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

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The Skullcatcher

by CrownCity - Compo Entry

Kill Kitty's cause you're a badass!


Arrow keys = move
Z = Pick up/Slash
X = Drop

Arrow keys/Analog = Move
X = Pick up/Slash
B = Drop


Have fun!

Downloads and Links




Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:13am

Just tried to play but the link isn't working. Will have to come back later and try again cause I like the screenshot provided and want to see how it plays.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:30am

Hope to see a play link later! :)

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:21am

Want to play but can't!

jorgemoag says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:37am

I love the graphics but.. where is the link to play?

CrownCity says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Sorry guys! I fixed it! Hope you enjoy my game :D

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Gameplay is good, but the graphics are so nice, well done.

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:41pm

I've had quite a bit of fun playing this game. Graphics threw me back to the old gameboy days.

But, at first I was a bit confused with controls. Other than that, it's a nice game!


Good job!

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Wife - "Hard day at work ?" husband - "Yeah those can't where relentless today!"... Great Job Loved it :)

9.ar7k says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:21pm

great graphics!

TijmenTio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43am

My girlfriend really likes the kittens! Your games keep getting better :)

GhostBomb says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:59am

Love the graphics and the concept. LIttle death carrying around scrolls in his wagon is too cute.

mahalis says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:04am

Great graphics, cute music and sounds… I found it kinda punishingly difficult, but playing it enough I could probably get the hang of it. Nice job!

fermenter says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:07am

Looks great, has an interesting game mechanic, and was pretty fun for how simple it is. Thanks!

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:08am

Short and sweet, a very nice entry. The cutesy graphics are an odd fit for a game about being the grim reaper, but they're very clean and well drawn. The soundtrack and SFX go very nicely as well, they don't get in the way of the action. The cats' behaviour is a little odd at times, I wasn't sure why they were going full armadillo on me and rolling up into armoured shells. Walking off the left side of the map has interesting effects, I noticed.

Still, fantastic work! keep it up!

brombatti says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:14am

Great gameplay and I love the graphics!

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:57pm

This game boy style game is pure love. I like the music, graphics, gameplay and general mood of the game. Perfect entry :-)

Koneke says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Really enjoyed both graphics and audio, good quality and fit nicely together and felt cohesive. It felt like the mechanic more or less forced me (or incentivised me) to stay very near the drop off point though, it didn't feel like there was much reason to move away from there, as the cats with come towards me anyways. Altogether well done though, I found it fairly easy, but it was an enjoyable experience.

adsilcott says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:06pm

I had to get used to the controls but afterward it was a really fun game. Loved the music. Great job.

OberynMartell says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:41pm

The sound and graphics are very good, and the skulls gather mechaninc was pretty clever.
Nice job!

stevenlr says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Very nice game, there is really not much negative to say about it. The mood is perfect, and it fits the theme perfectly. However the extremely low-res style made animations and scrolling seem not smooth, and kind of gave me motion sickness for some reason. But really good entry anyway.

Zampi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:54pm

I like gfx a lot, but i can't understand gameplay :(

mrdude1228 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:55pm

I messed up by going left at first and not even seeing the wheelbarrow :( But once I knew what I was doing, it was quite fun. Good use of the theme, graphics, and sound effects. I could listen to those kitties all day.

Galan says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Evilly cute! Figuring out the switch item mechanic was a bit complicated, but once I figured it out it was entertainingly hectic. A bit hard, but I'm not sure if that's a negative.

Coruja says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Great game, love to play it.

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Cute little game. Harder than you'd think at first :)

pi_pi3 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:40pm

It took me a while to figure out what I'm supposed to do, but after that it turned out to be fun

SKT says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:35am

Graphics are so beautiful and audio goes well with the mood. And kittens are cute ! It's a bit hard but I'll win one day... I hope... ^^

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:07am

This is great!
I love that color palette, REALLY LOVE!
And a so clean and funny graphic, really great!
Really enjoyable gameplay!
You did a great job!

Eingya says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:09pm

That's a really good game!

Nitpicky thing, I think the aspect ratio is slightly off for a GB game.

(also I really love the music :D)

congusbongus says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:12pm

The graphics and sounds are very cute!

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:24pm

That was fun & cute! Great job! :)

dancingmad says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:24pm

this was adorable :)

MrTwister says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:12am

Incredibly fun and cute game! LOVED it!
Took me a while to understand what the goal was and how to achieve it, so I think it's lacking a bit of "instructions".
There's a bug when you walk outside the map limits, but it doesn't break the game.

It was hard to collect the required number of skulls (?) but after a few tries I did it and it felt good!

I've seen quite a few incredibly polished entries (like this one) in the Compo this time around (which is amazing, if you ask me), but a lot of them lack an interesting gameplay mechanic, which is something this one has, for sure.

Well done!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:55am

Graphic style looks awesome, great animation, really feels fun to look at. Music was good too and added to the gamboyesque style. The screen panning was a bit jittery in motion. Gameplay needs to ramp in difficulty it never got any harder and actually got kind of easy once i figured out what to do and how to game the ai. Could use a bit more variety also and could have been a bit shorter, but I stuck through till the end. Great work overall!

Teesquared says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:27am

Ah death by kittens. Great sound and graphics. Having to switch between weapon and wheelbarrow was an interesting mechanic. Very complete game.

ChuiGum says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:22am

Perfect mood, loved the audio and graphics. It was fun, original, and awesome-looking! You made killing cats feel very peaceful.

scorched says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:03am

Love the mood and style! Poor cats! :(

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:55am

Great graphics!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:43pm

That was really cute! But you made me kill a bunch of kittens! YOU ARE THE MONSTER! >;)

Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:58pm

Lovely pixels! Congrats!

Big Cow says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:16pm

I really loved this. The pixel art graphics are lovely and the lack of colour is charming as is the soothing music. Every time I picked up or drop the trolley the "wobup" noise made me laugh. Just the right amount of challenge for a short game and satisfying game dynamic. Feels very complete like a short poem very well done!

Sep 4, 2015 @ 9:20am

I'm back and it's good to see that this is now working. Cute game with the graphics and audio and liked the little details you've added in with the animations e.g the skulls jumping when in the cart was a nice touch.

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