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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Break The Trance

by calcitherin - Jam Entry

Kill the Vampire to break the Trance .

Player moves with LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys, picks and throws item with UP and DOWN arrow keys.

This is my first time entering any kind of Game Jam.
Faced problems and had fun at the same time . Awesome Experience .

Will surely be working on this one , as right now it has only one feature.(*really tiny game* )

LUDUM DARE , thankyou !!

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skorpyo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:52am

that was.. very short :D

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:55am

I couldn't figure out how to do anything, I could walk around and tried UP and DOWNing everything I could see but I always still lost.

Lipedal says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:19am

Loved the graphics! Didn't manage to break the trance though, where are the items for me to pick up?

Lipedal says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:25am

Oh, mine's here:

calcitherin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:32am

@p1x3lruckus & @Lipedal there is only one item - the sun picture frame for the player to pic up . Thankyou for playing .

SeaDads says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:15pm

The cute art and music is great. The pickup mechanic was a bit tricky to figure out, even when I did figure out what I was meant to pick up, the controls were pretty unresponsive. Would've been nice if a bit longer too! But for your first Jam, nice work!

2Bit says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Couldn't seem to get the picking up and throwing to work after I did it once it wouldn't work again.

Cerno_b says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:02pm

The idea was very creative, the premise allows to go much deeper, so I would like to see what you can do when you build up on what you have.

There may be different ways of breaking the trance (like breaking line of sight or manipulating the victim instead of the vampire. Add more than one vampire/victim per level and you may have a neat time-based puzzler.

The weakest point are the controls though, so you may want to work on those first:

- You can only pick up the picture if you stand next to it (extending the hitbox would probably be easy).

- The mix of mouse and keyboard controls (game vs. menu) forces the player to switch back and forth. A game like this can perfectly do without the mouse which would keep the player in one control mode.

Don't get discouraged though, I see some promise in your game.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:36am

Great visuals! Although it was short, I still loved the experience! Congrats on your first jam!

DoubtfulGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:09am

Not too shabby! It was pretty tough to grab the painting, for some reason, but I figured it out. Not bad for a first jam, nice work!

Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:56am

I had hard time to grab the sun picture so I first thought it wasn't an important element of the game. But glad that ,at last, I prevented the Twilight fan girl to hug the vampire :p

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 1:08am

Nice game, graphics and audio were good. Picking up the picture was kind of awkward, it took me a few tries before the player picked it up.

rogueNoodle says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:09am

Congrats on your first jam entry! Loved the visuals, but had a hard time picking up the painting. Jumping on the vampire's head also did nothing to break the trance ;)

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