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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Dark Room

by blackoptics8 - Jam Entry

Someone has stopped the holiday cheer,
Santa's been killed... not by himself,
Though none saw it the culprit is clear,
The only ones there... must be an elf!

I couldn't manage to get the core mechanics in so basically just showing what I did get done =.= my partner ended up being pretty busy so I did all the programming and we didn't get any of the characters or photos which he was working on (only managed like 4 or 5 anyway)

you can click and drag the photo around, holding right click allows you to sift the photo in the developer solution.. I was going to make it so the whole photo gets darker when it isn't moving or hits the walls, but if you move it slowly and at the right pace the photo would develop nicely and then you would be able to see the crime scene and accuse the suspect depending on the weapon used.

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blackoptics8 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:11am

oh and backspace restarts the game..

Splendidus says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Hand is good. )

Squid says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 1:03am

Love the art style, and has a cool concept!

DOXM says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:06pm

Interesting art style!

mar3k says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Quite simple, but I like the idea, also the pixel art is nice.

Dragojt says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:03pm

The game, movement.. feels good. Well done :)

wowa_u says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:56am

It's pity that you don't get to the core mechanics. The current state feels pretty well.

nekoballs says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:23pm

Art is nice!

Flaterectomy says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:03am

As you said yourself, a bit incomplete. Good prototype for what you intended though. Quite a bit of life to the scene with the natural-feeling motion. The hand and its shadow come out pretty jagged on the edges, though.

carlotes247 says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:34am

So sad that the game is unfinished, because it feels great and the mood is very interesting!! 2 stars for such a nice feeling! well done! :D

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