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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

Secret Medal ????? Points

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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originally made in 48hrs for Ludum Dare 27 (theme: 10 seconds).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


Liked the game, and the inclusion of multiple endings! Made for a nice wind down after work.

~SPOILER - response to Strakha~

Strakha, either the game has been updated since 3 days ago or there was only one of each of the SOL and NYX orbs on that tablet to begin with, and the green one in the center - because that's how it is now.. While it might look like there should be a green orb, I think we can understand that to mean "Go" or "Start" rather than a literal green orb, considering the way that you fill out the three on each side as you go along and the final one is in the center that activates the golem, which is what the green dot would represent.

This game is set in a unique persective - 3rd person camera facing forwards, and the principle movement is forwards and backwards, and it works well for its originality. Even though the graphics are very simple, it gives a sense of being in the world.

There are a few different endings to unlock, but it would appear that the game wasn't fully finished - (SPOILER: if you walk backwards from the start and to the right you find a stone tablet which shows the golem with 3 sol orbs on the left side, 3 nyx orbs on the right, and a green orb in the middle. While you can configure like that with the sol and nyx orbs there is no way to get a green orb - at least I would assume that to be the case because the game informs me I've got all endings. The mixed blessing ending happens whatever mixture of orbs you insert, so there would be no point in that stone tablet showing that specific configuration.)

I would like to give it a higher rating, but it's just too short, and as mentioned most likely contains an omission of content from what was originally intended, which would have made this game slightly more than simply retrieving and placing items. It would be great to see the concept expanded in a sequel that is longer and more involving - it has the makings of a good game, and stands on its own fairly well.

Very good, a worthy ludumdare game. A bit slow, but thats not really a big deal. Nice how there's three different endings in such a short game, and the little 'secrets' are a nice addition to make the game a bit harder, more fun and somehow make the game a bit bigger.

However, I suspect a bug: when you leave the NYX orbs in the sun to purify them, I don't think the medal for purifying is awarded

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I do like the 2.5D feel. The controls are fine and the graphics are okay. Darn good for a Ludum Dare. Of course I was pretty annoyed to find that I may have to earn two or three of the achievements twice, I don't want to play through the game THAT many times. It is interesting how none of the ends really appear to be the "good ending"; the war can't end well for everyone.

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I love the mix of 3D and 2D elements. The game has a unique look and feel, which gives it a lot of bonus points.
The only thing I didn't like about it was that all the endings were very predictable, but I guess there are only so many things that could happen.
I didn't stop playing until I got all the medals. Great game.

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3.97 / 5.00

Sep 25, 2013
10:56 AM EDT
Adventure - Other