Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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At Night They Come

by Gamechoy - Jam Entry

You play as a young boy who can't sleep because of the monsters that plague him in the night. Face your fears and fight these monsters, will you make it to the king of fear itself? Or will you succumb to the swarms of creatures haunting you? (There is a conclusion)

*Disclaimer - The HTML5 version tends to be a bit unstable, if you are having issues or something seems to be broken, try the download version.*

Fun challenge: Try to beat the game without killing anything.


WASD Movement

SPACE to shoot

Created for Ludum Dare 37

Created by: Gamechoy
- Sprite work: Curtis
- Programming: Barrett
- Music: Keagan and Joel

No pre made assets or code!

Download version works best, but HTML5 is fine to check it out!

Downloads and Links




Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:27pm

Pretty brilliant.

Khud0 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:16pm

I love the music and the idea, but I wish there were other angles to shoot. It's not a grid-based game so it's quite hard to use only the 90 degree angles to shoot someone.

Casevse says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Loved the soundtrack. With some sound effects and bullet impact feedback it would improve. Good work!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:57am

Wow! Nice entry! I didn't figured out what is the thing that exits from under the bed, but the gnomes and dolls are nice!
Well done!

ARuculaDoMal says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:15am

nice game, you should put some more variated mechanics

Jordan says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:56am

Nice game! I particularly enjoyed the variety of enemies. I even got attacked by some black slender-like creature or something.

Cerberus says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:41am

it was interesting but i saw the first enemy, killed it with the gun but no enemies spawned again. when you come close to the bed or walls it just stops walking. good work though.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:14am

Nice shooting game. There is a bug that I got killed and click play in the main menu but I'm still in the game over frame.

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:19am

Love the idea (thought about something like that myself actually). The music is very nice. I would have liked to be able to hold space bar to shoot. Also, it was hard to aim properly since you had to walk in the direction you wanted to shoot. However, it makes it pretty hard to shoot when escaping. Good job still!

freyby says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:09pm

Easy and relaxing game, the soundtrack is very good, but adding some diffuculty to the game would make it better i think. Well done!

vcyborg says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:34pm

After game over there's no way to restart the game, only refreshing the page (Web, using Firefox).
I like the idea, but without sound (I can't use sound) it has too little feedback. It would improve with some visual feedback on collision and when landing a shot.
Also a little texture on the floor would improve the feel of movement.
Hope it helps!

Nino9612 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:14pm

Cool Idea but as already sayed the controlls for the player are a little bit weird because its only 4 directonal but besides that a solid entry xD

TheGejr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Really cool game, would like some sound effects but overall, a really nice game!

automatonvx says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:27pm

good game, i enjoyed, it but couldn't figure out how to kill the boss at the end, i was shooting it, but not sure if it was having an effect or not. great music and art

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Those hidden menu buttons almost drove me crazy haha )) Overall it is a nice little shooter.

harusame says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Nice game :)
I like that the wall become transparent ^^
It would be better if there are some animation when we hit an enemy.
Good entry !

superjai says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:50pm

had fun playing it

Vertigon says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:11pm

The theme was quite nice, and the music got me going, I was pumped to repel these nightmares. Unfortunately the shooting had a weak feeling, with no reaction or effect when shots impact. Pressing space repeatedly can be uncomfortable... I wish there was an autofire in this case (or used a different key). There wasn't any feedback when taking damage, so my demise was abrupt. Seems like you built well upon a theme, it just needs some more love in the feels department.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:37am

I have tried the web version. The title screen doesn't show the various menus? I had to hover the mouse on the lower half of the screen to see them. I don't know if it is intended or a bug but it is quite confusing, since it is a keyboard only game after all.

The gameplay feels nice, maybe lacks in depth, but the shooting feels satisfying.

misaghDroid says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Very cool :) I like music and enemies, I'd change controls a bit :)

ato says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:41pm

It was funny idea with hidden buttons in main menu. To other commenters: you can shoot in 8 directions. I liked the music. I liked the effect of transparent wall, too. Nice game.

Gamechoy says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Hey everyone, thanks for playing and commenting! Just to clarify a few things, you can shoot in 8 directions by moving diagonally. The menu buttons being hidden was intentional, but looking back it did make things a bit confusing. The boss fight at the end is based on a timer, if you survive long enough, you'll be taken to a victory screen. I hope you guys enjoyed, we had a great time making it. - Barrett

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