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

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Digestive Quest

by Snippety - Jam Entry

You control the stomach of a huge monster that had one too many heroes for lunch.

Controls:

Use "A" & "D" to move the left gland and "S" to shoot with it.

Use "J" & "L" to move the right gland and "K" to shoot with it.

Try to digest as many heroes as you can!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#288Innovation(Jam)3.32
#465Humor(Jam)2.90
#563Fun(Jam)3.00
#579Graphics(Jam)3.28
#599Overall(Jam)3.13
#656Theme(Jam)3.28
#877Mood(Jam)2.61
#1627Coolness40%

Comments

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:21am

Surprisingly fun. Solid graphics and mechanics that don't see often enough. Difficulty really ramps up if you fall behind at all. Got tapped out at 18 kills, which feels remarkably low.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Really nice multitasking game! It seems I am really bad at this xD

glimaleite says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:15pm

The idea of controlling to things at the same time on the keyboard is so good! I kinda suck at the game, but I really liked the whole idea. Great job!

ruerob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:34pm

I like the idea of the gameplay! But the feel of the controls didn't really get me somehow. I just stand at two points and fired all the time and that seemed to be a good way to get a lot of kills.

Kep says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Love the dual control scheme and the concept is hilarious!

squarepug says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:08pm

I love the topic, not one many would think of :D It was a bit annoying that you cant move both glands at same time, you have to stop pressing down one side to move the other, Id have prefered the gameplay if you could move them at same time. Having said that I like the control idea, feels like proper arcade style.

mrcdk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Simple and fun game but hard to master, I loved it! But I'm too bad in this kind of games ;-;

KodingNights says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Fun mechanics, good graphics. Some sound would help!

Snippety says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'll be sure to play & rate your games before this is over.

@squarepug You should be able to move both of them at the same time, so I'm not sure why that's not working for you. Might be because of keyboard ghosting.

Thepattybeast says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Fun game very difficult to keep up. Controlling both glands is very difficult.

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:20pm

It's a good idea to split controllers, I was challenged by it. But it becomes boring quite quickly. Maybe there could be stages and different enemy types to it.

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:24am

Haha, cool idea! So hard to watch two things at the same time. Interesting. Are there different heroes? I struggled to get far :)

psypol says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:29am

Nice concept - I love how game forces you to be ambidexterous and divide you attention between both avatars (or cheat by playing coop :p). Could use some music though and more varied SFX.

PixlWalkr says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 7:14am

Nice challenging game, good art also.

Sep 13, 2015 @ 9:49am

Perfect entry, the thing I'd expect from Ludum Dare to happen. Can't find the words to describe the levels of awesomeness.

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