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

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Crystal Rumble

by gdquest - Jam Entry

You are a scientist on board of a ship, who gets possessed by a monstruous crystal spirit. Kill as many security bots as you can before you get taken out!

Controls:
- Arrows or WASD to Move
- Hold Left Click to Attack

The game was made with my teammate’s Html5 engine, Meta2d. It was a great experience! See you around the LD archive, and for the next event hopefully.

Bug Fixes (as the rules allow to fix game breaking bugs after the release, here's our changelog)
25/08:
- Fixed broken restart.
- Fixed infinitely playing combo sound after death.
- Fixed accumulating laser sounds.
- Fixed crash on loading in Firefox and IE.
- Fixed locked input on page unfocus.

Thank you kindly for playing! Leave us a link to your game in the comments so we can test it back! ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

Credits
Programming: Arthur Shefer
Art and audio: Nathan Lovato

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#61Graphics(Jam)4.43
#292Audio(Jam)3.32
#502Mood(Jam)3.15
#694Overall(Jam)3.03
#860Fun(Jam)2.60
#924Innovation(Jam)2.43
#969Theme(Jam)2.66
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

Dianouille says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:37pm

It's seems the game doesn't run for me. I have a black screen. :/

MFEP says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Graphics is awesome, soundtrack is nice, but so far the gameplay is boring. It has potential, it could become a really enjoyable game if you work on it.

Denis347 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Same here, only black screen.

Halfbus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Glass sound destroys my ears. Graphics is good!

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:45pm

Is there only one mutation ?
The game was rather fun, the gameplay is very classical but the graphics are fantastic ! Well done.
(You can play my game by clicking my name)

Tortoise says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:46pm

Beautiful looking game! I would have really liked to see more mutations to pick from!

gdquest says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Mh, sorry to hear that your screen is black. I have only tested it on chrome, and it seems like it doesn't launch elsewhere. I've reported the bug to Arthur, the dev. Thanks!

gdquest says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Yeah sorry for the mutations, we lacked time on the dev side! We've taken notes to update the game in the upcoming weeks. I'll also come back in the evening to try out all of your games guys, just gotta get back to work right now. <3

azokal says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01pm

Very nice graphics, good soundtrack. The gameplay is a little to simple. It can be very very nice with more option!

Qaterknan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18pm

DOES NOT RUN IN FIREFOX. It does run, however, in chrome. The graphics are absolutely superior and so is the audio! The combat system feels a bit underdone and hard, so I did not get very far. I would LOVE to see more content!

Togimaro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:56pm

Good soundtrack and graphics! Cool game! A little bit too difficult to survive, but overall great job

Tenjou says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:14pm

Thanks guys for feedback! Should now work on Firefox and IE too.

DrZanuff says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:19pm

Gorgeous art style! Cool idea the score showing on the ground itself. I hope you continue to expand this game.

madameberry says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:16pm

Should've just removed "pick a mutation" if you ran out of time. Also, wow everything has way too much health.

dancingmad says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:40pm

À ce stade de développement, le jeu est rapidement lassant car trop répétitif et rigide mais vous le savez mieux que moi ^^.
Même si le tout est très peu animé les personnages sont sympathiques mais le décors reste trop simple à mon goût.
La musique a le mérite d'exister est n'est pas mauvaise sans être extraordinaire.
Quoi qu'il en soit, on sent un bon potentiel pour de futur jeux !

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:42am

I liked the concept, it needs some power ups and variety of enemies. I loved the concept and graphics. Just improve and sell it! Good job!

Arche-san says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:48pm

The graphics are good.

The gameplay is a little bit repetitive. Perhaps you can unlock powers to become stronger or hits more enemies.
The game also needs more feedbacks to know if player or enemies are hit (there is a small fx, but you probably need to flash them)
Despite everything the game is fun. Nice work :)

Saf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:07pm

Great polish! The animations are lovely.. I would like to see what you have in mind for the Mutation system. Great job for the time limit!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:43pm

The graphics is one of the best I've seen so far! Great job with this! The game though lacks fun factor as it is just repetition. Great entry!

-Loi LeMix

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:46am

Very good graphics. Good idea, but I missed agility (it could be a good improvement). :D

los.pixelados says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:58pm

The graphics is good, the sound is very annoying and the controls are very bad. When i try "WSAD" on firefox all i get is word search at the bottom of the page and the directional controls get stuck when i use the arrow keys. Have u even tested it on firefox?
Seems like a good concept but it needs a lot of work. The player needs a clear goal and clear game mechanics. Is it an arena game? Is it a hack n slash RPG? Are there any other mutations unlocked later on? The game doesn't explain anything.
I'm sorry but i cannot rate this. The only thing i could rate is graphics because that seems nice.
Tip: Before working on graphics and bells and whistles, make sure you have a solid game mechanic. Good luck next time.

OldPeculier says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Great art, but the gameplay isn't coming together for me. I don't have much of a reason to move here rather than there or to hit this rather than that. What's the difference between a good player and a poor player?

gdquest says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:18am

Thanks for your feedback everyone! We're taking it all very seriously. @los.pixelados, sorry for your trouble, but yep we've fixed all bugs that were reported in Firefox. However I can't reproduce your issue. Do you use an addon that would use these keys as shortcuts maybe?

kidando says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Hey. this is really good. Graphics are stunning. I mean, really good. The game looks like it could be a killer html5 game with some polish. Great submission

bombjack says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:00am

I loved the graphics. The gameplay is original and fun.
Could feel much better if punches were faster. I really liked the 2 hands combo after 2 punches.

Beta says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 11:24pm

Really nice graphics and sounds :)

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