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

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by PixelStuff - Jam Entry

You are an evil alien monster, sent on earth to put implants on cows and release them (try to not kill them!) so they can serve your diabolical plans! But take care to not wake up the farmer!

When you drop cows, press quickly spacebar to catch them before they crash on the ground (feature might need some game level adjustments).

- Left/Right or Q/D - Move your flying saucer
- Spacebar - Beam up cows

Downloads and Links




ManuelGF says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:15am

Playing the game is interesting, but the graphics are the best of all. I love the 50 style.

Huo-cuo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:17am

UFO kidnapping cows? Very original! Too bad it was so short, and the end was a little bit tacky. But I liked the newspaper like theme. Thx for the game!

eemmbbeerr says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:20am

Next time please let us lift some horses, as well! It was fun but a little bit short.

Ulydev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:26am

Very well executed. My hat's off to you.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:49am

hey, good looking!
didnt really managed to roofie the cows. :D

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

Had some trouble getting cows into the ship. Love the art style!

Rocketship says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:09pm

It looks gorgeous and plays pretty well too. The beaming is quite tricky, especially the part where you need to avoid killing them! Good work!

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:13pm

I really love the way the lighting works and the graphics, they're great. Gameplay seems a little confusing

hgcummings says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:00pm

Brilliant feel (graphics, mood etc.) and nice simple concept that was fun to play. I agree with some of the other comments that it was quite hard to successfully beam the cows up rather than just launching them into the night's sky.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Love the idea, first of all. I wasn't able to actually pick up any cows, for some reason, but I can picture that it would be a lot of fun. The graphics style in this game is amazing, and I love the setting (newspaper, etc.). Very well done (minus my personal unplayability).

Strike says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:12am

I guess there is something wrong with my web browser (Firefox 40.0.2 on Win 8.1) with the webGL version :

An error occured running the Unity content on this page. See your browser's JavaScript console for more info. The error was:
uncaught exception: abort(139) at jsStackTrace@

If this abort() is unexpected, build with -s ASSERTIONS=1 which can give more information.

So I tried the Windows version, but I don't know how to start the game. I'm stuck on the first title screen. I have been pressing all keys, trying to click on lots of stuff, or waiting in case it was loading something in the background. I can't wait to play this game. Please help ^_^

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58am

@Strike Hello ! For the windows version, there might sometimes be some UI troubles encountered. Try clicking between the title and the ground to play the game

Strike says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:22am

I see ! So that's where the Start button i can see on the screenshot is supposed to be ;) Thanks for the tip.

DraKlaW says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:39am

The realization is really well done ! I like the theme, the realisation and the graphics ! They're awesome !

Strike says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:59am

Ok, so same goes with the game over screen, but with the screenshots i know where to click now ;)

The entire atmosphere of the game is just awesome.

wicht says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:56pm

On windows i am stuck on the title screen, WebGL gives an error popup in Chrome. :(

fafastudio says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58pm

For some reasons, the beam up didn't work, and i couldn't restart the game after that !
But the graphic style, the sound design, and the mechanics convinced me ! :)
Well done !

OxyOxspring says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Absolutely brilliant mood and feel! Hats off to you for that!

boardtobits says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58pm

WebGL wouldn't run on Chrome or Edge (Windows 10). Got a JavaScript error on Chrome. Downloaded the Windows build and got the title screen, but couldn't progress from there. Sorry! Looks really cool.

Mythalore says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:01pm

Really nice look to the game, there are how ever at least one of these UFO cow stealing games per jam so no points for originality there. :) But a nicely presented game all the same.

silentlamb says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:02pm


I tried to run it (Win7, Firefox 40.0.2) but exception happened:

Lane says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:02pm

Good fun! I was just killing them at first, then realized how to put them back down =)

tompudding says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:10pm

It looks great, but the controls on the Linux version don't seem to work :( I press a direction key on start and my UFO goes crazy for a bit before settling down, after which the only control that does anything is space bar to make a beam.

veoviscool12 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Really well executed! Loved the whole vibe and style.

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Hello, thank you for your feedback, we are aware we encounter some issues with the Windows and WebGL build. Fix is coming :)

Dianouille says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:18pm

LOVED IT. A bigger screen game maybe, or more different kind of kidnapping, I don't really have something to say, it was so cool. The graphics are the best I've seen so far in the competition.

lemer says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:45pm

The game was funny and the art is awesome. Great game.

vitorlanna says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:18am

I get the cows up there, but I don't know what makes them count or not.
The style is pretty great, though!

Mike Mezhenin says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:35pm

Hm, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but any action instantly raises the sound warning to 100%, so I'm catched shortly afterwards. Also even a short press on left/right moves the saucer half across the screen, so it's almost impossible to aim at the cows.

Anyway, the style of the game is great, but honestly I just don't seem to understand how to play it.

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:54am

Loving the style of this, kind of short though. Good pun also. More!

Taldius says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:55pm

I love the art style, but the game itself was pretty hard.
Good job overall!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:25pm

(Windows version) I think there's a bug where movement speed is based on your FPS? One push of the button send my ship flying to one side of the screen and sets off the alert for too much noise. Makes it unplayable, at least for me (OC 2600k/OC 780Ti = >1000fps).

Tried the WebGL version, just got this:
An error occured running the Unity content on this page. See your browser's JavaScript console for more info. The error was:
uncaught exception: abort(139) at jsStackTrace@

If this abort() is unexpected, build with -s ASSERTIONS=1 which can give more information.

flokitall says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Awesome art and theme, great sound effects and a simple, fun game-play. Good job!

mitkus says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:37pm

Very nice graphics. UFO controls are really sensitive though, almost impossible to be precisely where I want.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:05pm

Great game, congrats! We also have some kind of cow-abduction theme :)

SKT says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:56pm

The graphics are absolutely stunning ! The beam mechanics are a little bit tricky to master (especially the landings) and the game is a little bit short but overall it's very fun to play and it's a delicious eye candy :D

Great job !

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