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

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Spoody

by Kerdelos - Jam Entry

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TROUBLESHOOTING

--->If the webGl build doesn't get your keyboard input, try clicking on the white band below the game.

--->The game may lag depending on your hadware and how many silk you launch at once. There is an "optimized" post jam version but the physics is simpler and may behave weirdly.
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Spoody is a spider ; an ugly spider, but also a loving one. See this little kid over there ? Well Spoody is making sure he won't be bothered by mosquitoes.

You have to protect the kid for as long as you can. You loose if he is bit more than three times. But take care, launching silk drains spoody's energy. Fortunately eating mosquitoes restores it !

There is also a peaceful mode where you can roam the room as you like, without being bothered by mosquitoes.

wasd to move
space to jump off silk
left click to launch silk

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CREDITS

Everything except the font and the textures was made during the jam.
Bruno Souchu for the 3d models, music and sounds.
http://www.sinisterfonts.com/ for the font.
Myself for the rest.
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Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#19Innovation(Jam)4.18
#317Fun(Jam)3.36
#353Audio(Jam)3.20
#373Overall(Jam)3.39
#398Humor(Jam)3.02
#428Theme(Jam)3.58
#449Mood(Jam)3.23
#449Graphics(Jam)3.55

Comments

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

Very good game, i never seen before. It's fun !

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:27am

What a cool game! That's amazing.

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:04am

Really cool concept but the rope physics algorithm needs some optimization. Keep at it!

bumbu says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Pressing enter does not start the game (OSX). Any other buttons did not work. Only silk launch worked (which becomes very slow after 10+ launches).

Kubees says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Great game! After some time I got lags, but that is my bad I think! Really nice music!

Rothens says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:36pm

It was fun!

Serch says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Great way to apply theme, really like me the role of the player, the game comes slow after playing a while but still a good game, congratulations!!!

Kerdelos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39pm

@Bumbu This is a problem with WebGl export not capturing focus when you click on the game. Try clicking on the white band below it, it should give the focus to the game. As to the game, i'm looking into a way to optimize it, sorry about that.

10UpCrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Great idea and nice silk physics, but the web version repeatedly paused for several seconds.

blaster391 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Very fun little game, controls were hard at first, but fun when gotten used too.

Only problems encountered on what was a great game were:
Occasional framerate issues (I assume rope physics, not as bad when I downloaded the game, but bad in web)
All of my runs ended because I fell out the map...

Just an additional feature I would have liked to see how many bugs I had eaten, but that's only a small thing.

Overall very well done, fix the bugs and it would be fantastic!

peterthehe says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:37am

Fun puzzles, love the details!

Sparrow says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:56am

Played both versions, liked it very much. It was cool and reminded me of Spiderman with the web slinging. :)

It doesn't feel like you could lose though (I tried losing, it was really hard because the mosquitoes only move till the edge of the camera, most mosquitoes just hover over the kid) or win for that matter. Might want to implement some kind of win state as well (possibly end of the night?).

I also went through the wall on the left side of the room and spent quite some time under the room. I eventually clipped back through the floor with some web.

xvw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:12am

It was an awesome experience ! Nice concept and nice feeling !

Headmade says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:23am

Looks like a cool mechanic but I fell through the floor and everything became super laggy (Web version). I will try the windows build later.

theshadowteam says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:32am

Game is a bit nice, but the lag kills the game

SojaBird says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:51am

Pretty nice gameplay.
Too bad you can't really walk the web but :D

Nice little touch with the peaceful mode.

Strike says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:58am

Interesting concept

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:15am

Interesting idea, could use some optimisation though.

g_o says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:00pm

The web version was laggy as hell (might be because my computer is a bit old)
other than that - cool physics!

derr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Fun gameplay! Made me see spiders in a new light. Nice visuals and audio. The 3D background really added depth to the game. It got a bit laggy after a few silk shots.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:15pm

Really cool, quite fun to play with the web physics and such. Well done. :)

Headmade says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:24pm

I tried again this time on desktop, still super laggy to the point of being unplayable :(

Crosstales says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:40pm

Very nice submit liked the mood and visuals, Awesome, well done!

Kerdelos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:07pm

@Headmade I'm sorry about the lag, it was much less visible on my computer so I discovered the problem too late. I tried to quick fix it in the second package on gamejolt. It is not perfect and the physics may behave weirdly but it should be more playable (I hope so). I guess I will have to rebuild the physics system from scratch to make it run smoothly with a cool render.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Really cool game, I love the spider string physics. :)

xvw says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:28am

It's too bad it lag when there are too many webs ... You should gradually make them disappear! :)

The idea is amazing! The music is perfect!

(second comment from another member from our team)

MattV says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Love the web slinging! Couldn't figure out how to hurt the kid but spent multiple minutes swinging around eating flies.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Sep 4, 2015 @ 5:44am

H5 version doesn't load =/

Kerdelos says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:21pm

It takes a long time to load. Even when the loading bar is complete, it waits a few seconds before launching the game. I have no clue why =/

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