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

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People Muncher

by AxeTheory - Compo Entry

People Muncher

Use the mouse to control your tentacle. Hold the left mouse button to grab cars.
Shake cars to release the passengers. Feed the passengers to your mouth to stay alive.


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Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:30am

I liked the concept and It was an ok game as it all worked, but I wish there were something more unique about it :) I hope this helps.
It also took me a min to realize you were supposed to shake the people into his mouth and not drop the cars.

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

Interesting concept. The sound effects could use some work, but other than that, it's good.

vlamaster says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:00pm

This is awesome, had a blast playing this! NIcely done!

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

This game is harder than I expected. I found that if I hold down the mouse button I can grab a bunch of cars at once and have a feeding frenzy, which was pretty sweet!
The people's yelling sounded pretty sarcastic, "ahh, this again? how inconvenient" which was hilarious.

AxeTheory says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:44pm

LOL, The funny thing about recording the yell is my 1yr old son was trying to sleep in the next room and I didn't want to wake him. So it was a whisper yell that I tried to enhance.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:07am

Hahaha that was hilarious!

pkenney says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:20am

Awesome! Your game had a surprising amount of depth to the system. Like the way I could pick up cars to smash the cops, but if I did too much of that I lost victims to feed. I had to adjust my play and try to shake the food out then smash the cops, which was quite a juggling act. Then I learned I could pick up multiple cars.. I felt really strong, it was my fault when I failed.

Well done!

brombatti says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:54am

Simple but well executed. And harder than I expected haha

bouletmarc says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:58am

really funny game, great concept

mahalis says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:15am

Fun! Clever mechanic, nicely implemented. Difficulty seems a little off—I ended up losing a lot of health really quickly with no apparent means to defend myself—but the basic idea is very solid.

kidando says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:56am

Now this is creativity! Loved it. Great gameplay and mechanic. The screaming is a bit funny and had me smiling throughout :) Congrats on submitting your entry!

OxyOxspring says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:51am

Pretty funny! :)

treeman says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:59am

Mechanics are cool.

DragonGino says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:10pm

the game is hard. but after a while you know your way

Nanolotl says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:20pm

Very well executed mechanic. Felt very natural to play.

ToloaGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:48pm

Refreshing Gameplay

AAGH Games says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:08pm

Nice use of the theme and it controls pretty well (especially grabbing bunches of cars at once) but two minor critiques. First the "lose" animation sequence strikes me as a little long for what it is (with seemingly no way to skip or speed it up). Considering how often I saw it while playing, it got a little old after awhile.

Secondly, and this one is for the monster and not you, the developer - if you're starving to death and desperately trying to shovel food into your own mouth, STOP DODGING IT. Seriously, no wonder you keep starving to death, you crazy monster... you're actively avoiding your own attempts at self-nourishment!

Anyway, it was fun, and that monster seriously needs to learn to feed itself properly. Good work!

mubox says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:41am

Good. :)

I think it would be better in full screen.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:01am

Pretty funny. Liked the color scheme.

adsilcott says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:07pm

fun and simple game.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:41am

never has flinging helpless daytrippers into my maw been more of a struggle.
The gameplay is pretty good, although I think it's too tough to avoid dying.

Jelinib says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:44am

Awesome camera shake and explosions, and who doesn't like eating a bunch of people? Good fun! The controls are intuitive and easy to pick up, and it's so satisfying to shake things and fling cars with extreme force. Only the audio felt unpolished, but who has time for that in a compo anyway, right? Haha. Great game!

Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:03am

I loved that feeding the fish monster actually simulated feeding a pet goldfish, that is amazing. The bored screams were a funny touch as well.

Cosmic5 says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:48am

Interesting mechanic and really cool controlling, cool effects
good job!

Sep 6, 2015 @ 7:04am

Good game and creative concept! nice work!

OadT says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 11:46am

Its an funny idea and gamemechanic, its just a bit hard to let the people fall into the monster :D Really cool game

Interface says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 2:34am

Nice entry. Not as easy as it looks! May be a good candidate for a mobile game with touch. Just saying :-)

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:28am

Interesting take on the theme :)

CheesyRamen says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:20am

Haha, nice job with the theme! Hilarious watching people being shaken out of their cars!

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