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.

Back to Browse Entries

The Hunter

by tjmolinski - Compo Entry

Ludum Dare 37 Entry: The Hunter


Someone is stalking you...

Find the key and escape before he finds you.

Listening is your only defense.

Press "I" to start the game.

-The hunter only moves when you move
-Throwing a rock to bait the hunter to go a certain direction
-Throw a rock and wait for him to pass you
-Don't run too fast or the hunter can hear you running


W - Move Forward

S - Move Backward

Q - Strafe Left

E - Strafe Right

A - Turn Left

D - Turn Right

I - Throw Rock

O - Wait

Downloads and Links




timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Npte to other players: You start the game on I.
I didn't read the description at first so I thought it was a maze and that maybe I was hunting something. So I was exploring the maze for a very long time before anything happened. Played again and it sort of worked, but then I was spoiled :)

BerneyTD says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:56pm

Too scary!!!!!!! AARRGHGGHHHH! Really like this submission, love the audio by the way!

Danman9914 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Wow the audio is really effective. Had me panicking.

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:14pm

(even tho that was excellent)

peredm says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Too spooky for me!
I had to stop playing cause the hunter scared me too much xD but the game is actually pretty cool.

Stefanie899 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:04pm

Really enjoyed it! Great aesthetic, scared me at first when the fog showed up. Controls felt smooth too. Good job!

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Dude... I haven't been that scared since I played D back on sega saturn !!! Nooooiiiiiiiiccceeee

Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:20pm

The sound was great you had me jump and laughing at myself at the first scare, the audio was great too but I found it very unsettling and had to stop before finding the key. I never touch 3D in GM anymore because of its limitations but you have made them work in your favor! nice work.

nycolas says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:45pm

I hate being scared! Damn you got me. GG :)

tomdeal says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:20pm

JumpScare! Starting the game proved a bit difficult, I is not the best key to start a game :-) Enjoyed the game, it was really scary :-)

Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Really cool game! The audio is very nice and makes all the difference when playing, you actually succeeded in making a scary game :)

Nice work!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:56pm

i couldn't play to long, Audio (like with others) had me in a panic, Really effective.

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:39am

Cool Audio, and nice overall feel to the game I like this one a lot.

Jimbly says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:46am

The word "hunter" on the title screen seems not to be centered. I know this because I spent a very long time staring at it. Perhaps help about how to start the game on that screen would be useful =). I loved the scare, it gets me every time. I was able to find the key, but never got farther before getting caught. Could never quite tell if the hunter was near me or not. Great entry!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:31pm

The art looks very good

oyoh says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Holy f**k ! I couldn't reach the end, too scary for me, really great job. God I hate horror game

kamranwali says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Fun and spooky game. I liked it a lot. I like that you have to listen carefully where the things are. Overall a fun game to play. Keep it up!

MementoGames says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:01pm

Very, very creepy. I got very tense, mainly because of the audio. I just found a little frustrating navigating when the light turns out, because you have to always stay close to the walls. Nice job overall!

dobnarr says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:57pm

Very creepy. I didn't expect the lights to go out. Thought the key-jangling was the hunter, not a key I could find. Walking in the dark isn't so fun, but I get that it's the point of the game. Nice work, nice use of stereo sound. Agree with others that "I" is a stupid key to start the game.

Dec 30, 2016 @ 7:56pm

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

You must sign in to comment.

[cache: storing page]