Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Ectoplasm Isn't Everything

by IonProgramming - Jam Entry

Ectoplasm Isn't Everything, the story of a ghost who's only priority is good intentions. Follow him through the forest and stumble across all sorts of wildlife. You might be able to make their day.

The end goal is to help all the forest creatures out and get them on their way again, good luck!

WSAD to move
Y to interact

EDIT: If you liked the music feel free to download it at the link!

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Very cool, and well put together! I did manage to fall off this little world, but when I started it back up I did some quests and things :D

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:33am

Interesting idea,after a few minutes of play I seemed to just be floating in space endlessly.

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:04am

Nice graphics! I loved the art.

ZacharyD says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:12am

I like it. It's fun, but there's not much gameplay. It gets a bit repetitive.

fatSquirrel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:22am

I liked the animals and their stories...the duck sounds will stick with me. The lighting is amazing and really sets a great mood!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:25am

Very cool idea

nwdg says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:31am

Nice graphics and sound, found myself floating in an endless space the first time but managed to feed some animals.

RoboNebula says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Nice game the graphics and idea are very loevly! You should state the goal of the game somewhere though and the controls and hitbox where a bit funky sometimes.

Sparrow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:44pm

I love the mood of this game, awesome graphics!

kaype says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:11am

Hitboxes are a bit weird, but I would love to see a full version of this (outside of LD) someday :D

dosmaen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:03am

I like the lighting effects, great audio, and cute visuals.

walaber says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:01am

nice job! fun how the different animal "quests" all sequence together. i ended up falling off the edge of the world before I could finish though :(

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:24pm

Amazing graphics !

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:25am

I like the lighting effects. I love the mood of this game. Thank you ++

Boberro says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:47am

Hedgehog was my favourite (the sound I mean) :)

AlexSet says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:21am

Nice atmosphere and music, ghost speed can get a bit excessive but it has charm.

superfreak says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:44am

Loved the art - so cute (and the mood is really captured through some great lighting). Great job on a enjoyable entry :)

Patomkin says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:16am

I think I have sped up a little bit too much and flew oof the map... oops :D
Otherwise, a quite good entry

Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:40am

Nice game, the graphics are awesome (love the fireflies effect!).

Mikhail says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:03am

The game is very atmospheric. Everything is great but i can fall off of the map and i cant find where the map was which got me a little lost and had to restart the game. Great game!

ChaosCult says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:40am

Good looking game with nice handling. But with small screen and no map at all it's easy to get lost, and it seems like I can fly completely outside of level's boundaries.

KR-Eddie says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:35am

Very nice graphics and mood. The movement was a bit frustrating and made platforming very hard. I felt like the ghost's bounding box was a bit too big and got me stuck a few times.

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:48am

I broke the game immediately by flying to high haha. The sound was very nice, I enjoyed hearing what each one of the animals were going to say next. Could be expanded to a much bigger idea, but not bad for ludam dare weekend!

AndyBrown says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:12am

You nailed the Aesthetics for this game. Loved all of the critters and their quests. I wasn't sure if I completed them all or if I missed something though, is there an end game state?

Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:27am

No end game. You're left to appreciate the atmosphere and quirky animal noises.

And thanks everyone for the amazing feedback!

WubAlliance says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:37am

Holy &$%# those shaders! Like, seriously, they are beautiful. I love the firefly effects, this game is gorgeous. The audio fits as well, this game has a really great aesthetic/mood. The collisions were at times a little funny, but I think the graphical quality and story makes up for that. Very, VERY well done!

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