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

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Mega-Normous-All-Devouring-Beast-o-Saurus-Super-Evil-Angry-Hairy-Scary-Thing (Rampage Lord of the Darketty Dark)

by garygreen - Compo Entry

A piece of interactive fiction about an evil creature that goes on the rampage from 9 to 5.

Created using Squiffy http://textadventures.co.uk/squiffy , Caustic (music), Photographs edited in Image Editor app.

There is music in this game right from the start. I'd appreciate it you'd let me know if it plays or not.

Edit (24/08/2015): I fixed a few bugs that were stopping players from winning the game.

As far as Ludum Dare goes, creating a piece of interaction fiction for it is a new direction for me. It was fun, even making the mistake of getting to grips with a new programming tool while doing the jam. :-) It was also fun dressing up as the most frightening creature the world has ever seen? ;-)

P.S. If you wonder where I'm coming from with this game, I suppose films like Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Brain Dead are an influence.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness75%
#124Humor3.55
#178Theme3.85
#327Mood3.19
#444Audio2.77
#565Innovation2.84
#660Overall2.92
#690Fun2.69
#884Graphics1.97

Comments

tompudding says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Loved it. The music was suitably freaky and I enjoyed eating all those bothersome people. Very droll.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:58pm

Good humor!

ruthiepee says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Love the dark humor-- it feels nicely balanced between total destruction and silly coffee breaks. I played it a few times to see the different endings. The music is perfect. Nice work!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:06pm

Interesting story. I kinda liked it. I included it in part 2 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/ml0OKpi-I0Y

Ellian says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:33pm

"Leave a tip" god the writing is this is awesome ahah.
Cool thing you done there :D

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:22am

Great writing, very fun mix of normal actions and nonchalant killing :)

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Good and interesting story, which is supported by frightening music

DarkwindMedia says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Music is good, and you are indeed a monster devouring things. Seems a bit like it was made in powerpoint though.

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:59pm

A little bit different "game".
I burned myself to death, too bad :P

Loved the story and the atmosphere it created with music, well done

Chadivision says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:54pm

I love the music and the mood of this. The writing was also very good.

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:27am

Nice gory story bro :)

reiknight says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:21am

Nice game and nice music

Dianouille says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:04pm

It was really funny, and well written :) I love how the music follows the mood !

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:22pm

STOMPY! SOMPY! MORE STOMPY! :D

peterkirk says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Interesting story. I wasn't sure how I felt about the music.

garygreen says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. :-) I was in two minds about including the music, and I understand that some people might not enjoy it, but in the end I thought it was worth trying it out to see how it worked with the text.

kalinova says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Loved the sense of humor and the merger of office work and wanton (rather than wonton) destruction. The writing reminded me a bit of Douglas Adams with its detached acceptance of the absurd. That said, there could have been more branching paths through the narrative and a more diverse set of outcomes. I felt like I was being herded through the story at several points, such as being forced to go to the library because the cinema is closed.

andyman404 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:47pm

That was fun and hilarious! I liked the certificate.

Drunkteam says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:37am

Hilarious! Original story followed by a freaky music that fits very well. I also learned about Squiffy, which seems to be a nice tool for this kind of text adventures.

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:45pm

That music almost killed me. Hahahahahahah.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 1:49pm

I loved the dark humour plus how the background music adds to the mood.

garygreen says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Thanks again everyone for giving my game a go and taking the time to feedback on it. :-) I have to admit at points in the narrative I wasn't sure where to go and ended up doubling back. In future games hopefully this shouldn't be a problem, as I'll have more time to work out varied paths.

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