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

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Lights Out

by stevenjmiller - Compo Entry

Lights Out is a stealth action game where you harvest souls to open the gate back to your realm.
Tools used:
GameMaker Studio
Cosmic DJ

NOTE: When you go to download the game, you will notice that two versions are available. Basically, I have received 4 or 5 comments from people who were very confused about what to do and where to go. So I made the text easier to read and added an arrow pointing to the exit after all of the souls are harvested. I believe this is allowed, but just in case you like to be confused or you think it is unfair that such changes were made, the original file is still available.

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Gaius Baltar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:52am

Great stealth game!

avultima says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:52am

Well executed concept. The changing of abilities is cool! Unfortunately, I can not get past the first level. I kill all the NPCs, but it does not take me to the next level

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:02am

Surprisingly long and fleshed out (that's what she said) given the time constraints. I didn't even get to beat it! The stealth mechanics are solid and the visuals are great. Good job!

stevenjmiller says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:17am

In order to progress, you actually have to go up to the manhole circle thing and interact with it by teleporting through the wall. Sorry I didn't make that more clear, I've always been bad with tutorials. Thanks for giving it a try, though!

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:49am

I liked the idea but can you make it past the tutorial level? I killed all humans and pushed all the switches but nothing...

sydream says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:12am

Nice work, I love stealth games. The controls are bit gimmicky and not as precise. Art is ok-ish, though the perspective is odd and you could have used a better font. On the bright side, it is a good answer to the theme, the mood is all there and it's somehow fun to play even though would do with a score count or something (or have I missed it?)

stevenjmiller says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:40am

I fixed the tutorial, as bugs that hinder progress are allowed to be fixed. The tutorial is hopefully much more clear now. Sorry for any confusion it caused, but hopefully this will address any concerns and allow people to access the full game.

adamwoolridge says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:59am

Nice mechanics! Hard to see the cursor though,

Wingy Mammoth says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:56am

Nice. I made a stealth too. But my stealth is full of bugs.
And I couldn't pass the second level.

Azure_Kyte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:01am

This is awesome! Great execution and rather varied for a game made in 48 hours. Well done :D

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:11am

Fun and well-executed!

OadT says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:17am

I actually liked the gameplay idea. It would be nice if you could have been implemented them better n the levels (e.g. I often just reach the light switch after I already killed all enemies and the special powers could have been used better, you just have to teleport in the later levels (btw the later level are quite tough :D))
Also the graphics are quite too dark, I couldn't see walls and it was very hard to see my cursor (At first I thought teleporting doesn't work because I didn't see my cursor)
Overall good idea and nice game, it just needs some more polishing :)

lolfrad says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:28am

Really great game. The only problem I have with it is that the text is hard to see, since its black and the background is quite dark.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:19pm

We both made a stealth game good job :D

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40pm

It's very complex congratulations. Great game!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:44pm

interesting stealth game. The addition of special powers helps make this entry feel more unique compared to many other games.

Also, pretty cool that you used Cosmic DJ to make the music. I've never really considered it before as a proper music-production tool before.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Good game, just a little easy.

Luneyco says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:59pm

Nice stealth game! :)

TooMuchPete says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:06pm

This was fun and really well done for such a short period of time! The music was really great! One thing that might be interesting would be if the people were at least a little freaked out by all of the dead bodies laying around, or if they turned toward the light switches when you turned lights off that they were nearby.

Vycerys says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:27am

Love the concept! Good work!

ekajjake says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:56am

This game is awesome! I think the range could be tweaked a little bit for the monster, but overall awesome game!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:40am

Great game. Good job

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:50am

The graphics could use work, but overall a great stealthy game.

Warxen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Nice concept, but could not get past the first level.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Very cool stealth game :D Loved it. Great graphics too.

block97 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Very fun, challenging stealth game! I loved the different enemies and abilities, and when I got a hang of it, speeding through the levels like a demonic ninja was incredibly enjoyable!

FZeroRacer says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:31am

Lots of levels and really nicely polished. The only 'issue' is that it's a little bit on the easy side but considering the time constraints it's still a great game.

Lancelot Gao says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:31am

I like the idea and Visual effects, well done!

Macecraft says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:43am

Nice game. It has simple and easy to pick up gameplay. The loopable music gets a bit annoying however...

treeman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:29am

Nice game, I liked the abilities. Unfortunately a bit too easy.

uheartbeast says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:17pm

Well done.

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Very cool game here. Controls well and is pretty intuitive. Good job!

Vaclav says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Very nice, great theme and concept :)
If you like stealth games, try mine too.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:23pm

Like the idea a lot! The people felt a little easy to avoid, but that's just a matter of tweaking behavior I think. Otherwise, cool game!

bouletmarc says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:51am

really nice stealth game, very well done

Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:52am

COOL GAME! Unfortunately i don't know where to go in second area and please make text more visible.

Team Myopia says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:23am

Nice game with quite a few mechanics going on

Patomkin says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:10am

Surprisingly, a quite good stealth game! The idea and three different enemy types are great. I only wish that monster's attack range would be a little bit bigger - I often stumbled into enemies whilst trying to kill them...

P.S. Four teenagers watching TV and not noticing their buddies getting killed cracked me up :D

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Really fun!

blubberquark says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Too easy, but very polished. Good job.

KaiseanGames says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Great game, I've had a lot of fun.

jofra says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 3:10pm

The controls are not very precise therefore it is a little hard to control the little monster. I would love see more depth in the graphics or in the letter font to create a stronger mood, but i know that can be very hard to manage (sorry if im being picky X) )

Gj :)

MechanicMoon says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Great game with some skills very well thought! I love stealth games. Ninja!!!

Oct 13, 2015 @ 1:03pm

Cool game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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