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

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Sefivn

by razieliyo - Compo Entry

GAME RULES AND GUIDE
====================

**WORKED THIS ON LESS THAN 24 HOURS SO DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO PLACE AN INGAME GUIDE**
**PLEASE CHECK THE OUTGAME GUIDE IF DON'T WANT TO PLAY RANDOM:**
https://github.com/alesegdia/LD33/blob/master/README.md

Basically, attacks are generated from 6 types, and there are weakness and strengths for each one of them vs all the others. Detailed at the upper link.


!!ATTENTION!!
=============

I won't be able to participate the whole time, because I have to leave Saturday 19.00, but this is what I achieved in this less than one day.

Sorry for the possible bugs you may encounter, and maybe the lack of completeness in some aspects.

If you find any annoying bug, report an issue at https://github.com/alesegdia/LD33/issues with the **bug** tag. Thanks.



PLOT
========

For years, humans have been keeping captive all individuals of a mighty race of elementals, the Sefivms, in order to study their control of nature. Sefivms' abilities have been weakened with nullyfing orbs around their containers.

One day, container maintainers go on for a strike because they claim not to be paid as they should.

What they didn't know is that they just started the beginning of the end.


CONTROLS
========

UP/DOWN - move cursor
SPACE - select option, continue
R - roll char (select char)
S - view stats (select char, battle)
E - view status effects (battle)
H - toggle help view


FLAWS
=====

* Speed do nothing
* Progression is a little trash
* XP earn always more or less the same depending on level
* Special status effects


TOOLS
=====

Java + LibGDX + Aseprite + Deflemask

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#321Audio3.04
#432Overall3.17
#479Graphics3.06
#570Mood2.83
#614Theme3.15
#636Fun2.77
#671Innovation2.67
#674Humor2.24

Comments

Clurect says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:02pm

It was very difficult at the very beginning.

EonAxen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Awesome game, gotta love the song! Also that damage tho http://i.imgur.com/DP57u3n.png haha

Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:21pm

Difficult to know what the right choices were from context. Not a bad game, though.

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:27pm

I found the music a bit jarring at the start but once you are in game it works quite well.

I found the game to be pretty much random, I had no idea what attacks where going to do what to my oponnent.

cxsquared says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:30pm

Pretty fun and I liked the gameplay quite a bit. The music was awesome. It was a little confusing what every attack did but overall good work.

razieliyo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:38am

Sorry, at the game guide link, you can check everything. I didn't post it here because it couldn't look as well as with markdown

The guide: https://github.com/alesegdia/LD33/blob/master/README.md

RiverAndRun says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:55am

It was very reminiscent of Pokemon which I like. The looping audio is a bit ear wrenching. But great programmer art. :D

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

Seems familiar :) Loved the rotating abilities concept

disperse says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:14am

Super meaty mechanics. Satisfying numbers.

Croze says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:11am

The wizard kicked my ass, fun game though. Reminded me of Pokemon. The audio loop was kinda high pitch and hurt my ears but I just turned down my volume. Good work though!

FZeroRacer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:21am

It's Monster Pokemon. I like it, but there's so little feedback in the game which means at the start you're just kinda flailing about and throwing out random attacks.

The music is a bit on the annoying side but the graphics are well done.

Phoenix Smith says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:34am

Nice Pokemon-like game. Found it hard to tell what to do, so became more of a button spam then anything.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:43am

You are the (Pocket) Monster, amirite? XD

At first I was a bit confused but then I GOT IT. I love the idea that all your moves are randomized but you can customize your character with specific strengths and weaknesses. This is a concept worth refining into a more full-featured game.

daveh says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:01am

I like how your skill set is limited, so how you spread your stats affects which skills are useful. Then it's a game of getting rid of those less effective skills while still using the effective ones to win the fights before you die. If you end up with too many ineffective skills you lose. Spreading out the stats too evenly seems to result in you being too weak, which is good because it balances well and creates the challenge. I like the graphics and sound too. Good stuff.

Ellian says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Cool entry! Gotta love those attack names.
That's a nice job you did here, it's not easy making a battle system that complex in such a short time. Kudos!

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:55pm

Aside from being unfinished, the RPG aspects seem to be pretty indepth. Plus Pokemon.

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Nice type system you build up. I suggest making it more obvious to the player (maybe to borrow from pokemon, super effective, not very effective) Just more hints for when the type system is at work.

I had a little trouble choosing replacement abilities if I was tapping too fast.
Great song, captured the mood 100% of the battle game. Great work!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:12pm

I have always liked this type of games :)

+ Nice and well done.
+ Liked the music and sound effects
+ Fun
+ Linux port!!!

- More help for each power could be better (like colors for each elements and stuff like that)

razieliyo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Thank you all for the feedback :)

BSODDevTeam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Nice and difficult, love it!

Kakureta says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:35pm

Art was very basic. The concept reminded me of pokemon and the game was fun overall. The music got a bit annoying but it was fine.

BtheDestroyer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:19pm

Definitely caught the Nintendo influence on the music ;)

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:17pm

It is difficult but the feeling of the game is impressive. It remember me amstrand games from years ago. A retrorpg with a good turn based. You have my two cents :-)

Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:57pm

Good game! I didn't really know what to do but I do like these sort of games!

sam1373 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:39pm

As some others have pointed out, the system is quite complex, especially since there is no in-game tutorial, so I just ended up casting random stuff and hoping for the best. I think this would have benefited from a description window that said the range of dmg for each ability, maybe specifically listing modifiers like "+ 3(mega)"

razieliyo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Yes, you're right. Sorry for that, I did this in less than 24 hours, and had pretty little time to work on details like that, that's why I made the game guide to clarify that kind of stuff, you can check it here with all kind of details:

https://github.com/alesegdia/LD33/blob/master/README.md

Togimaro says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:14am

Excellent! Good graphics and good musics! The feeling of power is great and the idea well thought, great works!

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:04am

Ambitious game for a jam! Awesome music too :) Great job!

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