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Fear of the Dark

by Rialgar - Competition Entry

You controll 4 pals that are trapped in a haunted mansion, you need all 4 to banish ghosts with your flashlights.

My first LD Entry, made in Java, no Framework or Basecode used.

If you want to use the code, you need to extract all the aditional ressources from the jar to make it work, otherwise it will spit out "Could not find thisandthat" Exceptions

EDIT: 3rd level is considered impossible alone, but can be done with a freind and two keyboards attached to the same Computer (I tried it out), should have mentioned that

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nitrik says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 10:15pm

Took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to be doing (and how to get rid of the ghosts), but cool concept and game!

Alan Lynn says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 3:17am

I had 3 guys together and pressed spacebar for the flashlight, which scared the ghost away, but it came back and got me before i could use the flashlight again.

Rialgar says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 11:19am

Alan Lynn: that is how it is supposed to be, you need all 4 to banish ghosts

May 3, 2011 @ 7:31pm

Really cool concept, but a bit hard to play on an azerty keyboard (the WASD character is difficult to control). Almost reached the end, but I must admit I didn't persevere. Anyway, fun game, and great work on the blog posting and stuff :)

SonnyBone says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 4:43am

Hmmm. Maybe instead of different key combos to control the guys, you could just use WASD or the arrows and then have a toggle button that switches between colors with an on-screen indicator? I dunno... The way it is now, I kept forgetting which set of buttons was for which guy. When developing a game, you can easily forget what it might be like for somebody that's never played your game, as you're SO CLOSE TO IT that everything is almost second nature.

The idea is really rad, though... and this would be a KILLER co op experience!

May 4, 2011 @ 5:46am

Interesting concept, kinda cool to be able to control a whole gang of dudes by myself on one keyboard.

Winterblood says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 3:44pm

Concept would work well multiplayer, but it's a bit of a nightmare for one player...

mwest says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 5:55pm

Well done, a good first entry!

Just a bit too much to control for 1 player...

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