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

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I May Have Misunderstood: RPG

by wooltech - Jam Entry

"...did the theme say 'The Player Is The Monster? No. I read the announcement. It was directed at me. The developer. It clearly said 'You, Paul, Are The Monster!'"

What happens when the game's developer is your enemy? And will he fight fair..?

Find out in this Old-School style RPG.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#18Humor(Jam)4.29
#91Innovation(Jam)3.76
#110Fun(Jam)3.71
#203Theme(Jam)3.86
#215Overall(Jam)3.61
#285Mood(Jam)3.44
#512Graphics(Jam)3.41

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:21pm

This game reminds me of the historical re-enactment club my father's friend used to run. They'd dress up in chainmail and pretend to bash each other with steel weapons. I think someone even had to get an ambulance called for them once.

Anyway, nice RPG. Would recommend.

faemir says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:55pm

Amusing, enjoyable RPG. Nice to have something a little old school. Great job!

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:29pm

Awesome! Great graphics, very funny.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Good job! It was nice to see some old school rpg in this Ludum =)

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:52pm

Nice RPG,I enjoyed it. On a side note, the first game I ever programmed was called ancient world of generica. Its funny they both have the same name in them.

swizzcheez says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:29am

One of my favorites so far. Well done, sir.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:05am

great game, very funny!! :D

dacharya64 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:08am

Loved this game! A great twist on a theme and you managed to make a game that was both humorous and fun! I'd argue that it could be a little less difficult, but that'd be missing the point, right?

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:17am

Fun! you're not very shy are you? ha

cgmorton says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:38pm

What kind of monster gives a mage spells that are weaker than his physical attack?? Oh, right.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:31am

You Paul are a genius. There's no way there will be any funnier games, and you compelled me to play a genre I hate. Good job, 5's all around.

killersnoofie says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:05am

cool game

QuexD says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:07am

Fun!

bossmojoman says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:29am

Just great, awesome take on the theme

fistmaker says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:06am

It reminds me of UnReal World. Fun entry!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Love that Mothy Python mood!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:49pm

You kidding!

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:11am

this is awesome! the graphics are great and the combat feels rewarding. some audio would be really nice.
Good job!

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:53am

Great idea xD Innovation and Humor really high ; )

Erkberg says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Very funny interpretation of the theme and you made a fun game from the idea. The graphics are great and almost photorealistic. :)
The gameplay is alright, sometimes a little tedious. The stun never ever worked for me. There were also a few minor bugs, like the log not formatting correctly and displaying markup or the first aid changing the bar but not the numeric value of health. Apart from that, the progression felt nice, in the beginning there were some close fights and in the end my chars were unbeatable, just like it should be.
Overall, I enjoyed this a lot, especially the humor (that end screen ^^), good job!

Nurbs says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 1:45am

This is the best anybody could have done with this theme.

JangoBrick says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:13am

That really is an interesting interpretation of the theme. Great idea, and well executed!

DrZanuff says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:03am

The best use of the theme and originality by far.
The only thing that it is missing is the audio.
Awesome job.

Larzan says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:41pm

Haha, well done!
Love the idea, well implemented.
You got me btw. :|
ATTACK!

amras0000 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 5:05pm

Idea is great, your writing is fantastic; the stats are a bit obtuse but fit the theme. I couldn't seem to ever get an enemy stunned, and the wild swing was far too inaccurate given that it used stamina and didn't do all that much damage compared to the attack.
Reformatting C: was a nice touch. Got a fair few chuckles from the game overall. Nice job.

amras0000 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 5:06pm

P.S. - since you're using unity, don't publish development builds. That just adds an annoying watermark to the corner and pops up the console if an exception pops up.

Mase says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 7:59pm

It took three tries (damned Purple Things!!) but I managed to defeat you.
It was pretty easy once I learned to never use the Mage's skills.
The ending was perhaps less impactful because I'm using OS X... but it's the thought that counts.

The charming costumes really make this stand out from other entries.
Nice work.

Galvesmash says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 8:09pm

The idea is brilliant! I loved how all the monsters were you in different costumes!

axoona says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:25pm

LARPing while devolopping a video game... I totally approve!

superfreak says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:19pm

What can I say... the theme interpretation is god-tier and four points I laughed so hard that I cried. Brilliant work, you truly are the monster :)

Slothmachine says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:06am

Great game. But oh man. Unity Webplayer made my whole computer crash in the end. After losing I pressed the... I forgot what it said. Maybe it was the retry button.

wooltech says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:03pm

I don't know if anyone ever revisits these pages, but thanks for all the feedback so far!

I don't know what happened with the crash. I've not had it happen with my game, but Unity Player has been a pain in some other entries I've been playing. I'll have look into it.

Also I'll beat you next time. All of you!

philomory says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 9:28pm

Hilarious. In some ways, one of the best games I've played so far this LD. My favorite take on the theme, for sure.

Will Edwards says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Absolutely loved it! Reminds me of a grail quest :)

I wasn't very good at winning; often got stomped on by the pirates and mages.

Instead of random dice rolls, there could be something the user can influence e.g. a roulette wheel where they can stop it.

Sep 11, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Thanks for letting us play your game!

What I liked:

Really liked your interpretation of the theme and the old school RPG gameplay.

Areas to improve:

Hmmm any of my criticisms would be playing right into your hands eh, wooltech? Mechanics could be a bit better explained? Combat system could be more predictable? All part of your monstrous plan I bet!

Had a miserable time... Well done. You are truly a monster!

Congrats!

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:34am

Hilarious cheap art style, awesome writing inspiration :D
haha loved it! you nailed it 'Ol pirate! kudos!

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