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

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Under the bed

by ManicTheNobody - Compo Entry

You are the monster under a child's bed. Kill Knightmares to score points. In the beginning, new Knightmare spawn every 15 seconds. The spawn rate ramps up every minute.

I made this game in HTML5 with canvas and javascript with jQuery, a platform I had, until Friday morning when I was doing my traditional Ludum Dare warm-up "game", only worked with for a grand total of about 3 hours. It was an enjoyable experience, and while the game isn't terrific(you can definitely tell I'm not an artist), I'm happy with the final result.

If you're playing on the embedded version, you won't have seen the controls. They are as follows:
WASD or Arrow Keys to move
Left Click to summon a Fright
Right Click to perform a Dark Blast

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YerghaizVerot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:17am

The monster looks pretty good, for the style of art you used, and how it oozed out from under the bed was neat. I'm not really sure what it is I'm fighting/killing/scaring, and some sort of difficulty ramp would have been a welcome touch. All in all, not too shabby :D

Benjaminsen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:20pm

Quite good for 3 hours :)

Jakob37 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:03pm

I think you have a nice potential here. I would be nice with some ramping of the difficulty or winning condition, (or if I missed it, faster ramping). I liked the floating-animation of the main character, nice effect with the shadow changing size. Definitely well done for three hours :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:58pm

I'm afraid people are misreading the 3 hours thing. I had 3 hours experience with the development method before I started. I worked on the game for maybe 10 hours in total.

LastLeaf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:33am

I suggest you have a try without jQuery, but a framework designed for canvas games. I could do better with game frameworks.

Gaspard_ says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:39pm

The game is a bit easy.

I noticed you can move forwards backwards, didn't really use it though.
"knightmares" is a nice pun :)

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:33pm

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.

ccglp says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Good little game here, for 3 hours it's a great game indeed, looking forward to see your work in next LD

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:54pm

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.

cambrian_era says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:10am

Cool for three hours, I didn't mind the scratchy graphics. Had trouble making the fright hit anything, tho.

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