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

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The Bed Was Cold

by lectvs - Compo Entry

Disclaimer: This is not a horror game, but some people may find the game startling at some points, though it is kept minimal. There are no loud noises and no scary imagery beyond the kind shown in the screenshots above, but there are sudden flashing lights, and blood. Fair warning.

This is a game about a kid who has a nightmare. There's not much else to say! Play for yourself to learn the rest! I do have my own "theory" as to the game's plot/lore, so see if you can piece together what's going on!

Arrow Keys/WASD: Move
Space: Interact

Unity 3D

Inspiration (go play these games, really, they're great!)
Lone Survivor, by Jasper Byrne:
The Mirror Lied:

If you have any criticisms, leave a comment below, or tweet me!


Downloads and Links




PicoFoundry says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:29am

Really enjoyed this. Quite polished, the aesthetics reminded me of the Deep Sleep series. Well done.

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:18am

Outstanding job building the atmosphere! Interesting game, I feel bad for playing it while half out of it from lack of sleep. Great job!

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:28am

Wow, that was great! Great mood, very fitting graphics and execution, lovely design and good sound & music . And, of course, the story told through gameplay. Reminded me a little of "Home". I got a little frightened (which speaks for the atmosphere). Really enjoyed this. incredible work for 48 hrs -- kudos, my friend!

boardtobits says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:23pm

A little buggy at some walls, but otherwise a great atmospheric piece.

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:45pm

Great vibe, really well done for a weekends work!

daveh says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:30am

Amazing work. It's so atmospheric owing to the excellent audio and graphics. Very impressed with how polished it is. A great take on the theme.

panda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:33am

Beautiful! I loved the graphics, and the music! The story was intense, too, and the difficulty felt just right.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:43am

amazing mood and really loved the graphics!

Andrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:00am

The one thing I'm most curious about is who wrote the note telling you about the key and medicine.

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:59am

Enjoyed it

woodenrabbit says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:23am

It was very scary for me (but also very good). Nicely done :D

ZacharyD says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:15am

Great atmosphere! I was scared :P

collaboration says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:15am

Wow, looks really cool, love this filter, and comfortable control!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:18am

This game has a spooky atmosphere, and that's a good thing! I love the simple pixel art, it fits the game perfectly.

Caspila says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:22am

I thought the game was loaded and clicked in the image *facepalm*

The soundtrack reminded me of Chrono Trigger and that's amazing. Really solid entry. Great graphics, great mood.

I was waiting to see how you'd turn the little boy into a monster and I was not disappointed. Intriguing!

Lythom says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:31am

what I liked :
- Amazing atmosphere (graphics + sound + effects)
- Pretty graphics
- slow revealing of story with large place for interpretation
- polished with a proper ending
What imo could be improved :
- some actual enigma, even simple (it's more exploration and tries than thinking there)
- Wall glitches
- text popping sound end to be annoying
Almost perfect entry, awsome work here !
Thanks for the game =)

Multiplexor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Holly shit! I was quite afraid when the kid started having visions. Really well done game, loved the inmersion! And the paintings on the walls were astonishing, as well as the music.

I felt like the plot was a bit forced in the end, but i loved it a lot until you found the monster!

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Interesting game.

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Wow, awesome presentation! I love it. There was some intense parts!

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:39pm

This is a cute game, but I'm very bad at this "poke around randomly until you find the thing" types of games. I couldn't even find the key!

corupta says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:46pm

Very nice atmosphere and definitely had a creep factor to it, great job.

disperse says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:17am

The mood was spot on, the music really helped.

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:24am

This has great aesthetics and mood! Continue making things like this.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:28am

That was intense. Very reminiscent of the original Silent Hill games, or Corpse Party. Atmospheric and, frankly, terrifying. XD

pkenney says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:16am

Wow, great job creating a really creepy mood, that was well done. The graphics, the pace, and the sound really came together, and the escalation of tension left me feeling uneasy in a good way. Nice job!

peterthehe says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:03am

Great music and mood. Very much Among the Sleep.

Xeke_Death says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:57am

That was creepy as hell!!! Loved it!!!

parsia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:00am

nice work. great music. great narrative. well done.

popcorn897 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:54pm

This game manages to create a really creepy atmosphere with pixely 2D graphics, and I love it. The sounds and the visuals are all very good at immersing you into this little child's mind on a dark night. The ending was creepy, but also sad. I enjoyed it very much, Nice job!

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Excellent chilling atmosphere and great story. Needs more explorations and interactions. But otherwise outstanding.

GoudaGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:40pm

Great mood, the game looks great. It sort of creeped me out a little bit. The atmosphere was great.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Great job setting the mood. I'm not sure what happened. But I definitely liked it!

TheZiggy says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Speechless. Great Game!

Maramasa says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Great game with an eerie atmosphere with complimentary visuals and audio to reinforce it. Great work! :D

Patacorow says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:05pm

The atmosphere was perfect and the filter was fitting
Great job.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Wow. That was really, really impressively creepy. Fantastic work.

arzi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Really atmospheric game and the story worked well even though the theme kind of spoiled the ending. Well done!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:31pm

Audio and story are quite polished. This is a good game. The atmosphere is just wow. Good job!

spotco says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:01am

WOW! Usually not a fan of these walk-around-collect-item-read-story kind of games, but this one was especially atmospheric.

Teejay5 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:43am

Seriously this is so good. You should totes expand on this!

fafastudio says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:23pm

Very nice game ;) would like to see what you can do with a long version :)

SkullPixel says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Wow. I'm not sleeping tonight.

Very good though. Thank you for not putting a screamer at the end. ;)

axoona says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:15pm

very intriguing story and excellent atmosphere. I really liked this game!

Drauthius says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:19pm

Exceptional entry! Very nice environment and different experiences. Quite scary as well. :)

t4u says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:35am

Liked the moment when blood started appearing(great mood) but overall I dont get the plot.

randoman says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:14pm

I like the mood of this game. In the end I couldn't find the key, but just walking around was nice.

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