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

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by 4KbShort - Jam Entry

The Splurge! is a side scrolling platform game where you take control of Splurge, a gelatinous green blob with the need to devour the scientists who have made his life miserable up until now. Duck guards and dodge Quarantine specialists while you terrorize the scientists in each level.

Controls: WASD/Arrow keys to move. Space to jump. LCTRL + Space to jump higher. Up/Down to enter/exit vents and grates and move between floors or hide as needed.

There are just two levels and no real "ending" except to finish the second level.

Known bugs:

*Quarantine specialists sometimes lose sight of where you were and just run into the nearest wall. It's an advantage!
*Exiting vents or dropping through floor vents will sometimes cause you to exit the playable area. Restart to fix.
*When entering a grate to hide you may end up on top of the collider on the other side. Exit the vent as normal. Jumping off will make you leave the play area.

The download link leads to the WebPlayer, but the link to download a Windows/Mac compatible file is at the bottom of that page.

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hinerz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:23am

Great art and mood :3

FZeroRacer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:33am

It's not bad! I think it would be better if the slime was a little bit faster but the artwork is great and I love the mood set here.

Shugor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:48am

Really good mood. The puzzles were fun, but sometimes i'd gain the ability to move up and down wherever i wanted, allowing me to glitch through walls and outside of the map. Not exactly sure what triggered this, but great game nonetheless!

bakakyo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Nice art and mood! The slime is a little too slow but maybe it's just me (I'm a very anxious person hahaha) :P I also ejoyed the puzzles. Congrats!

Shackhal says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:47pm

The gameplay is simple and I like the idea of the vents to move around and hide. The graphics are good and the music helps the mood.

But I can't finish the game because I can't jump. Maybe is the collision with the floor that stop me from doing jumps.

Overall, the game passes.

puddelipip says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:37pm

I like the premise and the graphics but there is something about the controls, perhaps that they are a bit slow and sluggish. I sometimes got the feeling that i didn't know how to jump sort of... :)

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Looks fun but every time I ran into some game breaking bug (can't move, ejected from level, etc.) Nice style and mood.

Patomkin says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Game is a little too slow, but overall - nice one! I like the art and the music.

sbarrio says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:17pm

I really like the art and animation :)

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