Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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The Furniture is Alive

by Bemmu - Compo Entry

An alien being has taken the shape of desks, chairs, water coolers and beds. Don't turn your back on them. Mouse + WASD / arrows, shift to run. The downloadable packages are a better experience than the web version.

--- Backstory ---

All contact has been lost with our important research station. The self-proclaimed "last survivor" sent a final nonsensical radio message "the furniture is alive", after which contact was lost.

Suspected insanity and/or equipment failure. You are sent to investigate what has happened. One thing is for sure: Bad things happen if a piece of furniture can see you, but you cannot see it.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#57Mood3.78
#112Audio3.55
#284Humor2.72
#454Overall3.23
#493Theme3.32
#527Innovation3.00
#616Fun2.91
#646Graphics2.68
#1294Coolness46%

Comments

treegemmer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:19am

Tried OS/X and Web. Doesn't look like anything is there. Maybe the server is not responding?

treegemmer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:02am

Was able to get the web version working in Firefox. No audio though. Not a good frame rate on my old computer. Cool idea!

norseware says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:22am

Using Chrome on OSX - worked great! Scared the crap out of me the first time the glowing, floating, red thing attacked me from behind. Maybe I was anticipating it too much, but this was really well delivered in terms of spook factor goes. Nice work!

hunttis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Geez, need new underwear, got spooked by the first thing way too bad :D

There's a clicking in the music, or is that intentional?

whilefun says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:31pm

FYI, the windows download doesn't have the _Data folder included, so the game won't run! :( This looks cool.

iSasFTW says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:34pm

I tried the beginning of it: ITS SCARY! ...BUT AWESOME! I love the idea, i love the atmoshphere, i love the sound, i love the mechanics! It's just so awesome!

whilefun says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:36pm

Got the web build working, and played through the game. Cool take on the theme, not too often do you see horror games in a ludum dare! :) Good mood and creepy factor. Love the chalkboards/messages. I've never been so concerned if a potted plant was considered a piece of furniture.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:02pm

My Firefox/Windows 7 does not like the Unity player version of your game (it tries to reserve too much memory)

The Windows executable ends with an error message that it expects a data folder. I can extract the exe file (it's just a zip container), but there is no game inside, only game data files.

If you fix the issue drop me a message and I'll try again.

Bemmu says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Thanks for the feedback. I did in fact forget to include the data folder in the zip file. Fixed.

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:49pm

Nice game! I didn't manage to go further than the fourth room but it's cool and creppy. I also liked the design of the shapeshifter.

AlexLamarche says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Scared me the first time. JEEZ! :)

Catwheel says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:40am

Omg I was so scared

Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:10am

Couldn't play it well cuz I'm used to inverted mouse but still like the concept. Never going to look at my furniture the same away again.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Liked the shock of running into furniture the first time, thought it was done well with the sound and art.

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:47am

Yaiii! I beat it!! I love you too! Thank you for the last level xp
Really nice take on the theme! Loved the weeping angle-ish gameplay! Nice sound and atmosphere too! The chalkboards are a charm point!
Though I think it's too dark, sometimes it feels like the flashlight doesn't illuminate at all...

Anyways great entry!

ijona says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:43am

I like meta-humor here!

MegaBrutal says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Very great, scary game. I hope I won't have nightmares of furnitures. :D Is it possible to survive the last level, where the blackboard tells me to „GIVE UP!”? Because I always died on that level. I wonder if there is an ending beyond that.

Molpe says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:08pm

AWESOME! It scared me a lot xD I love the blackboard messages x) And the outside is great as well!

I've made a short let's play, I am sorry I had so little time for this game =( But I've enjoyed it a lot!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON1aCc-kKBM

M2tias says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:10am

A really good atmosphere! A great core idea for a horror game

MayankUnreal says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:15am

Nice focus on theme. The horror game concept is great

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