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:


Good but original makes up for 1 start to make it 5.

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Nice work. Got a "Pac-Man" feel to it, but more importantly there's a good deal strategy involved since you would need to realize your shadow will follow every move.

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Fun, addicting, but oh so difficult! A few dozen tries, and I've still only managed my first ten jars of honey. I like the layout, the funky music and smooth controls, and pretty much everything about the game short of the difficulty level. Maybe there is a pattern and strategy you can learn eventually to evade even the bees, but then again, maybe it is just as difficult then as it seems in the first phase. Good game, but I wish the difficulty curve was a bit longer.


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Not my type of game, but an interesting idea nevertheless.

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Damn this is hard. Nice concept and smooth controls. Upgrades would make it easier, but th challenge is welcome.

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ragevb responds:

Just added a firefly (power-up) that removes one shadow :)
Check it out

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Credits & Info

3.77 / 5.00

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