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

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Impassioned Fowl

by chromebookbob - Compo Entry

You are a Goose. You hate honking. Your hatred is completely irrational. You are a monster. Stay calm for as long as possible or face a talking to from another goose.

Controls: click through menus, click buttons.

For best results play directly on itch.io not here, or download the standalone apps

I used Stencyl as my engine, photoshop for graphics, audacity to edit my honking and pulseboy.com for my soundtrack.

I have included all the versions of the game in my source so you can see the progression, as well as all the assets in a raw format.

I had great fun this jam!

My high score is 61, can you beat it??

[24 AUG: I noticed, thanks to a comment, a small bug where some of the geese showed "null" instead of honking, I observed the rules of LD and discovered "Certain Bug Fixes are allowed" as long as I notify you, all I did was add "-1" to my code so it only retrieves items within the list. Thanks all]

check out the timelapse of day 1: https://vimeo.com/137017214
day 2: https://vimeo.com/137073074

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness87%
#35Humor3.97
#277Innovation3.30
#349Audio2.99
#427Fun3.08
#472Overall3.12
#485Mood2.98
#562Graphics2.90
#803Theme2.70

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:02am

This is by far the most entertaining game I've played today. Such a simple concept, but so fun!

OF course, I have been hyped for the game since I saw the first goose sprite. I guess I have a soft spot for waterfowl :)

My one suggestion is that the status bar should be moved below the buttons, so you can see it as you click.

Excellent work!

colozz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:15am

What was that x)
I laughed too much dude ^^
Good audio and nice graphics

filiph says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:18am

I had fun with this, thanks. I actually lol'd at "You are a goose."

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:19am

I'm still trying to find how that fits the theme, but it's crazy so I love it. My only complain would be that english being not my mothertongue, I've hard times understanding what was the actual correct sentence sometimes :)

Rakholl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:24am

Short n' funky.

Commentary on the social and psychological cage surrounding geese is a fun idea. The swift punishment for nonconformity and psychological disorder is as gripping as it should be.

Good idea and all the execution I reckon it needed.

Chaoclypse says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:58am

Interesting concept! Very funny, too.

MdotEdot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:59am

You score on humor!

The bad-screen takes WAY too long.

jk5000 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:01am

Weird * 1.000.000. Well done.

madmaw says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:06am

Very educational, a great insight into geese

McFood says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:08am

Simple gameplay, but so fun.
I laughed a lot. Maximum humor points.

I got 49.
The monster theme felt a bit tacked on, which was funnier anyway.

Honk!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:09pm

Trippy!

Demy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:12pm

Cool idea. Yep, our society is something like that... or not... don't listen to my, I'm just an obnoxious goose.

-muffin- says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:20pm

I'm dying! XDDD

ccglp says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Pretty funny and humoristic. Nice game :)

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Nice idea

zanenga says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:22pm

Great entry! Very creative, hahah.

LeoM says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Graphics and sound are setting up the mood ! ^^
I'm not fluent enouth in engligh to try a high score, I success to reach the lvl 2 but after it's to hard for me. High score : 15...

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:06pm

haha, loved it :D

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Love it!

Kaltic says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:24pm

Very fun and funny. I like the idea of the Goose being the monster, because they really are anyway.

The only problem I had was the seizure inducing color party when you lose your cool.

Reallysketchy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Really funny!!

ceosol says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:25pm

There was a goose infestation where I used to live. This game definitely makes me laugh. I completely get the "you are the monster" reference in this!

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:02pm

To quote the popular saying 'WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN!'. Well played!

Sunflower says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:11pm

I've got 52 score, if I recall.

The yay:
- quite amusing!
- wide range of goosethoughts

The nay:
- graphical inconsistency (especially pixelated objects with text)
- nullhonkers
- I wasn't getting any closer to Canada ;-;

I foresee it scoring high in "Humor" charts. ^^

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Wow, very nice game it looks great

xWarZonex says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:15pm

I don't get it XD, but its fun.

Vaida says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:52pm

The whole game could have been improved visually & audio-wise quite a bit, but it makes up for that by being hilarious. You have made a very, erm, "special" game. :p

StrideWide says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:52pm

This is a strange game, I like it.

Mr. Jif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:32pm

Hilarious and strange. I loved it :) Glad I stuck around long enough for the clouds to start moving

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:56pm

This game is really weird, but there is something enticing about it. Maybe it's the brilliantly animated geese or the trippy colours when you fail, but this does give a good impression.

tullyhansen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:41am

I love te

PixelPerfect says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:30am

Great concept!
Might want to include an epilepsy warning.

Lady Beardo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:14am

Like most geese, I too often ignore calls from my parents. This is bananas and I love it.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:30am

weirdest entry so far, well done!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:09am

nice goose sprite. Web client didn't work for me.. native OS X download did :) a little more time between decisions would be good

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:34am

That dialogue was golden. Quite an amusing game! I liked how the text starting moving around to give some added difficulty. Managed to get to 64 before being called out on my monstrous tendencies.

handkor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:36am

This was way out there, good job, made me laugh.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:22am

What?...One of them pooped on my car! Nice game there man, I really liked the art and animations that you put in this game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Dude, very interesting game, and an interesting take on the theme as well! Good job.

Unept says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:24pm

So deep. Like I'm literally staring into the minds of geese in flight. :)

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Hahaha, fanstastic! "Ignore call from parents" was what pushed me over the edge. This is definitely a game with me in mind. Great overall, and especially as far as casting an animal not typically considered to be a monster.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Quite the humorous game! I included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/NqmWO8MUX6c

Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:37am

Very entertaining! It does feel like staring into the minds of geese in flight. After a few rounds, I managed to get 70 before becoming overly anxious. 4.5/5 overall.

MrTwister says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:53am

HAHAHA, I still don't know what I just played but it was awesome! Incredibly funny!
Great job man!

Cory Martin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:12am

This is pretty funny. It's surprisingly a fun challenge to read through the options and pick the one that won't offend any of the honkers. The failure screen does take a bit too long though. I also wish the text were more readable.

derr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:01pm

After leaving this review I will to go back and meditate on this. *sage nod*

squarepug says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:06pm

I really like the end scene, the colors flashing are great. I think the sounds work well and it is funny.

plusultra says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Pretty funny stuff!

HappyHour says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:55pm

Geese are evil! They are the real monsters.
Amusing little game!

LMT says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Well that was certainly interesting. Never did I think that I would click on impassioning messages to stop a goose getting a stern talking to.

rudra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Really funny game, good job!

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Oh man. Gooses can be assholes. Fun game :)

nili says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:19pm

Love it.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Unique game! honk

walsh9 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Great sound.

LukeZaz says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 3:40am

Decent little game. Not much to see, but not much wrong with it either.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 1:00am

Ha ha ha, this was great! Loved it when the thought bubbles started to float around. This is a great mechanic because as it gets harder to click, I find myself more and more attracted to "kill everyone" or "ignore call from parents".

Blobo says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:33pm

really nice entry. I was doing great, just strolling along when all of a sudden... the clouds... they MOVE! that messed me up.

bombjack says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:40pm

wtf ?! O_o

reiknight says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 5:57pm

I <3 this game :D! Very original and funny! Cool graphics tho. Good job!

Ludipe says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Simple concept yet really funny. So much crazyness in one game.

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