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

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Just a dream...

by ajopart - Compo Entry

Lucas just waked up in the middle of the night.
Something is moving in his bedroom.
Are his Teddy Bears alive ?

Check the room with the torch light and find the demonic Teddy before it rushes on the poor Lucas.

Survive until sunrise to win. Each time you find the demonic Teddy, the clock jumps one hour later. At 7.00 you will be safe.

Use the mouse to move the light, click on the Teddy you suspect to be demonic. But don't miss, He will not.

update 04212015-1 : selection bad teddy small bug fixed : thanks The4thCircle

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Olias says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:22am

Has some sort of Five Nights at Freddy's feeling, not as scary but more fun to play!

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:25am

Is it possible to win? Cos I did not manage that :)

ajopart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:34am

Hi ManicMiner. Survive until sunrise to win. Each time you find the demonic Teddy, the clock jumps one hour later. At 7.00 you will be safe

@Olias. Thanks a lot ! Five Night was an unintentional inspiration. I wanted the game more scary, but then realized it needs too much work to feel right.

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:39am

Great game. Im not sure if it has sound or not. BUt if it doesnt, sounds are very important for a game like this. Even the simplest sounds can go a long way to making a game great. Good game regardless :)

factorial says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:21am

Pretty tough, I wish there was a way to tell which bear was the target without clicking it.

Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:33am

Interesting concept, i love the fact that the player can't move, he have to struggle with a torchlight only. Good :)

morgondag says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:50am

nice use of hidden areas.

ajopart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:07am

Thanks for the comments. I wasn't optimist with this entry but you guys make me happier. Let's test yours now.

ccglp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:30pm

It's creepy! So I like it, good mood here, I hate teddy bears since Persona 4 (Not really)

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Nice idea but I didnt manage to complete it/win. I like light/dark gameplay too :)

helekopeter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:16pm

gr8 game.
there should be some kind of indication when you lose. and you should make a tutorial.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Hahahaha. love the game. very clever.
Need some creepy ambient music to be even greater game.
I died a lot at first. but i concentrate hard and got to keep alive until 6 am :D
Thanks for sharing the game.

Lyxilion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Nice game, but it's so hard xD

edve98 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:22pm

I think that you did a very big mistake by not adding sounds. This game would be so much more with them...

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Managed to wake until 5->so many teddy bear->click everything->have a nightmare :D

I like the idea about player must memorize position and color.

ajopart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:42pm

@edve98 : Ho you know, that's not a mistake. But you are right. I just don't know how to create my own sound :-( More info in the post mortem coming soon...

Cherrymochi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:49pm

It is very difficult to win!

igorfelga says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Nice game. Gameplay very fun and Graphics is OK!

jhell says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:18am

Hi, nice idea, I like this interpretation of the theme, and it is well executed. Good on the kid giving you hints on what to do, it brought me right into the "action".

However I think you can just click all the bears and find the correct one that ways? Maybe some sort of penalty would have been nice.

Also agreed that with sounds it would have been much more immersive :)

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:12pm

I didn't really get what was going on. I never made it to sunrise, it kept telling me none of the teddies were the right one, then one of the ones I'd already checked turned evil and got me. Happened about 5 times. No idea what was happening.

Might be a fun game but I couldn't make head nor tail of it.

ajopart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:20pm

@ The4thCircle : I fixed this bug. Thanks for your feedback, don't hesitate to try again

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:52pm

Hi again, I had another play and upped my score. I think I get what's happening now, that all the bears are stationary except the monster bear, but it doesn't move when you're looking at it. Pick the wrong one and the demon bear gets you.

You have to keep checking to see which ones move etc. Clever. However it seems there's another bug, after a few successes I picked wrong, and the demon bear seemed to fly off screen then I was left with only to bears in the room, neither of which were demons and I couldn't find the monster bear.

If you do develop this further, a room done in 3D with the torch illuminating things and the demon coming at you, that'd be jumpscare-tastic. Might seem a bit 5NAF, but the reason it works is that you feel more connected to a character if you see through their eyes.

ajopart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:01pm

@The4thCircle : Thanks you so much for giving it another run. I will hunt this bug asap, but maybe not update the game.
Concerning 3D, That can be a good idea but I will first master 2D and then try 3D

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Nice entry :) A bit hardcore but addicting

dos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:01am

Simple, yet engaging and not too easy. I like it!

strong99 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:58am

It's like a dark memory game. Enjoyed the horrific atmosphere.

BIZM says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:20pm

You made team BIZM flinch more than once! Great concept :) would love to have had some sound or creepy music.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:27pm

This was harder than I expected but it's a pretty interesting concept. Also like others have said, some creepy ambient music would have improved the game a lot.

jesterswilde says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:52pm

My ability to suss out the demonic nature of stuffed bears is apparently lacking. The best moment in the game is when I couldn't find the teddy, then swept over my bed and he was sitting right there. Not today deaddy!

Schwiggy says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:21am

I can't believe something so simple resonates so well! I mean who hasn't sat there in bed as a kid and just stared out in the darkness, trying to discern what just made that noise or moved? Loving the mood and innovation here.

Dejvo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:55am

neat game. i don't like five nights at freddies neither this, but nice execution. it's a little too hard to figure out in time which is the one and you don't have much motivation to do so.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:07am

That's really creepy. Even made me pretty scared with the simple graphics. I am a scaredy cat though. Good job!

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:17am

I really enjoyed this game! I spent it panicking about what teddy was about to attack me aha, loved the ways in which you could identify which one was the evil one (movement, colour change) and all together it made it a really fun game, also good use of an unconventional weapon!


rnlf says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:32pm

Good take on the theme. The game is pretty hard, but managable. Very eerie.

Hjalte500 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:45pm

Pretty neat little game. Has a kind of five nights at freddy's kinda feel. Awesome

hexagore says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Really like this idea, although the counter never seemed to show that I'd found any monsters? I managed to survive until 5am before I made a mistake :)

Embalaje says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Funny Game! Makes you relly nervous tryng to find the Demonic Teddy, subtle and very effective

Nice job!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:31pm

Nice entry ! Can't managed to beat it but pretty addictive xD

Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Great idea, really needs some music to set it off though.

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 2:40am

Pretty decent game. The first jump sorta scared me. Audio would definitely be nice.

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Super game!

leafo says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:19am

Nice idea

gruhn says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:30pm

I liked the concept and mechanics proposal. There might be some more feedback to players' actions.

jprogman says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 9:42pm

There isn't any room for mistakes, and this game is very easy for me to make mistakes. I like the idea however.

Megalink says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Awesome! I liked the game concept and it also is quite fun!

Chaoseed says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 12:28am

Clever...kind of creepy! A bit simple, especially in terms of graphics, but it was definitely playable.

Curial says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:12am

Well implemented rules and challenging game. Maybe a bit hard to understand wich teddy is different than others. By the way, great idea and an interesting game to develop for mobiles and kids target.

Pietdagamer says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Great idea, some music would really help!

Druid says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Wow! Pretty intense entry! I really want to play post compo version of this. I think your game has pretty big potential!

jk5000 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Nice and simple idea. Sounds and music to bring in the right mood, could be a great improvement.

goerp says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Brilliant game. Great story and mood and I like the graphics.
I would have liked the graphics to be bigger, and I find the game a bit hard.
If you would make the room a smaller size with bigger graphics I think the game could be even better.

Oh and some sound !

tompudding says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Fantastic idea. It's very tense towards the end, I died at 05:00 :(

May 9, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Interesting mechanic for a game, though once you've sussed it out its quite easy if you just keep an eye on all the teddies until one of them moves. It's still really cool though. Would be nice if you added some spooky ambient sounds as well.

CptDustmite says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:07am

This was pretty fun to play, though it took a few tries to understand. Audio would make this one really spooky! A really good idea, nice job :)

igoramendola says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:42am

Fantastic! I've played like 10 times and I still can't finish it, but I really liked it. The gameplay is very interesting and it has a cool unconventional weapon ^^

infernalad says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Scary and fun, GJ! :)

tughan says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Real nice game and hardcore. One of the games I've genuinely enjoyed. Good job!

May 10, 2015 @ 10:35pm

Wow, this was tense.
There was a moment i found a bear on the pillow next to the kid and I felt scared, stressed and hurried to click it.
The only problem that I see is that it is not clear when you are doing right or not. I just died and I didn't know what I did wrong.
Mood is awesome, but it needs more sound

Zeriver says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 8:34am

Really nice atmosphere for such small game, i genuinely felt the pressure and was constantly looking for evil teddy bear. Kinda reminds me of Five Nights at Freddy's. Really fun gameplay and nice mechanics. Game could use some audio and maybe better graphics, but i understand time limitation. I hope you will expand on this idea because this game definitely has potential.

wg_phancock says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 10:43am

Played it for awhile, it's actually quite fun. I'm not exactly sure how it seemed red teddies were bad...sometimes? Other than that, though, hunting for them with the little flashlight was fun.

Mossy Frog says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:54am

Very spooky, reminds me of FNAF. i jumped when one flew towards me haha. Nice entry

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