Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Sep 25, 2013 | 10:56 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place September 26, 2013

Related Stuff

If you liked this, check these out!


Log in to save your medals! Don't have an account? Create one for free!

desert bloom 5 Points deliver the nyxblossom to the treekeeper
lost to the ages 5 Points fail to activate the metagolem by not placing enough orbs
oasis 5 Points water all of the trees
sunburnt 10 Points turn all of the NYX orbs into SOL orbs
wasteland guardian 50 Points complete all endings
a new dawn Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
mixed blessing Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
nightfall Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments


explore the desert. discover the secrets of the orbs and the ruins.
find all four endings!

carried items will be altered after 10s exposure to sunlight.


LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN - move and climb
SPACE - jump
Z - drop item
-/+ adjust volume





originally made in 48hrs for Ludum Dare 27 (theme: 10 seconds).
minor tweaks made after the competition.

-fixed an issue with the 'wasteland guardian' not always unlocking correctly



Rated 5 / 5 stars March 4, 2014

very original loved the perspective, great job!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 29, 2014

I really like this game. The perspective of camera is interesting, graphics are simple but the game still looks nice and although you are practically just collecting orbes and solving mini puzzles it sucks you in with it's mysteriousness.

The concept of light and shadow with sun's interaction with your items is great. The only thing the game lacks is story. People tells you a lot, but not enough to decide which side you will support. But maybe it is intended to be like that. After all, it could ruin the player's experience as a stranger.


Rated 4 / 5 stars January 18, 2014

Really cool with the use of perspective- I had no idea what I was doing. Though after the first play through I realize after 10 seconds of sunlight destroys my item- looking back on it, I was too busy trying to read what everyone was saying to even notice. Love the style, the play on light and shadow- I don't get the story but whatever- LOOKS GREAT!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 23, 2013

Love the game. It is very interesting and creative. I think the only recommendation I would make is the ability to hold the shift button down to move quickly. I went through the game 4 times, and each time is quite a beating to go through the game. I understand the timing of the sun, but that's not an issue: the shift button would be a speed up time button... this way the player can navigate quickly through the parts where he/she is not holding an orb.

Great job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars October 12, 2013

the first dark orb is near the point you start. just go further away from the golem and you will find it behind some ruins.

use the water to grow all the trees, give the guy at the trees the flower and you get another dark orb.

the last dark orb is near the golem in front of a dark tent.

use six black/white orbs and only one of the opposite, and the golem will disappear into the sand. you need all seven orbs of the same color to make him join one of the two sides. you can also activate the golem with only one orb, but that shuts him down.

People find this review helpful!