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

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Lux

by Shadow Dreamer - Jam Entry

This is an unfinished game, made for the Ludum Dare 33 Jam. I basically finished the essentials for the game, but there is currently only music I cooked up in 20 minutes, no other audio, no great level design, the file size is very big, and the game can occasionaly be slightly laggy, etc.

But the concept should be pretty clear, and most of the basic functions are in place. After the Jam is over, I'll probably upload a more finished version of the game. Thank you for playing!

Instructions:

Move with the arrow keys, pause with "p", restart with "r".
Avoid the light and devour your enemies.

Everything in this game was made by me in under 72 hours, using Stencyl, Cubase, Audacity, and paint.net (getpaint.net).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#155Innovation(Jam)3.55
#197Mood(Jam)3.58
#244Theme(Jam)3.80
#274Audio(Jam)3.37
#303Overall(Jam)3.48
#347Graphics(Jam)3.75
#388Fun(Jam)3.24
#795Humor(Jam)2.25
#1752Coolness36%

Comments

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:07am

This is a really wonderful concept, the art is simple but effective and the pacing is perfect. Excellent work.

mantis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:08am

Very cool game! I wish there was more levels!

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:11am

Really fun actually, I like the challenge, but I think you should get punished more for being in the light, instadeath

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:24pm

@Shaw

Thanks, dude! Glad to hear you like it. Your game is awesome as well, btw!

@mantis

Thanks, dude! I wish there were more levels too, but I just started studying at a university, in the middle of the competition, so there are a lot of things I didn't have time to do :(

@chromebookbob

Thank you! I guess that could work for some level designs, but with the current ones, some levels would be unbeatable, and you wouldn't have time to see the "monster" :D

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Nice game! You should keep improving this!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Great concept. Really fun game

SeaMonster131 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Nice concept, it was fun. Good job :)

Connors says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Sorry man, I gave it maybe fifteen minutes and it didn't load. I think something IS wrong.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:43pm

@bigbuggames

Thanks! Hopefully I will, once I get the time ;)

@DruhinM

Thanks a lot!

@SeaMonster131

Thank you :3

@Connor

It still runs for me, which means it's probably something with your system (it shouldn't load longer than 10-30 seconds, depending on your system). Did you try different browsers? Did you try removing cookies?
The game actually has a legit loading screen, but for some reason, itch.io compresses the files in such a way that it won't show, which is why you can't see that it's loading. But if you really waited that long, you could try several things (like updating your flash player).

I'll play all of your games when I get the time, probably tomorrow! Thanks for the feedback ;)

PowerSpark says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:38am

Cool art and concept! It's really similar to what my game is like, so of course I'll love it.

Sep 9, 2015 @ 10:09am

@PowerSpark

Cool! Thanks a lot :3
I'll check your game out at a later point today ;)

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:58am

Moody, music was perfect match to the graphics. loved the stealth gameplay. Excellent job!

Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:32am

@bossmojoman

Thanks dude! I'll check your game out right away ;)

Patomkin says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 9:27am

Grim setting, awesome art style, innovative gameplay - great entry!

Sep 10, 2015 @ 3:01pm

@Patomkin

Thank you! I'll play your game later today, when I get back home ;)

bloomingbuds says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:17am

Very nice concept and art!

Sep 11, 2015 @ 9:48am

@bloomingbuds

Thanks a lot! :D

athaclena says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Your monster is the most adorable monster I've seen. I can see what you mean about being unfinished, but it's still really good. Great work!

pixzleone says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:52pm

Nice game!

Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:13pm

@athaclena
@pixzleone

Thank you both :3

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:03pm

This is just great. I love "stealth" games and this one is incredibly beautiful and fun. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Awesome music and nice graphics. It's very aesthetically pleasing.

Could definitely be longer! Good job! LOVED IT!

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