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

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The Bedroom Nasty

by thejinx - Compo Entry

At the time of creation there was a singular energy being who came into existance before all else. This being known as Magus created an alternate dimension and imprisoned all other beings there. Magus feeds from the hopes and dreams of all humans, especially little children who are energy rich.

Play as Herbert, a monster manifested from the fears of all children that are discarded by Magus. The player must enter childrens rooms through their bed portals, Collecting toys to weaken Magus' dimensional boundaries and allows the player to access more bed locations.

Help Herbert save the world by taking toys from all of the children and making them cry.

Brief note: My first #LDJAM (and first proper use of unity engine to boot) has been fabulous. Having said that; the current build of the game does not have pickup items, it instead features beds which act as portals for the player to move about the level between two different terrain layers that are both on screen at the same time inter-mingled with one another.

Thanks so much for playing & I look forward to your comment.

- thejinx.

Downloads and Links




Devark says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:30am

Smooth controls though the camera was a bit erratic. Eye movements on the monster were charming. Sound was very nice and clean too. The inconsistent scaling of the graphics was a little off-putting though. Cool game overall!

UncleChris says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:59pm

I was unable to play - It would load, and I saw intro, hit any key, then just the little monster looking around. None of my keys on keyboard would let me move. :( Seems like a cute game.

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:27am

Broken for me. Same case as UncleChris.

Shaw says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:50am

Controls feel great and I like the colour schemes.

thejinx says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Hey Folks,
Thanks so much for the comments so far, and a big apology to those who haven't been able to get poor Herbert moving!

There is an issue in some cases with the HTML5 version of the game, that I sadly only noticed after the submission time had closed. In the future, I'll upload entries using the tried and tested (and considerably less fancy) web plugin for unity.

Thanks again Chaps & Chapettes :¬)

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