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

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Tasty Humans

by Wilson - Compo Entry

You are one of three kinds of monster, and you like eating humans. Eat as many as you can before you lose your connection with the physical world!

Three different monsters with different skill sets and five different levels. See if you can eat all the humans, and if so try for the best possible time.


Controls
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Arrow Keys to move around. Move on humans to eat them.
Use letter keys to activate abilities. Shown in the monster info, for instance to activate (R)age you press R.

Humans act slower than you, only taking actions whenever their cooldowns reach zero.
They start unaware, then turn orange when alerted (while orange they will shout warnings to other humans within 4 tiles whenever they take an action), after a time they turn light green and stop shouting warnings.

The blue Watchmen shout warnings in a much larger area.
The orange Guards only have an initial cooldown of two before taking their first action.

Switch your monster in the main menu with the arrow keys. Read about their abilities below.


Credits
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Sounds effects made with SFXR from http://www.drpetter.se/project_sfxr.html

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#167Fun3.50
#218Theme3.77
#218Innovation3.41
#241Overall3.43
#333Audio3.00
#380Mood3.11
#481Humor2.67
#632Graphics2.77
#1578Coolness41%

Comments

Ferret says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:54am

Very cool, I enjoyed playing this! Would be nice if there was some way to see how far people can alert others.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:58am

Very reminiscent of old PC ascii games!

Wilson says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:00pm

@Ferret - yeah, some way of indicating the sight/shouting areas would have been really nice, but I just ran out of time to do it in a decent, reliable way.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:55pm

This game has all the charm.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Really good game !

Arg410 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Wonderful :)

EmanP says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:13pm

I feel the wraith may be the best monster to use in all maps. Other than humans running off the premises, which is bothersome, I don't feel threatened by humans becoming alarmed.. Necroghoul may be the most challenging to play.

kidando says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:43pm

I was worried by the long list of instructions but after I began playing the game, it was simple and pretty smart mechanic. I liked it. Some music would have been good. Congrats on submitting your game!!!

Wilson says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:39am

@EmanP - I hoped that the different maps would suit certain monsters better than others, but Wraith is good. On certain maps with lots of doors I hoped the Rage ability on the Demon would be useful. Necroghoul probably is most challenging due to the very limited time you get.

@kidando - yeah, the 'tutorial' wasn't great, I would have liked to do something smoother and interactive, but didn't have time. Music is beyond my skills, sadly :) Thanks for the comment.

dsoft20 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Nice, I really like the idea of limited moves.
The visual are simple but very functional, they reminds me of old roguelikes!

stoarch says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Good game. Some stats will be helpful.

Electron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Good , looking like the old games ,

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Had a cool nostalgic feel to it, really good idea and well thought out
good job!

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