A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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The Only Way is Down is an action, roguelike game set in the dangerous depths of Mars' expansive underground caverns. As an architect hired by Mars Mining Co. it's your job to figure out the mystery that has been plaguing the mines. After a strange occurrence at work you are left without your stuff and trapped underground. Traverse through complex and winding cave systems, fighting off enemies and collecting items and upgrades to delve deeper underground. What lies at the centre of the planet? There is only one way to find out...

Our 6th entry into Ludum Dare and once again potentially a bit over ambitious. Of all Ludum Dare games we have created, we believe this has the most promise for further development as roguelike games lend themselves well to more content being added to increase playability. Feedback is greatly appreciated both on bugs that need to be fixed and things you would like to see added wether items, enemies or other. Follow us on twitter if you want to keep posted about a post-jam version with features we didn't have time to implement within the competition hours.

The tutorial and story in the game can be disabled in the settings menu on the main menu if you want to start a quick run, however, if you have never played before I recommend keeping both enabled!


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TheOnlyWayIsDownWindows.zip 26 MB
TheOnlyWayIsDownLinux.zip 29 MB
TheOnlyWayIsDownMac.app.zip 44 MB
(OLD)TheOnlyWayIsDownWindows 26 MB
(OLD)TheOnlyWayIsDownLinux 28 MB
(OLD)TheOnlyWayIsDownMac 44 MB

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