Yikes. Between working in a different physical setting, having multiple conflicts to distract me, and lacking motivation in general, I barely put this game together, even under a Jam-esque time limit. I finally wrestled the mechanics into something resembling my original intent after 48 hours and spent the remaining time staring down the barrel of MS Paint lamenting my lack of artistic skills.
The end result is definitely a game, and I am proud of that! As with every Ludum Dare, I have learned a lot and will be able too apply that knowledge not only to future Dares, but to my everyday life at work. Thanks Ludum Dare!
Anyway, this game is about a white-square of a a scuba diver (an allegory for the modern day working suit, trust me) attempting to collect enough undersea treasure to appease her bosses. Along the way, she will have to pay for better equipment out-of-pocket in order to have nice enough things to enable her to actually achieve the goal of collecting 1,000,000 treasure. Here she is living the dream:
See if you too can collect all the treasure by plunging into the depths of the ocean; view/play my game here. Have fun, and well done on completing your own game! I have seen a lot of true gems submitted so far.