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

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Caught in the Web

by Doccrazy - Compo Entry

Build a perfect trap to catch and eat the poor, innocent flies trying to reach the magic land beyond the open window.

++++++++++++ Controls +++++++++++++++++
Mouse: Aim jump
LMB: Hold to let go of surface, release to grab back on
1-3: Select tool: None/structural thread/sticky thread
F: Show forces on threads

++++++++++++ Building +++++++++++++++++
Remember that sticky thread is quite fragile, but the only way to catch prey. Build a scaffolding of structure thread to stabilize your devious trap.

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# GAME REQUIRES JAVA 8 #
# Java 7 will not work #
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Ratings

Coolness55%
#60Innovation3.83
#189Overall3.53
#192Fun3.45
#229Audio3.21
#357Mood3.14
#400Graphics3.21
#408Theme3.48
#460Humor2.70

Comments

avultima says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

Oddly satisfying to jump around. I did not even notice the wind mechanic at first. Those flies are hard to catch. Flies should definitely stay on the screen longer. A way to charge your jump for speed would seem appropriate too.

Nice work.

fatSquirrel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40am

Fun concept, I liked building the web. I feel like having both the sticky web break easily and a limited number of webs too difficult. It was really rewarding to catch a fly in my web. Also I collided with a fly mid jump sending me to my doom :D.

Pusty says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:41am

I'm not good at being a spider :D
Nice game!

namrog84 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:57am

I would have liked a few more webs on the first level (learning) felt like I had too few. neat concept! i like it!

gene-z says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Good work, Nice gameplay, great idea

pighead10 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:18pm

Tricky, but a really good idea and a really nice mechanic. I enjoyed this game a lot. The amount of charge on your jump could have been more intuitive - I didn't know whether I was going to reach my destination or whether I could control it.

colozz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:19pm

You litteraly are a monster in this game.
Nice mechanics, the audio is pretty, a nice simple game

Mister_Melon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Overall I loved this game, I found all the mechanics to be innovative and I overall really had fun building the web and found it oh so satisfying when I caught a fly, it suited the theme perfectly and in a very unique way, I did however find that the art style could have been polished a little better, I liked the playful audio and I think it suited the vibe the game was giving and helped to provide an excellent mood, overall an excellent game, great job.

Potato & Taco says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Nice game, I liked it.

pixzleone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Nice music, hard game :)

Mimus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:23am

I love it! very very very fun game!

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:27am

Great idea, a like being a spider. Mechanic is really good. Congratulations.

Logan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Really neat idea! It was a little tricky to get the hang of it at first, but trying to come up with a good, sturdy web ended up being a lot of fun.

I'll agree that the game should have started with a level with more abundant webs, to give the player a better chance to get used to things.

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

I love spideys , but cute ones :P

bradur says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Fun game! The web physics were quite impressive. The game was a little hard to play & understand at first but after getting used to it the system was pretty good. Good job!

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