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

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Play

by ChaosCult - Jam Entry

Betty is a little girl who is scared of fire and monsters. It's quite understandable, isn't it? Even though you're one of the monsters yourself...

In Play, you're playing a monster living under a girl's bed. One day, you decide to help her cope with her fears. Playing helps reduce stress and anxiety, so you want to encourage her to play - especially with toys related to firefighting.

However, you're a scary monster without hands and mouth! So don't let her see you (or other monsters) and try to get the toys down from the shelves.

How to play:

Use WASD or arrow keys to move around. Нou can also jump by mashing space. Try to stay hidden - if Betty sees you, her Fear meter grows; when it's full - game's over. Hiding in shadows under the bed or a bookcase is optimal.

You can bump into bookcases to shake toys out. Betty will notice a toy on the floor and play with it - increasing her Courage meter. Increase Courage all the way to full to win the game. Note that toys won't come out until Betty plays with the ones currently on the floor - bump them strategically so that she notices them.

Fire monsters spawn in the shadows and scare Betty. Bump into them and push them back from whence they came. If Betty sees a fire monster it disappears, but not before substantially increasing Fear meter.

To win, you'd have to keep Betty not-scared until she plays with all the toys. Good luck playing!

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UPDATE Fixed the bug where endgame sequence won't trigger if you were out of shadows at the time.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#80Mood(Jam)3.91
#98Theme(Jam)4.06
#119Overall(Jam)3.79
#137Graphics(Jam)4.21
#190Innovation(Jam)3.47
#296Fun(Jam)3.39
#492Humor(Jam)2.85

Comments

glcoder says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Really enjoyed this one, so cute and relaxing. But IMO it's too easy, no challenge at all. Anyway - nicely done!

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:53am

Very nice design, I loved it, it inspired me to do a 3d point and click in my sparetime. Cheers!

Meat Us says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:06am

I love the idea of this game, nice graphics and great feelings, very good work !

Birke says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:07am

One of the best games I have played in terms of mood. Very cute and relaxing. Nice take on the theme too. The difficulty could have ramped up a bit more towards the end and it would have been nice to have a proper ending to the game as well. Other than that good job!

pixzleone says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Relaxing and good looking!
Good effort!

jk5000 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:59pm

A beautiful game based on a simple but brilliant idea. Well done.

Warxen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:59pm

Great graphics, good coding and good design. Feels very polished. Hard to believe that you guys pulled this one off in under 72 hours. Assuming this was no solo project. Good Job!

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:01am

Very adorable game! Nice work!

GagaPete says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:24pm

The game is pretty well crafted and puts the player in the right mood. Pushing the fireguys back into the shadows is pretty challenging. And it's a pretty interesting take on the theme. I like it.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:58am

The idea is so interesting and graphics are very cool!

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Not bad!,well, the scene could be larger, and with different monsters to feature various child fears (with more game mechanics associated),right now it can get a bit boring too soon, but hey, good job team!

ChaosCult says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:46pm

>the scene could be larger, and with different monsters to feature various child fears
Hey, thanks for the comment!
That's what we initially intended to do, but the time was pretty limited so we decided to polish one scene instead.

Mase says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:32pm

Looks very charming & colorful.
I thought the difficulty level was fine...; I don't think the game would be improved by higher difficulty.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:07am

Good graphics and sound. This was very cute and made me happy to play.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Super cute game. Great use of theme. I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/Jf2dZyQpNFE

Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:46pm

Pretty adorable entry! Love it.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:11am

This game is relaxing and really different from all the other I tested on this LD at the moment. Good job!

nomand says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:02am

Really nice touch, especially with a good guy monster. Some of the sound effects can be a bit annoying, but otherwise very cute and therapeutic.

celisoft says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:07am

Nice graphics, funny sounds, original goal, I really love your game.

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:11am

What a cool idea! Really liked it.

freaknarf says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:11am

Very cute game :) Very good visuals, I think it could become something solid and a cool kids game with a bit more of gameplay.

dmcfarline says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:13am

Very cute, ran out of objects to increase courage, but really enjoyed it

SlayerEXE says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:31am

Graphics looks great and gameplay is very interesting. I enjoyed a lot playing this game.

Jacktheviper says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Superb atmosphere and presentation, all the assets are well done and fit together.
I started having some trouble with the camera, it kept shaking around, not sure if it is something wrong on my end I was using the windows version.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:17pm

The sound is a bit creepy. A bit too "adorable" for me.

ALobker says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Yay! I made a little girl happy.

local minimum says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:02pm

Very well done game. And nice how it plays out. I think it was perfectly difficult, that is, not really hard. I think that's about right when it comes to the difficulty of a game like this. All content and how it worked toward the mood, very impressive.

handkor says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:02am

This is very well done and great story and concept. I quite enjoyed this.

wooltech says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Great use of the theme, really polished gameplay.

bombjack says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:20pm

the art is nice. original gameplay.

Dejvo says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:21pm

I liked the game. kindof similar to my idea but done entirely differently. it's a bit hard to control because you don't move as expected but rotated 45 degrees. otherwise, very good.

kowalski says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Lovely artstyle. Simple but effective gameplay. Definitely one of my favourite from the contributions I played so far.

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:49pm

This is really nicely done! Good job! :D

jsmars says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:21pm

Beautiful

dancingmad says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:31pm

I love the way you deal with the theme.
Great work !

MikeEnoch says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Beautiful little game, great take on the theme - well done!

Nov 14, 2015 @ 4:54pm

I included your game in an article of my favorites and added a trophy to your profile! http://fireside.gamejolt.com/post/jam-favorites-ludum-dare-33-part-1-uzbzpjci

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