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

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Dino Dash

by GreenyUk - Compo Entry

Darrell is a special dinosaur. He'd like to make a cup of tea, but has run out of milk.

He has to run to the shop, but has to be VERY careful. He's clumsy as hell, and he needs to avoid killing anyone or doing any damage.

Travel to the end of the level, grab the milk, and return. Do this while doing as little damage as possible, and killing as few people as possible.

Post your scores below, I always kill ~200 people!

Move up - A, Up Arrow
Move Down = S, Down Arrow
Jump - Space

I had lots of fun with this one. I love how the art turned out, and gameplay is short and sweet. :) Hope you all had a great LD, and see you in a few months!

Downloads and Links




rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40am

Do those little people even want to live?

I decided I should be avoiding the cars because they were rarer so hitting them felt like more of a big deal. But at the end I was still a MONSTER. Is it possible to not be a MONSTER? There's no way I could have avoided those people.

Cute little game. I liked your peaceful guitar music.

GreenyUk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:37pm

Thanks @rogual. The little people are just in a mad panic!!

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:49pm

The people were completely mad and it seemed easier to just stomp on them. I liked the concept and the way the game essentially made you backtrack but in a fun way.

GreenyUk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:14pm

@TackoramaLtd, the people are indeed mental. You can't help standing on them, the goal is just to stand on as few as possible ... or as many as possible should you feel so inclined. :D

KPapaGeorge says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:00pm

The Music was great. I loved the concept. I found the game really funny. Mainly because the people are just mad. Maybe they would have live if they took the time to look where they were going. Rather than walking brainlessly into a dinosaur.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:47am

How very British, how very much fun and awesome this game is! :D Loved it, now excuse me when I go make a pot of tea.

GreenyUk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Thanks folk. Glad you enjoyed my little game! :)

Saf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53pm

Damn! I hate it when I go out for a tea and 240 people get killed X(
Lovely game!

JoseArias says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:41am

Fun and the end is great. I enjoyed a lot!

Hefaistus says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:39am

Great stuff!

grywhttl says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:59am

Enjoyed this!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:10am

Extremely cute art! but music makes me a little sad... especially when i try to save people and fail!

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:59pm

Very good music.

Crazy little people walking on the street. Hahahahahah.
Cars don't kill them, but I (a gentlemonster) do. =/

MAnimal says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 11:17am

Nice idea of doing no damage. Awesome atmosphere and graphics. Thanks

Ninja Garage says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:14pm

Hahahah, a cute english dinosaur!

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