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

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I: Alien

by gnuwilliam - Compo Entry

Hit space and start jumping on human's heads! This is I: Alien. Kill as much humans you can.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#583Humor2.43
#661Theme3.07
#731Fun2.63
#748Graphics2.51
#848Mood2.11
#887Overall2.49
#895Innovation1.97

Comments

Tigris says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Good effort and promising.
Small bug or feature: You can still press "up" at a door during your death animation thingy.

gnuwilliam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Thanks! It's actually my first game ever, and also my first Ludum Dare! Looking forward to learning and improving my skills for the next compos. :-)

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Fun game. i was really trying to kill all the humans without touching the ground once X)
gj

blurryroots says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Hard game ;) But if its not hard enough, try passing all the levels while not killing a single human! =P
Also, it looks hilarious when the already dead alien still hops on top of the heads of some humans!

Hamsternator says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Not bad for a first game, but unfortunately the colission detection seems to have some issues if you're landing on multiple people at the same time.

Good luck with your continued devving =D

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Fun game. although quite simple i was really trying to kill all the humans without touching the ground once X)
gj

Pickens Inc. says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Kind of a cool goomba-murdering simulator, though I did sometimes get killed by being bounced.

nozzergaming says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23pm

Really liked your idea. Very original and fun to play.

Vem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23pm

I wanted to jump on so many heads! Then I jumped on two heads at once and died :(

I'd suggest setting the aliens hurtbox quite a bit higher than the actual sprite. It's way to easy to die to crowds, otherwise.

Fun game in general though.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Fun game with a difficult control scheme. I think that the controls work well though. I like the artwork and the subtle things like the blood effects.

Flaid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:35pm

I found the best strategy to be to skip your way to the door and get more people and then just hope to land on them. My best score was obtained after I died -- I kept bouncing around (no longer under my own control) killing humans left and right.

Overall I liked it!

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:38pm

It plays really nicely - the art is pretty nice too. It's a bit strange without music or sounds, but I understand.

MrFreakys says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:40pm

levels are still same and can be skipped. But it's ok.

Rongefilet says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Simple yet very fun, good job for a first game ! ^^

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:59pm

no web/mac :(

Pierrec says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:06pm

sometimes it's hard to get what hit you, but I like the fact you still can kill a lot of people after your death.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Cool game with nice graphics, I felt quite bad at each human I jumped on! Good luck! :)

tayl1r says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Nice job, esp for a first game.

ajopart says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Congratulation for your first game. There is everything you expect for a jam game. The art is nice, lack some audio. Check BFXR next time to create sound !

barigorokarl says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Nice game! Was fun bouncing around.

DragonGino says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:35pm

not bad for your first game. you keep it easy and simple for yourself.now i would suggest that you improve the game with some more variation. like most platforms. but overall nice for a first game.

Aglavra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:41pm

It is simple, but fun. I liked to make a combo jumping from one head to another... especially after death)))

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:44pm

Really cool game, awesome idea great job :)

Sparrow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Promising game, I would've liked some sound and music. Also most of the time you die when colliding with humans who overlap each other.

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:55pm

Much better than I thought at first. It's actually a lot of fun!

DrZanuff says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Hahaha, in the third level, I almost killed all humans after i was killed. My corpse remained jumping, squashing those poor souls. Good game!

LucJonny says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:56pm

Its fun when you're already dead and still kills a lot of humans

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:12am

This was a good game, the graphics looked nice and the gameplay was simple yet moderately fun.

Cerberus says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:54am

it was very addictive, loved the controls and the graphics were fine. nice job.

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Good take on the theme. It was fun jumping on the human's heads to take them out. More challenging that I would've expected too. Nice work.

Zammalad says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:38pm

Good effort for your first try.

Strange bug when I died, I seemed to bounce around randomly killing more people. Not sure if this was intended or not.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:32am

In some ways, the best part was dying and seeing how many people you could still hit. I could also see racking up a bonus for every person you hit without hitting the ground. Good work!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:34am

I found a bug when 2 humans overlapping, if i try to kill them, i die instead.

cynicalmonkey says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:34pm

really enjoyed, would of liked a chain bonus for people killed without hitting the ground

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:19pm

Nice little graphics. Great game :D

Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:46pm

I find this incredibly addictive. Silly but fun. I love the fact that you can keep killing them after you are dead and even advance to the next level if you land on the door. Like a way to redeem yourself by luck. I don't know if it was intended though :P Nice work for a first time!

guoboism says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:57am

Nice work! I like platformers

Biruts says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 12:53am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Simonaiso says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:34am

Nice little jumper game! Works really fluently and funny character design.

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Interesting game and especially good for your first LD - great effort!

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