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

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Hydrated, a game where Hera sends you, a Hydra, off on a great quest to eat ALL of the people.


Really, really high scores are possible, so we added a global leaderboard to track it! Play against your friends!

That being said, the game gets progressively harder, to the point that the game will lag significantly. It is all part of the game, have fun!

ASWD or Arrows to move (or right click)
SPACE to eat people (or left click)
1 and 2 or mouse wheel to scroll
The hydra always points toward the mouse, use it to move!

The leaderboard is currently viewable at the end of the game, but we are working on getting it onto this page if we can too.

**NOTE: We fixed the extreme lag from preventing the final wave, making the game beatable (still may lag near the end). The original is still linked as well.

Coming Soon:
Port to gamepad
Possible port to Applet

Hail Hydra!

Downloads and Links




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

Couldn't run :(

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/embed/swing/JFXPanel
at TnT.ld.ld33.LD33.start(
at TnT.ld.ld33.LD33.main(
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.embed.swing.JFXPanel

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:43am

It was hard to tell if the people are enjoying it or not but I got 200 tentacles and that's good enough for me. Truly we are the monsters.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:51am

It didn't run for me. Windows 7, 64 bit. Java 1.7.0_40.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:52am

Couldn't run on Linux:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/embed/swing/JFXPanel
at TnT.ld.ld33.LD33.start(
at TnT.ld.ld33.LD33.main(
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.embed.swing.JFXPanel
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
... 2 more

nic says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:57am

I turned into a green ball. 10/10

Qaterknan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:29am

Sadly I didn't encounter the army defense because the game started lagging. Up to that point the game is not very challenging - I just watched my head-count grow.

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:55am

Well, it's not visually attractive but it's always fun to watch tentacles noming stuff around. It won't win anything but as least made me laugh.

Bloodyaugust says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:07am

A good start on a game, for sure. It didn't seem like there was any pressure though, just grow a hundred heads and hold space. Definitely something that could be taken further!

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:33am

No web version :( pain

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:44am

Couldn't run, tried with java.exe on Windows 7, nothing happened, just said "couldn't load main class."

duskpn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:58am

It crashed after the tutorial, but skipping it it worked fine

I made a hydra-ball and my computer started overheating.

It gets pretty heavy on the cpu with a lot of heads (and self sustainable), but this is way too much fun.

Check it out: (a few seconds later it was at more than 900 heads)

tweedle says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:22am

It's fun eating people, and I like the progression of adding tentacles. I can see where the game is going, but it isn't quite there yet.

kiroukou says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:41am

It is a good start some something cooler.
The gameplay isn't really fun at the moment, that fealing of eating people isn't very rewarding, lack of feedbacks.

Afenda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:08pm

Good game ! i have 300 tentacles awesome !!!

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:27pm

I wonder, why the original hydra didn't use that tactic to allow people beheading it - once a puny hero with cauterize tactics arrives, it could easily eat that one - and that hero couldn't even share that the tactic worked.

A simple concept, but really fun to play a green 200something tentacle ball, wreaking havoc over that city ^_^

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:45pm

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.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:27pm

well, it didnt seem like the leaderboard worked but I killed a lot of dudes and then the entire world was knights. it was a



UrbanHelsing says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:08am

Fun, but gets slow after a few minutes. Reminds me of my game.

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