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

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Wastelands

by Nate - Compo Entry

This is only my second LD and I apparently didn't learn from the first time. I got too ambitious and ran out of time. The game was originally planned to focus on the psychological aspect of becoming a monster by murdering others to escape the prison planet, but due to time constraints, the story was the first to get cut. The world and story created for this game are so awesome that I'm going to continue developing this game till it's finished. Shout-out to my friends in the "brainstormers club"!
\(^0*)/

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Ratings

#766Graphics2.47
#836Mood2.18
#859Theme2.47
#890Innovation2.00
#893Fun2.17
#941Overall2.21
#1713Coolness37%

Comments

OccamsRazor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:02am

This is a really cool concept, I see what you were going for - exploring the things we take for granted about games and combat and whatnot. I'd be interested to see what you do with it later on!

TwixtorTitan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:48am

Some screenshots would be nice :)

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:57am

Gameplay almost non-existant but I like the backdrop.

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:00am

It's very short and there is nothing amazing but with exploration, rpg aspects and stuff.... could become nice.

Keep digging !

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

Could receive some upgrades and it is way to incomplete, but the concept is nice, congrats for that.

Also go big or go home and that you made, thinking big is the first step, keep it up.

moon519 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:10pm

Yes some screenshots would be cool!
Apart from that, it's too bad that you couldn't do more, I would have loved to see it. Still the concept is good, graphics are ok. Miss some music.
Good job :)

tMalicet says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Nice concept. I hope you can go on with it.

Deadeyejoe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Very short game ! i liked the art style

Odefus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:15pm

"This is only my second LD and I apparently didn't learn from the first time. I got too ambitious and ran out of time."

I know the feeling. We'll learn.. some day! ..maybe. Good luck with developing it further.

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

It's a cool concept, and you should definately continue working on it! It's too bad you ran out of time though :s

crucknuk says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:24pm

I would have liked to see more, seems like it is in project state. The art seems polished but noot too much gameplay. Would have been nice to see more, but i know in a compo there is no much time. Seems nice.

abcdef65g says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:11am

This game should indeed be developed. The concept is great and I would definitely buy a finished product with this prospect. Too bad you ran out of time, but still it is with things like this we learn the most about our limits and our competencies.

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