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

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The Monster Within

by OberynMartell - Jam Entry

Overview

The Monster Within is a puzzle/platformer game inspired by Blue Oyster Cult's song "Monsters". It is set in an undefined future, when the human race is literally in the brink of extinction. You control a crew of three specialists: a soldier, an egineer and a scientist, who, along with a pilot, are trying to take off with the last working spaceship left on Earth.

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Controls:

Change character: 1, 2, 3
Movement: WASD
Inspect: W
Interact: E
Jump: Spacebar
Skip dialog: Spacebar

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Credits:

Developer: Fernando Molon Toigo
Art: Roberto Fuhrmeister
Sound/music: Maikol Nora
Logo: Tiago Magero

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Hint (Maybe SPOILERS):

- Some ladders are interactable.

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Changelog:

- Fixed menu bugs;
- Fixed bug when the player stays under the lift.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#205Audio(Jam)3.50
#272Fun(Jam)3.42
#388Overall(Jam)3.37
#416Mood(Jam)3.28
#428Graphics(Jam)3.58
#443Innovation(Jam)3.11
#961Theme(Jam)2.68
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

Suese says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:39am

I really couldn't figure out the second puzzle. How do I get the engineer to the second control panel?

OberynMartell says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:56am

@Suese
Sorry about that. I created a hints section above. It should probably help with your issue!

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:23am

Good game with nice graphics, and cool ending :)

The third puzzle is a bit hard since we can't always see the consequence of activating a panels, a camera cut to the opening/closing door could help maybe.

iossif says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:41pm

thanks for the hints. that helped me :)

Razbury Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Hooray for point and clicks! Enjoyed this game, felt a little "The Cave" inspired. The ending tie-in to the theme felt a little forced, but good job on puzzle design!

dacharya64 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Nice game! I like the way you integrated the theme, and the puzzles were good without being unbearably challenging. I especially liked the music. I agree with khahem--didn't get at first that one of the panels opened a door but only temporarily.

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:02pm

Loved the puzzling and the music and the funky animations. Missing a final graphic for the final thingy - you know what I mean (no spoilers).

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:27pm

This is awesome, i did not really understand what it had to do with the theme, but the game was great. Nice graphics, I loved the puzzles and I would definetly like to see a longer version of the game! Good Job!

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:57am

Good game, the music set a nice mood !

Nurbs says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:58am

CURSE YOUR SUDDEN BUT INEVITABLE BETRAYAL!!11

Decent game. Reminds me of The Lost Vikings with each character having to fill a specific role.

superfreak says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 5:27pm

Difficulty seems to ramp quickly but overall I found this super enjoyable. Really great art-style :)

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