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

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Monster's Meal

by Sina - Compo Entry

Monster's Meal is a text base recourse management game, in which player does tried to maintain balance between the different food sources. player plays the role of a monster and has to eat every year. doing so he has 3 choices of attacking the village and eating the people, attacking the village and eating their livestock, or hunting in the wilderness. The village will defend itself and the livestock but not the hunting lands. and if their strength times their braveness divided by your Furiosity be greater than your strength they will kill you(Strength*Braveness/ Furiosity for attacking the town, and half of that for attacking the livestock.) Strength of the city raises based on the size of the livestock, so you will need to control the growth of it to both control the strength of the village and stop them from destroying the wilds where you can hunt. You can also increase your strength by going on a successful hunting trip.If the city strength or livestock or your food storage gets down to zero, you will loos the game, but if you stay alive for 100 turns you will win.

BTW this game had an extra challenge of not using any libraries(except simple things like iostream and iomanip)

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Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Kinda cool, but did I die or did it crash? I think I was on 6 turns. Then 12 i think. Felt kind of repetitive, but the idea was cool. Fried Villager. . .

Made in C++ Right?

Sina says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:12pm

@Flygamer101 Yes it was c++, can you explain the crash a bit more(when you die the game tells you the way you have died) Thanks a lot for giving it a try.

@SamPotasz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Kept crashing for me, too :-( I tried to see what message was displayed, but the game exited too quickly.

Sina says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:06pm

yeah, I now see the problem. the pause mechanism that I was using at time of death only works when ran by compiler. I'v done goofed. But yeah they are deaths. (you probably have attacked the village too many times!)

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Very retro, (as in it feels like a PDP-10 mainframe game ;)) although the game could give a little more feedback, e.g. change the color of the town's braveness from red to yellow to green, so I would know when to eat one of them without having a calculator ready to do the maths, that's not fun. Still very interesting interpretation of the theme.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:14pm

It's not my kind of game, but sound fare and cool. Nice one!

mde says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I liked the game and played it all the way through, but to see if you died or if you won you have to run the game from terminal. Also you could exploit your furiosity getting negative.

mar3k says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Cool idea, but it gets a bit repetitive after few turns. Also really cool ASCII styling.

Sina says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Thanks for noting that I totally missed that(although it's really strange that you don't die before it goes bellow 0 :D .)
I see how it get repetitive, but going trough the 100 turns presents the player with all the challenges the game have (last 50 being caused by player being overpowered.)

After all thanks a lot guys for giving it a try.

Electron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:35pm

Good idea and implementation , but I think some creativity would have boosted it

DarkBoulevard says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Nice idea! I liked it, and considering the limitations you really pulled it off! Good job!

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:54am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Zephyr Raine says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:20am

Not my cup of tea but pretty well done

tomdeal says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Did not get to the end, died before :( Could be a bit more non-repetitive, but cool anyways

xvw says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Wan't download the entry. :(

xvw says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Can't *

paquinn says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:44pm

I wish there were a better may to restart but I liked the idea, I found myself playing a few timers to see how far I could get.

Dejvo says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:26am

Nice one! it brought me back to times, when I was doing this in Free Pascal :D

Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Haha brilliant, love the humor too, I keep having problems with villagers protecting their cattle and killing me :D I think I was being too predictable.

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Kind of confusing, but overall, a creative entry!

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