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[list] Run through a randomly-generated maze (built using the TileMap object & Arrays) to escape through the sole door lit in the darkness.[/list]
[list] Collect BATTERIES and CANNED SARDINES to stay alive![/list]
[list] Avoid running into randomly-spawned creatures, which will reduce your stamina and batteries.[/list]
[list] AVOID THE LOOKING HORROR OF THE LIVING SHADOWS![/list]
[list] Survive as long as you can! [/list]

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1st Guest 9 previous attempts Friday, November 18, 2016 318362.592321197 minutes ago 21,965,576
2nd Guest 5 previous attempts Monday, March 07, 2016 687264.493387863 minutes ago 4,445,064
3rd Guest 5 previous attempts Tuesday, November 17, 2015 847561.067937863 minutes ago 3,253,066
4th Guest 6 previous attempts Sunday, November 08, 2015 861000.401321197 minutes ago 3,101,851
5th Guest 3 previous attempts Friday, October 23, 2015 883037.852487863 minutes ago 2,875,757
6th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, April 04, 2016 646562.541821197 minutes ago 2,839,498
7th Guest 24 previous attempts Saturday, May 06, 2017 74876.25365453 minutes ago 2,752,827
8th Guest 15 previous attempts Thursday, November 05, 2015 864164.679987863 minutes ago 2,288,083
9th Guest 10 previous attempts Friday, December 18, 2015 802788.101721197 minutes ago 2,205,984
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12th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, February 29, 2016 697034.419437863 minutes ago 1,304,272
13th Guest 6 previous attempts Tuesday, November 10, 2015 857112.903821197 minutes ago 1,222,696
14th Guest 11 previous attempts Thursday, March 31, 2016 652788.865321197 minutes ago 1,056,598
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I Must Escape!

Version 1.2.0.0

by digitalsoapbox
First published on 11th September, 2015

This is our team's entry in the Underground Jam!

Get as quickly as possible through randomly-generated chambers buried deep within Antarctric glaciers in this never-ending semi-roguelike where you have one goal: ESCAPE!

The game controls are displayed on the initial screen.

Gameplay:
- Run through a randomly-generated maze (built using the TileMap object & Arrays) to escape through the sole door lit in the darkness.
- Collect BATTERIES and CANNED SARDINES to stay alive!
- Avoid running into randomly-spawned creatures, which reduces your stamina and batteries.
- Survive as long as you can!
- AVOID THE LURKING HORROR OF THE LIVING SHADOWS!

UPDATE: 1.2
Now includes Leaderboards!

Design & Development: Nick Robalik | pixelmetal.com
Tile Art & Animation: Ian Schlaepfer | herculeanpixel.com/
Sound & Music: Nathaniel Chambers | bubblepipemedia.com

Plays Stats

3,843 total plays

3,337 guest plays

506 Scirra member plays

Users Stats

2,275 unique players

2,017 unique guests

258 Scirra members

Last Updated

Game stats last updated 0.002600005 minutes ago

Time Stats

3 days 17 hours total play time

2 minutes 35 seconds average play length

Leaderboard Stats

1 leaderboard

2,298 scores submitted

~180 Ranked Scirra members

~2,118 Ranked guest players

Active Users

13 highest number of simultaneous players

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Version History

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Date
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 892297.707051198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 892299.667934532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 892302.705051198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.1.0 13th September, 2015 About 941099.829001198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941103.384001198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941105.536267865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941106.522934532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941106.956884532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941114.296434532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941119.495934532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941121.952167865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941126.898934532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941128.359884532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 941129.923767865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944088.521601198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944090.173667865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944229.875551198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944301.338217865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944307.784434532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944315.089384532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944333.641217865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944337.379217865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944338.215934532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944340.329717865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944340.604551198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944349.043101198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944349.384767865 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944350.635884532 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944361.606601198 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944363.465884532 minutes ago
Initial release Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 944366.686217865 minutes ago

Comments

  • KTML5 6.2K rep 3

    Brilliant. 4/5

    Brilliant. 4/5
    Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM.
  • Radiowaves 531 rep 4

    This game is friggin awesome!
    Nice idea, nice feel and graphics. Please take time to add more animations to different directions of the character. I would change the scaling of the game, does not do any good to nice pixel graphics.

    This game is friggin awesome! Nice idea, nice feel and graphics. Please take time to add more animations to different directions of the character. I would change the scaling of the game, does not do any good to nice pixel graphics.
    Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11:24 AM.
  • dante 1,279 rep 3

    AWESOME! Really enjoyed playing this - very atmospheric and creepy :D

    The footstep audio seemed to reverse at one point (L to R and R to L) and it sounded like someone was chasing me. I got really paranoid!!

    AWESOME! Really enjoyed playing this - very atmospheric and creepy :D The footstep audio seemed to reverse at one point (L to R and R to L) and it sounded like someone was chasing me. I got really paranoid!!
    Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 at 4:27 PM.
  • KaMiZoTo 12K rep 2

    Nice entry!
    I like the art, sounds & music. It gives an oppressive atmosphere.
    Great work guys!

    Nice entry! I like the art, sounds & music. It gives an oppressive atmosphere. Great work guys!
    Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:48 PM.
  • Gamer4Life 457 rep 2

    Wow! Like it alot - especially the animations and art made a big impact on me :) The music fits really well too!

    Wow! Like it alot - especially the animations and art made a big impact on me :) The music fits really well too!
    Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:55 PM.
  • CharlieBraun 1,372 rep 2

    I love your game, it's fantastic

    I love your game, it's fantastic
    Posted Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:47 AM.
  • shinkan 34.6K rep 2

    That was really nice, well done. It won't really matter right now, but there are couple of issues i encounter. When level is generated, sometimes exit is placed really close to the entrance and when you starts to move you are automatically transferred to next level. Second thing is sometimes the wall tiles looks like solid green tile, probably an issue with assigning the correct tile by the generator.

    Anyways, cool little game!

    That was really nice, well done. It won't really matter right now, but there are couple of issues i encounter. When level is generated, sometimes exit is placed really close to the entrance and when you starts to move you are automatically transferred to next level. Second thing is sometimes the wall tiles looks like solid green tile, probably an issue with assigning the correct tile by the generator. Anyways, cool little game!
    Posted Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:40 PM.
  • gunmetal98 157 rep 2

    Really fun game, love the originality!

    Really fun game, love the originality!
    Posted Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:09 PM.
  • Game Author
    digitalsoapbox 17K rep 1

    @shinkan

    After speaking with the rest of the team, we want to polish it up and put it up on a few more HTML5 game sites and maybe do a free mobile release, so I'll be correcting those little issues over the next couple of weeks.

    @shinkan After speaking with the rest of the team, we want to polish it up and put it up on a few more HTML5 game sites and maybe do a free mobile release, so I'll be correcting those little issues over the next couple of weeks.
    Posted Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM.
  • gamecorpstudio 42.3K rep 2

    i almost browned my brown pants a few times .... but you wouldn't notice cause they brown anyway ... cool game... must be played to be understood :D this is a winner for sure its a 5/5 for me

    i almost browned my brown pants a few times .... but you wouldn't notice cause they brown anyway ... cool game... must be played to be understood :D this is a winner for sure its a 5/5 for me
    Posted Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:59 PM.
  • lamar 34.5K rep 2

    Well, I like the random mazes and effects however your player sprite should have animations to turn and walk in all directions. It is disconcerting to be facing left and walking down or up.

    I did not play long to see if the game gets better but looks like a good start!

    Well, I like the random mazes and effects however your player sprite should have animations to turn and walk in all directions. It is disconcerting to be facing left and walking down or up. I did not play long to see if the game gets better but looks like a good start!
    Posted Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:50 PM.
  • Game Author
    digitalsoapbox 17K rep 1
    Quoted from lamar

    Well, I like the random mazes and effects however your player sprite should have animations to turn and walk in all directions. It is disconcerting to be facing left and walking down or up.

    I did not play long to see if the game gets better but looks like a good start!

    Welcome to playing a videogame made for a gamejam :). 16fps is a bit time-consuming to animate at a high level of quality, as it turns out.

    More enemies do show up later, as you play through more stages - which probably didn't help in terms of review for the gamejam, but it is what it is :).

    [quote=lamar] Well, I like the random mazes and effects however your player sprite should have animations to turn and walk in all directions. It is disconcerting to be facing left and walking down or up. I did not play long to see if the game gets better but looks like a good start! [/quote] Welcome to playing a videogame made for a gamejam :). 16fps is a bit time-consuming to animate at a high level of quality, as it turns out. More enemies do show up later, as you play through more stages - which probably didn't help in terms of review for the gamejam, but it is what it is :).
    Posted Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:15 AM. 1 edit (last edit Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:16 AM).
  • mrtumbles 2,258 rep 2

    Can't believe I only just played this entry! Thanks - I had a blast :)

    Can't believe I only just played this entry! Thanks - I had a blast :)
    Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:14 PM.
  • ALLMarkMade 3.4K rep 0

    I HAD A BLAST!!!!!!! Very fun and creative game.

    I HAD A BLAST!!!!!!! Very fun and creative game.
    Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:58 PM.

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