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

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Bears in the Dark

by volkoivan - Jam Entry

You are a forester, who lost alone in the dark wood. Suddenly you heard strange sounds. BEARS! But you have nothing except cones around you. Use them to hit bears and don't forget that the charge of your flashlight isn't eternal!
Survive as long as you can! Good Luck!

Left Click - Throw a pine cone
Right Click - Turn On/Off the flashlight

The game was made by two 2nd grade students:
Artyom Mihaylov ( and Ivan Volkov (
You can contact with us via twitter (@VolkoIvan), we are open for a discussion and want to know your opinion, especially contact us if you have some ideas or find some bugs in our game!

The sprites and music wasn't made by us, we took it from the internet.
So special thanks to guys that made these cool assets!
And of course thank you for playing it!

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Insality says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Awesome graphics and effects!
So sweety to play on this :D
i have got around 80 seconds, its pretty hard ;)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Woaaah! Nice art!
Your interpretation of the theme is really nice and the gameplay is funny! Not so easy game!
Great Job guys, well done!

jhell says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:34pm

Made it to 1:06, pretty cool, it feels well polished, so it's nice to play. Good job!

volkoivan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09pm

@Nikteddy92 sadly, art wasn't made by us, we even discard that category from voting in our game. These are free assets we found on the internet, so thanks to that cool guys!
Thank you

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

lol its a funny one ,prety good idea ^^ nice work

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

Wow, really impressive! My only feedback is that I can't play very effectively with a track pad, maybe adding keyboard controls would be helpful. Other than that, this is a great entry!

mantis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Amazingly cool for such a simple game, the tension when you need to decide if you turn off the lantern is real :D

dwemthy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Great concept and pretty tough. Good feeling of suspense sitting with the light off waiting to hear a roar.

Kostyan1996 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:30pm

0:47, pretty challenging, I like it!

mcburrobit says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Interesting idea, the fear effect could have an impact on the aim of the pinecones, as if you're not particularily jumpy, you can just leave the light off until you hear a bear, turn it on to aim and turn it off again without the screen shaking and static affecting the gameplay much.

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Good idea. )

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Nice entry! The flashlight mechanic reminds me of Amnesia, and is just as intense!

Great effort :)

gulyash says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:34pm

I survived 78 seconds and now this is definitely my favorite game, particularly because of the pine cones as a weapon. Also, the plot is so close to real life :)

iSamurai says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:29am

The idea is cool. I like the flashing light mechanics, it's just like the shorter version of Five Nights at Freddy's. Great job!

esayitch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:31am

Pretty cool concept and the darkness mechanic is really well-made. Game is a good challenge! Graphics were all right, that bear sprite when he kills you is really nice xD Sound was on key too, spooky without being corny.

Good job!

Bergara says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:34am

Very fun and addictive, this game is quite challenging!

goblin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:38am

Simple but really cool
check ours if you want

reiknight says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:56pm

0:58 in the first try!! Nice effects, nice execution, keep working, you are going places!

Mykaelos says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:14am

It's a really fun game, and the mechanics build tension really well! It's a simple, but very complete game. Well done!

Yword says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Great idea, and the game is really fun and quite challenging! Maybe you can add some survival games' mechanics like finding foods or setting barriers. Well done!

norwalnate13 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:57pm

I absolutely loooooove the fear effect! I get so tense.

shadow64 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:08am

Yeah! This was fun. It simultaneously had me nervous but also laughing which is not an easy combination to get from people.

I don't know what else to say, I just really enjoyed this. Maybe the reload on the pinecones could be better? Or there could be a better indicator of when the bears are close with your flashlight turned off?

But for a jam game? Awesome! Thanks for playing and reviewing my game as well. And congrats!

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 7:15am

This is an interesting survival entry. Quite humorous too!

killako says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Very innovative game! I like the use of resource management i.e. the resource of visibility. Good work!

yuigoto says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Nice entry and nice take on the theme! :)

This whole thing about managing lights and shooting is also a good thing! It's simple, but not easy, and the "fear" effect is also nice! :3

Embalaje says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:47pm

WOW! Intense! It acelerates my heart trobs. Easy gameplay to understand and very effective.
Good job!

WeaselZone says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:54pm

One of my favorites so far! Super simple to grasp, but quite challenging, just how games need to be. I love the animation of the bear running.

May 10, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Looks and sounds great! An original idea too, good work. Final thought: Bears are scary

chromebookbob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:03pm

This is one of the truly FUN games I've played from LD32

SledKnight says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:15pm

Hahaha, I played this one because of the running bear in your postmortem. Glad I did. Very fun. Hard to right-click on my trackpad, but that's my own problem. I liked balancing fear with visibility. Fun!

nameoftheuser says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Pretty nice!

Dejvo says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:37pm

nice graphics! shame that it wasn't made by you. the game itself is not that original but it's an original take on theese types of games. it was pretty neat ;)

puppetmaster says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Good combination of music, sound fx and gameplay.
Well done!

sorlok says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 1:35am

Great mood; exciting and good mechanics!

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