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

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A Peaceful Farm Stroll

by iMer - Compo Entry

....of DEATH!

- Blood
- Death
- Animal Slaughter
- Blood
- Bloodsplosions
- Flowers
- Powerups
- Crunching


This is my take on "You are the monster" - I have chosen the literal interpretation - I hope my lack of creativity is gonna be made up by a completed (to my satisfaction) game with sounds and even (shitty, i cant music) music!

Gameplay Tips:
Use the arrow keys to lunge at stuff. This is gonna be your main movement, but it uses energy.
Use WASD to move to the middle.
Animals restore energy. Special ones restore more.
The other objects distract the monster in its blood rage, but do nothing.
Get rid of the music by pressing "m"
Collect powerups.

No osx build since I dont have access to one, the linux build is untested - If there are any issues compiling it yourself is pretty easy - install sfml deps, run cmake and compile (dont forget to init/update the git submodules)
Windows version may require the visual c++ 2013 runtime

Downloads and Links




loadsofmana says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:49am

this ones a ton of fun, the controls feel great, the visuals while basic effectively convey the purpose of things, and the pacing feels fantastic.

mpw1989 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:43am

Awesome game! I love the controls! Using WASD to move around and direction keys to strike enemies is really cool and fun. I gave 5 stars for innovation.

shimage says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:28am

I feel that controls fresh. Nice music. I got 600pt!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:42am

I think you have made a good game I believe you should aim to improve on your character design and very simple graphics despite the short time frame :D

frokes says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:44am

Nice! The concept is a little bit more original and the gameplay is solid. I would maybe have added an HP bar that goes down when you hit rocks and stuff.

IndigoWolf says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:11am

Was a lot of fun when finding a large herd of animals :D

WebFreak001 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:14pm

Super fun and innovative game! I liked the little details that you can even eat your mouse. A bit dependent on RNG but it was always possible.

Super Hamster says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:59pm

High score of 22,180! I think that is pretty good. The game got stupidly hard at the end though. Like there would be one animal every 5 seconds and I had to hope that I would get another round of the OP lgbt-pride cows. I think instead of making the number of animals decrease, maybe actually have them increase and have the meter drop faster. Overall, nice simple game! Good job!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:50pm

man this was fun! very stupid...very mindless...very fun :-). You kept it simple but it has enough variety to be played over and over. I didn't find the music annoying btw. it didn't get into the way. Great entry - this might be something I actually keep playing after the evnt since it is great for a 5 minute game break while working.

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