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The Case of Scary Shadows

rated 3.77 / 5 stars
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Mar 29, 2016 | 10:29 AM EDT

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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:



Rated 5 / 5 stars

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

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

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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Rated 4 / 5 stars

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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Rated 3 / 5 stars

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

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

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 :)
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