Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Escape the darkness - by dearenot

by dearenot - Jam Entry

Your goal is to light whole screen using torches, pick up them and avoid monsters that will slow you and reduce the light

controls are WASD

used Haxe + OpenFL

no audio at all, sorry

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Jerom-2014 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:41pm


6DownStudios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:52am

Nothing quite as scary as band of upside-down grim reapers! I think a thicker line width and some fills could have helped the art a bit, but despite the simple mechanic the game's pretty fun and well balanced.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:28am

I like the concept ...! Very fun!

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:29am

Cool light mechanic! There were some interesting gameplay choices when you had to decide whether to cross the screen to get a torch that might die before you got there, or try to wait for one that might be closer.

Getting hit by a lot of monsters in the dark was kind of annoying since you couldn't really see them, but I suppose that was the point!

Nelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:29am


Samm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:35am

Sort of gets easier as you go, but interesting game. I didnt hear any music or audio.

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:36am

Little glitchy, but very innovative :)

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:41am

Strangely, I found myself NEEDING to keep the torches lit...not just for the game, but for my own sanity. Good job very creative.

Topaz Studios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:44am

Finished in 20 seconds - personal best. Nice concept.

Mekuri says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:14am

Nice and simple little game! I liked the light mechanic, it kind of made you feel safer the more light you had.

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:16am

I won! I liked the frantic feel and it fits well with the theme :) Didn't hear any audio.

Kain.Oborin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:17am

It was an interesting concept. It took me a second to realize exactly what I was doing. I'd definitely play a more horror game based on this concept. Keep up the good work.

JFern says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:47am

Light mechanic is very cool! Harder in the beginning then near the end

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:48am

I won the game in 38 seconds. The player slows down sometimes and at the beginning of the game there's always a monster ready to attack you. That light mechanic was a good choice though. Good game :D

ramyaanudeep says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:11am

nice concept....

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:18am

I survived 43 seconds :)

I like the art style, the crappyness (sorry) works with the theme.
Game works really well, but I couldn't figure out why I started shaking and my controls reversed.

Very well done!

BadPaul34 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:21am

Nice concept, can be an addictive endless.
I don't know if you forgot or lacked time, but you maybe should add some feedbacks showing your character's state, and a circle around the torches, even when lighted, to know when they are going to disappear.

The collision box seems a bit big too, no?

Anyway it's a nice concept, good job :)

pcmaster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:46pm

Simple and finished, good job :)

Kaijuu says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:20am

Хороший концепт!

memilian says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:23pm

cool idea !

Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:54pm


Dans17 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:00am

Nice game, I think you should continue to develop the idea.

pht59x says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Despite my non QWERTY keyboard, this is a good little fun game that would do better with sound effects and music. It would also be nice not to have to switch between the keyboard and the mouse to reset the game. Pleasant graphics.

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