Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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by clegamecoop - Jam Entry

MonuMENTAL is a non-stop, no holds barred, realtime, over described, all out warfare game between historic monuments. Face off with Seattle's Space Needle, declare war against China's Great Wall, call shenanigans against the Russian MIR Space Station or bitch slap France's Eiffel Tower by deciding between tactically hucking three levels of iconic attacks or spending valuable time rebuilding your monuments health. HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY THE VICTORS!

1. Select your favorite monument (it doesn't matter which one, we don't subtract points if you like the Eiffel Tower) and click START BATTLE to commence the, well, battle.
2. To begin your attacks on others, first click on a monument to set it as your target. To change targets, click on a different monument. NOTE: Suicide attacks are possible.
3. Click on one of the 3 attack buttons next to your monument to commence tactical hucking. FIRE!
3, subsection B. Click on your monuments rebuild icon (the one with your monument on it) to restore your health.
3, subsection B, part 2. Each action requires a recharge period between uses. The more significant the attack, the longer the recharge period (5, 10 or 15 secs). Choose wisely...
5. Profit.
5. Congratulations, you read the instructions! Your prize? A virtual hi-5. BAM! You are officially the coolest.

Developed by the CLE Game Co-Op ( for LD32

Post Mortem: We ran short on time and had to move a coder to arting, but such is Le Dare. As a result, it really doesn't mtter which monument you choose, they all have the same attack and health. In followup versions, you'd see a more complex balancing where players like the Great Wall would have significantly higher health but slower recharge times, or the MIR Space Station would have higher damage (objects falling from space) but significantly less health (it's basically early 70s aluminum cans held together by off brand duct tape). While some of the major features didn't make it into the jam version of the game, this was a really fun brainstorming process that we were really excited to make. And, we're strongly considering building out into a full feature mobile game. So, all feedback is very much appreciated!

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biscuitdough says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:06am

a little confused about what to do, good graphics!

bpleonvong says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:06am

Man I loved the audio, game was funny, pretty fun to play.

ChaosRound says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:09am

... i don´t like the gameplay but i like the idea..

thejash says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:10am

It's ok. Not the most fun game, and the sound is kind of annoying, but at least it follows the theme!

Davikin92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29am


dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:27pm

I didn't get it ... Sorry

clegamecoop says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:15pm

sorry we didnt have time to build out the tutorial. You selct a monument then you touch the other enemy monument that you want to attack. For example if I start as the Eiffel Tower, I then would touch the Great Wall and then select a weapon to throw. Weapons have cooldown timer. The icon with your Monument helas your monument 20% of your health. :)

goblin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:10pm

hahaha! great job, was very entertaining, I played a lot. Happiness Is! Look at my game.

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:33pm

Ha - well, that was weird (in a good way). I didn't feel like I was in complete control of what was going on, but I appreciated humour for sure

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:58am

My favorite parts were the name, the sound, and the art. I was confused at first by the gameplay, and then caught on. This could be a fun multiplayer game if you want to expand on it. Perhaps make the 'health' regen button more obvious visually?

hexdie says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:06am

I really like the music and the art. I think if there was some way to defend, it would make things a little more interesting to play. Nice work overall though!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:18pm

Interesting use of theme, and very cool graphics.

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Hilarious little game, nicely done!

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:57pm

Fun concept! Shame you didn't have time to make different attributes between the monuments, but still fun!
I found a bug though... when I was the Great Wall and killed the Eiffel Tower all the other monuments hp just vanished, and continued fighting... O.o

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