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

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Laser Monster Defense

by hexabeast - Compo Entry

You're from the planet Xebula-848, but you just crashed in the middle of an empty room, on another planet, for some complicated reasons.

People of this world sees you like a threat, and will use flamethrowers to kill you. You must stay alive as long as you can, and you'll be helped by your ability to throw lasers with your eyes.

I made this game with Java and LibGDX for the programming part, Photoshop for the graphics and sfxr for the sounds.

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pixelgriffin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:06am

Pretty fun! Quite difficult to play on a laptop though, that's for sure! I did really like your art direction though. I had originally planned to have a similar art direction in my own submission if you can believe it! Great work! Love to see some LibGDX projects!

hexabeast says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:21am

Thanks :)

terop says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:15am

nice little game. works nicely on my browser.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:30am

Really fun! Graphics were really good too

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:38am

Love the fact that the monster eyes follows the cursor.
More sfx would have been great (flamethrower ...) but this is really a good concept !

hexabeast says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Thank you all :)
"More sfx would have been great (flamethrower ...)" I know but I ran out of time :(

dmcfarline says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:59pm

The design of the monster is pretty funny, the way the eyes move and shrink was cool, the game was a bit too simple though, would've been nice to have something else to mix up the shooting a little

hexabeast says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:08pm

I know, I wanted to add some ennemies/powerups but I didn't have time for that :(

azakhary says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:16pm

Welp, I got burned like potato. Funny thing is, this one was pretty simple, but it was funny to play. way better then some other more complicated entries! :D Also, libGDX power FTW! additional star for that :-P Eat it Unity :-P

1176Studios says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Good work! But i cant find your sweet libgdx source? ;)

charliecarlo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:31pm

This is really hard with a trackpad, that's not a criticism just a comment. I respect the top hat.

hexabeast says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:05pm

I forgot to add the source :/ , now it's done, thanks for asking.
charlie, yes I know, but I can't do anything about that :(

MAnimal says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Nice smooth graphics. My hiscore is 58. Corresponding to theme.

hexabeast says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:16pm

Thanks ^^

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:54am

Nice game, my highest score was 50 cause had issues moving faster on my laptop but still had fun. The design was well done and liked the monster eyes moving, helped add character.

berkano says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 7:04pm

Great graphics and the enemy animations were pretty slick. Quite fun to play, just needed a bit more challenge/variety and maybe some music! Nice job!

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:27am

I don't agree with your presentation of the game :P
I didn't crash into a empty room, it was at MY home, i was having a party, i put on my best hat, and i was swrmed with eveil flamethrowers from NOD-zombie...
how this can make me the monster? I can't take it! i had to defend myself from the invadors, gosh i was so misunderstood....
i will die.........leaving my souvenir.......arghh

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