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

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Release the Monster

by MiniBobbo - Jam Entry

Dr. Destructo is ANGRY! He had a perfect plan but it was ruined because of his INCOMPETENT MINIONS! What is a mad genius to do?

Summon a monster to investigate and destroy any minions who messed up the plan!

Release the Monster is a point and click adventure game in the style of the old Lucas Arts adventure games (Monkey Island, Indiana Jones, etc). It is a complete games with a variety of puzzles (the hardest one has the option of just skipping it if you are feeling lame), 5 minions to investigate, and annoying sounds.

This game was made with Adventure Game Studio, so unfortunately is only available for Windows. Sorry OSX and Linux users!

Gameplay is easy. Right click to cycle through actions (walk, talk, interact, read mind, destroy, etc.). Press escape to bring up the menu. When you are done talk to Dr Destructo to get your score. The highest possible score is 5.

Everything was created within the jam timeframe. This would have been a compo entry if it wasn't for a work project...

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#24Humor(Jam)4.21
#78Theme(Jam)4.10
#79Fun(Jam)3.81
#105Overall(Jam)3.83
#211Mood(Jam)3.56
#361Innovation(Jam)3.23
#465Graphics(Jam)3.53
#501Audio(Jam)2.86

Comments

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:33am

That's a really cool twist on the theme! Funny as well. Good job!

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:20am

PLease OS X/web version! :(

gv1351 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22am

I like your pixel art

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:24am

Please web build.

Vycerys says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:27am

Great job! Funny dialogue and interesting take on the theme.

MiniBobbo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:37am

Hi all wanting a web build.

You and me both... Unfortunately Adventure Game Studio only compiles to Windows. I think I could get it to Linux, but the OS/X ports don't work with the updated OS. Something with Allegro 3 incompatibility (what AGS is built on).

I wish I could do something other than Windows only, but not possible. Maybe if I get a custom adventure game engine written before the next Ludum Dare...

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:25am

Great job, I dig it!

This plays in Linux under WINE.

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:03am

I liked the concept, monster-as-detective was an interesting twist. I'm not sure what the point of the beds puzzle was, and I have no idea if I was right or wrong, but the interactions were amusing and everything was very well written.

dosmaen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:14am

Well written and fun. :)

duskpn says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:15am

Pretty cool game! The mistery got me really hooked on it! The dialogues are pretty funny too. The game crashed on me the first time though!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:25am

The dialogue was quite funny, I enjoyed the parody of cartoonish villain plans.
I felt a little bad I fried the first dude without any proof, but at least the game provided me with an excuse afterwards. :D

Kizler says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:27am

This game is great! I kept hearing the master speak in James Avery's voice every time he spoke. I want more from these characters! Well... the remaining ones.

MiniBobbo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:04pm

@wolvesbaneteam Whoops! You weren't supposed to be able to fry Leo until after you had proof but I turned on the guilty flag to quickly test the summoning circle code and I forgot to turn it off before submitting! Good catch! I've fixed it and will upload the replacement this evening. Thanks for playing!

@emptyrealhell. The bed puzzle is actually useless in the game currently up tthere because you need to solve it to prove Leo is guilty. However since I forgot to reset the Leo guilty flag the game just assumes he is guilty without the puzzle being solved. The latest version will fix this.

This is a great reason to not do all your testing and submitting late at night because you miss little things like this.

Thanks for all the kind comments and suggestions everyone!

spotco says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:02am

very well written!

merzlot says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:19am

If you want something done right, do it yourself
— Dr. Destructo

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:08am

I love monster style and I laughed reading the mind at minions xD. Good job

jojocanard says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:18am

Cute, funny, interesting to play !
I had to start over the game to see the ending because I didn't kill the minions immediately : I came to see Dr Destructo before and it ended the game.

Mikhail says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:31am

Really good game!! I really liked it!! Great Job and keep up the good work!

aucguy says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:38am

That was a great game and was pretty fun.

Biruts says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:00am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Solid point and click fun!
Nice pixel art and well scripted, fun entry!

dunin says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:33am

I love this game!
(just: backgrounds are weird, sometimes blurreds..)
The bed puzzle is really cool.
Cool humour.
Like a good old point'n click.
Congratulations!

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