Usually, it's the thought of creepy evils, such as ghost and ghouls, that keeps us mere mortals awake at night. But what wakes them up with a haunting chill? In Orlok's Ordeal, a short puzzle game by Tuuka and Dave Van Bale made in just a few days for Ludum Dare, Nosferatu awakes to find his own personal nightmare, his prized possession is missing! Help him scour his castle in his attempt to find it. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move, and the [spacebar] to interact as you explore. Find keys to unlock doors, ignore the rude paintings as they shout things at you, and read the short but humorous descriptions Nosferatu provides for you as you go along trying to find his treasure.
Made for the 29th Ludum Dare competition, this game focuses on the theme "what lies beneath" not in a physical sense, but in an emotional one. Tuuka and Dave Van Bale hoped to take a classical character we all know and destroy the already set up stereotype. This game brilliantly does so even in the short play time, but I shan't say any more in fear of giving away the ending. The puzzles are rather simple and is just combining items after examining them with the [spacebar], though for some items may not be so obvious, but with the small map they won't stay hidden for long. While the game is short and would probably take experienced gamers less than ten minutes, the story and voice acting are amazing and the touches of humor, some obvious and others rather subtle, make this exploration game one not to miss.