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

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Monster(モンスター)

by ArthG - Jam Entry

Journey through the darkness. Bring your victims to their ultimate fate.

(Best enjoyed with headphones.)

Controls:

A - Go Left
D - Go Right
Space - Jump
W - Slash

Slashing close to the victims makes them jump, but if your blade touches them, they die.

Chase your victims to the end, and follow them.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#267Innovation(Jam)3.35
#340Theme(Jam)3.68
#543Audio(Jam)2.71
#655Mood(Jam)2.95
#770Humor(Jam)2.30
#895Fun(Jam)2.54
#953Overall(Jam)2.69
#960Graphics(Jam)2.28

Comments

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Cool. I like how you're herding your victims instead of killing them on the spot.

RedFil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Pretty hard to "slash" without killing them, a reset button would be nice ;)
Good job

Pyrofoux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:34pm

The concept is very interesting. Nice, for a second Ludum Dare participation !

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:30pm

The sound is appropriately creepy. But I found that my victims would often not stop running, and all fall like lemmings down a hole.

StrideWide says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Interesting premise, a bit hard to keep up with the victims and I would like a reset button, but all-in-all I liked it. Fun sound design.

Lianne Booton says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Very creepy! A reset button would be a welcome addition. I like the herding mechanic, having to refrain from slashing people was a lot harder than I expected!

Crowbeak says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:09am

This is a really neat concept, but the controls need work.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Super challenging! I included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/NqmWO8MUX6c

AlexPGilbert says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:21am

I literally had a laughing attack for like 10 minutes due to this game... Omg this is amazing! I really love the idea. Forcing your victims to things against there will is about as much of a monster you can get!

What I liked
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The mechanics were very creative and I liked that.

What needs Improvement.
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forcing your guys to jump is hard... Just the timing of their jump is hard to nail down. Also there is no reward for freeing the victims.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:52pm

there is something creepy and mysterious in this game. The sfx are terrible...I'm scared

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:17pm

There's pretty much no repercussions for killing them, and no way to get them back, even when you die. They don't really get chased well.

AlexSet says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:22pm

Liking the concept, as mentioned above a way to reset would be welcomed.

tehPHEN says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:41am

Whoa. Creepy as heck when they screamed!

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:10pm

Interesting concept, but really hard to control.

rudra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:17pm

Really liked the idea. The idea of chasing your enemies instead of killing them was pretty well made and implemented. Good job!

MattV says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:10pm

Love the concept! Wish there was a reset button to get my people back and try again.

Dianouille says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Nice game ! You could add more obstacles ;), but the end is really cool (particularly the red screen with the sentences, really creepy !).

Lady Beardo says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:45am

Interesting concept! Must admit that I slashed more than I herded...

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