The key buttons in the game should be customable
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
— from the Greek sarx meaning “flesh”, and phagein meaning “to eat”.
Sarcophagus is a one-man game project in the sandbox/survival genre. It’s heavily inspired by the works of Sisyphus and the idea of the ennobling power of labor.
You start your lifespan in a shallow environment of (an allegory of) the cave and slowly work your way to a blooming garden by building and maintaining the cave’s ecosystem.
The game is deceptively empty at first, but make to mistake - you can populate it all by yourself.
By no means it’s a god sim, food always will be a problem (you must grow what you eat) and you’ll have to face some other human-specific limitations like an overwhelming urge to multitask, a pain of managing priorities, limited inventory space, absence of game’s wiki and author’s inability to communicate in good English.
The game is more on hardcore’ish/demanding/oldskool side of a spectrum and requires some exploration, learning and adjusting to its quirks.
It’s not a clone of anything, the purpose of creating the game was not an imitation of things I like but rather playing in a sandbox and looking at the ways things unfold. Sandbox game created as a sandbox project. So meta.
How to play:
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Genre||Survival, Platformer, Puzzle|
|Tags||Experimental, Exploration, lone-survivor, Ludum Dare 45, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Sandbox|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)|
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Tried to run on linux, but got an error:
% love --version
LOVE 11.1 (Mysterious Mysteries)
% love sarcophagus.love
Error: main.lua:26: Invalid window setting: usedpiscale
[string "boot.lua"]:637: in function <[string "boot.lua"]:633>
[C]: in function 'setMode'
main.lua:26: in main chunk
[C]: in function 'require'
[string "boot.lua"]:475: in function <[string "boot.lua"]:311>
[C]: in function 'xpcall'
[string "boot.lua"]:645: in function <[string "boot.lua"]:639>
[C]: in function 'xpcall'
Hai. I have a small problem. I'm on win10 and the game crashes after trying to load the world. The error states somethinga bout failing to load the UI. Do you have any advices to load it without crashing? I'm very interested in your game and i would really like to try it.
Do you have (or have you thought about making) a discord for the game?
I love the game, I wish I knew how to make a tool with chop tho lol
sharp stone + bone + sinew
Looks like the osx build is broken. Fails to start.