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

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Monster Run

by Sri Harsha Chilakapati - Compo Entry

Monster Run is a simple platform jumping game, developed in just under 10 hours including art and music. The mechanics are incredibly simple, all you need is perfect timing to make the monster jump by hitting the SPACEBAR key. The game is made in Java 8 and requires a GPU with OpenGL 3.2 or more with core profile.

Who said that Monsters necessarily need to be bad huh?

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Enrymion says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24am

Windows version does not launch for me.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:30am

So hard!

Windows version worked fine for me.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:39pm


You need to have Java 8 installed, it's a Java game. And then you need a GPU that is capable of running OpenGL 3.3 graphics. The reason I chose these limits is that I made this game using a 3D game engine, with bill board graphics. So in general it needs the requirements.

If you still cannot launch the game, try running the game from command line with the command java -jar Monster-Run.exe and post me the console output so that I can solve this issue.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:47pm


It's not hard, actually it was completely random. My best is 15 till now. The platform generation is completely random, I used the randomRange method to get a random value in a range and created the platform there. Glad I was able to finish the game first, would have tweaked the values if I had got more time.

And more over, this is the second time I made an endless sidescroller game. Thanks for the input, will try to improve my skills over time.

keddelzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Nice game. I always die at the thorns -.-

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:53pm

@keddelzz You can always cheat, reduce the size of the thorns image inside the jar, and they will appear small in the game. :)

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Cute and complete game. Would be more fun if it was faster- maybe with a smaller, less sluggish feeling character? Maybe some physics? But you've got a complete game here and that's the whole point, so great job!

Stending says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Pretty cool little game, especially if you made it in only 10hours alone!

Sep 8, 2015 @ 1:15pm


Thanks for the comment, I actually didn't have left myself more time for polishing the game, due to college and stuff. I'll sure try to implement your suggestions soon.


Thanks a lot, it's really a lot hard this time, and fortunately things all went smooth for me. And thanks for the vote, your game looks so cool by the way too.

MAnimal says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 1:17pm

everytime when i met the black bush i cant made it.

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