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

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You are the Slime

by EmanP - Compo Entry

My first submission to a Ludum dare compo! This game allows you to play as a slime in order to thrive and survive... Amongst the corpses of parachuters, and the horrible war machines that are tanks and planes.

Controls: Space to split, Arrow keys to move.

How to Play:
As a small slime, avoid tanks and planes, and don't dare touch a bullet. Eat up the parachuters to grow further. You are more efficient at digesting humans.
As a medium slime, you may be able to eat a tank or plane if you are large enough, avoid bullets and protect your slimelings from tanks and planes.
As a large slime, you are a burden, and must split as you are in extreme danger from bullets, you can't move fast nor jump high.
As a herd of small slimes and medium slimes, kill off any tanks and planes threatening your small slimes, and let your small slimes eat people.
As a swarm of small slimes, split as fast as possible in order to consume as many humans whilst losing little to bullets, Safety in numbers!
As a tiny swarm, group up in a corner in order to grow into a bigger slime.

Your enemies:
The Parachuter- a tasty snack which will fall to the ground and proceed to run in a random direction. Completely harmless.
Tank- Shoots once around every 10 seconds and crushes your small slimes.
Plane- Shoots more than once around every 2 seconds and travels fast across the screen.
Bullets- Get hit by one, and you lose half of your mass AND get split in half!
Starvation- Eat constantly, as you lose 1% of your mass every second.

If you have a mass below 4, you are dead! That means you will be instantly killed by a bullet if you have a mass of 7 or below!

NOTE: the game requires Java 6 or above, if you don't have it already, get it at java.com.

The source is included, naturally. The game runs on Libgdx for java.

Current version: 1.0.1

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#377Theme3.52
#427Fun3.08
#506Overall3.08
#553Graphics2.92
#1362Coolness46%

Comments

Hambone says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 8:55pm

I take it you didn't like my game? jaja

Hambone says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 9:34pm

oh, my bad haha. I saw the F+ and assumed otherwise.

Hambone says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 9:35pm

I am not able to play your game for some reason, I really want to.

Hambone says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 11:56pm

This was really neat. I like it. Good work

Somnium says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:32am

A solid game. I like the graphics style, and it was surprisingly addictive.

The jumping height seemed a bit random occasionally, with a giant jump every once in while, between a lot of low jumps.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:14am

"Minecraft mobs meets agar.io" -IGN
^^^That's how I imagine IGN would rate it^^^
neat little game, however I thought you'd be able to swallow the tanks if your slime was big enough.

madjackmcmad says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:15am

Really hard to move, and the first time I played I couldn't figure out where I was when things started. Cool idea though, keep it up!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Loved it, very addicting and harder as you progress.

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:01pm

A good game, i have just a complain about the jumping system! It's just don't look natural to me.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Interesting concept, although the gameplay needs a faster tempo.

folex70 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:52pm

cool

Aun says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Fun game but I am not that good :) The jumps are a bit strange and sometimes I died definitively without being able to respawn. It seems that once you get hurt, you lose more than half of your weight and do not split.

Ferret says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Had a lot of trouble moving, sometimes I would teleport to the other side of the screen, and sometimes I wouldn't move at all.

djfariel says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:12am

1st Thought:
"This jumping mechanic confuses me"

Pros:
Art style was nice.
Neat idea.

Cons:
Background music would be nice :)
Controls? Do you just move REALLY slow? And jumping was inconsistent.

Overall:
If gameplay were a little more fast paced, and the controls were improved, this could be pretty fun.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:38pm

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.

Super Hamster says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:15am

Nice game! I loved growing super big but when I got to size 400 and stayed on the right side, sometimes I would just randomly shrink to nothing and I felt sad. Other then that, great game! :D

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