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

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Beyond the Glass

by CodeCracked - Jam Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare Game. It is based on the theme of the ancient technology of the maze. Throughout the game, you are in a strange room that seams to change and bend where you cannot see. The player must figure out how to play the game themselves.

This game was made with a simple engine I am developing myself, that I call CryoEngine. The game was very insightful while developing it. As this is my first game, I do not expect it to be the best, I just wanted to hear what others have to say on it.

The download comes with two versions, the Windows version, which is packed with the Java Runtime Environment, and the Cross Platform version, where you must download the Java Runtime Environment separately.


Java JRE 8 - Cross Platform version only

Downloads and Links


steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:57am

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.

CodeCracked says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:30pm

@steph88 Sure thing man! Thanks for the feedback.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Cool game really like the changing environments, but that lights puzzle was way too tough. Look forward to a 2D Antichamber with more puzzles!

CodeCracked says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:29am

thanks man, means a lot. Definitely going to be expanding on this. Antichamber is one of my favorite games. I thought the light puzzle might be to hard, but I didn't have time to replace it.

Elias says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:28am

it looks very nice, im very excited to test it. Unfortunately i cant right now because my internet is very bad (because im in a hotel) however when i go home (in some days) ill test it.

Mantlair says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Enjoyed. got a bit of Antichamber vibe. Maybe making the lights out room a bit clear coulve helped. I know It was about solving yourself but I really stuck like. Should I turn these on or off? Great game for a first LD. Coding that LoS is hard. Keep up the good work!

BMacIntosh says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Cool mechanics, really nice technically with the fog-of-war and the non-Euclidean stuff. Solved the light puzzle and the maze and got kind of lost in the third area. Seems like the kind of game where I should have started drawing out maps, I wasn't motivated enough though, haha.

upisfree says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Very pretty shadows, I like it.

If you add story, scripts and graphics, you can release it on Steam :)

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