The Harmless Prison Escape is a puzzle game about a prisoner trying to escape the prison without hurting any guards. I have made this game during the 46th Ludum Dare game jam. Out of the 3576 jam entries, my game ranked 119th. So I was quite impressed with the result.
The theme of the game jam was: keep it alive. So my take on the theme was to make a prison escape game where the player needs to escape the prison and keeping everyone (yourself and the cops) alive. It was a fun jam where I first prototyped the mechanics on paper and quickly started making a digital version, ones I thought there would be any potential. The game eventually has 10 different levels getting more difficult.
The game can be played on a PC web browser via this link: https://mickgerritsen.itch.io/the-harmless-prison-escape
Important things I did during the jam:
- Paper prototyping the puzzle gameplay
- Programming the grid based rules
- Player controls
- Nice starting sequence with the cinematic camera
- 3D visuals all done during the jam (except for animations)