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

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Monster Truck Logistics

by PTSnoop - Compo Entry

Good news! You're a truck driver, and you've been given some very lucrative contracts to drive some trailers around the city.

Bad news! You're a monster truck driver. There's no way you can attach the trailers to your vehicle. You'll just have to improvise, I guess.

Arrow keys or WASD to move around, Esc to abandon your current contract. Alt+F4 to quit.

Get the trailers to their rectangles before the timer runs out.

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EDIT: A few people have been reporting problems playing with this game, so I've pushed out a bugfix release. You can now press Space or Return instead of clicking the button, and choosing "Fast" or "Fastest" quality will turn off the SSAO completely so the game should at least be playable. If anyone is still having problems, please tell me what they are so I can fix them too. :)

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Ratings

#308Graphics3.38
#367Humor2.94
#435Innovation3.05
#634Mood2.72
#711Fun2.67
#734Overall2.81
#851Theme2.52
#1796Coolness35%

Comments

Teekeks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:03am

Windows Build cant be downloaded, 503 - Bad Gateway. Plz fix.

donaldm says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24am

The controls for the game were difficult to use and I really didn't feel like the game fit the theme very well. It was an interesting idea to be a monster truck, but it just didn't seem to work for me.

hgcummings says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:47pm

I don't seem to be able to click past the instructions screen on Windows (clicking the 'Got it' button, hitting return or spacebar have no effect).

totallybueno says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:48pm

The Windows build is not working for me (win 8.1)

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Really hard, but the truck is a joy to control. Makes it a fun experience!

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:55pm

I like this kind of art. Unfortunately the game was impossible to play because of performance issue, on my 2010 OSX laptop :(

someone9999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:56pm

The art style, although simple, looks really good. The game looks very crisp and modern.

Very interesting gameplay mechanic where you have to push the trailers. Getting the trailers to stay in the spot in the multi-trailer levels was quite tricky :p.

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:59pm

Holy shit, this game is hard. Or I'm just terrible ;)

frokes says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:33pm

Cool idea and the car physics are better than other that i've seen today. Although the steering is inverted while driving backwards (I thik that is just a matter of how one thinks about steering). I had some issues with the trailers flying away.... and the trailers accelerated on their own, somehow.

mrjorts says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:47am

I thought the premise of this game was very funny. The controls are pretty hard to handle. The truck turns too slowly and the trailers never go where you want them to, so the levels feel kind of tedious. Also, the trailers like to go flying off screen, never to be seen again.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Fun game, incredibly difficult to complete. The trailers (for me) tended to roll backwards, meaning it was more about aiming the trailers accurately and letting them roll themselves into the zone. I love the procedural levels, great aesthetic appeal! Solid entry, very well done!

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:46pm

nice concept! but it need somo modifications :s the controls are realy hard for such a "precise" job (that is part of the fun!) but after a few minutes it just get frustating and som of the trailers fly off screen in a "boom" nevertheless is a good concept!

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Where do I have to go to get my money earned?

Strike says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:39am

What an original interpretation of the theme.

Kassimkot says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:22am

it was interesting. the use of a monster truck being the monster. though the game controls were hard from the get go. liked the visuals though

MrThee says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 5:52am

Man this is difficult. I like the minimalist style. Small peeve of mine: the controls for steering backwards are inconsistent with the controls for steering forwards. Weird bug (?): on level 2 when I pushed the red trailer into the building too hard, i'm nothing sure if the thing exploded or the rigidbody freaked out or something.

#hashtag says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 1:33am

Fun game overall! I enjoy the minimalist style. Hard to control though -- or maybe I just suck.

JonathanG says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:14pm

I like the minimialist graphics, and the idea seemed fun, but I didn't enjoy the physics much. The truck seems to turn the wrong way when reversing. There seems to be a bit of lag on the steering anyway. The trailers are very back-heavy, so if you hit them in the middle they pivot around the wheels. The monster truck would continue sliding when the controls were released, although trailers would come to a standstill. That is, when they aren't rolling away of their own accord. On level 2 one of the trailers exploded in a shower of physics when I pushed it into a building, then I noticed that the other trailer had rolled offscreen, never to be seen again. Oh well :)

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