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

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Night Terrors

by Loginaut - Jam Entry

--Note---
It's possible that there are UI bugs that don't allow buttons to be clicked. If the game is run in fullscreen it must be run at the monitor's native resolution (if available).

Instructions:
Every night the voices are getting worse. Grab bystanders and load them into your van to soothe them.
Move the player with WASD/Arrow keys and use the mouse to look. Press space to perform actions.
There are context tips along the bottom of the screen for the space bar. When the Voices meter drops below half (turns yellow) it is safe to leave in your van, and you can contain the voices... for now.

Watch out for the police. This is America, and they will shoot on sight.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#103Mood(Jam)3.85
#186Theme(Jam)3.88
#514Overall(Jam)3.23
#567Innovation(Jam)2.96
#742Graphics(Jam)2.92
#744Humor(Jam)2.35
#827Fun(Jam)2.65
#1314Coolness47%

Comments

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:59am

Nice take on the theme, took a little while to get the hang of it though. Good work!

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:00am

Interesting...

It runs on Linux, however it buttons are off a bit. Had to hold my mouse above the button and wait for it to wiggle before I could select it.

Erlend Aakre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:00am

Sweet ambience, would have been cool if camera followed player and you could hide behind corners better

pkenney says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:38am

A+ on the mood - the theme, graphics, and sound really work together.

The slow pacing combined with instant death left me a little less likely to go for repeated plays but I definitely got a fun few nights out of it.

jofra says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:08pm

took me a good while understand how to do things :S but it was nice game! i loved the premisse of the voices in side the character head.
gj

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:33pm

Very creepy ambience and I love the idea. It plays well enough, although it is perhaps a little too slow moving.

glerikud says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Good mood. Was a bit hard to avoid getting noticed.

congusbongus says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:02pm

Very moody and creepy, congratulations! If I had to find fault it's these: the map is not well connected and doesn't really allow tactical play, instead it's all about camping a spot (via trial and error) that people don't walk past. Also, the sudden turns of NPCs make the game too hard (again, until you memorise the patterns).

Still, it's overall a great game. Love the music and the atmosphere.

Frozen Stick says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:21am

Wow great atmosphere!Nice music and idea!Also some of the screaming sounds are funny!

Indiestry says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Everything feels really tense, you did a great job on the atmosphere!

Almax27 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Fantastic mood! Was a shame that the camera didn't move though, style reminded me of Hotline Miami :D good work

Kassimkot says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:57am

nice soundtrack. love the mood. a real monster

Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:24am

Quite a nice game! I liked the idea, the main drawback that I found was how slow the game play was, but I think that could be preference :)

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