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

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Monster of the Deep

by noom - Compo Entry

You are the Monster...of the Deeeeeeeep

controls:
WASD to move
Space to start game

Avoid the mines and the boats
Eat the humans
You get points for air time

Personal notes:
I'm not completely satisfied with my entry this year, I feel I did better in my last compo. However to be fair I really challenged myself this time and did absolutely no prep work. I had to build my engine from scratch and only had barebones libraries to work with.
I found it really difficult going back to javascript after spending this year learning Java, and I probably won't be using it again.

Libraries
PhysicsJS - http://wellcaffeinated.net/PhysicsJS/
I used this for the collisions and to simulate the water (there is drag and boyancy
PixiJS - http://www.pixijs.com/
This handles my rendering and the canvas (or webGL depending on browser)
RequireJS - http://requirejs.org/
I mostly use this just to help me keep structure in my code.

I also used jQuery but purely for the custom events to handle the keyboard.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#400Graphics3.21
#451Humor2.74
#507Fun2.96
#513Theme3.33
#674Mood2.65
#723Overall2.83
#744Innovation2.54
#1668Coolness39%

Comments

fistmaker says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:36am

Fun game! I like that the sea mines are not picky.

SudoDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:14am

Good controls, feels very nice to play. Graphics could use a bit of work.

tiffi says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:16am

Fun game, but i think you left some debug functions active (space key)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:16am

I don't know why, but the controls seem broken to me. There also wasn't that much going on. Maybe it was something I was doing

kirilllosev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:19am

I like the context of the game. And I like sprites. I would like to hear nice sounds and see animations tho. Oh, and more people for this shark. The monster is hungry! :D

noom says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:22am

oops! Yeah don't push space bar during gameplay :P
and @TerraCottaFrog the spawns are on a diceroll so it can be a bit dull, a really bad method for spawning but it's all I ended up having time for.

SvenFrankson says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:44am

Nice drawings !

snooze82 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:54pm

THOUSANDS OF SHARKS FOR THE WIN :D (maybe a bug, but it was funny ^^)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Haha fun little game, I have no idea how that shark became so good at gymnastics though... ;)

zillix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:59am

very cool! the art direction is pretty great. I definitely enjoyed making dozens of copies of myself >:)

TFR says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:17am

Just a reminder: to clone you shark, press space ;)
Fun game and very beautiful art style! Congrats!

collaboration says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:48am

Nice graphics!

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Man, i really could dive all day with this shark. The movements are smooth and that weird satisfaction of devouring the victim on a jump is priceless. It surely could grow more with levels and more events.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Felt quite simple at first, but the more I played the more I realised it has some depth to it. Audio would really help this be a great game. Also maybe infinite scrolling, as hitting the edge of the screen got annoying.

Headmade says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Nice little game. I would have liked more swimmers, boats and mines though. I was alone on the screen for most of the time.
Also sound would improve the game considerably.

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