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

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Final Circle

by Rscar - Compo Entry


***PLEASE READ INFOGRAPHIC (screenshot 2) BEFORE PLAYING***
(would have loved to have put this info in the actual game, but you know, time...)

WebGL is available, but I recommend running the specific windows/osx executables on "Good" settings for optimal performance. WebGL is so far from ideal performance. If I wasn't a Unity scrub I probably could have done optimization/system preferences better. "Faster" is definitely broken, because I am a Unity scrub.


Tools:
Unity 5
Photoshop

Notes:
3rd Ludum Dare, had a great time as always! This was my first time using Unity, which I am growing more fond of as I adapt to the component based design mentalities. This time, I picked a super ambitious project. I am not terribly pleased with the results, though I am very happy with my takeaways/learning.

Mechanics are not a game, scope is important, explaining gameplay to users through gameplay is vital, I believe players should be able to go start->finish without ever reading a line of text. Build the smallest complete game first, then build onto it. The elevator effect looks (damn) good, but it wasn't worth sacrificing hours of my first day. Deployment is important, hadn't researched building Unity games before, so the game is hurting in this department. But hey, I know how to do it now, just a little to late to run it through the optimization gates.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#165Overall3.59
#182Fun3.47
#283Innovation3.29
#337Theme3.59
#361Graphics3.29
#419Mood3.06
#531Humor2.56
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

terop says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:38am

looks nice

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:38pm

Good game, the gameplay is very fun, good entry.

daveh says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:10am

Good game for sure. I liked how you had left and right mouse button punches - much more fun and easier on the RSI than just left clicking. The rage building mechanic is interesting and seems to work pretty well - breaking it up in to stages with a mini loss of control each time until the full rage on filling the bar was neat. Nice use of lifts between the floor makes for a pretty floor transition. All around pretty solid!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:11am

Wow, great graphics and really nicely done.
It was running a bit sluggish for me but it was okay.

I played like 10 floors and then I got a bug where I went into man-eater mode and after gaining control again my hands were stuck on my back and i could not attack anymore.

But still really really great game, also nice shadow effects! How did you do them?

Rscar says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:15am

@Team Klappermann Thank you for playing! Yeah, I didn't get to optimize quite as much as I would have liked, sorry to hear it wasn't perfect for you! The hands-tied bug is definitely a problem, which *can* be solved by dragging yourself against a wall (since they're physics objects), but obviously a player shouldn't be expected to do that haha. Shadow effect is just standard Unity lighting! Each object has either a cube or cylinder attached to it with the "only shadows" mode turned on, and the game is technically running in full 3d, so really not much custom lighting going on :)

mariti says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:20am

gj. They seem rats

lycanpoet says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:38am

a couple of bugs where the enemy doesn't take damage, however other than that good game and gameplay. Well done.

tmpxyz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:44am

very good, the punch is a little small, but we could do with it as challenge.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Nice game.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Nice job!a few bugs, but nice job!

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