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

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Fear of the Dark

by JamesTanm - Compo Entry

This is a fast paced, top down action game in the vein of PAC-MAN

You are trying to make your way through a power plant to shut off power to the city, leaving it defenseless.

- Eat all the guards on a level to progress, but don't get hit by any lights or you die.
- Turn off Generators to shut down lights.
- Be careful, the generators wont stay off forever.

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Ratings

Coolness51%
#88Audio3.60
#98Mood3.67
#183Innovation3.48
#196Fun3.44
#237Overall3.44
#303Theme3.65
#553Graphics2.92

Comments

Perkovec says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Rather interesting idea!) Great work!

iapc says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:14am

Interesting idea, but gameplay felt too much 'like pacman, but' to really grab my attention. It may just have been me though.

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:19am

Simple but effective art style and the music worked well.

Nice idea, I found it to be very difficult indeed.

Gil4 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:20am

Gives fatal error when all the lives end, pretty fun overall though, good job bro.

Wontonz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:21am

Interesting idea. That one spiral quadrant in one of the maps was impossible to deal with.

razavidn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:27am

Music really sets the mood. There are a lot of "stealthy games" for this LD, but the power mechanic really adds a great new twist. Found it incredibly challenging.

mattthehoopy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Very nice idea well implemented :)

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Not bad for a prototype, but it still has room for improvements.

trashmob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:59am

Interesting idea :D

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:21am

Pretty interesting mechanics, it's kind of like a stealth Pac Man lol

inurashii says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:24am

Wow, extremely clever! Very cool mechanics, required advance planning and strategies, you even worked in good level design. Really impressive. The controls/physics didn't feel very good, so if there's any way to improve them, that's my only suggestion.

thedashdude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:44am

The game fun and bug-free, but too difficult for my tastes. Good job though!

sydream says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:08am

Nice stealth game, good mechanics although not really a fan of permadeath gameplay. It is hard to play as you die immediately if spotted but otherwise a nice game

mzmiric5 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:33pm

The music is awesome, really sets the mood, I like the stealth aspect, and it was quite fun to play.

Infernal says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:55am

Great job! The mechanic is quite well done!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:18am

Great Idea, good game.

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:05pm

Great concept!

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:52pm

Great concept! Music and graphics really sets the mood!
The lighting is very necessary but it made me a bit confused with so many areas. The characters could be a bit bigger, I often missed the guard because I was just a bit too high...
Also too difficult for me, couldn't finish xp I guess maybe make the light come back a moment later than the generator (like when you cut the generator off) or being able to attack the guard form behind would make things a bit easier.

Other than that great work!

Daisuke909 says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Really interesting, creative idea. I would love to see this developed into a more complex product, perhaps with a shallower learning curve, although it did crash on me.

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