Dig Deeper

Controls
Mouse - Aim to shoot
Space - Use pickaxe tool to destroy boulders
WASD - move

Gameplay - Collect pickaxe tools from enemies - Use pickaxes to destroy nearest boulder - If ladder is revealed, move over ladder to advance deeper into the mine.

Voting results

Overall
22nd
91%
4.000
Graphics
22nd
91%
3.818
Gameplay
18th
74%
4.909
Originality
21st
87%
4.545
Theme
23rd
96%
4.273

This game entered in the Solo competition (23 entries).

Comments (6)

Talia
 • 10 months ago • 

Funny little game and cute little spiders. Sometimes the spiders appear right at your side and you don't have time to react. Unfortunately there is no music or sound, I think it would have made it a little bit more exciting.

TomBuston
 • 10 months ago • 

Nice idea, it feels a bit rough tho and lacks a bit of juice to make it a bit more satisfying. One fun twist would be to have our bullets bounce on the rocks. Well done anyway!

Subatiq
 • 10 months ago • 

I really liked the tempo of the game and smoothness of controls. It lacks some graphics and sounds. If you would work on it, then it will be a pleasant little game.

P.S.: I think I found a bug: when I destroyed boulder for the first time, it restarted the level.

benjamin
 • 10 months ago • 

I like the fnid pickaxe -> dig rock -> find exit progression. But the spider spawnzone is sometime too close player.
You coudl define a nospawnzone around him and/or make a little signal animation before any spider spawn.

alyphen
 • 10 months ago • 

Cute little game, neat mechanic and progression.
Especially liked the multiple steps to finding the level exit (destroying the spiders to get the pickaxe then using the pickaxe to destroy the rock). Having the multiple "lock & key" level design is nice, though having more than one progression would add a lot.
Gets a little repetitive after a while and could do with some extra mechanics being introduced after a few levels, as opposed to more and more rocks.
Spiders sometimes spawn a little close and cause you to run into them before you see them. Perhaps making them spawn a little further from the player would help.
Audio would be nice and add a lot to how the game feels.

Mr. Chocolate Salmon
(@mr_chocolatesalmon) • 10 months ago • 

Not bad for a game jam. There's a few things that it seems to be missing, including audio and some visual juice. Even making the background different than the default Unity one may have set the scene a bit more. I also agree that the spiders were able to spawn quite quickly and very close to the player at times, so I would try and reduce this.

However, the gameplay loop was good, and I think if you could improve the user experience a little more (such as the things mentioned above), it could be a neat little game. Overall, fair effort!

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Info

2D shooter. Defeat enemies and collect tools to reveal hidden pathways to delve deeper into the mountain.

Links

Play GameGithub repo

Author

nadams