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

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by Sogomn - Compo Entry

You are the monster. You live in a cave which you can't get out of and you're starving. You eat whatever you can find. Your dream is to grow bigger and bigger to escape the cave one day.


This game is unfinished. I spend most of the time playing around with some stats.
This was the most fun Ludum Dare I've taken part at so far, tho. And it's the first time I created music!
For those who are interested in the source code but don't quite understand what I did there: I used a custom library which you can find below.


Move with WAD. Eat falling things to grow.
I did not have time to implement a goal.


This game requires Java 8 to run.
There might be bugs when resizing the window.

Downloads and Links




Teekeks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:12am

I love it!
But I got stuck in the right wall after a bit and had to restart.

Sogomn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:14am

Yeah I had some troubles with collision detection. I wish I had finished it.

Somnium says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:19am

Even without a goal, the game is strangely compelling.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:46pm

I had some trouble in the controls, but the minimalista art is very good and also the mood is nice, well done.

QuexD says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Thought I could escape... left idle... broke... music was good.

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Very cute, looks like you were off to a good start. The sine-music is very calming and fitting and I om-nom-nomed a number of beach balls, too (or Chrome icons? ;) Anyway how about also having stuff drop that hurts you, too? And just slap on a time limit and you're done. I liked it.

dancingmad says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:13pm

I can't play the game, I have a black screen at startup... I can hear the music but nothing happens.

TheOlinone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Game launches but is just a black screen for 10+ min.

Macbook Pro 2012, OSX Yosemite

kaype says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:48pm

I'm loving it.
It feels a bit buggy, but the art and mood is great.

parsia says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:52pm

same as @dancingmad, black screen, just music

kunzbe says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:38pm

astonishly fun for a unfinished game :)

Komradus says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Really addictive, nice! Love the audio, although there doesn't seem to be a loss condition. You just keep playing and never lose.

Sogomn says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 6:04am

Thanks for the feedback!

@Phil Strahl: Yeah, that's what I wanted to do initially but I couldn't quite find the time to do that.

@Komradus: Yeah, that's what I wrote above.

I'm not sure where the bug with the black screen comes from. Many people seem to have that problem.

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