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

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Evil Ghost chasing

by Benlitz - Compo Entry

Evil Ghost chasing the peaceful dot-eater let you play the role of an evil ghost, in a world where a peaceful dot-eater eats dots.
Catch him if you can! But beware, some dots are magic and if the dot-eater eats them, he will be able to kill you! But ghost cannot really die, eheh...
If the dot-eater eats all the dots, you will lose. Good luck!

(yes it's an FPS Pacman where you play the ghost)

To download from Google Drive, press the download button on the top of the page!

Requires a DX10-compatible GPU, will probably crash otherwise.

This game was made with Paradox engine.

Issue my occurs with the input (mouse and keyboard), play with ALT+TAB to recenter the mouse and re-enable keyboard if it occurs

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NuSan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:58am

Nice idea, I like how you can barely see above the maze. That freaking Pacman ball is realy scary when you are vulnerable. The game is too easy though. Keep up the good work !

tGiant says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:44am

Nice game. Good idea.

Caspila says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:57am

Nice spin-off of a game that we all know. Good job!

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:00am

It crashes for me. Gives an error about some router connection etc.

TRON.dll says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:03am

I like it! Lots of focus on optimizing your movement and cutting around corners. Kind of makes me think of if the ghosts in Pacman were cheating, haha.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:39am

Crashes as soon I try to play. Error is
[RouterClient]: Error: Could not connect to connection router using mode Connect: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it
...which I think might be the game and Windows' firewall not getting along.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:52am

Easy and nice game, the idea is very cool. A good spin-off.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:06pm


Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:48pm

This was one of the ideas that we almost went with :)

Graham Weldon says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:56pm

Doesn't seem to be working, Crashing.

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:09pm

I won't be able to play this one sadly (only have Win in a VM with DX9 support) but fun to see a different rendition of reverse pac man. I, and several others…, made a similar entry ;)

JoeProgram says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:45pm

Pretty cool. I also get the firewall issue, but I could just move the window off to the side. Seeing the top of pac-man above the maze was smart, though I would love if the powerpellets had a little beacon of light so you could see them above the maze too, and didn't have to remember where they were, or if they had already been eaten.

KaiseanGames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:45pm

Inversion of control. Nice one.

pi_pi3 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:01pm

It crashed when I won once. It's nice, but lacks polish and better AI

Jelinib says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 2:43am

Haha, great title. The game feels simple, but you had an idea and you executed it. All this could use would maybe be some juicing up and polish I guess, but that's extra, and this is also just compo anyway! Taking the gameplay itself further might require getting a little more creative. The original Pacman game was pretty simple, after all.

Pacman does a good job of trying to avoid me, even turning 180 degrees around like a real player would! He only loses when he tries to outrun me!

Nice job! :)

crazyrems says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 8:31pm

So simple but great idea. You did the job very well. Making this a 3D game makes you tiny in this not so difficult maze.

WubAlliance says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Simple game, solid concept. The graphics are minimal, I like the direction-based audio. I would love to see more content, well done!

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