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

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Kaiju A-Go-Go

by GeeItSomeLaldy - Compo Entry

There is a giant monster attacking the city! AND THE MONSTER IS YOU!

Guide the poorly drawn Kaiju monster through a gauntlet of tanks, planes and bombers to escape the city!

Use your breath attack or crush enemies under foot with your mighty stomp!

Featuring:
- Poorly drawn monsters with FOUR frames of animation
- 110 seconds of music!
- Fonts!
- Pixel explosions
- Untested Mac and Linux builds!

There are Known Issues with the game:

- Getting hit when crouched throws you out of crouch
- Boss music doesn't play (WebGL only, seems WebGL doesn't handle AudioMixer snapshots properly)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#371Theme3.53
#510Audio2.62
#531Humor2.56
#547Fun2.91
#645Mood2.70
#655Overall2.93
#698Graphics2.60
#852Innovation2.20

Comments

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:03am

With some Godzilla pane effects, it would be amazing! :)

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:16am

WebGL errors: An error occured running the Unity content on this page. See your browser's JavaScript console for more info. The error was: InvalidStateError
Will try a other version later! :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:21am

@Kaev Unity WebGL is really flakey in general. I only put it up for Chrome users, there's a few things in it that don't work at all.

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:23am

Nice and simple

Xeke_Death says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:37am

I forgot I could jump, but made it to the final? boss...
Nice animation and effects, quite the retro feel...

Split82 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:52am

Great ending. Had a lot of fun. Thanks! :)

Fenreliania says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:02am

At first I found the controls a bit clunky, but after reaching the boss and dying, then reading the description and realising there is a crouch, they make a lot more sense. I especially like the different breath attack when crouched. Despite being simple, the gameplay was fun and charming, and the art wasn't too bad (well, let's be honest, that kaiju is delightfully bad, but I still love him <3).

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:13am

Good Godzilla game :)

snooze82 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:31am

Nice one :)

Mimus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:32am

Fun game, Destruction !! Dommage que le laser ne soit pas plus maniable.

Zoglu says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:40am

Like this Godzilla simulation, good job !

Darkgoon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:48am

So fun to play!

Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:04am

nice game!
cool ending, I enjoyed it :D

JayWoody says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:54am

Very nice! I got smoked by the boss enemy. :)

Mayne it would've been nice to have some kind of crouch or something to avoid missiles flying at head level. That or a little bit more speed.

All in all a fun little game!

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:56am

great graphics and sound

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:27pm

cute!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:31pm

@JayWoody you can duck, press Down or S.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Nice little game. Got to the end but got killed by the boss. The pace was a little too slow for me to give it a second shot, but it was fun non the less.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Pretty fun. I wish I could stomp the tanks and bat the planes out of the sky, or at least aim my laser beam. Nice pixel explosions! I like them.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:42pm

@Aberdeenphoenix You can stomp the tanks.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:43pm

@Aberdeenphoenix you can also stomp on the planes when they fly low

celsyum says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Godzilla is not a monster :D

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:17pm

I found it pretty hard to dodge the tank bullets.
The boss was nice, overall pretty fun game. :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46pm

This is one of the more fun games I've played so far!

The only issue is the tanks being nearly impossible to avoid. They should take less hits so a skilled player could easily prevent them from firing

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:58pm

This is the best game I've played so far.

You absolutely nailed combat as a monster. The way all of the projectiles and enemies move is incredible.

I only have a few points of criticism:
1) The pace could be a little faster
2) The building graphics bend and warp as you move. It looks a little bit rough, but depending on the tools used it can be tough to make sure graphics work well in the 48 hour window.
3) Score would be great, a health should play into that at the end, to encourage both complete destruction of enemies, and seeing how little the player can get hit.

Excellent work!

I'd love to play more levels and I would certainly play a full version of this.

Kaltic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18pm

A little slow, but it was fun being destroying all the planes and tanks. I do love the ducking animation too.

rudra says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:03pm

Nice Godzilla based game, fun ending, liked it :)

OldPeculier says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Excellent! I enjoyed the theme and the mechanics.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:36pm

I got all the way to the boss and the end and died there. It would be useful if you put the keyboard shortcuts in the description here if possible.

Good job. Pew pew!

guru-guru says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:41pm

Learned to duck and was able to beat it the second time

cgmorton says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:02am

So this is what I've discovered after reading the comments:
- You can crouch (this is not mentioned in the game's controls section, and is so brokenly powerful against the boss that it's silly)
- The tanks take multiple hits(?) (the whole game I though the hitbox on my laser was really small/random and would only sometimes connect)

This stuff could really be conveyed better. The game seems much stronger now that I realise how it should be played.

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:32am

The artwork was not the best, and was quite boring in the start but as more tanks and planes came it got better.

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:02am

Background music works well, simple but passable graphics, reminds me very much of godzilla.

Could do with being a little faster, also, is it possible to get those bomber planes that go over head?

madcapacity says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:11am

Godzilla came across my mind while thinking of my game idea :)

Felt a little slow to control.

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:22am

The game is too repetitive and slow paced for my taste - still managed to keep me somewhat entertained until the end. The ending was cool.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:51am

I love stomping on air planes. Great game and the end boss fight was awesome!!! (I even died to it on my first go.)

Cerberus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:53am

it was a really good game, a simple one. the controls were a bit stiff and the shooting button could have been a little bit faster. The graphics looked great, although the city looked better than the kaiju. the enemies where great.

Pusty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:19am

Wasn't able to beat the boss :D
Great gamw!

Vaida says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:48am

The music is nice, I like the art style of the buildings. The difficulty builds up nicely. Your game description is hilarious, by the way. Good job! :)

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:13am

That game was fucking great.

superpatch says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:42am

Fun game, maybe not so original, but it runs smooth.

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:50am

Simple concept, but that 4 frame animation had me coming back for more.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:48am

That was enjoyable. It took me a while to figure out I could just stomp on them. I sure showed them!

mantis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:20pm

You can kill tanks by standing far from them and shooting at the highest point of the jump arc :D

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:28pm

That was a fun little game :) Well done. The Gfx aren't that bad either.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Managing to go all Mario on the planes and jump on them was cool!

darklightteam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:39pm

Slow gameplay and rather simple, but not too bad. Good job :)

SKT says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Fun little game. It would be nice to be able to move faster. Also, I didn't know we can press down.
But great work ! This is fun to play and the tanks/planes explosions are cool.

hrd_games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:46pm

Nice silly little game. Bit hard to hit the planes, and I found that crouching to fire the horizontal beam was OP against the boss. But still had fun.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:55am

It's fun to play and i was able to beat the boss!

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Very cool idea and well implemented. Audio got a bit repetitive and it wasn't obvious how to fire the breath attack, but other than that, well done.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:18am

Good job!

rnlf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:20pm

WebGL worked fine for me. Couldn't beat the boss, but he surely fought me :-)

Cool little game, like the overall appearance!

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:14am

I didn't even realize until the final boss that I could duck. I felt really dumb about that. Great game, well executed, and it seems like you finished everything you set out to. Good all around.

Biruts says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 12:59am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

wooltech says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:26pm

The tanks are hard to avoid, but it's fun stamping on them in four frames of glory.

bombjack says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:22pm

the idea is there. the game would gain fun if more dynamic.

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