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

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A Long Night

by guoboism - Compo Entry

You are a girl. For certain reasons, you had became a monster, but everything will be all right when dawn comes.

But before then, you need to keep everyone from seeing you...

How to play:

Use arrow keys to move your... arm;
hit police officers without being seen;
Hit all officers to pass a level!
Remember don't ALLOW anyone see you and your ARM.

Press ESC to skip the intro cut scene!

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Acerio says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56am

The graphics could use work, and it was kinda stressful, like when you would drown in Sonic (stress wise)

But the theme is cliche like a lot of the other entries, which gave that a 5/5.

Ybalrid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:18am

I love the ambiance, great job! I like the simple graphic style, and the intro is great!

markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:21am

Very creative and fun 5/5.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:23am

Man, the art style and presentation were phenomenal, especially given the time constraint. Amazing work!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:24am

It's rare to ever see a game as well done as this in the Ludum Dare. To be honest the coolest part of the game was the amazing title sequence. I loved the stress of game and the required strategy.

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:47am

No way to play on Mac :/

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:55am

I like this a lot. Good use of theme and awesome style in that intro. I love the use of the text and environment to tell story. Audio was a bit meh, but you only have time for so much!

DarkStar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:06am

Love the style and the intro. the puzzle feel was fun too. would love to play this with a larger map.

Pheonise says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:43am

Loved the presentation at the beginning, and the gameplay was pretty interesting. Good job!

Modoc73 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:24am

I quite liked the minimalistic graphics. And the intro was quite cool too! nice idea for the actual game. well done!

Chris M says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:34am

Fantastic storytelling, solid game, overall a great package!

Really impressed this was done in 48 hours, given all fleshed out the experience is, the amount of subtle story devices, and the stability of the gameplay (shifting its weight compelling between action and strategic elements).

Great work!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:35am

got my heart racing a little ;) and it is a lot more polished than most other games. Overall I thought it was quite impressive that you pulled this off in 48 hours. (especially with that opening animation)

Good job!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:41am

Very well polished game for 48 hours, big congratulations

TwixtorTitan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:16am

Nice original art style!

crare says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Simple but nice looking graphics. Easy gameplay. Good story at the start!

architect404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:54pm

wow, very cinematic! great graphics and great mood (though it would maybe benefit from some creepy music, but I'm impressed with how much you achieved in the time)

it's a little easy to click fast and outspeed the police, maybe it would be better if it was turn based or there was a short time limit on how often you can click? great game though, well done

rudra says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:52pm

I see a lot of things are done with great amount of care in this game, (that too with the given limited amount of time)
1. The smoothness in the transition of the scenes.
2. The way the story is told - instead of filling up a scene with lines of story just to give the player a brief intro (which I want to skip anyway), this tells the story while playing the game, which is awesome.
3. The cool intro in the first scene.
4. Magnifying on the last person killed smoothly
5. Awesome stealth type game (how many stealth indie games do you see in game jams )

Very very well done, Congrats ! :)

Polyganz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Very well done! I enjoyed playing it :)

toni343 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:25pm

Great game. I really liked the visual style and the plot. It really nails the theme.

Legulysse says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Really nice intro !

gilborn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Very cool introduction / presentation, creative gameplay, good sound FX. Loved it that you don t see the monster.
One of the best I played so far.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:37pm


LastLeaf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Animations are impressive!

Sparrow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:23pm

I loved it! Would have been awesome if it had some music.

Lucho9 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:08pm

i enjoyed the intro and it had atmosphere. the graphics and animation were pretty simple, but i see the level design was very thoughtful and well made. it was adictive to play it

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Really nice title sequence and a great little game

Chadivision says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:08pm

I really liked the gameplay. It kind of reminded me of the old game "Oil's Well."

The intro was also very cool, but I kept wondering if I was supposed to be controlling something. I thought it was just an intro, but I wasn't sure. Also it would be nice to have a button that you could just hold to retract your arm, rather than having to repeatedly hit the arrow keys in the reverse order.

Very fun game. I definitely enjoyed it.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:15am

Stable and well-executed. I liked the title sequence but IMO it was a bit long... Great job!

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:06pm

I like the minimalist graphics, very good mechanic.

superpatch says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Really loved the presentation and the twist in it. Good graphics. Nice entry.

Rocketship says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:06pm

I really liked the strategy here. First I tried just waiting for them when hiding but then realized the tentacle goes as far as I want. Very cool mechanic. Played it through and enjoyed a lot!

Vycerys says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:39am

Absolutely great job! Really enjoyed the game! The intro, the art, the idea, all of it was solid. The tentacle sound effect was slightly annoying, but other than that amazing job in 2-3 days!

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:30pm

I like the way that you took for this game. I loved the cut scene at the beginning of the game because it really pulled me into the experience. I kind of wish there was an ending at the end, but hey I know how time it must have taken to make the first one so I don't mind much. Loved the gameplay, it was a really cool to mixture of both puzzle and stealth. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to pick apples from trees with my tentacles.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Impressive 48 hours solo work ! Loved the artstyle and the presentation in general, I had a lot of fun playing it. The storytelling was also a good surprise, so it's a great and memorable entry overall. Keep it up, dude !

Divitos says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Wow. How do you even manage to do this in 48 hours?

Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:53am

Really cool intro! gameplay and graphics are good too. i didnt realise you could stretch your arm at first.

aaronsnoswell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:39am

Wow dude - this is my favorite game I've played so far (out of lots!). If you added some music and polished this, I would pay money for this. I loved the opening sequence. I would like a feature where I can press and hold space bar to quickly retract the arm. Absolutely top notch!

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:27am

Great mechanic! It's loads of fun as a puzzle, I suggest expanding on this.

Halleflux says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:54am

Really good gameplay. Felt smooth, though I feel it was to strategy based to make a real-time game out of it.. maybe it's just me, though.
I liked that for some of the puzzles, there was more than one solution.
I could see this as a mobile game, using swipes instead of arrow keys. Give it a try, see how it feels.
Well done!

kaitokidi says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:19am

Very nice graphics and funny game : )

Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:55am

Very nice gameplay!

Shackhal says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:18am

It have a nice ambient and good puzzle scheming. The graphics are simple but effective on the game. And it's fun.

It doesn't have music, but the correct one could be wonderful.

Overall, the game passes.

bloomingbuds says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:10pm

Very nice concept and gameplay! The minimalist intro is awesome. Keep working!

jofra says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:09pm

5 strars for that intro! very well done! i bet you are an animator! :p and a good one! very cool mechanic for the gameplay. Would liked to hear some more sounds to create a stronger/creepier mood, but overall this is a very good entry game!

LeoM says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:05am

Graphics look very cheap at the first sight but the intro cinematic is just great and really highlight them.
Nice entry.

Sanju says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Great style. Loved the intro.

bentglasstube says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:54am

I liked the game overall, but the audio was a bit weak. Some music would add to the mood of it quite a lot.

radcorps says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:03am

Really cool grid based puzzle game :) A little bit easy to finish on the first try. But a good concept and well executed. Looks like you spent just as much time on the intro sequence as the game itself!

fdslk says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 3:11pm

It's a very good game, creative and nice implementation of theme. Graphics could use a little tweaking, I found myself sometimes lost, but greatly done tho'

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Overall an alright game, with nice ambiance, the intro was awesome.

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Simple but great looking graphics. Intro sequence was really cool! How did you do this solo in 48 hours? Great work!

carle13 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 3:56am

Good game! I liked the art and the theme

David Yates says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:22am

I really like the style you've got going on with that opening cinematic. It works really well. Clever gameplay too.

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:09am

solid entry~~
genius narration/ambient
also fun enough!(Especially the final level very amazing~erverything fixes a lattice forever in that a meet or peace...)
this style is really valuable, ☆゚I enjoyed playing it

#hashtag says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:05am

I really enjoyed the game! Graphics were nice -- I liked how the text tied in with the scene in the introduction. Good job!

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