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

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Where Is My Boat

by PlasmaErnst - Competition Entry

You can walk underwater (but nothing more, sadly)!

Walk/Stop - LMB or Spacebar

I couldn't think of a nice gameplay mechanic.
When time got short I had to do something, so I did this.
Learned something about normalmaps!

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Waterman7 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:44pm

How to walk left?

Marta Viader says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:06pm

I love the graphic style. It might be cool having the floor a bit more down, so it would occupy just 1/3 of the screen.
Awesome job!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:44am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! 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 ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

PlasmaErnst says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:46pm

Hey, thank you for the feedback!

@waterman7: sorry, at the moment you cannot go left.
@ Marta Viader: Yes, I agree. Probably chance this in a future build.
@steph88: "...still offered a decent amount of challenge" - nice joke hehe. When I have some spare time I will do the indiexpo-thing.

galhajaj says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:47pm

very nice graphics

dos says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:10pm

Day 72. Still haven't found my boat. I don't lose my hope though.

Zeriver says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:42pm

Good looking game. As you said there isn't much gameplay but you learned new thing and that's the best thing about Ludum Dare. It's important to not get stuck in your comfort zone and try new things. If there was rating system i think you could easly get to 100 best graphics.

TomBuston says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 6:08pm

Graphics are really great, loved the smoke particles !
The game surely is pretty, nice work :)

WERT Studio says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:39pm

The graphics are really well made!

komilll says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:30am

It's pretty nice technology demo but it can't be rated as game. Since you've done everything by yourself I think it looks amazing but that's a shame you haven't time or/and idea to any gameplay.

Headmade says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:43am

Nice art style, really like the smoke/dust effect. Too bad there is no gameplay or sounds.

bitdecaygames says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 5:59am

Even if there isn't much in the way of gameplay -- the art is really cool. I'd be curious to see what you had planned for sounds.

rodobodolfo says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:08am

Not much to review but art design is nice. The idle animation seems odd but the run cycle is nice with cool particle effects! I'm interested to know what kind of game this would have turned into.

BloodJohn says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 3:53pm

don't know about that game, but the animation is great =)

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Interesting art!
Feels claustrophobic which is interesting :)

That lighting on the fish caught my attention... nice glow!

Sep 9, 2016 @ 3:57pm

Nice graphics, animation, lighting and effects! Indeed, not much of a game yet. ;)

Quicklyer says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 4:37am

Yeah, really like the graphics and the eerie atmosphere. I would love to see a creepy horror-ish style full game with a similar feel to this.

Conk says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Love the style of the graphics, the normal maps are great! Shame about the lack of ideas, this got me too ): the web version for me was also very broken and a 40mb download for such a small game (I mean, any LD game shouldn't go over 10mb really) was odd.

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