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

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Cant i just stretch my neck peacefully ?

by grynca - Compo Entry

shoot laser - Left mouse
close lids - right mouse (protects from most damage)

Objective: last for 2.5 mins.
Hint: It is a good idea to dodge and also spare your laser (it recharges slowly)

custom source 2D framework based on SDL2 - ( heavy WIP )
compiled via emscripten to browser. Emscripten version must be run via some localhost server (needs to access local files).

This was my first LD. Had most problems with my own framework + learning Emscripten. Hopefully next time will be better. But overall great event !

I will put (hopefully) online version up soon.
- Online version here:
- Added missing libraries to Desktop version
- winning Gameplay video here:

Downloads and Links




KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:54am

Neither the Web or windows version worked. Missing libraries.

Mantlair says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:30am

Maaaan. It doesnt work on windows 32 bit. I wanna play it though can you make it work somehow. Web build is throwing exception too B/.

Insality says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:34am

the same, can't run the game :[

Juin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Interesting mechanic, you really gotta plan out your dodging

Arg410 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:38pm

System Error - libwinpthread-1.dll is missing from your computer. Ill look into a fix. but for now i cant play

grynca says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:14pm

It should be fixed now ...

tanjent says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:55am

Good variant with the shield mechanic. Can easily see how one can expand this with powerups and other obstacles.

Afenda says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:55am

Intresting game but when the laser bar is empty i can shoot this normal ? But that is fine for first competition. Nice Work !!

LPeter1997 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:59am

exception thrown: TypeError: Unable to get property 'createVertexArrayOES' of undefined or null reference,TypeError

Birke says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:59am

Lovely set of mechanics. I think the game would be more fun to play if your laser recharged faster. Was great you could retract yourself to dodge missiles.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:24am

Really dig the movement/controls
-nifty little game!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:38pm

Nice game. I like the style of the monster!

Multiplexor says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:14pm

I like how the monster is articulated! And the game is quite hard! (At least i tried a few times and i always died, too many helicopters)

Good job overall :)

bytegrove says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:20pm

Ooh an emscripten game! Cool! I've been itching to try out emscripten myself. Seeing how you managed to create a game with your framework during the compo is really cool and inspiring, nice work!
Fun game idea as well, although it could do with some further polishing. I like the funny title. :P

dcolgan says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Pretty fun! I like the controls.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:30pm

like the creature and the hand drawn art. Progress bar is good but would be even better if you know how much of how much progress you made.
Is there a way to survive at the end?

grynca says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:15am

stupidmindlessf: of course, check the gameplay youtube video

ohsqueezy says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:50pm

made me feel tense. you know you are going to die sometime just depends on how long you can avoid those hunting you.

Erlend Aakre says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Fun game, was way too easy for a bit and then suddenly all the choppers swarmed! THEY SWARMED! :'(

Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Well, the mood isn't topnotch, but the gameplay really is fun and the movement of the monster is reaaally funny. Keep up the good work!

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