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Theme: Not-games or real time

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Adrift - A realtime castaway simulator

by Tyen - Mini LD Entry

In this boat simulator you have lost your sail and now adrift in the deep ocean.

The game is set to use your computer's clock for the sky. Meaning if you start the game up at six in the morning, you will be able to see the sun rise!

Other fun features are weather conditions like thunders storms, and a bunch of other fun ones.

WASD - Movement
Mouse - Looking

There is no current way to quit the game if you are running in fullscreen mode. Please use ALT-F4

I chose both the themes for this MiniLD. Taking the 'Not-a-game' theme and using the boat as more of an experience. While the 'Real-time' theme is used in the sun and sky.

Was a fun little game to make over this weekend, and I intend on ironing out all the bugs and updating the game soon.

This is my first game (well... not-game really) that I have released through LD, please let me know what you think :)
Have fun!

For the water I used the the community Ocean Unity Plugin, and the sky uses the UniStorm plugin, everything else I created for this project.

Downloads and Links


SamoojaMies says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 5:58am

Playing in the morning and nice bright weather but then boat suddendly sinked and I drowned :(. Yeah you should keep working on this project. Add some stuff like ufos, message bottles, mystery stuff etc. Cool!

Pierrec says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 10:43am

This is really good!
The boat and the sky are beautiful and it conveys a great mood! I really felt...alone.
I cheated a bit with my windows clock to see different skies and every single one was great. I think I'm gonna put this on my desktop to have my daily sailing minutes.
Also, I just mini-reviewed it in french :

timgarbos says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 5:13pm

It would be super cool with some hints of land that you can never reach or something :)

A tiny bit too heavy for my computer and the fullscreen from web player didn't seem to work here.

Ditto says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:26pm

So damn beatutiful!

Connors says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:37am

This is too cool! And it fits with both themes. These are beautiful effects. I'll save the file to look at later. ;)

Connors says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:39am

One more thing! I'd like to have a little more freedom. Maybe if I could crouch to go farther in the boat and look out portholes, or move far enough to peer over the edge, or climb onto the higher deck and stand on the bow...

Connors says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:40am

AND NEED I SAY what a brilliant boat model this is?

Connors says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 6:43am

The boat just tilted forwards very far with me in the cabin, and then began to rotate about like it was sinking. :(
But it doesn't appear to fill with water, did you mean to add this?

PaulSB says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 8:25pm

Ah very atmospheric, cool. Would have liked a little more to do I guess but you've created a nice little space here. Brings me back to the fact I'd like to set a game in a vast ocean someday, hmm...

kddekadenz says ...
Sep 26, 2012 @ 3:28pm

Meh, tried to start it on Linux using Wine. It crashed :'(
Can't wait for the new Unity version to bring Linux support.

Tyen says ...
Sep 26, 2012 @ 9:32pm

Updated -
Fix major problem with collision model causing boat to sink when you go to the front of the boat.

You can now go to the front of the boat and look out the windows :)

Jedi says ...
Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:35am

This is gorgeous! Very soothing.

I started playing around 8:30. I noticed some weird artifacts, though. Like, seeing very pronounced sun-rays on a cloudy night. As I kept playing, the graphics seemed to deteriorate. I could see the into the inside of my ship as a in the reflection in the water by looking over the port bow. I even sailed right out of the ocean! :)

I'll try to remember to check it out around 6:00 :).

Jedi says ...
Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:41am

Ooops. I meant to say, "I could see into the inside of my ship as a reflection in the water by looking over the port bow." What I mean is, as I looked into the water, the reflection I saw was the same view and perspective as if my head was rotated and I was looking into the ship's cabin from that spot.

ratking says ...
Sep 29, 2012 @ 9:36pm

Very relaxing ... now I want to own a boat.

deiviux90 says ...
Oct 7, 2012 @ 4:48pm

This is very beutiful! But i have a few ideas.
#1 - Huge waves that engulf your ship
#2 - Heavy rain
#3 - Tsunami's
#4 - Ability to close doors and MAYBE windows and ability to go sleep and a random chance of either sleeping through a massive wave/tsunami attack and random chance of death, or you get woken up and have the ability to TRY and keep the ship clear of water with a bucket that is hanging somewhere or under a bed or in a small cabinet
#5 - all in all make it really awesomer-some-sauce and more realistic and badass
#6 - maybe an auto-updater if possible?

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