This picture looks nothing like what we’re looking at the computer on our side. Shame that the coder using it bites after 5am, and won’t let us snatch a screenshot of the game right now!
We’re a Portuguese team of 8 people and this is our first time jammin’ for Ludum Dare. Lucky us to start with such a hard theme to do something original with. We even went to sleep without a proper idea after 2 hours of brainstorming, at 5am.
Waking up the next morning, we decided to go ahead with an idea that was nearly killed 5 hours ago. In the blink of an eye, we started making the art, planning the code and nailing how the game mechanics would work.
So there’s this guy who finds a dinosaur egg in the bottom of quite a deep hole, and pulls it out from its rock perch. Then everything starts shaking, just like ancient temples should, and he starts climbing every debris he can, while crying for his mommy.
Unfortunately it’s not his mother than answers the call, but the egg’s mother. A gigantic dinosaur shows up and starts crushing the bottom of the tunnel, trying to catch the egg stealing crybaby.
So what’s the big deal about this game? Well, we’re aiming for a fast arcade puzzle feel and you don’t control the character.
The game is called Eggscape for some weird reason.
Now excuse us while we desecrate wacom pens and rewatch Fast and Furious again, and again, and again, while we the others sleep.