Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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by vanZeben - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Built in pure Java in 48 Hours


Going into cover will make your spirit invisible on the other side. You can temporarily reverse your polarity to move your spirit out of limbo... But this takes a lot of stamina to control, which you can replenish by hiding. Baddies will attempt to eat your spirit so watch out!

- Space Bar to start game... Tap space bar to hide in open doors/go invisible
- W or Up to reverse your polarity...

I streamed most of the game over on my twitch page @

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Lacaranian says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:20am

Another ghost game, cool! Hitting the least popular final round theme as well as the chosen one, a great way to go. Made it maybe 1500, then died a terrible spirit death.

fissionmoon says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:23am

Fun game, I really like the artstyle and music. One thing though, after I closed it the music just kept playing until I found the process in the task manager and killed it. You might want to add a quit button or something that closes the game properly.

ViliX says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:49am

I've seen this concept before, but the graphics and mood is awesome :) Good job!

francoisvn says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:50am

For some reason it's not working for me on Linux. Throws exception: "javax.sound.sampled.LineUnavailableException: line with format PCM_SIGNED 44100.0 Hz, 16 bit, stereo, 4 bytes/frame, little-endian not supported."

ruthiepee says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:55am

Fun little game with some unique gameplay. I like the simplicity in the controls and the pixel character's walk cycle. The music has that perfect "spooky" vibe. I think if there was one thing that could be improved, it's the interface. There's text going off the screen, aligned funny, etc. But overall I enjoyed it, got around 1800 points!

Boodog says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:05pm

Sweet job! The graphics, idea, and sound are all awesome! Pretty fun too :)

ob6160 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:16am

Great game! Solid concept and graphics are awesome (:

SgtGorm says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 4:53am

Nice simple game :), great graphics and the music adds that nice "spooky" tone. Great job! Although the game does not close properly, music still plays but thats only a minor complaint

Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:55pm

I scored 2000, great work! the concept is original! it would be awesome if you added more stuff but its ok :D Nice!

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Fun little runner. Could have been a bit more challenging up front.

Sep 4, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Clever game, great use of the theme!

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