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

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by celarain - Jam Entry

Isolate the father, drive him mad, and dont let the family calm him, because you are the monster.

Make the father kill his family.

Press W and S to move camera and pointer to create a poltergeist.

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MinionStudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:24pm

That's very interesting! I had a hard time understanding what needed to happen - and I still can't get him to go crazy, but the art is fantastic and the idea is so messed up... love it.

celarain says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Thanks for the comment! To drive him mad you have to make 5 poltergeist each day on him so in the top left corner will turn red each day. If a family member touches you the bar of that day will reset. Hope it helps you!

almengar22 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:24pm

It's very artistic and a complex object system

fdslk says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:33am

Really unusual puzzle game, I like the idea and execution; instructions and intuitivity of gameplay controls could have been better explained tho'

I like the Amityville mood ths game has

okmmjyygv says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 10:56am

I liked the style! And the concept is really interesting. Good job!

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 11:55am

That's some really sinister idea for a game ;)

puppetmaster says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Impressive art and deep mood. Very cool game!

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