THE TECHNO DUNGEONS

You've stumbled upon a dark place. Somewhere deep within the TECHNO WORLD. Meet the TECHNO WIZARD and prepare to face the trials of THE TECHNO DUNGEONS!

Voting results

Overall
27th
5.667
Graphics
16th
6.067
Audio
5th
7.244
Gameplay
35th
4.489
Originality
3rd
8.200
Theme
43rd
3.867

This game entered in the Solo competition (45 entries).

Comments (29)

Raindrinker
7 months ago

I guess this is weird for the sake of weird. It was interesting and yeah, weird.

You actually recorded all those voices and built a writing system for this. Your mind must be an interesting place. A bit longer and a bit more cohesive and you might have a great weird gem, a true religious experience.

I'm happy this exists, good work I guess.
See you around! :)

Aukadauma
7 months ago

Good work on the sound desing, your game is pretty fun, keep going!

Rubn
7 months ago

I guess it had it's good parts, and i was starting to get the wierd concept, but I felt it was to short to enjoy it in any way. Cool concept nevertheless

mcduke
7 months ago

Definitely a unique experience.

yoel_r
7 months ago

the german baby was legit i approve .
other then that cool concept could be a nice fun game. would pay for a full version if you ever make one tell me.

oh ye and talking game is good for ed.

sebastianscaini
7 months ago

That was really weird, I liked it!

The art was cool and the sounds were really fitting!

Great job!

Tipyx
7 months ago

Nooo baby, come back. MAMA IS HERE!

James_Deans_Jeans
7 months ago

I put a lot of effort into that blog post. This game needs more of the german knife baby. Strong marks for originality.

Prabh
7 months ago

Great game and creative also.

FlyingSeahorse
7 months ago

I'm not entirely sure how it fits with the theme, but I definitely enjoyed the originality. I especially enjoyed writing my blog post, and the music in the background during blog time was just perfect. Some sounds were very grating on my ears, but I'm sure that was just a personal thing. Interesting concept, would like to see it as a full game.

RocketStorm
7 months ago

I need a spin-off about german baby! Great work!

Dekori
7 months ago

What just happened to me?

Seriously impressive amount of sound design for such a short period of time. This is one of those "games" I would definitely label as more of an experience than a game per-se, as I never really had any choices. Except I guess what to write in my blog post. So, I'm playing your game again right now? Oh no, now I'm worried I'm trapped in the matrix.

Really trippy man, cool stuff.

Zeriver
7 months ago

This is a really high quality game! And there is a new twist around every corner. I really enjoyed this and was smiling throughout the whole game. It might be short but every second in The Techno Dungeons is filled with something fun. BTW i hoped that the blog posts would be later available to read somewhere online just to see what other people wrote and have a good laugh about them.
Anyway game is really fun and innovative, audio in general is pretty good and graphics are coherent and pleasant to look at.

Wan
7 months ago

treslapin
7 months ago

That was a wild ride.

dorkulon
7 months ago

Cool stuff! The text segments ran a little long, but overall it felt like this could lend itself to a really cool experimental puzzle game if taken even further. Please explore this!

ciobeni
7 months ago

I don't really know how to feel about this

Caique Assis
(@caiqueassis) • 7 months ago

Hey everyone!

The reactions to the "game" are certainly a mix between what I expected and surprise. I expected people to go "wtf" but I'm surprised people actually like it! Lots of positive reactions going for the german speaking baby with a knife.

I tried to take the theme more in the "You can't see everything coming" direction. But to be honest, that came naturally…I was just doing random things outta my head.

The game is very short, yeah. I actually had lots of other ideas of things to put in it, but it was developed in only some hours (around 6 hours I think)…that's because I lost the entire first day trying to think of something, and nothing came. In the second day I kind of forced myself to do something, and this was born. I didn't plan anything, I was just doing stuff that came to my mind, and scrapping others at the same time (the ones that were going to take more time or I was too lazy to make).

@Zeriver, the "read others blog posts" idea is actually fucking awesome. I didn't think of that, or I would have tried to implement it xD

Anyway, very happy with how the feedback turned out so far. I'm really considering into turning this into a full game / interactive experience thingy sometime…lots of possible ideas, including the ones I scrapped. If you guys want, just follow me on Twitter (@caiquesassis), if someday I decide to make it into a full thingy, I'll post it there.

automatonvx
7 months ago

Well that was weird. Had a nice style to it. Was kind of surprised when it ended so soon, was half expecting to see that i had actually posted a real entry to the internet somewhere. I guess it would make for some kind of strange psychological profiling tool.

Prixt
7 months ago

I… sure?

JMPizana
7 months ago

Weird. In the good & weird sense of weird.

Antti Haavikko
(@anttihaavikko) • 7 months ago

Damn, the description/tags and a peek at the comments got me intrigued enough to boot up a Windows VM but couldn't get it to run there. Any chance of a mac or web build? Or do I remember right that those export plugins were behind a pay wall?

Caique Assis
(@caiqueassis) • 7 months ago

@anttihaavikko and @everyone, Web version is up now on itch.io! You can access it through the links in this page.

Antti Haavikko
(@anttihaavikko) • 7 months ago

Cool, didn't disappoint at all! Well maybe just a bit with its shortness. The lore seemed interesting enough to warrant a longer game. Too bad you only could work on it for such a small portion of the jam.

Pretty much the only critique that comes to mind is I wished the text and speech were better synced. I tried to follow the text along with the sound but it got so far behind that it just made it harder to understand the speech.

Thanks for making the web version, it's always a good idea if reasonably easily done. Based on the jams I've done, people seem to vastly prefer playing the web version because they'll be playing loads of games and cutting out that need to download/install hassle makes it way more streamlined experience. And it just one version, you can pretty much cover 100% of the potential playerbase instead of the 75 win / 15 mac / 10 linux split of standalones.

Funny fact, the game (post baby scene) does this weird 'Ah' sound when you activate the tab it is in.

RodMolina
7 months ago

It was a fun experience! I just would have liked to played it more! Nice Concept

euske
7 months ago

HELP

HuvaaKoodia
7 months ago

I'd call this a digital experience to be specific, a mostly a passive one at that. Sure, 6 hours isn't a lot, but I'd find time to put in more (interesting) interactivity. Pushing a few buttons doesn't cut it for me.

Thematically I just don't see a connection. There's no way to see what's coming next, but that is true for every author driven project (in comparison to rule driven). The next scene can always be something completely different.

The audio visuals are fine and I do have to give a slow clap or two for the bonkers concept.

Overall: 5 (Average)
Graphics: 7 (Good)
Audio: 7 (Good)
Gameplay: 1 (Terribad)
Originality: 9 (Amazing)
Theme: 1 (Terribad)

oparisy
7 months ago

I'm no sure I exactly understood how you addressed the theme here. But I liked the graphical design a lot, reminescent of an old CGA computer! (Well the bleeping music too, actually)

I had a good time going through this interactive story, waiting for what was to happen to me next (OK, I expected some brutal death actually).

Also, the wab version is appreciated (always easier to test)!

Somnium
6 months ago

A quite weird and interesting experience/game.

The sound design was excellent! There wasn't much gameplay, but the weirdness of the "encounters" in the Techno Dungeons, combined with the music and sounds, made for an interesting (if short) experience nonetheless!

As has been mentioned, displaying the blog posts of previous players would have been a really nice touch as well!

The Techno Dungeons:
A place of weirdness and noise.
Sanity… slipping.

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