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

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Tickle Monster vs Suits

by dos - Jam Entry

Once again, Almost-Compo entry - made in 48h and according to all Compo rules, but after first 24h which I wasted on another, failed idea :)


You tickle kids to ensure they are raised with proper amounts of fun!

Use ARROWS to move and SPACE to tickle!
(and ENTER to get into main menu in case you're stuck on title screen :))

Beware - if you give them wrong amount of fun, they turn into fun hating grown ups! Don't let them catch you!

So who's got tickles?

Downloads and Links




Ybalrid says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:23am

This is an intersting take on the theme. The graphics and sounds are cool. It seems if you stay on the same row and tickle every kids the right amount you can't get caughts by the fun-hunting grown-ups...

dos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:27am

Yes - but then you get low score for high amount of time. The point is to maximize score per second ratio :)

I've just got 43 points in 280 seconds \o/

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Nice little play on the theme. Fun little game.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Great idea and message. Nice.

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:44pm

Thikle? Super unusual idea. Good job

Twinters says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:49pm

I remember seeing your post about the titlescreen when you were creating this game and wondering what it'd be like to play it. Now I know: it's a fun game!
Really liked the music and the artwork, as well as the way you used the theme. The "about" screen was quite original. Very consistent quality on all aspects.
One minor detail maybe is that at first I didn't realise you had to open the main menu by pressing the Enter key at the very beginning. Would have been nice if there was an indication on screen or in the description.

eric777 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:51pm

Nice job! I like expression on the monster's face when he tickles kids. Music was very cool - sounded like it would be at home in classic beach movies. Well done!

Culpo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:41am

Great message in your game, beatiful game man =D

Reallysketchy says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:56am

Great idea for the theme and I love the music. Nice job!

Wefiends says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:38am

Yay, we finally got to play one of your games! This was great, loved the concept. This could easily be expanded on to be a really great arcade game!

Ramiel says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Unique idea. Also smooth gameplay.
A very good entry. However I think that since you can stay on one line and never get caught you should either create some reasonable mechanic to prevent this or make it more obvious to the player that the ratio of points per second is important. Like displaying it somewhere on the screen. Maybe instaed of the total points.
That aside this game leaves nothing to be desired ;)

GagaPete says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:14pm

Lovely interpretation of the theme. It is so much fun. And the graphics are awesome.
I just got the timer after reading the comments, I thought it was a countdown and you get X seconds per proper fun-ed child but it is actually a lifetime counter.

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:52am

I liked the concept, good job!

CrownCity says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:47am

Aww this game made me happy! The tickling sound me laugh each time. The concept of the game is good. I only wished for a way to clear the field, cause I found out that the game can be very easy if you just focus on two lines. The other ones don't really matter anymore. Perhaps if you go on you can make some upgrade.
Other than that I had a good time playing it.

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:47am

I want to play but I can't, I'm running parallels and encountering a dejuvu.ttf failure :(

Patomkin says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Hey, he almost looks like Slurm McKenzie! And is almost as cool! Very cool idea, great entry :)

Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:55pm

Funny game, great take on the theme. I included it in part 27 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:24pm

Pretty great entry.
Kids who were tickled too much should have turned into clowns.

Ahem, the tickle monster.. they hunt down the tickle monster.

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:57pm

This is definitely a great game!

Loved how kids who didn't get the proper amount of tickles became boring adults that could get you later. That was definitely genius.

I think it would improve the experience a bit to have a way to identify kids that were "tickled" already. Perhaps they could walk in a more upbeat fashion, or display a smile icon over them, or whistle (with music notes above their head for instance) or be different in any way that would let me know that I already took care of them.

Other than that I loved this entry. Music was awesome, graphics are great. It's a really polished game too! Congratulations!

Sparrow says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:46pm

Fun game, liked it a lot!

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