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

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The Werewolf Among Others

by arzi - Jam Entry

Be a wolf! Be an adorable 16-bit werewolf!

The #1 werewolf dating simulator!

Features:
- Massacre helpless villagers!
- Day and night cycle affects the gameplay!
- Over three levels of hairy lupine action!

A game by Arto & Tarkko.

Music by KevinMacLeod, everything else by us.

Edit: I wrote a short post mortem: http://ludumdare.com/compo/2015/08/28/the-werewolf-among-others-short-post-mortem/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness85%
#79Graphics(Jam)4.38
#100Fun(Jam)3.74
#110Theme(Jam)4.02
#139Overall(Jam)3.74
#234Mood(Jam)3.52
#304Innovation(Jam)3.30
#305Humor(Jam)3.21

Comments

goodolvic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Dig your approach! It reminds me of Drac's Night Out on NES. But man, that hunter is on you the moment you turn. Nice challenge I reckon.

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

Solid gameplay, the music and graphics work wonderfully together, lots of fun. Well done.

hrd_games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31pm

Very cute game, great graphics. Some collision issues here and there, but really nice. Sad ending (T~T)

Laddo D says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:54pm

incredible art

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:42am

In the third level, the player sprite stayed in the werewolf form, though visitors would still talk to them.

The werewolf died with the other werewolf at the end. Hopefully that's on purpose and there wasn't any other ending?

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:43am

I forgot to mention something positive, sorry! The graphics are super well done, great work. This pretty much nailed the 16-bit RPG look. The music was nice too.

Mark Smith says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:25am

This is a very well-made game. All the art is great and consistent. It has a simple and fun mechanic and the sound effects and music really wrap it up into a nice complete package. I did find that villagers sprites could be completely hidden behind buildings which was annoying sometimes but overall it was a great game! Great work!

Piotrek says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:57am

The game have some problems with ai, but it's very fun to play anyway. 16bit art looks awesome.

01101101 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:20am

Very nice game! The art is really good ad the gameplay is fun :)
Sometimes the NPCs tend to push each others and get kinda stuck but otherwise it works great.
Music is cool too :)

MintArcade says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Great fun. Neat graphics and sound. Very well done.

Sanju says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Fun game. Loved the graphics and music.

solarexplorer says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Awesome work, felt like the game needed a stealth mechanic to really flesh it out. Lot's of polish for a 72 hour game.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:46pm

What a depressing end....
Well done though

Keep up the good work! Really enjoyed playing through this!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:50pm

It's simple but very fun. I dig the art.

RoundFork says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:53pm

It was pretty fun. Loved the idea of hiding before the night falls. Pretty cool stuff!

Logan says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Ha, I managed to wait around on the ending screen until daytime. The I changed back but the pink wolf didn't (though she got the villagers' ! over her head like she noticed me). At that point, touching her could kill me, so I just kinda shoved the hunter out of the way.

Then I waited until the next night, when we could finally be together! So I approached her, and... slew her where she stood! Oh, what a twist!

Ha, anyway, I enjoyed the game! Most adorable 16-bit werewolves yet!

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:28pm

Aweeeesome! :) The art is super sweet, and the gameplay is really satisfying. You two did a great job! "Have you met, Ted"? xD

eemmbbeerr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:33pm

I'd have liked some indicator on exactly when I'm going to turn back into a human, had to redo the last level due to 0.1 miliseconds being off on timing because there was just one villager left, yolo.
Was a great experience all-together!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Great idea and i love the parody title xD

Sicilica says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Very well made game. There were a few graphical errors I saw: people clipping in front of buildings, shadows flickering, and if I died while in the middle of an attack animation, it would show a pool of blood under me while i was still standing.

Also, those monster hunters killed more villagers than i did, hahaha. I also felt like i should have been able to kill the hunters if I got up to them.

Overall, great job.

pirate_shell says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Ahaha! I love the little nod to The Wolf Among Us with the title. Other than that, solid, good looking/sounding and challenging game!

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:37pm

Great game! Had quite a big of fun playing it, but I've got a bit annoyed by Kevin Macleod soundtrack, probably because I've heard it a million times already.

Still, great job!

shawn42 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:02pm

My favorite game so far! Nice polish!

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:59pm

Very fun and impressive game. Were the hunters meant to kill half of the people for me, though? Seems like they were the real monsters! Loved the graphics work and the villagers' speech - everything is so polished. Great entry, fantastic work!

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:33pm

I love it, totally great delivery.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:03pm

Appealing graphics and I like the day/night cycle idea a lot. Great entry

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:37pm

The game was nice. I found it hard 'cause I've been killed everytime by the guy with the gun ;)

janiq says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 9:31am

Nicely done. I played with my little sister and she enjoyed hunting villagers as well :-)

Pyrofoux says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 9:37am

Funny and well drawn !

djfariel says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Getting back to you about your comment: Yes! It's possible to destroy pretty much everything except the island itself. The building tiles stop taking damage after they're broken so you often have to break more than just the bottom rows.

Thanks for playing! I'm going to leave this open so I can get to your game after work. :)

Kakureta says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Nice werewolf game ;)

weirdway says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Game looks great and controls well. Noticed some villagers getting stuck on walls and in corners with each other. Liked that the hunters could kill villagers as well. Great job

Antokolos says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Funny, interesting idea, nice graphics and sound! Thanks, guys!

Darkflint says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Very nice Audio and Graphic. But this ending *sniff*
Btw, i love how the hunter kill each and everything trying to kill you. Even other hunters :D

Oct 8, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Lovely graphics. I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/0AIZTu6ja8E

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