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

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Hydra Confusion

by concalf - Jam Entry

Your objective is to please all heads by attending to their needs
If you hit a wrong target, a new head will spawn
Every head needs attention, if the happiness level reaches zero it is game over

Use your mouse to control the hydra.

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Ratings

Coolness65%
#27Innovation(Jam)4.10
#161Theme(Jam)3.93
#281Graphics(Jam)3.88
#303Overall(Jam)3.48
#388Fun(Jam)3.24
#394Humor(Jam)3.03
#479Mood(Jam)3.18

Comments

kirilllosev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:58pm

Lovely. An interesting gameplay. Managing heads is pretty interesting :D Thanks
P.S. : the game looks very good

keddelzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:00pm

Very nice textures, but for me it's too hard if I have more than three heads :D

goodolvic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:00pm

Nice idea! I never wondered how a hydra manages all those heads until now.

thristhart says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18am

I love this! I love the idea and it's a very smart implementation, and it looks great. My only gripe is that it's very easy until you mess up, which can take a while. It feels almost like it only becomes interesting when you screw up a few times first.

SvenFrankson says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:32pm

Nice idea, trully inovative. But shouldn't you gain heads with time instead of failures ? Good job !

jrhee says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Great concept and execution!

sprawl says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Very fun game, I love how it looks when you have multiple heads. The only thing I would change is that the number of heads should be linked to the score. My first game was fun since i made mistake early and had multiple heads. The second one I ate nearly everything with only 3 heads, which made the game less fun.

Otherwise, super fun game. It's a neat idea !

steve says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:15pm

Nice idea, I like the path of destruction the hydra leaves in its wake! I noticed a bug where you can zoom in so much the world inverts and the floor is drawn in black.

GBGames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:29pm

I love the concept of this game. I used to be obsessed about hydras as a kid.

I love the art. It's like my doodles of hydras brought to life.

Sometimes I couldn't figure out where the hydra was going, but I like how you have to balance the needs of the different heads. It's easier once you realize that Burny needs to burn trees and specifically shouldn't burn bushes. B-)

cbstegeman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:46am

Wow, very unique. Weird idea. Agree with the other commenters that it's too easy unless if you create difficult for yourself and purposefully make more heads!

terop2 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:57pm

works fine. nice graphics. leaves nice trail. got game over too soon. Nothing bad to say about it.

ponk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Drawings and animations are nice !
The HUD did not show on my browser, I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu, so I guess its specific.
Anyway the engine is great !

Ptolo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Stellar art and the animation of the snaking head is really nice. Most people have made the comments I would regarding making head number time/score dependent. All in all a neat little tech demo for an interesting game concept. Hope to see some moving targets added :)

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Cool idea and nice implementation whith the nice graphics and animations. A goal for the level more than survive would be nice.

phi says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm

That's a really fun concept! When I started to understand the mechanics, I found it to be very satisfying to waddle around and destroy stuff. It gets kind of stressful after some time, but I guess that's the whole point... Anyways, graphics are awesome, controls are responsive and intuitive, everything is nicely executed and polished! And of course I love me some Greek mythology! Great job!

The best score I managed to get was 975, I feel like that's pretty bad...

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:58am

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.

SKT says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:38pm

A really cute game with an original gameplay ! I miserably died after my 6th head spawned, that was just too much for my crappy multitasking skills :D

LewisChaplin says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Brilliant game enjoyed playing, took me a while to work out what I was doing, did keep accidentally eating when I wanted to change head but I should have been using the num keys. nice game!

shawn42 says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:47pm

Really neat game and mechanic, but I just couldn't really get into it. Lots of polish and hard work; overall great entry that I just couldn't quite find the fun in.

collaboration says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:35pm

Awesome game! Really like the idea.

OldPeculier says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:09pm

Simple awesome concept and art.

LandoSystems says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:29am

Great graphics and neat gameplay mechanic. It was a bit tough but I enjoyed it regardless. Great work!

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