This is the game jam version of Dome Keeper.
Originally developed in 72h for Ludum Dare 48. The web version can have crackling sound, use the download version if it bothers you. If you saw Dome anywhere in recent time, it was a much newer version than this one here.
We are currently developing this into a full game. Join our Discord to see what is happening, to bring in your ideas, to shape the game and play new versions!
Dig your way through to the core of the planet. Mine minerals, bring them back to your dome and install upgrades just in time to defend from hostile lifeforms.
Controls: Arrow Keys and hit or hold space.
Music by Cameron Paxton
Palette slso8 from Luis Miguel Maldonado
Made with Godot.
|Platforms||Windows, Linux, HTML5|
|Tags||Aliens, Atmospheric, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 48, Monsters, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Links||Steam, Ludum Dare|
- New Demo liveJun 11, 2022
- New Demo releasedFeb 21, 2022
- Dome for "Games Innovation Award Saxony"Dec 01, 2021
- Alpha Playtest via DiscordAug 30, 2021
- A glimpse into the FutureJul 25, 2021
- Post Jam ReleaseMay 20, 2021
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I absolutely loved this game! It was so much fun and intuitive, and I really enjoyed figuring out the best way to win. The only downside was realizing it was coming to an end haha, but I genuinely loved the game. Highly recommend giving it a try!
There's a glitch where if you die when you have the digging upgrade, the speed upgrade, and/or the anti gravity upgrade (the one that lets you carry any amount of materials without slowing down) and respawn, you respawn with all of the upgrades.
really fun game! my only couple of criticisms would be -
with regards to the difficulty scaling, it really feels like the difference between 'easy' and 'normal' is in the later half of the game? for me at least i wish there was a mode that could ramp up to the hardness - it's just when i'm in the early part of the game i really need to get my bearings/get on solid ground. also - it would be cool if there was an upgrade to show how close you were getting to the core/how many levels down it is, or something else that at least reminds you what the objective is. maybe it's a little silly, but i got caught up so much in the process of mining and defense and upgrades that i totally forgot the goal was to get to the core, and got a little confused/frustrated once i'd upgraded everything and wasn't sure what to do next.
really cool design, though - it's very cute and i love the colors, and the gameplay is one that imo immediately pulls you in!
This is the demo, this isn't remotely reflective of the full game at the moment.
ahhhh I was so disappointed when I reached the core lmao, I wanted to keep playing!!
I feel you
The game has been added to speedrun.com
no more upgrades
no more materials
no more game
Thank you for this amazing game!
If you want, you can check my full game playthrough here:
sad its too expensive on steam
go ask your mom for it...
im not living with my mom im just broke
I think it's worth the price but you can always replay this version for free while you wait for a sale on Steam, that's what I use my wishlist for. :)
Absolutely loved it. Getting the two-laser upgrade and wiping out the hordes of melee monsters was so satisfying since they gave me so much trouble. The game was relaxing yet tense at times. The aesthetic was perfect. Music design was great and having to switch between mining and fighting kept either from getting too tedious. You ought to be proud of yourselves.
This game is great! I played on relaxed mode, and getting all the upgrades is SUPER rewarding!
I saw the steam version and immediately remembered playing this during LD48. This was one of my absolute favorite entries! So happy to see it get a full release! Congrats!
Are we ever going to get a full release on here?
I can't promise it yet, because i can't decide this alone - but i'd love to! Itch deserves as many games as possible that help give them back a bit of revenue. They did so much for us, with hosting all our free games, so i feel i owe them. Right now, the reality is just that we cannot support launching on more than a single platform, because we are so small. I hope we can change this some time after release on Steam (12 days from now, phew!).
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, you're right, Itch does deserve as many games as possible.
Felt very rewarding + not tedious imo. Absolutely loved it until the end! Hope to see more :-)
played it and got to the core, I really liked it!
Played this as well as the demo, love how far it's progressed and can't wait for the full steam release!
I just noticed you were planning a Steam release for this game!
This made my day: I’m sooooo happy to see a jam title making its way to a full enhanced release on Steam <3
interesting but crazy tedious
Supa naicu :D
This is amazing, the simplistic artstyle but cool cryptic looking bosses really gave a kingdom new land vibe. I love how it is a little like kingdom new lands in the art style and the mechanics as in you have to collect resources, upgrade, and the clock is ticking, very rewarding once you get the upgrades. Amazing game good job!
Really, really good game. Especially for something so small and simple. Thanks!
Hey, @bippinbits when are you going to put up the new demo (if at all)?
beat the game, can't wait untill its released on steam, very good game
I love this demo! Everything feels really good, from the mining to the way the aliens smash against the slowly-cracking glass. It felt tense the whole time, even near the end when I had a lot of upgrades.
still here keep working hard
Played thru, it's awesome! Love the art and design!
Hello my name is Commander_K you can just call me K for short i am just a survivor playing your game and it was awesome! really simple to play it was scary for me but i learned how to master it
edit: I can't join the discord server because it won't let me there is a error that the sever is empty no channels or other things
wheres can i access the full version?
It's not released yet. New demo will come in June :)
ayo that is close and that is my birthday too :0
its one month before my birthday
cant wait! thats also close to my bday :)
this is an amazing game
one small glitch, when u reach the end, if u dig left or right, u just fall into the abyss
I completed the game and it's awesome! works well on Linux (5.10.109-1-MANJARO). Maybe just add the ability to turn down the volume of the lasers would be good.
I 100% agree. For this demo, the sound of the double-lasers over-power all other sounds. I'm looking forward to the upgraded release. :)
Hi, i download the win version, but when i launch it the game window is hidden on the bottom. AltGr+Entr doesn't work to make it fullscreen, how i can solve this problem to try your game?
My mouse doesn't want to appear too.
I FINALLY BEAT IT!!!! I was waiting for different creatures than just the two. I'm looking forward to seeing their attacks.
More creatures will follow in the proper dome keeper demo.
The Carry More line of upgrades doesn't reset on game over.
That was a great experience, it kind of made me mad starting off, but after i got the hang of it it was pretty fun, im ready to see how this game is developed!
this is good i love this game
Good game! The art style and the music gave me an immersive atmosphere, playing alone in the middle of the night. It has a lonely vibe that matches the setting.
The enemy timer got a little predictable... Maybe an alert could work better? Like: you won't know when they're coming, but when they do, you'll have a time limit to reach the dome.