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

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Forest Monster

by Geckoo1337 - Jam Entry

Hi folks. This is my contribution for Ludum Dare 33. I did a little casual game with a cute monster frog which is trying to catch all flies around it. In order to move, click on the screen and frog follows the last point which has been selected. But be careful because you must avoid all bombs and catch some bonus so as to decrease time flow. I did three game modes - ARCADE does not include bombs or bonus, but you need to catch all flies. If a fly goes out the screen, you lose a life. TIMER displays bombs and bonus, but you need to do the best score in a predefined time (avoid the bombs - you have three lives). The last mode is ZEN - no time, but bombs are possible. Do the best score. Thank you to share with me your feelings about my project. I hope that you enjoy it. I wish you the best ++

I used Unity 5 + monodevelop, Gimp, SFXR and Soundtrap for the music.

Salut à tous. Voici ma contribution pour cette 33ème session du LudumDare. J'ai fait un jeu du style « casual game » avec une grenouille monstrueuse (génocidaire de mouches) laquelle doit attraper un maximum d'insectes. Pour déplacer cette grenouille, cliquez sur l'écran afin de sélectionner un point. Néanmoins, soyez prudent, car il faut éviter les bombes. Il y a aussi des bonus afin de réduire la vitesse du temps, et ce, afin de mieux gérer vos déplacements. Trois modes de jeu sont disponibles – ARCADE ne comprend que des insectes, lesquelles il faut attraper. Si une mouche quitte l'écran, vous perdrez une vie. TIMER vous oblige à faire un maximum de points dans un laps de temps déterminé. Attention aux bombes ! Le mode ZEN n'est pas limité par le temps...
Bref ! Tout ça pour dire qu'il vous faut essayer. J'espère que vous apprécierez. Je vous souhaite le meilleur ++

Вот! В конце концов я смог сделать маленькую видеоигру. Вы - лягушка (или жаба). Нашей подруге нравится кормиться мухами, но она должна обратить своё внимание на то, что вокруг её двигаются тоже много бомб. Попробуйте избегать их. Чтоб передвигать лягушку, кликайте мышкой на изображение - лес. Я надеюсь, что вам понравится мой проект. До свидания. Я вам желаю успехов ++

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GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:16am

Very soothing game. This could be popular on mobile or tablet devices. :)

The frog looks nice! He is not a monster.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:51am

Simple gameplay; polished art and music. Great Job!

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:49am

Give me my iPad! :)

chabuduo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:54am

Fun game! Evading bombs feels great!

liquidmedia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23am

Cool Game it like the old Missile Command game, I use to play that one for hours.

Lianne Booton says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23am

Pretty game :)

zuurr says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:26am

i am unconvinced of this frogs monstrocity

otherwise this has a lot of polish (multiple game modes? what is this) and is overall nice.

i agree with the other commenter who said it would probably do well on mobile.

eric777 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:27am

Very nice!!!! Fantastic graphics and audio. Plays well. Feels sorta like upside-down missile command? Best game I've reviewed so far for LD33.

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:53am

I see that your target platform was mobile. Art is awesome.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:54am

OK. I understand you my friends. Give me a few days and I post here an Android version of this game ++

Pusty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:56am

Nice art you made there!

Monkokio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:10am

Super cute! I wish I could play on a touch screen!

Zambini says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:02am

Nice easy to pick up gameplay. The bombs add a nice challenge, especially because you travel to your click instead of instantly teleporting there.

The song is pretty great as well :D

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:26am

Finally I did a release of this game for Android. You can directly download it using the link which I added. I hope that you enjoy my little project on your mobile device ++

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:00am

Nice game! Simple and fun... nice artwork, too.

Oxygamer says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:30am

Who is the Monster ?! I'm not sure that game was for Ludum Dare only.

Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:02pm

Loved this game, it has a very cute look and the music is also very fitting to the style. My high score was 3k on Arcade mode.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:07am

Movement felt a bit weird, but otherwise very nice!

kaype says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:26am

The gameplay is good, but it has a generic 'mobile game' vibe tbh. The art is consistent and overall it's a cute game.

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:20am

Nicely polished! This can be something interesting if you choose to develop it further!

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:58pm

A mobile version would be great!
To me the arcade should have bombs and not the timer one, but it's just me.
Exelent job!

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:13pm

very simple and fun concept! not sure if it fits the theme :s and artistically i would liked it more if the background fited the gameplay better - ex: the fly makes sence but a flying frog seems wierd. this is just me being picky X)

Hamsternator says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Feels perfect for tablets =)
I really liked the timed mode but I think it would be good if the archs the flies follow would differ in heights a bit. As it is the arcade mode gets pretty easy if you stay upp high and only go left and right.

Super cute and charming presentation, but not quite sure I agree with the frog being a monster ;)

treeman says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:41am

Nice and simple. Graphics and audio were great!

MrTwister says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:23pm

It's a very addicting game! As another user said before it's perfect for smartphones and tablet devices.
The connection with the theme is a bit weak though.

Graphics are amazingly polished and clean. Would definitely love to see this developed further!

bvanschooten says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:57am

I played it on my Android tablet. Works well, though the frame rate is slow (15fps or so). Nice graphics, though I'd like to see some animation. Nice music, though the sound effects are a little minimal.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Thank you for your support bvanschooten. I have tested my project on a Samsung Galaxy Tab4 and different other mobile devices. I played with a good frame rate. However I know that I can optimize some code parts. Thank you ++

Zeriver says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:41am

Neat game for smartphones, shame mine is broken at the moment. Anyway mechanics are pretty simplistic but kinda addicting, fun game to jump in when you have 5-10 free minutes (which is ideal for mobile games).

dregamr says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:52pm

Graphics are really good!!
Fun, great music...
It's a really good work!! I loved it! :)

Ulydev says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Cute and polished entry!

derr says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:44am

The fresh colors and the relaxing music made the zen mode real fun to play. I have no mercy with those pesky flies whatsoever! One round began with 5 bombs flying at me, but I survived.

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:02pm

The atmosphere of the graphics and audio have nothing in common. A video game simple and fun, perfect for mobiles.

puppetmaster says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Love the comic graphics, the game elements could have some little animation. The music makes the mood. Lovely entry, congrats!

LeoM says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:46pm

The arcade is just too hard ! ^^
Fun to play and very clean graphics.

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Very good art. :]
Good casual game.

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:45pm

would be funnier on touch device. unfortunately I had to test it on my computer. I don't remember when frogs became monsters ;p

HThomson says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 6:33pm

Basic premise is quite fun, although I feel like the controls would have been more intuitive had the frog followed the mouse cursor rather than having to click. This was more of an issue on the arcade game mode, the zen and timer modes both worked fine with the default control scheme.

marvalgames says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:13am

This game tricked me into thinking it was easy because its cute. Very polished and fun. Solid . played on tablet

crucknuk says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Nice game! I really like the graphis. This game reminds me of fruit ninja

xWarZonex says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 3:51pm

I enjoyed the game, I think it is a pretty solid entry. I like the art, and I really like the splatter (would have been nice to have audio on the splat). The only thing I have against this game, is I don't see how this applies to the theme. Besides that, nice entry!

Bug notice : You can't collect timers

Geckoo1337 says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:50pm

XWarZonex. Thank you for your comment. When the frog monster hits a time bonus, it not disappears, but time flow decreases - time=time/2. It's not a bug ++

Flaid says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 11:11pm

I think that this game would work great on an iPad! Avoiding the bombs was simple but challenging a the same time, and I liked that the graphics were simple but very approachable.

Well done!

WubAlliance says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:21am

Fun entry! The audio is fantastic, and your sprites are extremely detailed and visually appealing. I wish there were a little bit more animation for the frog, at the moment he seems rather lifeless :P . Aside from that, everything was coherent and felt polished. Nice job, I would love to see more of this!

Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:36pm

Your game has been rated by our team member Antonin Charvat (music composer). Here is his comment: Great art, but I missed at least some small animations of the frog. Also controls weren't suitable for me since I played on touchpad. I think this should be awesome on mobile phones and tablets.

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 1:02pm

really great~
the mosquito also recalled me a demo which i played when i studied the FlashMX~~ cartoon characteristic enough,with the music i feel so good and relax~
these sprite may more juicy
love the Zen-Mode,time slowing-Down feels great~

Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:21pm

pretty nice game when it is on mobile, please try to ad combo's liked the art a lot

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