Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Retreat - The Reckless Move

by Komradus - Compo Entry

Survive by any means necessary...

The town is under attack and you need to get right out of there.
Your power of clearing the way will help keep you alive long enough to find your briefcase, and escape.
Though you may have forgotten where you live...but it's definitely in one of these houses.


Critical Performance Patch v0.0.1

Due to poor graphical performance, I've made a small patch to the game to try and improve that. NO CHANGES TO GAMEPLAY WERE MADE.

- Removed the mostly unseen "falling leaves" particle effect.
- Reduced the amount of particles being spawned for projectile-related effects and events.
- Slightly reduced the quality of the light ray effect.
- Lowered the number of spawned houses & trees by 1 iteration.
- Corrected a bug that could, on rare occasions, cause the briefcase to never spawn.
- Increased the light produced by the briefcase, to make it easier to spot.

I hope that's still alright for the compo, the download links now point to the patched version of the game. But the original builds are still available at the "Original Version" link.


This has been my biggest project yet, and as such there were a lot of things that I didn't get a chance to implement.
Most glaring would be a restart feature...sorry everyone, you'll need to restart the game to play again.

Created with Unity, Inkscape,, Sunvox, and Bfxr. Big thanks to those that made these awesome tools!

Downloads and Links




donaldm says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50am

This game was a lot of fun to play. I liked the destructable environments! It had a good bit of humor as well and so I rated it strongly in that category.

The particle effects for the projectile seemed a bit distracting and unnecessary to me. Also the objective of finding the blue briefcase was one that I could never seem to accomplish. It seems like it needs some sort of mini map or something so I know where I have been.

Anyway this was a solid entry, great work!

Ybalrid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:54am

I like the music, destroing the buildings is fun.
I can't find any bleu briefcase so I haven't got the objective done.
I don't understand what is the thing in the sky that lauch cannon shots to you.
Also, am I a monster? I don't really understand it, but I quite like it anyway. Good job! :D

Chronodrax says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:15am

At least now I know how to proceed if I lose my briefcase in the future. --
Too bad the UFO's shooting is so random that you can spend 10 min mass murdering innocent-looking people without a care for the bombings.
The briefcase is a lie !! Or is it ?

BtheDestroyer says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56am

I assume the game's over once you leave without dying because that's as far as I got.
Great example of Minimum Viable Product at work.
Not much in Innovation but really fun to just destroy stuff.

Acerio says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Definitely a fun game, I loved how everything was destructible.

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:45pm

I love the depth of field

belva1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:56pm

this is an anti stress game <3 luv it

WizzardMaker says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Well, that was interesting... A nice Game, a bit confusing with the Ufo, but the destruction is great! I had small performance problems and couldnt find the briefcase.

faemir says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Really fun - the physics was satisfying and the graphics were good. I tended to have fun ignoring the briefcase mission and just going around shooting things.

Performance dipped at times on my machine but it was bearable. The particle effect was a little gratuitous, but the rest of the graphics were on-point.

DarthThomas says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Nice game, but game is very laggy.

MoreRPG Team says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:22am

Good game, fun destructions!

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:12pm

The game is fun but too simple. It has nice physics and graphics with a correct lightning (standard in Unity). But it lacks enemies to be a real interesting game. With more time I know that the result would be great ;-) Nice try!

OberynMartell says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:01pm

I don't really see the purpose on the firing mechanics (maybe you intended to add enemies?), and I couldn't find the briefcase.
The graphics and physics were good. They made you really feel like in the middle of chaos.

Dizzly says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:08am

I enjoyed destroying things. The particle effects for the bullet let me be unsure. I like the light coming from far. Not sure about the theme as well.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Sep 7, 2015 @ 7:24am

The game is a bit confusing but the destruction is fun! :)

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