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

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Jack the Grinder

by Stechas - Compo Entry

Jack was exiled from human society due to his differences which others didn't tolerate. After many lonely time in the desert, Jack had found a peace and everything seems to be okey ...

But local questgiver has decided that Jack is ideal candidate for his new quest since he has various abilities that would be challenging for adventurers. He has surrounded Jack by magic field and created portals for brave heroes promising a great reward for Jack's head.

Jack is trapped and there is no way out so he is decided to take down as many as he can till his last breath. They shall learn the meaning of name Jack the Grinder!

Let's grind!

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Super Hamster says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:13am

The knights can't hurt you for some reason. Other than that, I liked the idea of it all. Archers seem to be much more powerful than mages. Good job!

peterkirk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:31am

You die too easily and attacks only hit on occasion.
I like the look of the monster and the story behind the game.

Raspadsistema says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:25pm

Nice idea, dying too easy makes you try harder and utilize the powes you have. I loved digging in and out right next to a victim to claw him.

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:40pm

This game is GREAT! Super funny and really fun to attack and dig....although using the close up attack was frustrating....overall great work!

scriptorum says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:53pm

The digging mechanic is fun. I'd like the monster to move a little faster. The fang/bullet hit boxes can be tricky to line up! Didn't have much use for the oil spill. Monster health points and a way to heal might be a nice addition - perhaps some corpses turn into food instead of disappearing, and you can fang to eat the food?

KPapaGeorge says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:58pm

very addicting game.
The music is amazing.
Die easily makes the game hard in a good way.

Copzi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Actually very fun. I enjoyed it a lot.

jstclair13 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:31pm

Interesting idea. I like being able to go underground.

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:59pm

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.

Big Cow says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Yep thought the theme was great for this one. Being hunted down for being the monster. Strangely addictive. Wanted to see the different "enemies" great step up in difficulty as it progresses. Also liked the variety of inventive attacks from both the player and the enemies. Nice little game. Oh yeah character animations and sounds are funny too.

Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:40am

nice game! But i think its a little too hard! and the "bite" skill is almost impossible to use.

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