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

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Vålnad

by Rutger Megahertz - Jam Entry

This game is, for me, an experimental game. This time I tried to focus more on atmosphere,aesthetics and storytelling; it ended up as a puzzle/mystery game. This is also my first entry in Ludum Dare that's in full 3D! Please enjoy!


Controls:

WASD - Steering
X - Pulse
Spacebar - Boost
Esc - Exit the game

Downloads and Links


Comments

Azumiar says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:35pm

A very nice and polished game. It was kinda short and at first I thought that A,D isnt working and then i realized that you need tom hold W || S to then turn.

kyyninen says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:13am

I really enjoyed this! Steering was somewhat bothersome, some tiny inclination of the sphere's current heading could help a lot. All the time I felt that pressing the boost should propel the character forward even without any steering input.

Aesthetics were superb as was the sound design, and the little bit of story was incredibly evoking. It's a real shame there isn't more of this game...

WERT Studio says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 2:06pm

Sorry i dont know what to do ?! I am sorry it looks and feel just good

GhostBomb says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Nice aesthetics. Gameplay was a bit simplistic and the steering is awkward as you always forget which way you're facing.

Short interesting game overall.

NIGIC says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 5:00pm

Ugh. For an exploration-type game, tank controls should be avoided when they're not justified.

Sounds and visuals fit nicely, and gave all the necessary information. Gave the game the right mood.

The puzzle was interesting, though the mirror things turning as they were lit up could quickly become annoying if the game was much longer.

I'd be curious to see more out of this. Solid game overall. Good job!

petitpois says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 11:15pm

It's nice to see someone else doing 3D for first time and keeping it simple. great entry

mar3k says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 1:28pm

great atmosphere, but the controls are bit painful

amras0000 says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 11:18pm

The game's obviously beautiful. Great color choices, very soothing aesthetic, loved the tail on the white sphere. The sound design adds to the atmosphere and charm.

The controls were a bit troublesome for the sole reason I had no idea which way I was facing unless I was moving. And since I could get stuck on terrain moving to check my direction wasn't always an option. The reverse did help things slightly, but I'd have liked a small arrow pointing frontwards.

The first time I played through the game, either something glitched or I solved the puzzle accidentally and got the final beam stuck to me. Since the beam then rotated the rest of the mirrors, I got really frustrated trying to solve the puzzle while the beam kept screwing up my positioning.

I restarted the game and played through it to realize the puzzle'd already been solved.

And I realize it's LD, and the experience was enjoyable as-is, but I feel like the short length of the game harmed it for me. A slightly more complex puzzle where I'd had to get to grips with the mechanics /before/ I solve it, or a short intro sequence to make me understand what the beam's doing, would've helped a ton.

Very nice game regardless.

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