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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Cabinous

by p1x3lruckus - Jam Entry

My third time doing one of these! I'm really happy with how it came out!

The itch.io page has the controls.

The ai in this game passes the Lovelace test, the path finding is supposed to be predictable and guaranteed to find the shortest path, except I broke it and I couldn't fix it in time. Surprisingly it adds like 500% to the experience, the AI now seem really aggressive and maybe even cunning, aware of something? (Sorry if my english is bad I'm a native speaker I just haven't slept, I'll edit in a few days!)

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Ratings

Coolness52%
#165Mood(Jam)3.77
#331Audio(Jam)3.23
#405Innovation(Jam)3.18
#444Theme(Jam)3.59
#469Overall(Jam)3.30
#494Humor(Jam)2.43
#533Fun(Jam)3.00
#654Graphics(Jam)2.95

Comments

Chao says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:08am

Game didn't run :(.
Using 64bit windows if that's relevant.
I also tried both the exe and jar files.

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:14am

oh dear, I don't have a windows machine so I can't test it, anyone on windows have java on command line? If so could you java -jar it?

lekiy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:29am

Interesting design, the game feels good, but the zombies come at you way to fast, I was unable to get back in the house to find the keys...

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:05am

Yeah it's pretty hard, I reuploaded a fix which might make the windows and linux version work, if your on windows and it worked could you mention it in a comment?

john256ish says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:21am

I really enjoyed playing this game. I didn't know what i was expecting my first play through, and was honestly startled when the zombies came out. However I really like how the game forces you to play a minigame of trying to outsmart the zombies to complete your objective. Very nice!

ZQMony says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:53am

Nice job. The zombies are pretty hard to outrun but it can be done.

buckle2000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:01am

It does works on windows 10 64-bit now.

Great game

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:10am

An interesting game, extremely short, but probably the right level of difficulty. You definitely have to come up with a plan to actually beat it, as the zombies are much faster than you. I think the doors swinging around and getting in your way was a bit frustrating, but it does add to the tension and the atmosphere.

mrhill says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:18am

could not find the keys, but really tense otherwise, scary AI

SeaDads says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:33am

The concept seems really good but I found the zombies impossible to outrun, didn't really get how I was supposed to evade them! :(

Chao says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:46am

Yep, works for windows now :).
I found the enemy AI really interesting, I especially loved the way they tried to break down doors and smash windows to get inside the house, was fun trying to figure out how to evade them.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:44am

These fast, doorbreaching zombies are really beasts!
Intense, hard, but beatable. Good game.

Megalink says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:44am

Zombies were scary, lol. Good job.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:45am

These fast, doorbreaching zombies are really beasts!
Intense, hard, but beatable. Good game.

Kyrv19 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:13am

Game won't launch :(

Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:16am

Played this a couple of times. Very tense and I tried all kind of plans to keep the zombies out, but never made it to finding the keys.
nice take on the theme.

mmason says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:48am

This could be turned into a longer game, it's got some nice features as of right now, like the doors and the breakable windows.

As others have said, the zombies just move far too fast, I basically had to guess randomly where to go.

mrhill says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:48pm

hard, cool AI, could not find the thing that you are supposed to find even though i looked where you were supposed to look

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 4:12pm

Jesus christ, I didn't actually look into what the game was about before playing, so when the zombies came out I had a heart attack. :D

With some tactical thinking I managed to beat the game in I think the 7th or 8th attempt. Good job.

Graphics are pretty decent and suit the game very well. Sounds were good quality too, I like the ambiance.

Regarding my heart attack, however - you'll be hearing from my lawyer. :P :D

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