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

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Eat or be eaten

by v01pe - Compo Entry

You're a monster and need to hunt your prey to survive (get points), but be aware of evil hunter robots that will infect you on the slightest touch!

Hint: To get really good scores, make sure you don't eat up the whole prey - keep it crawling and only nibble ;D

WASD / Cursor Keys - to control the monster
R - reset the level

Note: I made this game in ~6 hours as a micro game jam – thus no sound & programmer art ;)

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Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:32am

Simple game but functions well and is a solid effort for 6 hours.

Novaki says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:21pm

It may just be my internet connection, or maybe it's part of the game but it seems very laggy/jittery...about half a second for each frame...or 2 FPS depending on how you look at it.

Simonaiso says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:13pm

Nice game for 6 hours! I feel sluggy after playing a short while already.

v01pe says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Thanks! The lag could very well be caused, because a lot is happening on a per pixel basis… I was wondering how well it 'd perform, but runs smooth on my machine. Maybe a native build would work better?

Denis347 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:03pm

Nice version of snake. Good gameplay.

Strike says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:57am

In 6 hours only ? Well done !
The game runs very slow for me too, but I managed to play it. Interesting mechanics.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:49pm

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.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 5:32pm

Pretty simple but I like the gameplay idea especially how your monster elongates as it moves making it more vulnerable to the black robots.

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