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

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Monster Training Simulator 2015

by iossif - Compo Entry

Welcome to the Monster Training Simulator 2015!

In order to become a monster, you need to undergo some training. If you fail, your monster status will be revoked!


Done in ~10 hours by myself - @iossif

I had ideas and plans for roughly 20 levels but as usual, i found less time than i'd like to make the game. In the current version there are 3 finished levels:

- The Siren Challenge: Sing to lure in the ships
- The King Challenge: Attack planes that attack you
- The Ghost Challenge: Scare people with good timing

I hope you like it. Feedback is welcome!

If you are interested in other games i did, visit

Downloads and Links




Lynx says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:02am

Very cool collection of mini games. The third one with the ship is just way too hard for me haha. But then again I'm a hunt and pecker kind of typer.

Well done.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:32pm

I like it! The art style is fantastic!
Sometimes it didn't register a letter no matter how many times i clicked it.

iossif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:17pm

@linus: there is a built in spam protection. maybe that did prevent the button. i will see if it needs to be less strict.

LucaRedwood says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Cute! I too think the reduced palette works well and binds everything together nicely

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Great work! I really enjoyed playing this.

ccglp says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:48pm

Well done. I think that this can be a nice rhytm game

GameQuester says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:51pm

That scream! Nice little mini game collection with pretty good graphics. I liked it.

iossif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:56pm

recording that scream with open doors was not smart. my little one got pretty spooked :D

Romaing says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:11pm

I enjoyed the mini games !
The anims are fun, and the gameplay works well, good job

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:15pm

Love the mini-games and the art is really great :)

Andrew Adams says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Fun little typing style game. I also found the boat level a bit too difficult, but nice challenge overall. Well done.

ovenchips says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Great concept - I love typing-based games (Typing of the Dead anyone?). :D All you need is more games and I'd be sitting here playing for a lot longer. Good job!

LeafThief says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:14am

Glorious art and the sound effects had me laughing. I loved the MONSTROUS drill instructor.
The siren scene was adorable :D

Zenkerdus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:05am

Bit clueless at first on what to do until i noticed the letters.
Good work!

Tortoise says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Realy like it! Simple art style was nice and everything worked together well. But this does remind me of how bad I am at typing :)

StaNov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:45pm

It's obvious, this isn't your first game :) Nice minigames, nice animations, nice soundeffects!

gcrsaldanha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Thanks for this game! It's put a smile on my face while watching the animations hahaha :)

local minimum says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:11pm

I particularly liked the first mini-games calling out to the ship so it flowed backwards. The second one, I did press the correct letter when over the correct tile, but maybe it wasn't centered enough. If it needed to be centered, I think that should have been made clearer. This was the only part I never completed. I general a good game and well worked graphics.

iossif says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:58pm

i got some feedback regarding the unclear ghost level. i think about how i can make it more clear what to do in that one for the post-LD version.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Simple, but very well made. I included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

iossif says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:56pm

thanks for the video!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:40pm

This is a great idea and a great little game. Love the art and the different stages. Very clever. But, I suck at touch typing so it was too hard for me. Couldn't quite get through all 3 stages. Good job on the game.

orange08 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:47pm

it took me a while to figure out this was a typing game... needs a tutorial that says "this is a typing game" to clear that up or something. They were fun little minigames, though :) Good job!

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:19pm

This is cute, although sometimes it seemed to not get the letter that I typed correctly (or maybe it was showing the wrong letter). Also, it might be more fun if there was more time to type and maybe more things to type?

iossif says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:29pm

i had way more planned but reality did strike and cut down my programming hours :(
i will add it to the list for the post-LD build!

GBGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Heh, I laughed at the drill sergeant.

Typing games! It seems that it dealt only with a subset of keys, and I wonder why.

It took me a few tries to understand why I had failed in the last challenge.

The graphics were very cohesive, although the sound effects were rough.

iossif says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:42pm

i did choose a subset (basically 8 buttons only) to make it a bit easier.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:06pm


nice mini game thing!

took me a bit to understand the scare game

but then i got it

and i'm a monster now!

good one!

good job!

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Cute graphics and lovely mini games. Well managed with such a minimal colors. Good job!

rudra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:25pm

I really liked this one. Good job!

SlayerEXE says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:58am

Nice minigames. Great art style, and I love the army references, very funny. Too hard sometimes xD

freaknarf says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:33am

Funny typing minigames :) Simple and short game, and nice pixel art.

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