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

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The Case of the Mystery Mauler

by lucentbeam - Jam Entry

The Case of the Mystery Mauler

You're a smooth talking monster that shows up at a party for fancy folk. Suddenly, though, a mystery murder takes place and you must act as the detective!

Talk your way into the favor of your fellow party-goers and get to the bottom of the crime!

Programming: Benjamin Hanken
Art: [Pete Soloway](
Music/Foley: Joel Merriman
Dialogue: Emily Madly

- gossip to find out how people feel about others
- drop clues and accuse people who are disliked in order to gain favor
- don't let to many people lose favor with you, or they might all turn!
- the monster only has so much patience each round. choose your questions and accusations wisely

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Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:23am

A very interesting concept and game. It'd be cool to see how much further you could run with the idea if you had more time. It's pretty choppy, and I wish I could click to advance dialogue.

Lane says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:58am

Awesome idea, probably hard to design the structure for in just a weekend! Would love to see something like this taken further.

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:27pm

The art is very lovecraft-ish :) I like that. Also really interesting concept!

lucentbeam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:30pm

@Lane : Thanks - it definitely was! On top of that, we suffered a few setbacks that made us not get quite as far as we'd hoped. We'll probably upload a post-jam version soon to add a few touches and help it feel a little more complete :)

jordinuco says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Great graphics, my favourite are the corpses

gcrsaldanha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Very interesting! Hope you go further with the ideia :)

grywhttl says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:37am

I am like it!

chanko08 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:25am

Very amusing to me. Definitely liked the slow finality to walk to the lightswitch and kill someone

Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:09pm

I like the concept, it's different than those "Hey, you are a vampire and you kill people" games.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:56am

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.

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