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

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The House

by miguelmurca - Compo Entry

Work your way through The House, seemingly never-ending, and find music amid silence and unpleasant sounds.

HEADPHONES ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!, as they are part of the mechanic! Loud volume and fullscreen is also recommended.

CONTROLS:
Move Left: Left Arrow Key or A
Move Right: Right Arrow Key or D
Up floor (when next to a stairs door): Up Arrow Key or W
Down floor (same): Down Arrow Key or S
Close eyes: Space Bar

OBJECTIVE:
Find the tv with music playing.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#11Mood4.33
#22Audio4.00
#212Overall3.58
#233Innovation3.61
#277Graphics3.54
#610Fun3.04
#1171Theme2.40
#1987Coolness30%

Comments

Broivula says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:58pm

Well done! I'm not sure if it's a feature, but when I completed the game, the game started again for me. This time the lights were on and I could see everywhere. Neat, simple pixel art too. A fine entry.

miguelmurca says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:22pm

@Broivula Thank you! Re: Bug/Feature/Dark Magic/???: the game is supposed to restart, with a bigger house, but for some reason the "darkness" disappears. I can't pinpoint why though :/ Anyway, thank you for the kind words!

jacobalbano says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:38am

I didn't make a game so I can't rate, but this is absolutely terrifying. Great audio design.

munchor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:26pm

Closing my eyes really is a scary experience, well done on the audio!

adrianulima says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:52pm

very nice game, I loved the sounds and voices... great job!!

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:09pm

AWWWWWW IM Waiting for this style liked game ! XD Good work. Funny x) if you have time also check my "weird tower defense x)

Smiley says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10pm

I love the player character graphic :) and those ghosts reminds me of the tentacles in Day of the Tentacle :)

sprawl says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Great Audio Work on this one. I'm guessing there's probably something to find in the house, but I got lost.

Good job on the game.

miguelmurca says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:31pm

@Domicuc Already have, nice work!
@Smiley Hah, yeah, it was challenging to do a proper walk animation in about 5x4 pixels though!
@sprawl Thank you! Yeah, the objective is to "Find the tv with music playing".

allanolivei says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:24pm

I really like the graphics of the game and the idea to close your eyes.
But found the repetitive scenario.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:51pm

Very atmospheric and the mechanic makes it even more creepy. Which is good :D Nice work!

GGraca says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:47am

Awesome graphics and audio. Very nice idea to make the player only be able to use it's hearing when hiding

talecrafter says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Very interesting concept. Graphics and audio feel good.
Could have been a very great game with a bit more polishing/giving feedback to the player. Death could be more obvious and using the stairs also. Would have helped if the doors would have been different on different floors.
Great job so far.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:16pm

holy crap, was that a creepy experience, nice creepy mood, very clever horror game. There should be some feedback when a monster gets you, like a creepy scream and some gory imagery. love it, well done :)

Madball says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:53pm

The first experience amazed me! However, the goal is unclear and the game is obscure. What's going on? Why do I look for that TV?

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 11:55pm

This is amazingly atmospheric! The mechanic really struck me the first time because I had read the controls but didn't knew what to use it for. So scary hearing that voice the first time! Maybe the "monsters" shouldn't be so frequent, they quickly grow not-scary. Nonetheless, a great experience!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 4:04pm

interesting idea and well executed - graphics were simple but effective - great job

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