GolDetective is a minigame, where you have to collect gold coins, using your flashlight to detect the real ones from the fakes. Your flashlight battery is your healthbar.

The game was developed during the Game Jam 2021 with the theme: "All that glistens is not gold".

This is my first Game Jam and the first game I have ever released. I had a few more ideas to improve the game, but chose not to due to time and skill limitations.

Everything is self-made, including the graphics, sounds, music and scirpts. I used some youtube tutorial for the programming part. The font is Early_GameBoy by Jimmy Campbell.

Programs/Tools/ used:

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  • Movement: W, A, S, D
  • View: Mouse
  • Flashlight Toggle: Space/Left Mouse Button

How to play:

  • Collect all coins, to complete the level.
  • Fake coins will no longer glitter, when they get illuminated with the flashlight.
  • Collecting a fake coin reduces the battery by 25.
  • Collecting a fake coin, while the battery is empty, leads to Game Over.

Game by: Marvin Woelke
©NowKnown 2023

Release date Jun 04, 2021
AuthorNow Known
Tags2D, coin, collect, Dark, flashlight, gold, minigames, My First Game Jam, Top-Down
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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This is pretty good game!

Pretty cool game, straightforward with an interesting mechanic.

Awesome man, I manage to finish one level with no batery.


The only thing I didn't understand is how to control the flashlight


Space/Left mouse to toggle the flashlight. Mouse to controll it. :)

My current Highscure :)