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Help Me (Because I Can't Help Myself)

by gravyhands - 48 Hour Compo Entry

WASD to move
Click to attack
(or use a controller)

You play as a person on a spree killing in a mall. Every 10 seconds after a kill, the hallucinations start back up. The only way to keep the voices from coming back is to kill.

If there are witnesses to your kill, the police have a description of you.

The police will try to capture you without hurting you, but if you pose an immediate threat, they'll just shoot you.

There are 6 possible endings (which is really just 6 possible messages).

I hope you enjoy my first Ludum Dare entry!

Edit #1

Hint for the endings:
"Leave" the mall in each of 3 possible ways, either with or without killing people.

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:20am

Nice idea!

keenow says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:46am

Hah! I like it! It's fun to see how many you can get before you get caught.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:32am

I really dig the "insanity" of the character. This is quite a unique take on the theme and it was done really well. I like the graphics since they fit into the feel of the game really well.

mactinite says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:39am

Wow. Just wow. Like what a tough subject wow. Good job though.

Feysoura says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:20am

Never saw hallucinations!
Audio could use a bit of work. Also, movement. Graphics were nice. Overall, good one!

Feysoura says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:24am

I saw them now! I was just really impatient. Audio was really great during hallucinations, but not in the killings. Graphics during hallucinations were awesome too. Really made you feel uncomfortable. Awesome.

carlsommer says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:28am

Great Mood about the game, especially when the hallucinations start to kick in. Also, the "witness" mechanics seemed to work very well.

Ghostik says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:28am

I love the concept. It was fun to play it.

choqaae says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:52pm

Great mood

xgeovanni says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:53pm

I got five endings, but the sixth one has eluded me.

3ndo says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:11pm

Clever use of theme. Worryingly addictive.

Komradus says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:26am

That was fantastic! Quite addicting and the witness mechanics were really well done. Could use a sprint button though.

Glockenspiel says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:10pm

almost got a siezure from this

MegaMasterX says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:25pm

Creative as what! A lot of thought went into this concept, and I dig it.

CuberToy says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 2:11am

Ok, that was kinda insane, and weird... Nice idea ! Theme well used. The game makes me kinda incumfortable though but I guess it's a good thing.

ocmu says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 2:13am

Really good game, fun, great take on the theme, and controller support! I think i got 4/6 endings... any chance you can spoil all of them for us?

Thermite says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 2:13am

Very smart theme use, and I love the fact that the hallucinations are the only visual clue to the ticking clock. Good job.

blay09 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:49pm

Nice entry, it was fun to try and sneakily kill everyone :)

jwolf says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 2:57am

Interesting concept and rather different. Good use of AI, too.

Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:04am

Just could get three endings =(
Absolutely great entry, excelent use of the theme! Loved the allucinations, the first time I waited until I killed myself just to see what would happen. Very powerful, and yet really fun. Five stars on all categories!

ratalaika says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 8:47am

Nice game, quite funny to play!!

Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:21am

We need games like this in the world.
Right now they lock you up just for telling a joke on the internet about shooting up a school.
We need this to exist to remind us that we are still free to imagine, to create..

Static 64 says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 7:56pm

It reminds me of Quill 18's Paper Town. Kind of creepy.

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