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

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by OnionBlaze - Jam Entry

The idea was supposed to be a reversed Tamagotchi, where you ask for things to the person taking care of you. Somewhere along the way, I got too into dialogues so.. this happened.

I was planning to join the compo, but then I haven't even written any dialogues during the last few hours, so I ended up in the jam instead.

Still fun though. Hope you like it!

P.S. You might get some lag at the start for magical reasons.

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klbrazil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:31pm

great music, great art and it has multiple endings i like it :D

goet says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:37pm

Cute AND horrifying? Perfect.

Demy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:48pm

That was the first date sim(?) I played. Good one! Sometimes text isn't quite readable though. Graphics are cute and idea is cool.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Wow! Started off a little slow, but got really interesting. Love the graphics!

mipzeemallows says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:43pm

Such a cute game. Loved it!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:57pm

I laughed out loud when I "lost" for the first time. But after a few plays, I figured out what the symbols meant and had a rough idea how to influence them, and I got the happy ending :)

PixlWalkr says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:44pm

I like how it has multiple endings, nice pixel art and audio also!

avultima says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:14am

SO CUTE! I really enjoyed this! I hope this gets more notice! :(

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:52am

Great art, great dialogs, sweet music and multiple endings = love :) Totally like it! Good job.

SeaMonster131 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Nice dialogs and music, good job :)

Rongefilet says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Cuteness overload (or is it ?). Loved it. ^^

joh says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:26pm

That was pretty good! but why such a tame "eating" should've wewnt the whole way!! Ill try some more to see if taking only the arm was a "better" outcome then some.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Really, really nice game. I included it in part 8 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

guoboism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:38am

Overall 5/5!
Great job! The game is lovely! This could be the most sweet way interpret the 'monster' in the theme! The inner conflict between kill and love, the polished graphics and tweening! Picked by GB!

t4u says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Didn't make it to the end, maybe not my type of game.

Dislike: Music, shaky screen

Like: Grumpy monster's answers

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:12am

Really cute date sim! I really enjoyed playing it!
Great job =)

rudra says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:07am

Loved the multiple ending aspect of the game. the music and art style are great!

spotco says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:50am

Loved it, I'm a real sucker for these kind of games :)

derr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:56am

Squeeeee! :D

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Ah such a lovely story. And I didn't even need to eat her. Nice flow in graphics and music.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:23am

This one is really excellent! I got a sweet ending, and a somewhat faster one... I still want to come back to try out some more of it, though!

bradur says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:41am

The graphics & sound was amazing :). The story was nice, and the game fit the theme quite nicely. Well done!

LeafThief says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:47am

I really like the commentary (or "message" if you will) here. A nice take on what it means to be a monster and the conflict that comes with it.

Good job!

OadT says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Great game, love the atmosphere and ending, well... as long as I don't eat Nadine before :P

radmars says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:20am

Brilliant touch with the "EAT" and "NO" representing the conflicting desires of the monster!

HappyHour says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:54pm

I ate her! Cute visuals and audio :)

JackDegree says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:04pm

Haha what a great idea! Love it!

xvw says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:57pm

Perfect game!
I chose to be the wicked then romantic monster, it was HARD to not eat her, haha. :D
There's really a lot of possibilities! I did not notice any duplicate actions!

Well done! <3

crucknuk says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:03pm

The concept is just brilliant I liked it!

P.T.A says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:08pm

a monster visual novel with tamagotchi i loved! so cute and well made, good job!

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:33am

Fun, cutesy dating sim. I'm concerned for Nadine and the protagonist's relationship though, considering he spent the best part of a week wanting to eat her... I really liked this, although I only managed to get the sweet ending (and eat her on the second day, of course). Great entry, well done! :)

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:24am

That was awesome. The only part I felt was a bit cheap was trying to be nice offering her my food, only to find out it was poisonous to her. Other than that, it was good, and the variety of endings were all satisfying.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:32am

That was great! Mmmmmm tasty human.....

Love the tune too, so sweet and nice.

Sunflower says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:28am

The game sure gives lots of choices! For example here:

Either way, interesting visual novel and good take on inverting classic Tamagotchi. Most of the time the choices felt "too obvious" (i.e. it wasn't difficult to tell which effect they'd have), but I don't think it's a big flaw (it's not uncommon, either).

Graphics and audio were pretty cute, though sometimes I feel a font colour could have been chosen better; the narration text is a bit dark, and the red text kinda clashes with the background.

Still, pretty nice entry overall. ^^"

bodsey says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:06pm

How could you think of doing a date sim with this theme ? lol it's briliant, congrats

andreiichim says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 12:16am

That was unexpected. I liked it.
The moving UI made me a little dizzy...

General says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:12pm

I really liked the story and how the main hero is fighting his monster nature.

Please, check my video review:

Mase says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:40pm

s-suki desu!

Very cohesive graphical style. The slight animation on everything looks great.

Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:07am

Clever game and nice to see the other side of the story of a tamagotchi. Graphics are great and the multiple endings were a nice touch.

pixzleone says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:34pm

That was cool, I like it! :)

dregamr says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Beautiful game, I really liked it! :)

Literal Games says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Cute, played through a couple of times to see different choices and really enjoyed it!

sausagroll says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:45pm

fun little game, i felt so bad when i accidentally killed her :(

Omiya Games says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:30pm

That was hilarious! I liked the underlying conflict of wanting to consume the caretaker (as well as other myriad of method to kill her). Ended in a romance ending (dunno if there are other endings) while frantically trying to retain my resources. Adorable, stupid, and absurd: the perfect formula. Great presentation, too.

Thought the music was pretty repetitive. Could have been more contextually sensitive. A nitpick, though.

xWarZonex says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:37pm

I loved it, it was really fun, and funny.

bombjack says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 10:57am

not my kind of game. but very innovative anyway.

VDZ says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Is it even possible to get a different good ending than the romance ending? I tried several times but couldn't get any other good ending.

Anyways, I liked the game enough to try multiple times before giving up on finding different endings. It's fun trying the different options and seeing what results they bring.

The art is obviously the strongest point of the game. It's very charming and works very well in the game. The only minor flaw I could find was that Nadine's death sprite didn't really have much of an impact.

I disagree with most commenters on the audio. While the background tune is nice, it gets repetitive over time. More importantly, there are countless missed opportunities where the game could be enhanced with sound. Most notably, Nadine's death is soundless with the cutesy tune still playing in the background. Even just muting the sound would have made it much more dramatic, but ideally you'd want a short dramatic BGM and sound effect. Sound could also provide tons of feedback (for example to indicate Nadine's mood changes) or help immersion (eating sounds while eating, etc). The audio's not terrible, but it could have been so much better.

Nov 14, 2015 @ 4:53pm

I included your game in an article of my favorites and added a trophy to your profile!

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