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

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On Monsters

by richy486 - Compo Entry

You are the monster at the zoo
Visitors have come from all around to see how monstrous you are
They like taking pictures to show their friends.
But you can eat the with the Z button.

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Azlen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:57am

I'm not very good at this, the first time I played it they took well over 200 pictures, a few games later and I brought that down about 130.

I was aiming to eat one visitor for each picture taken of me but I could not do much better than a 1:2 ratio (2 pictures per each visitor eaten).

Is the cat part of the monster exhibit? I tried to eat it but it didn't work

richy486 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:24am

noooo don't eat the cat!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Enjoyed the variety of visitors. Game lasted a little longer than I wanted it too.

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24pm

(from pico 8 forums)

Love it, though by the end the photos count was literally off the screen! The random cat jittering about and blocking the player is hilarious, though by the end I kind of wanted to eat it too.

walaber says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:54am

from pico-8 forums:
nice job. would be easier to understand if the people had a frame of animation showing them hold up a camera. also something to mix up the game midway through would make it even more fun.

richy486 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:53am

Totally agree!

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:04am

Really cool! I love the retro art style and the music fits perfectly. Good game.

Caspila says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:07am

Interesting concept and art style, reminds of atari games.
I think that it lasts for too long since you don't introduce any new mechanic.

Nice job nonetheless, liked it!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:19am

Huh, numbers of photos taken reached out of screen, guess I wasn't supposed to do this badly. That spastic cat though.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:20am

I liked the camera flash but there needs to be more to indicate something bad was happening.
More mechanics through the game would be good like a patrolling zoo keeper who you’re not allowed to eat guests in front of or maybe guests through rubbish that stuns the player.
The sound and visuals were nice. Good Job.

mitkus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:13pm

Fun and arcadey. I did get a bit annoyed when people walked to the other side of the cage and I did not see them. But otherwise, nice job! I love the graphics.

richy486 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:29pm

photos taken reached out of screen <- this happens a lot don't worry
needs to be more to indicate something bad was happening <- yes
More mechanics <- totally
patrolling zoo keeper <- yes!
guests through rubbish <- :D
annoyed when people walked to the other side of the cage <- good point!

danialias says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Fun game! Probably same than the other comments, an animation on eating kids would be perfect, but anyways a great take on the theme and very fun to play. I'd love to play a full real-time tower defense game like this one :D. Congratulations!

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:43pm

Maybe the tourists are really just taking pictures of the cat? It was the real monster anyhow, always getting in my way!

I ended up being photographed like 120-something times by the end - I didn't know exactly how many times since it went off-screen... Good entry!

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