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

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Daddy Ghoul

by Maxom - Compo Entry

!I now included a bugfix version I made after the Jam!
!Of course you can play the normal Version, but there was an bug you could abuse very easy!

!Might be a problem with the Light on Windows 32-Bit!
!Please tell me if it's to dark and I'll fix it!

Try to die. It won't be a problem. In fact, it's the only way to complete the game.
Let your corpses rot away, but be carefull that the ghosts don't eat them. Rotten corpses will spawn bugs, who are killing ghosts.
If every ghost is dead, you win.

The whole idea was to integrate your old tries into the new try, so you get an entire game on one screen. Then, it became a little bit different.

-Navigation buttons (Joystick or Keyboard)

Thanks for playing!

Downloads and Links




Waterman7 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Too dark. 10/10

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:08am

looks good but I'm on mac.

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:13am

Reminds me a graveyard from Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Rene Damm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:21am

Sorry, too tark. Can't see a thing :(

AndresGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:24am

Was pretty good except seemed kind of meticulous more than fun. Consider adding another element.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:27am

380 mb? Really? A runtime? Gosh, so much work. But worth it! The game is fun, good looking, and the mechanic is interesting. The win condition isn't very exciting (honestly I didn't even expect to win) but seeing the bugs going after the ghosts after you've drawn them away is pretty neat.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:33am

Also, nice pun :)

Headmade says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:49am

The Graphics are solid, but audio would have added alot to the mood.
I didn't understand what I was supposed to do. I thought I had to evade the ghosts as they were killing me. I read your description now, I wish I had known this before.

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:40am

very cool! :)

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:41pm

I didn't understood what i was supposed to do at first, I needed to read the instructions.
The mechanic idea is very interesting, but need a bit of refinement (the first time I won without even moving, and the second time it seemed very tedious)
The graphics are neat, and overall, good idea but not easy to grasp at first

guldlock says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:05pm

I like the mood of the game!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:32am

I guess the game isn't dark, probably your video card doesn't support Unreal Engine shaders or some other stuff. I have a poor Intel HD graphics card here in the office, the game is completely black, there are lights and ghosts only, everything else is "dark". I'll try to get an nVidia card or I'll try at home later. :)

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:16pm

I lime the graphic style of it.

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:45pm

good job ^^

Crushenator says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:03am

Yeah cool graphics mate I liked that. It was not too dark for me.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:18am

Nice game, It scares me but sometimes I can't see fix the lighting please

talecrafter says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:40am

Good game. Presentation is nice and gameplay is an interesting concept, although a bit easy perhaps.
A simple audio track would have greatly enhanced the already good atmosphere.
Lighting was good for me in Win-32 Version.

ricklesauceur says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:30am

First time i see a game using this engine. The runtime memory is a bit high but who really cares in the end. There is a lighting issue, strange...

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:15am

I really liked the idea, and the graphics were kinda nice. No audio though, which is a real shame! :( I liked the idea for the game mechanics - they were very original!

Maybe next time, try and have your download a little smaller. I wasn't expecting this to take a full 784 MB on my hard drive :(

Warboys says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:16am

Interesting mechanic... so you have to die in a place that's safe and then lure guys away with your next life so the corpse rots and spawns bugs to kill the ghosts? Haha that was a long sentence.

Graphics and lighting was very pretty and a unique mechanic indeed! Nice job

Hellequin says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:06pm

Wow... I like the concept! And the graphics is just awesome! Well done!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:57pm

ncie work

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