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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 616889.119072158 minutes ago 21,965,576
2nd Guest 5 previous attempts Monday, March 07, 2016 985791.020138825 minutes ago 4,445,064
3rd Guest 5 previous attempts Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1146087.59468883 minutes ago 3,253,066
4th Guest 6 previous attempts Sunday, November 08, 2015 1159526.92807216 minutes ago 3,101,851
5th Guest 3 previous attempts Friday, October 23, 2015 1181564.37923883 minutes ago 2,875,757
6th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, April 04, 2016 945089.068572158 minutes ago 2,839,498
7th Guest 24 previous attempts Saturday, May 06, 2017 373402.780405492 minutes ago 2,752,827
8th Guest 15 previous attempts Thursday, November 05, 2015 1162691.20673882 minutes ago 2,288,083
9th Guest 10 previous attempts Friday, December 18, 2015 1101314.62847216 minutes ago 2,205,984
10th Guest 2 previous attempts Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1115227.58230549 minutes ago 1,819,732
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12th Guest 8 previous attempts Tuesday, August 01, 2017 249022.114825493 minutes ago 1,384,406
13th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, February 29, 2016 995560.946708827 minutes ago 1,304,272
14th Guest 6 previous attempts Tuesday, November 10, 2015 1155639.43109216 minutes ago 1,222,696
15th Guest 11 previous attempts Thursday, March 31, 2016 951315.39259216 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

4,029 total plays

3,504 guest plays

525 Scirra member plays

Users Stats

2,379 unique players

2,112 unique guests

267 Scirra members

Last Updated

Game stats last updated 0.002860005 minutes ago

Time Stats

3 days 19 hours total play time

2 minutes 31 seconds average play length

Leaderboard Stats

1 leaderboard

2,364 scores submitted

~187 Ranked Scirra members

~2,177 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 1190824.23588216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 1190826.1967655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 1190829.23388216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.1.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239626.35783216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239629.91283216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239632.06509883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239633.0517655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239633.4857155 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239640.8252655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239646.0247655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239648.48099883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239653.4277655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239654.8887155 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1239656.45259883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242615.05043216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242616.70249883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242756.40438216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242827.86704883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242834.3132655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242841.6182155 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242860.17004883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242863.90804883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242864.7447655 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242866.85854883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242867.13338216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242875.57193216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242875.91359883 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242877.1647155 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242888.13543216 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242889.9947155 minutes ago
Initial release Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1242893.21504883 minutes ago

Comments

  • KTML5 6.7K 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 12.2K 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 1,443 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 36.2K 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 307 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 23K 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 44K 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 34.9K 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 23K 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 2,332 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 7.5K 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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