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The Monster That Haunts Me

by conno1234 - Compo Entry

DESCRIPTION:
In this game a young girl tries to understand what happens when her father comes home drunk at night. She sees him as a monster.

GOAL:
Through out the game you can find a way to get the father to see how his drinking affects you.

CONTROLS:
The controls are the arrow keys and the SPACE bar to interact with objects around you.

HINTS (SPOILERS!):
1. On any night but the first, look at your drawings on the ground in the living room and pick them up.
2. Talk to your dad and he will hang up your drawing on the fridge.
3. Go to the bedroom and pick up the pile of papers on the ground.
4. Go to the kitchen and and hang your show and tell paper on the fridge.
5. Now hide from the monster in the kitchen. This will cause the monster to read your paper.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#15Mood4.14
#101Audio3.59
#224Theme3.73
#266Innovation3.45
#273Overall3.43
#330Humor2.58
#418Graphics3.13
#435Fun3.18
#1248Coolness47%

Comments

pdonegan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:58am

Really unique look on the theme. And the mood that you were able to create was amazing. I really liked it!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:57pm

A game with a sad and interesting history. The story fits well with the theme. Well done.

Hempuli says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:18pm

A neat take on a serious concept. The musics really complimented the story!

lanestp says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:27am

Good game. Really unique take on a good subject. You should be proud!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:50am

yoou did good with this hard theme

blackoptics8 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:11am

found a few glitches like the "I shouldn't disturb dad when he's watching his shows" when he's not there ;D the graphics were pretty well done but it would fit a lot nicer if the characters are the same resolution. Great entry and concept ;D

Gord10 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Wow, such a great story!

May 1, 2016 @ 6:20pm

This game was eye-catching to me when looking through the games to vote menu... probably because of the 3D-effect of the room.

This game has a really neat idea, and it plays with your brain a bit. The story at the time really added to the mood of the game and how interesting it turned out in the end.

For the cons... the game got a bit repetitive after a while, and it's not very interesting if you don't read the game description on this page (as I found out when I first played it- sorry!).

However, there are a lot of positives- there's a lot of nice attention to detail, like the working clock on the wall! Also, I liked the fact that it was written in java since it means I can poke around and mod it as I understand the language.

Overall, a really interesting game that has obviously had a lot of effort put into it- well done! :D

peto107 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:30pm

its good

in3orn says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Great entry and great example that games can have an educational role. I'm really impressed. Well done! :)

MayankUnreal says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Great idea with nice concept and game design. Very impressive

masterkrepta says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Was not expecting something like this. Light on gameplay, but the story was the goal. The music and pacing definitely set the tone very well.

Yazara says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:11pm

Wow, the atmosphere is great o.O The music really adds a lot to it!
Also nice atempt on a serious topic!

curtamyth says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:11pm

I love games that address serious issues in an artful, unique way. This was excellent, thanks for sharing :)

charstar56 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:44pm

unique game and the mood is good too aweosme use of theme
personally didnt like the graphics but its still a good game

Jungle says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 12:38am

You have a damn good story. Very nice entry! Congratulations!

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