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

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Monster Mash!

by grotewold - Jam Entry

**NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL THE METER TO 100 TO RELEASE YOUR SCARE**

Button mash to get fill the meter the best you can, then press spacebar to scare the bajebuses out the of sleeper.

Get your highest score over three rounds and post it to the comments.

Work interrupted my development process, so this was not much added past Saturday @ noon. Expect some crude edges, mechanics and animations.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#340Theme(Jam)3.68
#372Humor(Jam)3.06
#541Audio(Jam)2.72
#608Fun(Jam)2.95
#663Overall(Jam)3.05
#739Mood(Jam)2.82
#789Graphics(Jam)2.80
#791Innovation(Jam)2.67
#1796Coolness35%

Comments

Leuthil says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:01am

This game gave me carpal tunnel. Fun game :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:19am

is the game winnable? (the best way to try is to push hjk all at the same time :) )

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:20am

Sh*t that scared me!! X)

MapleQuest says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:23am

The actual scare is the best part. I just wish I didn't need to work so hard for it. Quick and fun, though.

TeamOA says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:24am

Uuughghgh I couldn't do it. Cool idea though

grotewold says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:29am

can you beat my best tonight of 27,552?

TsN_RaMPaGE says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37am

Fun! But nearly impossible! :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Wow so fun. Really simple game. I wish I could start with something simple like this. I didn't realize I had to press space bar. But then... I read the instructions. The scare effect is very entertaining

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:16pm

8829. I was afraid that I will break my keyboard. It's a very simple idea. Yes. It's very simple. It's too simple for 3 days.

grotewold says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:12pm

@commodoreKid, right cause I only had saturday and monday night to do it. Real work got in the way.

logiclogue says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Interesting fun game and that scare hah

Koneke says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Neat idea, but the keyboard mashing itself isn't all that fun. Could potentially be a bit of fun if there was something like small minigames instead, which gave you more meter the faster you did them. Graphics were pretty funny if a bit basic (I think they fit pretty well), and both the music and the scare sound felt like they worked well.

Taldius says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:16pm

Too hard for me, but fun!

El Cabaro says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:08am

Someone get Takahashi Meijin in here.

Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:22am

I really liked your game concept! It's very entertainning game - but it's hard to get the scary bar at 100%, and its slows down really fast! But overall, its a great project! nice done

collaboration says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Dude, you're a monster, my fingers are hurts now. But I love it.

Kai20 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 3:30pm

i hate quicktime events and sorry but htis game too

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