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

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by conormn - Compo Entry

Adula is a super short adventure game set in space.
I wanted to do so much more with the game, but ran out of time.

Tools used:
- Flash
- Figure
- As3fxr
- Sound Studio 4
- Logic Pro X

Downloads and Links




Birke says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:13am

Lovely art. Captions could have been a lot bigger though. To start with I did not realise they were there in the first place. I like the horizontal format of the game as well. Would have been nice if there had been more decisions to make as well

mickanio says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46am

I liked this a lot! Good job keeping things small for the game jam, but also making a fully realized thing.

Reallysketchy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:11am

I really like the art! I didn't notice the text at first though because it was so small... I wish there was more to this!

Arcadonauts says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:18am

Man... this looks amazing. It's a shame it's so short.

Josh Riley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:20am

Not sure what the issue is, but nothing ever loads for me. Is it an issue with Chrome?

monetai says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:28am

Beautiful! It's going directly into my inspirational folder =) But it's way too short,

Matt Hartley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29am

Love the art!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:39am

I played out each of my fates. The music/sounds are all neat. All of the scenes are nice to play through. Its a bit short but very high quality and a promising choose your own adventure concept. Perhaps the story will continue?

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:47am

@Josh Riley - It's a big load and it's flash and all browser hate it.

@internetpaulicy - My main reason for making this was to try a visual only time based choose your own adventure prototype thing. As short as this is I think it served that purpose well. I do have plans for a much larger game in the near future.

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40am

I would have loved this to branch more than it did. That being said, awesome style, and good work.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:43am

Great art/animation!

mactinite says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:53am

I really love the art, I wish you had more time to expand on this. Could be really fun!

Lynx says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:10am

Those graphics are beyond amazing!!! I just wish the game didn't end so fast because I love this style and everything about this game! Please keep working on this post-compo.

walaber says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:51am

really cool look and setting/atmosphere! wish there was more to it!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:26am

Very stylish!
Really wished there was more. Lots of potential for simple controls and slick storytelling!

miro662 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:55am

More a piece of interactive art than a game, but I liked it.

jorgemoag says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:34am

Very cute. Thanks for making it.

NamNam says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:16pm

Ho I'm so sad, this looks amazing and it's so short. The QTE gameplay seems to be cool. Realy great job for the graphics.

iossif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:36pm

too bad that it's so short. very nice graphics and music.

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Best art I've seen so far. Very limited of course, but interesting!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:59pm

This was really charming. I could definitely stand to play a longer version of this.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Cute minimalist art style. Shame it's so short :(

boardtobits says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Really short, but a very cool concept. Would love to see more of it. And oh yeah, gorgeous art style.

Sam Twidale says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:17pm

Lovely setting and art style, short but left me wanting more!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:44am

The graphics are fantastic, but this game needs a lot more content. 72 hours may have been a better choice.

Elenesski says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:51am

fun times. Loved the creepy monster. I could get past the first level.

HACKhalo2 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:10am

You seriously need to expand this idea. It's such a great start, and I will gladly throw money at a longer one

EwChap says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:51am

Amazing how much comes across so quickly with this one. I love the idea of an adventure game where you are presented with a visual scenario and have to chose fast. Not sure if this has been done before but man it plays great. Would love to see this with a good amount of options added. Also I would give more points for style if I could.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:41am

really short, but i like the alternate ending and the monster's attack is really sweet!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:01am

love the clean art! wish there was just a little more to the game then 2 options.

mklee says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:27am

Woah so slick. Really nice set up here and the idea of the simple time-sensitive actions is really clever. It's super short, but I would love to see this expanded into a full game!

im-oab says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:20am

Nice animation.

Patacorow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:16am

It's like playing on a well designed poster
loved the art style

Dianouille says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:52am

Loved it !!! Too bad it's that short but still awesome !

johnhackworth says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:04am

Woah. Best audio / visuals of all the games I've played until now. Seriously impressive!

sydream says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:51am

Very polished, nice artistry with good quality audio/visual. However it's not short or super short, it's a micro adventure ... Would have loved if it was longer, you got something there, keep on working :)

steve says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Lovely art style

Thepattybeast says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:20pm

When you said super short you did not lie. The graphics and music were cool and i like the entire idea in general.

KodingNights says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Controls did not work

ArchBang says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Beautiful, beautiful small game. Could easily imagine this developing into a nice little adventure.

geckojsc says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Amazing style, solid concept! I agree that it needs to be longer and maybe the Jam would have been a better choice :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Like Birke said, Lovely Artworks but more gameplay would have been great! I hope you think about adding some content!

Ulydev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23pm

I want more! Turn this into a full game!

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

Excellent art, polish and overall presentation. It's all ace!

But erm, what game? It's not really, really really really a super pretty slideshow. With a big load time :p

S0lll0s says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Art is very cool and the concept is interesting. Looks very polished.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:19pm

Art and music were fantastic. I was so excited about the game, and then it was over. Would love to see a complete version of this

JoshuaBurr says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:47pm

Loved everything about this. I like the thought of a point and clicker type game where you need to make choices quickly. Looks and sounds amazing.

kmiitz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:50pm

I loved it. The design is great !!! Animations are perfect. Hope you'll continue a bit?

superfreak says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Adore the art! So adorable :3

foxboard says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:59pm

The concept is nice, but the game is far to short to be able to be properly evaluated IMO. I like the take on the graphics, and would quite like to see more of it!

Code Medicine says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:59pm

This is really impressive! I love to see people do so much with so little. The visuals are top notch, animation is great, audio is solid, story is excellent. The only thing I wish for is more to play though. Nice job here.

Kuchalu says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:02am

One of the best art styles i've seen this jam. Shame it's a bit short.

cjacobwade says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:28am

Enjoyed the aesthetics a lot. Wish the decisions were more meaningful.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:41am

Amazing art, but you were not kidding when you said it was SUPER short haha :D

Wefiends says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:21am

Unfortunately short, but what was there left us wanting more. Great art!

benmcnelly says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:47am

This could go places, love the animation.

Karai17 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:11am

Pretty game with easy controls. I wish there was more content. :(

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:36am

This was a cool game conormn. I really loved the animations you put into this game, and the art style you chose was very good. Hopefully, this may be a small taste for an even bigger game in the future. (If you catch my drift) :)

pixelgriffin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:15am

This is a very interesting game. I really enjoy the graphics and sound design. The idea is very unique as well. I just wish there was more than two rooms!

Jimjam says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:05am

It's a pity you ran out of time for adding more stuff, but this is damn amazing in its graphics, audio and overall mood! I love the very simplistic, clean style, and the monster's animations are stunning. Awesome stuff.

randomhuman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:08am

Super-cute art style, I love it! With a few more decision points added I think this could be a really engaging game.

Tselmek says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Amazing graphics and audio. The game is really short but you've got a pretty solid base for a future game, can't wait to see what you'll do.

uheartbeast says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Amazing art and animations.

Sparrow says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Awesome game, short but sweet! I had to download the source because the game doesn't load on the webpage.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:25pm

Nice art direction, the atmosphere of the game is great, so bad that the gameplay is too limited. But this is a compo, and I think you spent time on graphics and animation. Good entry!

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Totally amazing art! Like Chris Ware in space! Love this and would love to see a huge adventure game made like this.

HThomson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:35pm

I love this whole thing, the art, the animations, the bouncy soundtrack, everything!
Please make this longer

Dizzly says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Too longer intro. Also the gameplay is minimal, but the visual are great!

Split82 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Exceptionally great graphics and audio. Loved it.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:04pm

Excellent animation, design and sound. It's a pity it's so short :( I'd love to watch it grow into a full game!

Ithildin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Really cool art style (and very polished audio design, too). The two-choice menus concept seemed to go in an interesting way, but the game was too short.

Good job!!

RougeRogue says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:47pm

It was a lot of fun to play, looked, and sounded great; however it was a bit short. I'd assume having graphics this good would mean compensating a lot of the gameplay. Other than that, though, it's awesome. Great job!

handkor says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:06am

This is a fantastic entry. Good job. I quite enjoyed your game.

Mr. Jif says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:18am

Really cool style, sad that it's so short though! :)

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:05pm

Looks really good it's to bad its so short :(

Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Really awesome! I love the style and the animation of the monster movement is great. So's the ship.

Of course the only criticism is the length! There wasn't enough time to listen to the whole of the music track (also awesome). I really hope you have the time to expand on it, just 4-5 more screens would really flesh it out.

Also, the time-pressure mechanic is really nice, and keeps with the setting.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Really love the art and music. Also the time pressure to make decisions. Great work!

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Love it. The sound, the visuals, everything. Don't even mind that it's so short, it just feel so good

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:22pm

WOW, awesome entry dude ! Can't believe it's a 48 hour solo work. The presentation is the best I've seen so far. So many 5's ! Keep it up !

andreiichim says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:06pm

I love it. I was so disappointed when I realized how short it is. I want more of this!

pereubu says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:14am

this is the kind of visuals I deeply fall in love with. I'd love to see more of this. Also great music :>

LittleThor says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:12pm

Not sure this is a real game but ... whatever! It's beautiful! Awesome artwork.

LeafThief says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:33pm

It looks great and is a welcome change in art for LDs.

alexrus07 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Excellent entry, great minimalistic graphics. Could've been longer :(

SpringCabal says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:20pm

Too short, aah too short. I was really expecting something amazing by the looks of the intro, but alas there really wasn't much.
Graphics were simple but yet very good, and the music was great. Can't tell how great it really is in extended play though.
Hopefully you'll add some more content later on :)

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:59am

The simplistic art style looks great. I imagine it being on mobile for some reason, haha. Hope you work on this more. :D

Strike says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:13pm

So much potential here.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:18am

Noooooooo why must it end so quickly! 5 star graphics and mood. Please develop this into a full game!

Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Really great art and mood. Short and sweet :)

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:51pm

It could be better if...
- I could skip or accelerate the initial text.
- Have more game. :D It's so short.

Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Superb Graphics! I love the Vector-style animation. I couldn't get the controls to work and kept getting killed.

Great entry for such a short time.

-Loi LeMix

jackrugile says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:46am

Such a great art style and movement concept. I'd love to see this developed further.

valid4life says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Loved the basic flat art style! Very visually appealing

jwin says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:46pm

Stunning art style, I'd definitely play more of something like this!

treeman says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 8:15am

Super short but the graphics are fantastic.

hexagore says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:03am

Great art and animation. Probably the shortest ludum dare game I ever played. I got very confused with the controls being listed as "cursor" because I assumed that meant cursor keys. Eventually I tried the mouse!

Clearly this level of art has a price in terms of how much you can do in 48 hours but it's nice to see this quality, even as a tiny snapshot, in the competition.

KeyboardCat says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:04pm

Beautiful ! But that's really short :)

Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Nice are and music, but it's really too short.

Sep 5, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Super short, but very, very well done. I included it in part 17 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Galvesmash says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 7:44pm

The premise of game is really cool. I hope you continue the game!

jofra says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Realy awesome game! One of best graphics and animations i have seen. It has a very motion graphics fell. Great mood.

dancingmad says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:49pm

Professional graphics and animations but it's so short, we would like to see more!

psychonull says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:46am

This is amazing. It's not anywhere close to being short for the quality delivered here!

Demy says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:25pm

The game is very short, but I love these graphics

Geckoo1337 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 9:21pm

Really nice aesthetic but really really short. I want more because this creature is so cute. Thank you for cool entry ++

grywhttl says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Wish there was more!

JackDegree says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:33am

Great art, really a shame that it's so short! Please do a post-compo version!

Patomkin says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:48am

The art is amazing, but content is quite lacking :( Would really want to play more of this

LukeZaz says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 5:02am

Incredibly short, yet quite good. Art was excellent, and everything mixed together very well.

ReddogStone says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Everything about this game is great, except for it being extremely short. I would love to have more of it!

wavertron says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:01pm

Just a tad short, not a lot of "game" in there.
Great minimalist art style

qkerguelen says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Great art and audio ! really enjoyed it !

Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Lovely short experience, and simple but effective take on the theme.

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