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

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Terror Bird Feeding Frenzy

by jwin - Jam Entry

You are a Terror Bird (gigantic, flightless bird, now extinct), and there's nothing you love quite as much as food. Luckily, the humans are having a festival so they're all carrying around tasty food. Run in and grab as much as you can before they can react.



This game was heavily inspired by my girlfiend's quaker parrot, Pepper Pot, who can sometimes be quite the little monster. He loves stealing human food, and often thinks he's bigger and scarier than he actually is.

Pepper Pot: http://ld.winderbread.com/ld33/pepperpot.jpg
Terror Bird: https://www.google.com/search?q=terror+bird



Credits:
"Wagon Wheel - Electronic" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Wallpaper" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Edit: I added a Mac version compiled from Unity, but I don't actually have a Mac to test it on. Please comment below if you download the Mac version and have any issues.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#9Fun(Jam)4.21
#27Humor(Jam)4.18
#43Overall(Jam)4.05
#125Mood(Jam)3.78
#173Graphics(Jam)4.11
#202Innovation(Jam)3.45
#298Theme(Jam)3.74

Comments

superfluous says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:01am

I was grinning ear-to-ear like a moron and laughing the whole time I was playing this. I certainly enjoyed myself. Nice job.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:24pm

Fun, clean design, well put-together. Reminded me of a mix of Katamari Damacy and collectathons like Banjo-Kazooie. Well done!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:26pm

Liked the puff of dust effect when you land. Movement was fun my one suggestion would be on changing your head bob motion from a sine wave to perlin noise. I find it creates a much more natural effect. Overall great work on this entry

Bitterdeath says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Great fun! The right-click ability was a nice addition.

eric777 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:30pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA

I loved this game. Play the tutorial, it's worth it to learn the moves and it's not tedious at all.

My favorite bit was the screech, and wathing all the humans drop their food and run. Funny stuff!

Flaid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:30pm

This game was awesome. It was fun to play, the controls were tight, I liked eating food, etc, etc, etc. I thought the tutorial was excellent and not boring, so it worked great.

The game itself was really really easy... I mean, the only enemy is yourself. I guess to get the high score you would need to sprint more, and then you would run the risk of running out of energy.

5/5. 10/10. 11/10. Would eat ice cream and bananas again.

pcmccull says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:30pm

Awesome game, and I'm scared of your quaker parrot. The stealing food idea was fun and the balance of energy vs getting to jump everywhere was good. You even had a detailed tutorial.

mariti says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:31pm

gj. I ran over many people.

Chronodrax says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:00am

This is the most polished game of this Ludum Dare I've tested so far !
Music and sound feedbacks are great and goes well with the visual design and main character; the controls are always responsive and I never got stuck or anything; and the normal game mode makes me want to try again to beat my score (38 so far) !
Great job!
ps: as long as it's the jam, if reusing old graphics gives you more time to make a better game overall then it's 100% win in my opinion :)

crucknuk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:05am

Nervous gameplay, cool design...oh! and it's very fun to smash the poor little kids and to eat their candy ^^

Another good idea is the tutorial

bakpakin says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:51am

Awesome, so cool! Pastel colors and upbeat mood reminds me of Katamari, like someone else said. I really wish there was a mac version though, the web version is actually a bit to beefy for a laptop.

sararyCow says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:58am

Pretty solid entry. I had a lot of fun following terrorized citizens :D.

jwin says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:02am

@bakpakin: I added a Mac version in case you want to try it, but I don't have any way to test if it works myself.

Lacaranian says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:07am

Being a giant bird!

Yeah! Good idea, and even better execution. I ate so much trash. It did seem like people were forever scared of me after screeching.

P.T.A says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:52am

it feels so good to play this game very solid, cute and fun congratulations! good work =D

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:44am

That crazy chaotic music was just perfect. Nice looking and fun to play. Nice job!

Erlend Aakre says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:43am

Haha, great game, nicely polished. Especially enjoyed the long jump feature

Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:10am

Good game. I like the art style.

JoeProgram says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:22am

I loved everything about this game - it was so good. I was really impressed with the super-jumping mechanic - I wish there was more food on the tops of buildings so that I could have used it even more.

Literal Games says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:26am

Fun, would have been cool to have more levels if you had time! Only because it was fun enough to want more!

Xanjos says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:51am

This was absolutely fun to play (probably a bit better than my own first person monster entry). Although I didn't need to, I ended up running into the civilians a lot as I found it quite hilarious when they get sent flying into the air.

Brightstar says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:12am

Birds can be quite a handful! I like this game a lot. Being a big hungry bird. The leaping and bumping into people. Pleasant graphics and fun jaunty music. Awesome.

dpisarcik says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 3:12am

Pretty fun game, I enjoyed the music quite a bit.

jk5000 says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:21am

Really fun game.

Omiya Games says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 1:29am

Well, here's a guilty pleasure I can get behind! Terrorize people to consume their food! Just like humans! And other animals!

Really like the wide-range of movement controls. Not a fan of the controls for consuming food, however, due to its repetitive nature. Perhaps a combo system or a more efficient way of consuming is possible? Either way, had a lot more fun that I thought. Looks really nice, too!

philomory says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:53am

I loved the visual design, it was really nice. Also, Terror Birds ++

wavegunner232 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:54am

epic audio . also epic everything else

Nurbs says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:38am

And to think, the gnomes tried to domesticate these things.

Cute game, nice design. The gameplay is pretty smooth but the bird is real floaty, and I feel like there could probably be more variety to it. Overall very solid though.

wooltech says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:19pm

A bit easy, but fun. It looks great and is definately well polished. The bird itself looks awesome, shame you only see it on the title screen.

bombjack says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 10:22am

the gameplay is original.

SoloDuoTeam says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 1:15am

Ahahha!

StabAlarash says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Really nice game, congrats and long live the terror bird !!!

CrownCity says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 8:05pm

It was really funny and the looks are good, well done!

Kai20 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:53pm

i am the good mega giant bird that eats all your food. belive me. mega good graphics.

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 2:09am

So Amazing~
I love this art and the idea~

Beavl says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Alfred Hitchcock approves! Solid and really fun entry. Congrats!

SkullPixel says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 12:18am

This is awesome. Great art, good polish, humor, sound. Great entry, will be in the top 100 in one category at least. Only thing that could make it cooler is if you were a dinosaur, like a Utahraptor/Velociraptor! ;)

General says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:44am

Very fun game! Everything: art, sound, controls, difficulty, combine well and make great user experience!

Please, check the video of me playing and commenting: https://youtu.be/CEXUUzwEAa8
Your game is at 15:38

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