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

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Humon

by Lafolie - Jam Entry

HUMON - Capture All Humons

You set out on a quest to become the best Humon trainer and to capture Humons, to train them is your cause. You travel across the land searching for Humons far and wide to understand their power. Your goal to catch them all, it's your destiny to defend the world from the evil trainer MASTER, the Tyranaut of the northern cave.

*The game is pretty short. There are 4 Humons to find :)*

Controls:

* WASD/Arrow Keys to move
* Enter to confirm/action
* Escape is cancel/menu
* Space skips text

Credits:

* bartbes - world/system programming, level design
* Joe - battle programming, Humon design
* Lafolie - graphics, Humon design

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Downloads and Links


Ratings

#87Humor(Jam)3.83
#212Theme(Jam)3.84
#339Overall(Jam)3.44
#373Fun(Jam)3.26
#605Graphics(Jam)3.21
#731Mood(Jam)2.83
#854Innovation(Jam)2.56
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:57am

Great!

bakpakin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Awesome! This actually pretty faithful to the basic mechanics of pokemon! If only there were sounds...

S0lll0s says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:45pm

uh... I can't find any Humons and noone will talk to me... I think I've walked through the whole map? I really want to have a proper Humon batle now...

oh and btw your Windows and Cross-platform links are swapped

Lafolie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Oh, thanks for that! How careless of me.

You have to walk to the alien above you when the game starts. I wanted to have some rocks placed there so that this wouldn't happen but it never got done.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:23pm

This idea is epic, the funniest takes on the theme I have come across so far. Great fun!

undef says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Great idea and beatifully executed!
It's a pity there is no sound and the text is a bit slow for my taste.

Karai17 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:20am

I made it crash lol. http://puu.sh/jOUP0/7c567b5a64.png

jordinuco says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Good concept and great concept and game for a jam!... it´s been hard, for sure. Good job

Skyfish says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:22pm

We made pokemen, it's similar but different :P
I'm glad I'm not the only one having fun with the theme.

headchant says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:58am

Nice to see an entry from you guys. And it is pretty amazing for 72 hours! Some minor issues like controls(sometimes space, sometimes return) or with jitter during scrolling on the map. But it gets the point across and it is funny :) Good job!

S0lll0s says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 10:37am

Weird, I could swear that dialogue didnt work last time I tried it. Glad I came back and tried it again :)

Drauthius says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Amusing game. :)

Wertle says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 3:03am

Pretty fun and accurate pokemon parody. I like how the humans just straight up die, no candy-coating the hard facts here :) I thought you did a good job with the framing around alien abduction that was definitely making a comment and not a joke, which is what makes the best satire. There were a few little things that I think could clean up the experience, notably when you enter the cave you very easily walk back out because you're already pressing up. If you aren't going to have the exit mirror the entrance, it can address this problem if you have a no-input state when going into/coming out of doors, to give the player a beat to reorient and realize they're going to need to switch directions. That's a minor thing but stuff like that can help a lot! Nice work.

Lafolie says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:08pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys!

Also, to Wertle, thanks for your insights. I actually watched your stream, glad you enjoyed it. The level design itself was a little rushed and done by our lead programmer. I did actually include an north-facing cave entrance tile but sadly we never got time to re-design the maps. Our focus was more on getting the idea across, which I think is something you hit on.

Thanks again!

MicroMacro says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:36pm

The game was alright. I found some problems with the controls being a little too stiff but it was a solid entry otherwise.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:27am

ayy lmao / 10

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 1:58pm

nice!!

Sparrow says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Fun game, had me laughing. Wish there was sound though.

dos says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:17am

Great entry, got them all :3

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