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

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You are the Nightmare

by petmonkey - Compo Entry

You find yourself in the same nightmare as so many times before. But this time, you decide to fight back. But beware - your nightmares are part of you, and what you do is in some way reflected in them...

HOW TO PLAY
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WASD or Arrow Keys to move
Space to fire
Kill all nightmares on each level
Beat all 8 levels to win!


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I went for a pretty literal interpretation of the theme. You control the hero and at the same time all the monsters. Although their movement is mapped differently than the hero's.

At first I was thinking of explaining it with a faulty mind-control device. But with the monsters from a game mechanics point of view already sort of being distorted versions of the player, it seemed to fit better to have them be inner demons and nightmares instead.


Other features:

-Randomly generated levels.

-Randomly generated movement and attack patterns for monsters. Becoming more difficult the futher one makes it.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#115Graphics3.95
#327Mood3.19
#527Overall3.05
#660Audio1.69
#691Innovation2.64
#749Fun2.59
#776Humor1.76
#785Theme2.77
#2355Coolness0%

Comments

rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:35am

Amazing graphics. I love the warped perspective effect. Fog, trees & fences are also all awsesome. Too bad there aren't any animations!

The levels did all feel very similar; there wasn't much to distinguish one from the last.

TiByte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Music would make the mood of the game sooo much better, but all in all it's a very nice and hard game.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:52pm

cool game and great mood, also congrats for the trick on the trees, a love this tricks, it reminded me of okami, that uses something very similiar. Good game.

g_o says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Great graphics on this one!
The movement was linked to my movement I reckoned but what's going on with the firing mechanism?

afisicos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Excelent game. Nice graphics and an interesting idea.

2011petia says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:12am

Nice game,you have a nice job

Kaltic says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:10am

Absolutely love the warped camera and visuals. The idea is great and a bit SuperHot, but it was a little difficult to line yourself up while also not getting hit by auto-firing enemies.

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:05am

Loved the movement mechanism, adding a puzzle component to an apparent shooting game that would be boring without it. A morbid soundtrack would make it even better.

collaboration says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:35am

Love this artstyle so much, need to improve gameplay and add music, it will be much more cooler!

mboaj says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:19am

I have some difficulty at aiming to the nightmares. But the mood is really Tim Burtonish :)

Pampattitude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:12pm

It's a really cool work! Gorgeous and no bugs observed. Some music would have make it more awesome but it's already a huge work.

lightsoda says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 8:17pm

Looks pretty nice. A tip: next time check horizontal and vertical movement independent of each other.

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