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

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Bad Kaiju Ju

by synchingfeeling - Compo Entry

The year is 1977. 90% of the world's landmass is now underwater and the world is at war. Floating cities are often targets for armoured, explosive-laden ships and there is only one line of defense...

Cutting-edge science has managed to breed and control huge jellyfish like monsters, capable of sinking the ships. By implanting cybernetic hardware into the Kaijus' brains the scientists are able to visualise their moves and coordinate strikes.

As the leading navy commander of PortSheaf, you are responsible for controlling the Kaiju and saving the city.

Using your 1977 COSMAC VIP, will you be able to use your Chip 8 visualisation of the high fidelity visceral world combat and Save The Day?

W to attack (5 key). The boats will stop attacking when you have succeeded.


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Ratings

Coolness60%
#325Theme3.61
#412Graphics3.19
#504Humor2.62
#607Overall2.97
#652Mood2.69
#753Innovation2.52
#799Fun2.48

Comments

Parappa says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:33am

Chip8 game! Nice!

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:35am

Haha, this one is funny. Especially the story and the explanation of the graphics. The game is fun for a short time, but gets boring fast. It is not clear if there is a goal to reach.

andyman404 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:22am

I beat it! One easy way is just to stay in the same spot and keep attacking, basically becoming a wall of death. Useful tactic especially when the ships get really fast. Reminds me of Atari 2600 games.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Nice :D Loved the game. One of the best parts was the graphics, ATARI 2600! It just needed like an intro, so we wouldn't have to read the description, just jump right in.

ArchBang says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:07pm

Solid retro! Easy to beat but love the fidelity to the theme and nostalgia.

OldPeculier says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Love the retro feel. Not the most riveting game I've ever played, but major points for look-and-feel.

tweedle says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:34am

Loving the old school style!
A tutorial of some kind would be beneficial.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:30pm

good retro game. I liked the atari2600 style

TheOlinone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:33pm

This game just screams nostalgia right of the bat. The visible and purposefully bad refresh rate made me smile like a fool. Loved every minute of it.

Maybe a small intro ingame and/or a tutorial would be nice.

Keep it up dude!

lonewookie says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:45pm

Love the backstory! Game is simple and very easy if you corner the ship.

wesley werner says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Know what I love about this game? Everything. The year is 1977 - the style of the game represents that, the code is assembly to boot. Easy controls, imaginative monster and epic refresh rate!

Suese says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:02am

You monster...

Blobo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:04pm

Pretty neat. looks like atari graphics :D

KhaoTom says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:31am

Awesome. A nice accompaniment would be some printed manual style cover art.

rotpar says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:45am

I love this game. So simple yet so fun. I loved the retro art style.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:14am

Liked the story and the simple look and gameplay took me back to playing the old atari. Would be nice if there was a title screen setting the story though so I could go straight into the game knowing what was happening.

cyrixd says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Really nice story combined with the retro graphics, created a strong atmosphere that was just missing audio! Great use of theme too, the only game I've played where we control 'the monster' for a good cause.

3CGames says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:12am

Love it, good job on using chip8!

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