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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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Rank User Date Score
1st Guest 9 previous attempts Friday, November 18, 2016 89374.20458294 minutes ago 21,965,576
2nd Guest 5 previous attempts Monday, March 07, 2016 458276.105649607 minutes ago 4,445,064
3rd Guest 5 previous attempts Tuesday, November 17, 2015 618572.680199607 minutes ago 3,253,066
4th Guest 6 previous attempts Sunday, November 08, 2015 632012.01358294 minutes ago 3,101,851
5th Guest 3 previous attempts Friday, October 23, 2015 654049.464766273 minutes ago 2,875,757
6th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, April 04, 2016 417574.154099607 minutes ago 2,839,498
7th Guest 15 previous attempts Thursday, November 05, 2015 635176.292266273 minutes ago 2,288,083
8th Guest 10 previous attempts Friday, December 18, 2015 573799.713999607 minutes ago 2,205,984
9th Guest 2 previous attempts Tuesday, December 08, 2015 587712.66783294 minutes ago 1,819,732
10th SwagMaster477 3 previous attempts Wednesday, November 11, 2015 626861.65566629 minutes ago 1,406,225
11th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, February 29, 2016 468046.031999623 minutes ago 1,304,272
12th Guest 6 previous attempts Tuesday, November 10, 2015 628124.516382957 minutes ago 1,222,696
13th Guest 11 previous attempts Thursday, March 31, 2016 423800.477882957 minutes ago 1,056,598
14th cademan 7 previous attempts Friday, November 06, 2015 633693.056049623 minutes ago 1,055,943
15th iakan 4 previous attempts Monday, February 22, 2016 478497.997282957 minutes ago 1,005,129
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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

3,470 total plays

2,993 guest plays

477 Scirra member plays

Users Stats

2,093 unique players

1,849 unique guests

244 Scirra members

Last Updated

Game stats last updated 0.00265015166666667 minutes ago

Time Stats

3 days 13 hours total play time

2 minutes 40 seconds average play length

Leaderboard Stats

1 leaderboard

2,129 scores submitted

~156 Ranked Scirra members

~1,973 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 663309.319749677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 663311.28063301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 663314.317749677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.1.0 13th September, 2015 About 712111.441699677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712114.996699677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712117.148966343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712118.13563301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712118.56958301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712125.90913301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712131.10863301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712133.564866343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712138.51163301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712139.97258301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 712141.536466343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715100.134299677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715101.786366343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715241.488249677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715312.950916343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715319.39713301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715326.70208301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715345.253916343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715348.991916343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715349.82863301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715351.942416343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715352.217249677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715360.655816343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715360.99748301 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715362.248599677 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715373.219316343 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715375.078599677 minutes ago
Initial release Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 715378.29893301 minutes ago

Comments

  • KTML5 4.5K 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 1,246 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 11.6K 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 1,325 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 31.7K 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 10.8K 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 39.5K 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 7.1K 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 10.8K 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 1,733 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 3.3K 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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