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WARNING: This post contains zombies, werewolves, extra dimensional beings, mummies, and more! Proceed at your own risk.
Trick or treat yourself to some fangtastic Halloween-themed games this weekend. These were created for game jams, like Ludum Dare, JS13K, and our very own Game Off—all built in a variety of languages, and game engines. Some of these games were built in as little as 48 hours! Still, they all have one thing in common. The source code is available for you to explore, hack, and slash.
Fun hack: Comment out this line of code, and you will become invincible. Woo ha ha ha!
- if(killer)die(killer); + // if(killer)die(killer);
Sealed Bite is a pixelated platformer from @securas where you are against the clock to find crystal shards that prevent you from turning into a werewolf. Sealed Bite was the winner of last year’s Game Off.
Fun hack: Are you finding the game difficult? Jump higher and/or make yourself invulnerable with these small changes to the code here:
- const JUMP_VEL = -150.0 + const JUMP_VEL = -250.0
func can_be_hit( area = null ) -> bool: if fsm.state_cur == fsm.states.hit: return false if fsm.state_cur == fsm.states.dead: return false if is_invulnerable: return false #print( cur_target, " ", area, " ", cur_target.get_ref().name, " ", area.get_parent(), " ", area.owner.name ) if cur_target != null and \ area != null and \ cur_target.get_ref() != null and \ cur_target.get_ref() == area.owner: return false - return true + return false
Of course, you will need a Commodore 64 emulator to run this. Thankfully, there are plenty of free and open source implementations to choose from.
Heaven Ascent has you fighting demons, collecting stars, and battling angelic bosses that are preventing your ascent.
Fun hack: @Dhmstark thought ahead and added the ability to quickly give yourself infinite lives. To do so, simply change this line.
No storks here. There are only pans partaking in Baby Monster Delivery, but beware of boobytraps. The floor is lava!
Tomb of the Mummy is a roguelike game made by @eldarbogdanov for Ludum Dare 47. Some would-be treasure hunters have awakened you from your slumber and are exploring your tomb. A mummy’s gotta do what a mummy’s gotta do.
Demons have invaded your pink, pixelated world. You control the robot that banishes them with the Death String.
Cool hack: Maybe someone could level up this poor kid’s pathfinding?!?
In @JordyAaldering‘s Soul Harvester, you play as a young Grim Reaper, bouncing across randomly-generated levels, sending lost souls back from where they came.
I hope you find these games entertaining. Have a safe, happy, and healthy Halloween if you’re into that sort of thing!
Until next time, creep it real 🤟🏻
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