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

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Monster Mash

by Budda - Compo Entry

Create your own monster and take on adventurers in Monster Mash. Use the bones of your foes to morph into a faster and deadlier version of yourself to fend off the growing number of bold adventurers that want your head.

[Instructions]
Download the zip file, extract everything and run the following:
- If on Windows: run game.bat
- If on Linux: run game.sh
- If on Mac: run game.command (you may need to chmod +x game.command first)

[Cheat Mode]
Press Ctrl+Alt+M at the title screen to receive some bones.

NOTE: When limbs have gone red, click in their icon in the design window to pay to heal them.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness53%
#385Graphics3.24
#408Theme3.48
#509Innovation2.93
#650Humor2.28
#706Overall2.86
#722Mood2.57
#749Fun2.59

Comments

TheZiggy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:07am

I was not able to run the game on mac. I tried running game.command as well as the jar, but neither launched the game.

The game looks and sounded great though (from the screenshots and description).

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:13am

This game was very fun to play and I really liked the graphics, I see a lot of potential in this game, in fact.

A_Cat5 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:21am

Great game did'nt fit my style

andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:48am

I was able to get the game to run on Mac. I opened up the terminal, went to that unzipped directory, did chmod +x game.command, and ran ./game.command. It worked, but I should have used some in-game instructions. My skeleton lasted through 2-3 battles before all the limbs got red. I was never able to buy anything though. Nice work for 48 hours!

ShIxtan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:39am

game.command didn't work on my mac...

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:34am

It looked like a good game, but I must have missed something... My skeleton died in the 3rd battle, all its bones became red and I couldn't do anything.
Despite that, graphics are very good and the personnalization of the skeleton was a good idea too :)

Afenda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:37am

When i have all of my bones are red, I can't restart. Idea is fun ! good job

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:15am

This game is clever and fun. Nice combinations of limbs!

Budda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Thanks all - just a note that you can pay to restore health on limbs by clicking on them in the design window after they are already selected. Not very intuitive I know, would've been one of the things I changed if I had more time.

Rothens says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:17pm

nice game :P

imalerich says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:30am

Was super confused when I first tried it out, certainly needs a tutorial component, maybe also think about adding some feedback when the user performs various attacks. I could see this going somewhere pretty cool. Great work for over a weekend. Did you do this in swing or a library like LibGDX or something?

JoJoX says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:10am

A bit hard to understand the controls but funny concept!

GBGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:19pm

I like the concept. It's simple, and I can see it being developed into a neat mobile game.

Unfortunately, when you lose a battle, the game is impossible. You have no bones to heal, and there's no way to quit.

I also found it impossible to get anywhere. If I ignore healing, I lose limbs before I can gain enough bones to upgrade. If I heal, then I lose limbs against a really tough opponent I can't fight against.

Biruts says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:00am

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.

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:34pm

The idea is very interesting, but after two or three fights the adventurer simply one-shotted all of my limbs and I couldn't do anything...

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