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

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KidsGrace

by Polith Games - Jam Entry

KidsGrace is our entry for Ludum Dare 33, which theme is “You are the monster”.
In this game your role is to entertain the kids in a birthday party trying not to disappoint them. Don’t be a real monster to those kids!

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#179Audio(Jam)3.56
#204Humor(Jam)3.47
#222Graphics(Jam)4.00
#373Overall(Jam)3.39
#456Fun(Jam)3.15
#461Mood(Jam)3.21
#558Theme(Jam)3.41
#648Innovation(Jam)2.85

Comments

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:25pm

Really crisp graphics and fun simple gameplay, well done!

SojaBird says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

A very cool looking, simple game!
I like that it works with highscore on gamejolt.

Gets a bit repetitive though after a while.
Maybe increase the difficulty (faster?)

JayWoody says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Really nicely done game. I can't really find any aspect of improvement as the game works exactly as it should.

Good job!

Deadeyejoe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Really enjoyed it, audio and graphics was cool !

robottojr says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:00pm

It's a fun game to play and watch, i really enjoy this game. You nailed it!

Yamzho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:03pm

I love it ! Straight to my favs ! :)

belva1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:13pm

ahahahah this game dude hahah i love it to much fuking epic

Deity says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:10pm

Great art and animation. Also the setting and interpretation of the theme is clever.

Suggestions: Add some kind of icon for each button instead of having us read letters. For example, an arrow pointing up for W or down for S would give a more visual feedback for what to hit. It'd also be great with some levels instead of going infinitely (ie: you move from 1 party to another party with each one getting harder).

Nice work!

amy742 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:39pm

I really liked this one! Awesome graphics, catchy music, a good take on the theme and addicting gameplay. Good job!

RHY3756547 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Absolutely hilarious, love the all of the guy's faces. The gameplay is a little basic, but it's all really polished. nice work!

LeoM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:04am

Very nice moves ;)
It's not suited for azerty keyboard, and when we change the Keymapping we get lost VERY fast, so a play azerty with some key a bit far, maybe using the numpad ? It's the same for everybody and easier to focus.
Nice game anyway. ;) I have a kid (monster?) to entertain if you want in my game ! :p

sararyCow says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:14am

Nice game! Beatiful graphics and audio.

livis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31am

I love the soundtrack and graphics, gameplay is ok and the monster dancing is sooo cute :3

Nice work!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:47am

Awesome art. We totally had the same game jam idea!

xxxdanielxxx says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:08am

Nice game! Graphics and soundtrack are awesome but it would be really cool if we could play this with a gamepad.

mramaizng says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:12am

Nice and sharp graphics. the game is cute and fun for a few minutes. Well done for ludum. Could use some sort of development as the game progresses. maybe more dancers or faster song. But really well done.

corupta says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:12am

Simple and fun with nice graphics. Good job.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:19am

This is really polished visually, and all the audio is really good. I wasn't sure if the game is meant to run infinitely, so I just stopped dancing. Some more stages or a speed up would be cool.

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:56am

Great game, the audio was great.

jphelps says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:08am

nice!! great graphics and fun to play

Bsevers18 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:25am

lovely game, real fun and challenging. Adorable and funny art. love it!

bowlercaptain says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:59am

Looks great. Wasn't entirely certain until testing that as the game progressed I was hitting the key too slowly instead of having a correct press misread. Interesting to discover that, with FPS-control literacy, I know exactly where "q" and "e" are, but not necessarily which of WASD are WAS and D, respectively. Not in muscle memory, anyway. Not a huge amount of variety, but an interesting challenge nonetheless.

mklee says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:04am

Very cute game! It goes on a bit long and it feels like the keys stay on the screen a tad too long to make you believe you can hit them. Still the art is great and the reactions and the changing dance moves as you do better/worse really sell the game. Great job!

spotco says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:27am

nice art design and animation. Love the peanut butter jelly time throwback.

maybe throw some challenges in as the game progresses.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:35am

What an awesome game! Those animations were hilarious, and was that whisper sound effect from Rayman 2: The Great Escape? Loved that game, almost the same way I like yours. :)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:32am

Nice polish; very cute graphics and audio! I wish there was more feedback distinguishing between the keys I've pressed too slow vs keys I mispressed. Otherwise nicely done!

handkor says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:46am

This was cute and original. well done.

Valon says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:31am

Nice game! Fun and nice graphs.

Macecraft says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:39am

The animations were great and cheerful, I love how unenthusiastic the dancer gets with lower rankings. The gameplay gets repetitive pretty fast though.

TomOlivier says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:45am

Graphics and Audio are really great. Really cute game!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:00am

The game is pretty fun, probably most fun I played so far. It gets repetitive and I am not sure if the difficulty increases, I basically got bored after a while and made my self lose. Animations were the best part.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:03pm

Nice game :D Great graphics. I loved making them all happy, then "BOOOOO"

Caracole says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:09pm

How adorable ! I love your interpretation of the theme.
Great job overall, well done !

kaype says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:25pm

This was a really cute interpretation of the theme :P

Cute graphics, cute music, this was really well done.

mantis says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Very good game, wish you added more letters later on in the game, so that the difficulty could scale. It would prove a really cool learning tool for kids!

superpatch says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Simple and fun, graphic and sound are good. Maybe it gets ripetitive, still a nice game. Good entry!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:47pm

Good style!

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:50pm

Cute little game and a good take on the theme. The problem I had was that while I know WASD very well and can type fast, associating a finger to the key was difficult for some reason, making the game very challenging for me. Well done.

glimaleite says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Really cute! The song is gonna stay with me for a while. I think that it would be very cool if it got harder and harder. It got repetitive after a while. Good job guys!

maru.hana says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:22pm

how cute hahahahaha
well made! Had a great time playing :)

kgabis says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:24pm

Great theme and execution, love it!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:31am

A well made game..Good job

peterthehe says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:56am

Simple gameplay, beautifully made. Well done.

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:55pm

good graphics simple and good! good job

Patomkin says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Very good game. Nice graphics, and music. And I learned some moves today! Thx! :D

Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:56pm

I like the music and visuals. Also a fun take on the theme.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:18am

I really love the banana dance xDDD
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_77EEyMN5KA4/S_BtCpQZoyI/AAAAAAAAE8I/uBSb-Z3tX2o/s400/banana-dance.gif

Cool game, it's simple. More difficulty would be nice

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Very cute! Love your take on the theme.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:25pm

The game is nice , but a bit tough and hard.
:)

crucknuk says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Like the art and the animation of the monster when dancing! Well done! It's simplist but polished, the music fits the game very well!

Acerio says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:44pm

I like the graphics but the controls are weird. Great game though :)

el-pepi says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:49pm

The graphics and audio are great. The gameplay is pretty basic and too easy. Really liked the animations.

ToloaGames says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:32am

This feels very polished. Good Job!

tylorlilley says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:45pm

One of the most polished looking games I've played yet! The take on the theme is refreshing to see and the audio, graphics, and simple gameplay all worked together to make a fun little performance! Bravo!

jofra says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 3:17pm

Love the kids spaghetti arms! and how the guy is really going strong on his moves ahah very cool entry game with a simple and nice mechanic. :)
Gj!

bombjack says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:14pm

non conventionnel gameplay. that' s a good point. the art is nice too.

MechanicMoon says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Great little game! I love the art, music and gameplay. It's simply but funny .-) Nice job!!

Kizler says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 3:58am

This game is beyond cute! :D

Oct 8, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Super cute, fun game! I included it in part 31 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/smH_qgd8pMY

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