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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Possessed Room

by nodoxi - Compo Entry

You are an exorcist.
Find and destroy heart of poltergeist.

Gameplay GIFs:
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WASD - Movement
LMB - Crucifix (exorcism)
RMB - Candle (light, stops enemies)

Made in Unity3d.
Autodesk Maya for 3d, Photoshop for 2d.

Post-compo fixes:
- added exit (ESC)
- fixed the end title


* There is no sound in compo version due to lack of time, sorry.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#25Mood4.10
#27Graphics4.36
#42Theme4.30
#57Overall3.90
#126Fun3.62
#156Innovation3.57
#337Humor2.34
#428Audio2.15

Comments

Kris with a K says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:28am

Man that first ghost at the top of the stairs legit scared me. Good entry, the enemies were creative and the tension was real.

nycolas says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:55am

That was a cool game! Congrratulation making it this far :)

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:11am

This is a very well done game! I love horror games very much and this one is very very good!

kidando says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:51am

I LOVE THIS!!! You have a really really awesome concept here. You making me want to fire up Unity and get to work. To be honest, I was expecting jump scares so I turned down the volume. A shame it didn't have that much audio. This reminded me of Undying and Jericho. Best game I tried out yet.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:09am

The game atmosphere is super creepy. The gameplay is okay, but is a hard bit difficult to know when to use the candle and when to use the cross. But overall well done.

Oxeren says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:23pm

Cool style and interesting idea.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:49pm

Great take on the theme! I loved the graphics, they help a lot in creating a terrifying atmosphere.

KonH says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:04pm

Nice style and concept :)

DiscoFish says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Really great Entry! Congrats!

vini60 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:38pm

Amazing art style. But for some reason I can't hear the ghosts?
Really good concept tho. GOod job.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:14pm

This was very fun, I loved the premise and the atmosphere!

Coauctor says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:14am

So creepy it's great. :)

Gumboot says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:28am

I had a good time playing this, the visuals really make the game.

Pajama-Llama says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Damn, that was pretty cool! Well done.
Changing between candle and crusifix works great for the tension.

This would be amazing if you added some audio and tension building eery music.
Nice pixel graphics too!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:57am

Wow I love the art style.

Awpteamoose says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:56am

Exceedingly stylish! It would be a whole lot cooler with sound, but I imagine it's hard to produce them for compo schedule.

Zemmi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:40am

Oh man I really hope you do a version with audio. This was already great and sfx would aid so much more tension. Just like Kris, that first ghost really made me jump.

FellowPlayer says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:14am

Your windows link does not seem to work.

nodoxi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:29pm

@FellowPlayer,
Here is itch.io link:
https://nodoxi.itch.io/possessed-room

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:42pm

That was a really great game. Plenty of originality and excellent execution. But it really needs sound!
From the screnshots I thought first that you use some custom-made 3d engine but anyway it gives a great performance even though it's Unity. Good job on technical side too.
This is definitely one of the most interesting games of this LD.

razzle_dazzle says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:33am

Poltergeist deletes all the sounds!

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:31am

Nice retro doom style.
The shading of the textures could be improved.
I liked the foggy poltergeist effects.
Maybe the cruzifix and candle should get some kind of recharge energy to make it more interesting?
Definitely needs some creepy sounds to contribute to the scary atmo.

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:37am

Really cool atmosphere and gameplay. Loved the way all the events worked together. Would've been great if you had time to add some more audio cues and music.

pcmxms says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Can't run :(
Error loading this URL: Could not load the source for blob:http://nodoxi.org/001d9f2c-dcfb-4b33-bef4-764084555c25.
Error: Failed to fetch blob:http://nodoxi.org/001d9f2c-dcfb-4b33-bef4-764084555c25. Code 2152857618.

BeardyBard says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Interning game with amazing style. I like it.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:46pm

Wow. Very nice idea and the theme usage is fantastic.
Tha art is great, but the lack of sound (except the footsteps) is sad.
I expected some jumpscare :D

Avant-Marde says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:33pm

The web version won't load for me and it freezes up my entire browser. :C Is it just me?

Swingularity says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Theme was very well executed. It was very fun, but the audio was lacking (Scary ambiance or just more sound effects for that I'm alone feeling). It wasn't very funny? The graphics were great and loved the effects. Overall very good game.

scorched says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Not mush use for the candle, but I liked the encounters, especially chairs and lava!

Pickens Inc. says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:18pm

Great concept, loved the 2.5D graphics, good tension! Sound would have really improved the atmosphere.

Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Really interested in the way you built this world, and the art style that you used (the combo of the art and the effects when you banished things from the possessed objects especially). Really could've used some more audio, but it was really entertaining.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Lovely graphics! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/T4pyhw3TqqI

MrMordem says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Love the art style, this kind of retro fps really fits the horror theme like a glove.

Reminded me of Blood on Dos, this was quite scary, and i think the confusion of trying to figure out what to do or where to point the cross at when crazy shit starts to happen just adds to the general tention.

Just 1 tiny negative point imo, there lacks a bit of feedback on whether using the cross on something does something or not.

Other than that, great entry :)

smaganik says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 5:36pm

Great!

fivecyclops says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 4:40am

Awesome !
Just need add some creepy sounds and you have a perfect little horror experience.
The entities are very scary.

Jan 16, 2017 @ 5:14pm

Psssst! You have been featured in Ludum Dare to Believe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvwNUtB16k8

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