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Genre: RPG, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Dec 22, 2012 @ 5:28pm
Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:23pm
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Demo Notes:
  • Walk with "W, A, S, D" keys
  • Interact with "Enter/Return" key
  • Please provide feedback and rate this game. Thank you!

Lurid will play like a point and click game while looking like an old NES game. As the game grows, increasingly difficult puzzles will be added and player/NPC dialogue will grow. Currently, the game plans to emphasize story and puzzle solving over any type of "battle" component. The enemy encounters aim to be similar to 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' where avoidance is ciritcal. The player must outsmart enemies with the tools at his/her disposal.

The storyline for Lurid will be heavily influenced by Hermetic philosophy and as the game furthers in development this will be made more obvious. Currently the game plans to fictionally document the historic fragmentation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
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srmeier  [author] Feb 16, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
Yep! completely open source!
JaMz93 Feb 15, 2013 @ 9:08pm 
jus downloaded it looks awesome LOVE i mean
JaMz93 Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:09pm 
is it open source?
srmeier  [author] Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
@ooojamz93ooo: I'm using a 2D game engine called LOVE []. All the code is written in Lua script and complies to C++. It's the nicest game engine I've tried and I highly recommend it. The online documentation is fantastic!
JaMz93 Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
i would love to know what program u use for this game is it unity gamemaker or java im looking to make a game in the 8bit style so much that can still be done with 2d games
JaMz93 Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
reminds me of pokemon lol i want it
srmeier  [author] Jan 31, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback! I'll patch that up
Stormageddon222 Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:46pm 
Good job Steve, I like the concept. You may want to fix the infinite item spawns. I finished the demo with 4 keys and 3 first flames in my inventory. Other than that, good job.
Old MacDonald Jan 24, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
this game looks great
srmeier  [author] Jan 18, 2013 @ 11:52am 
@Hero: I'm using the LOVE 2D [] game engine. I don't plan on making the game multiplayer. Although, I would like to eventually release the level editor; allowing players to create their own levels/story to share with others. Also, I like the idea of being able to sprint. Perhap require an item/potion for sprinting?