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

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Loch Ness Monster : THE GAME

by Darius - Jam Entry

You are Nessie, the adorable Loch Ness Monster. Since people keep pissing you off you have decided to act and kick their ass to the moon.


- Arrows to move : the faster you swim, the faster you go up/down
- Spacebar to attack enemies from above / skip titles


- You lose life if you move too close to the surface, but you can recover it by diving deep enough.
- Includes potato.


Download the official LÖVE packages at and run the .love sourcefile !


First time on Ludum Dare !

- Darius (@PyramidePanda) : code, design, coffee
- Sam (@A_somme) : design, screams
- Simon (Twitter is for hipsters.) : design, music, screams, chinese one too.

* Nessie doesn't actually spit fire in this game.

Downloads and Links




wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:21am

Hahaha, the audio in this game is hilarious. I also laughed out loud when I saw the potato boat.

The difficulty spike is pretty sudden with the mine boats; I was thinking that the game was too easy right before that level and then it suddenly got difficult. So maybe the pacing was actually just right after all?

Anyway, super fun launching guys into orbit.

Reyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:25am

Excellent. One of them most polished games I'v played so far. Loved the art and the paralax scrolling. The story and art changes made me play the simple mechanic to the end. I agree with simon, twitter is for hipsters :P

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Great flair. The music and art were fantastic.
I had a lot of fun.

Literal Games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Loved this! Great music and pretty funny!

toni343 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Great game. The graphics were nice, the audio was funny, the music was great and the theme was met. Good job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Sweet music and a really cute Nessie too!

If I had to give some advice, I think increasing her mobility would make the game more fun. Moving up and down was painfully slow in some places, and it was a little annoying to have to stop whenever you attack. It might make the game easier, but I think in this kind of game the main joy is in the destruction you can cause.

Wevel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:55pm

Really fun game, good job

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:30pm

So funny, good work!

s_jmp says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:47pm

I liked the pixel art :D

Rongefilet says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Very fun, very cute, awesome voice acting. >_<

Louspirit says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:00pm

"Ooooh, I'm gonna die!" made my game. Long nice game. The scenario is a good point!
Nice references!

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Hilarious voice effects!

bumbu says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Human sounds are very nice

Yamzho says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:54pm

GotY ! Ah ah !

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Game is so sweet. I love nessie based games!

FieroNZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:05pm

The audio was amazing hahaha, great job!

silentlamb says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:51pm

The game is a bit lacking gameplay, there's nothing challanging there.


I laughed my ass off! The audio is hilarious, and the music really great! I also played it till the end, so good job on this one! If only it gave the player more challenge it would be awesome game. :)


uvwar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:52pm

Amazing music! The momentum of Nessie and trying to line up your head is pretty annoying, but otherwise really awesome game.

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Fantastic job! The game was fun, easy to control and very funny. Usually I like to leave some critical feedback to help people improve, but I've got nothing, so excellent work.

shelleyl says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:50pm

The sound effects were great! Had fun launching the various boats into the air

lukepilgrim says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:47pm

great graphics, great atmosphere, overall fun! I liked the use of sounds and music. could use a little more challenging elements, for example a bit more different boat behaviours? also I would recommend for the next gamejam to make a game which doesnt need to be installed, because it's annoying when you play a lot of games. good work!

benmcnelly says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:11am

Loved the game, got a little tired but just had to push through to see what was next :D

Slapunas says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:07am

great game, good music, decent graphics. a few tips are controls won't always respond, very easy, doesn't seem like you can fail.

headchant says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Fun game with pretty nice graphics! Do the guys you throw up ever come down again? ;)

NamNam says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:09pm

I like the nessie face. This is funny but may be quickly repetitive

blubberquark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:31pm

I don't think I have much to add. This was fantastic. Loved the pixel art, the music, the sound effects. Hilarious.

It's really easy though, there's not much of a challenge.

I'm on a quest to check out all the Nessie games out there, since we made one too. This is the funniest and most fun yet.

Split82 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Awesome music and funny too.

eloanlagier says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:57pm

love it! everything goes well to gether you guys got a real talent!

architect404 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:15pm

another nessie game! seems a few of us went for this theme and it's great to see how different they all play. I had a lot of fun with this one, charming graphics, amusing voice acting and great music. the controls could be a little unresponsive at times and it wasn't too clear what affected your health bar (which I didn't even spot at first), but overall this is a fun entry with lots of nice touches like the waves and the outro etc. great work!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:21pm

This is a great entry. Nessie is an under used character, and this was a great use. The death animations are hilarious, just spinning away like that. I also like the intro/outro sliding into and away from the game area. Lots of fun, awesome job.


LukeZaz says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:32pm

All-around good game. Played through every level and loved the sound effects.

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