August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Poltergeist

by Gib - 48 Hour Competition Entry

First Ludum Dare, yay ! This has been fantastic :D

So you're kind of trapped in kind of a castle, and there are kind of ghosts everywhere, and you kind of need to escape their wrath and get out of the place.

Also, some ambient sounds. Put headphones on :)

A bug which makes the game to crash can sometimes be encountered after obtaining the second key, sorry..

EDIT 23/08 : I know the game is way too hard, but to challenge myself I've tried to beat it, moving slowly and hiding myself. And I did ! Just to see that I've failed my final trigger and the ending won't launch haha, owned..

EDIT 04/09 : An improved version of the game is now up on Kongregate. Remember to vote only according to the original "Web" version though :)

Made with FlashPunk. I used a slightly modified version of the lighting engine by Noel Berry.

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Ratings

#67Graphics3.63
#68Coolness7%
#109Audio2.95
#118Theme3.42
#130Overall3.24
#142Fun3.00
#177Humor2.13
#237Community2.53
#253Innovation2.76

Comments

JoeCool says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:22am

This is a very cool game. A little hard, but really fun gameplay. Congratulations to that entry!

KavuDX says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:49pm

GODDAMNIT. I spilt all my coffee when the first ghost screamed. That was some DAMN FINE audio improvisation my friend.

This is LD#21 most scary submission till now.

But I agree with the other comment, the game is really fun, albeit hard.

Congrats! CongratsX2 as this is your first time!

kavs says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:33pm

Horrifying audio. ;) Fun (but hard) little game!

pgil says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:43pm

Looks cool, but the screen scrolls at about half the speed that my character walks. Anyone else having that problem?

Gib says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:39pm

The scrolling speed is not actually a bug. I just wanted to encourage the player to progress carefully and not rushing too much. Didn't have the time to tweak the scrolling speed thought, it may be a bit slow..

Thanks for your comments :)

rawbits says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:15am

My heart is crashed because of the sound they make... uhh.
And it's impassible to avoid them to get the first key imho, so this is no fun for me.

R3ason says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:16am

Good gravy! Heard the first ghost and jumped outta my skin, accidentally hit a bunch of keys (which flipped desktop spaces on my Macbook Pro), and promptly died (in game). Job well done!

Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:09am

Dude, rock on for the nice lighting effect and animated main character. I died near instantly though to specters three or four times in a row, couldn't figure out how to avoid them. Still though, nice entry, just ease people in a bit.

callidus says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:24am

Dood this rocks! really nice entry. Nice mechanic, trying to run away from ghosts is quite scary. Good use of sounds and lighting to build a compellingly scary atmosphere. Although I like a good challenge but this game is perhaps a touch hard to start.

Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:38pm

This is hrad, but fun. Especially the introduction (but isn't it speeled "spectre"?

The atmossphere is also well done.

Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:23pm

The sound design was good :-)

My only grief with the game, is that I got killed by ghosts too many times while walking near de edge of the camera field of view. It would be better if the camera was centered on the player.

BurnZeZ says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:10pm

Amazing entry. The only problem is the resolution. On monitors with smaller screens, you can only view a portion of the game.

Shigor says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:13am

Oh the horror! :D Excellent entry, took me few times to learn to escape from ghosts (nad yeah, it might be a bit too hard)

Canyon says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:23am

I eventually got pretty good at avoiding the ghosts. But is there an end to the game? I got to the bottom right corner and you could just leave the map. Pretty awesome lighting. Congrats

Gib says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:58pm

@Canyon I edited the description of the game, I failed my final trigger, so the ending won't launch even if you reach the exit, sorry <_<

tequibo says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:44pm

Interesting mechanics. Looks promising, but unbalanced as it is. Sounds were too loud for my liking.
And game wouldn't fit in my browser window.
Anyway, good job!

kevglass says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:05pm

Found this really hard, maybe too hard to be lots of fun.

Doft says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:23pm

"Sounds were too loud for my liking. And game wouldn't fit in my browser window."

I beat it and nothing happens =(

Neilo says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:41am

Damn you! I had my headphones on quite loud and then it screamed >_< Nice work! Hard game, but I may go check my pants now after that rather loud scream -_-

Shadow says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:53pm

Loved the graphics and the whole mood of the game. It really gives you the feeling that you need to escape from that place quick before it drives you nuts. The sound annoyed the hell out of me. Difficulty is kinda high though.

angrygeometry says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:35am

apart from the resolution problem, this game is terrific. the atmosphere especially! i was nervous playing it!

Rolpege says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 5:07pm

Loved it! Screen resolution too big, tho :P

tcstyle says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 8:36am

Looks great. I was really shocked at my first contact with a poltergeist. The game is very hard. You have to be so cautious to avoid the ghosts.

uuav says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 5:01pm

ahah! this game scares me so much !!

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 10:41pm

Gotta be the scariest entry yet! :-)

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