Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Gorilla Rampage

by bigdad1630 - Compo Entry

I began Gorilla Rampage with a vision of learning more about Construct 2D. At first, I thought it was really difficult, but as the jam went on, it got easier.

The goal in the game is to essentially just get a very high score. The more bananas you eat, the faster the game gets. Bananas and Tomatoes are ok to eat, don't eat the barrels. :P


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karlipoppins says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:46am

I love the art style, everything is very cute and blends well together. The gameplay could have been more researched but the theme is respected.

The only thing I would fix is that I used E to bring up the menu as a way to pause the game, bug my score was reseted to 0 after the menu was closed.

Good entry :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:17am

Though it's a bit "done before," I like how you sped up the objects every now and then.

ming_tea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:38am

Wow, those barrels really start coming down fast!

This was simple but pretty effective and a nice use of the theme.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:55am

At the beginning I thought it pretty simple and casual. Then I saw powerups and stuff))

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:57am

I really love the background!

Vtor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:11am

Reminds me of the Pumba minigame from The Lion King.

Kitch says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:56am

Monkey and bananas always work. Always. 11/10.

Jqmfg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:42am

I enjoyed the art, but the game could have used some additional features. I would suggest implementing a lose condition before making a high score board. I'm not sure if it's a result of no lose condition, but the high score board didn't seem to work. You can go past the edge of the screen as well. Good idea for the theme overall though.

Shivur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:14am

Good graphics. The gameplay is a little repetitive. Maybe more type of falling objects progressivelly added as the level go up might keep the interest.

CoderDozer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:19am

Really liked the graphics, fun to play.

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:19am

I dig the speed up mechanic and lightning bolt movement power-up!
Almost imagining a super-mario invincibility style colors flashing and the music goes mental fast when you hit that.

That would be hilarious if you had a tropical style Reggae music and then it sped up super quick and sounded all high pitch! :D

uvwar says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:24am

If everything were animating and you had some crawling bug drops (enemies) or moving items period (rolling barrels) or something along those lines you could get into really interesting gameplay mechanics. A nice colorful start!

cutandreil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:45am

Nice little game!
Here's some feedback :
- We can get out of the screen from the right border.
(not from the left)
- It's hard to tell for how many time the bonus will stay. I've hit some barrels because the speed sudently changed...

lansed says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:16am

I scored 438, but im going to play again to try and beat that score. Why? The interface is sweet (go monkey go). The gameplay is challenging but not impossible. And the powerups improve the game, making me hang out for them.
When it kicks into gear, it does feel like 'dodge the barrel, and not 'collect the fruit'. Also, the scoring and health systems seemed whack. I was trying to work out while i was playing though, and it is fast paced.
Thanks for the experience :)

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:33am

The graphics in this are really cute. I can see lots of young kids playing this as it is really apPEELing to that age group.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:02am

Good background. The game works. Missing sound and animation for the monkey.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:35am

My wife did a "Mum plays..." of this game:

mahu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:49am

The graphics could be awesome with animations; =/
Sunddenly the barrels get damn fast! The "lightning" boost makes the movement speed be a plus difficult!

domrein says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:22pm

I love the fact that there is neither gorilla nor rampage in this game. Good job!

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41pm

Its like the gravity is suddenly changed after a while and things started falling much faster. Nice game though!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:06pm

it's rough, but considering you're just learning and making a full game in 48h, it's not bad, it plays smoothly. Looking forward for your next competitions.

wdebowicz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Remind me about old games in hand controller!

ladybenko says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:11pm

As other has said, it reminds me of the Pumba mini-gama of the Lion King (which I love).

I think gameplay could be better with some inertia for the main character and sfx.

Congratulations for finishing and for the cute art style

Trixton says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:45pm

it would be cool to have an item that stuns you like a coconut or something

raven99 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:16pm

Lovely graphics and a sweet game! :)

Sundry says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:43pm

Nice try, but it is me or it's very very very slow?

S0rax says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:45pm

The graphism are pretty cool, but the monkey kick my eye ^^

But, this game is good, and it's very good to do that with a new engine for you.

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:31pm

It is pretty normal to speed up a game after a certain score... BUT when you take damage and lose score and it drops below 200, the game slows back down again FYI
also... Where do all the bananas and tomatoes keep coming from?!?! ;)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:12pm

528, not bad. I think along with the speed increase of fruits and barrels, the monkey's speed should increase too. At the moment the game just keeps getting harder and harder until it becomes impossible to dodge anything. It would be better to just let the player manage with everything going ridiculously fast.

BigAnt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:23pm

Nice work, loved the game play. Only suggestion: open the game with the controls scheme. It started but I had to stop it and go to the menu to see how to play. Very minor though, great effort and nice game!

Pete_H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:29pm

Love that background art. Nice and simple, fun :) Audio would be really nice1

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:03pm

nice dude!!!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:04pm


Todnut says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:51pm

Reminds me of that old Atari game Kaboom!

Raptor85 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19am

controls seem to randomly freeze or get piped to the search bar, other than that simple but runs ok.

KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:21am

Cool game. The art is very nice.

redoxkun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:29pm

It's a bit confusing know when you get hurt or not. Would love to see a bit more polished :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Nice background art for 48 hours! What did you use to paint it?

A couple of suggestions for the game (besides sound effects or music):

1. You might change the monkey sprite to show a shield when it's active, so you know that it is up.

2. The shield seems to heal you after you take damage, instead of completely preventing damage.

3. Each time the menu is opened, the score resets. I'm not sure if the high score is saved either.

bigdad1630 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:27am

GAFBlizzard, art was made in :)

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:12pm

Hi there. Nice simple game. Maybe needs to change difficulty a bit, some lag spikes - generation phase, can you recycle things ? Shame no sounds. Good job though!

Code Medicine says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:13am

Fun game! Need some audio and animation to really bring it to life.

deyteris_team says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:03am

The graphics looks pretty nice. But the game would be better if you add some animation.

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:39pm

Very simple, stuck to the theme pretty explicitly. Animations would help out the visual appeal of this game a TON. Nice entry :)

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:42pm

I would have liked to have the highscore updating as I beat my old record, now I keep looking at the highscore because it has the biggest text. Still a nice implementation for a classic game!

pht59x says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:05pm

I have seen this before. I'd like the monkey to make noises and jump rather than sliding sideways.

bigdad1630 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:16pm

You have seen this before? Where exactly? Also, thank you for your thoughts!

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