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

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by kiroukou - Compo Entry

In MonsterHide, YOU are the Monster !

You are a monster among the humans.
It is cool, but hum, you're alone.

So to have some fun, you can launch a lethal bacteria in some places. But be careful to not be detected, otherwise, well.... there will be no more monster at all on earth !

So when you send the bacteria, you absolutely need to contaminate all the people around you, so that you can continue to do you monster stuff a bit longer.

It was my very first attempt at graphics, so, firstly it is not really what I call beautiful, but hopefully it does a decent job, and secondly it was a time consumer... much more than expected. Not for the graphics, but the whole process. So it lacks some feedbacks, sounds, levels...

I hope you'll enjoy being a monster here :)

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Cynapse says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:07am

Neat little "spread the disease" game. I love that moment of panic from the NPCs when someone dies. :P

kiroukou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:10pm

Thank you for the test & the comment Cynapse !

01101101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:18pm

Finally managed to beat level 5, and then level 6 was quite a lot easier.
Cool concept, good realisation. One thing I feel that's missing is a Restart button so you don't have to wait if you messed up ;)

freaknarf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:38pm

Good concept ,I liked to try the chain reactions ... it gets a bit frustrating when i push randomly on space to respawn and spread the bacteria at the wrong place and the player started out of screen on level 3 but that's ok :)

PEBKAC says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:18am

Nice one! <s>Particularly</s> Especially liked the particle effect.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:30am

A really nice game, however I found that there wasn't any kind of strategy to it, it was more of just spread the disease at one point and hope that it spreads to everyone.

Also, I found that once you lose (when survivors are left) the time between then and restarting the game was too long for me. Yeah, I get very impatient if I can't restart the game right away, which is more my fault :P

Overall, a very neat entry, well done! :)

Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:35am

Great game! I don't know why you're worried about the graphics, I wish I could do pixel art that good.

Patomkin says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:05pm

Nice little game. But I want a "speed up" button, or something to do, while I wait :)

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:26pm

Cool game. I didn't see if the path of moving characters are predictable. It would be really cool if you were to look at the paths and then fire at correct place, without having to count on luck :)

n8b says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Good concept, developed it!

kiroukou says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:19am

Thank you all for the comments and feedbacks !

Yes characters movements are seeded and follow a "logic" so that the game could (should!) be more like a puzzle.

Currently, the levels aren't that well leveldesigned, so I understand the feedbacks on that point.
I note about making it a bit faster to retry/simulate :)

Lythom says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:12pm

What I liked :
- lot a details (animations, characters sentences, differents)
- realisation
- pretty fun
- interpretation of the theme

What imo could be improved :
- graphics (nice first time but can be improved, at least with a minimal predrawn lighting/shadowing of assets)
- sounds/music
- less random : it's more trial and error than real plannification, which reduce alot the "I'm an monster" sensation.

superfreak says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Enjoyed messing with the NPCs far, far too much. Enjoyable game with a nice graphics style. Great job!

CheesyRamen says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:32am

Nice idea! Reminds me a little of Every Extend Extra, but with a fun application of this LD theme :)

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