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

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Monster Be Good

by MHaton - Compo Entry

Second time around, tried factoring in some sleep this time, but still ran low time and energy!

Instructions (as I never got around to putting them into the game itself, sorry):

WASD - Move
Esc - Pause/menu

Objective: Avoid the angry villagers, find chests, use the money from chests to build traps and other helpful things (click the icon and click on the map to place the trap).

No attacking the villagers. Bad Monster. Monster must be good and only drop them in pits.

I'm slightly disappointed I didn't manage to get everything I wanted in (more traps, enemies and upgrades were on the list of things on my whiteboard), but such is life and game jams. I may come back to this later and fix it up.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#391Theme3.50
#522Fun2.94
#623Innovation2.75
#681Graphics2.63
#683Overall2.89
#1897Coolness32%

Comments

adsilcott says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Fun and simple game. Love the monster design.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:26pm

I liked the idea a lot, just wish you hadn't taken the time to sleep and could put more into it, I was doing pretty well until I got stuck in a treasure chest :(

MHaton says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:13pm

Yeah, definitely could've managed my time better this time :( Planned in some sleep, but overslept and was still too tired, need to find the balance between sleep and work next time.

...or buy more coffee. Coffee works.

istoicheva says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:50am

Wow... I love this game!

superfreak says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Surprisingly endearing little game! Could use a little bit of balance work but overall it was a great deal of fun :)

Nurbs says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:22am

I got stuck in a tree :<

I wish the traps were a bit more effective, since my strategy is basically to make a wall out of holes and wait it out. The most dangerous day is the fast day, since you can generally outmaneuver the villagers any other.

Cosmic5 says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:18am

the monster is cute, I really like the map view at the end of a day

dhargan says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 11:31am

very good innovation but I can't understand how chests and traps work. I just run around and cheer if any villager die :D

Daisuke909 says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 6:08pm

I was pleasantly surprised with how much content there was, but the actual gameplay is lacking in variety, and I only actually died from getting stuck on an obstacle.

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Interesting idea, and I like the style. It made me smile several times :) I guess in practice it ends up as mostly just running away from the villagers, as you can't really stop enough of them to make a difference, but still, a nice run-around :)

Anti says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:38pm

I actually really liked. It really is a fun and simple game. It could need a little polishing overall but very good game!

PlasmaErnst says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:18pm

Wow, ambitious Concept. Even if there is still much you could work on, you got pretty far in this limited time.

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