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

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Pac Hunters

by orange08 - Jam Entry

Pac Hunters is a spin off of the old arcade game Pacman, in which you take control of a ghost and try to catch the evil pacmen who are trying to steal your precious ghost pellets! If a pacman eats you, you switch to control the next ghost available!

Controls: Arrow keys - Movement, Enter - Start Game, Escape - Exit to menu
Credits: Game by John Wallie, Music by Nicholas Short

Enjoy!

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Ratings

#63Fun(Jam)3.87
#112Overall(Jam)3.81
#117Theme(Jam)4.00
#138Audio(Jam)3.67
#189Humor(Jam)3.50
#245Innovation(Jam)3.39
#364Mood(Jam)3.33
#428Graphics(Jam)3.58
#1314Coolness47%

Comments

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:11pm

Nice idea, playing the ghosts in Pac-man. Very good game!

anjack says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:04am

Great game! I never realized how difficult it was for those poor ghosts. ;)

Perkovec says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:04am

Old consept, but great idea! You are genius!

slarrimer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:08am

This is beautiful! great job!

nicotuason says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Haha this is really great! The AI is pretty good and it's really satisfying to nail those pacman suckers. It's a great feeling when they finally get caught between two ghosts. I love the squiggly line art and the music is excellent!

NhojEntuna says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Cool concept though but a little bit of an old concept perhaps but great job guys

recursor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22pm

An innovative idea taking the old pac-man game and flipping it. It is pretty fun too. I especially like it when you get more than one pac-man to deal with. Nice graphics and sound as well.

keddelzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Nice version of this idea! Apparently we had the same one!

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09pm

I was impressed at how good the AI ghosts were at helping trap the pac-men. I never really felt like I was fighting to make them do the right thing; they worked well as a team. The pac-man AI was also pretty good.

Not an entirely new concept (controlling the ghosts), but it kept me playing for quite a while, so definitely a fun take on it!

Cawrtz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Cool idea! Very entertaining and well-designed.
My only concern is that it's a little too easy.
Overall, great work.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:11pm

An interesting idea well presented. I found the AI a little wonky at times though.

xelerad says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Well executed and fun, well done!

iossif says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:12pm

this is my favourite reverse pacman game of this LD so far. i like that i can focus on one ghost and not have to control all of them. makes it much more relaxed. well done.

Goutye says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:29pm

I always wanted to be those monsters! Thanks for your entry then!

Frozen Stick says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Haha very nice game!I love the graphics.The music is pretty good and it's a pretty nice idea!But actually it is impossible to catch the pac-man alone...

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:00am

Good idea! Had tons of fun with this. :D

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Not the first game where I try to kill Pac-Man. Apparently people don't like that yellow little guy.

Anyway, wonderful game.

vikpek says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:51pm

Simple and good implementation! Feels good and I like the idea!

Shaun LeBron says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:56pm

That music was a really nice tribute to the original. Love the sketch style too. and it was fun! I was screwed when I was the only ghost left, and just refused to let them eat the last pellets. good times

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:46pm

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.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:36pm

I waited long for a game like this! now i can die in peace! :D thank you!

Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Neat game! I included it in part 15 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/De5lc4U-4hg

Slothmachine says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Good idea. Gives really a new perspective to the old pacman :D

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