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

Back to Browse Entries

Drunken Zeus

by hissssssssss - Jam Entry

"Wait, what do you mean there are monsters roaming the earth? Can't Herakles take care of it? What could HE be busy with?"
"See, I just got back from this party...one of Dionysus's, you know how those go... No, I can do it. It's nothing I can't handle!"

Play as Zeus, the king of the gods! Smite monsters from your temple in the clouds with cruel bolts of lightning! You are the top dog on Olympus! You're completely fine! There's nothing wrong with your aim at all!

CONTROLS:
Mouse motion - (try to) Steady your arm
Left mouse button - Throw lightning bolt

Destroy 4 temples and it's game over.

TIPS 4 PROS:
-The mouse motion doesn't map directly to the crosshairs. Try to work with the swaying motion where possible, rather than against it.
-Get a game over or complete the level and you'll get a title. There are lots of those. Consider them collectables!
-------------------------
NOTES:
No sound again, oops. Ran out of time! It's my first LD using Unity; these things happen.



Just for fun, let me know what title you got in the comments! See if between everybody we can get them all.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#133Humor(Jam)3.65
#210Innovation(Jam)3.44
#336Fun(Jam)3.32
#564Overall(Jam)3.17
#701Graphics(Jam)3.00
#781Mood(Jam)2.76
#907Theme(Jam)2.84
#2016Coolness26%

Comments

felipeberquo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:42am

LOL!
Very original and fun! Great job

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:44am

I can't rate this properly as I there is no web version and I have mac. But what I saw on gif picture seems quite funny, so good job.

hissssssssss says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:46am

@A_K_:

Web and Mac builds are coming as soon as I've had a decent night's sleep!

TeamOA says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:00am

Pretty cool, no audio though which was kinda disappointing, also playing full screen I could see outside of where I was supposed to. Still quite fun

mooncalf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:14am

The idea of waiting for the right shot was neat, but overall did not quite do it for me. Audio is a must for this since all the action depends on whether or not you hit your mark, the tense feeling of "gotta line this shot." Also, Zeus is not a monster, which breaks LD33's theme rule.

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

Animal Lover....rly?cool game,good job.

hissssssssss says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:51am

@TeamOA: Thanks for the heads up. I thought I had fixed that, but it might depend on your resolution? I'll check it out.

@mooncalf: You're absolutely correct about the audio, and I hope to add it. That's a rather literal interpretation of the theme, though: Zeus might not be an actual monster, but...?

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:51am

What did I just play? :D Wish there was audio. That was... original.

Great game. :D

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:53am

Funny concept. The mouse should lock to the cursor though, I kept clicking off the window. Add some sound as a post-entry!

mantis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:25pm

GOTTA AIM THOSE BOLTS :D

euske says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53pm

This made my right hand cramped!

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:42pm

AHhaaAhA, i loved being the drunk zeus!!!

Crowbeak says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:43am

I would really have loved to be able to fullscreen this. I had problems with hitting the top of my screen with the mouse and not being able to move up anymore in the game. Fullscreen takes care of stuff like that. Aside from that, it was pretty neat. You always come up with interesting ideas.

arzi says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:46pm

There's no wrath like the wrath of drunken Zeus!


... So, where's the wine?

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:05pm

You had me at 'Drunken Zeus', but then it also ended up being a fantastic game. Really fun, great idea, and a brilliant control scheme. Very, very nice!

Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Awe damn. Fucken Zeus getting too drunk to take care of his people again. Awesome game. I included it in part 14 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/CvW_HEqR1oI

Lady Beardo says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Finally, another game with Medusa in it. ;) The drunk effect on aiming was well implemented.

Insality says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 5:00pm

A very original
it was interesting ;) 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]