Crystal Slaves

Entrant 2024

Leo Burke


A combination of a top down action dungeon crawler, and a character driven narrative game.

You are trapped in the confines of an industrial crystal mine, navigating the unknown depths below to bring precious ore to the surface for your indifferent masters. At night, you and your compatriots talk amongst yourselves and share the outlines of each other's lives. Through a chance encounter, a path out appears, and it will the efforts of everyone to escape.

Equip your team with a custom load-out, navigate procedrually generated levels, fight terrible monsters, collect ore, and bring it back to the surface. Then learn the stories of your compatriots, who reveal more and more as you talk to them over subsequent days. Wake up, and repeat the process, inching closer and closer to escape.