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

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Nessie's Buffet

by swizzcheez - Compo Entry

Guide Nessie and her giant tail around the loch using arrow keys. Dive using "d" and surface using "s", but be careful not to run out of air. Avoid boats on the surface, sharks at depth 1, and octopi at depth 2 slamming into parts of your tail (ouch). Instead, eat them for points and to relieve hunger (deeper targets mean more points). Eating boats makes Nessie grow longer, but biting one's own tail spells game over.

Note: IE doesn't like me (as usual). Have tested on Windows Chrome and Firefox. Mac Safari also is displeased, but Mac Chrome seems to be okay.

Have not tested on tablets, phones, or anything else.

BTW, fullscreen works better than inline. I couldn't find a way to just use fullscreen.

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Ratings

#674Theme3.04
#704Innovation2.62
#791Fun2.50
#837Mood2.17
#894Overall2.46
#1314Coolness47%

Comments

Andrew says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:30am

I found it a bit tricky catching things to eat as they seem to be moving as fast as Nessie. Eventually got the hang of intercepting them though.

Larzan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:30am

Hehe, nice, i remember making a game like that waaaaay back :)
Classic, nice take on it.

VampyVampire says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:43am

Interesting take on a classic, but a little overwhelming at the start and managing the depths was a bit of a hassle for a while. I think a little more work on this and it could turn out to be something really cool.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:43am

Mutlidimensional snake game, clever!

Couldn't really tell what I was eating/avoiding at lower levels.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56am

Fun game with a learning curve. Its difficult in the beginning.

Clurect says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:14pm

Good game! It is nicely challenging

ripter says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:48am

Took a few tries to get the diving thing, but I think it worked. It's a fresh take on an old classic.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:34pm

Catching sharks and octopuses is pretty hard! They're going a bit too quick for comfort.
Nice take on the game

ALobker says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:52am

Snake 2.0!

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