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

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Up There - A Monster's Tale

by Otrora Games - Jam Entry

A Monster Tale

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moon519 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:07pm

Graphics and music really great, I don't know if you made everything yourself but still a great work.
Very funny game!

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Hi, thanks lot. Yeah, I made all the graphics and programming. Music is from

Bocodillo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Quite fun! I like the idea a lot and the graphics look really nice. Good job.

CrownCity says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:18pm

I found it really funny and surprising how you don't know what to expect. The bad thing about this is sometimes you just get higher and suddenly you are death without doing something bad. The touch of the jetpacks and the flying japanese people is funny.

euske says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:30pm

Love the game mechanics. I especially liked the "bonus" area at the end of a level.

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Thanks a lot. Those bonus areas were my favorites. I would have liked to include more, but time beat me :)

sausagroll says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:12pm

really well polished for a game jam, well done!

SvenFrankson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:12pm

Nice polish, well done !

yokcos700 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Graphically, this game is nice and consistent, and it looks good. Kind of inappropriate for a game about a monster slaughtering innocent hang-gliders and turning them into stars, but I can look past that.
Occasionally, a flying sea mine (sky mine?) or beehive will approach too fast for me to conceivably react. You should probably stop that from happening.
If I jump off a platform and land on the trampoline from a great height, my jump height is mostly reset. That was annoying.
I'm pleased that there are platforms in the sky though. If there weren't, it would be a much more frustrating game.

cxsquared says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Really nice job on making a nice and polished game. I really enjoyed everything a lot my only slight gripe would be that the bomb spawns sometimes seemed to prevent me from progressing at all. But overall a really awesome game.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:17pm

Well packaged with the intro screen, credits, sound, graphics, smooth gameplay. But feels like a clone of existing games out there, to the point that it was just change the graphics of a template and drag and drop items, not much innovation. Maybe not too original, but looks like Construct 2 is a decent game engine.

Nichii says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:28pm

Fun little game, Sometimes i die from dropping on top of the trampoline though. Maybe it's my fault but a small tutorial would be nice. xD

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:51pm

One thing I can assure you stahlmanDesign. This game was NOT made from a template. I have 4 year of experience as a game designer, 3 of them using Construct2. This 'decent game engine', as you called it, is so easy to use for a no programmer like me that you don't have the need to use a template when you can code everything from scratch in a short time. So your comment is completely misconceived. Apart from the jump mechanic that you could track back to Doodle Jump, this game have nothing that could qualify it as a clone. I'm curious to know what game are you exactly referring to.

derr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Very polished entry! The character is very adorable and the music really sets the mood and encourages you to try over and over. It gets very hard to avoid bombs and bees you haven't seen before at a certain speed level but I guess that's the point!

McFunkypants says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Really simple in a good way - accessible and fun immediately, and it ran nice and smoothly. Good work!

tGiant says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Very nice game for mobile. Well done.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:49am

Simple but fun.

jackrugile says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:08am

I love the character, well done!

Sunflower says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:38am

Them monsters sure don't know how to beehive. >:(

The yay:
- overall presentation
- bonus areas

The nay:
- the trampoline was acting odd; sometimes I was standing on it, but when pressing up I'd jump as high as I'd normally bounced, anyway
- jetpack actually is a bit of a trouble once it wears off, as you can't gradually learn the obstacles to avoid with subsequent jumps

Rather solid entry overall, but a bit buggy (and I don't mean the bees). ^^"

adsilcott says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Well polished game. I actually wanted to do a few playthroughs to get the highest score.

deBage says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:55pm

Wow, this game is so vivious! I played almost 10 times before write this comment to say congratulations! Incredible game!

And thanks for the comment in our game, Rockyzilla! ;)

deBage says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:58pm

*vicious :P

FrederickK says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Very cool concept with a nice twist! :)
In Firefox it had no sound, I really don't know why, had to play on Chrome.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:09am

Hooked me in immediately. Great and simple mechanic with the right look and sound. A bit of fine tuning and some achievements, and it's ready for market. My score: Peeps(67) Distance(11,495)

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Quite a cute, fun game! It feels really polished. Nice job!

Togimaro says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Really fun! And the graphics are cute

crucknuk says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Nice game! I like the graphics. I had a problem with audio on firefox, but it works fine on chrome

solarexplorer says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:09pm

Simple and fun, controls felt good. The speed increase was a little too fast for my taste.

tweedle says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Really great game! Well polished with simple mechanics. Audio and graphics are fantastic, and I enjoy the lighthearted feel of this game.
If this were released on iOS or Andriod I think it would be a hit!

Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:46pm

Great graphics and overall fun. A "happy monster" theme for a change. I could get the music to play?

Great Entry!

-Loi LeMix

bombjack says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 6:56pm

funny little game :)

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:55am

Ridiculously cute! Great take on the theme with some of the cutest artwork going :) Great job!

Oct 18, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Super cute game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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