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

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Lost with a compass

by Zylann - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Unzip files wherever you want, execute LD30.exe.
(.Net framework 4 might be needed)


You are lost in a forest where phantoms seem to suck your health out of you. You have a gun, but cannot shoot them, because they are... well, ghosts.
However, their world is connected to reality with portals. These can be spotted with your compass. Kill as many phantoms as you can in their dimension, but don't stay here too long!


I had difficulties to elaborate the full gameplay loop, but I actually came up with something a bit late.
The game is playable, there might be some minor bugs and lacks of things to do after 5 min playing, but I think I can add more gameplay in future updates.

Play with headphones for the mood! :)


- I used SFML.Net and a custom C# framework for the code (porting to MacOS and Linux should be easy with Mono),
- Reaper DAW, my voice and free plugins for sound,
- Paint.NET for graphics

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ShivanHunter says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:32am

Excellent atmosphere! I like the use of shadows. Collision got a bit frustrating at times when I collided with the edge of trees and stopped moving.

hazzahazzam says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:28am

Very, very nice game, one of the better ones actually. Hard to play with small screen resolutions though.

renatopp says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Nice sounds e graphics. Gameplay is repetitive, as you said, but works well to a LD game. Nice job.

TheGreenTie says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Wow. The atmosphere in this game is just amazing. I liked the use of the theme.
My score is 38 :)

Vandash says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:06am

I died, deep in a forest, in the dark, alone, surrounded by crazy ghosts.

metalchouchen says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:52am

The atmosphere is grea

metalchouchen says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:54am

(ps : sorry for the double post).

The atmosphere is great! My score is 21, may be it could be more fun with a more nervous shoot :)

Crefossus says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 11:29am

For me could use an end objective for a sense of completion besides score.
I do like the game over sound, text, and overall polished ui.

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