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

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Found Bigfootage

by BluShine - Compo Entry

Found Bigfootage is a sort of reverse-stealth game.

You are Bigfoot. People keep bothering you with their video cameras. And they won't leave until the camera is full. But you hate being recorded. So, you have to trick them into recording a blurry, grainy mess. Reveal yourself, then disappear into the forest. If you're successful, you'll remain as a blurry rumor. Fail, and you might end up on the home page of youtube.

When an enemy sees Bigfoot, they will start filming and you will get points. Your score multiplier is based on how bad the footage is. Longer distances will increase your multiplier. The multiplier will also get +1 for every tree or bush between Bigfoot and the camera.

You get a letter grade at the end of each level, and all of your grades will be displayed at the end of the game. If you get straight-As, then you did as good as I did. If you get an even higher score, those As will become A+ with more and more +s for higher and higher scores. If you beat the game, post a comment with your final score!

There is a minor bug where the "video" bar above enemies will always appear empty after the first level. I'll probably fix that eventually.

Controls: arrow keys or WASD for movement. Spacebar or enter progresses through the title/intro/win/lose screens.

I made the game in Unity with C#. No plugins or Asset Store stuff.
Vector graphics were made with Inkscape, and a few were modified with GIMP. The Inkscape .svg files are included with the source.
The music was made with Musagi. The .smu file is included in the source, but to hear some instruments you will have to download the Famisynth VST plugin here:
Gifs were recorded using Gifcam, available here:

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DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:40pm

Unique mechanic! I'm not very good at it though.

mortus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:20pm

Nice graphics and a neat music trick. I quite liked the mechanic, would love to see more features, like different kinds of photographers and such!

Mark Smith says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:04am

Interesting game. I really like the idea. The dynamic sountrack was great as well, I found myself using it to gauge distance from cameramen.

xWarZonex says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:02pm

I really like this entry! Very unique concept and gameplay. The movement is a little slow, which makes the gameplay slow. I really like the visual effects and the blur of Big Foot. The audio really fit the game, I wish there were sfxs though. Good Job. 4/5

solarexplorer says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Great idea, well executed.

Hippomancer says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:34pm

I loved how you got blurrier the farther away you were from the cameras.

Lukbebalduke says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:03am

Interesting gameplay, but the BigFoot is a little bit too slow. I liked the graphics and the sounds, I also liked the way he "vanish" in the forest.
Nice entry, Congrats =)

GraciCebola says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:27am

This was awesome! Great idea and loved especially the dynamic music mechanic! congrats!

Shaun LeBron says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:45am

hilarious! love the blurring of bigfoot and the camera chasing concept. well done

garygreen says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:29pm

I thought this was a clever idea. Nicely put together too, including the hazy effect for the main character.

Josh Riley says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:22am

I really like the way you used audio and video cues to indicate distance to cameramen, as opposed to UI cues. The music and blur effect are brilliant.

dmcfarline says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:05pm

Really like this one, graphics are really nice overall and the ability to increase your score by hiding behind more obstacles is cool

solkar says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Super funny. I never knew I'd be so good being a bigfoot. I'm just an 8

Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:14pm

This game was actually very fun! I really liked the blurred image of Big Foot used for the player, and the music was pretty catchy. Great concept and nice submission.

tweedle says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Funny and enjoyable! I like the procedural nature of the music - adding to the song when different things happen.
The mechanic is well thought out, and works very well with this Jam's theme. Nice job!

Mikhail says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:41am

Great game overall!! Nice job!

Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:46am

Cool little game had a heck of a time when there was 6 of them cameramen :)

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:43am

Excellent work, especially for compo! I loved your take on this theme, I laughed even at the initial screen shots! Spot on, good job!

scorched says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 9:51pm

Funny idea, good special effects!

JonathanG says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:02pm

A good game! I also like the blurry player character, and how the music changes dynamically. It is fun to play too!

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