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

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House of Stairs

by Ludonaut - Jam Entry

No walls, no ceiling, and no floor. They've built this prison just for you.

--

Made in a couple of hours.

Instructions:

Give it a second to load. While it does, open the following in another tab because this thing has no sound anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ8nVfbE0a0

Walk/Look with WASD/Mouse.

If you're having trouble with the cursor escaping the game, try clicking it or going fullscreen.

Inspired by @WilliamChyr's work.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#759Graphics(Jam)2.87
#785Innovation(Jam)2.68
#806Mood(Jam)2.73
#1093Fun(Jam)1.90
#1093Overall(Jam)2.30

Comments

bwafflecone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Cool color scheme and interesting interpretation of the theme. The mouse controls might have been a bit too sensitive and fast.

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Nice. Quite annoying that the mouse can get out of the screen in the web version

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Cool 3D and scary environment, I've tried to get to the bottom for a while now - and it doesn't seem to end? I want to get out of that prison!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:02pm

While i do admit it's trippy and fun for a while, i kinda failed to see what i'm suposed to do here :(

colludium says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Cool 3d prison. Mouse controls were quite sensitive. Good job!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Interesting take on the theme, not much to it unfortunately.

Blobo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Very trippy, nice graphics, and an interesting interpretation of the theme, but it just isn't fun, nor does it have a goal.

Cosine says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Sweet graphics!! I would be interested in seeing this developed into a game.

mincrmatt12 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:58pm

It looks pretty, and is meh. Thats what i have to say about it

evandaley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Interesting idea. There was no shadows on the stairs so everything was one solid color. I'm not sure if this was intentional. Also the look sensitivity was a little high (hard to play with a trackpad). Good job though

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Jump down the middle of the stairs and get dem portal feels.

Clurect says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Seems like it'd be fun. I really did like falling forever :P

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:20pm

Nice Sisyphus's like game !

RiaDelva says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:29pm

I've never felt that calm while falling into an endless abyss.
Loved it!

mubox says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:08pm

The game is not working here...

<Error><Code>NoSuchKey</Code><Message>The specified key does not exist.</Message></Error>

Ludonaut says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:15pm

@mubox unfortunately itch.io has issues with their storage provider right now, so I've changed the links to my own site.

I also lowered the mouselook sensitivity to some saner levels.

conormn says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:50pm

This is the falling down the middle of a stairwell simulator I always wanted. Great job, thanks for making it :)

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:18pm

I wasn't off my face on drugs or booze so I honestly cannot see the point of this.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:18pm

Wow. Really cool, I liked it. The thing is, without the music it's pretty dull. It is really weird, but in a good way. Good job!?!?

boardtobits says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Great graphics, just wish there was more to do, or even some random things to encounter on the stairs.

Fantasieleben says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Interesting experience.

pereubu says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:38pm

I would have called it "the eyemelter", love it

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:40am

Nice try for a couple of hours. But, why do you supposed you are the monster?

Jeasonfire says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:59am

Very interesting. Mouse controls were very weird, maybe the acceleration was too strong? Definitely can see @WilliamChyr's influence ;)

Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:34pm

Neat little game - I like the use of cyan - and stairs!

Saiyanator says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Really cool idea. Seems to be more art than game, but it's somehow cool. Only the connection to theme is a bit missing. Well done anyway!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:24pm

When I played this I immediately thought of Realativity. Then I saw your description about the inspiration. Nice implementation of the full wrapping/tiling 3D environment. Wish there had been a little bit of danger/challenge outside of walking.

--Barry

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:22am

Nice idea, too bad there is no goal. Or at least it seems so.

LandoSystems says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 12:52am

A very interesting experiment; reminded me a bit of Antichamber. I like the 2 color scheme, but (as I'm sure you're seeing in other comments) I wish there was some sort of element to gamify the experience.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:18am

Though a surreal Escher-like exercise, there isn't much to this game beyond the visual splendor.

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