Hey there! This is "Beneath the Cardboards", my 30-days Christmas project. It is mainly inspired by the sorrowful life of those children who live on the streets, especially the so called "aurolacs". They are the abandoned kids of Bucharest who live inside sewers, in parks, sometimes inside apartment buildings and around The Northern Train Station. They burn garbage and sleep underneath cardboards in search of warmth. The label "aurolac" comes from a gold-ish looking paint with hallucinogen effects which they pour inside plastic bags and inhale. You have to survive the most cruel of the holidays, the one when Santa only brings you frostbites and... perhaps a bottle of "frost chimeras" too if you were nice enough. Beware, death awaits at every corner. The weather gets colder and colder, the winds more and more fierce and your stomach... Empty as always.

The nights are chilling and you can't survive unless you build yourself a miserable shack out of the garbage you find or sleep in a more protective, enclosed area (and not in direct contact with the ground).
The main goal is to maintain your body temperature above 36 Celsius. The air temperature, contact surface and wind are the main factors which will drop your temperature. If your temperature tries to go below 36 degrees Celsius, you start converting Energy (which you gain through eating) to heat. You can conserve the heat by protecting yourself from the wind, staying out of the clear ground, keeping in contact with warmer surfaces (like cardboard, sewer caps, benches...) or staying in range of a fire.
You can set things on fire with matchsticks (which you find in the trash cans). Be careful, cardboards on fire can create a chain reaction, setting other cardboards on fire, so you don't want to burn your own shelter.
The mechanics will be further explained through pictures.
The goal is to survive 3 days, up until Christmas. If your temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius, you die. The day is very short (5 minutes daylight, 5 minutes night) so you'll have to hurry.

The project has been started on 21st November (about 2 weeks ago) and this is what i've done so far.
I'm pushing really hard to get a first playable version up until 15th December, but it is really difficult as i'm a single guy and school is eating most of my day. There's still a lot of modelling to be done (for instance, the streets have to be populated with people wandering around, but i'll leave that for the last stage). As you can see, the hands are not properly textured yet either...

You can find more pictures (and better sorted) on my Google+ page : Plus.google.com

Anyways, please tell me your opinions, any suggestions would help me greatly.
Thank you very much for your time,
-Ted

P.S.: I'm terribly sorry if i didn't label this game properly. This is rather a cartoonish style survival game than an Abstract Roguelike... but oh, well...


Media : I have absolutely no problem with you creating videos/pictures with in-game footage and running ads or being part of a partner program.
I'd be more than honored if you would create content out of it. All i'm asking for is to at least mention the name of the game and/or include a link to the IndieDB/Desura page.

I would love to see your work!

Thank you very much for your time!

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Hey there, new changes to Beneath the Cardboard!

Here are some of the more notable ones :

- Fixed the camera bug
- Added cars and citizens (can be disabled in the Options Menu) [
This is just a test]

The fifth Update

The fifth Update

- More Options :

More Options!

- Fixed some of the windows that were clipping through buildings

Big Update!

- Adjusted Depth of Field. Now it is not as exaggerated as it was before.

The fifth Update

- Fixed the camera bug
- Added Footsteps sounds
- Escape now returns you to the Main Menu rather than closing the game
- Grabbing is a little bit easier now
- New Tips in the Instruction text file

Do not forget that since the last update you can climb up the under construction buildings! Use the ropes or the lift rails.

The fifth Update

I would greatly appreciate it if you'd give the game a go. The total gameplay would be 30 minutes (if you manage to stay alive longer than 6 minutes...)

Beneath the Cardboard - Population (Newest)

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Beneath the Cardboard (Christmas game) - Big Update!

Beneath the Cardboard (Christmas game) - Big Update!

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Hello! Big update on Beneath the Cardboard, my 30-days Christmas Project!

Beneath the Cardboards - The First Release

Beneath the Cardboards - The First Release

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The game is now available for download! This is still a work in progress.

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Beneath the Cardboard(Linux) - Population (Newest)

Beneath the Cardboard(Linux) - Population (Newest)

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This is operating on Linux 32bit and 64bit! Can you make it 'till Christmas? Can you at least survive a single night in the blistering cold? Make sure...

Beneath the Cardboard (Mac) - Population (Newest)

Beneath the Cardboard (Mac) - Population (Newest)

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This is operating on Mac OS X! Can you make it 'till Christmas? Can you at least survive a single night in the blistering cold? Make sure you eat and...

Beneath the Cardboard (Win) - Population (Newest)

Beneath the Cardboard (Win) - Population (Newest)

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This is operating on Windows! Can you make it 'till Christmas? Can you at least survive a single night in the blistering cold? Make sure you eat and stay...

Beneath the Cardboard - Big Update! (Outdated)

Beneath the Cardboard - Big Update! (Outdated)

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This version has quite a nasty camera bug that happens sometimes. Please check the newest version for the fix. Can you make it 'till Christmas? Can you...

Beneath the Cardboards v0.12 (Outdated)

Beneath the Cardboards v0.12 (Outdated)

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Read the Description below please. This version is outdated. Try to survive at least 5 days! Be careful at night... Might be slow on some computers, i'll...

Beneath the Cardboards v0.11 (Outdated)

Beneath the Cardboards v0.11 (Outdated)

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Read the Description below please. This version is outdated. Try to survive at least 5 days! Be careful at night... Might be slow on some computers, i'll...

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FYI Mac version does not work.

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