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

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George and the Mighty Ancient's technology (VR)

by Jacqueslelezard - Competition Entry

George and the Mighty Ancient's technology is an experiment where you play George, a mighty deep-sea diver. He wanted to discover some ancient artefacts but he might discover a terrible secret...

Would you survive to this quest ?

Compo entry: all assets and game made in 48h. I wanted to do so much more, any idea for improving is welcome.

Controls:
- look around with the mouse or your head when using cardboard VR
- press any key to move forward, or the Cardboard button in VR

Help:
- why would you need help, you're a mighty player, aren't you?
- There is 2 version of the game: one for PC/Mac and one for Android using Cardboard VR
- Don't go too fast or you might experiment dialogue overlap
- The game is not optimized yet, let me know if you have performance problem

UPDATE:
- New version available with ending screens and bug fix
- itch.io page: https://jacqueslelezard.itch.io/mighty

Downloads and Links


Comments

elli says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:18pm

hello!
the game is beautiful and intriguing, as well as scary and claustrophobic (in a good, immersive way).
unfortunately, the movement made me feel a little ill (on PC) so I didn't play all of it, and the left and right edges of the screen were cropped.
nice one!

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:03am

I wanted to play on VR, but links are not working :(

The requested URL /mighty/mightyLD36_03.apk was not found on this server.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:54am

@goodbadokay I just fixed it sorry, you can now download it on Google Play (easier)

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:11am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! also for cardboard ! Cool ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:40am

@Jacqueslelezard, thanks, Google Play is the best option

thiagofr says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 1:53am

Haha your sense of humor is very good. Just use your imagination, right?
The game is very beautiful. You can easily improve it by implementing the parts that are missing. In my opinion, the art style is perfect, you can leave it the way it is and focus on the missing areas.
Unfortunately, my phone is not VR ready, so I could only play on my computer, a platform whose controls can be improved by reducing the camera sensitivity and by locking the mouse inside the game screen. On some situations, it ran off and the camera became almost impossible to control. Also, I believe the colliders could be revised. There are many parts that I could climb that seemed like I was walking on the walls.
Overall, congratulations! You have made an almost perfect game! Keep up the good work!

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 4:48pm

It looks like a cool concept I would have loved to play it but the window url link is missing/ not found.
Goof job with the style it looks good, well done.

Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:10pm

@Daniel oh sorry a stupid mistake in the URL, it's fixed now

Sep 9, 2016 @ 4:35pm

Beautifully atmospheric, there's so much here to love! I loved that the menu already had the themes of instructions and going against them in it, and the ocean setting is immediately spooky.

It took me a while to work out that every button was forward, leading me to get lost and fall into an endless abyss on my first visit, but that was interesting in itself! On my second attempt, I managed to get to the Ancient Technology, and then instantly died. I wasn't sure if that was the end or not, since the death message was the same as the regular one, but it felt like a good place for me to finish. Thanks for a wonderful experience, and congratulations on crafting that in 48 hours!

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 11:48pm

Finally played this game. Found UFO technology. Still not found ancient technology: once died by lack of O2, then just fall below the scene. Also sometimes get bug: camera is spinning...

But overall this game is one of the best VR games in PlayMarket. Really solid entry!

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:04pm

Cool game! Like the ocean atmosphere!

I downloaded it on my android device and used my google cardboard to play it. It was very interesting

I never did find what I was looking for though, I ended up falling out of the map I think!

Also I found sometimes the camera would spin even though I was not moving my head at all.

Over all I like the sounds and the atmosphere, plus I am a google cardboard developer as well!

Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:22pm

@xzippyzachx you didn't reach one of the endings? Well I should improve it to make the different paths more obvious then ^^

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 9:36pm

@Jacqueslelezard No I got dissey and stopped, but I still have the game and will try again later!!!

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:38pm

Finished it. Pretty short but that was some fun. Great Atmosphere! :-)

joe40001 says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:54am

Good atmosphere. It wasn't really clear to me how to advance much in the game though.

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