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

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Who's The Monster

by wellingtonbecker - Compo Entry

Avoid the shots and survive this incredible game. Who's the monster ?

Arrows = to move
space = shoot

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Flaid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Pretty simple game, but I liked the tight controls. I actually really liked when the camera swung around and you had to take on tanks and choppers from the other side -- it made it 150 times more interesting.

I wish that it got harder (more tanks, tanks that take more than 1 hit, etc) as the game progressed, and it seemed like once I hit 75 points I lost control and could only stand there. Overall, it was pretty fun. Well done!

Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Kind of... slow explosions? Good controls, good feel, but the lack of feedback and anaemic reactions of enemies meant that it was difficult to really get into it.

trashmob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:00am

Cool entry :D

chuckeles says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:47pm

Baaaah, dieee tanks! <camera shifts> Whoa, didn't expect that one coming. Baaaaaaah, hahahahahahaa!

glerikud says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:23pm

I didn't last very long. The direction change gives it almost a cinematic look.

mooncalf says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:58am

I really liked that you put slightly different gameplay on top of a game type that I instantly recognized by art. I'm finding my favorite this theme are the ones that not only replace the main character with monster, but also invert the gameplay. Well done. I wish the bullets went all the way off the screen though :P.

neuroaktivo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:26am

100 points! nice!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:41am

Nice little game. I liked how the direction changed.

DruhinM says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:33am

Cool little game

pkenney says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:25am

Top score was 45. I liked the sounds, the difficulty level was just about right, and most of all the turning was a great touch. Good job!

kidando says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:56am

Kamikaze tanks. Simple and fun. but very short. I guess coz it was a compo. but great work.

Aumni says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:07am

Very fun game. Super simple gameplay but those are the types of game I like! Awesome work!! :) (I think I broke my space bar after playing it so many times :P)

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:47am

Entry is very nice, has some unique mechanics that keep you away from getting bored. Great submission. Congratulations

dregamr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Hey!! It's funny!!
I wasn't sure at the beginning, but I liked it!!
Only one thing... I thing that you may have to define a maximum amount of shots per second, but the overall is great!

rotpar says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:41am

Pretty simple but quite fun.

JamesTanm says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:25am

Very cool game. I liked that you started on the top of the screen rather than the bottom, which you would for many of these games.

The bullets were a little bit too difficult to dodge while still being able to attack the tanks. You might want to try less of them, and have them move faster

abcdef65g says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:14am

Simple game, but good action. I loved the camera tricks and the fact this time I didn't only feel like I was a main character that was a monster, but rather that I was playing the antagonist.

cyrixd says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:53am

Solid shooter, nice idea to swing the perspective. Maybe a simple combo system would've added some more strategy, rewarding extra points for killing multiple enemies with one shot? Controlled well though, my record was 134.

dcolgan says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:09am

I dug this. One of the better shooters I have played so far. Two things make it really stand out, flipping the camera and having you shoot from the other side, that worked really well, and the variety in enemies. Different attacks might have been nice too or maybe enemies that take 2+ shots to take down. Intersting idea that you can not just dodge a tank.

DarthThomas says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 7:03pm

Nice little game. Good job!

Darkflint says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:57pm

I remembered my old times with Raptor (game still on the old floppy disc), so very good job. And bonus-points for the monster-color :D

SoloDuoTeam says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 12:57am

Simple and addictive. I can imagine this in some store. Good one!

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:41pm

The change of direction is a very good idea!

3CGames says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 5:47pm

The camera swing was a fantastic touch, good job!

Jelinib says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:38am

Just like everyone else, I loved the part where everything flipped around. Helped to add some freshness and excitement. Quite innovative! :)

But beyond that, it could probably use some increase in difficulty or variety over time (but psh, who has time for that in a compo entry, right? Haha! You're excused.)

For me, the score text was a little misaligned on the game over screen.

I can't help but hear the title in a talking-to-a-baby voice. Like... "Who's the monster? Whoooo's the monster? You're the monster! That's right, you're the monsterwoobagoobagoogoo." And to top it off, you're this cute round, chubby, vibrant pink monster. Pretty funny!

Overall, great job! I got 103 points!

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