Submachine: Ancient Adventure
August 28th 2006
Submachine: Ancient Adventure (or Sub0), formerly known as Submachine 0: Ancient Adventure, is the first side game of the Submachine series.
List of locations
There is only one location in this game, namely:
This area is based on an ancient temple made of gray stone tiles. The outside of the ruins has a medieval castle style and features several statues depicting dragons with a Japanese touch not found in any other Submachine game so far. The inside of the ruins have an Egyptian and Mycenaean architectural style with statues of horses and jackals (which both reappear in Submachine 4) except for the construction material appears to be an easily broken, blue-tinted stone. Additionally, there are several golden statues of stylized winged scarabs, a common theme in Egyptian hieroglyphs. This location contains a wisdom gem.
This game is a lot shorter than the other games in the series and only features 18 screens; this is because it was an entry Mateusz Skutnik made for the Jay is Games Casual Gameplay Design Competition. Because of this, the game itself is not directly related to the main plot, although parts of the location (including the wisdom gem) reappear in Submachine 5.
- Extra rooms to the right of the beginning scene appear in the game's HD version, as well as in Submachine Universe in room 103. They show that the blue sky background appearing in the original game is fake, and the ancient ruins are actually linked to what looks like an area from the Root.
- The "0" in the original title is a tribute to Cube Zero.
- At 18 screens, this is the second-shortest Submachine game (the first being Submachine 1 v1 with 9 screens). The game can be completed in less than one minute.
|Main series||1: The Basement • 2: The Lighthouse • 3: The Loop • 4: The Lab • 5: The Root |
6: The Edge • 7: The Core • 8: The Plan • 9: The Temple • 10: The Exit
|Side series||Ancient Adventure • Future Loop Foundation • FLF • 32 Chambers • Submachine Universe • The Engine • The Explorers|
|Other games||iSubmachine • Sketch of Submachine 2|