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

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Shape-Shift Escape

by keyboardmonkey - Jam Entry

You are a changeling monster locked up in a secret lab. You must escape before they test you to death!

A point-and-click adventure game created using the SLUDGE game engine.
Sound effects generated with SFXR (opted out of voting in this category).
Pixel art by me.

I had a day short, but this game is completable. Enjoy :)


Run "SLUDGE Engine.exe". Select the game file "youarethemonster.slg". (I recommend Anti-aliasing OFF)


Install the "sludge-engine" package (exists in both the Debian and Arch Repos):

$ sludge-engine --fullscreen --antialias=0 youarethemonster.slg


+ Aseprite pixel editor
+ Geany text editor
+ SLUDGE adventure game dev kit


There is a post compo version with some fixes in additions. Rate on my original submission though.

Downloads and Links




Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:57am

Awesome game! Loved the shapeshifting touch as a way to perform and hide a lot of didactic activities, joining it with humorous lines that brightens the story itself. Would love to see more from you on this 16bits style.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:17am

Short but sweet. This could make a good prologue to a more full-featured point-and-click adventure. :3

Mister_Melon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:38am

Overall I really enjoyed this game, I found the style of point and click you were going for was really innovative and lead to fun gameplay by solving puzzles in an unorthodox way. I think it suited the theme perfectly in a very unique way and some of the dialogue was quite funny. The music and art lead to a perfect game mood and overall I only see some thins that need to be improved, well done.

Electron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:35am

Great game feels , and also you are our game's monster :D

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

I really liked this game. Especially puzzles.

Chrisp196 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Loved the mechanic, loved the graphics, loved the mood. Good job man.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Loved it, great humour and an original premise. This would make a great adventure game if you expanded it.

charliecarlo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:50pm

The puzzles were pretty straight-forward but I enjoyed it.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:09pm

Excellent game! Nice to see a point and click adventure game in this LD! The puzzles were very fun to solve and the graphics looked really cool.

BlackQuiltro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:24pm

I love point and click adventures! Nice game. I liked the graphical style and music. I wanted more! :)

wesley werner says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:52am

Thank you all for the positive feedback!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:31pm


McFood says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Ahh that felt just right. Funny, well themed, good puzzles. Thanks for not letting me fail the game making silly mistakes. Great work with all the art and music. Really nailed the Point and Click feel that I remember.

Well done!

CortezBR says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:56pm

nice pixel art!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:11pm

A mercifully short point and click (I'm terrible at them!).
You should have used the shape shifting mechanic more. Couldn't the monster also turn into inanimate objects? Change size? Shape shifting is great for stealth. Not sure how you'd do that in a P&C.

Found a few bugs:
- The shape shift animation has a slight glitch.
- The guard at the security rooms says "hands off" even when the coffee has been spilled and while unconscious.

MiniBobbo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:39am

Go point and click adventure games! We don't have enough of them in the jam!

I really enjoyed this. Music went well and I loved the "security question" :)

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:54am

Nice job! We love the pixel art and the mood. It's short but enough to 3 days

stoarch says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:40pm

Great adventure. If some hints will be added - game will be more interesting.

HotBoxGames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Cute visuals! I found the shape-shifting aspect a nice addition making this a well rounded game, the only thing I can moan about is that it's too short! But y'know, 3 days...

dsoft20 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:14am

Nice, great pixel art, puzzles are great

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:50am

Really fun! I kind of wish you were able to do the wrong thing and get found out rather than being told that you couldn't do it though. Overall it was a very good game though.

KaiseanGames says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:36am

Very nice game. I like shape-shifting games.

kidando says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:51am

Hahahaha. Not bad at all. Pretty neat game. I would really play a full version of this game. You gave me an interesting idea. Congrats on submitting your entry!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:44am

Good work, especially for a first entry!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:55am

Oops, I commented another game in the first place (multiple tab opened). Anyway, excellent work! I love the pixel art. Congratulation!

wesley werner says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:33am

Thanks all for commenting! I check out your games too if you comment here ;)

anjack says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 1:53pm

Impressive game! Very funny and I love the art style.

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