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

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Monster Simulator?

by retrogradeorbit - Jam Entry

You control the local chupacabra, terrorising the local sheep population.

Rack up sheep kills with this monster simulator.

Cursor keys to control Mr Cabra. Go for the sheeps necks!

The arrows will help you find the closest victim.

HTML5 goodness! Play in any browser!

Sound Effects: sfxr
Music: ModPlug Tracker
Graphics: grafx2
Library: Infinitelives, pixi.js
Code: ClojureScript

Code, game, graphics, sound and music created by Crispin Wellington in 72 hours .

** best on Chrome **

* ok on firefox *

broken on safari.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#315Audio(Jam)3.27
#428Fun(Jam)3.19
#461Theme(Jam)3.54
#495Graphics(Jam)3.46
#548Overall(Jam)3.19
#599Mood(Jam)3.00
#609Humor(Jam)2.65
#864Innovation(Jam)2.54
#1268Coolness48%

Comments

n42k says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:09am

I wasn't quite sure whether there were win/lose conditions. It's quite fun to go around killing sheep, although frustrasting after a while of nothing other than killing the sheep happening.

aeai says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:31am

I like the graphics and the fact you can roam around. Eating the sheep are oddly satisfying. I wish it would be a little bit easier to catch them, sometimes i needed to circle around multiple times because i had a few pixel wide "miss".

grotewold says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:58pm

I really enjoy the turning, it fells really nice and fluid.

grotewold says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:00pm

I really enjoyed turning in this game, it fells really nice and fluid.

MrKOHCEPBAHT says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Like the game dynamics, drive and flow. Hope you will add much more content in the future. Also you should make that Chupacabra more monstrous, with some unique monster abilities. In current version it's just a wolf or dog named Cabra.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Nicely functional music and graphics, and the animations and movement of the chupacabra were very well done.

As a suggesion, either reducing the time it takes to eat a sheep, or adding a level of interactivity to killing them would make the game more interesting. As it is, it feels like you have a long period of downtime when the player should be feeling triumphant instead.

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:08pm

As a fan of x-files I say to Mr Cabra: Yes! More sheep!

Fun little game you have here, I sucked 30 sheep. Nice run animation, and smooth handling.

Jakob37 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Nice look and feel of it (especially liked the 8-direction running animations of the wolf). Didn't feel like a game though. Would be very interesting to play with some kind of enemies/threat!

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:33pm

Great minimalistic game. It was fun to chase down sheep.

MrTwister says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:30am

Fun game! It's missing a sort of win condition and/or timer though! It would also benefit from the addition of enemies. (hunters or a bigger animal that can kill you).

The endless world feel was really nice and eating sheep was strangely satisfying, lol. Graphics and animations are incredible, and so is the music.

A great entry I'd say! Good job!

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

controls and animations are fun. game becomes a bit boring around the 7th sheep :D

Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:44pm

The movement feels so good, helped by the excellent animation. I actually liked how the sheep movement made them a bit tricky to catch and you had to circle back for them. The pause while eating felt a bit long and broke the flow - I wanted to be able to do something to speed up that process instead of just waiting.

LastLeaf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:15am

Maybe able to run faster (or something else) would be good to gameplay. It seems a little boring to me.

RobotMeal says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:14am

Smooth controls, cool audio.

DarkBoulevard says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Oh, I really like this one! It's so fun running around just killing this things! I must say, though, that It felt like there wasn't much of a challenge. Anyways, It was an awesome entry! Good job!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:19pm

On my browser, it was just an empty green screen. I'm on safari and mac. Not sure what happened.

samreid says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Great smooth open world game, nice work!

Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:10am

I like the up-beat feel of the game.

Blobo says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:39pm

Really nice graphics. i wish you wouldnt take so long on every individual sheep. also, it would be nice to have win/fail objectives

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