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

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You're It!

by cambrian_era - Compo Entry

A game for the PICO-8

The Story

One fine day, four friends decided to play a game of tag.

Foxy, the quickest
Froggy can swim
Bunny who burrows
Tater, it's him!

How To Play

Arrows: Move

Each round, you will play as a different friend. Your goal is to move into the
other friends and tag them. You win the round when you tag all your friends!
Complete all 9 rounds to win!

When you move, your friends will move as well. Watch them carefully, because
each friend is different!

Downloads and Links




Azlen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:39am

Bunny was so hard to catch on the level with those three burrows. Every time I got close, he just hops in the hole and ends up on the other side of the map. Took me a minute to finally catch him, quite satisfying trapping him in the top-left corner with no burrows nearby.

Fun little game, but lacking a bit in theme, I don't usually consider foxes and bunnies (with an exeption of The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python) to be monsters, especially with the cute pixelart you made for them.

rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Genius idea, having four different monsters and changing which one you play as each round. Monsters weren't very monstrous. Levels were decent.

I love the "big pixels and bright colours" look.

Bunny's burrowing would have been better without the randomness IMO as it took away from the skill a bit.

Nice work.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:13pm

That was a cute concept, I would have liked to see even more dramatically different movement behaviours for each of the friends.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Incredibly fun and would fit well on an arcade machine. The take on the theme that you're the monster in your adorable little campfire yarn was fun, but not really what I was looking for in the theme. Overall quite enjoyable.

DragonGino says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:45pm

an fun and slow relax game.its realy to understand what to do and every animal has there own uniqueness.

01101101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:15pm

As someone you had the "game of tag" idea as well, I had to try yours! ;)
Nice game, I didn't get to the 8th round because I spent too much time running after Froggy in the 3rd round, but I like the idea of having different characters have different abilities.
Good job!

JoseArias says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:16am

Nice game!!! Very very fun.

zatyka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Cute, clever, and well executed. I enjoyed it. My only complaint is that the theme felt a bit lacking.

Also, frog is a dick.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:27am

Really neat - loved the retro look and sounds; it all blended well.

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:50pm

The bunny really gave me a hard time :D But it was satisfying to catch him after all. The gameplay is well polished and the art is super cute! Don't think the theme is really strong in here, but the game is fun! : )

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:06pm

(from pico 8 forums)
Apology accepted. Loved the different mechanics for each animal, and the eversion thing randomly happening was hilarious. AI was pretty smart but I caught them all >:)

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Nice. Love the sounds. And the graphics. And, well, guess the whole thing was just nice :)

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:02pm

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.

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 5:59pm

nice game with good difficulty ramp. good job!

Xanjos says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 2:12pm

Pretty fun and charming entry. I loved the retro graphics and how well thought out each friend's abilities were done.

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