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

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Island Terror

by TooMuchPete - Compo Entry

NOTE: I recently fixed an issue with the Windows and Linux builds lacking the _data folder, it should work now.

In this game you are the monster, in the most obvious and literal way possible. Stave off hunger by eating islanders who are just trying to go about their business.

If you go too long between meals, you'll starve to death, but the island's cities will try to prevent you from eating their citizens by keeping them at home when you're on the loose!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#477Theme3.38
#771Fun2.54
#774Humor1.78
#820Innovation2.31
#822Mood2.24
#833Graphics2.27
#856Overall2.58

Comments

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:54am

Arrow keys a bit mixed up (i.e. up and down)

Jod says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Pretty cool, it worked well.

Would be great to have some kind of goal, like eating a 100 villagers.

Yamzho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:40pm

I wish that really had happened during the Survivor show... Nice game overall.

elmoGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Game fits the theme and works fine. Some Varieties would be great.

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:46pm

Fun idea, it's quite difficult to control the monster

Shinmera says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:02pm

The Data folder is missing from the Windows download, making it impossible to play. The web version worked fortunately enough.

Generally the game gets repetitive pretty quick. This could be fixed by adding additional elements to the game such as enemies for the monster, such as villagers with spears, change of environment by having villagers build things for you to destroy and so forth.

Additionally it would be nice if you could attack the villages themselves in order to destroy them completely. That would also provide for some form of a goal, instead of just trying to chase villagers for as long as possible.

The graphics are fine, though it is a bit strange that the monster and terrain has nicely textured sprites, while the villagers and villages themselves remain mere circles.

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Cool game overall. Controls are a bit tough though..

TooMuchPete says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Shinmera: thanks for letting me know about the build problem, I'll get that fixed up right now!

vividhelix says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:12pm

Nicely done, I found it hard to figure out which side is facing forward but it was fun running around eating people. Yum!

daveh says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:19pm

Usually people don't like tank controls, but I think they worked well here, it made for nice fluid movement.

Granat says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:23pm

I really liked the mechanic where villagers who spot you warn the village. It was a fun but challenging game. Nicely done!

Xanjos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Pretty solid entry. I liked the idea of the terror meter preventing islanders leaving the safe confines of their village.

games-placeo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:17pm

I felt lost at times in terms of an objective. That being said it was a good game.

liquidmedia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:57am

Nice game, runs smooth, it did not seems to the samething on one screen.

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:57am

I like this game's theme, and performance almost pretty

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