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

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Hidden Desert

by Kalibrated - Competition Entry

WASD or Arrow Keys to Move and Aim
Space to shoot
Q to open inventory
E to interact

Explore the space and find your way out.

Unity for development
Visual studio for coding
Adobe flash for artwork
SFXR for sound effects

Downloads and Links


KLegacy says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:11am

Maybe add some in game directions? I got stuck on what to do after finding the gun.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:17am

@KLegacy It requires a bit of thinking and experimenting at that point. I won't give away the next step, but maybe I didn't make it as obvious as I hoped. Thanks for playing though!

Swampie says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:30am

I also had trouble finding out what to do after I got the gun. The art looks nice though!

abhimonk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:30am

Great game. It felt good to figure out how to enslave the bat. The clues were well-placed, although (spoilers) I feel like I found the key through dumb luck. I just kept missing my gunshots and eventually accidentally got the key. Still, good game. I also really like the art and animations (especially the fruit bat).

CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:52am

That was a fun little puzzle game. :P
I didn't exactly ever get stuck, but I'm very confused as to what the body was in my inventory after I opened the ship's door... XD

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

After I get the gun, I'm not sure what to do. I've tried everything (I think.) What am I missing? Is this game still incomplete?

Good artwork, though.

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:09am

Ah, never mind. Reading another comment I found out what to do.

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:12am

I really loved the art style, good job!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:15am

@swampie thanks! I'm a coder turned artist so that means a lot. after getting the gun, try shooting around.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:18am

@abhimonk Thanks a ton! Really happy to hear you finished it. (SPOLERS) I think I should have gave a clue to the key besides the rock being a different color. Thanks for playing.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:20am

@CMLSC Thanks dude! The body is just some guy with the mind control helmet on :p. I wanted it to be like actual hieroglyphics.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:22am

@ninjanic Thanks for playing, and glad you enjoyed the art! glad you eventually figured it out, that seems to be the roadblock for most people.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:22am

@sn0uk Thanks a lot!

brookzerker says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:02am

I love the art style, and like the animations. However I got stuck after getting the gun. I was able to shoot the bat, but then couldn't figure out what to do next :(

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:27am

@brookzerker Happy you like the art! :) Hint: Look for something out of place to shoot.

Move127 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:22am

The art is nice and it is a good puzzle game.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:43am

@Move127 Thank you!

brookzerker says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:48am

I was able to escape the cave. I wish there were more puzzles to solve.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:12am

Good job on the hard to figure puzzles, nice graphics and overall aesthetics, if anything I wish it was longer.

dhalvin says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:34am

Alright. I enjoyed this. The art has its own charm that I liked. Nice Assassins Creed clue in there.. (I think) And I have to say the very last step had me confused for a while.. and I don't really get how *spoilers* the bat and the fruit made the ladder come out.. but pretty enjoyable. You know it's good when you wish it was longer!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:48am

@dhalvin Thanks for the kind words! *SPOILERS* I honestly didn't intend for the creed symbol to point at the rock like that, but it kind of works, huh? Haha

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:48am

@MirrorPolygons Thanks! That means a lot.

brainybeard says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:18am

I had no idea what to do after I found the gun. Nice idea for a game though, art style is nice.

Sakaki says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:20am

I got stucked after killing the bat with the gun. I know "escapade" games are about using your brain to get unstucked but... I really don't have a clue about what to do with the things on my inventory. Although the concept is good, and fitted nice the jam's theme.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:03pm

@brainybeard Thanks for playing! You need to shoot stuff with the gun :) I don't want to give anything else away.

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

@Sakaki Thank you! As for where you got stuck it's less your brain that you need and more your gun :)

mvieira says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Nice game and no so easy puzzle! Great Job

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:41pm

That's an original idea.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Them instructions on the side of the screen is very hard to spot. Maybe make them more visible somehow. Otherwise, good game!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:38pm

I like it! It's hard to design a hard puzzle game these days. Well executed!

edve98 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:32pm

Yeah I also think that key was pretty hard to spot (I figured it out only after looking at the comments). And what the hell was that body after I used the key? I'm not really sure about that.. Anyway, all in all it's a pretty cool game. Shame it doesn't have any music in the background.

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:49am

@mvieira Thanks!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:50am

@tomer_cool That was the goal :)

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:50am

@AwesomeDannyRay Good point, they blend in a little too well. Thanks for playing!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:51am

@BinaryProvider Thanks a lot!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:52am

@edve98 Yeah, the body shows you have the mind control device, but it isn't very clear I agree and seems random in retrospect. But it was an intermediate decision that I didn't see value in fixing when there were other things to do. Same goes for music. In a jam you only have time for so much :)

KingEthaniel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:15am

I liked the art, especially on the space ship, but I'm not sure if there was anything to do after that initial room. I got the gun and shot that black thing but nothing happened. Liked the idea of mixing adventure game with an action one, though!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:17am

@KingEthaniel Thanks for the feedback! I think I'm most proud of trying to mix the adventure/action, look forward to trying that again in the future. As for the progression *SPOILERS* you need to find something else in the room to shoot, maybe something off-color..

publicidadeba says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:56pm

A lot of potential, hopefully you learned a lot about learning curve here. well done.

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