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

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Monsters In The Woods

by snakezito - Compo Entry

Monsters In The Woods - Made With GameMaker

Pretty short game. First time participating in Ludum Dare.
There's not much gameplay, but you might need to play it more than once to really get it.

Tip: there's something different about those blue guys.

The GAME (.exe) and the SOURCE CODE (GAME MAKER PROJECT) are included in the .zip folder in the windows download.

Thank You for playing!

Downloads and Links




Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Wow very good graphics! Also liked how you made the background.

@SamPotasz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:22pm

Congrats on your first Ludum Dare! I liked the monsters' run animation :-)

Mister_Melon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:22pm

I liked it overall, there wasn't much innovation or anything new though, the gameplay was fun and I enjoyed the platforming somewhat (not so much the shooting), I thought it didn't really go hand in hand with the theme though, I got that the whole idea was they were nothing but innocent creatures but I felt that without the text at the end you wouldn't have gotten that at all, it would have been a lot better with a soundtrack which would have helped the mood out a lot, good entry overall, good job.

FlashMonkey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:23pm

I like the input because it is very accurate.

razavidn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:26pm

A cute little platformer, but the end message isn't really connect to the rest of the game. Love the art style, and platforming mechanics feel good!

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

"You have a gun so you must be the player" - ha! Loved it, also the subliminal message hidden on the "monsters" :) Good graphics and solid first entry!

Conk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Very funny, not sure why I shot them to begin with, I guess I am a monster. Why have you opted out of graphics?

snakezito says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:53pm

I opted out of graphics because i thought the animations were a bit bad. Come to think of it, i really shouldn't have opted out :D. Thank you all for playing and commenting!

cheapmecha says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:45pm

A fun game, nice job with the background, I enjoyed the gameplay and the thing with the monsters is quite funny.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Amazing graphics. For a first Ludum Dare, this looks amazing. Good work. On point game!

thebmxeur says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:59pm

Avira antivirus reports a virus in the .exe . I'm sure it's nothing. Just letting you know.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Liked the graphics and animation a lot. Short, but that made it easy to play through for both endings. Nice work!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:11pm

Congrats on your first game

Kuchalu says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:35pm

Congrats on your first LD game. I enjoyed it and played through it twice, the first time just blindly killing the poor blue men. Great visuals and no bugs!

m3_on says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:00am

I..totally liked it! I played it through twice to get both endings and I think it's cute to way you play off the assumption of a gamer's mind (shoot all the things) and actually reward when we don't do what it seems for us to want to do...I like it, and as your first Ludum game, awesome!

Azure_Kyte says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:32am

To be honest, I do tend to agree with those who feel the game didn't really use the theme to the best of its ability, however I do appreciate the time and effort it took to make the animation, the gameplay and the concept.

I played through the game a second time after becoming a monster, and was relieved to see that I wasn't as monstrous as I could be.

Good work :D

Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:23pm

Good game, the graphics were nice but the game was a bit static. Some more animations or perhaps have some parallaxing would add to the game.

Flaid says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:46am

I really liked the art style of this game. everything looked nice and polished. The controls were tight and responsive, which was good too.

It seems like you had something bigger in mind but then ran out of time -- I think that happens to most of us in Ludum Dare. Maybe you could write you intentions in the description? I know not everyone reads the description, but I do!

GraciCebola says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:57am

Nice entry, input is accurate, and art is simple but good. congrats!

BluShine says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:00am

Not bad for your first Ludum Dare. Obviously the gameplay isn't very deep, but it was short and funny. Decent art and sound effects, but I kinda wish there was some music.

grynca says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:28pm

nice animation and shooting, had some trouble with jumping, maybe you should let your character jump a little after the edge (in the air) for better feel.

Jimbly says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:12am

Like the graphics!

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