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

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Free Medusa

by LPeter1997 - Compo Entry

So this is my entry for my second LD compo. Plain Java, no external libraries.
Am I satisfied? Yes and no. I felt that my idea was so good, but I just didn't have time to completely finish it. It's really short and buggy.
You are with Medusa from the greek mythology solving puzzles.

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daveh says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Excellent mechanic! You've got a good bunch of levels in here too. Very good work and excellent use of the theme.

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:33am

This game has some good puzzles in it, and it is quite good for being made from scratch.

funkysquid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:42am

Impressed by the number of quality of the puzzles, pretty great!

Yamzho says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:44am

Very nice game with good mechanics. Well done !

cebollinos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:47am

Great game! The best I have seen so far

ironleonem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:51am

Really well done! I think you managed a very unique puzzle mechanic. Thank you for sharing this!

sirikan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:54am

Really like the mechanic. Very well done :).

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:17am

This is a great entry, good work! I'm not normally a fan of puzzle platformers but I genuinely enjoyed my time with this one.

The sprites were well drawn and the animations smooth and enjoyable. The tileset background looked a little rough in parts though.

I'm impressed with the variety of ways you managed to demonstrate the main mechanic. Overall, an innovative idea with a lot of potential, I think if you were to expand on it and polish it up a bit you could have a great little game on your hands.


LPeter1997 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:40am

Thank you everyone for your nice comments! Makes me feel awesome! :D
I'll make the game in my own engine made in C++. I'll put an update out about is.

TFR says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Very innovative mechanic. Good and polished. The background music is also well build and does not get boring.

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:57am

Cool idea! I went through all the levels- I even read the help text :) Lots of work for a compo - well done!

Maxom says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:10pm

Very nice game. Cool mechanic, check out our medusa game!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:41pm

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No really tho, I liked it.

Gaspard_ says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Great mechanics!
I finished the game entirely.
It could be more polished(sometimes you have the feeling you need a little luck) but aside from that the puzzles where well-crated.
Good job!

Resonious says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 3:44pm

This is great! The puzzles were awesome, it plays super smoothly. Also no external libraries is badass. Awesome work.

camthestar says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:33am

Really cool game. I loved how it required a lot of strategy and the mechanics were great

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