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

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Release The Kraken

by AndyGates - Compo Entry

NOTE: If you are playing the embedded version and the keys are not responding, click near the game window (by the unity logo) and it should give keyboard focus to the game.

You are a mighty Kraken. A mythical creature of untold power. Yet people keep crashing boats into your head. Use your mighty tentacles to show them who's boss.


QWER - Select Tentacle
Mouse Button - Attract Tentacle to Mouse

Swing your tentacles to destroy ships. The tentacles must be moving a certain speed to do damage.


The WebGL build should hopefully work, and will work best in the latest version of Firefox or Chrome.

If not, a unity WebPlayer version can be found at

I had a lot of fun making this one, especially recording Kraken noises ;)

Managed to get everything working in a reasonable amount of time, so there was even time to write some menu and background music!

Didn't quite get the time to go back over some of the art, so a lot of it is still quite rough programmer art, oh well!

All feedback is welcome!

Downloads and Links




markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:01am


peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:52am

The controls were quite hard to master (though I think thats part of the charm). Nice work.

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:55am

Beautiful game but I didn't succeed to play on my azerty keyboard :/

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:18am

Difficult to control, but I guess that's what you were going for.

Mouse control didn't seem to work in Firefox, had to run it in chrome.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:20am

Really cool entry! I loved every part even if the controls are quite hard to use perfectly.

jorgemoag says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:19am

Great game but the controls are a bit weird.

tayl1r says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:26am

I only got 77 but I had a lot of fun!

TLansdale says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:47am

Difficult, but fun! Good job :)

ccglp says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Heavy. Like heavy metal, but in a game with a kraken.

Somnium says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Fun game, but difficult. The controls were hard to master, I kept trying to hit 1-4 instead of qwer.

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:43pm

loving the music!

Andrew Adams says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Hard to play, but once you hit a groove it's fun.

mutuware says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Great audio!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Wow amazing job!!! The graphics were sublime and the controls were QWOPin fantastic :) Great job Great physics!!!

increpare says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:30pm

input didn't work on safari/osx, and game didn't load properly on firefox

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Controls were a little hard to master. Was fun to play. love the music and the voice!

Kaltic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Difficult to control though I love the idea and the game looks great.

I only think the controls seem bad mostly because of how it takes for the tentacles to start moving.

Jod says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:52pm

I am terribbly impressed.

The mix of music, gameplay and graphics is extremely well done!

I went 'Oh, you must be kidding me!' when I saw the airships :D.

I believe at one point I hit myself with a tentacle. Why are you hitting yourself Kraken? Why are you hitting yourself? :D

8 tentacles up!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:30pm

controls are really complicated but I like this game =)

Meursault says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:52pm

The combination of controls and slow physics is pretty fun and challenging. I like the music.

HACKhalo2 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:56pm

I really enjoyed this game. The controls were a little to forgiving, though, but otherwise I got 210 points!

VampyVampire says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:58pm

music and audio fit the game really nicely.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:00pm

Cool game. As others mentioned, controls are difficult to get used to, but that's the point. Simple and polished, good job.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Flailing simulator! I enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed catching bombs and throwing them.

Vennril says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:10pm

Pretty solid game from start to finish. Nice choice of music and sfx, the graphics work out well, and I got used to the controls fairly quick.

Interestingly enough, the controls are kinda like what I had in mind for my own game, before I had to change them due to time constraints, haha. Glad to see it in action!

Overall well done :)

Shaw says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:46pm

Overall look and feel is great, the controls are a little difficult to get the hang over but great work nevertheless.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:06pm

kinda laggy but well made otherwise

Azlen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:08pm

Final score, 97

I wish I had a couple extra arms to play this game :P

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:09am

Nice idea, and had great artwork especially water.

jcourt says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:56am

Nice game. It was hard to get used to the controls, but once you do its a really good game.

weazen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:13am

This is really hard with a laptop trackpad! Like the idea though, enjoyed it.

TeamOA says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:31am

Great game, controls are hard but it adds to the gameplay. It get's pretty difficult later on. Loved it

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:54am

controls were hard.. but great concept

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:45am

It's difficult to control.

Cerberus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:06am

i really enjoyed this game. i thought the controls were very good design, they were a bit stiff but managable. could have had better graphics. but overall it was quite good. great job.

hammerfrenzy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:46am

Really liked the art and music, controls maybe just a tad sluggish. It felt like I wasn't able to react quickly enough once things got hairy. Overall pretty cool though!

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:37am

Controls are hard but still a great game :)

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Great game but difficult to control the tentacles!

razavidn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Love the clunky controls, it feels like you're moving a giant sea beast.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:20am

Controls are a bit difficult to play with, but it is a nice concept!

DarkwindMedia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Neat spin on the Kraken idea. The Kraken sounds were definitely entertaining :) Controls were difficult, but I definitely enjoyed trying out something new.

Nice job!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:16am

Really really cool!
Wish I was able to control all 4 tentacles at once though! Would be nice if it could take multiple keys pressed down.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 6:35pm

190. control challenging to master, but lots of fun. Get quite difficult. Considering this is a compo entry, very well done indeed. Kudos.

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