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

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by Alexbrainbox - Jam Entry

Cel is a minimalist puzzle game.

Tap to select a cell. Which cell you select affects your valid next moves.
See the Tutorial for more in-depth information!

The Puzzle mode has a fairly robust scoring system, plus a number of "achievements" which award bonus points at the end of the game.

Not enjoying the theme too much, I have opted out of it.
The graphics and audio are CC0/attribution from other artists but I have decided to stay opted in just to gauge how people found them, rather than for any "glory-seeking". Feel free to judge accordingly.

Downloads and Links




Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Hi, I can't run this - your link just points to your homepage, and none of the games listed there are this one

Alexbrainbox says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:30pm

MrNyarlathotep: It's slightly hard to see due to the page layout but the body text says the following:

Due to a medical condition, I have been doing the Jam one day late (sun-tues).

This will become a proper entry very soon, promise!

Alexbrainbox says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:49am

Entry is up now - should be playable :)

danidre14 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:48am

While doing the tutorial, I was all like: Man this's gonna be easy.

Then I tried the puzzle..... ;__;

Neat little game, audio suiting. Nice entry.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Lovely concept & great music. Completed the tutorial, then LOL'd at the first level! If you could slowly grow the complexity from the last tutorial, this would be excellent - would love to see this on mobile with a bit of 'Threes' style polish.

Vaida says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:24pm

A shame that you did opted out of the theme. The graphics and audio work well, it looks slick. The page layout could have been improved, though. Nice work! :)

boardtobits says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:26pm

The noise when you reset is kind of a downer to hear each time, but I liked the puzzle. Also, yeah, not really on-theme, heh, but fun to play!

Ulydev says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:27pm

Wow. That's one great mechanic. Really good job with the minimalist yet efficient art and the flawless game design!

cbear_wallis says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:27pm

I love designing games like this myself so this was really fun for me! I love these kind of mechanics ;-; really sweet entry. I like the minimalistic graphics although I do feel like they could be tweaked. Overall this is one of my favorites so far this LD cx

Josho says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:31pm


HThomson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:33pm

I see you're abandoning the theme and forging your own path you little rebel you.

Nice little puzzler though, would make a good mobile game.

Did make a refreshing change from monster games tbf:)

bumbu says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:41pm

liked it. This is a new kind of puzzle, and it's nice.

Kuchalu says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:15am

Excellent music, awesome game and lovely visuals.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:02am

This is really good! Totally can see how this would work as a mobile game to play while commuting or something!
I think may be you could have still integrated the theme somehow by adding narration or backstory to the puzzles, since this already has a kind of calm labratory vibe to it but ultimately the game is probably better for not having included any of that. May be fluffy little juicy monsters? IDK.
Anway really like the calm style of this and the infographic look that really helped me understand the game even though I'm gloriously hung over from 3 days of jamming and partying. :)
Really nice work and again I think you should think about further developing and selling this as a mobile game somehow! Let us know if you do!

Pantoufle says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:13pm

I really like puzzle games like this one!
However, while I was expecting much after the tutorial, I was disappointed by the puzzle mode. It was too complexe, I couldn't figure out a strategy to beat it. Each cell was changing figure after I clicked on it. I was clicking randomly with the only hope to not be stuck during my next moves.
It's a shame because this idea could lead to challenging (and beatable) puzzles.
I really liked the minimalistic art and the music was a good choice to set a relaxing mood.
Great work! I'd like to play more of it. :-)

Draknek says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:39pm

The tutorial is really misleading as to the kind of game it actually is!

Would have played more hand-designed puzzles but I'm not interested in being presented with a giant grid of tiles where there's too many possibilities and that will take ages to play.

Dianouille says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Nice game but the audio is a little depressing x)

Shackhal says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:45am

Nice puzzle. Knowing that a big puzzle is difficult to the most of us, you added a score, making it attractive to replay. The game is fun, with a great puzzle mechanic and relaxing music.

But even if it's a jam entry, not using the theme is still bad.

Overall, the game passes.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:20pm

Glad I checked back as a playable game is now up.
Fun puzzler, but as others have mentioned, very disappointing to see the theme ignored completely.

derr says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:17pm

I miss puzzle games like this one. I played them all the time as a kid from shareware collection cd-roms. This one has a really neat idea. I love it! :)

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