Beneath the City
April 28, 2014
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How to play

Arrows
Move
Space
Skip turn
Enter
Open backpack
R
Restart level

Your sister, Lice, is held inside the Hammer Watch prisons. You must sneak inside and find her.

Beneath the City is a turn based stealth game where each move counts. My initial goal was to create a stealth roguelike using a 3D isometric view. I finally switched to back to top-down view because of the timing and the controls (3D iso is no good with keyboard controls). Beneath the city lacks proper ending, and different enemies, but all the basics are here.

Links: Official LD page | Source code | Post-mortem | Timelapse

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  1. LUnafraid:

    I really enjoyed this game. The mixture of stealth and puzzling was perfect.

    September 12, 2014 at 22:49
  2. Hugh:

    Awesome game! Has me wanting more :)

    September 3, 2014 at 02:16
  3. gabriel:

    Great game.
    So great that I decided to study it before the next ludum dare. But some files are missing. I know you wrote in the readme that it is not meant to be compilable. But still I'd like to know how everything works. Is there a place where can I find the missing libraries ?

    August 21, 2014 at 16:59
  4. Oliver:

    Great game, very creative!

    August 9, 2014 at 12:19
  5. Jeff:

    Very cool, I would love to see more!

    July 31, 2014 at 04:58
  6. Kai:

    Is it just me or does the thief in this look a lot like a miniature version of Matthew the thief from fire emblem?

    July 6, 2014 at 15:32
  7. Andrew:

    What a fun game. You did a great job and we'd love to see more!

    Reanimating the sister as a boss bad guy would be a sweet twist.

    July 3, 2014 at 07:55
  8. Mine:

    Interesting an fresh. I like it!

    June 20, 2014 at 14:05
  9. Blue:

    Nicely done…really enjoy the Thief universe so it's a great little addition to the series :)

    June 14, 2014 at 05:18
  10. Mucky:

    Incredible. Simple but fun, and had built up the right atmosphere despite its small scope.

    Definitely looking forward to more.

    June 7, 2014 at 03:30
  11. Major Dantalion:

    I really enjoyed this little game, would love more content
    Good job sir ;)

    June 3, 2014 at 20:05
  12. A guy better than someguy:

    All fo love

    May 30, 2014 at 19:04
  13. Dam Harris:

    Really excellent, but more than anything else makes me crave a Thief-roguelike.

    May 28, 2014 at 20:10
  14. pysiu:

    heh, the ending was… suprizing :)

    Cool little game, i would love to see more.

    May 16, 2014 at 22:24
  15. someguy:

    I like it

    May 13, 2014 at 14:30
  16. A guy:

    nice

    May 9, 2014 at 02:14
  17. Homer:

    Loved it, I feel it was just challenging enough. The music was a great pace, and I hope you extend greatly on this particular game.

    May 5, 2014 at 01:26
  18. Sam:

    A very charming game; I would rather like to see this become a full game :). Very good job!

    May 4, 2014 at 12:23
  19. Buccura:

    This is fantastic! Any chance you'll make additional levels for this, or maybe even a level editor? I do love me stealth games after all, especially Thief.

    May 3, 2014 at 22:14
  20. That guy:

    Mechanics, art, and music are all very well done, and in 48 hours at that. Very impressive.

    May 3, 2014 at 17:49