Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Cervidae

by GarethIW - Jam Entry

Cervidae

By Gareth Williams (@garethiw), Carl Hughes (@devilqube), Paul Yendley (@gredgie) and Shaun Reed (@shaunjmr)

You awaken in an unknown room, cold and alone.

Controls:

Cursor Arrows - Movement
Space - Interact

****** RELEASE NOTES ******

PLEASE WAIT FOR THE WEBGL VERSION TO LOAD - IT CAN TAKE A MINUTE OR SO!

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The team:
Paul Yendley: Game design and artwork 
Gareth Williams: Code, code and more code 
Carl Hughes: Additional code and sfx foley work
Shaun Reed: Original soundtrack \m/

Tools Used:

Unity/C#
Aseprite
Photoshop CC
Audacity
Fruity Loops Studio
Sonar

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness64%
#28Mood(Jam)4.26
#98Theme(Jam)4.18
#115Audio(Jam)3.79
#122Innovation(Jam)3.77
#158Graphics(Jam)4.17
#177Overall(Jam)3.75
#482Fun(Jam)3.08

Comments

arzi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:04pm

Interesting! I didn't really get what I was supposed to do in the game, though. Nice artwork.

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Interesting game. It was more like an interactive novel, but it was fun.

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Got to the end, this was pretty cool yet quite confusing. I had no idea what was going on. Didn't detract much from the experience however, lovely art & animation.

KonH says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Nice experience :)

JarJarlHalla says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Quite unique, I loved the feel of this.
Graphics are superb, this is more like a story but I liked the story so its ok.

Insality says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:04pm

The art and mood in the game is beauty
But. wat happening? in doing anything, always happeing something unique
didn't understand game, but this "no understanding" is good in your case
gj!

freyby says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Wow! That was amazing! The concept is very interesting and the graphics are absolutely kickassing! I hope you guys will make this game much bigger and add in some more interactions.

Miko says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:25pm

No clue what happened but I liked it. Great job!

negativice says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Very great mood setting, at first i thought this will be very dark, but then there was happy ending yay! :D
Also great job on graphics and particles and of course audio, generally great over all :)

Simple Ghost says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:07pm

Very nice experience! :)

Arakade says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:23pm

Awesome job, guys! Gotta say I was really stressed about that last step! Few! Love the snow drifting off the character after standing for a bit! Was it the new particle noise stuff? Excellent aesthetic (you can never have enough bloom ;-) )

TheMightyTeam says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:46pm

Amazing!! Graphics are really to my liking! Having more options in each iteration would make this piece of art an outstanding game!

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:18am

Surreal experience where I'm more the facilitator than the player, but nicely executed using the stage sets, weather effects. Cool.

ursagames says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:04pm

That was a really interesting experience. The sound design was superb, and the sprites brought a lot of life into the world. It would have been neat to see a little more branching choices in the room changes to make it feel more puzzle like, but I suppose that might have lessened the narrative.

Shivur says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Very good mood.

pmarincak says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:21am

This was a really nice game. It had a lovely mood to it and the animations were very nice. As others had mentioned, having more options (yes and no instead of just interact) and different outcomes would've been great.

MementoGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:43pm

Loved the art and sound! Very intriguing experience. I wish I could do more though.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Really liked the visual style, not to mention how nice the story and transitions between areas flowed.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Really interesting idea.
I like the atmosphere the game creates.
WEll done!

LeoM says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 2:34pm

Nice !
I really liked the snow and rain effects, great mood in all the game.

wowa_u says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:40pm

Nice small puzzle game with great atmosphere and art style. Very well done!

Falak says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 2:39pm

Cool! Really scary. GamePad dual shock 3 work with this game

Cosine says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:49pm

Excellent work! I really enjoyed the sound, graphics, and concept. It sort of unfolded this story about me based on my "choices." The implicit understanding of the connections of my actions was just right, not too in-your-face but easy to understand.
I don't know if this was a bug, but in the web version I couldn't stop moving right. In the windows version I couldn't stop moving left. I sort of had to tap the right button to stay still. It stopped moving when I interacted. It was kind of annoying.

Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:09am

Wow, the presentation and mood are incredible. A short and strange game, but it left me mesmerized.

Jan 6, 2017 @ 6:53pm

Lovely little world! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/-Y1GOAhzfQA

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