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Dead End

by chaosBrick - Jam Entry

Can you survive in a dark shape-shifting maze full of evil monsters
seeking for your death? With few ammo and only one weapon you have
to fight your way through the labyrinth.

Will you survive?


Move - [W][A][S][D]
Reload - [R]
Shoot - Left Mouse Button
Look Around - move Mouse
Adjust flash light - Mouse Wheel
Set Ambient Light - [Up][Down]

For better game experience turn off the lights.
You have a flashlight, which you can (or must)
adjust using your Mouse Wheel so you can see
where you're going.

If you don't see anything then you can increase
the ambient light in the game. But still this is
meant to be played as dark as possible.

This game uses
- DirectX 9
- .Net Framework 4
- Pixel/Vertexshader 3.0

If one of these is not installed the game might not work.

Downloads and Links




ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:53am

good game.

eeely says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:35am

i died almost immediately. it's too dark in that maze :P

... and then it crashed...

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:36am

Just see a black screen

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:37am

I can't see anything. It's just a black screen for my. Too bad :(

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:39am

Well, the darkness is actually the point of this game :D
It would be nice to know, when exactly it crashed and what failure message you've got. We can maybe fix it then.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:05am

Also getting only black screen and sound effects.

clementd says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:28am

Yeah, I got the same problems, I got juste a black screen with the sounds effects like shooting. Is that a monster I hear ?

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:31am

You have to use your mouse wheel to adjust your flash light.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:41am

Nice textures, but it's really too dark..If you want to make a horror game,it's not good to just make it dark.

paquinn says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:46am

Had to turn my brightness up a lot to see anything. Still very impressive for a jam entry.

testzero says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:58am

"You have to turn the brightness up" is not an excuse.

"The darkness is the point of the game!" is not an excuse.

The game is literally just a black screen.

I took a screen shot and loaded it into photoshop to adjust the brightness manually. All completely black.

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:32am

if you have a complete black screen you maybe have problems with your DirectX. But we added a little feature to increase ambient lighting for people who see absolutely nothing. On every computer/screen combo we tested this on it worked perfectly.

BSODDevTeam says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:44pm

Nice game.

whilefun says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm

I too suffer from the "actually just a black screen" issue. Running GTX 970 on win 7 if that helps.

pi_pi3 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Just a black screen.

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:53pm

Did you try the Up/Down keys to increase ambient light?
Are you sure your system can run Pixelshader 3.0?

ragnta says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Nice game. :) Let me ask you how to find the errormessage in my game?

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:45pm

The error occurs dirctly after clicking the play button. before you even see graphics.

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Good challenge. I think that could have and target and reduces the spining speed (or maybe put that on settings). Good graphics. ^^

aeveis says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:55am

Everything is very well textured/shiny. I couldn't get out of the maze, the mouse sensitivity was too high for me, and sometimes there was a bit a lag making it hard to navigate.

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