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

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Hungry Friend

by KerSplotchPolice - Jam Entry

PLAY IN WINDOWED MODE!!!

Hungry Friend tells the story of Jim the Dinosaur who only wants to make friends. However, this proves to be difficult as his natural predatory instincts kick in. He's a hungry dino who might want to eat one or two friends, but not all of them.

Balance Jim's morality against his hunger as his instincts kick in.


Z / J - Sprint/Bite
Space / K - Jump
wasd / arrows - Move
P - Pause
Space - to advance menu screens



This was our first Ludum Dare entry EVER. We know its very rough and still very buggy, but we wanted to follow through on our efforts. We ran the marathon, and the accomplishment was getting over the finish line. This was a fantastic experience and we will be doing this again!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#31Humor(Jam)4.17
#176Fun(Jam)3.57
#207Mood(Jam)3.57
#276Overall(Jam)3.52
#327Audio(Jam)3.25
#398Theme(Jam)3.61
#454Innovation(Jam)3.09
#495Graphics(Jam)3.46
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

donaldm says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:12am

I really enjoyed this game. The graphics reminded me of Ren and Stimpy. It was fun turning the cute creatures into steak.

Benlitz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:53am

Pretty fun game, nice graphics and humor

Eingya says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:54am

normally I'd say to reduce the vertical scale of the levels, as having super high jump is always inconvenient, but honestly, it plays well with the weirdness of the theming. Cool game.

tc4mpbell says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Good job! We can all relate to the struggle not to eat people at parties, amirite?

Wefiends says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:05pm

I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. It seemed like a very simple premise, but once I got into it, the dynamic between eating the people and then avoiding them was really interesting. It's obviously not a fully formed game, but what was there was intriguing.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:34am

Good job on your game , had some issues finding my way up to some of the higher platforms

dydx says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:41am

Fun game! Like another commenter said, the super high jump is weird at first but it works. The hunger/morality mechanic is cool too.

I just love the animations... like how the dinosaur's eye smears during the bite animation. Reminds me of classic cartoons.

Excellent job and congrats on your first LD!

OrangeeZ says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Great graphics and general idea! I wonder if there's a good ending to the game - it gets really difficult fast, so I end up eating all those cute animals :(

AlexSet says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Quite humorous! Found it a bit confusing when moving from one stage to another though.

Feetsalot says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Great job in getting the diffrences between high and low morality! This game was hillarious! ;D

DrZanuff says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Fun game! You have a solid base here. The controls are a bit difficult and some bugs shows here and there, but it's a very clever and funny way to approach the theme. Congrats on this game!

Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:45pm

Overall, a pretty fun game. I really enjoyed the reactions of the monsters as your morality got lower. I do wish there was a way to regain morality if it drops lower than you want, or that I had found it if one exists (though I get it's a game jam, so you may have wanted to put it in and not had time). Definitely keep doing LD and other jams, it gets more fun the more you do, as you learn more about how you best handle coding/designing/arting/sounding in situations like this.

Big Cow says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 9:50pm

HAHA! This made me laugh. I like that it just suddenly ends with the realisation that he just ate all his friends.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Much like real life, it is difficult to avoid eating your friends.
One problem is that the meat goes flying WAY too far, so you can kill someone and then lose the meat and have to kill someone ELSE to get more.

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