Lestac by almightysuit

made by almightysuit for LD28 (JAM)
UPDATE: we're making Lestac into a full game! You can preorder it on itch.io, more info is available on:

>>> http://amos.me/lestac <<<

Lestac is a bright and young man lost in a dull world. On his quest for a way out he will encounter several strange personages, which all crave for a special object (or two...). As a master of bargaining, Lestac will surely find a way to trade anything in exchange for some precious advice or items!

The game has an end - make sure to explore everything, there are hidden secrets all over the place!



Arrows (left, right): movement
Down arrow: crouch
Space: jump
Down arrow + shift: pick up item
Shift: throw or use item

Choose and take each item strategically as you can only carry one at a time!


TROUBLESHOOTING - if you have problems with the game, please paste your app.log somewhere and link to it in the comments so we can see what goes wrong.


- 1.0.0 Dec 17, initial LD72 release
- 1.0.1 Dec 17, crash fix on Windows/Mac where the game would keep too many files open
- 1.0.2 Dec 17, fix for disappearing items - they'll know warp from screen to screen even when not held by the player
- 1.0.3 Dec 18, more 'item disappear' fixes, along with
- 1.0.4 Dec 18, made it much easier to grab ledges

The changes above are minor, gameplay-breaking things that we've fixed - there's no new content, no new features, etc. - from the usual LD rules, that's fair game :)


Music, art, levels and code by Amos Wenger & Sylvain Wenger


Coolness 88% 2
Overall(Jam) 3.90 28
Audio(Jam) 4.33 5
Fun(Jam) 3.31 118
Graphics(Jam) 4.38 31
Humor(Jam) 2.38 258
Innovation(Jam) 3.13 175
Mood(Jam) 4.21 8
Theme(Jam) 3.02 194


17. Dec 2013 · 04:27 CET
Awesome looking game! Fun to play.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:39 CET
The graphics and sound were amazing. And I love love love the edge-grab mechanic, so cool! It really adds that extra little "kick" to it :)

The building distances being different were a little confusing and it was kind of hard to tell which ones were which, but a fantastic entry! Definitely one of my favorites so far :)
Lianne Booton
17. Dec 2013 · 04:41 CET
This is so beautiful, awesome work :)
17. Dec 2013 · 06:19 CET
I really love the musics overall !! (The mood was cool too) The gameplay was a little rigid
17. Dec 2013 · 06:53 CET
Created a white, large window and then instantly crashed. Win7 64-bit. The screenshots look pretty though!
17. Dec 2013 · 06:53 CET
Loved it. Have to admit, I'm a sucker for exploration platformers and your game scratched that it. Excellent game, and I'm impressed with the amount of content.
17. Dec 2013 · 07:06 CET
Excellent aesthetics and the environment was much bigger than I thought it would be!
17. Dec 2013 · 07:06 CET
@stvr & others who have crashes - there's an "app.log" file created when the game runs, if you have problems, please send it to us! (pasting a link to a https://gist.github.com/ is fine!)
17. Dec 2013 · 07:27 CET
Doesn't work for me. Glitches out early on. Nice music.
17. Dec 2013 · 07:53 CET
wow that was a great platformer. I haven't played anything like this in a while. Great job on the art and sound by the way.
17. Dec 2013 · 07:59 CET
That's quite a large environment! I'm pretty amazed how much graphic and audio content you two were able to pull off.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:01 CET
This is beautiful. I don't know why I felt the compulsion to give all those lazy people what they want. It was maddening after going through the mushroom caves, though! I could either take a wheel or a football with me and I chose the wheel, and the first person I saw asked for the ball! :D Nice graphics, nice overall quality; but what is the connection to the theme? You only carry one item is it?
17. Dec 2013 · 08:02 CET
17. Dec 2013 · 08:08 CET

Couldn't get the game to run properly on Ubuntu. It started, but I couldn't get anything to happen.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:09 CET
I got stuck faily early on, but It seemed like a nice game.
I appreceate haveing a linux download, and am hanging on to the game to try again later.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:11 CET
The game is so beautiful, and the music is awesome. The gameplay is great, and responsive. The only thing lacking is captivating level design, but that takes time, and user testing, so it's understandable that the game doesn't feel super complete in that regard.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:15 CET
Lovely exploration game! (My favorite kind of game). The music felt a bit at odds with the rest of the game though. It was a bit too hectic when I think something more atmospheric would have worked better.
17. Dec 2013 · 08:28 CET
Amazing really enjoyed it. nice subtle finish. awesome music and atmosphere . earth's gravity out of 10 !
17. Dec 2013 · 13:16 CET
Amazing game dude!
17. Dec 2013 · 16:32 CET
Really great game. I liked the graphics, music, and how much polish the game had. The only issue I had was that the NPCs had colliders on them. I understand that the key guy needed it, but the other characters sometimes made the platforming a little awkward. Other than that, it was one of my favorite games I've played for this LD :D
17. Dec 2013 · 19:37 CET
My first impression on the game :3 unfortenetly it was lagging badly because of the streaming app (I tried again without the streaming and it was fine resting at 60fps all the time.)
17. Dec 2013 · 20:12 CET
Great music and mood, impressive amount of content, well done. Gameplay felt kindda repetitive though.
18. Dec 2013 · 08:32 CET
I do like the music. :)
18. Dec 2013 · 08:38 CET
Awesome game. Really nice soundtrack and visual style. My personal favorite so far.
18. Dec 2013 · 11:31 CET
Amazing work ! Favorite so far !
18. Dec 2013 · 19:53 CET
Fun gameplay, consistent graphical style and nice music.
19. Dec 2013 · 00:53 CET
Hope this helps!

19. Dec 2013 · 01:23 CET
Hey stvr - the game requires OpenGL 3.0 to runfor now - terribly sorry, some Intel Chipset graphics just won't work :( I don't have a graphics card old enough to try and add support for that - for now!
19. Dec 2013 · 02:02 CET
Super impressive entry - really interested to see where you take this post-jam :) That soundtrack is incredible!
19. Dec 2013 · 02:16 CET
really nice graphics. i lied the game play although the controls felt a little rough at time. i could see some dialog making this even more rich
19. Dec 2013 · 13:28 CET
Best game I played so far mood-wise :)
kristoffer zetterberg
19. Dec 2013 · 15:29 CET
fantastic music and graphics! gameplay reminded me of knytt. fun, good controls, oh -- and edge-grabbing! overall good design, but some of the back-tracking became kind of frustrating. did i mention how good the soundtrack is?

one of the best games i've played so far.
19. Dec 2013 · 18:55 CET
Very cool! I love the mood this game brings as well as the graphics and art style. Curious what language/framework was used to build this?
19. Dec 2013 · 22:35 CET
Awesome game, really feels polished. Looking forward for the post LD versions! :)
20. Dec 2013 · 01:38 CET
@ismyhc all the info about the language/framework/tools used to build the game is available in the postmortem: http://amos.me/blog/2013/lestac-the-making-of/ !
21. Dec 2013 · 03:40 CET
Nice graphics! The audio was killer, too. I actually couldn't figure out what to do after the gun that knocks you back, but I could tell this is a quality engine. The screenshots of later areas look promising.
21. Dec 2013 · 19:31 CET
5/5 for great graphic design! :)
22. Dec 2013 · 03:32 CET
Great unique style. Made me feel connected with the character. Music is awesome. I Love it!
22. Dec 2013 · 21:01 CET
Music is awesome. Game have a very sad mood. Very depressing and hopeless world. Great work!
Giovanni Cappellotto
26. Dec 2013 · 11:39 CET
I really like music! Nice game.
27. Dec 2013 · 12:01 CET
Nice work! Lots of content, cool art style and really great soundtrack!
27. Dec 2013 · 20:20 CET
Really nice graphics, music and atmosphere. The level design was very well thought out and expansive, given the time-limit. Unfortunately, "Fetch Quest Platformer #7" wasn't fun the first time.
02. Jan 2014 · 20:26 CET
Its hard to make a good platformer, but this is definitely one of them! Very nice music too. Theres nothing I can really fault here this is a great entry 5 stars almighty great Jam