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

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Foul Monster

by BPO_Jeff - Jam Entry

My second Ludum Dare. Enjoy! I'll write a post-mortem after I finally get some SLEEP! Follow me on Twitter at @BPOutlaws or check out my devBlog for the post-mortem (or look on here, of course). Learned a lot on this project, had a blast, grew some grey hairs!

I like to think this little guy speaks for pretty much all of us toward the end of a Ludum Dare deadline. ;)

Twitter: @BPOutlaws
devBlog: http://bulletproofoutlaws.com/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#46Graphics(Jam)4.50
#81Theme(Jam)4.09
#119Fun(Jam)3.68
#155Humor(Jam)3.57
#167Overall(Jam)3.68
#507Mood(Jam)3.14
#745Innovation(Jam)2.73
#2273Coolness10%

Comments

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37am

Very entertaining game! Love the graphics, especially the dragon!

gnuwilliam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Love the graphics!

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:04pm

Had a lot of fun destroying everything, animations are gorgeous! Good work !

BPO_Jeff says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:36am

Thanks everyone! Glad you liked it :D

Felipe Tasca says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:57am

Well done! Very fun... the game crashed with me in the level 4, in the moment that I was killing a lot of people. =(

5/5 for the graphics!

Sicilica says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:22am

Love the graphics! A little more depth to the gameplay would have been nice (just spamming dash from left to right seemed to be waay to effective ;p), but a good job overall!

m3_on says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:19am

Wow! The graphics and animation are great and I love the simple yet engaging structure of the game, very cool!

paracatgames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:24am

Cool game! Love the graphics. Very polished. Not a criticism, but I really wanted to jump/fly higher for some reason? I would enjoy a future version that included sky creatures or some reason to jump.

Wefiends says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:43am

Really pretty game. Wish the text instructions didn't stay on screen the whole time, kind of ruined the beautiful sprites you made. Otherwise it was really fun until I felt like I was starting to get RSI.

daydalus says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:19am

Loved the artwork and style to fit the theme, and the gratuitous angry F-bombs. A hungry swearing dragon is always great. He needs a fire attack! I got to level 5? and killed everything but it didn't advance. Other than that, no issues. Nice work, I had fun.

Bloodyaugust says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:14am

Great entry!

guoboism says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:52am

Really entertaining game! The dragon is really cool!

hinerz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:36pm

This is a really simple but fun to play game! Everything was really polished and it felt good to play :)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:25pm

I found this monster to have the same emotions as me generally. XD Great game! I included it in part 8 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/tto3rRaLBXQ

Polith Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:25pm

Very nice game.
Perhaps the interface has been slightly polluted, but it's still a great game.

BoyWithStick says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:07am

Really entertaining. Definitely how I was during the last 10 minutes before submission hour. Dashing back and forth was very effective in staying alive. Loved the graphics, animation and camera effects. Cool Game!

Jelinib says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:02am

I somehow kept forgetting that I could jump, and was pretty much only chomping and dashing. So I ended up getting grounded--quite literally!

http://i.imgur.com/3kcTxIW.png

I think it happens when I spam dashing attacks near the edge of the screen? Maybe chomping? I'm not 100% sure.

Soon after that was the point where I remembered I could jump, only after seeing all those "JUMP INCREASE" things on the edge of my tunnel vision. So then I spammed jump a lot on the next level, and was able to go super high, like, way-off-screen-for-a-few-seconds high! It didn't seem intentional, so I thought I had maybe broken something unintentionally.

And then after I killed the last of the people by jumping, I was not advanced to the next level. So then I thought I had broken something else again.

So then I figured I'd let myself starve to death and end it that way. The bar reached zero... and then refilled itself. I then thought, maybe it's just doing the reverse of what was happening while I was eating stuff earlier (as in, when I'd keep eating after the hunger bar was full, the bar would then suddenly jump down to 1/3rd or so... but was that actually a glitch too?!).

Figuring that I probably had like 200 stomachs to go through, I put the game out of its misery and cut off its life support.

I'm sorry I broke your game so bad! Sometimes it feels like a curse. But the art is great, the moves feel smooth, satisfying crunching, and overall really fun (and funny) game! Stellar job!

BPO_Jeff says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Awesome, thanks everyone! Psyched to see people liked it! :) I'm thinking about doing it up as a full game next!

Jelinib: Maybe that's all actually part of the game and it's SO META that YOU feel like the monster for breaking the game and that's actually the TRUE intention of the design!

...no I am just super amateur at coding lol glad you had fun before you BROKE ALL MY HARD WORK ;) lol

rudra says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:09am

Loved the graphics, specially the animations of the monster. Overall a great fun game. Good Job!

tanis says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:15am

Any chance for a Mac version? :-P

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:44pm

Great work! Cool graphics and music! Love how I can give no fucks at everything xp
I had the same problem that @Jelinib had! Also I went up to level 10... Does it end at some point?

Louspirit says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Very good graphics and physics! At the beginning I didnt understand why I couldnt jump.
Crashed at level 4 too.

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