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

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Artifacts Of Monstrosity

by Mutt - Jam Entry


Arrow keys to move
Space interacts
Z throws rocks
X,C,V use powers as you get them


You are the chosen one, a monster who must find the four artifacts of monstrosity to challenge the hero king.

Basically a zelda style rpg, lots of cool places to explore. Wasn't quite gonna make it for the compo, so I went for the jam. I'm glad I did cause the end product turned out pretty cool. Too bad I didn't have time enough for sound - maybe I'll do a post compo versiond sometime.


1. Talk to everybody, even signs, etc. with the spacebar.
2. Get the fire necklace first. It's very south.
3. If you hold attack, you stay facing that direction and autofire.
4. Try to find the hearts and brains, they increase max life and magic
5. The key gate at the castle dissapears when you have all 4 artifacts.
6. Monstrous looking things are always friendly :)

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:49am

Nice game! I enjoyed playing it.

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:54am

Cool game. Had me hooked for a while.

Pusty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:49pm

I like the grafic style you went for! :D

jrhee says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:16pm

Sweet old-school action RPG action. Ambitious for a jam!

pickeloe5 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Very good game, well developed, could've been more original, but overall, it was a really good game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Thanks for letting us play your game!

What I liked:

Sense of humour, was fun to chat with my fellow monsters. Definitely fits the theme, but it was good to be a monster, in a monster world. Enjoyed burning humans with fire. Great to see an ambitious attempt at an adventure game in the time available.

Areas to develop:

Would be great to have some sound, definitely do a post jam version. Would be good to have a few more clues in the game to point you in the right direction. A couple of screens where I spawned inside humans, damn them.

Congrats! Good work!


That's me, just blobbing.

sorlok says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:01am

Very fun, and a solid take on the theme. Got a little lost on the overworld. Loved the NPC dialog! Hit boxes were a bit unforgiving.

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:07am

Some amazing dialogue in here!

cjke.7777 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 6:48am

Amazingly smooth for a game without plugins. Very nice

Saf says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:08am

Nice game, the dialogues are hilarious! I would love to play a more polished post compo version. Great entry!

LewisChaplin says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:47pm

Good game, Enjoyed playing it well done.

janiq says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 8:29pm

I usually don't play these games. But i did let my sister play it and she played for a whole evening :-)

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:42am

Nice game, it was like being Anti-link (Zelda) Needs sound though

nihilaleph says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:41am

Great game! Impressive having so much done in jam time! Awesome old-school RPG, very funny xp, great art! Cross is the best artifact!
The enemies could be more interesting tough, even the boss just goes around... It was weird that the spilling blood of my enemies was still an active hitbox xp I could take damage from it and projectiles still hit it. So necklace wasn't quite useful if all fireballs hit the same enemy. Also it was a bit weird when in mid dialogue the animation still tried to run xp. Another point is that some tiles were a bit ambiguous about being a wall or not. I could go on top of the castle walls. The maps also didn't have continuity, but that's just a minor detail.
Anyway great work!

axoona says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:01pm

This game is absolutely great! It is really fun, the map is nice and gives a real sense of adventure and exploration. Keep it up!

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