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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Panic room

by Smiley - Jam Entry

One room. One. Room. The voices. The noises. Getting closer. The wall people have found you. Your room. They are coming to get you. They are here. Nowhere to run. Wall people everywhere. This is it! Escape or die trying! Who are you kidding? There is no escape. Only trying. And dying. UUUURRRAAAAA!

Do your best to fight the wall people! Pick up what they have in their pockets and use it against them. Hah!


WASD to move around
Mouse to aim.
Left mouse button to shot (auto fire possible)
P or Escape to pause
M to mute the mind melting violins

All game programming and content was created during the LDJam weekend by Nicklas Löf and Mathias Lindfeldt.

Special thanks to Paulina Bastviken and Kajsa Bovin for providing the mind melting violins.

The desktop version provides the best experience but also requires java to be installed. Html5-version should work in most modern browsers. Unfortunately no sound in Safari since it doesn't support .ogg.

Created in the fantastic java gaming library libGDX

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TheMightyTeam says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:46pm

I like it. Nice player movement. Its difficult when the wall people becomes a crowd. Maybe you can give us a grenade? :P

vrojman says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:38pm

I like the movement of the player but I feel that the enemies don't have enought feedback when they are receiving damage. Good job!

NikSorvari says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:41pm

Great art!

Dev Dennis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Cool game bro !

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Very fluid game ! I liked the power-ups ! The music was kind of weird for the game, but it put a weird mood that I did enjoy.
Thank you for this game !

60fingers says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Kind of addicting and nice artwork!

But I think the collision feels a little weird (like if the collision box was bigger than the player). Maybe that is because of the perspective: I think if the collision model's height was a little smaller so that the player's head could overlap the enemies behind it, it would feel more natural...

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:26am

Score: 890

Smiley I love your xD games, the graphics you do, the sounds and in general the gameplay is to admire, I always enjoy your games. The UFO Quest is my favorite for now xD. As always good game and good work.

Casevse says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Interesting game, i think the bullets could be bigger. Good work, keep going!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:29pm

This is a pretty sweet game. I like the pacing. It could be cool to have more variety in how the power ups behave. for instance the flame thrower is very similar to the laser atm, but you could make it catch the enemies on fire which could cause a chain reaction and catch others on fire :D

Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:00pm

The music doesn't really fit, however it's a nice game !

TitoMakaniJr says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:00pm

I like the pew sound the gun makes. Also is the character not wearing pants....!

TeamScripta says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:03pm

I like the main character, he reminds me of myself lol!

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Nice art and audio, and simple but well made gameplay. Maybe a little RNG-heavy with the powerups.

KappaIX says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:06pm

Fun game, good ramp of difficulty, nice graphics. Would be nice to have some more tools to get out of a tough spot as it gets harder, some sort of smartbomb equivalent?

Thanks for sharing, well done!

BoltKey says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:08pm

Kinda basic concept, but I like it.

psychonull says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:54am

haha nice!, powerups brings more awesomeness to the game, gj :)

Skosnowich says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:24am

I liked the game. The art style and the animations are great. Also the tinting of the screen when you're wounded is nice.
The music is good, but in my opinion didn't fit the gameplay too well.
The power-ups worked well for me, but I would like it more if they stacked (for example collecting a 'D' and an 'S' would double your movement speed and your gun speed).
I found it strange that, when you move diagonally at a wall (pressing 'W' and 'A' on the top wall for example), you don't 'slide' on them but rather are glued at your current position. Otherwise the player movement worked well.
The game is getting progressively harder, felt good. :)

Btw: my highest score was 935. :)

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:07pm

-I like the sprites on the enemies
-Its fun to play -- especially once you figure out the best strategy which seems to be to take out the mummies first since they're only one hit kills and seem just as likely to drop a power up as any of the baddies with more hp. Once you get one of the better power ups (flame thrower, etc..) focus down the suits and the fatties.

- Collision hitbox on the bad guys seems awfully liberal
- Wish it had an ending or win-state

Solid game though!

kidando says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:37am

575. I rule! Fun little game. Congrats on submitting your game!

concalf says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:43pm

I need more laserz :D

gcardozo says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:58pm

Great art and sound, but a bit simple in game design.
Gratz! :)

Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:18am

Very nice simple game. I got to 1136. That was the highest I could get over a few attempts. I enjoyed it a lot I just wish there was some sort of win condition. Maybe gather 10 hearts to heal your mind or something? I really loved the pixel flamethrower, sexy.

Logicon says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:35am

Dicks out

Diplodino says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:44am

Nice mood and ambiance even if the gameplay lacks some sort of originality and some clever interpretation of the theme !

Reiv says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:18am

It was fun to play! I noticed that the hitbox of enemies are bigger than the sprite, this makes it difficult to scape from a big crowd. I liked the power ups. Good work overall!

gabriellpweb says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:05pm

Very funny! I love retro graphics *.*.

Rixud says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 5:33am

i didn't like it when u take damage and have 1-3 lives i can barely see,The game was fun....

RoboRob says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:36am

The game did feel very pressuring after a while when those more tanky enemies didn't anymore fall because I didn't get much power ups after some point. Overall a nice game.

handoharken says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:43pm

Nice player movement and great animation. The powerups made it very enjoyable.

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