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

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Monster Date

by Lady Beardo - Jam Entry

Monster Date is the game that believes Monsters deserve love too!

Play the game as a <monster> seeking a <monster>.

Monster selections include:
-Mummy
-Wolfman
-Bride
-Horta
-Medusa
-Frankenstein

Will you find true love?

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness69%
#85Humor(Jam)3.84
#212Theme(Jam)3.84
#234Innovation(Jam)3.41
#359Mood(Jam)3.34
#388Fun(Jam)3.24
#464Audio(Jam)2.95
#560Overall(Jam)3.18
#692Graphics(Jam)3.03

Comments

Vaida says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:17pm

The audio is trippy in a good way. The graphics fit the style of the game. The writing is excellent; I love twine games like this! It was interesting to be able to go back in order to change the dialogue and say something that my date would prefer hearing; at the same time, this allows for character development, which in this game is hilarious. I really liked it, nice job! :)

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:52pm

This turned out fantastically, and it's even funnier than Intergalactic Alien Boy Band Conquest! Great job!

ManuelGF says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:07am

All categories are OK, but the best of them is the idea. It is really funny.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:05am

+1 for volume muting.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:11am

I thoroughly enjoyed that. I might have fallen in love, too.

sararyCow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:28am

Find love is as hard for monsters than it is for humans... :/

Nice game!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:31am

Loved the art, it fit the music and was often very expressive - the Bride's "OMG ugggh!" face made me laugh out loud. :D
The music is also very enjoyable!

Lissar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:05am

Unfortunately, no one was into me! No monster love.

Birke says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:55am

I enjoyed the writing. The music is repetitive.

juaxix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:47am

Looks like my True Love is Medusa, why am i not surprised? :)

Crowbeak says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:47am

A single run is very, very short. I understand you have a lot of combinations, but I think I'd have preferred fewer combinations with more depth.

Chadivision says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:52pm

This game is very realistic. At least I assume so because I was bad at it, and bad at dating in real life. :)

Fun game. It had a cool mood to it and was written well.

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:31am

I found my ideal match!

The dialogue options were pretty funny; I played through several times just to see the different choices. I think I liked your boy band game from last time a bit better, but it's a tough choice.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Took a few tries, but I'm going home with Frankenstein <3

McFunkypants says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Super funny! Great work.

Xanjos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:18pm

This was pretty funny to play. Absolutely loved the dialogue choices.

HappyHour says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:41am

Medusa is my kind of lady. An amusing take on the theme!

Dianouille says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:31am

Great job !

Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:06am

Ha, this is lovely!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Audio is great. That nice R&B record trip and loop. Dope! I dig it. Not much of gameplay but I can appreciate the effort.

Good job!

-Loi LeMix

Atridas says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Internet, you did it again. The approach to the theme is very interesting. Being able to talk to other monsters about current politic and society was quite enjoyable. The music feels appropriate though it sounds a bit clunky. A joyful experience overall :)

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:24pm

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.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:34am

Very funny game, I loved the humor (the recycling line for Frankensteim :D), and played it 3 times.

On the "bad" side, the sentences are somewhat obvious depending on the character you meet, and you should add more questions/answers to a date.

Drauthius says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Cool concept. The music was good but a little bit annoying at times. Why won't anyone have a second date with me? :(

Omiya Games says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:10am

I learned very quickly from this game that I am not a romantic person.

...sigh....

On criticism, is it just me, or is it oddly difficult to make out whether you're making progress or not? Outside of characters reacting positively or negatively, there seems to be no end result other than, "too bad, the date is almost over." I also couldn't tell if being a monster had any effect over the dialog. This may be just me, but I felt like a lot of my choices were inconsequential due to these details, and that isn't what I expected, or liked.

Lady Beardo says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:18am

Yes- different monsters have different interactions (try being a Frankenstein looking for a bride, for the most obvious one). And there is a good, medium, and bad answer for each question. Final result depends on how many of each you get.

Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:26pm

Hahaha, the idea is very fun for me.

Sep 8, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Haha! Brilliant use of the theme, what a great idea.

It was a shame as I missed out on the images on my first date, guess my internets was being a little slow :(

Some great dialogue written up, I like the extremely negative options you can elect for certain conversations. Some options were a little tricky to gauge what will upset/please certain monsters though.

dunin says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:14am

cool dialogs!

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