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

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The water ghost

by scambier - Jam Entry

Some stupid kids are trying to summon you. Show them that they better not wake you up.

Move with the arrow keys to chase the kids and kill them, but be careful to not collapse in a puddle! Avoid the fire and go back in the water to regain some energy.

Press m to mute music.


I didn't make the music, don't rate it. I did make the other sounds. With my mouth.

Music:
"Unseen Horrors" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Ratings

#99Theme(Jam)4.04
#135Humor(Jam)3.64
#172Fun(Jam)3.58
#290Mood(Jam)3.43
#365Overall(Jam)3.40
#413Audio(Jam)3.05
#567Innovation(Jam)2.96
#701Graphics(Jam)3.00
#1362Coolness46%

Comments

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Funny game !

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:28pm

Really cool premise, would love to see an expanded version with more puzzle elements!

scambier says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Yes, I had more ideas at the beginning, like combos or bonus (kill in the water, kill in the fire...) but I had to scrap them.

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:11pm

great game...super funny...I was hoping to be able to drown the kids in the water, but I guess they are excellent swimmers

weazen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:13pm

The risk/reward gameplay is pretty fun!

scambier says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:44pm

@ZzCalvinzZ Thanks! That means a lot to me!

Kids were initially losing health in water, but I found that the game was already easy enough, given the 60 seconds timeout.

Jod says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:32pm

I really liked this!

The little texts made it for me!

I'd have loved to see some more levels, maybe with the kids fighting back?

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:36pm

I really like this, such a simple idea but I was quite happy to play it over and over again.

I know you said not to rate the music but I still love the sounds of the kids!

tMalicet says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Very fun game. Simple and addictive!

t4u says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:12pm

When I saw screenshot I didn't seem fun but then I played and it was great one minut.

High on everything except graphic.

TAKE THAT TOMMY!

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Simple but nifty mechanic. Real fun to play!!

sonelliot says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:05am

Really great overall. Challenging to finish in time and nice concept.

I found myself always trapping them in the corners. It'd be cool if you could maybe leave an illusion of yourself behind to prevent them from running back the way they came.

JoshCJohnK says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:03pm

I liked the risk versus reward aspect of the game. However, after you reach the "win" state I recommend removing the ghost's health meter that way the player does not die after winning unless that was intended. On a final note, the children sometimes get stuck in the bottom left corner of the map if you chase them towards it. Other than that I had a blast playing the game, great work!

aeai says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:15pm

I like that the kids try to swim in the water, it was a nice touch. It took me 4 tries to win, one little bugger always escaped. Good game:)

DragonGino says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:28pm

i won but also i died.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Nice game play, I was sold on the description! Love you can drown a kid too and there's a different graphic for it! Stupid kids.

mitkus says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:26am

Nice and simple.

philomory says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:53pm

I liked the graphics, but I couldn't hear any audio at all.

Flaid says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 5:11pm

I liked the idea of this game! The screams of the stupid kids were funny to me, and I just wanted to do whatever it is that I was doing to them more!

I think the potential to do some more with this is pretty good, as others have already pointed out. Nice work!

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