situation.

As a Gmaejam game, I loved it. The mechanics were pretty simple albeit challenging, and it would just gorgeous to play.

We played your game on stream: https://www.twitch.tv/cantgetourname/v/89523218

Sep 21, 2016 @ 5:58am

This is simply amazing. Best game in the jam I've seen so far, hands down. The art is brilliant, the controls are great (I played on Web though) and the gameplay is fantastic. I played three times. The first time I finished way too fast and didn't see the fire. The second time I died in the fire and the last time I realized the spear puts out the fire. That makes it far too easy, but I don't think your goal here was challenge. It's great. Amazing work!

Oct 28, 2016 @ 4:36pm

I also included your game in an article of my favorites as well as awarded a trophy to your profile! :) http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/jam-favorites-ludum-dare-36-eyjmnpkp

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