Dungeon In A Bottle
While it might evoke traumatic memories of Disney’s most saccharine ride, the theme for the 38th Ludum Dare – A Small World – has resulted in plenty of less sickly experiences. Among them is
DungeonInABottle, a fastpaced micro-platformer with a unique line in cruelty. In it, you must wall-jump your way to safety, reaching the exit in a series of single-screen levels as you attempt to escape a magic bottle. Dungeon’s trick is that the walls of each level are continuously closing in, and will crush you if left unchecked. Thankfully, you’re able to push them back so long as you have some purchase or are jumping from them. But you’re forced to wait for the walls to close in to be able to jump up, and things are soon complicated by the addition of spikes and awkward geometry.