Follow the Lantern Man

A mythical prototype

This short game, explores the story of the Lantern Man - a mythical creature from Scandinavian Folklore - that got a kick out of luring wayward travellers off their path in heavy fog.

Play as a wayward viking, on your quest to find your way out of the deep forest. But beware of the many hostile creatures lurking behind every twist and turn,

Play in your browser now:

(Note: Flash Player must be installed to play)

Made in Flash, using ActionScript.

This game design brief, was prompted by London Collage of Communication, and part of my bachelor in Games Design.

Taking a myth, or piece of folk lore, we were challenged to produce a game that would not only retelling out myth of choice, but would push us to explore aspects of game development, we are passionate about.

As a result, this game features:

  • Turn based strategy based.

  • Memory-games.

  • A combat system.

  • A small economic system

  • Equiptment and weapon upgrades.

  • And a very sassy final boss.


Can you defeat the Lantern Man, and escape the dark woods?

Screenshot 2018-02-25 16.55.51

Download full Game Design Document: