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

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MISHMASH

by bodsey - Compo Entry

Play as MISHMASH, the World Eater ; what else can be say ?

The game should be self-explanatory, but just in case, click on a planet to eat it. Eat green, avoid red, blue can help.



Edit: moved my log into a proper postmortem post here http://ludumdare.com/compo/2015/08/29/mishmash-post-mortem/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#57Graphics4.16
#218Innovation3.41
#223Mood3.36
#308Audio3.07
#391Theme3.50
#398Overall3.20
#454Humor2.73
#641Fun2.76

Comments

Mattress says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:15am

It's a very decent, creative game. :) I would LOVE to see a fully made, steam release of this. :D

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

The camera lagging behind you got annoying very quickly. The game could also have benefited from a slightly faster pace. Love the graphics and presentation, although the cursor appeared as a black box for me.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:19am

Looks great and fun idea! Wish the planets would keep being generated, I hit the "edge" of the universe and then wouldn't be able to go back where the planets are because I ate them all.

Demy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:06am

I love this graphics. looks cool.
Survived for 38 seconds. At some point stuck at the loop of non-profitable points with no escape because random generator hates me =)

jstclair13 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:10am

Lasted 188 seconds. Easy control and easy to play. Fun game, great work!

LewisChaplin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:19am

Brilliant!! sorry you couldnt play mine on your mac. will work on that for the next LD, great job!

Thormedor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:23am

Liked the game.
Lasted 181 seconds. Then the screen was empty and my monster drifted offscreen.

Really liked the art-style.
Didn't like so much, that the game is entirely luck based. And there was a tiny knack in the sound when starting to eat, but that's nitpicking.

pirate_shell says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:34am

Fist thing that caught my eye was the graphics. The simple, yet adorable artstyle was perfect for the competion. The audio was also great as the music was ambient and fit the environment. However, the game felt unfinished due to things like the cursor being a black box, for example. The gameplay also felt a bit unbalanced as the randomization often screwed me over (the worst case being stuck with no planets on screen and dying due to not being able to move). Overall a decent game, with an awesome presentation.

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

Always good to see hand drawn graphics. Still trying to figure out more about gameplay. Either way, gj for finishing it in 8 hours!

rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:39am

The game was absolutely not self-explanatory! So, thankyou for including those instructions :)

I liked your hand-drawn art. Really nice.

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:45pm

You win best title screen. Love the art and music.

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Nice graphics, and simple to play. Great job!

LeoM says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Nice job for only 8 hours.
With a bit more of work it could fast become very addictive !

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:57pm

I get an error that says "failed to download data file" when I try to play the web version.

Crefossus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:18am

nice mood and interesting gameplay idea. once you find the dominate strategy it got a little repetitive but it's still a strong entry.

bodsey says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Thank you all for the kind comments :) @KevinWorkman I had this error also with another entry, I think it's linked with hosting on Dropbox, you can try again another time if you happen to see this comment :)

Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:15am

Pretty interesting. It was a little confusing on how to play though.

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:07am

Cute and creative game! Loved the graphics.

voidstar33 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:24am

Very creative. Wonderful job.

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:32am

Oh wow, I love this concept! I didn't know what to do at first, but once I got the hang of it, I had lots of fun. I'm sure this would turn into a great game if you decide to polish it up more. :D

RoboNebula says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:09am

i really like the art style, really fun to play!

freaknarf says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:10am

Good little game :) I was a bit confuse with gameplay at first but it came clear quickly. I really loved handmade visuals, good style and it was well integrated. That was a bit frustrating sometimes to be stuck in empty places ; even if it's part of the gameplay ("arg why did i ate this planet!"), maybe just adding a slow move could make it more dynamic than waiting to die totally stuck :] Menu song was funny also

TsN_RaMPaGE says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:17am

I really liked this! A little challenging to figure out at first, but fun once I got the hang of it. Only problem was that there are points where there are no other planets on the screen forcing the game to end. Maybe add a bunch of smaller planets that deal damage sprinkled in so you can use those to jump around quickly.

dregamr says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:30am

It makes poo...I love it!!
Nice graphics and sound. :)

BeardyBard says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:54am

I like this style. Graphics very creative. But the camera lagging behind you.

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:20am

Fun little game, i really liked the graphics and the audio. Nice entry

wdebowicz says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:25am

77 seconds! I like the paper style and gameplay. It would be nice if camera would jump faster.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:11pm

Really creative game. Nice graphics!

GFM says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Really cute game! Being able to move the camera, even if only a little, would have helped quite a lot...

BoyWithStick says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:56pm

Love the scanned cutout artwork. I was almost going to do the same with my game. The cursor was a black box for me, but did not hinder my ability to play. Just a slightly ugly blemish in the graphic style. Fun little game. Would like to see more depth to the game over time, somehow.

El Cabaro says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:42am

This game has a nice art style. My friend and i also used a paper style actually. The game Is interesting and different. Not bad.

Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:48pm

Really like the graphics and gameplay, but got stuck in a dead-end trap of red planets!

GertJohnny says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 3:31am

87 seconds. Nice work! I really liked the art style. I did get owned by the RNG the first couple of playthroughs though, nonstop red planets. Because I never actually saw any green I couldn't really figure out how to play until the second round.

bodsey says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 12:17pm

@GertJohnny thanks for the feedback, RNG is definitely the first thing I'll tweak if I make a post-mortem version!

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