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

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They Call Us Monsters

by TakeNapEveryday - Compo Entry

A short (less than 5 minutes) narrative point-and-click adventure about being a monster in a fantasy game world.

Controls/how to play:
Use your mouse.
Click somewhere on the screen to walk in that direction.
Click on an object to walk to it.
Click an object when you are standing next to it to interact or examine it.
Press Alt+Enter to switch between fullscreen and windowed mode. (Windows)
Press Escape to return to title/quit. (Windows)

Because I ran out of time, there is no sound or music. While the game gets its point across, I'd like to flesh it out in a post-compo version.

Tools used: Game Maker Studio, XBRZPXL, GIMP 2.
I also used a few scripts from

Update: Web port added. The display issues worked on for the web port also benefited the Windows version, which will now allow you to resize the game window or switch to fullscreen (Alt+Enter) without having the on-screen text being cut off.

Downloads and Links




TurtleP says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:06am

Great art, story, definitely fit the theme. Kind of expected a bit more, but still good!

Hendri says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Very nice little game. I really liked the art. I'm kinda sad that it didn't last longer, but overall very good game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:38am

Is the only thing that it's possible to do light the fire? Nice art, though.

trashmob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:58am

Very nice art. :D

Wevel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:58am

Not much to do but it is quite sad

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

Awesome little point and click. No real "Gameplay" but it was a nice little interactive story!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

The wry sense of humour in the story is great. I really want to sit at the fire and cook Erasmuses (Erasmusis?) head and read poetry? Is that possible?

kcaze says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

Nice art and responsive controls. Content was lacking and there was some slow down when walking back from the fire.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:02am

Also good walk cycle and breathing monster animation.

jcourt says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:43am

Good for the theme. I wish there was more though.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:34pm

Thanks for the comments. The plan was to be able to ceremonially burn what's left of your possessions in the fire. Looking back now, I should have taken an extra day to add more content and submitted to the jam.

Pickens Inc. says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:56pm

Sad and yet quite nice little tale. Surprisingly little to do, I found myself wanting to get revenge on these 'heroes'.

Reccy says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Damn, I feel really sad now. I honestly wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised :D
I wish there was more!

garygreen says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:53pm

I really liked the graphics and the idea behind it. I'd love to see it expanded into a bigger game.

Tom Rijnbeek says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Really short, but still impressive for such a short time.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Great beginning! But I do want to know what happens next...

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Short but really good!

Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:24pm

Like the concept but needs some more content.

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Wow nice mood!
The point and click controls were solid and the graphics were awesome!
I wish there was more!

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:34am

The art on this is amazing - really wanted more! Great entry, hope more gets added to expand it out in the future :)

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