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

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Death Mettle

by Lianne Booton - Jam Entry

Lianne Booton - Art and programming for Windows version
James Lambourn - programming for web version (may or may not be here)

Death Mettle puts you in control of Death, committing mass genocide of the innocent and not so innocent for Jesus' nefarious weed dream to "blow shit up".

Controls are easy, murder who you think should be murdered and watch as your loveable little humans grow up and gain new traits. Will you accidentally allow the child molester to become part of the angel army? Will you spend the entire game murdering HIV babies for no good reason?

Watch the timer or it's game over.

Gaining angels requires letting good people live and not just clicking people to explode them.


Angel points - These are awarded for GOOD people ascending and are the highest value
Cannon points - Second highest value, for bad people reaped.
AIDS babies will deduct 50 points per kill.


Kill whatever you want, you won't achieve the highest possible score however.

Only ascend GOOD people. Traits are weighted and points are calculated from the sum of all of a person's traits. Each bad angel ascended takes its equivalent points away from the army. Angels are worth a much larger amount of points.

Total angels on the scoreboard is the total number of ascensions, not the total available army that awards points.

There's a dead zone that sometimes crops up on the right hand side of the screen. Will attempt to fix this.

Downloads and Links




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

Fucking awesome art. Hard game too!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:36pm

This game is freaking fantastic and very well made :)

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:19am

Awesome mood and after a time we started to realise it has some depth, but the flashing skull was a little irritating.
It was AWESOME!!! A fullscreen mode wouldn't hurt.

Mimus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:59am

Great graphical

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Very hard game. Good job with art

Team Luminous says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:44am

That was fun. I am a terrible person.

Rongefilet says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:12pm

Just awesome, this is so well made. At the beginning I kept losing and thought the timer was too short, then I understood it was the perfect amount of time. You people are monsters. ^^

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:10am

This aesthetic is just awesome. Well done ++

Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:30am

Great! I think it'd just be nice if it wasn't over so quickly, I barely have time to think. Unless that's the idea, in which case ignore that.

freaknarf says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:25am

Very funny game :) I love visuals and artstyle. The music was great and i even launched the game once again just to listen to it more carefully ...
I did not really understood the difficulty, but slaying people at this rythm is great, and their is a great amount of different sprites/people to slay. I guess it could be a very fun game on mobiles !
The "kill stuff" skull was a bit annoying sometimes, and game crash if you score 0 ;)
Great !

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:06am

Loved it, Visuals were nice and visceral. I agree that having a full-screen mode might have been nice, but top notch otherwise.

Drauthius says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:01pm

Nice game. Was hard to understand the "real" mode, but simple mode worked well.

Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Awesome art! Really. cooly descriptions too. Had fun playing it Good job!

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:48am


Pickens Inc. says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:10am

Best graphics I've ever seen for a 2D entry.

Satisfying murder-tastic gameplay.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:11am

Cool aesthetics bro

Literal Games says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:29am

Very nice music! The gameplay was kind of hard to understand, especially how long you had to kill people, but otherwise solid entry!

MAnimal says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:57am

Its hard to be a death. Awesoome graphics and music. 100% authentic.

adsilcott says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Great humorous setting and funny stats at game over. One of the best click games I have played.

Knowledge says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Cool, game but I didn't understand much stuff.

REIN1 says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Very good arts! Can't believe it!

DalaiLlama says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:40pm

I loved the game! The art production is awesome, the concept is really good too.
I don't particularly enjoy the timer mechanic, but that's just me. Everything else is genious. Congrats!

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Fantastic game!
The giant skull that appears apparently when I'm not killing people fast enough was the only annoying thing for me, as it actually prevented me from clicking on targets, which prompted it to constantly reappear after that.

Loved the art, the music and the core concept and gameplay mechanic. Simple yet incredibly fun. It's also unbelievably polished!

I can't believe this was done by only 2 people! Awesome job, really!

BluShine says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Amazing art and sound, great job doing all this in such little time! The timer was a really good choice, it made you have to play fast and rely on instinct (or prejudice), and it really worked perfectly paired with the scoring at the end.

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