Beneath the City

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Beneath the City
April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014
“Beneath the surface”
5nd (Graphics) 16th (Overall)

How to play

Skip turn
Open backpack
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.

You can read the full post-mortem of this project.

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  1. ElViejoZunY:

    It has been more than one year since I played this game and I still think about this ending (and the Appy 1000MG ends). Did you even think about making a second game or and extended game?

    June 2, 2016 at 04:10
  2. unkls:

    i'ts maybe the best game i play in this years. thx i'm just mad because it's not a full version but in 48h GG.

    May 21, 2016 at 12:18
  3. indra:

    deberia de darle uma mejor resolucion como los videos juegos de
    egytan tale

    April 21, 2016 at 17:04
  4. Virtuoso1:

    AWESOME game.. I would pay for a full version with a more flushed out story.

    November 15, 2015 at 16:49
  5. Antgamer:

    this is probably the hardest game you have made

    October 3, 2015 at 14:43
  6. DC:

    This is a great mini-game. Requires a bit of route planning and observation, and stays simple. If there were more levels, I'd play em! I'd even pay up to $5 for something like this

    September 14, 2015 at 21:13
  7. anonymous:

    boring as hell, music really dont help

    August 28, 2015 at 15:10
  8. TechPriest321:

    Very fun, yet really short. Why don't you try crowd funding this to make a full game.I would definataly donate! :)

    August 22, 2015 at 09:13
  9. Chmielewski:

    It's so good! It's even better that 2014 "Thief"!
    Shame it's so short. Is there a hope for longer version?

    August 13, 2015 at 22:20
  10. Dood:

    Loved it, even with the silly ending. Very tight, amazingly well focused game design with great pacing.

    July 31, 2015 at 05:48
  11. David:

    Great stealth game! Absolutely brilliant.

    July 7, 2015 at 01:32
  12. Akias:

    It don't work on Firefox*

    June 29, 2015 at 20:44
  13. Akias:

    It's doesnt work :'(
    The control don't work

    June 29, 2015 at 19:23
  14. Tom:

    All right. Played through whole game. I love it. Turn based Thief – brilliant idea! The music loop you made is also very non-intrusive, and fits the game perfectly. For a game(even that short), created in 48 hours, it is much more enjoyable than some indie titles I have in my Steam library(and am ashamed of that). Also, got an interest in this Haxe language :P

    Well, sitting here for 5 minutes listening to that music. Great game. Thank you!

    June 21, 2015 at 20:10
  15. mbs:

    felt bad for everyone in the game :-)

    June 12, 2015 at 07:50
  16. ElViejoZunY:

    Could you write what was the real ending? This story could be soo deep.

    May 15, 2015 at 03:14
    • Sébastien Bénard:

      Nope :) If I do extend this game, I'd like to keep the story a surprise ;)

      May 18, 2015 at 09:31
  17. Anonymous:

    you should make a sequel with the real ending

    March 7, 2015 at 03:39
  18. yumuxu:


    January 5, 2015 at 05:49
  19. Murray:

    Great job, I really enjoyed this! Love that it's set in the Thief world, but with it's own story. ACE!

    December 3, 2014 at 01:20
  20. Karlosmorale:

    Hey – really enjoyed this little game. Atmospheric and solid. Thanks.

    October 31, 2014 at 22:15