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

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Survive the Cave

by WhiteSeal - Competition Entry

Do whatever it takes to survive the harsh, prehistoric world.

You need food and water everyday and you need to make sure you don't freeze during the winter. As long as you are not hungry, thirsty or cold you will be healthy, but as soon as you are lacking something, your health will deteriorate.

To play the game unzip the downloaded file and double click on SurviveTheCave.jar.

This is my first LD entry and I know nothing about game development so please give me some constructive criticism on how I can improve.

Have fun and thanks for playing.

Downloads and Links


hermetic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:13am

If you had an indication of what the tradeoffs were for each choice, then the game would be more of a strategy game. As it is, it's kind of a random walk until you figure it out. Also, it could benefit from some sounds, even if they were just 'click' noises for the buttons.

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:07pm

I really like the way you can make your way through the game, one step at a time. However, I think it's not possible to survive indefinitely... for some reason I always score 42 - coincidence?

While it's basic, in terms of complexity, I think that the game design is great - it's self explanatory how to play and it's fun to check how your choices affect your meters. :)

Mordokay says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Got to Score 41!!! More balance needed (always getting out of watter) and I agree that there should be some indication of the tradeoffs. Liked the clean interface and if there was a future update I would add more options because after a short while you start getting old old options. Overall nice idea. :)

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