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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 481744.747689823 minutes ago 21,965,576
2nd Guest 5 previous attempts Monday, March 07, 2016 850646.64875649 minutes ago 4,445,064
3rd Guest 5 previous attempts Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1010943.22330649 minutes ago 3,253,066
4th Guest 6 previous attempts Sunday, November 08, 2015 1024382.55668982 minutes ago 3,101,851
5th Guest 3 previous attempts Friday, October 23, 2015 1046420.00785649 minutes ago 2,875,757
6th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, April 04, 2016 809944.697189823 minutes ago 2,839,498
7th Guest 24 previous attempts Saturday, May 06, 2017 238258.409023157 minutes ago 2,752,827
8th Guest 15 previous attempts Thursday, November 05, 2015 1027546.83535649 minutes ago 2,288,083
9th Guest 10 previous attempts Friday, December 18, 2015 966170.257089823 minutes ago 2,205,984
10th Guest 2 previous attempts Tuesday, December 08, 2015 980083.210923157 minutes ago 1,819,732
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12th Guest 8 previous attempts Tuesday, August 01, 2017 113877.743443157 minutes ago 1,384,406
13th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, February 29, 2016 860416.57532649 minutes ago 1,304,272
14th Guest 6 previous attempts Tuesday, November 10, 2015 1020495.05970982 minutes ago 1,222,696
15th Guest 11 previous attempts Thursday, March 31, 2016 816171.021209823 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

3,935 total plays

3,418 guest plays

517 Scirra member plays

Users Stats

2,326 unique players

2,061 unique guests

265 Scirra members

Last Updated

Game stats last updated 0.003120005 minutes ago

Time Stats

3 days 18 hours total play time

2 minutes 33 seconds average play length

Leaderboard Stats

1 leaderboard

2,339 scores submitted

~184 Ranked Scirra members

~2,155 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 1055679.86293983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 1055681.82382316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 1055684.86093982 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.1.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104481.98488983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104485.53988983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104487.69215649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104488.67882316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104489.11277316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104496.45232316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104501.65182316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104504.10805649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104509.05482316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104510.51577316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 1104512.07965649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107470.67748983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107472.32955649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107612.03143982 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107683.49410649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107689.94032316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107697.24527316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107715.79710649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107719.53510649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107720.37182316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107722.48560649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107722.76043983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107731.19898983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107731.54065649 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107732.79177316 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107743.76248983 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107745.62177316 minutes ago
Initial release Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 1107748.84210649 minutes ago

Comments

  • KTML5 6.6K 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 12.1K 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 1,416 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 35.3K 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 21K 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 34.8K 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 21K 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 2,306 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 5.4K 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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