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Pac Hunters

Posted by (twitter: @thatorange08)
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 12:04 pm

My Ludum Dare experience didn’t go too horribly… in the duration I came up with 3 quite nice game ideas, 1 of which turned into my Ludum Dare game jam entry(the other 2 are potentially future projects).

When faced with the “You Are The Monster” theme, I started thinking of various classic video games, and trying to reverse the roles. At first I thought reversing Pacman would be a bit too ambitious, thinking the AI would be hard to program… but when I finally decided to hunker down and give it a try, it turned out it wasn’t so difficult(experimentation paid off!).

And that is how Pac Hunters came to be.

hunting a dangerous pacman

In Pac Hunters you take control of a single ghost(you switch to another one if you get eaten) and try to help corner the sadistic pacmen who are attempting to make off with your highly valuable ghost pellets! After catching all the pacmen in each level you will go to a new room with new challenges. It’s very important to keep the pacmen from ever reaching the powerups, if they do… it can be fatal. Don’t let them eat all your pellets either.

You can give the game a go right in your browser on the Ludum Dare page: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-33/?action=preview&uid=4109

About halfway through the Jam I was reading the rules and discovered even the music has to be made in the time limit… which means no browsing the internet looking for a suitable track! Fortunately one of my composer friends was online and was happy to compose a track for my game! I don’t think the music could have been any better! Really impressed by my friend, Nicholas Short!

Thanks for reading and have fun! :)

-orange

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