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

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The Haunting

by sunflakestudios - Jam Entry

The Haunting is a point and click puzzle game where you play as a ghost terrorizing a young boy. Every time you do something supernatural it increases the boy's fear and gives you sweet innocent energy. But beware! Can you freak the boy out before morning?

Enjoy!

Credits:

Made by SunFlake Studios!!
Art: Ashlyn Sparrow
Programming: Dustin Heffron

UPDATE 1: Due to popular demand, we have removed the right-click context menu. You can now better enjoy the game in the browser!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#212Theme(Jam)3.84
#248Mood(Jam)3.50
#327Graphics(Jam)3.79
#403Humor(Jam)3.00
#443Innovation(Jam)3.11
#527Overall(Jam)3.21
#724Fun(Jam)2.80
#1752Coolness36%

Comments

adsilcott says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:04pm

Very fun point and click game.

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:25am

Great entry. Its a shame that you coulnt add some sound as it would help with the mood. good job!

Mykaelos says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:26am

I love the art style! Awesome concept. Just one note, if you get a chance to update it, disable the right click menu for the web version, as that makes it harder to play =)

aucguy says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:55am

I wish the game was longer. By the way, the button hit boxes in fullscreen mode are incorrect.

tuturto says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:10am

Fun concept and personal style of art that I like. I wish the game was a bit longer as now it's over almost as soon as it starts and you don't necessarily have time to try all the tricks. Some sound effects would have been nice too.

dpisarcik says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:57am

Pros:
- Intro audio is great.
- Art style is wonderful. I love the color scheme & the lamp lighting effects.

Cons:
- Wishing audio played when scaring the child.
- Gameplay was just slightly too simple. What surprises could there be, where is the challenge?
- Web-player right-click displays the browser context menu. Maybe use left-click next time?

jk5000 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:34am

A simple and fun game. But I want more soundeffects.

SKT says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:43am

I like the graphics. Haunting this poor child was fun, too bad it was too short, you should add some levels with different objects next time ^^. Good job !

Dianouille says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Nice, but it's maybe too easy to win. Still the mood is great, well done :)

peterthehe says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 4:32pm

The graphics are really nice :3

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