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

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

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Claustrophobia

by jperlin - Compo Entry

<============================DESCRIPTION============================>

You have claustrophobia.
The fear of tight, closed spaces drives you crazy, giving you unhuman speed and strength,
but also making the world around you seem different...

You can't take it anymore, you need to change this whole place into a single room and get rid of the past haunting you.


<==============================CONTROLS==============================>

Move: WSAD
Attack: 8
Shield: 9
Special: 0

Kill yourself: K

<================================LINKS================================>

Me: https://ldjam.com/users/kuba/

This game on Kongregate: http://www.kongregate.com/games/jperlin/claustrophobia-ld-37

WebGL Build download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4BFIY6yDPPqSXBKZVZuaDUtLTg

Windows 32-bit Build download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4BFIY6yDPPqSHdmeUJFb3hDcHc

Unity source download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4BFIY6yDPPqX3VsOWN4bEI5aEE

<==============================THOUGHTS==============================>

This was my first Ludum Dare. I had a lot of fun. I'm also tired as hell. Thanks!

Tools used:
- Unity 5.5
- Krita
- Audacity
- GIMP2

*PS* Last edit 22:15 Sunday GMT0 (added Reset button :D)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#115Mood3.61
#136Audio3.37
#215Theme3.81
#257Graphics3.29
#292Innovation3.20
#332Humor2.36
#448Overall3.00
#572Fun2.35

Comments

avalkyrie says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Wow, that was confusing, but interesting.

jperlin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:11am

@avalkyrie You're now officially the first stranger commenting on any game by me ever in history. I love you! Thanks

KairosXIII says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:12am

Love the audio haha. Nice take on the theme.

jperlin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:17am

@KairosXIII Thanks so much :)

Shivur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:27am

Psycho.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:30am

Deep, dark, creepy, and hard as hell! Good job!

jperlin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:35am

Aww guys! You made my day at its very end :)

NuclearCellar says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:39am

I feel like with that back story a much slower paced game would suit better. For a first game very good job though.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:55am

Audio was nice, and I like the character design.

pcmxms says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Definitely the most bizarre and creepy entry I've seen. Might have to work a little bit on the gameplay side.

menip says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:29pm

...I always appear to spawn in a room with no enemies. Not sure if this is by design or not.

Tutti Ankka says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:29pm

What did I just play..? Well it was fun anyway! I liked the "soundtrack" and the weirdness of this game. It's very original atleast! Pretty weird and solid entry!

menip says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:30pm

...I always appear to spawn in a room with no enemies. Not sure if this is by design or not. Oh and I found that jitter text really difficult to read, might wanna do something about it.

jperlin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Yeah I thought the jitter is on the edge of being readable, but the controls are in the description anyway and that jitter was consistent with the mood of the game.

You always spawn in the rooms with no enemies by design, so you don't get fucked before you have a chance to at least have a look at the character.

I realize the game is crazy difficult. I'm planning to work on the gameplay in the future - the lipsticks clearly need some love.

Thanks for the feedback. I love it!

TitoMakaniJr says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:24pm

I'm down with any game where all the sound effects are done by a human mouth. In fact you have made me confront my weird love for that genre...... ANYWAYS! Great job on the game dood

Peringo says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:34pm

The controls are a bit weird but all in all it'sa very unique game! I have not really understood what I have to do except of hurting eyes and lipsticks. I liked the music and the design alot, fitting to the weirdnes of this game.

xesenix says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:23am

And i thought i have made bad game. You have made me bad at making bad games...

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:05am

oh! Nice! And it's also online! Is it an horror game?? Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

Gyfis says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Well, what a weird game. I don't know what to do and how to escape the first room, but it is pretty intense anyway. The sound is soooo weird :D

jperlin says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 6:42pm

@xesenix :)

@Greek85 Thanks for the interest, I don't think I'll put it anywhere else though, unless I spend more time making it better!

@Gyfis You use Enter to destroy walls between rooms :)

jramell says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:40am

Great idea! It's all pretty cryptic and I was confused all the time, which took away from the experience for me. However, if this was intentional then good job. Audio and mood were (apparently) amazing.

nick.bota says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:49am

Very original idea! The creepy visuals, the strange sound effects paint a vivid picture that fits the mind of a person with mental problems. The game is HARD but i suppose it's a part of the experience and it's supposed to show how helpless this person is and how hard he struggles. In the end I loved the message of the game and it's vibe, keep it up!

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 5:33pm

I dig the soundtrack and creepy atmosphere, great job. The gameplay was fun, but the controls were a bit confusing.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 8:52am

The atmosphere in this game is really unique - it seems to me like somebody narrating their own adventure, with all their own music and sound effects. It's really cool.

However, I couldn't really understand how to attack - it seemed like whenever I tried I simply got hurt.

jperlin says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 7:16am

@TheMonsterFromTheDeep

Thanks for the kind words! The atmosphere is definitely the main focus of the game, at least in the state it's in here.

The combat defnitely does need some love. You probably got hurt by the lipsticks - any collision with one of them harms you. This makes attacking them successfully very difficult as you don't have any ranged attacks in this game. It is possible (the attack colliders are at the blades) but way too difficult.

I intend to work on the combat at least a little bit at some point to make this game more enjoyable gameplaywise, but it's pretty low on my list of priorities now honestly.

kato9 says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:12pm

Very interesting vibe - kind of a creepy look into someone's subconscious. Well someone with a few issues they need to work out anyway. Gameplay is a bit fast and hard to get the hang of how to attack without getting hit yourself, but it's a pretty solid entry overall.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:46pm

Whoa. Very cool and nicely put together aesthetic. I really like the audio concept (I should have been wearing headphones!)

The text jitters a bit to much for me, maybe a smidge less would help me understand what I'm doing!

zoopei says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:44am

WHAT... THE... F**K
The theme could have fit better, but it still fit. The sound effects where pretty wierd and the music was the three words I said at the top of this comment. However, the graphics where good and the concept was something like nothing I have never seen. It is really weird though... But I guess it's supposed to be. It's only your first ludum dare though, just like me.

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