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

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They Look Like Ants

by Tortoise - Jam Entry

@Riv_Roy - Programming and Art
@Trurkowski - Music and SFX

We ditched our first idea and built this on the last day.

Enjoy!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#367Audio(Jam)3.16
#449Humor(Jam)2.93
#510Innovation(Jam)3.03
#640Graphics(Jam)3.13
#674Fun(Jam)2.87
#830Overall(Jam)2.87
#868Theme(Jam)2.94

Comments

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:26am

Great concept, benevolent god-like ant killing game, reminded me of being a kid. Great art. Good job.

Literal Games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:47pm

Funny and weird! Pretty impressive for one day. You should definitely add some kind of goal system

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Surround the ants with bananas! Oh wait...they are pushing the bananas out of the way???
Had some fun toying with the ants, I guess they were some super ants capable of anything ;)

Darius says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Quite simple, but had fun killing ants ! (I'm a monster.)

Tselmek says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:10pm

Great antbox sandbox, good job with the AI.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Interesting concept. I really like the music.

collaboration says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Good idea, i love it. But you need more features and actions. May be some events and tasks for player.

DarthThomas says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:43pm

That game is wierd.

Chrisp196 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31pm

I like this game, I was sat spam clicking for a while because I thought the mechanic was cool. I also like how you managed to implement a volume bar, something a lot of people might not think about doing. good work

iossif says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:46pm

as someone who does hate ants, i had a lot of fun with this game. burn them aaaaall.

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Find myself wondering why death is represented by bananas… Interesting sandbox.

mboaj says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:57pm

Nice catch on the theme :) loved the bananas :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Strange game - interesting! Was fun to throw heaps of ants in and deliver judgement. Music was okay but a bit out of place I think.

Togimaro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Very interresting interpretation of the theme! Great concept and great realisation!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:48am

Yay, ant simulator! Am I a monster for killing ants? Nah... *kill more ants*

kaype says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:50pm

Web version doesn't load.
None of them are available actually.
It does look good though!

Tortoise says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58pm

@kaype
It appears Dropbox is periodically having issues (possibly due to LD haha), it usually takes a few minutes if you see a dropbox error to clear up and become available again.

Jod says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:56am

Pretty cool idea, great work with the sound and sfx!

Would have loved to have some kind of goal/score mechanism. Perhaps a judgement on how kind/cruel I was to the ants?

hexagore says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Nice art style. Obviously it would have been nice to have some sort of sense of the ants reacting to being judged and things. Emergent behaviour etc.. but obviously not practical for a game jam. This was amusing to play with though. Those poor ants.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 3:44am

Why is death a banana? This was fun!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Lol, yessss, someone did the ants + magnifying class concept. +50 bonus points for you guys :)

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