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

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Daikaiju

by GarethIW - Jam Entry

By Gareth Williams (@garethiw), Carl Hughes (@devilqube), Paul Yendley (@gredgie) and Shaun Reed (@shaunjmr)

Biologists remain baffled as to why it is so very angry at us, but the creature which many are labelling as a "daikaiju", is laying waste to the city as news cameras helplessly watch on.

Controls:

Cursors/Joypad stick - Movement
Space/Joypad A - Jump
C/Joypad X - Pick Up / Throw
V/Joypad RT - Breathe Fire
B/Joypad Y - Climb Building


- Incinerate and stomp your way through the military!
- Climb up buildings to tear them down faster!
- Rack up property damage totals and deaths, become the best daikaiju you can be!
- Submit your score to daily + all-time online leaderboards (currently desktop builds only)

****** RELEASE NOTES ******
It's 2am, so here's a list of the bugs:
- Webplayer build is buggy (invisible skyscrapers)
- I'd love to provide a WebGL build, but the WebGL build crashes out of the gate. I may take a look when I have a spare year to wait for a debug build to compile ;]
- Desktop builds are the definitive way to play
***************************

The team:
Gareth Williams: Code, code and more code
Paul Yendley: All the arts
Carl Hughes: Additional code and sfx foley work
Shaun Reed: Original soundtrack \m/

Tools Used:

Unity/C#
Spine
Photoshop CC
Audacity
Sonar

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#37Theme(Jam)4.23
#93Mood(Jam)3.88
#100Fun(Jam)3.74
#122Humor(Jam)3.68
#139Overall(Jam)3.74
#168Audio(Jam)3.59
#318Innovation(Jam)3.29
#418Graphics(Jam)3.60
#1752Coolness36%

Comments

JennyS says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:25am

Haha, I LOVED this! Reminds me of Rampage back in the NES days. I love the use of the taglines to talk about player health, score, and the scrolling marquee was fantastic. Daenerys cosplayers, nice.

TeamOA says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:34am

Better than the real Godzilla game :P pretty fun

TheMiggo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:08am

Like the news view. Jumping on 10 soldiers and 3 tanks and blowing them to bits feels good

adamwoolridge says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:14am

The news idea is AMAZING and really well pulled off.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:16am

Great mood because the music!
And i think it's great using news visual too.

Suese says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:18am

Kinda surreal at 2:17am in the morning.

superpatch says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:53am

Fun game, nice graphics and the tv idea is great.

guoboism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:52am

News view is great! Really great idea!

allinlabs says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:02pm

A lot of games with gigantic monster destroying cities in this LD edition! :)
This is fun, I like that we play the monster but it's shown through a tv news feed, that way we get some feedback on how the horror is perceived by the humans, we get the 2 sides of this "story".
The tv effects with the news banner scrolling are very polished, but the in-game seems a little but unfinished, it's probably missing some colors. Although I've never been a big fan of a 3D game with 2D objects in it, some objects are hard to grab / to target. But I understand 3D requires a lot more development time.

andreymust19 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:03pm

Insane civil screams!

xWarZonex says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Loved it

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:30am

The TV overlay is genius. Like really cool, clever, and used in a good way. The quotes on the ticker are pretty funny too.

The main thing I didn't enjoy is that you can end up behind the buildings and kind of lose track of what's going on or what's shooting you because they block the camera. Not sure how you could deal with it and keep the TV feel, but it is a concern.

spotco says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:43am

really excellent UI work here

Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Very creative! Nice glitch effects! It's really fun to set fire at the city. Congrats, nice game!

tmpxyz says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:47pm

This is quite fun to play!

BooleanByte says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Haha, realy like the way you use lower third, and the spontanious happy messages that shows up now and then, just to calm peoples down or somthing. "Todays lotto number is..." I don't remember it :P
Good job on this

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