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

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Ghost Duck

by chikun Dev Team - Jam Entry

Mac OS/X and Linux builds coming very soon.

This is one Mallard of a monster!

"The old Henderson place. It was creepy and seemed abandoned, but we: Chiyo, Crystal, Melanie, Skylar and I, decided to go in anyway. Was it haunted? Did someone really live in the basement of this place? Why did it smell so bad? We had to find out..."


In this game, the player doesn't get to play as a group of college girls investigating the old Henderson mansion. They do, however, play as the duck. This duck is a Mallard duck that embodies the spirits of the old dead Henderson family. His little wings and webbed feet may not be seen by mortals, but his presence can certainly be felt. And tonight, on the night of the murder that sealed the Henderson curse, death comes once again to this mansion....


EXPERIENCE... HORROR! A spooky adventure inspired by Maniac Mansion!

EXPERIENCE... SUSPENSE! Time-based gameplay! Seal the curse before dawn!

EXPERIENCE... DUCK! You play as the apparition of a duck!



"Please stop calling me trying to get a soundbite for your piece. I now have fifty-six voicemails on my landline. Do you know how tedious it is clearing those one by one, all because of you? You know, I'm not afraid to pin you down in a local court for nuisance. Is that how you want this to end? I'm telling you, that's how it's going to end."

- Former child star Macaulay Culkin

"I have no comment to make on your video game and would kindly ask you to get off of my property before I call the police."

- Former entertainer Paul Reubens


Downloads and Links




FloatingGhost says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:35am


plusultra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:40am

Very funny! The game crashed for me randomly at one point but I really liked it. Good mood! WENK WENK WENK

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:43am

Very well made! I'm just confused as to what to do. The only thing I could really figure out was moving the chair and powering the lamp.

Ranivier says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:47am

Loved it!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:55am

Enforcing curses is surprisingly fun...

HACKhalo2 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:55am

Wehk. Wehk. Wehk.

The game crashed when I killed all but the last one when she entered the bathroom. it took a bit to figure out what to, but afterwords it was fun raining my ducky doom sauce on my victims.

Blobo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:08am

Absolutely amazing! i played through so many times! i was sooo close to winning, <SPOILERS> when on the night the Otaku came out, this happened.

other than that, outstanding work!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:31am

Thanks you all for the great feedback! We've just uploaded a new version of the game which doesn't crash, so check it out again if that was an issue for you :)

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

An amazing feat to pull off such a branching point and click game for a 72 hour jam. Incredibly ambitious and well executed, will require time and multiple playthroughs to see all the different dialog and solve all the different puzzles in the timeframe. Beautiful soundtrack that suits the mood perfectly. Hilarious teen girl cli che banter. Love it!

PaulJs says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:55am

"Request blocked. IP Blacklisted." What ?! Why ?

jordinuco says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:01pm

Well, it recalls me the Maniac Mansion universe a little bit, but the game is much faster than the ones of those times.
Good job

Nichii says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Couldnt download on my side


Hefaistus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:34pm

Great stuff, loved every second of it.

mzmiric5 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:05pm

WEHK WEHK, quite fun, very good mood, and the art style is great. The music ties in with the game well, and even though I still haven't figured everything out, it was quite enjoyable to play.

Reccy says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Definately the best game I've played so far on LD! I love it! :D

Wehk. Wehk. Wehk.

wooltech says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:18am

Confusing at first, but fun!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:43am

The Ghost Trick parody that wasn't actually a Ghost Trick parody, but had a duck in it. Wehk wehk.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:16am

Decided to hide my comment.
Wehk! Wehk! Wehk!

Electron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:29pm

WEHK , Good use of humour

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:31pm

That was a surprisingly complete and well executed game for a 3-day jam. Well done, I will never trust a duck again.

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


Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:45pm

Another excellent game! Nice work!

The only thing I'd suggest is adding a way to replay from the game over screen, since it took a few tries to win.

Pierrec says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:17am

Woah, this is excellent! Really hard though, I need to try again. It reminds of Cruise for a corpse which was really hard too. I

valid4life says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Great music and graphics!
Fun game, one of the best!

hdong says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:22pm

One of my favorite games
Took a few games to get the hang of it so a restart after game over would probably be helpful
Considering that's my only issue, you guys did a great job! :)

CiderPunk says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 12:37pm


fdslk says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Really nice idea, concept and humor. Audio and Puzzles are a bit odd suddenly, but nicely done! Keep it up!

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:01am

funny! :D

Lianne Booton says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:44am

hahah very cool. The duck is so great :3

MAnimal says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Interesting game. Nice pixelart. Sounds give it nice mood.

Literal Games says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Haha! Best use of the theme I've seen so far. Ghost duck! Who'd have thought.
I found some of the stuff you had to so was very unintuitive, but I guess that's how these kind of point and click games are. It was hard to find the items in some of the rooms too.

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