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

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GhostMan

by Mac70 - Compo Entry

Do you like old arcade games? Would you want to play as antagonist from one of these games? Now this is possible thanks to GhostMan, but watch out - heroes are hungry and love eating ghosts! You can attack only from behind, otherwise you will be destroyed.

Controls:
WASD/arrow keys - movement
esc (in standalone versions) - exit

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#763Theme2.83
#854Innovation2.18
#905Graphics1.82
#917Fun2.00
#940Overall2.22
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

parDal says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:30am

It's pretty bad.

The graphics are uninspired, the animations are lifeless and the restart doesn't work

Also, the controls are quite stiffy.

The idea is good though, you really could keep working on it, it may lead to something nice next time.

DarkCart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:50am

This game is almost unplayable. The sounds are loud (I nearly jumped out of my chair), the concept is overused (It's been used since Pac-man was invented), and the controls seem to be sticky.

Grhyll says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:00pm

Well, the other comments say it pretty well... Not very interesting, not especially bad either, just not inspired.

Wontonz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:14pm

While I thought the concept was cool I feel like it needs more work. I think sneaking up on them was too counter intuitive at first. It would be better if you could go on a spree unless they actually pick up a power pellet and then you'd have to avoid them until then.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:21am

On Linux, I could only ever select a single direction at the start. Could never choose another direction afterward.

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Somehow my input is often disregarded for up to a whole second. Anyway, nice effort and keep going. (And if you wish to see this idea in 3D with role-reversal, check my entry ;)

Patomkin says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:52pm

Is it intended that ghost can turn only on turns? If so - interesting idea. This can grow in to a nice action/puzzle game.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:17am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Shaun LeBron says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:41pm

I like how you can't turn unless you're at an intersection, just like the original ghosts. Makes you really think about your moves. Trying to sneak up behind them made it fun. So many Pacmans, I could only get about 7

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Cool role reversal! :D

kozun says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:00pm

Pretty cool idea but the game itself is too stiff. I would start from improving input - it misses agility.

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