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

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Enigma

by block97 - Jam Entry

After a string of brutal serial killings disrupts the quiet town of Scottsville, an expert detective is called in to help investigate the case.

Controls
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WASD: Movement

E: Interact / Advance dialogue

Esc: Exit game

*Bug: Don't Alt-tab during the game or it will cause a walking glitch.*


[SPOILERS] for a story explanation, check out this link:
http://pastebin.com/6XdZ3RuK

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#19Mood(Jam)4.37
#226Audio(Jam)3.47
#261Overall(Jam)3.53
#449Graphics(Jam)3.55
#597Theme(Jam)3.37
#632Innovation(Jam)2.87
#643Fun(Jam)2.90

Comments

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:30am

It felt like the beginning of a longer game. Keep at it!

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Absolutely amazing game, with great atmosphere and story. With a little bit more of time, this can become one awesome game. Excellent job!

orange08 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Despite the slightly odd graphics... this was a really moody and nice experience. I just wish I knew what happened at the end ._.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:54pm

This was a nice little story. I could see the plot coming from a mile off, but I won't fault you for that considering the jam theme. You did a good job building a little world to tell the story and it had some nice atmosphere. I also liked the little touches like reflections in the window, and that final moment was very well done in regards to that. I also liked the visual style, black and white with splashes of colour. Overall nice little adventure game, though it didn't have much gameplay to it.

Rocketship says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Mood and atmosphere is very well crafted here. Reminds me a bit of Kentucky Route Zero in that regard. Story seems very interesting, has potential for developing further.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:20pm

It really ended abruptly, there wasn't much of a conclusion and what there was seemed like a cliffhanger more than an ending.

I like the sprite work for the people, but the buildings were severely lacking. This could've been rectified if you had zoomed in more and made smaller, more concentrated environments.

I liked the character writing, and I feel if you had been given more time this could've been better, but nice work so far!

MrFreakys says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Great story!

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:09pm

Good mood setting, of course given the theme, it's not much of an Enigma at all :) but still well played with # of shells etc.

Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Very interesting plot, I liked the game! I did however found the "dialogue sound effect" to be rather annoying. However this game could be a really cool indie game I reckon!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:50pm

clever. I think the twist was relatively obvious given the theme for this particular LD, but the way that it was revealed was actually really smart. Not having enough bullets to shoot the "perp" because all six had been spent on the previous two murders actually really surprised me.
Well done.

CodeNMore says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:09pm

Amazing job, felt very good!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:59am

I liked a lot the way you did scenary, scenes transitions, dialogue... Everythings match and the mysterious look is pretty good. This game have a lot of potencial to be a great police story, with puzzles and logic mechanicals. Nice work!

andreiichim says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:47am

Nice story, great mood. Loved it.
I didn't figure it out on my own, had to read the comments :( Clever.

MrTwister says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:21am

Well thanks man, now I'm craving more noir-style games!

The "plot twist" at the end was kinda obvious but it was definitely nice executed. The reveal was clever. You could totally develop this into a longer game! Loved it!
Awesome work! Kudos to the whole team!

superfreak says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:37am

Fantastic mood :)

Drauthius says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Nice game with good graphics, sound and environments. Since the game is story driven, it would have been nice with some more hints in the game, but the additional story explanation is good. :)

Omiya Games says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 2:35am

Pretty cool story, if a bit short. Was very rewarding to be able to observe a large number of objects in the game. More of that, as well as clues would have been great! For a Ludum Dare game, though, it's pretty awesome what your team was able to accomplish, so great job!

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