Factsheet

Developer:
inbetweengames
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
24 August, 2015

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Web
Android
iOS

Website:
inbetweengames.com/mammoth

Regular Price:

FREE

Description

Made in 3 days for Ludum Dare 33 in The Mammoth: A Cave Painting you tell the 5 million year story of the mammoth in 5 minutes. At its very core it is a story about the inescapability of loss.

History

In early summer 2015, we were 4 developers still employed at YAGER in Berlin, where we were working on Dead Island 2. About two months before Ludum Dare 33, we got the news that Dead Island 2 would be cancelled. It didn't take us long to realize that most of us would wind up being made redundant from YAGER as a result. So we decided to jam for Ludum Dare 33 to cope with the situation somehow. The Mammoth: A Cave Painting is the game we made in those 3 days.

Features

  • Inspired by prehistoric cave-paintings, act out a story written on the wall of a cave.
  • Search for your lost herd on the wide plain.
  • Gather and protect your children.
  • Struggle with human hunters.
  • Experience the dynamic narration unfold as you tell your story.

Videos

NEW Trailer YouTube

Full Playthrough YouTube

Developer Timelapse YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (5MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "17th place in the overall jam category, 6th place in the mood category." Ludum Dare 33, September 14th, 2015


Selected Articles

  • "An atmospheric little work, like a cave painting come to life."
    - Leigh Alexander, Offworld
  • "Addresses the human desire to understand our own smallness"
    - Jess Joho, Kill Screen
  • "A beautifully crafted and surprisingly emotional tale"
    - Calum Fraser, Free Game Planet

So who’s the Monster in The Mammoth anyway?
In this blog post, Jan David Hassel explores the theme of "You are the monster" and how we interpreted it for The Mammoth ludumdare.com.


About inbetweengames

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inbetweengames is an indie development team in Berlin founded by 3 former YAGER veterans.

More information
More information on inbetweengames, our logo & relevant media are available here.


The Mammoth: A Cave Painting Credits

Isaac Ashdown
Programming

Daniel Nordlander
Design

Rafal Fedro
Art

Jan David Hassel
Design

Bairbre Bent
Narrated by


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks