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

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Monster Taxi

by AtomicVikings - Jam Entry

*** ATTENTION ***
If the web version is running slow, try the desktop version.
The slowdown is likely caused by "jam-code" and/or poor execution of the GWT compiler.


Hey there!

This is our 6th Ludum Dare entry! We hope you'll enjoy it!

This game is about Ared Mudul, a monster from outer space who _really_ wants to get away from earth. In order to do this, he needs money to buy the Atomic Space Warp-drive. How will he get said money? It's obvious! He converted his space ship into a taxi cab and you'll have to help him get off this planet full of filthy "hoomans".

The game was written from scratch using Java and LibGDX.
The entire process was streamed to the awesome livecoding.tv at:

Team-Channel:
http://livecoding.tv/atomicvikings

Member-Channel:
http://livecoding.tv/c64gamer
http://livecoding.tv/metaldemon

Controls:

Arrow keys to move.
Space closes menus and restarts the game when prompted.

"Go transport some hoomans, hooman!"

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#179Audio(Jam)3.56
#225Humor(Jam)3.41
#576Innovation(Jam)2.94
#638Overall(Jam)3.08
#644Theme(Jam)3.29
#688Fun(Jam)2.85
#722Graphics(Jam)2.97
#748Mood(Jam)2.81
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:27am

Holy lag batman, but good music.

Darkflint says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:37am

It´s fun, but i have to say, i liked Vikea more. But still, a very fun game. And completey fitting the theme!

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:39am

*** ATTENTION ***
If the web version is running slow, try the desktop version.
The slowdown is likely caused by "jam-code" and/or poor execution of the GWT compiler.

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:47am

Really laggy at times but cool idea

MattV says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:50am

Web version is super unplayable! Maybe just take it down... But once I got past that the game was solid.

cxsquared says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:54am

Really fun game. Nice and simple and the dialog is pretty funny. Good work.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:29am

Controls were a little twitchy but I like the aesthetic. I can't seem to figure out how to drop off passengers, though?

magtraxx says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:46am

Another great game from the vikings. Love the idea, love the music, love the sweet graphics. Who said monsters need to be bad? :) All Thumps up !

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Great music and SFX. I also love this thing called Internet.

Wevel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Fun game, quite difficult to control the space ship

MoreRPG Team says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:40pm

Interesting

folex70 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:45pm

running slow in my chrome windows 10

azakhary says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:51pm

I think I crashed that taxi really bad... Controls a bit twitchy but not really bad, was pretty nice

mantis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Ran without problems for me on web version, fun times have been had :D

celisoft says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Good & funny game. Better than Vikea !

justinooncx says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Crash-landed beside a customer, left with my severed head.

After standing there for 3 seconds, customer entered my head anyway.

10/10

Coruja says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Not so much easy to play, but is a very fun game.

randoman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:50am

Couldn't find the airport, arrows pointed me to go left and after a while to go right but I never found the airport between them XD
It was kinda hard to control the space ship, it felt a little heavy, but I still enjoyed the game. Congrats on the entry!

guoboism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:05am

Fun game! I like the talking drive delivering.
But how to get new passengers?

Clurect says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:29am

the dialog was funny

Crefossus says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:19am

Polished entry with nice graphic feel, fitting sound and sfx, and decent humor.

It's a bit difficult to control the airship and crashing into buildings at first wasn't intuitive to me. Not sure how to adjust it, perhaps more immediate controls to the ship? It takes a long time to go up if you're falling down, which slows the overall gameplay. Maybe a speed boost button and nitro pickups?

After playing a while I got much better, yet still felt the pang of bordem - what keeps interest in taxi mode in GTA? Killing people on the way, scaring the passenger, jumps and shortcuts..? Perhaps it's the lack of reward feedback when dropping each person off and the sometimes difficulty in finding new passengers that holds it back too.

In any case, still impressive total effort and I appreciate all the ludum dare jokes :)

euske says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:51am

Nice graphics and audio. It's not easy to find a new customer. I liked the humor.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Funny game!

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