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

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Amidst the Shadows

by FacticiusVir - Compo Entry

You awake to find yourself in a dark, empty ruin...

Defend yourself from the encroaching darkness with nothing more than the handful of lights you carry with you. Move with WASD, point your torch with the mouse and drop glowsticks with the G key - but be warned, you only carry five.

Search for clues by following the clicks of the signal tracker you carry with you, and find a way out of this place before the shadows envelop and overwhelm you.


You'll need .NET4.5 & DirectX11 - so it'll only run on Windows 7 or later. Sorry!

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sally_anne says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:45am

I got this error when trying to run it.

An error occured running the Unity content on this page. See your browser's JavaScript console for more info. The error was:
uncaught exception: abort() at jsStackTrace@

If this abort() is unexpected, build with -s ASSERTIONS=1 which can give more information.

FacticiusVir says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:47am

Are you sure that's mine? I'm not using Unity, or Javascript...

ianburnette says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:51am

Very spooky. I had trouble ... not dying. Loved the atmosphere, as well as the voice log.

Kinzata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04pm

I enjoyed it! The only issue I encountered was once I went to the left enough it appeared that all light was only working for half my screen. Made it a bit tricky to find the last 2 caches. Otherwise good job!

CireNeikual says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:43am

I had some difficulty figuring out what to do, I sort of just walked around aimlessly for around 5 minutes and then died. I couldn't find the caches. But that's probably my own fault. Well done though!

Catwheel says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:50am

It was really fun. I like the mood and the idea of going through a spooky area and listening to recordings. I also like light as an unconventional weapon. However, I hit 2 bugs, one is that I collected one of the caches and it just played all of the audio recordings at once. The other is that half my screen got covered in blackness so I couldn't see. I ended up heading for the not shadow swallowed section of the screen for maybe 10-15 mins before I got caught.

Mykaelos says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:59am

I had severe difficulty figuring out where to go, the clicking didn't seem to be consistent. I died several time, and gave up. I definitely like the premise and atmosphere. Just a little more guidance would have been helpful.

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