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

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Spiritbound

by LoHii - Jam Entry

You are ghost whose tomb is located in a public park. Your spirit wants to roam, but it is tethered to your headstone. Gather SPOOKFORCE(tm) to break your chains by scaring nearby pedestrians. The more SPOOKFORCE you have, the farther your ghost can launch it's tomb. But watch out, don't hit the pedestrians with it! You can't gather SPOOKFORCE from dead people.

Controls: Mouse to move and aim, left mouse button to charge

If the game is stuck at a white screen, just left click away to get things started.

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Ratings

#75Innovation(Jam)3.84
#365Humor(Jam)3.09
#534Graphics(Jam)3.38
#570Theme(Jam)3.40
#627Fun(Jam)2.92
#642Mood(Jam)2.96
#677Overall(Jam)3.04
#1504Coolness44%

Comments

TheMiggo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:44am

Really hard game. Idea seems unique and smashing your tombstone can create some amusing moments :D

Patomkin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Really awesome game! I enjoyed playing it. I think I got all of them but the last one - accidentally hit him whilst juggling the tombstone xD

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Wasn't really sure what to do (no ingame explanation), and didn't know why I got 'failure'. Controls are not very intuitive, as the arrow is not drawn towards the cursor.

Good game though.

charliecarlo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:40pm

This is pretty difficult. I was pretty excited when I managed to get on top of the rock, only to be really disappointed there was also a whole tree in the way. Then I saw a guy in the clouds and just gave up. I like the graphics though.

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:45pm

"hey look, theres some guy over on the tree" *throws the tombstone over to tree and the person launches off to the skies*
"whoops! And why did I fail because I did something awesome like that!?"

Very good game concept, we need more games like this :3

Waynetron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Love the idea. But the controls really hold it back. And it reaaally needs a way to restart when you get stuck.

Chrisp196 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Wow that game was fun, kinda reminded me of the days when I would slave away at mini golf for hours on end. Nice game

Kuchalu says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Fun but really quite difficult.

foxor says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Fun, and super hard! I didn't realize I wasn't supposed to kill people at first...

congusbongus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:17pm

I think the way you've set up the level and the weight of the tombstone are making the game too hard, but there's a lot of potential with the idea. I'm thinking of physics-based gameplay and puzzles, I hope you experiment some more. The artwork looks very nice.

Eingya says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:44pm

cool game! Maybe would work a bit on the controls as they are not extremely precise right now (the arrow keeps flickering)

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:45pm

Interesting idea with the ghost tethered to the tombstone! The mouse aim is a little touchy, but you should consider developing this further, it can be really interesting. Good job!

Biruts says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:01am

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.

bombjack says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:55pm

very innovative gameplay.

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

ARRRGH I couldnt get the guy on the hill, kept hitting him with the tombstone. Awesome job, Needs sounds though!

dydx says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:37am

Really great concept, I love seeing innovative mechanics like this.

If I had to give criticism, I would have preferred an input scheme with a free mouse cursor, rather than the mouse being tied to the ghost.

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