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

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Meeuw

by TomBoogaart - Compo Entry

stupid game

CONTROLS:
keyboard: arrow keys, Z, X, C and maybe more
xbox 360 controller (use this if you can): sticks, right trigger, A & B

bye

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Ratings

#5Humor4.51
#6Fun4.37
#9Graphics4.61
#18Overall4.13
#21Mood4.12
#46Theme4.16
#64Audio3.72
#80Innovation3.75
#1226Coolness49%

Comments

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Everything about this game was amazing. Particles, models, animations, everything. Great game, hard to believe it was made in 48 hours. I could "see" the hard work xD

Post Scriptum: How did you get the pixelated effect?

OxyOxspring says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:12pm

11/10 Got to live out my dream of becoming a majestic flamethrowing seagull...

Shinmera says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:13pm

A hilarious and fun little time waster.

Now, please avoid using the Z key in the future, as it is extremely awkward on non-QWERTY keyboards. Sure, it is reconfigurable, but having something else like space be the default action key in this would've been a better choice.

The game overall is very well put together. By which I mean that everything (with the exception of music, which is sadly missing) fits together to form a nice whole. A Gesamtkunstwerk, as one might call it. The movement, animation, graphics, and effects all complement each other and are perfectly in theme to form a simple and clearly silly game.

I'm not entirely sure what else I could say about it. Aside from the music there is scarily little that could still be improved. Perhaps having more clearly laid-out goals --I was not sure why I would be collecting these small pillars? or if that's what I was supposed to be doing-- might be better. Maybe a counter for how many things you've destroyed so far could be neat.

Definitely one of the best entries I've played here. Very well done.

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:13pm

so much fun, I really think the graphics were great

lubos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:15pm

I doubt I will find cooler graphics than this!

ajopart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Stupidly awesome ! Like the graphics style a lot ! The explosions are great ! the animation of the bird is hilarious. Some minor collision bugs but nothing serious. Lack of gameplay, objectives... except for the killing part

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Now this is a strange one. It made me laugh and feel creepy at the same time.

The graphics are superb, the theme is amazing, the gameplay is basic, but fun. I really liked how everything you touch with fire instantly explodes. Sound effects are nice, and the lack of music actually adds to the mood of the game.

I kinda wish there was more gameplay to it, like a scoring system or something, but it's still a good 2-minute experience.

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:21pm

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING, BUT I'M PLAYING A FIRE BREATHING SEAGULL! :DDDD

My life is complete now, thanks.

On a more serious note, love the art style :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:41pm

One of my favourites so far for just crazy fun. Saw some posts on twitter about this so it's nice to get my hands on it. With a fire breathing seagull, who can ride a bike as the protagonist you can't go wrong.

cicanci says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51pm

So fun, you can ride a bike! Great job!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:23pm

I spent a few minutes absent-mindedly wandering around the cute little world picking up rods before realizing that I was playing as a seagull with *fire breath.*
My enjoyment of the game picked up considerably from there.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:23pm

hahaha great game, very crazy indeed, but that is cool, great take on the theme.

rattower says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24pm

It's like Syndicate.
With seagulls.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Being a seagull was one of my dreams:)) Fun little game. Graphics were great. Great work for a 48 hour game! It gives a lot of great feels.

JustinJ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:27pm

So great.

Stuff I loved:
* The general concept and art style, beautiful
* The way the people ran away
* The explosion animation
* The way the twigs each made a different sound
* The bird's feet, super funny

Only thing I didn't really like was the lack of a clear objective, I thought maybe by collecting all the twigs I'd make a nest somehow, but it wasn't clear to me if collecting them all did nothing or if I just missed one.

Regardless, loved it.

FlashMonkey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm

I like the graphic style and the fact that i am a duck which burns weverything down

Pixellation says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Riding the bike was the best part :D

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:45pm

I like flying around on the bike.

Nate says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:48pm

I love the art style.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:49pm

10/10 would buy it

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

Pretty hilarious. Would have loved to get a button prompt over the bike - needed to read the comment thread to figure out I could ride the bike.

g_o says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:16pm

THIS IS THE MOST UNREALISTIC THING EVER!!!
I MEAN - BIRDS RIDE BICYCLES?!!

Just kidding, but more seriously thats pretty funny haha
I like the graphics and humor.
The most curious thing I'd say is that this LD all the sadists are poping everywhere.. it's almost creepy haha!

HippGame says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Very funny, but there no real objectives to :/

xgeovanni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Since this appears to be a Unity game, why don't you make a Linux build?

architect404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:48pm

possibly one of the best bike-riding flame-throwering sea-gulling simulators I've ever played

conormn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:39am

Fire-breathing seagull for the win.

EwChap says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:02am

Fun game. Flamethrower Seagull was not something I would have ever thought of. Riding a bike no less. Great fun.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:39am

What a fun game. I even managed to climb the cliff at the left and get a view over what I had destroyed. Wasn't sure what the point of the stick things was though. Definitely made sure to destroy as much as possible. Would be cool too see this but you can fly too.

I'm just glad this exists and isn't called "Seagull Simulator"

Fenreliania says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:36am

Just amazing. Could have done with a bit more gameplay, because unless I'm missing something you just have the one small map, your bike, and your fire breath. I picked up all the sticks (or I think I did) and nothing seemed to change, although I did ride the bike up the walls and got my feet stuck somewhere super high up, which made walking awkward. Seriously good silly fun though, I'll probably come back numerous times to relax and romp.

TijmenTio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:57pm

Sick inverse kinematics

rubna says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:38am

good gta mod!!

NeanderG says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:21am

Really loved playing this game. Nice graphics, especially the fire particles. Some stuff with the seagull and collider but overall very pleasing.

mathijs750 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:25pm

10 van de 10 meeuwen. Would play again

saucygames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:50am

10/10 I'm in love

napoleon says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:51pm

BLASTOISSSEEEE !
Also, the title makes more sense after searching what Meeuw meant in Dutch.

nomand says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:56pm

This is so good! I love little oddities like these :D

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