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Dark Escape

by Masadow - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The goal is to find the exit. You only have your flashlight to look around.

Use your mouse to direct your flashlight
Use WASD or Arrow keys to move around.

Try to find the exist as fast as possible and post your best below :)

I know I could improve the game a lot, at the time of submitting, I have 10 hours left. But due to a lack of ideas and also a lot of work aside from LD to do, I'll stick with this.

Game made with Haxe and Haxeflixel library

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Lucio says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:01pm

I like this concept. The flashlight reveals little about the place, and makes the game not easy at all. but I miss enimies

magicspark says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Finished in 17 seconds :) You should at least let the winning screen last 1 second, the first time I won I did not see the exit and won, which means that I was still pressing an "up" key so the winning screen disappeared instantly...

stvr says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:30pm

Interesting concept, the overlaid map is probably superfluous, and I gave up because I had no idea what to look for.

Masadow says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:30pm

@stvr: Indeed, the level design is terrible :/ But the innovative point is about the overlaid map

BooleanByte says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 7:02pm

205 seconds :|. well, i tidnt know wher i wanted to go. first saw the goal when i got to it. It was a litle bit frustrating to dont't at all know wher i whuld nd up. but i assume thats a part of the challenge :)

Candyhandy says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:31am

Awesome concept.

frogcheese says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 5:29pm

Boy, was I terrible at this. I finally found the exit, but I think I'll keep my score to myself... :P Cool concept, navigating a maze in the dark was hard enough, but the overlay really added another dimension of difficulty to it.

Lucariatias says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 6:12pm

A very interesting mechanic, yet infuriating. Good interpretation of the theme, it just needed more atmosphere, the sounds became irritating and the game didn't look fantastic.

Teesquared says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 6:14pm

Sadly, I could not escape.

mark.goetz says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Got mine in 65 seconds! I like the tradeoff between moving and using your flashlight. I think some graphical and audio polish would've helped, as well as making it clear what the exit looks like. I did like how the exit turned out to be close to the start, though.

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