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

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Extraterrestrial Confinement

by icedvariables - Compo Entry

Warning: This is a horror game and is therefore designed to scare you. Play at your own risk.
Note: After the wee intro thing, it can take several seconds to load.

In Extraterrestrial Confinement you play a scientist whose job is to watch over a creature locked up in your laboratory. Failing to do so will lead to your gruesome and bloody death.

How to play:

To win you have to be alive at 6:00 (the game starts at 1:00). You will see down the right side the monster's stats. The most important one is happiness - if the monster gets too unhappy then it will escape its chamber and tear you apart. Down the left hand side are some buttons. Feed and water increase the creature's hunger and thirst respectively. Experiment, after 10 seconds, will increase your money but also decrease hunger, thirst and happiness. Toggle door will open and close the door behind the monster. Leaving the door closed will slowly drain your money but if you leave it open the monster will attack you earlier.

Water costs 30 dosh.
Food costs 40 dosh.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#272Mood3.27
#294Humor2.92
#685Audio2.48
#830Theme3.38
#1034Innovation2.34
#1036Graphics2.31
#1064Overall2.62
#1149Fun2.14
#1550Coolness45%

Comments

Insality says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 2:23pm

this breathing... im scared :D

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:33am

Pretty fun game!!!

ranseur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:52am

Someone has been playing scary games lately!

moldfire says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:16am

not bad, though it would have been good to know how much it cost to feed and water the monster.

donan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:44am

Scary and nice game. As stated by moldfire, it would have been nice to know the value of food and water :)

frokes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Cool idea but the feeding and watering dont seem to do alot. Also i got a bug where it said i won even though i was eaten...? Other than that, cool!

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Yeah breathing is weird xD,game is fun :)

icedvariables says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:19pm

Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I really appreciate it.

To frokes: I intended that feeding and watering had not too much of affect so that the game is not too easy. The bug is due to the fact that the death screen is literally plastered over the top of the game. This means that all the timers continue in the background. If you die very near 6:00 then the death screen may change into the win screen.

icedvariables says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:24pm

To moldfire and frokes: Sorry about that, I didn't realise until I submitted that I never stated the prices in the actual game!

icedvariables says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:27pm

Opps, I meant "To molfire and donan:"

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:01pm

nice, very creepy

karol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:27am

When the loading screen said "Connecting to camera", I was pretty expecting to see my face on the screen in a moment. What I saw surprised me, to say the least. An interesting game. Very creepy, but I'm pretty sure that's intentional.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:47pm

Haha I missed the beginning and thought that Experiment, Water and Feed were actions that the monster was doing. Thought that was a bit weird.

Scary stuff, great job man.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:06am

It has a great mood despite the simplicity of the graphics. That breathing... :O

Gameplay is a tad confusing tbh.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Interesting take on this relatively recent genre. The sounds are super creepy. Good job!

Taldius says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:59am

Nice little, I like the idea of the horror tamagotchi game.
Good job.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Good idea - some more variations (like the outcome of the experiments) would be great.

Well done!

calavera says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:18pm

was hard to remember how to play during the game, like what everything cost. great mood though.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:53pm

what the hell did I just play!? Very interested and messed up that it's actually fun. The graphics make it really funny. I just didn't understand where I could see how much money I got to feed it.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:03pm

nice work

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