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

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Quest for the Castle

by igoramendola - Jam Entry

(* Webcam is required *)

Well, I wasn't considering to participate on Ludum Dare 33. I had some commitments this weekend and my previous idea for a game was too complex for the available time. BUT, yesterday (sunday) at night this new idea came to my mind. I had less than 24 hours to finish it, besides I had to work today (monday). So, my available time was pretty short, but the game would be pretty simple, so I decided to try it... and I couldn't make everything that I wanted hahaha but I could finish the main concept.

If you have already finished and you're thinking that it is stupid... yeah, it is :P
Many years ago, I saw a flash game called "Quest for the Crown" ( ) and the first thing that I thought was "WHAAAT?", then I laughed a lot for a while. It is so stupid but so hilarous at the same time... at least to me hahaha. So, my entry is inpired on that game. In case you liked, try the post-jam version later.

Use arrows to move the character and SPACE to use the sword.

Made with Flash (AS3) and Photoshop.

Thank you :)

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Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:12am

Made me chuckle. Especially the ending music :)

broknecho says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Cute idea. Fun use of the theme :)

JoJoX says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 9:16am

Really fun interpretation of the theme. Very short but nice ending too.

Jakob37 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 8:48am

Interesting take on the theme :)

hunttis says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Stupid, like you said, but still gave me a chuckle :D

Sep 5, 2015 @ 7:40pm

what a pleasant 8 bit sound! Great graphics too, lovely pixels - Congratulations! You could expand the game! Would be awesome!

Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:27am

Very funny, and a great use of the webcam.

local minimum says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Interesting use of webcam for the game. I would have liked the image to be a bit pixelated to work with the general style. And I'm not sure it needs to be longer, but maybe give the monster a health bar that the player has to hack down for a while. Monster still as passive as now. I liked the game.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Thanks everybody for your comments and feedback :D

@local minimum - Initially, I put a filter to make pixelated the webcam image, but I didn't like the result because I wanted pixels with the same proportion of pixelart graphics, and the player's face was too much pixelated. So, I felt that the webcam without pixelated filter looked less weird than having different pixel proportions. By the way, the text has a different pixel proportion, but using the same it looked awful. Anyway, I'll consider to put an option to activate the pixelated filter.
I liked the health bar idea and I'll put on the post-jam version. However, I'll maintain the option of killing monster with just one hit hehehe. A sudden death makes it more stupid, and it's part of the idea based on the game that have inspired me.
Thanks again for your feedback :)

StabAlarash says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:42pm

what an ending !!! :P

crucknuk says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:23am

Made me giggle :)
would have been nice to see the idea getting real.There is something there that was telling me "yeah it would have been good if there was more!"
It is polished but lacks a bit of gameplay, so i'm sure you could have done more! :)
looking forward.

ReddogStone says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:27am

This IS a true successor to "Quest for the Crown", indeed :D

careless says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:34am

haha very nice entry!

I did not even put up a fight, I am ashamed!

Great graphics, nice sounds and a really clever idea. Love it!

Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:56am

I think this might be my new favorite entry!

Very well done on Graphics, Humor, and Theme.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 5:31am

Oh! Thank you all for your comments and your kind words ^_^

PixlWalkr says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:33am

That ending.. made me speechless and think about life while I'm listening to the BGM :P Nice usage of the webcam also. I like it! :)

klbrazil says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:40am

best ending 6/5

peterthehe says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:57am

I really like the whole photo thing :3 Really cute overall - short and sweet

Sep 13, 2015 @ 5:27am

Liked the use of the webcam, was a nice touch to go with the theme. Wish you'd had more time to fill it out more but can understand with the last minute decision that was hard to do. Funny entry.

pixzleone says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 7:49am

made me laugh! :D

xvw says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:40am

Brilliant ! Love the graphics and the theme 's using !

scriptorum says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:31am

Huh. I ... AM ... the monster. <self-reliazation/><immediately-seeking-therapy/>

Sparrow says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Short but fun! Wish there was some music.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:37am

Thank you very much to all for having played and especially thanks for your feedback :D

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