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

Back to Browse Entries

life was beatiful

by x1212 - Jam Entry

Try to let your people survive as long as possible.
Build Houses for your workers to gather food (by hunting rabbits), clothes (by hunting foxes) and wood.
You need food to survive, clothes to hire workers, and wood to build they houses.
Over time other people will join you, and they will eat your food.

The food-chain on this island works as follows:
- Trees spawn Grass
- Rabbits eat Grass and spawn more Rabbits
- Foxes eat Rabbits and spawn more Foxes

WASD to control camera
Select the type of worker you want to build a house for and click where you want to place it.
A house costs 5 wood.
A worker needs 2 clothes to spawn.
Food is consumed over time, if none is left your people will begin to starve to death.

I fear the connection between this game and the theme is not obvious this time, but we at least tried to have one ...

Idea, Sound and parts of the Graphics by HûntSt°rJonny
Code, Graphics and parts of the Idea by x1212

Font by "" (
Also thanks to the developers of the Godot Game Engine ( for sharing this great tool as Open Source.

Downloads and Links




TheZoq2 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:08am

Pretty interesting game though it was a bit hard to understand what was going on at times. It would have been nice if there was an indicator for when you are about to run out of resources. It would also have been nice if the controlls allowed you to pan the camera instead of just rotating it.

Even though the music sounded a bit strange in the beginning, I really liked it after a while.

micdoodle8 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:22pm

I wasn't able to run it on windows, I'll give it a shot on Ubuntu later. It appears to crash on the game engine splash screen with no error :/

lanestp says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:35pm

OSX64 version crashes on start. Sorry :-(

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Shows promise, I killed all of the animals then everyone died. Also the camera is a bit difficult to controlled.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:47pm

Amazing! Very good concept.

Cosine says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Won't run on Windows for me :(

kaitokidi says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:08pm

the game crashes :_ (

x1212 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Ok, tried this on my Windows 7 and it looks like only the 64-Bit release in the link with new versions works ... not sure why yet ... everything worked fine in wine ...

KingGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:43pm

Very Good Game! Amazing Graphics, Gameplay, and overall fun!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Seems a little buggy, but good entry nonetheless :)

darklightteam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Not a bad idea, far from the theme and it's easy to waste resources and get stuck (for example I've build wood houses but somehow my wood remains at 4 constantly and then, it was impossible to build a new wood house). A "Sell house" option is missing.

WizzardMaker says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Neat game, the theme is not really hit and the sound of killing a fox sounds a bit weird, but everything else is rather good

sergicollado says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:44pm

In windows doesn't start, I'll play later from my linux :(

sergicollado says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:48pm

I like graphics, the control is hard, it needs more feedback to know what is happening. The idea it's awesome, humans are the true monster of this world :P

BlackQuiltro says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:23am

Nice idea! Far from the theme but I liked it. Nice music, I liked it a lot, very weird but fit the theme for me.

Perhaps it needed some sort of score like total population or something. I would slow down a bit the speed for tree chopping and fox killing so you can try more combinations before running out of resources!

kaitokidi says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:00am


stevenlr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Nice game, I like the graphics style. Not so the music though. I ran out of foxes pretty early unfortunately. The game mechanics are simple but well executed. Camera control feels a bit clunky, for it is not too much of a problem when playing the game.

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Nice graphics - I just wish I could take a closer look at my population on demand, rather than zooming in and hoping that somebody would run past the camera :P

My bottleneck was wood... I never saw trees regrow, so, eventually, even a single woodcutter would cut the last trunk, no grass, starving the rabbits, starving the foxes, and the humans, too...

It's really fun to play, setting a few houses, and listening to the fox(?) noise :P

veoviscool12 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Interesting game :) Reminds me of You Must Destroy the Tower.

peecestudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:30am

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!! It was hard to understand though and how much everything cost but then i figured it out. Loved the day change and shadows!

KaiseanGames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:36pm

Cool concept! It would have been better if the UI shown somehow the amount each building costs. And sometimes it's unclear how each building benefits you. But it's nice! The style reminds me of Darwinia :)

puppetmaster says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Nice entry, cool day and night switch, thx for voting mine.

struffy says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:41pm

I like the graphics style and changing light - that in itself has the potential as effecting the game - id had not thought of that!

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]