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by reostra - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Navigate the twisted maze that is diamond castle, but beware: Every 10 seconds, a ghost will appear to try to drive you away!
Only the holy candles, placed at the four corners of the maze, can protect you against them.

Controls: W/A/S/D moves, Space jumps, q/e rotates

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atgaubatz says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:27am

Loved the use of lighting to further the gameplay. Started out feeling like a pac-man clone, but ended up taking on a really cool survival horror feel.

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:28am

Nice! A First Person Pac-Man game! That was really cool. Nice use of theme.

TheThirdOne says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:28am

I don't see how this pertains to the theme, sensitivity felt too high, and I didn't really know what to do.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:30am

Interesting. Kind of reminded me of a 3D Pacman.

ChrisGaudino says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:34am

Mouse was way to sensitive for me. Would definitely benefit from a sensitivity setting.

Jeff Melton says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:34am

A little hard to control. I did not really understand the mechanics.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:39am

When I first started playing I thought "hmmm... feels... familiar", after the first 10 seconds, "Could it really... could it be..." and then I got my first invincibility power-up, I nearly screamed "3D PACMAN!!"

Lovely idea, and well executed.

tigerj says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:55am

Man did it take me a long time to find that last gem I missed.

At first I thought it was a maze until I died..

then I thought it was a survival game until I found a candle..

really nice concept. good play and good game.

Zephyr89 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:26am

There was an original diamond castle?

Anachron says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:29am

I got 99 problems but a diamond ain't one. Are the ghosts invisible?

ravine says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:52pm

Fun Pacman type game. Being able to jump did feel a bit useless. I did press jump a few times when I turned around and was startled by a ghost, though.

Nick Weihs says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:55am

I really dig it man! First person pacman coolness but it was only one level : ( Jumping didn't seem to do anything or am I missing somethin? Nice!

loxo says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Nice idea! I like the simple graphics. A minimap and easier controls would be nice . I don't know why, but I was startled by the candle sound effects.

g_o says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 8:56pm

Pretty nice game

Jedi says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 10:46pm

It made me smile when I realized I was playing Pac-Man from a first person perspective! :D

I would have like some music and sound effects for picking up diamonds.

Like atgaubatz said, the colored lighting for the ghosts was a brilliant touch! It took me forever to find the last 6 diamonds but when I did, the ending made me laugh out loud. :)

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