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

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by sleazywizard - Jam Entry

Become one of two spacefaring eldritch horrors wresting for control of this fragment of a shattered Earth. NOTE: gameplay is incomplete, see description.

TO PLAY: Just click and drag to deploy a tentacle -- starting from one of the Leftmost or Rightmost buildings on either side of the board.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: This version of Cthess is *incomplete* -- it was conceived as an online head-to-head game, but unfortunately online networking was one of several features not finalized before the Jam deadline.
However! A future version WILL include online play, tentacle interaction, health and tentacle meters, friendly cultist spires, and fulfillment of the game's horrible destiny!
In the meantime, you can send out tentacles and smash a few buildings.

WEB VERSION? The web version had some compile errors and will have to be uploaded at some point in the future. Thanks for your patience!

Eran: concept, development, programming
Jesse: artwork

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madcapacity says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:35am

Art was nice, too bad the game wasn't more fleshed out!

shiroookami says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:49am

Very interesting concept, I like the artwork!

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:50am

Hey! Thanks for feedback. Trying to play your game, but it seems nothing happen after loading screen (OS X version).

Keon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:14am

The idea behind this is awesome. The controls were hard to use for me and of course it wasn't finished, but I will certainly be returning to play the updated version. In the meantime, I love the graphics. It's a too bad the game wasn't finished on time but I can't wait for the full version.

lukepilgrim says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:27am

nice graphics, but i didnt understand what to do

gnuwilliam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Love the art!

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:27pm

Like A_K, trying the OS X version and I see a screen with static art and little houses and such in the middle but no key or mouse interaction does anything.

scumbly says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! I've updated the description to hopefully clarify how to deploy a tentacle. Basically, you have to start your click on one of the Leftmost or Rightmost buildings, and drag to adjacent buildings. Super sorry for the confusion.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:21pm

IA IA IA! Looks cool! I also loooove Looooovecraft!
What are the game rules (if it were finished)?

NightShadow0 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:23pm

I had trouble figuring out what to do, even with the instructions. Got a couple tentacles out but can't seem to do it again. Love the graphics though, and the sounds are appropriately gross.

sleazywizard says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:51pm

Thanks Klapperman! The final game rules will generally borrow from Snake; you will attack/defend with tentacles, and protect key buildings that your 'cultists' erect to feed you more tentacle power. Post combo version will be linked above when finished!

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