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

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Aaargh!

by schnerble - Compo Entry

Kevin the Monster is misunderstood. He just wants to be everybody's friend, but unfortunately he's a green blob with scary teeth and horns.

You can help Kevin make friends with policeman and civilians...

... or you can just act like a monster and scare them all away.

Be naughty, or be nice. This game doesn't judge.

Controls
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Walk: Arrow keys
Hug: Control (hold for a while)
Shout: Space (hold for a bigger shout)

You'll need to be right behind someone to hug them, or just close by to scare them with a shout. You can't hug or scare anyone who's chasing you, though.

(It's not very obvious when you've grabbed someone to hug them, sorry - post-compo version, maybe! - but note that they always say something when you successfully grab them)

You can hide behind walls and plants to give yourself a chance to sneak up. You can also move the plants to make things easier.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#255Humor3.21
#284Audio3.12
#365Theme3.54
#406Fun3.11
#432Mood3.04
#432Overall3.17
#554Innovation2.86
#667Graphics2.68

Comments

zanenga says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:44am

The UI could be a little better, but I love the idea! Making a stealth game on a game jam is a bold move. Well done sir.

PS: poor Kevin.

schnerble says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:20am

Thanks for the feedback - and yes, I did bite off a bit too much with this one... :)

RobotMeal says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:20am

Solid entry, smooth controls. Tough to escape once discovered and fun to sneak around. Nice work!

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:28am

I'm glad our game wasn't the only stealth game in the submissions!
Looks really cool, I dig the idea, as someone else mentioned the UI could definitely see improvement, other than that and a little bit sketchy graphics this is a very well rounded submission :)

chrissou says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Excellent! monster is cute. really nice entry

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:58am

Very good. :]

Some problems with the behavior of the "NPCs".
But maybe without this the game could be very hard.

anjack says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:35pm

Very impressive stealth-action game for such a short time! Hugging is a mechanic I haven't seen before. ;)

tweedle says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:36pm

Cute monster game! I enjoy the stealth mechanic quite a bit. The AI seems to do a good job of searching, and then going back to their regular routine.
Good work on the music too!
Solid game.

Rialgar says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:14pm

The policeman are very hard to avoid, especially once they hunt you.

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Yeah, I think I could tweak the controls a bit and maybe design the levels a bit better so it's easier to escape the policeman when you're found - that'd be next on the list!

PowerSpark says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Funny quotes! I kind of scared everyone and they disappeared...

Anti says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Very fun game. Simple and good execution.

Darkflint says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 11:55pm

an hogging monster :D Almost had them them all, only 2 or 3 polices were still standing *cry*

GraciCebola says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Really fun! Congrats!

dollarone says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 5:45pm

Nice game. Pretty hard until you get the stealth timing right - still pretty hard if enough police officers spot you - this is good! Great work!

schnerble says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!

Stechas says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 8:34pm

You are the monster - indeed I am since whole level is cleared :D Luckily this game does not judge but I am gonna judge it ... pretty good :)

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:34pm

unique~ have a great theme and center idea~!
the menu's cut is great!

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