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

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by keddelzz - Jam Entry

The game "Vendetta!" is a pacman clone, where you play as the ghosts instead of pacman. You have to kill pacman, before he kills you. Be warned, he's intelligent!

While playing the 6 levels of Vendetta! you can proove your skill.
If you think the levels are to easy, you can make levels on your own, the level-designer is included! (To see them in the level-choose-menu, save your custom levels to the levels folder.)

Controls (in game):

wasd / arrow keys: move
tab: switch ghost
ctrl + mouse wheel: change volume

Controls (in level-editor):

ctrl + s: Save
mouse wheel: change tile (the "S" is an acronym for spawn)

- added linux and osx support (more technical: wrong version of jsfml was used in jar-file, os/x needed -XstartOnFirstThread)

Please note:
level-designer isn't working on osx!

Java 8 is required!
If you get errors like: "Unsupported major/minor version...", you have to update to the latest java 8 version.

Downloads and Links




Modoc73 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:30pm

This was actually my first idea. Well executed. Including the level designer was a nice feature. Was a little challenging. Well done!

Resonious says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:56pm

This is hard. I like it though.

charliecarlo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:00pm

This is a really cool idea. I hadn't realized how rough the ghosts had it in Pac-man; this is pretty hard.

S0lll0s says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Couldn't hurt pacman, I always just ran through... Good idea and well-execute though!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Excellent! One of the best games I played this LD. And regarding the mac issue, I had the similar (or maybe the same) one requiring me to use -XstartOnFirstThread for my game with LWJGL3. What I did was I used JarSplice to create a fatjar separately for mac and added it to the JVM parameters.

nozzergaming says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:20pm

This was also my first idea, excellent game!

Fantasieleben says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Very nicely done and very satisfying feeling when you corner that dot-eating b****** for the first time. Unfortunately he seems invincible? It would be nice to be able to win!

keddelzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:47pm

@Fantasieleben As you noticed, pacman sometimes plays a little unfair due to a bug we couldn't reproduce in our testing. For the most part the glitch doesn't happen. Unfortunately you were unlunky to experience the bug.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Awesome! Loved the retro! Tip is to add info above that the player needs to unpack the ZIP file before starting the game, else there won't be any levels to choose from nor will the level editor work! Cool how you were able to get such cool music and theme right in such a short time! :)

yuigoto says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Nice idea, the execution is pretty nice, though I feel movement could be a bit faster.

Sometimes I just ran through pac-man, sometimes the power up wears off and he still can kill me, though. :P

Nice work on programming it with a level designer, it adds a replay factor which is pretty good.

KaiseanGames says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:23am

I couldn't kill the pacman, maybe it was a bug. Anyway, nice detail with changing which ghost you are controling.

Kizler says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:27am

Was a lot of fun till Pacman teleported through walls and got me. :(

kaitokidi says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Oh, so Good, nice game, btw, I made my game with SFML too (i did it with c++)
: D

Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Vrey challenging, the Pac-Man has a good IA. You should maybe add a pause feature so you can give orders to the ghosts without panicking :).

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