Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Soul Shutter

by hitchh1k3r - Jam Entry

Investigate an old abandoned manor that's supposedly haunted. Use your old Polaroid camera to capture any wayward souls on film, and escape with the evidence! Be careful; if anything scares you, you'll drop your photos!

Share your High Scores and favorite photos in the Comments!

Aim: Mouse
Shoot: Left Click / Ctrl
Zoom: Mouse Wheel / Right Click + Mouse
Menu: Escape

The environment can block your camera shots, so time them well
Ghosts take damage based on how well the photo is framed
Frame your targets and scenery objects well for more points
If you lose your last photo, you'll flee the manor

Our Team:
HitchHiker - @HitchH1k3r -

Solifuge - @Dahold

Naali - @AlopexL

Downloads and Links




Solifuge says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:04am


Here's my High Score & Favorite Picture:

naali says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:10am

Domus defunctorum

High Score: 4167
Fav Photo:

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:19am

This is great, I could not beat the 4167 so it stands... for now.

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:20am

I can honestly say I was not expecting a railshooter fatal frame mashup but lo and behold. Quite fun, though it gets a bit repetitive and the hitbox on actually capturing the ghosts can be awkward at times. GG.

hitchh1k3r says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:41am

Whoops, I'm too late to join the top comments... ^_^

My Current Highscore: 4213

Favorite Photo:

ccglp says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:34am

Fatal frame refereces, this is good, like all unbuggy 3D games in JAM, so good work

infernalad says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:34am

Absolutely amazing idea, man :)
High score:4511
Here is my fav photo

j_peeba says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:36am

A great idea and nicely executed. The environments in particular were impressive!

The biggest enhancement to the game would have been some spooky music to fill in some of the quiet moments but other than that, the game accomplishes very well what it set out to do!

Yvanor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:39am

Good game ^^ A little bit repetitive and some little problems with ghosts, but it's great anyway :)

mysticstv says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Great game! Very cool idea to make a camera a weapon. I would have liked to see more variety after the 2nd room - the scenery changed (GREAT scenery for a LD entry) but everything else was about the same. I got a 4000-something when I ran out of film.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:56pm

nice entry, the use of the theme was very well implemented, great job, reminds me of fatal frame.

jacobturn says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:53pm

this game can and well is pretty scary.but good.

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:38pm

Woah, that's really interesting concept.
My score is 4280, I was hoping that there will be an album in the end and BAM - here it is. Awesome!

richiebranson says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:08am

high score: 4232. The railed movement was done really well! Good work!

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:36am

The music was super terrifying, though sometimes the camera didn't work properly

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:24am

Very awesome. Like Time Crisis but with cameras and ghosts. Great job!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:45am

Like Pokemon Snap, but for the recently dead.

Would recommend.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:02pm

creepy but still fun,,

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:34am

Hey that was really fun! And the art style was very cute as well.

Shivur says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Very original!

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