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

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by aaronsnoswell - Jam Entry

*Updated to have working zip file download that includes assets folder*

Hi all. Here is my (unfinished) submission to the Jam this time.

You are a monstrous banana peel that is out to ruin everyone's day. Move about the sidewalk using the arrow keys and try to position yourself underneath the 'feet' of passers-by to slip them over. Get as many people as possible before time runs out :) There are hipsters (brown), busy executives (black), joggers (blue) and soccer mums (pink) to trip over, and each person gives a different number of points.

Thanks for playing!


I originally wanted to enter the compo this time, but a combination of using a game engine I am not familiar with (Unity), choosing to do 3D, not 2D, and having some other commitments this weekend meant that I wasn't able to finish this game. It is in a playable state, however there is not intro splash screen or instructions, and nothing happens when the timer counts down (you have to exit the game using ctrl+alt+delete sorry!).

The banana model and the fire hydrant model were made by me in Blender in the 72 hours. The banana was fully rigged and ready to be animated, but I lost motivation at the end of the time limit. I also made some doors and background models, but removed them from this version. The people's voices were also recorded by me. The background music and banana slip sounds were not though, so I opted out of the 'audio' category.

If I had more time and hadn't lost motivation, I would have liked to add some textures to my 'people' (I originally wanted to have full body models, but walk animations are hard to get right!), as well as making the pavement and sidewalk look much more interesting with more models and stuff in the background and foreground.

Thanks for playing, and I look forwards to your feedback!!!

Downloads and Links




darklightteam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:27am

The download link is only the exe, you need to add the game data folder.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Also tried to download and play, but you forgot to add the game data folder.

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Impossible to run. It needs content folder.

kozun says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Not working :(

aaronsnoswell says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Thanks guys! I didn't realise the assets folder was needed :P I've updated the link - it is now a zip folder that should work. Thanks everyone, I look forward to playing your games!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Tried it again, this time it worked.
Got a huge grin on my face the whole time i was playing :D
Really enjoyed it, thanks for making this game!

voidstar33 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:46pm

cutest monster in LD33. :). Nothing happens after time runs out. A restart level button?.

colinn says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Really funny. Fun game.

Mekuri says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:38pm

In the beginning of the Dare we were a few people on the IRC that discussed ideas- A similar idea came up, except that it was a splinter that should injure people, rather than a banana peel, so I like the idea :-)

Quick and easy game- I loved the graphics of the banana peel. All in all a decent "time killer" game :-) nice job.

Sunflower says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:46pm

The yay:
- funny premise
- the terrible monstrosity

The nay:
- the gameplay was so fast that I was completely STOMPED at the beginning; or rather, I kinda wasn't
- still don't know what the water hydrant is for
- no restart after end or anything
- despite its name, that banana peel has nothing to do with lizards or other reptiles

Maybe you'll have better luck (and more practice with tools) the next time? ^^"

reiknight says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:47pm

I like the concept! I think the banana is moving too fast. Good work modeling that in 72h :)

Bocodillo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Loved the voices and the idea is fantastic!

emongev says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Had thought it was meh at first, but i spent more time playing it than other submissions. I do recommend to have clearer instructions on the description (i did a tl;dr) but i got the hang of it after thinking it was a frogger clone, and noticed i got no points haha I loved the banana peel model, its so GODDAMN HAPPY C:

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Good concept! Maybe gameplay would be better with the camera more far away so you can see better your victims...

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:23am

I love the idea, and am particularly fond of non-obvious theme interpretations like this one. It moved a little too fast for me, but even with that it was still amusing and fun to play.

superjoebob says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:30am


UrbanHelsing says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:46pm

Nice banana, but the movement is too fast

andreiichim says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 2:19am

Haha! That's so evil! Cool idea. I like the audio, well done.
The controls are a mess. The camera is too close to the action, you can't really tell who's going to walk over you.

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