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

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The Alchemist

by sydan - Compo Entry

This is a game about crafting, stealth and a slow decent in to evil. Each day you must forage for the ingredients to make medicine for an injured traveller. Your fellow villages do not like you, you are a daemon and considered an outsider to the them. Over time the world changes and you might find yourself not just a healer... but a killer as well.

The controls are:

WASD - Move
E - Interact, Use, Pickup
Left Click Item Buttons - Use item (heal, invisibility, mark for death)

The game is not fully finished, there's no real introduction or conclusion, there is also no sound which I'm quite sad about... I think I bit off more than I could chew with this particular project. I'm very very tired now and I think I'm going to go straight to bed, I'm still pleased with the outcome of this Ludum Dare though!

Downloads and Links




wijnen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:13am

The game only gave me a black screen, presumably because I don't have Flash installed and the clone (gnash) doesn't support whatever this game is using.

FlashMonkey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

I love the lowpoly graphicstyle and the gamplay is very innovative :) . keep going

SudoDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:15am

Interesting, but could do with a better tutorial.

sydan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:16am

@wijnen, were you trying the web player or the windows build? What OS are you on, I can try and do a build for it!
@FlashMonkey thanks! I think I'm going to have to take a break from this game for a while... it's drained me a lot!

tinykidtoo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:18am

The graphics are really great I like the low-poly rocks with flat shading. It looks like more professional indie rpgs. I also like the glowy HDR look.

Modoc73 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:19am

Like the art style and perspective. A little hard when trying to figure out what to do. Well done!

Sedsibi says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:19am

Great game, I only wish you had time for sound. I loved the artwork.

sydan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:22am

@Sedsibi so do I! I considered going for the Jam and getting a load of good third party samples... but I'm just too tired...

Dege says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:24am

Really love the graphic, really nice entry!
I suggest you to find a way to stop wall-walking (run towards a wall while alternating directions) because it can make the game too easy.

watupdb says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:25am

Absolutely loved the art. Great job.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:26am

Loved the graphical style. Took a little while to get my ingredient harvesting ramped up, but I liked the escalation of the fliers as time passed.

Ybalrid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:32am

I really like the graphism and the feel of it; good job!

The gameplay works well

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:37am

whoops: "Ivy will not wake up tomorrow"

The art style is really nice, and I did feel kinda bad for what I did.

ENDESGA says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40am

I LOVE the art! Stellar work :)

I see low poly. I like. Easy.

andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:48am

Very cool styling. You should definitely continue working on this. It looks like it could be an interesting full game.

dustinaux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:09am

Great work! Looks wonderful but the depth of field effect may be a bit too much. The size and content of the game is really nice for a jam game.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:22am

Really cool graphics. Great perspective, can't believe this was made in 48 hours!

handkor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:27am

Your environment is absolutely gorgeous. Stunning art.

elliottd says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:42am

I didn't play long enough but I wanted to rate it now and come back later. Excellent soft colours, visual style and effects are great choices. control is good and it feels like a big world is there.
Really simple generated sounds and ambience could have added a lot.
Excellent entry.

donaldm says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:50am

I really liked the graphics in this game and I thought it had a great idea. I wasn't sure how you were the monster. I ran around for a while and pressed E to collect herbs and a feature, but then I wasn't really sure what to do after that.

I think this game has a lot of potential but it is unfinished like was mentioned.

It is a great start, but next time it might be better to try a simpler game that can be completed by the deadline!

mactinite says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:29am

I really like the art style! Dealing with the watchers are a bit hard, but not too bad. Not sure what I was supposed to do at first either. Good job. :)

Split82 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:11am

Top notch graphics!

adamwoolridge says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:26am

Sweet art style! Not really clear what was going on though.

DragonXVI says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:38am

Impressive you tried to make a full on RPG in 48hr! Visuals're excellent, and it's an interest story concept. Those watchers're annoying to get around though :p

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

Looks super good! I was surprised to see that the characters are 2D sprites, they blend in so well with the rest of the world.

lolfrad says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:10am

This game is amazing. How did you manage to make this in 2 days? very impressive

axoona says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18pm

I tried running it on firefox, chrome and ie and it doesn't launch :(

sydan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:32pm

@axoona, that's interesting! What happens when you run it? Did it just not load or did it load and then not work?

axoona says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:37pm

The problem with launch seems to have gone magically (I had similar problems with some other Unity games), I don't really know what happened, there was a problem with plugin installation which didn't work but fortunately I left the window open and the game showed up after (a very long) while.. (sorry about that..)

Nice graphics and the mood it's a pity the game isn't finished

randomhuman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Very impressive visually, but the gameplay seems to be a bit repetitive and aimless. I'd love to see this expanded upon though.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:53am

Hey man, I loved your last LD entry and you did a great job for this one. Stunned by your artstyle, it delivers a perfect mood, I can't believe it's a 2 days one-man work ! Pretty nice gameplay too ! It's a memorable, great overall entry.

aviktorov says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Great game! I wish it had sounds.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Love it! Pleased to see such kind of entries here! Congrats!

valenceone says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 12:59am

This is a great entry. The art style is awesome. You should totally make this a full fledged game!

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