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

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Squatch

by patvanmackelberg - Compo Entry

Squatch!

You play as a friendly Sasquatch - You long for friends, and food, and friends, and food -- A large list for such a simple being. Make your way to the Village to the South-East and find what you need! Be sure to eat any treats you find on the ground!

- Making the game -

Timelapse! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWDpHl530bQ
Twitter - https://twitter.com/TwoLeafGames

This game was developed using the software "Game Maker: Studio" under the professional license. Game Maker: Studio is free, and you can open up my source on a windows platform with it.

The actual 48 Hour Deadline wasn't too hard do deal with I found - This is my second 48 hour jam, the first being a Game Maker specific Jam (http://www.gm48.net/?page=game&id=50)

- Hiccups -

There weren't too many bumps in the road, I had a resolution problem when scaling my game up to get the right view - with lines across the screen and such but I solved that by changing the scale, letting the player see a bit more.

- Learned Something New -

I learned how to make sound effects using my microphone and the program Audacity - I made a whole font, you'll see it, you'll realize that I made it right away!

Thanks for looking at my game - hope you find it... satisfying :D

8/23/2015 - 10:22PM - TYPO FIXED, I left the source though because it's really no big deal (see screenshots lol teats eaten)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness86%
#59Humor3.81
#114Fun3.64
#171Theme3.86
#242Audio3.19
#250Overall3.42
#293Mood3.24
#302Innovation3.26
#483Graphics3.05

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:17am

I make a pretty damn good squatch. I have many friends.

Devon Ulrich says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:38am

Interesting idea! I like it

donaldm says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:40am

I thought the game was very funny. I really didn't know how to play it. I kept wandering around growling at trees.

The sound effects were cool but the dee sound got annoying after a while. Then I died :(. I make a horrible squatch I think.

Jimbly says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:40am

I made 126 friends! Then a wizard finally made a friend of me. Love the style!

KR-Eddie says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Loved the humor and the particle effects.
Making friends had a really satisfying feel to it.
The mechanic of throwing rocks to attract npcs was interesting.

(Glad you liked my game btw :) )

azakhary says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:38pm

But no one want to be friends with me. I ate am all, they still no friends :(

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:11pm

I love the simple graphics, it shows that a game can be very creative :D

games-placeo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Not what i was expecting at all. Really clever idea.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Love the feel, the idea and the gameplay. Love how you used Audacity, i did something in the same way almost. I love to make sound effects. Game is creative. Good work my friend.

rudra says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Really Interesting one, liked it a lot. :D

Arnage says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:41pm

The people of that village sure are rude, running away from that friendly creature...

Interesting gameplay and great use of the theme.

RedFil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Awesome game
The dialogs could have better information, I didn't understand in the beginning which "tree" could have food (I thought it was in the forest)

Great job

Tigris says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Good entry.

Korso says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18pm

Original idea!

kidando says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Very nice. You did the SFX yourself I'm sure. The chewsing sound was motivating :D. Congrats on the submission. I like!

LeoM says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:13pm

I like to make new friends ! :)

cicanci says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:43pm

Nice game, man! Really fun.

GertJohnny says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:43pm

115 friends made! I wanted to be friends with everyone, but they just kept coming!

Cloudeyes says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:24am

the game lacks a good UI , the game mechanics are good

Druid says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Wow, looket horrible at first sight, bud at end, i spend almost half hour with this game :D Cool man!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Funny and a lot of fun. Died several times before I figured what the 'treats' were (body parts?) that I could eat to restore health. I made so many friends I was standing outside their houses waiting for more. *deek*deek*deek*

derr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:46pm

I finally learned how to make friends. Thanks!

thedashdude says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:45am

Fun. The goal was unclear, but then I ate lots of people and I didn't care anymore.

Gaspard_ says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:51am

I was like: "Come, plaaaayyyy with meeeeee!"
and then I died, multiple times!

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:46pm

The town folks are quite friendly. I was friend with everyone until there was no one left! xp
It was quite fun! great particles and sound! Didn't use the camouflage nor the shiny stone though... it was just easier to run around the town ^^;

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:47pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

cambrian_era says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:44am

I had some trouble finding stuff to eat, but cool otherwise!

UrbanHelsing says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:03pm

Very fun to play, nice gore effects and theme mood. Would like to have some way of regaining the health.

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