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

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ManyCrypt

by SkullPixel - Compo Entry

You are not THE monster, but one of many!

Keep the heroes from reaching the Dungeon Master/Grim Reaper!
Kill them to win the game!
The heroes regenerate health quickly, so you must play as a higher level monster to kill them!

Controls/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

WASD for movement!
Aim with mouse!
Fire by clicking!
Esc to Pause!

Partially named and even a little inspired by my first LD Game, ManyQuest!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#195Graphics3.68
#204Theme3.80
#267Innovation3.32
#398Overall3.20
#426Mood3.05
#453Fun3.04
#560Audio2.48
#648Humor2.29
#1362Coolness46%

Comments

terop says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:31pm

pressing space didnt work. input seems to be lost.

Zammalad says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:32pm

Buggy in Chrome but Windows version worked well.

Love the graphics, very nicely done. Good game concept and seems to be well executed so well done.

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Awesome little game, your idea is amazing and i think it could actually be a really fun game with more time put into it. Couldn't hit the players tho don't know what was happening.
Had to download it, html version wasn't liking me pressing the space bar.
Great job hopefully you continue to work on it because its a really cool idea you have there.

WizzardMaker says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:43pm

The Idea is great but there seems to be a bug where you can't attack someone, I hope it will be fixed soon.

SkullPixel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:52pm

The bug about not being able to hit heroes is because the heroes regenerate health quickly, so in fact there is no bug. I hope this helps!

teknic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:07pm

no damage meters on heroes. projectiles broken? most are really slow, some super fast...

mincrmatt12 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Interesting idea and game, but I couldn't figure it out. It looks interesting, tho

Nek says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Very buggy for me,i liked the style though and the concept,good job.

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:16pm

I really liked the concept of this one, but I couldn't figure out how to change to more powerful monsters? I just killed all the players as a blob!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:26pm

A lovely game!
The heroes would not attack so there was not much difficulty for me, but the monsters are very cute and it allowed me to see some kind of party at the gates!
http://puu.sh/jNiR2/046e47ff1a.jpg

cbstegeman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:31am

I had a similar experience as most of the people here -- I couldn't appear to damage the heroes (although I would get gold every time I hit them), they wouldn't attack me, and they didn't attack the grim reaper either. So it was mostly just a slime walking simulator. But I did really like the graphics and the idea.

axoona says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:15pm

very interesting concept
and I killed all the heroes!! ;)

Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:28pm

It's a little hard to understand your objective, but the gameplay is funny. The map is large, so maybe put a mini-map at the screen would be a nice idea. The pixel art is cute, enjoy it a lot! Congratulations for the great work!

wooltech says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:43am

Graphcis are great, but some feedback (blood splatter etc) to show you are damaging the heroes would help. The audio fits the feel of the game well.

The heros all got to the end of the corridor, then just sort of stood there while I killed them.

Beginnings of something good here.

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:33am

I had a lot of the same issues as everyone else, but I completely agree, this game has some real potential if you clean it up and polish it off, I think you'll have a top rated game! Awesome take on the theme!

radmars says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:48am

There's definitely some potential with this idea but needs a lot of tweaking to be fun. This may be "realistic" as far as the life of a dungeon slime goes :P but it's a slog for sure. Not being as fast as your target makes it really tough to do anything and all the heros are total HP sponges which is rough. Also I couldn't figure out how to buy new minion types. With giving more power to the player right off the bat, working on combat gamefeel & getting into the action earlier, this could be really cool. Nice sprite work too. Keep it up!

MaesK says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Nice idea! Some of the enemies got stuck, and a hero stood in front of the dungeon master doing nothing, but nevertheless, it has great graphics and fun game.

It just needs a little more time to take care of some details and it would improve a lot. Keep it up!

LewisChaplin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Nice concept, Liked playing it.

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:30pm

I have bug (Windows version): enemies and allies do not attack. Web version loads too much time.

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:48pm

There seems to be a lot of problems with this game - the heroes are too fast and do not attack, they have too much health, the other monsters don't do anything. Okay, you can kill heroes if you trap them near a wall or other creature, but you can't spend all the money because the game just ends... The execution simply isn't as good as the idea :(

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