December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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A Night in Arkham

by gty - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A Night in Arkham is a text-based game where you take control of a previously unconscious guy that doesn't know anything about what's happening around.

What should you do?

I've take the +1 Goats optional theme as well.

The game takes place around 1940 and lots of hp lovecrafts references are inside too.

I hope you enjoy it. :3

Downloads and Links




Starspell says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:22pm

Your game says I need to download unity web player when I already have it. Additionally my anti-virus program didn't like your site. I'll try again later on a different machine.

jerrre says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:30pm

A key to speed up the text would be nice if you play a second time

joecarrot says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:31pm

'Use lockpick'

you can't use that.


Klakwa says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:31pm

For me using Unity for this type of game makes it hard to play. The whole box thing to enter commands to which you need to change focus is a bit of a pain. It would play much better as a regular Windows console app.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:06pm

How do you exit the Bedroom?

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:58pm

Pro tip for future players: You use the lock pick first going "pick lockpick" - pick means "pickup"!

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:06pm

A good ol' fashioned text adventure, I see. The story was pretty gripping, actually. I agree on a way of speeding up the text.
I had some good fun with this one, thanks! Keep making games. :D

FrederickK says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:42pm

Like they said, would be nice a quicker new game.
I liked the atmosphere of the game, much like the real old games.
Good game!

gty says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:36am

i didn't have enough time to test the text speed and some other features in the game.

the pick/pickup thing makes total sense, you`re right.

i`ve tried to make the game easier like if you do have the key/lockpick you simply go through the door and there's no "use lockpick" like you've tried. maybe that's a real problem because it's not that obvious.

i`ve tried on my pc yesterday and everything went ok then i`ve tested the game today and it asked a new unity plugin. weird but it worked. and my "site" is so i don't think i can do anything about it haha

thanks for the feedback.

Floko says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:28pm

It was pretty interesting indeed =]
I wish I could pick up more than one object at once , like :

Pick Lockpick and Stealthpotion

And receive both items instead of having to type pick for each one of them...

I really enjoyed it, though =]

illugion says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:19am

The game was too slow =/ it could be better with more speed

Lyonsbanner says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 6:10pm

"You are the useless humain I never known" Thanks :/

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