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

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V8000 AD

by DanteDouglas - Jam Entry

V8000 AD is a game about being the post-apocalyptic road monster you always dreamed of being. Wreck some cars! Enjoy the desert ambience! Put on some cool sunglasses!

Art and sound effects by Dante (@videodante).

Music by Cullen (@cullenddwyer) of @cowboycolor.

both of us are part of the KARTRIDGE FAMILY.

Most of this game was made at Fertilab Thinkubator in Eugene, OR, as well as the Kartridge Family Rat Den.

CONTROLS: Shift & Arrow keys. Alt-Enter toggles fullscreen.
Web version is lower resolution! Highly recommend the Windows download if possible.

Additional credits:
"Wavy percussive drone" sound effect from
Font "pixelmix" from
Crash sounds from and

Downloads and Links




cowboycolor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:46am


Lissar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:11am

Oddly enough, this is the first one I've seen about cars! Good job on the art.

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:29pm

This is the post-apocalyptic car-wrecking soul-searching game I always imagined you'd make one day. It's an excellent piece of work from the sunburned aesthetic to the simple controls to satisfying feeling you get when you ram something. You've entered some extremely awesome territory, very cool!

LordKawaii says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Very fun and the graphics are amazing! Alll da parallaxing!

ILoveToJam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:29pm

I found myself playing for about twenty minutes when I only meant to play for about five! Well done!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:06am

Amazing.!Really fun and great graphics!

Galan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:12am

So addictive. If it had a scoring system I could see myself playing this for far too much time.

Shaw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:14am

Lovely mad-max-esque game, graphics, sounds and particles are spot on. Smooth easy to pick up gameplay. Alot of fun. Excellent job guys.

jphelps says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:10am

nice job and fun to play

Bsevers18 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:12am

Fun game, well done! Great presentation

Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:26am

This game was a lot of fun to play, kinda funny at first I just was passing the cars instead of ramming into them :-)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:07am

Simple and addictive, nice job.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:09am

I love the art style and music.
I kept coming into an issue were the page would scroll down everything I moved.

DanteDouglas says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:17pm

Due to a large number of issues with the web version, I've removed it (for now). It may return later!

HThomson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Fantastic aesthetic, I love the intro screen it has a very cinematic feel to it.

Kerdelos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:26pm

Great graphics, the audio is discrete but well done. At first I didn't understood why i was loosing but it was because I did not had anymore fuel. Apart from that the player feedback is good. The only negative thing I encountered is the car physics. Don't get me wrong, it's working and quite good, it's just that it feels a little bit stiff. I don't know if it has to do with having no animation for the car going up or down or if it linked with how the car respond to the input. I just have a feeling that it could more enjoyable. Oh and sometimes there is a long time before another car to hit appear.
Good job !

Awpteamoose says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:05am

Some instructions would've been nice, I didn't figure out you have to bump into cars with nitro until my third go.

CrownCity says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:37pm

I like the style and the gameplay. I only think some scoring system would satisfy me a bit more. Other than that good job!

Birke says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:23pm

Very nice art and sound design. I had to read the comments here before I got you had to destroy the other cars to get fuel so it would be good if you provided some feedback on that. A nice reward sound or something for example.

architect404 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:36pm

really nice aesthetic. a couple of bugs I noticed: the music doesn't play on any subsequent runs, you have to relaunch the game. also you can get caught up in an obstacle and taken from full health to none in a split second rather than receiving one hit. I'm not sure how well it fits the theme, and some kind of goal beyond survival would've been nice (even if it's just a high score of how many cars you destroyed), but all in all it's a fun game with a cool aesthetic and I enjoyed it. good effort!

architect404 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:44pm

oh, one other thing, sticky keys! maybe shift wasn't the best choice ;)

guoboism says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:47am

Very nice game! Graphics are amazing!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:08am

That was furious! Love the vibe, gameplay and style!

DanteDouglas says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:57am

Hey all! Thank you so much for all the feedback! For those experiencing audio bugs: The updated build (1.1) on includes a few small audio fixes.

Understandably, those fixes were submitted well past the LD submission date and you are free to ignore that build if you like- but it's out there if people are interested in playing it with the sound working on consecutive runs, haha

Ithildin says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:52am

Great mood! Music was really good, and I loved the colour palette. Gameplay was cool as well, awesome job!!

MrMordem says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:07am

Cool post apocalyptic car game really well done :)

Literal Games says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:31am

Cool, seems inspired by Mad Max, which is great! Enjoyed the music too, gave it a nice mood along with the sepia

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Beautiful graphics, fun game. I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

walsh9 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:31pm

I love the deep parallax background that makes you feel like the desert goes on forever. The big chunky particle effects are great too. I did not know you had to hit the other cars with nitro boosts until I read the other comments here. I was just trying to carefully push them into rocks at normal speed and it was not going well.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:12pm

I really like the vibe of this game, It totally captured the wasteland survival thing and the gameplay is simple yet addicting.
Also the color palete fits very well.
I'm working on a game with a similar concept of car crashing, maybe it's interesting for you:

Good job!

Lady Beardo says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:26pm

WITNESS! Well done-- fantastic vibe.

LukeZaz says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:02am

Good little game. Not much to see, but what is there is good. Could do with a few more things to do, though.

Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:12am

Wow! Now this is what I call fun! Not sure what makes it so enjoyable, but I love it! Maybe it is just something about destroying stuff that feels so good. Watching the sun go down really encourages me to play longer, because it gives me the sense that it's doable at the rate it's dropping and to see what happens after it does of course. Excellent job on your game!

Drauthius says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Man, that was a nice game. The rocks were brutal though!

Kai20 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:05pm

8 bit Mad max. I mean this positive ;)

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Nice Mad-Max-ish game! :D
I'm sorry I couldn't judge audio though, but I can't make noise right now... :/

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