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

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Monster1

by McFood - Compo Entry

You awaken at the home directory on a Machine Learning server.
Text Adventure ensues!

Type "help" to see valid commands.

The game ended up quite short (you know how it is), with some shoehorned story, but hopefully its a nice taste!

Made in Unity for some godawful reason.

(I hope it takes as long for you to play as it did for me to compile)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness65%
#129Innovation3.61
#192Mood3.43
#220Overall3.47
#285Fun3.28
#522Humor2.58
#617Graphics2.80
#732Theme2.93

Comments

TwixtorTitan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:41am

Fun game but would have been better if it was written in native html/webgl. Unity is to slow for this.

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:52am

Great mood, and amazing story. You cracked the command line feel, good job

Gaga says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:53am

Had a good time, sadly I got stuck after the network thing.

IndigoWolf says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:57am

Very interesting concept, the game was very difficult to follow though. I still enjoyed it however!

McFood says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:59am

Twixtor: Yeah, Unity wasn't the right choice. I had plans to use graphics at some point. Didn't get around to it in the end.

Chromebookbob: Thanks! I'm glad the feel came across =)

Gaga: Thanks for playing, and feedback! I think typing "help" or "network" again might have helped, but I definitely had trouble getting the right hints across in places.

nonetheless says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:10am

The idea is nice. You could evolve it into sth really interesting. Great job! :)

DarkCart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:05pm

Love the console-based mechanic.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:53pm

Fantastic game! I have always wanted to play something like this; an incredible use of the theme.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Really cool game :D Thoroughly enjoyed it. Like hack run.

g_o says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Nice game! Reminds me of what portal done in their website with Glados before portal 2 came out.
Story's intriguing too!

Nizl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:30pm

I'am so bad at these kind of games >.<
When I connected to maryWS the screen got black and nothing happend. I also can not go back :/
Still interesting approach to the theme.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:47pm

Interesting concept, had a great time playing it. Story is great. Not a big fan of this kind of games , but you added a special touch to it:D great work

Somnium says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:40pm

I love your take on the theme! The story was short, but good.

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:45am

Thanks everyone!
I'm glad the console came across well. I haven't played hack run, but I guess I assumed it would be like this. I should check it out.

Sorry for the parts where the story, goals or puzzles are unclear. They were all kind of rushed. But I'll make a note to set the stage a little bit better.

Nizl, that sounds like a bug >.<
I'll take a look.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Really great game and liked the way you used the theme, one of my favourite uses so far. Also liked the old command prompt like interaction but did run into a bug. I connected and spread around the world but then a bug seemed to occur where it says :
"Development Console" Canvas element contains more than 65535 vertices. This is not supported.
Liked reading the emails in the folders to find out more about what was going on too, well written.
Fun game and does make me want to go back and play an old text adventure.

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:48pm

Thanks for the bug reports guys, I think Nizl experienced the same bug. Basically I let the history get too long. I've started trimming it now. So it shouldn't happen again.

Andrew Deem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:21pm

Interesting idea. Would love to play a fully fleshed out game with this style (Mu Complex is ringing a bell). Not sure if I beat it or what though. A tad bit confusing.

Great work nonetheless.

ChrisFagan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:49am

Was pretty cool, wish it was longer though. Great job!

Caracole says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Very interesting game concept. Great job !

pixzleone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Very cool, good job!

Sypanite says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:28pm

That was awesome! I also got stuck on the password part.

Vladik Plays says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Very interesting concept. I didn't get it straight away :) but was still engaging...

wesley werner says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Nice approach to playing a sentient AI! I enjoyed playing this one.

I saw a bug: sporadically, where instead of formatting words with colors, it displays the html tags around the words. A few commands later and the formatting corrected itself (is your game self correcting and sentient?).

Overall a great entry! A web based framework would serve you much better over unity too.

For the record, I would play a full game like this :)

Strike says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Nice story, nice feelings. I liked it even if it was pretty easy and short. My only complain goes to Unity ignoring the rich text from time to time, leaving me with all the color tags around the place.

McFood says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! Yeah, the rich text thing only happened briefly on mine, so I figured it was livable, but I guess it's happening worse than I thought >.<

I will definitely engineer a bit better next time. Writing character by character with rich text was always going to be hacky.

MintArcade says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:11pm

Like it. No, It is fantastic!

peecestudios says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:10am

this is so interesting, love it lol.

Jeasonfire says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:55am

Didn't finish it, but it was very cool.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:23am

Your game is a little gold mine in term of interaction :)
i'm not a programmer so i liked to have my hand dirtying on this, i just felt monstruous manipulating command. :P
I may be mistaken, but you putted a lot of effort into it, well done.

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