December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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Shadows in the Night

by jwkim - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A 2D survival horror game about a boy facing his darkest fears at night!

Goal: Carefully sneak past the shadows, and escape from the nightmare.

Controls:
Walk : Click with Left Mouse Button.
WASD keys on the Keyboard.
Moves slowly, but silently.

Run : Hold down Left Shift.
Moves faster, but may alert a shadow.

Crouch : Hold down Left Ctrl.
Hide behind obstacles to remain out of sight.
Crouching makes Billy feel safer, and gradually recovers health.

Interact : Space Bar
Keys - Pick them up to progress to the next level.
Doors - Open them to progress to the next level.
Light Switch - Light stuns the shadows for 10 sec.


Description:
Every night, Little Billy is haunted by the same dream. He finds himself all alone, in an abandoned home, chased by frightening shadows that torture him until he wakes from the nightmare. Escape from the shadows, and survive the night!

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Ratings

#183Theme3.15
#335Mood2.33
#420Graphics2.38
#448Innovation2.15
#511Audio1.33
#539Humor1.38
#541Overall2.23
#604Community1.80
#619Fun1.62
#685Coolness0%

Comments

pythong says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 6:23pm

Uuuuuuuuh the concept of the WASD+ctrl+shift keys doesn't really work. Had a hard time playing if I hadn't had a mouse (what about lefties :)?)

kj654321 says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 5:26pm

I like the idea of hiding / sprinting and the art. I think an easier control scheme would be good and possibly a way of knowing/predicting whether a ghost can see you.

cobhc6 says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 7:50pm

Interesting idea but the controls are a bit disturbing. A soundtrack or a graphical update would have helped to get more the feeling of stealth and loneliness.

bitbof says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 1:32am

It's definitely challenging. But I never liked stealth games, especially
when I have to wait long and don't know when enemies are going to see me.
Me standing just a few meters away and them not seeing me never made
sense to me.

I'm not sure if there are multiple levels, but I couldn't go through the
first door which I unlocked. The screenshot you posted looks unfamiliar.

Kinda fun that if you're attacked by just one ghost and crouch, you
won't die. :P

Shigor says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 8:22pm

Extremely clunky controls are killing it... having to release all keys and then hold the one I want now use is very unfriendly. I also found it too easy to get stuck in items in the level with no way out but restart.
Fix the controls and it might be fun.

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