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

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Your Are The Slime!

by SecularBaron - Jam Entry

IF YOU PLAY IN LUDUM DARE BROWSER CHANGE TO "FULLSCREEN".

A slime comes across a band of humans! Devour the humans!
Your slime will grow when eating people and shrink when shot by arrows.
Controls:
Arrow Keys = Movement
Mash Spacebar = Absorb Humans


Made by: @SecularBaron
Tree and grass tile by:

http://opengameart.org/users/adebgamesoft​

Sounds by:

https://freesound.org/people/StephenSaldanha/​

https://freesound.org/people/DrMinky/​

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness88%
#558Theme(Jam)3.41
#642Audio(Jam)2.26
#657Innovation(Jam)2.84
#695Fun(Jam)2.84
#795Humor(Jam)2.25
#859Overall(Jam)2.83
#860Graphics(Jam)2.64
#892Mood(Jam)2.58

Comments

Move127 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:44am

Fun little game with good art.

Eingya says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:45am

That's a neat idea, but killing humans is incredibly hard. Slow them down when they overlap you maybe?

Altough anything referencing Zappa gets points for that.

djfariel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:47am

Overall a very nice game. The concept was solid and the execution was well done. If I had to suggest of improvements, I would say that it would benefit greatly from more audio components, music and sfx. Overall, a great game. Sidenote* I've always wanted to be a clan devouring slime.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:39am

Pretty cool game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:28am

I think we had a similar idea, but yours is light-years more complete. Nice little game! I agree that the humans-killing was pretty difficult. Love the slime feeding on them!

plusultra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:06am

I am a huge fan of combat systems that are deliberately just button-mashing, particularly when they match the theme of the game so well. Good job!

Muush says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:35am

I really like the idea and slime mechanics.

Lane says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Made humans shoot each other. 10/10 Would troll again.

games-placeo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Very fun game. I like how the slim gets bigger with every consumption!

Cawrtz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Love it! Seeing the slime grow is so satisfying. The game is well implemented except for the fact that space and down arrow will sometimes scroll the page.
Well done!

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Yeah. My whole web browser implementation has been a nightmare. I'll work on that.

Gaspard_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:25pm

I hope no kids see this!
The game was pretty good.
The fact that archers run of arrows was a nice touch, and I liked how you could use cover.

logiclogue says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53pm

Nice game. Method of killing humans was a nice concept. Overall, I enjoyed it

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:09pm

Good idea - the art was a bit mixed up with some nice bits (trees in particular). Nice AI with the people going to get their arrow back and also shooting each other by accident.

Would be cool if you killed them quicker and grew, shrunk and moved faster - a good start though.

glerikud says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:48am

Good loking minimalistic game.

lukepilgrim says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:32pm

background music would be nice, but overall a nice little idea which could make a very addicting game if it would be a bit more challenging. loved the idea!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Nice concept: but unfortunately a couple of issues that hindered my enjoyment:

- when behind a tree, you can't see what's happening
- I ate a human by a hut, which made me grow, but then it seemed I was stuck inside the hut and couldn't move any more

The humans could do with a bit of pathfinding too, as they basically just shot their own houses.

Mashing spacebar was a surprisingly fun way to eat though! om nom nom

Unept says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:20am

Nice idea. All that button-mashing really put me in the mindset of something that digests slowly. Very funny.

superfreak says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:47am

Solid, fun little game with a cute art-style. Enjoyed it!

wicht says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:20am

Nice one. Scope is perfect. Art is nice. Controls were a bit annoying (couldn't walk diagonally). Good entry!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:26am

Simple yet cool idea! Also I may have just broken my spacebar, haha. Good work!

Boehrsi says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:40pm

Nice one, just a bit expensive to buy a new keyboard after every round ;).

Xanjos says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:14pm

There's a issue with the web version where if you hold the up or down key you end up scrolling the page by accident and the time it takes to absorb a human is quite long but this was a pretty solid game.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:05pm

@Xanjos I was hoping if you press the "FullScreen" button on Ludum Dare game window it would correct the problem but it seems a lot of people are having that issue. :/

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:38am

Really like the concept, but mashing space isn't as much fun :) I think you can have a fun game of picking of people and avoiding others with the mashing

Enrymion says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:02am

Not a fan of mashing buttons, just holding the key down or doing it automatically would have been much better.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback. When I wrap up the final version of the game soon i'm going to let you select from automatic digestion or manual.

Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Fun game! I included it in part 17 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/qmrKCmuKBqk

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