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

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Monster Cookie Factory

by buggy213 - Compo Entry

My first LD entry! Only worked for four hours on this as I stupidly missed the announcement. Only thing it's missing are those lovely sound clips from the show.

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UncleChris says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Can't run - Getting 404 on web link ( Tried searching for buggy213 - nope. :(

Tigris says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:17pm

404 still.

ceosol says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:44pm

Ditto, same with the source code.

buggy213 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:55pm

sorry, i forgot to verify my email address. Both links should work now(hopefully)

tanjent says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:27pm

Sorry mate, still 404!

UncleChris says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:40am

Came back to check, and still 404. :( Looks like a cute game - love me the cookie monster.

buggy213 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:53am

Huh, that's really weird. It doesn't show 404 for any of my computers

ehtd says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:17am

the controls are incredibly difficult

Electron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:36pm


buggy213 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:51am

This is bizarre. Some people are getting the game while others aren't. I'll probably have to use a different platform next time around

ceosol says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:23pm

I remember something about unity player not working on some browsers. I just got it to work. I agree that the controls are very difficult. The squiggly lines only randomly work on the turnips. It is an ok attempt for the time you put in, but it might have been better to use Sunday night and time on Monday to enter the jam.

buggy213 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Hm. Advice Noted

hgcummings says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:45pm

This could be a lot of fun with some more polish. Very challenging to focus on all four conveyer belts at the same time. I seemed to lose even when I successfully removed any 'contaminants' though and directed the monsters to eat delicious cookies. Some visual feedback for the 'eat' controls would have helped a bit I think, and maybe a slower ramp-up in difficulty.

buggy213 says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:37pm

thank you for the feedback cummings!

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Interesting entry! This is the first game of this kind I've found so far.

It's a bit too unforgiving though! Even from the start is incredibly hard, and sitting through the instructions over and over again made me quit after a few tries.

I have some suggestions that may (or may not) help you improve the game:

If you are going to have buttons in your instructions, they should "keep" their position between pages, so "Next/Skip" is always at the same position in every page. Same with "Prev/Cancel". Helps with usability and makes the UI consistent.

There should be a button to skip the instructions entirely. Alternatively, they shouldn't appear at all after you've gone through them once. You can still have them in a pause screen if anyone actually missed them by mistake.

Having "lives" would also make the game a bit more fair and enjoyable (so when you eat something you shouldn't have eaten, you lose a life instead of going straight to gameover). This would allow you to add "lives" in the conveyor belts to create some moments of relief that will contrast very well with the moments of tension as the game becomes faster/harder.

For a first LD entry however this is really good. Good job man!

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