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

Back to Browse Entries

Reverse Pac-Man

by Novaki - Jam Entry

A fun little project that I plan to keep developing where you play as the ghosts instead of pac-man. Maybe in the future I will make it multiplayer where you can choose to be either or and do away with the buggy AI.

Downloads and Links




Novaki says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:02am

Make sure to go into full screen twice for the controls to work. WASD, Arrows, or Xbox controller.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:49am

Fun game. Thanks for the controller support! +1 for derpy player movement

BUNN1E5 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:57pm

Novel Concept

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:57pm

Great concept, fits really well into the theme.

Code Medicine says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:57pm

This looks like a really neat entry. I love where your head was at with your interpretation of the theme. For some reason I couldn't ever get the controls to work properly. There also seemed to be some sort of lighting issue, things would white out and take away from what appears in your screenshots to be a fairly solid aesthetic.

Druid says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:13am

I love that concept. Graphic looks grat too. But gameplay is too slow for me :)

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:14am

Cool game, I think this would be awesome in multiplayer.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:23am

It's a great idea but need work. Pacman looks like crazy. Nice work!

mubox says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Good idea, but needs to be polished.
- "Pacman" is very "random".
- Could show informations about "score" or something like this.
- Simple audio could make it better.
- Things goes very slow.


jcwelgemoed says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Good concept, I'm thinking Pixels movie :)
Movement extremely slow and should perhaps retain the old-school sharp horizontal/vertical movement instead of the smooth movement. Need to improve pacman AI :)
For ghosts, perhaps add all four and switch between them? (Not sure how practical that would be though, but could be a fun mechanic to explore).

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]