Ludum Dare 39: Rise Shine Fall

“Rise Shine Fall” by Margarita Skomorokh & Yuliya Kozhemyako.

“[A] game where you can learn secret shamanic techniques and experience what it means to be truly connected to nature. You will feel powerful… [O]r powerless? Maybe sometimes it is better just to let it go.”

You play as a shaman on a dream-like island full of trees and by humming in front of them you let them stay healthy – you give them some power, so to speak. But there are too many of them, so that you’ll never be able to take care of all of them at the same time. When a tree has no life energy at all, it will die and just leave a soulless,connection of dead branches. So you’ll have to focus. Also, the sun of this mystical island shrinks and will fall down if you don’t hum for it as well.

With this simple gameplay, its stunning visuals and the magnificient sound design, “Rise Shine Fall” is one of the hidden gems of this Ludum Dare in my eyes. Sure, it could be improved a tiny bit more, like letting me hum whenever I want, but still… I’m very happy that such games exist and that they find their places in game jams. >>PLAY