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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 180375.593936183 minutes ago 21,965,576
2nd Guest 5 previous attempts Monday, March 07, 2016 549277.49500285 minutes ago 4,445,064
3rd Guest 5 previous attempts Tuesday, November 17, 2015 709574.06955285 minutes ago 3,253,066
4th Guest 6 previous attempts Sunday, November 08, 2015 723013.402936183 minutes ago 3,101,851
5th Guest 3 previous attempts Friday, October 23, 2015 745050.85410285 minutes ago 2,875,757
6th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, April 04, 2016 508575.543436183 minutes ago 2,839,498
7th Guest 15 previous attempts Thursday, November 05, 2015 726177.68160285 minutes ago 2,288,083
8th Guest 10 previous attempts Friday, December 18, 2015 664801.103336183 minutes ago 2,205,984
9th Guest 2 previous attempts Tuesday, December 08, 2015 678714.057169517 minutes ago 1,819,732
10th SwagMaster477 3 previous attempts Wednesday, November 11, 2015 717863.044719517 minutes ago 1,406,225
11th Guest 4 previous attempts Monday, February 29, 2016 559047.42105285 minutes ago 1,304,272
12th Guest 6 previous attempts Tuesday, November 10, 2015 719125.905436183 minutes ago 1,222,696
13th Guest 11 previous attempts Thursday, March 31, 2016 514801.866936183 minutes ago 1,056,598
14th cademan 7 previous attempts Friday, November 06, 2015 724694.44510285 minutes ago 1,055,943
15th iakan 4 previous attempts Monday, February 22, 2016 569499.386336183 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

3,626 total plays

3,135 guest plays

491 Scirra member plays

Users Stats

2,182 unique players

1,930 unique guests

252 Scirra members

Last Updated

Game stats last updated 2.92916510666667 minutes ago

Time Stats

3 days 15 hours total play time

2 minutes 38 seconds average play length

Leaderboard Stats

1 leaderboard

2,260 scores submitted

~179 Ranked Scirra members

~2,081 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 754310.707886183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 754312.668769517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 17th October, 2015 About 754315.705886183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.1.0 13th September, 2015 About 803112.829836183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803116.384836183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803118.53710285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803119.523769517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803119.957719517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803127.297269517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803132.496769517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803134.95300285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803139.899769517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803141.360719517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 13th September, 2015 About 803142.92460285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806101.522436183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806103.17450285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806242.876386183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806314.33905285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806320.785269517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806328.090219517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806346.64205285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806350.38005285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806351.216769517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806353.33055285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806353.605386183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806362.043936183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806362.38560285 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806363.636719517 minutes ago
Update Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806374.607436183 minutes ago
Update Version 1.2.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806376.466719517 minutes ago
Initial release Version 1.0.0.0 11th September, 2015 About 806379.68705285 minutes ago

Comments

  • KTML5 5.6K 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 1,246 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 11.7K 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 1,367 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 33.7K 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 14.1K 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 41.9K 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 30.4K 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 14.1K 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 2,105 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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