The Lothae Expedition

Discover the fate of an ancient order of mages

Explore the fate of a fallen order of mages!

A short exploration adventure game.

Explore the ancient ruins of an abandoned island. Can you discover what happened to the order of mages, that once resided here?

About the game

The Lothae Expedition is a tile-based adventure game. It was made in Java, using the LibGDX framework.

The art was made using Aseprite. The music was made using LMMS.

Java 8 (or above) is required to run the Java build. I've also provided an experimental web-build

Voting results

Overall
14th
72%
5.444
Graphics
13th
67%
5.444
Audio
11th
56%
5.556
Gameplay
13th
67%
5.111
Originality
8th
39%
7.000
Theme
3rd
11%
7.778

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

Comments (6)

voxel
 • 1 year ago • edited • 

Short and sweet, I enjoyed uncovering the story here. I'd have liked a little more, it ended just as I was really getting interested, but that's the nature of gamejams. I'm giving this top marks for theme, even though the gameplay was simple i felt i was actually searching some ancient ruins and really had no idea what to expect, great work!

thomastc
 • 1 year ago • edited • 

Nice, gentle game of exploration. There's no pressure to do things within a given time frame, so I simply explored the entire island at my leisure. The island is rather empty, but the writing carries a lot of the game and allows the imagination to fill some of those gaps. There's not really any challenge but it was enjoyable nevertheless.

This is the first game I played (and that includes my own) that really takes the "ruins" part of the theme seriously and not just the "ancient" part.

DiningPhilosopher
 • 1 year ago • 

Ooh adventure! It would have been nice to have some more sense of danger/tension and the island was pretty plain. I liked how the path through the mountains is revealed, instead of magically letting the mountain disappear. I went back to check whether I could secretly walk through it before collecting the symbols :-P

DictorDro
 • 1 year ago • 

It's good that you spent time & effort to create discribing dialogs & game plot! I got fun playing this semi-text & semi-visual adventure. And I got a title of Head of Lothae Researchers ;D

Baconinvader
 • 1 year ago • 

Fun little game. I enjoyed reading about the ruins and all there secrets. It's short length gives it a lot of charm but I feel like it mayber could have been a bit longer.

bradur
 • 1 year ago • 

I really liked the mystery and atmosphere in this one. If the game made you actually enter the ruins and perhaps fight monsters or solve puzzles this could be a very interesting game!

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