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

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Escape of the Slime Monster

by airfrog - Jam Entry

In this game, an intrepid janitor chases down an escaping experiment gone wrong as it breaks out of the laboratory, tiptoe-ing through slime puddles and dodging slime zombies.

You, the player, play both the role of the slime monster and the janitor who chases it. Every decision you make as the slime monster will make your job easier or harder as you traverse the same level a second time as the janitorial hero.

CONTROLS
Movement - Cursor Keys
Spacebar - Slime Attack (as the Slime)

My brother and I made this game for our first Ludum Dare. Enjoy!

TOOLS
JavaScript
Phaser
Tiled
Piskel
GIMP

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#298Theme(Jam)3.74
#404Innovation(Jam)3.17
#537Fun(Jam)3.04
#677Overall(Jam)3.04
#833Humor(Jam)2.17
#845Mood(Jam)2.67
#879Graphics(Jam)2.57
#1668Coolness39%

Comments

goodolvic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:22pm

Nice idea! Dealing with the aftermath of a monster's rampage is seldom given its due attention.

Wevel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:10am

Playing as the slime was fun, sometimes got stuck on edges. Nice how playing as the slime affects the level when you play as the janitor.

Vacso says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:28am

Cool concept

jirrev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:34am

I got stuck quiet a lot of times, also, the fact that scientists can see you through the walls is a bit of a bummer, seeing the fact how I'm the monster and they got x-ray eyes XD.
Overall not too shabby for 3 days of work but it's a bit on the low side for me.

LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:03am

Great game, Got a bit of a theseus and the minotaur vibe from it. I did get some bug where as the janitor I was sometimes able to walk though walls.

I have a special place in my heart for puzzle type games, so Great game!

Jakob37 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Nice graphics and enjoyable game mechanics! Very hard!

psychonull says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:10am

Nice game but very hard to play. I got caught many times :(

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:26am

Cool two-character concept, although I initially didn't get what the deal was with the janitor as I didn't use the slime attack :) Some levels were pretty hard! Good work

justinooncx says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:05am

WHAT A TWIST.

Annoying that the movement gets stuck a lot, but otherwise pretty alright!

Vladirien says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:36pm

The character switching is a nice mechanic but the game is a bit too hard as the enemies are able to see through walls :p

Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:36am

Seems a bit hard when you get to the janitor stage, since you can't defend yourself from the turned scientists (which you need to turn to actually get to that stage since they're in the way).

Definitely good for a first entry though. One of the more original ideas I've seen.

Larzan says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Nice idea, liked the intro screen, but VERY difficult, the janitors could see me through walls (u should check Phaser examples: tilemap raycast) and i could not finish the first level, got stuck at the edges quite often (you could shrink the players body).

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Very good idea. :D

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