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

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by JustinJ - Compo Entry

Lost in a cave, searching for what is yours. Will you find it?

Made for PICO-8.

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Connors says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:19am

I loved playing as the snail thing, even though it can't jump normally. The way you can use your momentum from climbing things to jump instead is addicting.

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:16am

Nice game! Some places could be a bit easier, but overall it was a nice experience.

Modoc73 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:49am

Like the old retro sounds and graphics. Platforming was a little difficult in places, but you said you didn't have time. Well done!

samcoy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:25pm

The controls feel very good. Nice and difficult platformer.

azakhary says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:29pm

Interesting retro feel :) nice.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24pm

This has some really nice stuff going for it, but arrrrrg, the level design is soooo damn harsh!

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:46pm

(from pico-8 forums)

Amazing work, game feels very complete. Snail platforming feels strangely satisfying for some reason, the difficult section to the top right of the map was a lot of fun. The secret cat room pretty much made my life.

Azlen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:17pm

Great platformer. I like the hidden passageways.

anjack says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Very retro! I like this game a lot. It took me a bit to figure out the hidden passageways.

Josh H says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:02am

This was a tough one! I wasn't able to finish, but it was interesting to play. Overall, a good experience. Well done.

richy486 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:45am

Great but i found the snail hard to control

danialias says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:19am

Agh! Didn't find the cat room before finishing the game (17:44 minutes). Really good game! The snail mechanic is a clear winner, and the end is surprising (title plus theme! :D). Lot of smart thinking and surprises in this one. Congratulations!

walaber says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:12am

really nice! I got stuck attempting to platform around as the snail and ran out of will to continue :P

really clever idea and great work given the short time-frame!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Wonderful game! Difficult in the fun way and doesn't overstay it's welcome. I've been trying to speedrun it and got a decent 3:19.

zatyka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:40pm

You did a very nice job with this. Being the snail took a little getting used to, but I was flying off walls left and right by the end of it. The ways you used to subtly introduce movement options were clever.

I found myself wishing there was some background music. I think it would have really improved the mood of the game.

I'm happy I made it to the end. Well designed, and I love that you did it in the pico-8.

tanjent says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Very good entry - I'm glad I discovered the 'X' key 8) must have pressed 100+ times. Whew! Some catchy background music, a bit of juicy tips/points/scores popping up and some extra maps + bonus items + hidden levels and it could easily be a commercial game.

weazen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:35am

Very well done. Loved how this game progressed.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:51pm

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.

kerotan24 says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:36pm

Took me two runs to finish, great game.

PIXEL^3 says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:19pm

I'm actually really curious if it's possible to beat this game in less than 2:30 now.

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:19pm

Unique and fun platforming mechanics - snailing around the place was tricky but very satisfying. It would have been nice if we could become more types of monster, however. The tileset is a little noisy and hard to look at, but elsewhere the graphics are nicely done. Loved the cat room!

wademcgillis says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:10pm

I got stuck at the snail part. The platforming was too hard. The low frame rate (at least on my PC) compounded the difficulty.

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