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

Back to Browse Entries

Primary objective

by Aurel Bílý - Compo Entry

=== Primary Objective ===
A point 'n click adventure with VR and hoverbikes!

= Controls =
Mouse to point
Mouse to click

= Known bugs =
Sometimes you might have to try to execute an action twice before it gets done.
Yes … allegedly has three l's :/

= Description =
As always, story is kind of … not present in the game, so you might be confused as to what happened in one of the endings :) I blame -5 hours due to family partying! *shakes fist* But this LD was a blast. Happy to finally finish.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness81%
#22Mood4.08
#23Graphics4.42
#35Overall3.97
#57Audio3.74
#215Humor3.28
#277Fun3.30
#602Innovation2.78
#784Theme2.78

Comments

Sam Twidale says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:48am

Good to see another Haxe coder, I see more and more every time.

I've been up for too long... I'm stuck at the bit where you repair the hoverbike. Incredible work though, I like the graphical style.

ianh says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:42am

I also got stuck on the hoverbike part. I'm really into the style of this game though!

ianh says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:21am

I finally figured out the hoverbike part!

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:41am

Good ol' point'n'click adventure taking me back to Monkey Island days

Raspadsistema says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:58am

Very smooth interface and story got me warmed up, I'd love to go through with it but I can't pick up that red jar, tried multiple times nothing happens. All in all fun game.

Fenreliania says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Incredible art, interesting story and characters in such a short game, and really nice music and sound! I'm flat out amazed and impressed!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:43pm

I am incredibly impressed! I love the art, there's an amazing sense of atmosphere!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Wow, this is really impressive. The art is fantastic and the writing and music are good too.

pixzleone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Very very cool game with great atmosphere! Good job!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:53pm

Nice!

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Artwork is fantastic, and the radio messages are hilarious. Too bad there's not more, but it must have taken ages to draw these scenes! Audio is very fitting too, really feels like a DOS point and click.

rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:57pm

This game has a real sense of place, which isn't easy to do. It felt like a little segment of a larger game, after you trek through the forest and before you scoot off to wherever that bike takes you. I would totally play that game, by the way.

Anyway, great work. Found all three endings. Loved the audio too.

RedPanda says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Great game, loved it, took too long to get what to do with bike, but hey!

Birke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Really like the art style. Would have preferred if the dialogue only forwarded when I clicked instead of doing it automatically.

rnlf says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:35pm

I had to play it 7 times to find all the endings. Really good work. Glad to see another point and click adventure. The art is amazing!

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Great game! Obviously played through 3 times :). Got stuck on hoverbike part, but I couldn't be beat by adventure game!

Very impressed with how much you achieved in such small amount of time.

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Very very slick. Well done!

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Point'n'click adventure... now I haven't seen one of these in a long time.

Although I'm not sure how it fits the monster theme, this game is FREAKING AMAZING. I wish there was a full version of it. Got all 3 endings and want more!

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Really love the art, very reminiscent of monkey island and the like. Great job!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Why does receiving the red jar teleport me to (that place)? And why can't I leave? Seemed arbitrary.

Text is really, really tough to read, especially the green one. Could use a better font, and a higher contrast border around it. Also, clicking while the text is up should skip to the next sentence and not make the character walk, I think..

Anyway, really great besides the points above. Amazing achievement! Beautiful graphics, creepy atmosphere. Mood and graphics 5/5!

I only got endings #2 and #3 though :( Tried a few things but couldn't get the last one.

zuurr says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:29pm

Extremely well done. Cool/intriguing story, stellar art, great soundtrack... very very nice.

goost says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:33pm

I someday hope to be able to create such content in so limited time myself. Great!
I especially like the humor and the art.

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:44pm

Quick guide for people who are struggling with this.

How to repair the hoverbike. Listen to the radio a few times until you hear DIY instructions on repairing a hoverbike. After that you'll get a new dialog option with Irma, which will make her repair the hoverbike.

How to get ending #1. Get the VR headset. Try to leave on hoverbike.

How to get ending #2. Get the VR headset. Take the red data jar from Irma, plug it into the machine and use the console.

How to get ending #3. DO NOT get the VR headset, ignore the door in the beginning completely. Leave on hoverbike.

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:17am

For better or worse, a classic point-and-click adventure game. The art and sounds were amazing for a compo entry.

Inateno says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:30am

So, I'm stuck at the hoverbike repair part, damn I'm so bad at point & click XD (but I pointed everything and clicked everywhere ahah, I'm sure it's obviously in front of my eyes).
Ah and GG, nice arts/sounds

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:29am

Nicely done; always a fan when somebody does a point-n-click adventure, since it's sort of a lost art these days! I really appreciated the context-sensitive menu design and artwork.

adsilcott says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:46pm

I've got two endings so far. Really enjoyed this, great graphics and story!

Meursault says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Looks amazing. The context sensitiv controlls are great.

Cory Martin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:40pm

I'm impressed you were able to make this for the 48 hour compo!

The audio and art are nice, the audio especially for the noise the terminal makes and the kickin song on the radio.

The ambiance is really well done. It sort of reminds me of Dark Seed a little bit.

[SPOILER WARNING]

One issue I have is, you discover how to fix the bike from the radio, which you repeat to the person standing... right next to the radio. It's also established when you turn the radio off that they are, in fact, listening to the radio.

It was enjoyable nonetheless.

Cory Martin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Oh yeah, I also found the text difficult to read, especially when the game's not full-screen.

Yakka says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19pm

I'm not a huge point & click fan, but this one has a great mood. Good job!

Niebule says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Neat game! Like the graphix! How did you have enough time to create those graphix?! Really impressive!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:57pm

Blew my socks off, you've kept the old adventure game tradition alive, and I loved the sci-fi elements. The art and sound design did a great job of building an atmosphere and I hope you continue this at some point, I'd love to keep playing and get some kind of explanation for the story.

Hamsternator says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:02pm

How do you people manage to draw all those things in such little time!? Witchcraft I say!

This is awesome and it blows my mind that it's a compo entry.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:14pm

I made it past the Hoverbike part haha! All those point-and-click games from elementary school finally came in handy!

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:56pm

By far the best gave I've played so far, the art and music are brilliant though the bass in the forest does weird things to my ears.

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:06pm

That was an amazing little game. Love the point and click style, reminds me of my DOS days. Only gripe would be the text being a little hard to read.

Jelinib says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:44pm

Graphics were well done, and the corrupted text effects were super cool!

Music is fitting for the atmosphere, and refreshing. Something about it reminded me of Earthbound! (love that game)

My one gripe is that sometimes I ended up queuing up too much dialog (my bad, I just like to click on everything), so I have to wait for it to all pass before it will execute another action for me.

But really great job on this one! I had to see all the endings. Somehow it's creepier to get the red jar before plugging in the green one... Got totally locked up inside the console room! AHHH

BPO_Jeff says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:31am

Can't for the life of me figure out how to fix the hoverbike but holy crap did this world hook me. At first I was like "oh a jungle adventure game, cool" and thought I'd just click a couple things and move on but when I walked into the facility I was like "woah wait wtf??" lol You set a mysterious tone/atmosphere right off the bat and next thing I knew I kept clicking to see more about the world/mystery. Very cool work, esp in such a short time!

DavidErosa says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:30am

I had to peek at the solution because I couldn't figure out the radio puzzle. Amazing game, thanks!

SpringCabal says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:00am

I liked it, and I wish the game wasn't as short. I don't understand how it relates to the theme though.

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:55am

Amazing entry, beautiful and very coherent art.
It feels like a vertical slice of a bigger game, I want to see more :)

Flaid says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:09pm

This game is incredible, especially considering it was a compo entry. The artwork was superb, the music was just right, and it was, albeit short, a complete game!

I had to play it 5 times to get all of the endings. If you just ride the hoverbike off into the sunset you're not a monster! ... although I guess maybe you are because you might have just stolen the hoverbike...

HotBoxGames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:27pm

Oh wow! Colour me impressed!
I'm not a fan of point & click games but this was interesting, dark and humourous all at once, loved the art!
It reminds me of Another World, if only for the orange hair on the player.

ArchBang says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Impressive! All that art in such a short span and what an evocative mood overall. Nice throwback to the heyday of point and click. Decent music too. Good work! Was I the monster?

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Damn old style entry! Nice!
The game is deep and well structured.
The art is great!
The music fits well!
Well done!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:56am

This really took me back to playing old adventure games!
Love the art style and audio, but couldn't make it past the hoverbike puzzle - just like old times! ;)

guoboism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:26am

I love this kind of adventure game! It's hard work for all the drawings! Picked by GB!

bradur says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:00pm

This was terrific! It was very easy to get into and everything worked well. Loved the sound design as well :).

uheartbeast says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Well done! I could only figure out 2 of the endings. The art and mood were great!

Suese says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:41am

Wow, really great work. I wasn't sure how it fit in the with theme, I assume it was getting to that in the ending..

Lacaranian says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:45am

Stellar! I've played around with Haxe, but have yet to use it in an LD. Maybe I will one of these days!

cgmorton says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:43am

Amazing graphics, superb writing. Tip of the hat to you.

ehtd says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:48am

stuck on the repair bike...but good game

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Loved the visual style this game has - the character and environmental art reminds me of games like the Blackwell series. The music is fantastic at setting the tone - great work! It could have been longer and more connected to the theme, but I really liked this entry. Great work, keep it up! :)

rxi says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Loved the art and animations, the "high" res and low-color palette gave the whole thing a nice style, though I found the choice of font a little difficult to read, only really a minor gripe.

The music was lighthearted and fun and worked well with the colourful imagery. I played through to all the endings and enjoyed the "win" condition, very "war games".

I got a James Dean vibe from the protagonist, I assume this was intentional?

Overall nice work! I enjoyed playing.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:09pm

Love that adventure mood! Great game!

magenta says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:37pm

Ahh nostalgia, this was fun :} A solid entry!

HellBlazer says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:19pm

Great work, I'd play a full game about this. :)

Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Really interesting game. I included it in part 13 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/1VzFVc1MuWc

lanestp says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Just awesome! Major props to you for a point and click adventure game. Insanely ambitious! Amazing!

Crosstales says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:14pm

Reminds me of good old days. Well done.

HappyHour says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:36am

Pretty sweet. Wasn't expecting to play a traditional adventure game for this theme.

Drunkteam says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:20am

This game is awesome! I love the style and the story... Good job!

Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:28pm

An enjoyable, well-presented point-and-click adventure. :-)

axoona says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:24pm

I'm amazed at what you have acheived in such a short time, loved the story and the art. You should develop it into something longer!

freaknarf says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Great game !
It was good and nostaligic ! Very nice job on visuals and sound , great atmosphere, i really felt like I was playing a professional 90's adventure games. Good vibes !
I loved it :)

Gatobot14 says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 5:03pm

its Fry from futurama

OldPeculier says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Awesome adventure style. Good stuff.

bombjack says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 7:44pm

nice old school graphics.

Gamepopper says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:00pm

Really well made point 'n click game!

LukeZaz says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 3:52am

Very good and interesting game. Played over and over to find everything that there was. Only had a problem with the dialogue going too fast.

Lythom says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 12:16pm

What I liked :
- almost everything, very good job !
What imo could be improved :
- readability (typo + text fx makes it really hard to read)
- that "I think the author wanted to add more tings but didn't have time" feeling. Not that bad, thanks to endings feedback handled correctly, but still there.
Excellent overall, went through all the stories without boring phases =)

Sparrow says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Awesome adventure! Had a blast.

Demy says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Awesome quest. Good job

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]