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

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Heroes always win!

by cptalbertwesker - Compo Entry

Have you ever wished you could play as the monster in a game?

No? I'm not surprised... you see the thing with all of the monsters in all of the games ever is that they are meant to be destroyed! They are the cannon fodder in first person shooters, they go down with the smallest of effort.

So wouldn't it be fun to play as one?

Well in Heroes always win! you can answer that question... I can give you a clue to the answer, unless you're some sort of ungodly creature, you're probably not going to stand up against the chiseled good looks of your average hero.

Heroes always win! is styled around an old-school first-person dungeon crawler (see Eye of the Beholder, Wizardry, Deep Dungeon etc) except rather than exploring the dungeon, you get to play as a monstery minion who's one job is to defeat the hero.

Don't give up too easily though, just because you've been defeated doesn't mean the end of the good-fight against those smug heroes, there's always a secret weapon on hand if you manage to unlock it!

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This game much like 50% of the titles I make for LD is not strictly a game, you'll see what I mean once you play it.

Make with;
Game Maker Studio
GIMP 2
Audacity

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#73Theme4.07
#117Humor3.58
#425Audio2.81
#455Mood3.00
#457Innovation3.00
#568Graphics2.89
#619Overall2.96
#658Fun2.74
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

Aug 23, 2015 @ 8:11pm

I really enjoyed the concept behind this game. It's true, monsters are mostly fodder in video games. The artwork is nice too and it's oddly satisfying when you disintegrate the hero.

adsilcott says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 8:13pm

It was pretty fun for the intent. Wish there was a little more though.

cebollinos says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 8:51pm

I am always one shot killed.

Aug 23, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Just get a plain black screen. No game :(

Aug 23, 2015 @ 9:22pm

nerf barbarian pls he is op as shit 100% critical hit or something

KodingNights says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 9:43pm

That was phunny

Aug 23, 2015 @ 9:44pm

Hey @AlgorithmicsAnonymous what are you trying to play on? What's your setup?

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:43am

Who knew it would be so gratifying to disintegrate a good person.

DesignerNap says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:15pm

Another great entry! :) good stuff.

TimWright says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:17pm

very interesting meta-game going on. I would have liked to explore a little more

Askbackwards says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Cool idea with interesting controls! Feels great to win a fight!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:30pm

What did this game teach us? Role-playing games require stronger monsters. They rarely have a chance...

echokain says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:35pm

Fun concept! Very good idea for the theme well done :)

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:52pm

Good concept but qhere are the instructions?

Andrew Deem says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Nice use of the theme. :) Fun little game.

Juin says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Interesting idea i feel like, it could've been done better/with more.

lkpridgeon says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Interesting game with a great use of the theme.

dunin says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:06am

funny game and funny graphics!

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:49pm

I see what you mean by saying it's not strictly a game... I like dungeon crawlers, though, and was hoping the monsters might've had a bit of a chance, rather than just waiting to play as the beholder :) Still, nice use of the theme, and the graphics work well.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:41pm

I agree with you, it is not fun to be a monster lol, i always die..... i had to wait to be the beholder to actually win.
Nice representation :)

UrbanHelsing says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Okay concept, not that fun gameplay.

walsh9 says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 12:18am

I like the idea, but before I "got it" I was expecting to whittle the heroes down with sheer numbers.

logiclogue says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 3:16pm

I liked how the monsters had different abilities. I enjoyed playing it.

Paul Sinnett says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:16am

Nice cathartic ending!

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