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Gaiya: The Origins of Deeproot

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Short Introduction: 
The unquenchable thirst for oil led to greed, hate, violence, all out destruction. Man’s technology, man’s progression, man’s innovation were all man’s demise. The things man created to protect, to heal, and to harm other men, rose up against man. When man fashioned life into the artificial beings, man also passed on his thirst for oil. This unquenchable thirst would lead to the age of machine coming to pass. In a world without man, a world without life, a world without faith, a single glimmer of hope remains. Hope of life, hope of clean air and clear skies. A hope known as Gaiya. The source of deep root. Play as the last hope of life “Deep Root” and navigate your way through layers of earth and the remains of a world once inhabited to spring forth and spark life. Use the right and left arrow to avoid obstacles and find the path leading to light. A game that deals with moving and avoiding obstacles while maintain a sense of survival. You play as a seed that sprouts and has to grow into a flourishing tree.
Platform/System: 
Windows
Brief Play Description: 

The unquenchable thirst for oil led to greed, hate, violence, all out destruction. Man’s technology, man’s progression, man’s innovation were all man’s demise. The things man created to protect, to heal, and to harm other men, rose up against man. When man fashioned life into the artificial beings, man also passed on his thirst for oil. This unquenchable thirst would lead to the age of machine coming to pass. In a world without man, a world without life, a world without faith, a single glimmer of hope remains. Hope of life, hope of clean air and clear skies. A hope known as Gaiya. The source of deep root.

Play as the last hope of life “Deep Root” and navigate your way through layers of earth and the remains of a world once inhabited to spring forth and spark life.

Use the right and left arrow to avoid obstacles and find the path leading to light.

Achievements and Credits
GGJ-2011 Achievements: 
Breaking the 4th Wall: The game acknowledges itself as a game.
GGJ-2011 Achievements: 
Game for a Cause: The game is about a social or political issue that can be solved solely through increased awareness.
GGJ-2011 Achievements: 
Mandelbrot: The game features some pattern or aspect that fractally repeats itself at different scales.
Team Image: 
Contributors: 
chadmhoover
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ShoNuff32
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Aharte
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JoeProgram
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Drakhatter
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kawondavis
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lunahalo
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badpointer
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juliariot
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Weissy
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ubersarkazm
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Armads
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hellotroy
Credits: 
Ben Bair Michael Burroughs Krystal Churchwell Kawon Davis Joe France Adam Harte Chad Hoover James Lewis Tim Mayo Bryan Solero Ryan Turner David Weiss
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Submitted at Central Florida GGJ (United States)

hellotroy

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hellotroy

Really enjoyed the weekend!

Hey team,

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed working with you all this weekend. I regret that I wasn't able to spend more time with each of the 4 teams I worked with and see the development process unfold, but I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency which everyone worked. There was a lot of talent there this weekend.

I'm really glad that the sound went over so well on this one. It was interesting getting to overhear peoples honest comments on the gameplay and audio experiences (without them knowing who I was). I had a hectic and awesome time over the course of the event and would happily do it again.

I am more than happy to continue work on the project should you all choose to. Recording voiceover in person might be tricky, (suppose I could come up for a weekend) and I am happy to contribute music and sound effects. Keep me updated and stay in touch! http://twitter.com/hellopairs

Hope all is well!

Troy

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