Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Damned Scouts!

by Lama - Jam Entry

Rest in peace ? not really, these damned scouts are singing too loud. Can you help our hero to bring the silence back ?

When possessing a scouts, use E to interact and Z/W to pick up objects. Sorry, we haven't had the time to explain that in the game.


The game was made by 4 persons with stencyl and flash. All content was created during the week end but some sounds are from freesound. This version is not perfect, sorry for all the bugs, but if you like it we will make a better version.


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Ratings

Coolness100%
#4Humor(Jam)4.34
#7Graphics(Jam)4.70
#9Overall(Jam)4.25
#28Fun(Jam)3.92
#32Audio(Jam)4.07
#36Innovation(Jam)3.88
#39Mood(Jam)4.11
#155Theme(Jam)3.59

Comments

yetanother says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Beautiful graphics, was fun to play.

trvr says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:48am

This is great. Loved the singing, but I couldn't figure out what to do with the last three scouts.

SaintHeiser says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:03am

Good game!
My neighbourds made some room repearing past night. So I wishing about something like that.
It was a good joke anyway =)

Lama says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:04am

Hi and thanks for your comments. Some death could be difficult to found... you can look near the fishing rod perhaps, did you get the fork ?

Kyatric says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:46am

Funny one.
Nice graphics/audio and gameplay.

The theme is a bit of a pretext here, but the general humor makes up for that.

It's a bit strange though that even when I possessed the last scout there were still sings.
Nevertheless a nice cute funny game.

Congrats on making a game during a week-end and submitting it.

mir007 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:43am

Nice one! Great graphics.

atash55 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:15am

Looks really nice! It was fun to play. I couldn't kill the last two scouts though. Got the fork and the fish.

Tomski says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:19am

Very funny, love the art, and the idea is great. Congrats to you all!

bombjack says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:20am

my current favourite! great graphic and sound, fun gameplay => great game!

Zeta says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:21am

Really well polished game, love the style of the graphics and a pretty neat idea for a game.

laker says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:21am

Really interesting concept. Beautiful graphics, really nice sound. I enjoyed it a lot.

raisedmedia says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:22am

Great entry. Unfortunately killed all my scouts.

nonentheless says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:23am

Amazing style and execution. Grats!

Nizar89 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:25am

Nice Game. As some previous person said, some death are quite difficult, but the game is cool anyway. Graphics are very nice !

Luis Anton says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:25am

I killed everyone but two scouts. Don't know what to do with the bee hive! This entry is great, congratulations. How did you come up with the idea?

Ludipe says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28am

This game made me laugh really hard, thinking about ways to kill happy little kids kids xD; but I wasn't able to figure out how to kill the last three scouts (o.o).

popogames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28am

The game is really fun to play. I laughed all the time and the graphics are really nice as well. The walking/ floating is a bit slow and it is too bad that after one time you know all the tricks.

Kwrky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28am

Lots of fun =D

spotco says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28am

Cannot for the life of me figure out what to do for the last scout (something with the beehive?) Please give some sort of hint :(

Really amazing graphics and sound otherwise!

hathol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:29am

Wow, my favourite entry so far. Beautifully done! Only had troubles to find the stick (eventually got it by running around and constantly pressing E

Tipyx says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:30am

Kawaiiiii ! Excellent ! Not "really" a game, but all the interactions have been fun to watch ! (And now I have your fuckin' music in my head :p)

spotco says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:30am

Just kidding, got it! (the stick...tricky!)

MetanoKid says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:31am

Pretty polished game, with nice humor and a great gameplay, audio (creepy after 5 minutes!) and graphics!
Awesome game, it even makes you laugh when you understand how to kill some of them!

popogames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:31am

Very cool game, beautifully made. That singing was truly annoying so fun to kill them off one by one. Finished the game.

Only bug I was able to find (if you can even call it that) is using E in mid air will hover the character

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:31am

Reaaallly cool game !
awesome work, i look forward to see more.
I hope you will continue your concept (:

manabreak says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:31am

Everything about this is really cool! I liked the humor all the way, nice "Happy Tree Friends"-esque deaths. Good job! :)

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:31am

Reaaallly cool game !
awesome work, i look forward to see more.
I hope you will continue your concept (:

Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:33am

Great game! And so polished for and LD game. I didn;t find any bugs...but you should make the 'better' version anyway..not sure how much better you could make it. maybe more complex puzzles involving a few different objects.

Lama says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:33am

Thanks for all the comments ! We are glad you enjoyed the game :)

To @spotco you need something to "hit" the beehive...

Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:33am

I really liked this one! I just couldn't figure out how to get those last two. I might have to come back to this one later and give it another go.

Robber says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:36am

very enjoyable, got them all! nice curve in difficulty!

SoupWithBits says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:36am

So freaking awesome! I love murdering boy scouts in weird and wonderful ways

PixlWalkr says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:43am

Enjoyed playing it. Nice graphics also.

monaarc says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:53am

The best game i have played !!! Great job, so much fun :P

Fox_in_sox says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:08pm

Cute little game.:) The graphics are very nice and I am fond of adventure styled games, so this was my cup of tea.:D I didn't figure everything out yet, but the puzzles are sweet.

BubuIIC says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Beautiful game, absolutely fantastic graphics and sound!
But as some of the others, I'm stuck at the last two scouts. I can't interact with the bee hive and I still have the fork left...

Mandlebar says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Looks great, plays great and was really interesting! Really disturbing though! Great job!

kbm says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:56pm

Really weird, crrreeepy sounds and art. Very polished. I loved it! <3

Kep says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:39pm

I've played over 40 now and this is one of the best. Great job!
Fun, funny, and great animation.
Reminds me of Happy Tree Friends.

Nic V. says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Oh man, that's adorable! I never knew I could do so much damage with a fork! Great job guys. Really enjoyed it :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:33pm

Wow, that was great. The graphics and animations are amazing. Good job. Really wanted those anouying singing scouts to die as well

travislucia says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:07pm

Overall great game experience, beautiful graphics and a great piece of work.

xdegtyarev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:36pm

Fantasic! Congratulations!

conormn says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:58am

Very polished, well done! Don't remember the singing part when I was a boy scout tho :)

taocayo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:06am

One of my favorite games in this ludum dare! Beautiful art, the style is amazing! I like the attention to little details, especially the way the characters seem to glide in the air when going up hills. I really liked that the sounds are very repetitive, and towards the end you really want to finish the game so the scouts can stop singing! Very enjoyable. Not too hard, not too easy. Overall, c'est génial!!

JavadocMD says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:21am

Brilliant and beautiful! And deviously hilarious.

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:09am

I just knew that was going to happen. Well done.

adamwoolridge says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:32am

What an awesome game!! Best yet

sam101 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:37am

I'm a big fan. Big up for the graphics, the french singing and the fun behind !

Therrato says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:48am

Amazing game, Had a lot of fun, sadly enough it doesnt have much replay ability , but i don't know where you could improve that. a bit more guidance would be usefull in the beginning. looks like a finished product

Crefossus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:11am

Cute graphics, satisfying level design.

Crooksister says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:11pm

Awesome art! Great idea. Puzzle is a bit obscure.

Lucio says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:18pm

Amazing piece of art. The singing drives me crazy! Graphics and humor are top!

gre says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:20pm

This game is cruel, I like it!
Your graphics are awesome. Audio is great and gets a bit annoying^^ I liked the home made sung song :D

jorgemoag says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:24am

hahahahahahahahahahaha
it's amazing! xD
thank you so much!

EpaceGames says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:35am

Hilarious and just too cute!

May 1, 2014 @ 5:58am

Lama this is amazing!!!! Lots of love and high marks for this awesome game <3333

Cake&Code says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:10am

I loved this game! It was simple, fun, and really engaging. The art and music were spot on, and I had so much fun figuring out how to kill off all the kids.

Lama says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:51am

Thanks you very much everyone for the comments, they make us really glad to see you liked the game :).

VictoryGarden says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:49am

This is beautiful! As a concept it's great, but in practice it's more like an interactive story (building anticipation as you wonder how you're going to kill the next scout) than a game. There wasn't a failure mode other than "inefficient play," and wandering back and forth over the distance was pretty tedious.

All of the assets here are wonderful. The story is cute, the slowly quieting scouts are adorable, the deaths fun to watch... but rather than expanding this particular gameplay concept, it might be better to invent a new one that invites more exploration and innovation on the part of the player.

Lama says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:30am

Well, the core gameplay is very similar to a point&clic so there is failure you will find in a point&clic game I think. At first the gameplay was more complex, but we had to keep it simple in order to complete the game in 3 days.

Lerc says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:01am

Not so much a game as a metaphor for life itself :-)

Loved it.

flavio says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:11am

Beautiful visuals ! A great job. The game is fun to play, it would be great to have other levels with even funnier deaths !

PapyGaragos says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:11am

Fantastic entry, very unusual. I kept searching but couldn't figure how to get rid of the last 3 scouts.

Bookmarked, will come back to it

Xaychru04 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:32pm

Haha really fun game, the graphics were cute, and the gameplay really original. Good job! :)

jward says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:14pm

Wow, the graphics and sound are awesome, the humor is great, and the discovery aspect is super fun. Really great job!

HINTS for those having trouble finishing: Some objects need to be used with other objects, you can use some objects more than once, some things you interact with are not obvious. =)

cavf88 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:15pm

Song was annoying after a while. Damn Scouts! Really fun to play. Great job!

DavidErosa says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Brilliant! I loved the graphics, the "music", animations, everything! The last scout was difficult to kill because I barely saw the last item, but overall an amazing experience. Thanks for making it!

TeamFlare says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Hahaha, very beautiful :) Nice idea , good atmosphere.
Great entry.

May 1, 2014 @ 6:35pm

This is brilliant, the mood is perfect. Such a simple idea that's bursting with character.

foobraco says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Love the sounds, love the graphics, good game! :)

NickZangus says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:15pm

Excellent game... Good job!

joe40001 says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:58am

All around very good game. Virtually flawless for what it wanted to be art/sound/humor/gameplay/etc all great.

zeal says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:16pm

This is absolutely wonderful in every aspect! I can only imagine where you got the idea for this game. Poor scouts, but it's their own fault anyway, am I right?

guimonpa says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Fantastic game, I loved the graphics and the humor!
It took me a while to find a way to kill the last scout, but it was worth it.

ehtd says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Really nice entry

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:36pm

Cute ^^; You might have wanted to make some of the objects a bit more discoverable, but it's not too bad :)

DonovanWu says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:57am

The most creative game I've seen (lol)! Nice graphics and music!

Ithildin says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 3:08pm

This, dear sirs, is the first game so far that I give all fives. Funny, fun and visually amazing (oh, and I loved the ending, it was hilarious XD)

Awesome!

lightsoda says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:54pm

If I had to critique something I guess it's that some deaths are really straight-forward while others are not apparent at all, very black and white in that sense.

Graphics are great, I especially dug the little flying ghost, the audio fits well, good job.

ceosol says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 1:32am

Great entry. The high pitched singing was annoying, but it evened out after killing a few :)

davidB says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:44pm

one of my favorite game, mood, humor, graphics,...

Ariake81 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 8:33pm

stella effort, quality all round, got stuck on the last two but would love to finish it. very engrossing.

ActionRemix says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 3:28am

I got the ghost octet! Lots of murder in LD 29 ;)

hexagore says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 12:59pm

I so nearly gave up but that singing.. they had to be stopped. Wonderful!

mortus says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Great entry! Very humorous and beautiful! Not very hard too, but I liked the different, sometimes very sudden ways to die!

kill0u says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 1:17pm

Perfect! Loved it :)

cageinabird says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 1:58pm

Very cute and funny.

Perhaps the gameplay could be developed further, if you so choose, by allowing the player to switch between scouts. You could then set up puzzles which require more than one scout to be in a certain place or performing an action at the same time.

Jeremias says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 2:31pm

These graphics are just awesome. Nice puzzle game. Had a lot of fun and what you did here is just amazing. As you already said, the controls need to be in the game... I had a hard time to figure out how to pick up objects :D I killed every scout and the ending just fits!

Larzan says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 2:58pm

Haha, wow, such a nice mood, very freaky ;)

Mase says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 3:33pm

Pretty amusing... couldn't figure out the last two though... not sure how to use the beehive.

Also the "reset" button is too close to the other controls.

Nice animations.

Oye Beto says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 4:06pm

I beat the game, I liked the story :)

Gameplay feels a little tedious to me. At the end I liked it but wandering around too long is not fun. What if the underground skeleton had some kind of vision to know where the dangerous stuff is? Maybe just some aura, not a whole spoiler.

Loved the graphics.

Lama says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Thanks you for all the comments !

Most of the issues will be fixed in the post compo version :
- A hint for the beehive
- The reload level button will be moved to backspace
- Controls will be displayed directly ingame

Again, thanks you it's cool to see people enjoying the game :).

gwa says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 7:17pm

damn cool but the stick is a little to hard to find :) love the end!

belva1234 says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 7:52pm

I HAVE DECREASED ALL PREVIUS VOTE TO PUT THE BEST RATING ON THIS GAME... LOVE THAT GAME <3

zebi24 says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 9:00pm

A masterpiece! Love it!

FrameMatt says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 10:39pm

Good looking and fun!

RowdyGhosts says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 4:24am

Haha, oh man that was really great *except that R restarts* gahhhh! Awesome job!

Diptoman says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 9:30am

That was a great little game! Superb graphics. The sounds and evens are really funny. There's an issue with the character stopping in midair if you press E, but other than that it's pretty polished. One of the best looking games here.

Striwx says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 11:43am

Very cool and funny !

loxo says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:19pm

Unique game concept with nice graphics and audio. I had to start over after unintentionally pressing r, luckily the game is short and really easy. Humor at the end is good and shows clearly that killing isn't the answer. So I would like to see some challenging puzzles to improve the game, maybe even without killing the scouts.

May 10, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Neat game. Great art and sounds, and cool idea. Reminds me of Pocket God on iOS. Was fun discovering all the different ways to kill them. Perhaps a little too much walking?

NightShadow0 says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Fun! Took me forever to find out how to interact with the beehive, it's not obvious at all.

Neidschel says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 10:16pm

Very funny game with cure graphics!

mcapraro says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 10:40pm

wow, this is definitely one of my favorites. the artwork is just superb, really well done. congrats on a really great entry!

lekochen says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 2:19am

Brilliant! I loved everything here!

Crowbeak says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 11:01am

I am so glad I stuck through trying to kill the last two scouts. The ending is fantastic.

markusfisch says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 7:27pm

Wow. This is the most funny game I've ever seen in Ludum Dare! Beautiful graphics, beautiful gameplay, just WOW!

Bruno Massa says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 10:08pm

They guys, very very good work! amazing idea and great graphics

May 12, 2014 @ 1:56am

Great story, kind of morbid. Love the graphics! I included it in part 25 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/06U_lc3kLp4

May 12, 2014 @ 10:43am

Really funny take on the theme, and very lovely graphics. I felt the walking distances were a bit tiresome, and some of the solutions felt really random (e.g. why can I only shake one of the trees?) Overall a funny and nice entry.

monsterkillu says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 12:19pm

Lovely .. Beautiful ... Funny :)

Azzar says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Excellent! I like this game! I have killed all guys! :-)

madflame991 says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 8:21am

Great game with a funny premise. It's really rewarding to possess all those little scouts and drive them to their doom

frankd0331 says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 6:31am

Great graphics. Very fun and funny.

Anoarith says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 11:06am

That was the best use of the theme xD

Really nice game, congratulations !

Nana nana nananaaa ! Na nanananaaaaa !

May 15, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Best GFX

GFM says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 11:39pm

I was actually expecting that ending. Funny and beautiful game!

rnlf says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Cool game. Couldn't finish the last one off though. Guess it's something to do with the bees, but couldn't find out how :-(

But really cool looks and sound!

May 19, 2014 @ 4:01pm

You have been featured in today's episode of Ludum Dare to Believe! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGeNgHcRBLQ

klianc09 says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 6:09pm

Really beautiful and funny game. I especially liked how the singing got quieter and quieter the more scouts I finished off.

IAmSpencer says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 8:27pm

That was really clever. The deaths were well hidden and tricky to find, the tree design was really great (along with the rest of the graphics) and the sound was excellent as well. Super fun to play and loved the ending lol, I would like to see a more developed version, maybe with randomly generated levels/deaths? I would probably pay for that, really great job!

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