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

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by SuperPokeunicorn - Compo Entry

Dread is a slasher flick game in which you play the killer. Kill all of the victims without being seen to move onto the next level. There are 5 levels in total and the levels loop once you beat the game. Victims will not see you while you are cloaked, but cloaking takes time to charge up, leaving you vulnerable for a few seconds.

Fixed music bug
Added smaller window size version

WASD: Move
SPACE: Attack
E: Hide in closets/shower
Q: Cloak
R: Restart

Adobe Sketch Book

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:09am

I think with some sounds or music it would have 'felt' better, but it was a pretty neat concept. The art was also bangin!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:46am

Funny you should mention that. I actually spent an hour composing music for the game, but there was trouble actually implementing it in code :'(

QuexD says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

Very hard but very fun!

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:41am

I think that this game was very good and the stealth mechanics worked pretty well. I think that some sounds really could've brought this game to its fullest potential, but for what it is I think this is a good game.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18am

Good news! I fixed the bug that was causing the music not to play! The latest version has working music.

Insality says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:47am

They are random walkings? Sometimes it was rly hard ;)
Nice one, i like it, but at start didn't read controls))
Good character design and stealth mechanincs!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:04am

Yes, the movement is random. Basically, they move to a random room, wait, then move again.

ireal says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:45am


uthamon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:24am

Neat game, both hard and satisfying, I like it! Also, I feel like no one noticed this cute and awesome little animation of monster's cape. ;)

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Great game!

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Took me a while to understand i had to take it slow, but when i caught on was really fun... awesome style as well :)

blahgyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:30pm

nice game. only need sounds. :)

Felipe Tasca says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Hey Man! I can not play the game , the windows have fixed size , and my notebook have low resolution ... Can you generate a build with small resolution support?

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:07am

I just added a smaller window size version for those with low resolution monitors.

Felipe Tasca says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:13am

Oh thank you! I will play and rate your game!

Felipe Tasca says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:31am

The graphics are simple, but works very well. It was a little challenging, but I have passed all levels!

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:00am

Simple but effective! Nice stealth mechanics and a bit hard! At one point it felt that I was playing the same levels... did it loop? Didn't get to the end...
I guess the stages could be a bit darker to match better with the theme? Just a thought. Great job still!

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:06am

I see! Thank you for your reply ^^

Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:30am

It's quite fun when I got the hang of it!
I found the cloak wasn't very useful since it takes too long to cloak and uncloak. It would be nice to be able to attack while cloaked and uncloak immediately.
The elements work very well together. I tried playing as fast as I can for a challenge, and there is interesting decision making taking risks when there is time pressure!

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:33pm

I have a problem... The game runs in a window and I can't put it fullscreen, so the player shows out of my sight and I can't play. Do you know how can I fix it?

Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:33am

If the window is too big for your monitor, please download the "smaller window size" version.

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Thans for pointing the smaller window size! Nice idea, simple and fun! I think victims detect you too fast... Maybe in a darker scenario their sight will be lower? Anyway, great game. Keep on with the good work!

ceosol says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:43pm

Nice entry. I think it has huge potential to be something great. However, right now it is solely based on random chance. It would be neat if you programmed some AI. For instance, two of the people might like each other and go to the bedroom. Or all of them go to the living room to watch tv and one goes to get snacks. It would also be neat to see them freak out when they see a dead friend.

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