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

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Shape Shooter

by weazen - Compo Entry

Shmup for the Pico-8.

Arrows to move
'Z' to fire
'X' to monster fire

Purchased Pico-8 shortly after the theme was announced. Enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommended.

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vlaminck says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:47am


Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:10am

I didn't rate this cause it doesn't seem to fit the theme. What do you mean "purchased" after theme announced?

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:10am

This is a fun shmup that gets intense very soon.

Great for 48 hours.

merrak says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:03am

This was fun to play-- didn't seem to fit the theme that well, though. Good for 48 hours!

Azlen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:17am

Gets very hectic, very fast!

weazen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:16pm

@stahlmanDesign Thanks for playing my game! Pico-8 ( is a "fantasy console" that I used to make my game. It's currently in alpha, and it costs $15 to download. It has built-in code, sprite, map, sfx, and music editors. While it costs some money to download, and it's in alpha, it's extremely well polished and an enjoyable experience to make a game with. I highly encourage others to give it a shot!

bradur says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Well working game, but not very related to the theme. I liked the sound design :).

steve says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:36pm

This was fun, but it went from too slow to insane in the blink of an eye :)

omaha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:19am

This is great. Nice and simple and clean. Well executed.

zatyka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:59pm

I agree with others that this isn't really a game that uses the theme in any meaningful way. However, it is a pretty good pico-8 game. Nicely polished, but I think the balancing could use some tweaking... things escalated quickly.

JustinJ says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:26am

Really fun. Loved the simple graphics for the plane (and the background).

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:01am

Nice space shooter which has been developed on an engine that I didn't know. Thank you for this entry ++

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:00pm

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 6, 2015 @ 10:44am

Well made game! I included it in part 18 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Very pure and fast-paced shmup. The connection to the theme seems completely tacked on, but the mechanics are solid. The difficulty ramps up extremely quickly, and the simple and clean graphics ensure that the game still makes sense even when you're vastly outnumbered. Good work, I think all it really needs is a soundtrack to bring out the action!

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