A very interesting game ^^ quite simple though. Nice art style too
A downloadable game for Windows
SAMUDRA follows the story of a boy who fell into the deepest sea and pushes forth to find a way back towards the surface world.
Discover an ocean filled with quirky deep-sea dwellers, opportunistic exploiters, ethereal locations, a dose of social satire & tons tons tons of pollution.
Experience an interactive & puzzle filled game-play revolving the elements of Light & Darkness, Sea Pollution, Nature VS Corporate, there are easter eggs to be hunted and secrets to be uncovered.
SAMUDRA is an atmospheric visual experience with no dialogues/ text, with simple control and icons serving as the only guiding hands throughout this dreamlike trip. This game can be experienced by anyone regardless of their age & spoken language.
(Devanagari: समुद्र) is a Sanskrit term
literally meaning the "gathering together of waters"
(saṃ- "together" and -udra "water").
SAMUDRA will be released in 2020 and we’ll be updating our progress regularly till then. All support/ feedbacks/ donation/ collaborations are absolutely welcomed & will be most appreciated! Feel free to leave a comment on your experience of the demo so far!
Here's a sneak peak at the rest of the experience :D
This project was created first & foremost as an atmospheric story driven game, it was also heavily influenced by our experience as an activist in the Indonesian circle of NGO against Ocean Pollution, we hope to spread a deafening awareness to the consequence of human neglect towards nature.
Feel free to wish-list the game on Steam.
We appreciate the support tremendously!
THANK YOU :)
“Its only 1 straw”
Says 8 billion people
|Updated||17 hours ago|
|Release date||Oct 31, 2019|
|Genre||Platformer, Adventure, Puzzle|
|Tags||2D, Atmospheric, indonesia, samudra, Story Rich, Surreal, underwater|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Dev Diary #14 - Life is a puzzle3 days ago
- Dev Diary #13 - Road to BETA10 days ago
- Dev Diary #12 - Smokin' Progress17 days ago
- Dev Diary #11 - Campfire Chilltimes24 days ago
- Dev Diary #10 - It Whale be okay (*minor spoiler*)31 days ago
- Dev Diary #9 - 'Art'chitecture38 days ago
- Dev Diary #8 - Wonders of the Deep46 days ago
- Dev Diary #7 - Easter!52 days ago
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Hey! We'd like to arrange an interview with you for Samudra, with an editorial piece to accompany it :) If you're interested, please get in touch via our profile. We were unable to find a contact email for you, unfortunately. Thanks!
Hi! Thanks for the support & interest, we'll follow you up with an email shortly. Have a nice day!
Woow, good job guys! Love the background style!
Hi, congrats for the beautiful demo! I really love the artwork and am hoping there' d be some sort of (dlc) wallpaper collections coming along.
Keep up the good spirit, I'll be looking forward for the final version!
Hi thank you so much for the massive support! Once again, we really appreciate it :)
We'll definitely consider having the artworks/ posters as something to be included on early bird sales or something of that nature.
And likewise, take care to you and keep the spirits up during this strange times!
i think the inputs broke at the start menu cuz i counlt move my mouse or use my keyboard to press start
Hi, thanks for the feedback! However we have not come across this issue at all from other players since launch, could it perhaps be a faulty setting at your end? Having that said - the final version of this game would feature an updated menu UI. Take care!
Give in and let the ocean current in Samudra take you on a semi-realistic journey with fantasy twists.
"Pollution soaked in so deep into the post-apocalyptic world of Samudra that you're not capable of seeing the difference between jellyfish and plastic bags floating into the water from afar"
You actually found the 3rd Shell!!!!! You might just be the very first who had done so :D
Thank you so much for trying out the demo :) The full game will feature an entirely new puzzles, sequences & areas within these level, so stay tuned! And stay safe at home!
I am known for not resting until I discover all collectibles. As soon as I saw the collectible screen at the end of the demo, I was determined to find all shells on all cost!
All of the other playing of games have thought me to always look for things. The first thing I did when landing was to go left instead right, in search for collectibles, because in most side-scrolling games the world expands in both directions. Eventually I turned right and this was the first sign to show me that there are going to be hidden stuff in the game.
Thank you for creating such a great and fun game! I can't wait to get to play the entire game, and also see how the story is gonna go!
Absolutely! We gamers are treasure hunters by nature and this game hope to reflect that aspect by design - as long as its reasonable and creates a somewhat 'eureka' moment for the player.
So we're extremely glad that you did have fun! And we deeply appreciate the kind words! Thank you so much!
Heya thanks so much for playing the demo & for the kind words! Also loving your 'Jason Statham spy in an underwater facility' angle on the story XD
Hello there, I made a video about your game. I liked it quite a bit. I still had some dents that might need some working. If your interested then you can check my video here.
Hey thanks for playing the demo! You were very close to the end.
Notes taken for sure regarding the last puzzle being able to benefit by using better visual cues/ direction, we are indeed working that in for the final launch :) We greatly appreciate the suggestion! Have a nice day!
i really enjoyed this game the audio the art style i really like it was really fun to just sit back and play but i really liked the story and meaning i didn't notice till later in the game that's what it was about but i hope it shows some people what is actually happening thanks for making a great game cant wait to see what you do with the full game
Thank you so much for the fun playthrough :) Yay! You saved the Giant Turtle after-all!
To follow up on your post-game comment - over 1000 turtle actually die every year from plastic pollution & an estimated 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic waste :( So we feel that its very important to share the awareness of this issue, the ocean is after all the biggest & most important resource that we got.
Stay tuned for the full release real soon! Take care
YEA i knew i lot of marine life died from plastic but not that much each year and who knows we could be killing more we dont even know aboyt because we have hardly explored the ocean
Absolutely, the numbers are staggering :(
So glad that you were able to piece together the themes of this game really well at the end of the demo, there will be many more issues & secrets to uncover in the full story of Samudra!
Really good game! I love the music and the style of the game. It has really good potencial. I made a video hope you like it :)
Heya! Thank you so much for the playthrough, you managed to collect 3/5 Nautilus Shells and even suspected the 4th one :)
Do stay tune for the full release - to be announced real soon :D Thanks for the support!
Hey i just found your game 2 days ago and make a video! i hope you enjoy and i can't wait to play the full game!
Thank you for the playthrough!
Makasih banyak atas support nya & mungkin yg di maksud adalah Archelon atau Plesiosaurus ya? Dua2nya memang adalah inspirasi turle di story Samudra XD
Stay tuned untuk full releasenya tahun ini ya :)
I m so happy to see Indian indie's get the spotlight! Well done !
Hi there! We are an Indonesian indie team actually :) Thanks for the support
I m so sorry! I m still proud of the Indonesia community! And the game is really well made!
No worries :D We're constantly working on bettering the mechanics & aesthetics everyday too :) So stay tune for the release date real soon! Thank you so much for the kind words & support!
This game is amazing. Keep up the great work.
Thank you for playing the demo! We really enjoyed your commentary & will continue to work towards making the puzzles clearer (and also twerk-glitch free XD). Stay tuned for the full trip in 2020!
"Whoa, scary anglerfish!"
2 minutes later: "Oh, my god, help that poor anglerfish!"
There will be retribution/ closure for our dear angler fish in the full release XD - so stay tuned for that in 2020! Thanks a lot for playing the demo! We have indeed fixed some of the interaction issues you mentioned in the playthru too - this is now patched in the latest build update.
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You'd think the most dangerous things in the ocean would be predatory fish... Thank you for telling me about Samudra. Bring on 2020 and the full release! :)
Exactly, Truthful observation! Thank you so much for your time playing our demo, you made some key deductions regarding the lore & metaphors of the game :) Stay tuned for the full trip in 2020!
This game is so much fun!! everything in the game goes so well together, with all the puzzles and everything... The art style of the game looks amazing!! Well done on this game, can't wait to play more of it...
Heya! Thank you so much for trying out the demo, we really enjoyed your playthrough & noted down your feedbacks. We hope this would spread a good awareness about the ocean waste issue as you mentioned in the video. Do stay tuned for the full release in 2020 :)
I LOVE this demo. This art is beautiful, the music is perfectly fitting the atmosphere and the game play is really nice. I've really appreciated the experience, very immersive! great work!
If there are some French people arround. S'il y a des francophones qui passent par là, j'ai écrit une petite review plus approfondie juste ici :)
Hi there! Thank you so much for kind review of the game :) Stay tuned for the full release in 2020, take care!
Made a video
Hello guys! Thank you so much for your time to try out the demo, we really appreciate & enjoy your commentary tremendously XD We hope you like it & do stay tuned for the full release in 2020! Have a great weekend!
Happy you enjoyed the video. We really enjoyed playing the game and looking forward to the full release to see what else you are hiding at the bottom of the ocean other than lots of trash.
With All thanks and appreciation to the creator of the game!!
Hi there! Beautiful game and concept. Do you have any plans to work with a publisher? I work with Sedoc and we'd love to work with you if you're interested. :) Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org feel free to reach out
Hi thanks for reaching out, we do consider working with publishers. We'll be in touch :)
Amazing game dev had so much fun playing this game :) i hope you enjoy my gameplay
Thank you so much for testing out the demo & the kind words! We really enjoy your commentary & feedbacks on the playthrough XD We hope that your throat will get better soon! Have an awesome week ahead :)
"SAMUDRA follows the story of a boy who fell into the deepest sea and pushes forth to find a way back towards the surface world" - 4/5*
TLDR "SAMUDRA" is a beautiful platformer game with immersive artwork, music and other details WHILE warning us about the impact of polution to the environment. As a player who once played their previous game "Incubo", they never cease to amaze me.
Pros (4 star)
- Good control !
Cons (-1 star)
- Unpolished animation
- Demo is too short
- Some images not optimized for super-wide screen
Well, it's still in demo phase, i 'm sure dev will polished it and make this game better than current state. I hope platformers game will grow even bigger, because this kind of game makes me reminisce my childhood.
My best moment in this game :3
Note : i want this kind of mural on my warehouse lol
Thank you so much for the kind words & review! We appreciate it very much :) We have looked into the issues you mentioned & will be working on the solutions for the final launch!
Thank you so much for playing the demo & posting the full playthrough, we really appreciate it!!!
Nice art..., this game will make player aware about our ocean...