Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Short spooky adventure... More info when I'm awake again...

The next day

Okay, here we go :

"Scratch" is a short Horror / Interactive Fiction game about a person that finds something is moving underneath her/his skin.
See it as a collection of creepy (very) short stories build into one game, should be easy to complete within 10 minutes or ... LESS...! ;)

Later that day

Added distributions for Win, Mac and Linux... So there you go!

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liamtwose says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:39am

Didnt know if I wanted to watch! Quite a funny little game.

mutuware says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:29pm

I think I'll just leave my arm alone now...

evilDan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Neat! I liked the way the image switched, but I couldn't manage to progress without dying.

I liked the WASD-esque control in this context. A little dark though

Gwinnell says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Are those pictures of your arms/hands and your apartment? :p

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:43pm

@Gwinnel : All the stuff I found around the house, and on a trip to the netherlands... Also, the arm is mine, of course. One ending has a picture of the rest of me, too... ;)

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:44pm

@evilDan : There are "good" endings, just that some are random... :)

mogwai says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:51pm

Spooky. Hit the TBC ending.

Zerkruemler says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:09am

That felt creepy. I didn't really understand how to know what to do and what not, but I just tried all the possibilites.
After some bad endings I found someting, but I didn't feel like a good ending.
I enjoyed that the photos are of such a bad quality, I didn't want to see them in more detail anyway.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:09pm

At first I thought I would be seeing disturbing pictures of someone cutting his arm. I ended up in another dimension though :P

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:14am

It's a strange story which horrified me... but a good entry. THX. It seems to me we want just discover your appartment. In fact the storyline isn't really important :)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:42am

Very interesting use of the theme and a great entry! I included it in part 3 of my Ludum Dare 29 compilation video series, if you'd like to take a look :)

rylgh says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:41am

great job! creeped me out, and portraying it as physical photos felt very unique

JNyknn says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:18pm

Interesting concept and wonderful atmosphere. Great job!

Muu? says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:44pm

I was not able to reach any "good" ending. I tried a lot of different stories but I kept dying in a way or another. :(

Nice horror game. I really liked the use of real life photos.

ceosol says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:22am

I like choose your own adventure time things. I was sad when I hit all of the endings :(

PapyGaragos says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:41pm

"well if it moves... I don't think I should scratch it"
Game over
"Oh... ok"

I hit 4 or 5 endings, and I don't know if any of these could be considered a "good" ending. Are there any?

May 2, 2014 @ 4:31pm

@PapyGaragos : That's a though question, sometimes you live, but that's not always a good thing, I guess... One ending just shows a picture of me, but I think that doesn't count as "good" either. It's all in the mind of the player, I'd say. ;)

Custard Games says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 12:56pm

Cool game. I really liked the keyboard control as opposed to having to click the various options.

Bashosha says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:30am

Nice work ;), lots of ppl used the idea of smth beneath the skin just as I did!!

May 4, 2014 @ 8:13am

@Bashosha: Yeah, that was kinda obvious, wasn't it! ;) I'll check out your game later, looks a bit similar to mine, but I guess it plays differently... :)

goerp says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 11:55am

Haha, how do I score this on fun? Well it's a kind of fun.
Nice take on the theme and a great mood. I was curious what was beneath, but good horror also leaves stuff to the imagination.

I think it also was a nice way to present this short adventure. Just enough graphics to set the mood.

The only thing I would think you could change is the pixel font. I think it doesn't fit the game.

littleball says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Great little game, if a little freaky!

Ragzouken says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 9:22am

moody, i like it!

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