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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Total Eclipse of the Heart

by FcValise - Jam Entry

Total Eclipse of the Heart is a 2 player's hippie game about playing Tag in a room, basically.

Your friend tries to catch you, then you'll try to catch him...
You have to survive longer than him by the end of the song without being catched!

But there's a thing... You look at 4 screen simultaneously !!!

PS : We also put a super experimental AI so you can try to play by your own ;).

- FcValise from OctoStudio

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VersatileBox says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:54am

Definitely one of my favourites from this jam. Keep it up!

siryakko says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:17pm

You got me at the Title :D

LoadedGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Interesting idea but we found it confusing to understand what was going on.

dobnarr says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:15pm

Cute! I love the art style. The controls are difficult - the fluid running made it hard for me to figure out whom I was controlling, and then the four-way view was also tricky to understand. A clever challenge, but the mechanic seemed to get in the way of the game enjoyment a little bit. But a very fun concept, beautiful art, and the midi soundtrack from my childhood was appreciated. Nice work!

topatisen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:34pm

Very stylish, with beautiful graphics and music, but I couldn't get the hang of the controls. I am not sure having four point of views to the same scene is very interesting. However, game jams are perfect for exploring these ideas.

Mark Ffrench says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:38pm

Love the graphics and the midi theme tune is awesome. I have literally no idea what is going on though :D

Is there some cue I'm missing to know which panel has left-right control?

blaster391 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:38pm

After I got my head around what was going on, that's pretty neat! The music had me laughing too the graphics are great

limmmmm says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:41pm

interesting idea, but not really sure what was going on. couldn't tell whether i tagged someone or got tagged, since they just fall over.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:02pm

Midi theme and running animations were great. It took me a long while to wrap my brain around the directionality of it all though. But I guess that's the challenge! Nice work.

adsilcott says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:04pm

This game is insanely brilliant. The perspective shift at the beginning of the level is probably my favorite part, and really helps explain what's happening. I love the colorful artwork too!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:57pm

I love the concept, music (:DDD) and art style, but controls are soo frustrating. The 4 screens make it super challenging to grasp the situation. Still, I really dig the idea, so good job!

tartlegames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm

oh god my brain can't process it -- but overall really cool idea. The animations are fantastic.

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:50pm

I adore the art and music, but I haven't a clue what is going on! I mean I get that it is four views on the same room, but the effects of my inputs seem to keep changing? Great character design and visual style and everything, but too trippy for me man...

- randomhuman

ACCBDD says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:22am

Interesting concept, but it was a little hard to understand and control. Overall, though, it was a great game. Keep up the good work!

Josho says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:39am

Fun game! I loved the art and music!

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:59pm

Really cool entry, very experimental! It's true that it can be hard to get a grasp of what is going on during the first games, but you get used to it pretty quickly and it gets more and more interesting trying to catch your opponent off-guard.

The graphics are very well done and animated, it has a very unique style and simple controls help with the complexity of the concept. Love the music, who cannot love a rendition of Bonnie Tyler's classic??? Great taste ;)

Congrats on making this, I really enjoy playing something truly different.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:18am

Very clever idea. Great aesthetics.

fafastudio says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 4:06am

Love the concept and great art but i did not get why i could not turn around mid run animation?

Ethan Allwood says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 3:37am

Cool concept and I love the music. It was a bit (very) confusing what was going on though at first

Coauctor says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:43pm

The core mechanics seemed a bit unobvious but overall I had fun chasing myself. :)

Cool starting effect!

Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:34am

Got to say, this one is super innovative at the cost of being understandable... I figured Im looking at the same room from 4 directions, but i could not figure the reason my player would change movement plane.

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