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

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by Kahztein - Compo Entry

You are the M.O.N.S.T.E.R!
AKA The Migration Onto New Sky Territory Escaping Radiation, yeah...

Venture forth (well actually up) into the skies in this Action-filled-rts-like-permadeath-resource-management-thing. Your mission is to exceed 3500 meters, seems easy enough right? WRONG! In M.O.N.S.T.E.R we have a wide array (only 2) of intelligent (not really) creatures that will stand (fly) between you and loss of oxygen, 3500 meters is pretty high.

You will begin your epic journey by pushing the space bar! Hooray! But then it's up to you from there. Clicking on that weird little thing in the center of your island (the "core") will bring up a huge (tiny) color coded menu filled with icons that will make you scratch your scalp off in confusion.

Green = constructions
Orange = island management
Purple = upgrades

You can then build farms, solar panels, and turrets to defend your island from the creatures above. Exciting! Welp, good luck, die safely!

Left click: Select/Place
Space: Launch/Activate attack mode
Shift + left click: Quick gather
Control + left click: Quick build


1. Keep yourself fueled up, try to stay above 20 fuel, that will give you enough time to gather 100 resources in emergencies.

2. Be careful how you build your island, the larger your island is, the more likely it is to get hit.

3. Grow lots of trees to start out with!

4. Avoid auto turrets to begin with, they will chew through your resources!

5. The more engines you have, the faster you can escape!

Left click: Select/Place
Space: Launch/Activate attack mode
Shift + left click: Quick gather
Left click(on "core"): Opens menu

v1: fixed bug where theme looped after reset
v2: changed tooltip font to be easier to read

Please report any bugs :)

Downloads and Links




DarkStar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:19am

i had a hard time reading the tooltips and gui. after i figured out how to play its a fun management game. good job

Pusty says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:35am

"You are the M.O.N.S.T.E.R!" Haha :D
I played it a bit, but wasn't able to read the tool tips at first after playing a bit I got killed by a flying eye! 10/10

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:09am

I think that there is a cool idea here and an nice concept, man. Just that the UI is really confuse... and I didn't really get what I had to do.

Nice idea, though.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:03pm

I had a very fun time playing this game. New favorite game :D

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

nice concept. Fun time to play with it. M O N S T E R rules!

OnlySlightly says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:40am

Oh wow that was great! As I played more and more I got more and more impressed with how intricate your game is. Great job!

abcdef65g says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:21am

This game is rather complex, I am impressed at it. I will be honest in saying that was a stretch to try to leave the theme while still being in it. I mean, you're a migration? XD But still the idea is pretty nifty, I could seriously see this being finished and with a great commercial success ahead of it.

StaNov says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:50pm

At first I was like "Oh god, that's tooo hard to play on the friday evening...". But then, it's actually pretty fun to play :) I gave it like five chances, but I still got killed during first two minutes or such. It's very hard for me. But overall, great job for a compo entry!

wademcgillis says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Took me two playthroughs to realize that running out of fuel was what caused me to get a game over.

Fun little game. Well made.

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