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

Back to Browse Entries

...But which one?

by Jessica Hayley - Jam Entry

Oh no! Everyone has worn the same costume to the Halloween dance! You'll need to figure out which one you are, and then get the candy. Good luck!

Controls: WASD/Arrow keys to move

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#19Innovation(Jam)4.18
#186Theme(Jam)3.88
#189Humor(Jam)3.50
#279Fun(Jam)3.41
#359Overall(Jam)3.41
#512Graphics(Jam)3.41
#1981Coolness28%

Comments

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Interesting and innovative concept ! The game is really short and could be more diversified but well done.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Nice and fresh concept, but a bit too easy.

Friday says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Awesome concept! the 4th level got real crazy, real fast :D well done on making the controlled ghost oscillate a bit so that it wouldn't be obvious which one you are :D Looking forward to some more

mrcdk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:24am

Good concept! It was short but enjoyable :D

ekajjake says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:36am

Interesting...

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:42pm

haha, that's funny. it's pretty tough to move around after a while! but I'm also very motivated by that piece of candy. managed to make it through to the end. I didn't give up. I wanted candy!

enjoyed the visuals and I like your take on the theme.

— Drew Van Camp

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:08pm

It's a really neat idea, not sure if it's intentional but the movement is really awkward, it seems to resist you at points.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Incredibly cute and I love the style. An interesting take on the concept. Short, but hella cute.

psychonull says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:57am

lol great idea, you should check "hidden in plain sight" if you haven't yet. nice graphics and I didn't heard any audio, is it a bug?

Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:16am

Quality idea, well executed. Would have been great to have some uncertainty around your controls (you know that you'll get to the goal without knowing who you control)

Wertle says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I love the experimental approach to the concept. At first I was like "why are you all wiggly and unresponsive this feels not great" but then it immediately became clear once other ghosts showed up. It was a good way of disguising your player. I'm wondering if there is a way to get that feature while still making the controls feel responsive once you notice who you are playing, but it would probably be pretty challenging since they are conflicting goals. I think even a tiny bit of sound really would have kicked this up to the next level (possibly opening up some other opportunities to identify your player, identifying footsteps among lots of footsteps?). There were times when I got the candy and wasn't sure if I had correctly identified which ghost I was, but it may just be that the collision on the candy is kind of awkward when approached from the bottom, so it triggers sooner than I expect. Overall nice work trying something different!

Zerkruemler says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Haha really fun. Nice idea, but a bit short. Some kind of music or background noise would be nice.
Well done!

nili says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Interesting and well executed idea. I liked playing it.

Are other guests occasionally mimicking your movements? Sometimes i got that feeling.

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]