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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by karlipoppins - Compo Entry

[Note]: Please spend at least 3 mins in the game. There is a story, there is an ending... Don't just click a few items and quit... :\

In the life of a P.I. in the late 70s, things can sometimes be tough to solve...
This is a small tribute to one of my all time favorites, Under A Killing Moon.

[hint spoiler]: once you have 7-8 clues, head back in the bathroom to understand the story.

Tools used:
Game Engine: Unity
3d Modeling: Blender
Textures: Photoshop
Sound: Audacity
Music: GarageBand

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PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:13am

Top notch graphics, music, and atmosphere!

Moritz says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:42am

Sadly doesn't seem to load on Chrome on Mac.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:25pm

The walking animation actually made me motion sick. However, from what I could play of the game, it looks very well-crafted. I disliked how I found myself just spam clicking to try to find clues, though.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:46pm

@PeachTreeOath: Thanks!!
@Moritz: I had a couple of people test it on Mac/Chrome... However it's pretty big so it takes a while to load...
@TrampolineTales: Thanks for the feedback! I should probably reduce the head movement. Otherwise clues are pretty easy to find, they're all pretty big objects scattered throughout the apartment. [spoiler alert]: But there's a twist... Just look for clues in the bathroom once you have about 7-8 clues...

mutuware says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:44pm

Smooth jazz, I'm digging it!

TrashLord says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:17am

The only game genre I hate is horror one because of atmosphere. I finished "Snapped" and enjoyed! Thanks for nice soundtrack and screamer absence!
p.s. add some memos when clues where found to fill the story and atmosphere with more details.
20/20 clues. One of the most moody games at LD37

Interface says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:40am

Genuinely creepy. Loved the graphics, music. Awesome entry. As someone else mentioned, thanks for skipping any screaming.

WarmLemon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:46am

shit i thought this is just a detective find the clue game. didn't see that coming...

Lukeryn says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:13am

"The sink is rusty, like my ex wife"
Loved the ending.

HadikCZ says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Holy shit :) It was scarry :) Good atmosphere and plus for sounds and voice :)

blinry says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:53pm

Wow, nice idea and a brilliant execution! I enjoyed the many comments about the objects. I read your "hint spoiler" while looking over the description, so I kind of knew what to do. Well-timed ending and awesome music! I relly like this short experience!

blinry says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Oh, and another thing: On Linux, after the ending music, the screen just stays black. Could be an intended effect (like in "Dear Esther"), could be a bug. Definitely kept me wondering whether this was the end or not.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:38pm

I like the asketism of the game

markusfisch says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:46pm

Wow, really cool entry! Hadn't expected that horror turn. Well done!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:52pm

I like the game. I didn't notice that there was something story-relevant on the ceiling until second playthrough.

rburema says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Glad I went in there without reading the comments beforehand!
Would have diminished my enjoyment of the end :-)
Nothing /too/ creepy fortunately, but it /did/ pull all the right strings.

I can see why you said that you need to play for at least 3 minutes, but you had me hooked beforehand :-)

The thing I liked the most about this was the overall audio. I've heard worse voice acting & editing in professional games... That goes for the rest of the adventure as well.

I can hardly find anything negative, safe perhaps that the main character was a bit of a dick (get it? private dick? ... sorry) But even that adds to the atmosphere, and is probably on purpose.

skorpyo says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:56pm

Top graphics. Awesome atmosphere just as i like. One of the best games i played at this ld. Just WOW! And it's a compo entry. Just amazing!

commodoreKid says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:59pm

As I already told you the production quality is not that high but you still managed to get me in the mood which is something :) I wish it would be more of an adventure game :P

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:23am

I think this game could benefit a great deal from subtitles. The speech audio seems a tad quiet at times. Aside from that, this was haunting. You've created a creepy atmospheric experience with just a few pieces. I actually thought the walking animation, while a bit unusual, really added to the overall feeling of subtle discomfort the room is creating.

Archimagus says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:04pm

Great game. Was really nice to have almost everything clickable with voice over. Also, thanks, I won't be sleeping tonight. The best I've rated a game yet this jam.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Awesome game. I can't believe you made all of those assets in time! The music was great, too. I'll have to admit - I found the ending voices to be hilarious.

dobnarr says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:42am

Wow, super creepy. I only got 6/20 clues before the story proceeded, so I'm not sure how much I missed. I was a little frustrated when I double clicked and the audio tracks stopped, and there didn't seem to be a way to restart them, so I missed some parts of the story. I liked the extensive voice-overs, and the scary part sure was scary. Don't want to say more to avoid spoilers. Very nice work.

Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:10pm

Really creepy game. I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

axoona says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 6:52pm

This game sure was scary! great work

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