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

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by Rulrite - Compo Entry

Made in just under 24 hours, 'Monsters' is a game inspired by classic Nintendo Game and Watch titles. Hidden in the safety of your duvet, you block your ears, shut your eyes and try to get a good night's rest - but will you make remain to see the dawn?

<<<<< Controls for the Watch - WINDOWS >>>>>

W: Display Game A high score
S: Display Game B high score
UP ARROW: Play Game A

<<<<< Controls for the Game - WINDOWS >>>>>

W: Hide hand
S: Hide foot
UP ARROW: Hide other hand
DOWN ARROW: Hide other foot

<<<<< Controls for the Watch - ANDROID >>>>>

TOUCH TOP-LEFT CORNER: Display Game A high score
TOUCH BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER: Display Game B high score

<<<<< Controls for the Game - ANDROID >>>>>


Getting caught results in a 'MISS' - get caught three times, and it's game over for you!

<<<<< Game Differences >>>>>

GAME A: Intended for beginners, Game A starts off slowly to help ease players into the action. Only one monster can appear on-screen at any time.

GAME B: A mode for those who want to dive straight into an addictive, fast-paced game. Not only does it start at a higher speed, but monsters won't wait their turn to try and grab you!

<<<<< Music >>>>>

There are only sound effects on a Game and Watch - there's no music here! Nothing's stopping you from listening to your favourite songs while you play, however.

Thankyou for taking the time to look at 'Monsters'; I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it. Remember to post your high scores as well as any comments!

- Mark / @Rulrite

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tonypai says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 3:47pm

This game reminds my childhood, retro style is always the best. :D

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:08am

A very fun take on the classic Game & Watch systems. I like how the difficulty matches more the current standards than the limitations with the predecessor.

nassi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:27am

Game A took a while to get going but Game B was a lot of fun straight from the start. Nothing bad to say about this, it perfectly achieves what it's going for.

Tinimations says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:13pm

Cool game and watch style game. The controls on PC were a bit illogcal. Would rather have it all on the arrow keys or have it be clickable.

Iak says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:23pm

I like this. I could very well imagine playing this on the bus or so just for the heck of it, trying to achieve a highscore in the thousands. >=3

Logun says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:45pm

I can't play, my Windows is blocking the game :( I want so much to try a Game&Watch-like game !

Louisload says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:19pm

ahah so awesome! very nostalgic and a good approach to the theme! :D i managed to get a score of 77

Ithildin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:14pm

Awesome. The controls for each hand are so far on my keyboard that it takes a while before my eye-hand coordination gets used to them. After that the game becomes really addictive, a true memory of the classic G&W devices.

Brilliant interpretation of the theme, congratulations! :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:52pm

making an old-school LED style game was a great take on the theme, plus the game is actually a lot of fun to play! Well done.

jrap says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:03am

This is a stunning homage.

stjahns says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:13am

That was awesome! Especially when you get into a rhythm and you mess up and its all like BAAA BAAA BAAA BAA and your all like OH NOOO D: I don't want to know what that monster on the left is planning with that heart floating above his head :S

kiririn51 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:31am

THIS IS SO COOL, just like the Game & Watch >< Had a ton of fun with this one and thanks for the Android version! really nice to play on the go.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:05pm

Great game! So unique graphics ... Really cool!

PlonkyDonkey says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:09pm

brilliant, takes me back to childhood

aare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Im relaly glad there are people out there for whom the "old school" is not the synonim of the "pixelart" - this one is a giant bug of nostalgia, and perfect fit for the theme.

ponk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Really good compo ... !!
Nice drawings

okkolobr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Great ! One of my favorite game of this Ludum Dare. Loved how the "basic" sound rythme the game.

Had a blast, thank you !

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:18pm

This game reminds my childhood when I had no money in order to buy a real computer. This was my poor game. You hurt me friend, reminding me this period. But I want honestly evaluate your project. I like it ++

Hammers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Fantastic. Feels really good on my phone, just like I'm playing an actual game and watch :)

RadStar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Really cool use of the theme!

gana0 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:33pm

Amazing game! Love the Game & Watch feel and theme throughout the whole thing. The graphics look very well drawn and look like it could have been an actual Game & Watch game. I really enjoyed it!

indie4fun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Love the idea!

Ulydev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Excellent idea ! :D

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:46pm

It reminds me the small games i used to play when i was young really nice.

Madball says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Cool stuff, cool theme implementation! I got 1224 points in game A.

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:58pm

Sooooo cool!!! Had so many good times playing those kind of games. Great entry!!! Well done!!!

admix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Nice idea and great implementation! So simple and fun ^_____^

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Best use of the theme I've seen so far! The speed it gets to near the end is ridiculously fun, graphics are great and audio makes sense. Solid entry.

Linear says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:58am

Technically while the concept itself was not that innovating, using something like this for this theme was amazing. I was a little bored during Game A, but once I played Game B, I had a blast.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:20am

Always been a fan of Game and Watch titles so enjoyed this, could see myself playing this on a watch. Great visuals and simple idea executed really well. Audio also works well in setting the mood.

pkenney says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:04am

Hahaha wow this really took me way back to childhood at my cousin's house where they had a couple of these old games. Really great idea for a jam.

I got to 71 points in Game A.

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:39am

Awesome with the theme! Very retro, nice game! I really liked how everything was already on the screen and then stuff would light up (like an LED screen). Simple yet fun, Great job!

dunin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:00am

good inspiration and well done.
(do you know "Greek And Wicked" from swing swing submarine?)

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