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

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Don't Let Them Die

by parsia - Jam Entry

You are a monster and everybody runs away from you. you have to use this to solve puzzles. remember that don't touch humans, because they would die and you don't want this (you are not evil). it's a platformer game, so the mechanics are move, jump and run.

right and left arrow keys : move (also A and D)
hold shift : run
space : jump
R : restart from the last checkpoint
*hint: hold run to jump far

hope you enjoy it.

***Note: I updated the game version, no features have been added, the game is the same.i just fixed two bugs. one for checkpoint functionality and one bug when you hit humans. here is the link for the first version that i uploaded:

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Phoenix Smith says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:01am

can't play because the data files are missing

Zenkerdus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:07am

"Data folder not found"

parsia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:15am

@Phoenix, @Zenkerdus Sorry I forgot to copy the data folder
i fixed it and you can play it now.

Reyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:56am

Excellent :) Makes me think of limbo. Maybe he is just dead ? :P

parsia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:59am

@Reyn Thanks for your comment, i think he's just a good monster :D, kind of odd! :)

Zephyr Raine says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:08am

The checkpoints are kind of buggued, as you can trigger them while dying, thus respawning to the next step without beating the puzzle.

Otherwise, concept is great, would have loved to see more detailed art and sound but meh, nice work for a first LD !

AzureAspect says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:09am

Fiancee: Arent the humans running like mega man?

I was expecting the good monster theme to pop up at some point, liked the puzzle ideas. Maybe some winning "stuff" would be nice at the end? (some victory music and close the game or some such)

parsia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:17am

i had no time for music and stuff, i just managed to finish the programming and design.
i will work on this game in the future.
thanks for your feedback.

StaNov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:28am

Love the puzzly level-design!

grynca says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:56am

Nice puzzles,
little hard to drive humans on the right place though

parsia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:08pm

@Zephyr Raine , thanks for your detailed feedback.
i fixed that checkpoint bug and uploaded the new version.
about the art, i have to say that im not an artist and i have no experience in creating arts, but i tried to do my best. but for sound and music, i ran out of time, so the game is silent :D

Orni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:50pm

could really use some music but I've submitted games without audio before, too - we've all been there.

Great work, well done game and nice idea.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:05pm

love the submission. great work.

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Nice puzzles, loved how you explore the theme and the humans to comlete the puzzles. The blue buttons are the hardest!

parsia says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:44pm

@GalveSmash thanks, im so glad you've enjoyed my game. :)

ChimeraAnt says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Can't play :(

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:36pm

nice idea cool mehanics good job

ZXeno says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:19am

Had fun with the puzzles. More closure would have been nice though! Lack of sound was somewhat disconnecting.

parsia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:27am

@ZXeno , yeah you are right, unfortunately i was alone and i ran out of time and couldn't work on the ending and sound/music.

Tselmek says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:39am

Nice entry, the graphics aren't that great and the platforming is a little clunky and slow but the mechanics are really interesting and the puzzles well designed. Also liked how you used the theme. I would play such a puzzle game if it was expanded in the future. Great job for a first entry.

pixzleone says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:31am

cool game :) very difficult jumps though

lebrokholic says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:41am

PuzZzles) Anyway, I suggest you to work more on the graphical content. Good luck!

Darkflint says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:10pm

I didnt expect a puzzle game here, but it was fun! Music would have been really a nice addition, but who are i to talk? Have no music either :P

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:43pm

I love platformers. I wanted to play, but no mac port. (sad panda)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:50pm

DUDE, THIS WAS AWESOME!!! Possible the most original entry I've seen so far. I actually loved it. However I noticed that the humans had the same running animation as megaman, which I guess is one of the reasons you opted out of graphics. Gave 5 for innovation and four for most of the other themes, well done! :)

SKT says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Great game and good idea, I had so much fun playing it !
The monster is a little slow (it was hard to jump sometime) and too bad there isn't a music (but you already know that).
Nice job !

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:05am

Original gameplay! A fresh perspective of puzzle mehacnic. Congrats

crucknuk says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Interesting puzzle mechanics. I liked it! good job!

Crowbeak says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:36am

Good job making something that would have been hard to achieve/think of with any other theme.

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