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

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Escape The Screen

by HappyTransportGames - Jam Entry

A tiny puzzle game with all action happening inside a CRT screen.

Instructions available on the intro screen and readme file, inside the game.

This is the first game we submit as a team. We are Happy Transport Games and we'd be glad for all comments!

P.S.1 During submission it started raining and the internet disconnected. Let me tell you what kind of hell this is...
P.S.2 We made it though!
P.S.3 Here is our story:


You can contact us at: or at our facebook page:

Downloads and Links




samfreeman05 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:05am

Very fun but sometimes it's a bit hard to click on the right object (like textbox) and the pac man is really slow but good job

Murchurl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:03am

Awesome Idea! I honestly really liked the idea! Only downside was the arrow controls, it seems to keep going in the held arrows direction even though it was released. Graphics are also really nice!

Diamonde says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:11am

I really liked the concept, and the world felt very familiar (as I'm mainly a windows user). I couldn't understand how to complete the game, although it was fun trying!

dsoft20 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Nice little idea! How can I get the password for the user folder?

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:43pm

@dsoft20 It's a four digit password. Check the recycle bin for the names! ;)
We'll have a walkthrough soon. Since then you can contact us at: or at our facebook page:

admix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:37pm

I like the unusual idea.
To me, would be even cooler if this could be controlled by mouse.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:38pm

Neat game, but if a menu opens it doesn't seem you can close it?

SushiDestroy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:40pm

I couldn't type the password to access the user folder but it was enjoyable till this happen though.

SumGato says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Haha! Very nice idea, I like it. The character could run a bit faster.

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Fits the theme surprisingly well, a very innovative and fun game. Great job.

alecmilne says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:42pm

Very interesting take on the theme. Definitely a concept you could take much further with more time.

maxhaesslein says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Huurray!! Finished it!!

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:09pm

Excellent concept! I thoroughly enjoyed it until I got stuck with the text box for entering the password for the 'users' folder.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:21pm


About the password of the users folder check the title of the window. The Recycle Bin window will also help.


Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:23pm

@maxhaesslein Congrats mate! Hope you liked it!
@Asaratha Walk onto the X button. As you close any window in Windows :) ( just don't press Alt-F4 :D )

SwiftIllusion says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:08am

Sweet use of the theme :), enjoyed the way the clues were left about, was a small but fun experience, great work :D.
(Also really loved how well presented the image of each object was when opened, really felt like navigating a computer)

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:29am

That was a fun little mystery game, and I liked the solution. I would have liked it if pacman moved a little faster (possibly with a toggle for hitting those precise buttons), but either way it was still entertaining.

atombrot says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:04pm

I like the idea and the presentation very much but the controls and the objective have been a bit confusing at first (I tried to interact with the textbox. It took me a while to get that you have to click on it with the mouse.).

OctoTeam says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Loved it!

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:03pm

Doesn't seem to work for me, the screen stays white.
(Firefox 26, Flash 11.2.202, Java 1.7.0_50)

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Hey Rick,
You'll need the Unity Web Player plug in to play it. You can get it from here:

Thank you for the interest in playing our game :)

zzq says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:34am

Very nice

pht59x says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:44pm

You should make it clear Unity is required.

LeReveur says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:14pm

I like the idea, and your character have a better way than mine to exit from his trap ! :D

Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:20am

As I played, I expected the ghosts to come out at some point and chase me around a little. :D It might've been neat to have a little bit of a threat/pressure to get through it, but it was quite enjoyable just as it was! The password puzzle was good, and digging through the files to find printer drivers was cute and fun. I liked going through and peeking at all of the files and reading things. :)

This game was PRESENTED very well. Having the image of the CRT monitor surrounding the screen was clever, and the reward of the printer image at the end was pretty cool! I haven't yet seen a game here at LD with such nice presentation! :)

dunin says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:25am

this is a really cool idea!
The sound is a little annoying. And It's a shame that we can't play with all the windows options (but impossible ta do in a jam game)
But really cool concept!

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