The Case of Scary Shadows

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Barely Bear 5 Points

Score 10 points

Rookie Bear 5 Points

Score 25 points

Almost Bear 10 Points

Score 75 points

Are we Bear yet? 10 Points

Score 50 points

Buzzing Bear 10 Points

Collect 2 honey jars

Daring Bear 10 Points

Collect 3 honey jars

Rare Square Bear 10 Points

Score 50 points without wrapping around

Square Bear 10 Points

Score 25 points without wrapping around

BearDevil 25 Points

Collect 5 honey jars

Shadow Killer 25 Points

Collect 3 fireflies

True Bear 25 Points

Score 100 points

Alpha Square Bear 50 Points

Score 100 points without wrapping around

Rare Bear 50 Points

Score 150 points

Serial Shadow Killer 50 Points

Collect 7 fireflies

Alpha Bear 100 Points

Score 200 points

Omega Bear 100 Points

Score 300 points

Author Comments

Collect acorns; Avoid Shadows; Wrap-around from side to side; Honey can give you a lot of points (4,8,12,16...), but it also releases bees; Fireflies make one shadow disappear;

WASD/Arrows - move;
P - pause / help;
M - sound on / off;
L - change quality;

The Case Of Scary Shadows is a game made for the "Bears - In honor of spring" art exhibition held in Belgrade City Museum Gallery in March 2016. It is inspired by a folk belief about the beginning of spring. When the bear wakes up from his winter-long nap and goes hunting for food, he mustn't see his own shadow, because only then the spring can begin. In the game you play as a bear avoiding your shadows, while collecting acorns. This promo art was made by our friend Aleksandar Zolotic:


only run in one direction and press jump when necessary. . . . . still awesome game though

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ragevb responds:

That's a decent strategy for beginners, but if you want to compete for the highscore or unlock some of those medals you'll have to do much more :)

I love bears, and I love you for giving bears a chance.
I would have rated 5/5, but there's no chance for bear to have a happy ending and sad bears just won't do.

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Love the idea it's awesome to see original takes on the platformer genre keep coming out. Everything from the music to the characters has a nice charm to it.

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This game needs a more responsive jump button. Either include an input buffer or let people hold the button.

Love it! Super cute and fun game. Frantic to try and avoid the shadows.

Only problem is that there's an error everytime I lose to upload my score? I can't get medals i'm gunna cry :'( That's why i'm rating it so bad

ragevb responds:

That's quite strange. I haven't heard that anyone else had that problem. Please check your internet connection. And thanks for letting me know.

edit: I've changed a few things, and it should work now.

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Credits & Info

3.77 / 5.00

Mar 29, 2016
10:29 AM EDT
Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop