ESCAPE FROM FLOODED CAVE

8 bit exploration adventure

Trapped in a dangerous flooded cave, lead your hero through the underground ruins to find an escape.

A game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES NTSC), made in 48 hours for Alakajam 11, using the 8bitworkshop browser based IDE. The game is written in C with neslib.

A web version is available with the following control inputs:

DPAD: Cursor keys

START: enter

SELECT: \ (backslash)

B: SHIFT

A (unused): SPACE

Voting results

Overall
6th
28%
6.889
Graphics
9th
44%
6.444
Audio
8th
39%
6.111
Gameplay
6th
28%
6.556
Originality
6th
28%
7.111
Theme
8th
39%
6.444

This game entered in the Solo competition (18 entries).

Comments (5)

Anonymous
 • 10 months ago • edited • 

Wow! just amazing how you manage to make such a cool little game out of a couple of Kilobytes. Really impressive. I liked the atmosphere and everything gameplaywise feels very well thought out and works effectively. Just a small bug I found, when you open the map the water snakes disappear entirely and the music stops. But even with that in mind, I enjoyed you game. You accomplished much with so little. Nice.

voxel
  • 10 months ago • 

@xLainik thanks for the bug (cheat?) report! Serious bug so I've fixed it. Thanks for your kind words too

Banana
(@ThetacticalBanana) • 10 months ago • edited • 

Really impressive for the time taken on it, great atmosphere and great game overall!

Somnium
 • 10 months ago • 

Interesting game, it's always impressive to see entries made under retro conditions.

Is there a trick for outsmarting the snakes, in the water maps without terrain barriers between you and the snake?

I managed to get past the first snake, but I couldn't seem to pass neither the middle or the rightmost snakes. They were simply too fast, and I was consistently eaten :-D

M2tias
 • 10 months ago • 

Wow, this is a cool game! Starts a bit slow, but the dash makes the moving around nice. If this had background music and it was longer, I'd think it was made back in the 80s. Surprising amount of features!

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