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

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The Core

by ferdbold - Compo Entry

You can move, jump and shoot, and you have 30 seconds to complete the objective.
That's about it.

(I was shooting for something really self-explanatory, so there's really not much more to talk about.)

Oh, and there MAY be an alternate ending. Try to find it. :P

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Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:07am

Pretty cool models and graphics styles. Is there an alternate ending? Nice clean font too.

Modoc73 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:09am

Nice arcade like game play. I like the particles and how simple it was to pick it up. finished with 8 seconds to spare. didn't find an alternate ending.

TerinHD says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:10am

Nice little game you have there! :D

panda says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:11am

My hat's off to you! The graphics are gorgeous, the sound effects fit right in, the gameplay is terrific, and the alternate ending... wow. Well you made me play long enough to find it, goes to show how much I enjoyed this game. Yours is my favorite game so far!

ferdbold says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:12am

Yeah, there is an alternate ending ;) Let's just say you have to try NOT to be a monster!

Halleflux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:14am

..Nearly impossible =\
Apart from that, very fun. I like the quick gameplay, though I feel that a few minor things here and there could be changed to make it better. (Just tinker around with things and get a few playtesters.)
Graphics are good, audio... eh, I like the mood of it, it feels a bit like a death star run or something like that. Music could really seal that in.

One word of advice: You are very good at your game. Others will find what you find easy, VERY difficult.

Oh, and I found the secret ending that may or may not be there. ;)

Very well done!

ferdbold says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:14am

@panda Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

Halleflux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

Oh, and I should bring up that is seems to be based on getting lucky to an unfortunate degree. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that would help that, but if I think of something, I'll let you know.

ferdbold says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

@Halleflux Heh, I tinkered a lot with the number of targets required, it bounced back and forth a lot during testing :P

I really suck at audio and couldn't find time enough to put in nice sounds and music, so I had to do with generated stuff. I totally agree that some music would have helped it a lot more!

quill18 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

An interesting, challenging, and visually appealing game. A bit weak on the theme, but a lot of bits I'm jealous of!

ferdbold says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:26am

@quill18 Glad you liked it! Watched your stream during the jam, quite humbled by the comment :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:33am

Awesome. Fun to play again and again right after you die. Simple controls. But pretty difficult

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:23am

Put up an exe version of this game and I'll actually keep it on my PC. What do you say? :D BTW, great music and I love the game idea. It does get a little laggy at times though. But overall, really good game. :)

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:27am

Oops my bad, this game doesn't have any music. Turns out I had another Ludum Dare game entry open while I playing this one. LOL sorry. :( Still very nice game. :D

ViliX64 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:46am

I'm sorry my game didn't work for you :/ Launching it again would probably solve the issue (or you can just click through the walkthrough video I've made).
Is there a chance you could export your game to WebGL or Linux? It looks super cool and Linux unfortunately doesn't support the Unity Web Player.

Techblogogy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:55am

Pretty nice looking graphics style. Quite fun to play, audio was a bit loud thought. Great job!

Latency says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:25pm

That was a super interesting idea, theme was a bit weak, but it was a lot of fun.

togg says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:46pm

Great entry, I really like the concept and graphics play out really well.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Did not found a lot of the theme, but gameplay is nice and the art is great, good job.

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Challenging game! Loved the aesthetics, and the movement felt very smooth. Alternate ending was a nice touch =)

DavidErosa says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:28am

Great graphical style, but I felt the control was a bit too laggy. Maybe less inertia? Also, I feel a variable height jump would improve the game too. But hey, it's a pretty solid and amazing game, so congrats!

sprawl says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:01am

Great job. Looks sooo gooood.

Sep 4, 2015 @ 9:01pm

Nice art game! and a different concept too. But maybe the game is a little confusing , because there is a lot of different visual information, and the gameplay looks kind complicated. But overall, it has a lot of potencial! great job!

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