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

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Tentacle Smash

by BoxedMeatRevolution - Jam Entry

Darling, you're big! Sugar, you're greeeen! Baby, you're a two-tentacled alien monster of supreme destruction and you're being attacked!

Defend yourself by using your tentacles to fend off the attackers! Smash them into each other for insane combos!


Click somewhere in the screen to make the closest tentacle move towards the mouse.

Combos are achieved by bumping enemies into each other.

You have 3 lives. Make the most out of them.

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eric777 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:52am

This is the first game I've rated this time around. Screenshot must have caught my eye :)

Brilliant and original concept. I'm not sure I've played anything quite like this. It made me feel huge like king kong on the top of the skyscraper swatting down planes. Music & sfx were perfect for the mood.

Game played a little choppy/slow - maybe it's my browser? If I could restart without reloading the page from the "You Lost" screen, I'm not sure how.

Great job!!!

zillix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:22am

awesome ambiance! the gameplay is simple and fun, and I love the clean graphics.

wy477wh173 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:13am

fun idea, cute spin on the prompt.

It was quite different.

-Kelsie and Wyatt

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:31am

!!!!! This game is seriously fun!! Just improve it and sell, I loved this tentacle mechanics, just loved!

deathray says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:58am

High scores for innovation and theme! I definitely enjoyed it. (My game is jealous of your tentacles!)

Monkokio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:00am

Neat concept!

Pusty says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:01am

Hahaha nice one! :D

SvenFrankson says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:01am

Nice one :)

Mark Smith says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:12am

Very addictive gameplay. Not the greatest visuals but they were mostly consistent which is nice. I haven't really played a game like this before and managing both tentacles on each side of the screen was actually quite hectic and fun. Well done!

FrozenCow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Interesting mechanics. I didn't know for sure how to effectively use both tentacles, but it was a fun to flail them in the air.

Infininete says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Got to 400, idk if that's easy or not :P. Only complaint is that you only need to use one tentacle as its length reaches the entire screen, thus making it pretty much just a useless attachment.

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Very cool gameplay.

EncryptedCow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:11pm

coll little game, get s hard a little too quivkly, but really nice, enjoyed it

ToloaGames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:17pm

Bonus points for tentacles!

van noctar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Very innovant!!

I like it!

It's very good idea to manage each arms!!

Headmade says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:23pm

The game ran well for me and I liked it. The music was very eerie.

But can the game be won? At the end I got the message "You lost", so can I actually win the game?

Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:48pm

Really fun game with very satisfying gameplay.

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Cool entry! The smooth, flat-colored graphics look really clean. Good variety of enemy types. The tentacle moves well, just a little slower than you'd like. I'm a fan of the way you can smack enemies into each other for combos, like Planet Punch. Good stuff.

A "Replay" button and persistent high scores would be icing on the cake.


Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:45pm

I like the idea and the game is funny too! The graphics and music was nice aswell :)

Jakob37 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:09pm

Nice little game! I liked the mighty feeling of moving the tentacles, destroying the oncoming swarm of small UFOs :)

adsilcott says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Fun and simple game. Like the tentacle movement.

Taldius says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Simple but good! Also, with that kind of controls, you should think about making a mobile version of it.
Anyway, nice job!

Drauthius says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Cool game. Simple and fun. :)

Feetsalot says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:23pm

The concept for this game is great and you built upon it perfectly with all the diffrent types of enimies/projectiles. Great Game ;D

tayl1r says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Nice! A little easier to control than some of the other monster arm physics entires.

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