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

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What Have I Become?

by Birke - Compo Entry

Post jam version is out! Go play it at

War Games meets The Matrix

As the sole but mortally wounded survivor on a scouting mission you have been placed in a virtual simulation. Your goal is to piece your own memories together before you die into viable strategies that can be used against the synthetics. Something doesn't seem right though...

Input : Mouse

My own thoughts on the game:
Normally I go for very mechanics focused games so doing one that tries to tell a story and even one where the game is essentially lying to you was a bit of a challenge. I had a lot of fun coming up with the text for the game and also putting in all the glitches that appears as you play. Playtesting revealed that it needed to be clearer what was actually going on so I ended up relying more on the info box than I initially had planned. I also think there should have been a lot more glitches towards the end of the game!

Font is from from Rest is made by me

Tools used:
Bosca Ceiol (first time I used it, finally an easy to use music editor!)

If you leave a comment I'd love to hear what you think the narrative was!

Downloads and Links




ENDESGA says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:36am

Wow, great game you have here :)

DavidErosa says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:08am

Amazing, a really polished game! The only problem I got was after "finishing"? it. The web got redirected to your twitter account, but with a malformed URL. I couldn't see the ending because of that :(

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:17am

Very neat concept!

Birke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:46am

@DavidErosa Whops! You are right! Thanks for pointing that out. It is fixed now :)

Larzan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:47am

Wow, that was awesome. Great concept, very well implemented, really polished!

Blobo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Amazing Game! Really well done and polished. Great use of the theme. on occasion the "feild" in which the simulation took would glitch out and slide around though. actually, im not sure if that intensional or not. i know on one level they ended up overlapping, and it looked pretty sloppy though.

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:02pm

Really cool game

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Really cool!

Birke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:39pm

@Blobo that was on purpose but on the two island level it does look a bit weird. Decided to leave it in though since it took a surprising amount of effort to make the whole thing look glitchy enough

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:04pm

Really good!

This could definitely be expanded and it'd be niiiiiice

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:06pm

I really enjoyed the visual art style and the glitchy effects, with clever puzzles!

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:05am

Concept is very cool. Game is well polished. Theme is well used. Congratulations

Fonserbc says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:48am

A lot of polishing here! The visuals effects are really nice, good job!

adsilcott says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:04pm

Love the stylized interface, and the way the story gets darker as it goes along.

jrserjeant says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:58pm

Great game really enjoyed playing this one. But not a clue about the narrative.

Xanjos says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:19pm

I actually like how the UI's glitchy effects starts revealing that something's definitely not right as you progress through the game.

collaboration says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Game for a logic and killing time. Good game, nothing else. =)

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:37am

I'm not sure what happened or what is real anymore. A+ On graphics, mood and theme.

guoboism says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:01am

The mechanism is solid. I love the details indicating the instability of system. Really nice game.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:32pm

Very nice!

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Really liked how the program broke down over time. Not completely sure what happened story wise :)

Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Really cool game~! I included it in part 11 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

MintArcade says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:55am

Very cool game, nice visuals! Like it

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