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

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Secret Balance

by krish8L - Competition Entry

You wake up suddenly without knowing whats going on... you must figure out what to do

can you save us all?


W,A,S,D - move
shft - run
click(hold) + mouse drag - move things

Music from Jukedeck - create your own at

the web player is like a DLC lol with minor fixes, you can still play the compo submission .dmg .exe .x86

restart the game manually, no time to script it sorry...

Downloads and Links


danilafe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:25am

Couldn't figure out how to play without sound. Found an orb, it disappeared and I ASSUME I put it back in the machine? Some kind of subtitles would be nice.

krish8L says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:43am

there is not much explanation with sound but, you must fix the machine, there are some hopefully easy enough clues around the cave, and yes the orb goes in the machine, i didnt had time to add some kind of thing to make it more obvious sorry, but i will take note and probably implement subtitles and better sounds

Bogden says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:25am

Great mood, and very impressive modeling for just 48 hours.

Didn't really get a strong feel for the gameplay though. Kind of wandered around, moved some bottles around, and got a Congratulations! message.

Think you did a really really nice job with the models though. Especially liked the pieces of paper with drawings on them.

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:21am

Impressive graphics, the items kind of freak out when you hold them but it's playable. Liked the 'figure out what to do' concept.

Good job!

g_o says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:35am

Great job with the models as said
I kinda liked the voice acting as well haha

Emkiusz says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:39am

Not sure what to do, but I also had problem with picking up objects. Objects are following cursor, not the point at middle of the screen and the cursor isn't fixed (at least in windowed mode, I didn't try fullscreen) so it was a little annoying.

amras0000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:56am

Since you're running unity, would you mind getting a linux build up? I can't seem to run it through wine; getting stack overflow errors.

krish8L says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:31pm

i just downloaded and installed the linux support for unity and switched to build on that plataform, aaaand my game corrupted or something and now i cant build on any plataform due to an error `global::' already contains a definition for (all my scripts) i dont know what to do now :s if someone knows how to fix this issue so i can build for linux and fix my game i would appreciate it a lot

krish8L says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:40pm

nevermind, for some reason unity created a hidden folder with my scripts duplicated, why u do dis unititties????
linux build done

TLansdale says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Very relaxing atmosphere to the secret cave. Would have enjoyed some more explanation as to what was going on, but I liked what I saw :)

mpe3us says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Really great atmosphere. The combination of the great 3d-models and voice acting really sets the mood :)
The only real problem I had with the game, was that the mouse does not bind to the screen, which is a problem with multiple monitors, since it would minimize the game from time to time.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:02pm

Nice and moody! I doomed the world a couple of times before I figured out what to do. I do wish there was a bit more closure than just a "You win" message.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Very cool feel to the game. The intro felt a little bit longer than it needed to be, but definitely added to the I have no idea what's going on feel.
Being able to pick things up like that was a nice surprise, especially when they started to go hay wire :)

Waynetron says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:47pm

Nice atmosphere and visuals.
Movement feels really floaty like low gravity.
No need for sprint button, just have faster walk speed.
Mouse sensitivity seems really high.

alhvi says ...
Sep 20, 2016 @ 7:23am

Awesome job with the art! I really liked the models and the voice acting too. I think I didn't figure out well how to fix the machine, even though I won the game XD. But It was an excellent job. Congratulations!! :D

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