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Detective Shadow

by Mandraw - Jam Entry

Boring rambling /On/
I want to say : It's teh first time I do a game (outside of my head , I mean) I'm bad at art , i do now some programmation language but it's the first time I apply it to a game.Anyways these hours have been fun and frustrating , making games is awesome !
Boring rambling /off/

You are a detective who just woke up in front of the house he needed to search for a criminal case...but he seems to have a little black out : before he can remember what happened , he hears a sound behind him , and his soul scream : RUN !

I wanted to do 10 romms , and more interactivity , but time is hard oII think I'l do a refined , with true art version...
For now , enjoy this one, i hope ^^"

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MrBlade says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:54pm

This game is alright, I guess. I got stuck once I got the key, got in the house, went in the right door and went right. With the forks, and bowl...Puking or something? 4/10.

Mandraw says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:04pm

hey first game and i'm reading along the manual...anyways , im almost donbe with the old kitchen...

psychomonster says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:28pm

Maniac Mansion like :D Found the key... died in a hole at the left room ^^

tigerj says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:16pm

I played a little on Wine running on linux. I like how you mixed the artwork. for your first game it's an accomplishment to just finish.

Keep up the good work and you'll earn a lot of experience in the process.

my first game was some REALLY WEIRD geometry shooter in flash.

Tanser says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:55am

The art is a bit of a mess, you could of put some mysterious soundtrack too. Also - arrow keys and mouse? Recipe for disaster! Put WASD atleast.
Although it is not that bad, keep on working and you can show great work! :)

Mekuri says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:03pm

For a first game this is not bad. It was awfully short though, at least I think. I managed to get 2 endings, after jumping into the hole.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:59am

no music, no sounds, but nice idea. Good work

MatrixBai says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:03am

The female scream scared me...

Mandraw says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:21pm

To answer some of you : I didnt want to put wasd , I have a non-qwerty keyboard and i always hazd probems playing games...arrow keys are on every keyboard and if you dont have to use others keys(like ctrl , alt, shift...) they are not bad...

I'm bad at is worse , so until i find

Mandraw says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:28pm

To answer some of you : I didnt want to put wasd , I have a non-qwerty keyboard and i always hazd probems playing games...arrow keys are on every keyboard and if you dont have to use others keys(like ctrl , alt, shift...) they are not bad...

I'm bad at is worse , so until i find someone who can help me with it...

there is a third ending but i couldnt include it :/
It was to be at least 10 rooms , but midway i choose to completely change the art, it was really bad :/

Actually the screamer is a boy , but i cannot blame you for thinking otherwise XD

senseidav says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:38pm

This is one of the few graphic adventures has appeared in this contest, so that I give you good points.

Art its good, althought you you are bad i think not.. I think a little of music has had encouraged the party too..

Good work, keep on.

blackotus says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:40pm

I think this has a nice premise, and can be worked further upon!

As an advice, do try to follow control conventions: arrow keys and mouse is a little strange combination.

Keep working on your games! :)

haloflooder says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 6:30pm

The room with 2 doors were confusing because they both said it was wrong. I had to click on one door a few times and it let me in. I didn't get the puzzle there. lol.

Mandraw says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 8:02pm

That because you must go in before some seconds : if you don't go quick , the monster is waiting behind the door

gmaker says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 9:55am

not bad!! great idea! good job!

Binary Gambit says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:22pm

Good work on your first game! Cant wait to see what you do in the next Ludum Dare

GrooveMan says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 1:18pm

A mouse and arrow-keys feels rather finnicky and imprecise (mostly because I wasn't sure whether I should be clicking on my character, the item, or what). Mapping investigate to something like the space bar, and having a visual indicator (like a ! above the character's head) would make this much clearer.

Mandraw says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:39am

Yeah that would have bee better , but I was a little in a panic/frenzy between the fact I never used gamemaker , the fact I never made a game and the fact that I wasn't sure if What I was doing was worth putting online... in the end I learned how to use gamemaker , and I finished a game(cool!) and friends encouraged me (they said they would kick my ass if I didn't put it online XD) anyways I'll keep all of your advices for next time !

Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:23pm

Hey this is my first LD and first time with game maker also... nice game mandraw, I thought the visuals were actually good and also that demon really caught me by surprise lol

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