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Light and Dark

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rated 2.56 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Shooter - Multidirectional
Tags:
horror
topdown
ldjam

Credits & Info

Uploaded
Mar 9, 2016 | 1:50 PM EST

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Controls:

WASD – Move
E – Use the brown light switches
Mouse Shoot - in that direction
Or
Arrow Keys – Shoot in that direction
Or
Space, shift – Shoot in the direction you are looking

Objective and how to play:
In this game you get points for collecting the blue boxes, try and collect these without the black shapes touching you. The black shapes will leave around a trail that block your view, use the brown light switches to remove this.

The arrow around your character will point you towards the next blue box

About:
This was one of my first games that was actually playable to some degree, I find it really embarrassing to look at however I still find this enjoyable to play.

I would love to find someone to work with to redraw this game from scratch so I could turn it into an app and split any money made with them.

Took a previous Ludum Dare topic at random to see what I could come up with in the same 48hour timeframe and worked with that, the topic was Light & Dark and was one of their original topics.

When building this at home I designed to be played with a PlayStation style gamepad with two analogue sticks and that is the best way to enjoy it however I couldn’t get that working on a browser and many people don’t just casually have a gamepad plugged into their computer so it works just fine with the keyboard and mouse.

I have used temporary graphics as I always hoped I would find someone to help me redo them.

Is this game good enough for me to carry on working on?‏
This game was developed when I was just finding my feet and trying to figure out what was fun and understand what made a game gratifying. I made little prototypes with the basic essence of an idea to try and discover what others enjoyed and learn what direction I personally wanted to go in. So contact me if you have any kind of opinion on this game to help me be better in the future.

Reviews


LGarewLGarew

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's a really good concept, I like how the lightswitches work, yeah I could see it being expanded into a really good game. The feeling of the darkness 'closing in' around you is really good. I didn't find the gun much use though- since all it did was make them pause for a moment. After a while too many creatures had gathered in the middle and since their centers cant be killed by light I died though.



knalleknutenknalleknuten

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Nice idea but as you stated in the beginning it needs neater graphics.



coolkid123boocoolkid123boo

Rated 1 / 5 stars

The concept is good, but it needs a bit of work. My character can just run off the screen entirely, it seems like he's able to slip, the gun shoots far too slowly, and I think the controls should be viewable in game. Also needs a mute button. I think the switches should have a dim glow coming from them so they're visible when the "darkness" is over them, but keep the blue boxes hidden.


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Lemming1 responds:

Yeah, I’m just trying to see if people enjoy the mechanics. If so I can find someone to help me make it look nice. I agree with everything you say.


DerathurDerathur

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Well its kinda amusing but you can go off screen...