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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A Claustrophobic Nightmare

by loveapplegames - Jam Entry

The game has different types of enemies that grow and multiply quickly and will fill the room.

The game concept is to find an optimal strategy to clear the room as quickly as possible. You cannot die; you score is the amount of time taken to clear the room. Can you find a better strategy and beat your previous score?

Controls: W,S,A,D = move; Mouse = fire


Boris van Schooten: game concept, development and graphics

Val Jones: game concept and sound

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novotmike says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:37am

Interesting experience. Both graphics and sound were very well executed. It really felt claustrophobic and deep. Actual gameplay wasn´t much fun. next time I would add the end or some challenge or at least balance between apearing of mobs and possible clear.

Sean says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:01pm

It seems like a decent start, but the gameplay isn't particularly fun and there doesn't seem to be any sense of balance. I tried all three levels, and in all three the player simply gets overwhelmed within seconds.

Btw the mute button doesn't seem to work (at least on the menu, the snoring keeps playing).

Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Good sound and graphics

Almax27 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 4:35pm

Lovely aesthetic and mood, but as mentioned in other comments the moment to moment gameplay wasn't very satisfying. It didn't really feel like any of the levels had a purpose.

Minato4th says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 5:46pm

This very interesting idea, but I think that it lacks of dynamic.
P.S. Zombies are always more reliable =)

Sarge3v says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Oh this was pretty difficult, could only clear the tree branches room.

Dec 25, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Neat. I wasn't able complete any of the scenarios, but I love that you were able to create three separate game mechanics!

Dec 26, 2016 @ 1:35am

Interesting. Couldn't beat the mushroom level.

manax says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:59pm

It was a interesting collection of minigames for the levels. Good idea. I particularly liked the chopped mushrooms, particle effect. :)

Squid says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:03am

I love this game. The mechanics are super cool. The levels make a good puzzle.

pixelpotions says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 2:56am

Interesting and fun game, my only problem was with the balance of level 3. Good job on a solid game! :D

Dec 30, 2016 @ 11:18am

Plays great, but controls and UI might need more testing, had some troubles when on top of the screen, and the concept might need reworking so the game play is more engaging.

oh, and the animal cruelty! ;)

dunin says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 4:54pm


First level remind me Gauntlet feelings, but my favorite is the second, it's more like a puzzle...
I like the idea that we don't die but just have to finish the level...

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