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

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Kaiju Boxing - a game in Twitch chat

by NickFrushour - Compo Entry

Kaiju Boxing - a game played in Twitch chat

Type in commands in Twitch chat to watch the monsters battle!

I took the game down, since it was requiring me to stream 24/7 for weeks straight during judging. If you have any questions about the game, please contact me on twitter: @yourlocalsavior

Thanks for playing!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#14Innovation4.24
#570Humor2.46
#606Theme3.17
#723Overall2.83
#822Fun2.43

Comments

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:52am

Is this actually working ? Genuinely wondering, I type several commands and nothing happened

NickFrushour says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:55am

Please be aware there is a delay for broadcasting

DarkStar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:11am

twitch plays type games have always been interesting to me. while i played it there was 1 other person in the room. it seemed both of our actions were going to the same kaiju.

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:11am

This is pretty sweet. It would be interesting to see the chat take sides. When I played everyone ganged up against the one monster :D

bwafflecone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:22am

Very cool idea, trying to decide if the delay in broadcasting just makes it slower or more interesting to predict people's moves :P

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:26am

Some animations would be nice, otherwise the game is pretty cool. Sadly it depends on users and there were only 3 when i tested it, pretty sure it's way funnier when more people play it.
Gothra best waifu.. uhm, monster!

candlesan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:37am

Great idea!

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:49pm

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Tselmek says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:20am

First, good job on making a twitch game in 48 hours as well as taking the risk to make one. Twitch restrictions (such as spamming) also makes it hard to play, and the spam makes it hard to communicate, 2 seperate logs would be nice (for a future possible game).
I think this game would really work as 2 or 4 players standalone game. The fact that you can mess with the opponent's commands is a pretty funny mechanic, as well as getting to choose the side we're gonna fight along with. And these 2 mechanics could be explored in a more complete game.
As it is now, it is clearly unfinished but it would be really nice to see some future updates.
Overall, good job!

bowlercaptain says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:24am

Good fun. Gave me all kinds of Twitch-native-gamedev warm fuzzies.

Anvil0008 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:34am

This would probably be more fun if there were more people playing, which is tough (I have a similar problem). Technologically this is an awesome idea and works as far as I can tell. Delay is slightly lame but there's no way around that. Good work!

Keon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:53am

The twitch broadcast delay is annoying and I really wish you had time to put in animations, but as it stands it's a fun quick game. Nice job taking the twitch interface and making a game out of it. The game itself is pretty standard but the interface is innovative and awesome.

Well done, and thanks for the fun game! Incidentally have you considered linking it to /r/twitchplayspokemon? It seems like they might like it.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:59pm

Nice concept!

mar3k says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:12am

Really cool to see a Twitch game on LD. Good job.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:09am

Really interesting idea: I've watched things like twitch plays dark souls (that worked...) but I've never actually tried playing one. Unfortunately, nobody else was around when I tried it, but playing against myself it seemed at least to have a decent variety of moves (nice idea with charge and release kind of mechanics). A little more graphical work could have made it a lot more engaging, but nice job executing on this kind of idea (definitely not "conventional" by any means) in a jam!

Linus123xbb says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Wow this was very innovative, cool idea. I didn't have anybody to play with though...

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