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

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Monster Truck Rampage

by Denis347 - Jam Entry

My first Ludum Dare, and my first game. I did it !

You are the Monster (Truck), and your objective is to collect the most money by crushing innocent cars. But the cops will want to take you down! Also don't forget to regularly visit Repair Shop and Gas Station, so you can keep up this rampage as long as possible.

Controls: Arrows (or WASD), and Spacebar (handbrake)
Quit the game with ALT+F4.

For more info on gameplay click Info button in menu.

Everything in the game created by me (except for few soundeffects and one font). The graphics are not exactly gorgeous, but I'm not an artist and I didn't wanna spent all time on modelling. I wanted to add lot more stuff on the map, but since this was my first game, my workflow was pretty horrible. But I focused more on gameplay, so I hope you're gonna like it, and you enjoy the game!

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OccamsRazor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:59am

Great interpretation of the theme. I liked the style of it as well, and the car handled surprisingly well. Well done!

peecestudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:00am

If i could marry a game, it would not be this one, it would be the Garry's Mod, but this is good too

radcorps says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:05am

I really liked the concept! The police were just way too difficult to avoid to get the most out of the repair/refuel game concept. Love the perspective, its a shame 1920x1080 wasnt the default resolution, might be worth fixing this as an alteration as it changes the gameplay by giving the player a better view of their surroundings. Awesome work! :)

RiverAndRun says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:06am

I found it quite fun. Didn't like the music choice all that much but it has an interesting perspective relative to the controls. Well Done :D

Flaid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:09am

I actually quite liked the graphics. It seemed (to me) to give it some additional charm.

I found it decent to control, but I found myself falling off the map way too fast.

Not terribly innovate as far as the theme goes, but quite good for your first time!

t4u says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:12am

Nice take on theme. The game could use some improvements in both gameplay(adding some eye-candies) and graphic. Generally speaking everything works no gmae crashes detected.

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

Whoa! Certainly, besides Monster Energy Drink it was one of the ideas that came to my mind at first.

I have a thing for isometric games so I liked the graphics. They're simple, but work quite well. It also reminded a bit about Rock'n Roll Racing, even more with the soundtrack.

It was quite a nice play. :D

Teekeks says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:57am

Fun game! But againa unity game where, when you hit a wall too hard, you get stuck in it and do not get out of it.

namrog84 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:15am


jk5000 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:29am

A really great first game!!!

TheMiggo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:54am

The monster truck handles nicely and the health/fuel system forces you to move around the map. The truck needs flame decals :D

ChaosCult says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:23am

Pretty great car handling! I know it's a lot of pain to set up good car handling in Unity, but you did good.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:44am

You are the Monster.. Truck, haha, I love it.
Isometric driving games like this are quite nice, and never realized how much we needed a monster truck one!
Personally I feel the truck feels a bit too sluggish, but I like the idea and the choice of music. Quite good for a first game!

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:06am

The first conduction game that I see in this jam. Nice job, great music and nice graphics. Keep working and improving :-)

StaNov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:11am

I love letting the police get drown in the river :) And the models are nice too!

But it gets really hard after 20 seconds of the game, because the police cars are really fast and hard to avoid. What about adding an arrow showing where the police cars are?

But hey, great job man!

dsoft20 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:18am

Nice visuals and great gameplay! I'd like to see this game expanded :D.

At first i tought that HP was standing for Horse Power, lol

Arnage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:55am

Interesting interpretation of the theme and quite well balanced.

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:35am

Any small faults the game has (The controls are slightly sluggish, the civilians don't even trying to avoid the monster truck) are more than made up for the fact that the police tactic for taking down a crazed driver is to just ram him and explode on contact.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Good controls :)

gdquest says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:42pm

It's a clever twist on the theme, I think! Gameplay wise, the controls lack tightness to me. I'd like to have more acceleration, and the brake to allow me to turn faster. I'd also see the truck to be bigger, as its small size makes the game hard at first.

Anyway, keep it up :) !

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:15pm

That's really fun! The map is bigger than I expected and the ai works good. I'd love to see more effects when I smash the cars, but it's good!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Nice entry, especially for your first game. :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:17pm

Monster trucks... BOOM explosions, WHOOOHOOO! Why didn't i think of that? Awesome entry :)

fubenalvo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Hahahh, finally a not monster based monster game. Nice idea :)

Flix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:34pm

The game itself is good and the grafics are ok.I really like the concept tho (greath job on your first Ludum Dare)

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:36pm

I knew someone would make a game on monster trucks hahaha :D I think the game is fun but just for a minute. You should develop your workflow and make it better next time. Very good for first time.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Fun game! Awesome music! The controls were a little slow, the turn radius could have been smaller. Pretty tricky at first, but fun once you get the hang of it! +1 for dying by falling off the world

LordKawaii says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:09pm

Very fun and an amazing first attempt at a game.

cmayhem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Cool concept and take on the theme. Had a lot of fun playing!

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Great theme, was really fun.

superpatch says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:16am

Fun game, and guitar rocks!

pkenney says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:29am

Wow this is great for a first LD: 3D models with buildings that turn transparent, fun vehicle physics, and fantastic guitar music! The rotating front tires were a nice touch on the model, too.

Great work! Just wished there was a bigger map to roam around and see!

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:58pm

Very nice! Good take on the theme. Well done.

bouletmarc says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:24am

fun and enjoyable, controls could have being better, bot nothing else to say, its a nice game

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:37pm

HAHAHA, loved the take on the theme. I really liked the controls which felt really tight, the graphics were pretty good. I kind of wish that the level was bigger, though, because I just felt very constrained. Besides that one caveat, I thought that this was a really well done game. :)

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:05pm

LOL, that police car very aggressive.

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:07pm

cool mechanics and an unique interpretation of the theme!

emaxo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:19pm

This is very good game, very fun music, police

Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:20am

haha nice aproach on the theme, good job :)

TheZiggy says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Really fun game with a cool idea! Would love to see a more polished version in the future.

Vereos says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Killer riff! :D

Nice game, too :)

andreiichim says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Nice use of the "Monster" theme :)

aaronsnoswell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:29am

Solid 4/4. Nice idea and graphics and music. It was a little annoying trying to crush the tiny cars though :p Maybe add lots more of them!

aaronsnoswell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:29am

Solid 4/5. Nice idea and graphics and music. It was a little annoying trying to crush the tiny cars though :p Maybe add lots more of them!

Acerio says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:42pm


Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Good game, the music was awesome and the sound effects were really nice too! The game itself was pretty enjoyable but the police was a bit difficult to avoid and why would they commit suicide just to damage you? =p

glerikud says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:37pm

It's one of the most unique and actually fun games I've seen so far. Good job! The police can be a little too annoying, I don't know how one can stay alive for very long

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:21pm

Awesome music! I was thinking it over in my head for the theme category "you are the monster... you are the monster... TRUCK!" I'm late to the party, nicely played! I would've liked bumpers on the edge of the screen cause I suck, but otherwise, nice game!

Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:36pm

Quite fun for me. I love it.

superfreak says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:36pm

Super interpretation of the theme with fun, smooth gameplay - great job!

Wertle says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Congrats on your first Ludum Dare game! This was a great entry and very silly. I loved the juxtaposition of the super metal music and the fact that I appeared very small on the screen, it felt super silly. There's a lot of little feedback things you can do to crank things up that I think wouldn't be too involved - since the game is all about crushing cars, that's a place where you could really push the feedback and make it feel REALLy satisfying to smoosh a car (mix up the sound really loud, do things like a fullscreen flash or a bit of screenshake, effects, go all out because this is what the game is about!). You may also want to look at some extra feedback when I am in the correct place for gas and repair, sound or state change when I am fueling up in addition to the meters themselves would help. I would even suggest experimenting with different zoom levels, i'd be curious to see how differently this places with a closer camera. Just something to think about. Overall, nice work!

KaiseanGames says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:28pm

Altogether a nice game.

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