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

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The Journey

by Mekuri - Jam Entry

The Journey is a small horror themed game about going home, riding your bike, all while trying not to crash and/or go insane.

As with most Ludum Dare games, there's a lot of features and ideas that was cut. I did end up with some gameplay, and it is possible to beat the game- Although I put more effort into the "failing" part of the game.

As for the Theme- I planned to make the theme more obvious than a fairly vague reference to it, in text, but.. it is what it is.

I hope you enjoy it.

###- NOTICE -###
The UI is not optimized for 4:3 resolutions, and some GUI elements may go off screen. I recommend you play in any of the 16:9 resolutions- And use sound!
Also - Play with sound! - As most of the Audio is from and I haven't spent too much time editing the sounds, you may want to -NOT- have your volume at full.

As usually with my games, OS/X and Linux versions have not been tested.

Downloads and Links


Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:16pm

Oh god, I'm not good with horror games XD

Nice work on the atmosphere and sounds, it fits the horror theme and it made me jump a few times (though I'm an easy target).
It's a good idea to give info on the opening screen.

Do the enemies do something on touch? because I just went straight all the way and looked away when I saw them coming. I got home without troubles.. and barely used any stamina.

The environment is really nice too, did you do all the modeling and animations? if you did, then you did a really good job!

Overall a very nice game :)

xirion11 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:19am

Great job I was so scared that I had to play with no sound XD. I really liked the atmosphere and gameplay.

Mekuri says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:03pm

Thanks for your input. Except for the trees, then yes I did the modelling and animations myself. The humanoid models, I made the base with MakeHuman, and then "scaled" them down to fit into a game.

tonynogo says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Congrats for the job!
Mood is good. Graphics are nice.

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Great Entry! Greta art! Solid presentation.
Simple and easy to play with!

Felt creepy enough and I never returned home ;)

Horbee says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Okay... i played it only once. I freaked out :D
Man... you made it very good! I never played any horror games during ludum dare, so I wanted to try out this one. So apparently I never got home too. The graphics and sound are good enough to call this an indie horror game :D

Sep 8, 2016 @ 6:21pm

Very nice atmosphere! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Sep 9, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Love the concept! I adore horror games. I thought the camera was a bit hard to control. And I think it might be better to have the mouse control the bike as that was my intuition at the beginning. Some cricket sounds would really add to this I think. I love your graphics. I kept getting caught by the monster character. Thanks for the game!

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