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

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No Country for Troll Men

by aberdeenphoenix - Compo Entry

Warm nights, tasty sheep, and a cave. What more could any troll want?

Well, humans want it too, you monster. How long can you survive civilization?

Arrows to move. "F" to eat sheep and break fences. "D" to defend yourself. For best results, go fullscreen.

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Raspadsistema says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50am

Love the GTA1 feel, and how daynight cycle is important part of game, but player often dies from sunlight even tho he is in shelter, probably standing on wrong pixel, would be great if you fix that and add more fences and maybe a bridge to troll.

thx4nothing says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:16am

I died after 9 days and ate 115 sheeps :D
It was fun playing this game^^

Jod says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:06pm

I ate 78 sheep, broke 16 fences, defended myself against 13 soldiers and mistook 5 villagers for sheep.

Loved the growth in each level! Slowly there are more houses and more soldiers. Very well done!

I had fun!

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:09pm

It's a very good game! congratulations ^^

guru-guru says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:57pm

Died on day 9. Neat

Ithildin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:03pm

Nice take on the theme! Gameplay was simple yet effective and both mechanics and controls felt pretty smooth.

Great job!!

P.S: I died from sun exposure T_T

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:09am

I like the graphical style and action, however I feel the controls could be improved a little.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:05am

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'm going to go play all of your games.

justinooncx says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:17am

Pretty fun game overall! However, on Day 11, I finished the level, and was promptly told I died. Is that a bug, or does the game end at Day 11?

Warxen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:33pm

Nice little game, good controls, good feedback, altough I was stuck at the start because it wasn't clear for me if I could cross the river. I discovered that you can cross the river by going over dark parts. While the other way around makes more sense, darker = deeper.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:42pm

It was nice when they started putting up fences. Made it easier to eat sheep without spear men poking me.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Justin - darn! I was hoping no one would be able to beat level 11. Yeah, the game ends there because I didn't have time to make more levels.

Warxen - you're absolutely right about that. Didn't occur to me until after I had submitted, though.

local minimum says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:00pm

It took me one try to figure out I needed to fill up hunger completely. The thing with hunger going up when eating was confusing in general. I so wanted to eat a villager, but never managed, but playing was kind of fun. It was interesting how humans made it easier to find food, yet more dangerous. I didn't really understand how the defense worked, if there was some way to be smart about it or if you just had to take some damage each encounter. Nice game though.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Really solid little game. Only took me a few seconds to get the basic premise which is great.

Chadivision says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:32pm

I find that most games do not have NEARLY enough bloody sheep carcasses, but this game did not disappoint!

Seriously though, I really enjoyed this one. The music set the mood well, and the graphics are nice. I thought it was pretty well balanced also. The first couple tries took me almost exactly one day to get 10 sheep.

This only suggestion I would make is to make the river crossing graphics stand out a bit more. At first I was confused by why I could cross the water in one place and not in another.

Nice work.

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:03am

Haha nice! This is a really fun game! I got 39 14 11 10. Good job!

dsoft20 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:58am

It's very nice and plays well, simple & entertaining mechanics

bitdecaygames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:05pm

I like the game progression of difficulty. And the title made me laugh.

orion_black says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:32am

It'd be interesting if you had to manage different stats(aside from hunger and health) and the humans put a bit more resistance.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:21pm

Really cool graphics. Loved it :D

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:11pm

fun little game with an original gameplay. Graphics could be improved. god job anyway :)

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:13pm

forgot to mention that I liked the title a lot :)))

Flaid says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:12am

I really liked this game! Even though it was a web game, while in full screen mode it felt like it was running from my desktop.

The controls were pretty fluid, although I found myself getting stuck on some of the fence edges. I think I managed to survive for 10 days before there were a TON of guys with spears that kicked my butt.

Sep 8, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Cool game! I included it in part 22 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:01pm

I really like the idea, but I started on a corner island with 6 sheep, no fences, no bridges, and no idea how to do anything else! Would have liked to have seen the rest of the gameplay.

Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Thanks, Jupiter_Hadley! I appreciate it!

Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Anglerteam, you can cross the rivers at the dark parts!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Liked it a lot!
Loved the progression of the levels and the difficulty curve.
Graphics are good, but background could use more variety.
Had a lout of fun. Very good game!

Mase says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Nice title.
I survived 10 days… bit of a difficulty spike there :D

It was fun seeing the human settlement become more elaborate.
I enjoyed the audio; the ambient background music was complimented nicely by the abrasive sound effects.

The controls/collisions could use a bit of tuning.
The fords could be clearer as well… maybe some little rocks would make them more readable.

KuGrou says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 2:44am

Fun game, and I really liked the progression between levels.

This might of been from how the game ran in my browser, but I found the soldiers fairly slow and easy to outmaneuver, so I was able to beat level 11 without killing any of them.

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