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

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Growing Up A Monster

by Chunck26 - Compo Entry

Players move around this simple world and are treated as a monster from the creatures around them. Life seems treat the player harshly... Can they find a friend?

FYI: This is my first time participating in Ludum Dare! Also, this is my first game I have finished. It's not much, but it's the most I've ever finished in a weekend game development wise. I'll look for any tips, just nothing harsh. It is my first game. I am still learning screen sizes and resolutions. Yes, I know this game is broken with it's resolution.

I used a windows machine with unity. I think I've got all the needed links included...

Thanks everyone!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#166Mood3.50
#280Theme3.68
#527Overall3.05
#625Graphics2.79
#671Innovation2.67
#1796Coolness35%

Comments

Croze says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:27am

Game doesn't run, you didn't provide the data folder

Chunck26 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:31am

For data folder should be with it...

AlariSilver says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:31am

Can you upload the assets folder in a zip file? I can't seem to download it.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:32am

Yeah, I couldn't get it to run either. If you fix it let me know please.

Chunck26 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:33am

Working on it....

donaldm says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:41am

I liked the idea and the setting for the game. I liked the background music and the sound effects weren't bad.

The controls were not very good and the collisions were a bit clunky. It was difficult to navigate around the level. I was also not sure what the objective of the game was and game play wise it did not seem like a lot was there. It seems like a reasonable start but it needs some game play mechanics added.

Chunck26 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50am

OK, I think I've fixed the download. Sorry everyone, this is my first time.

Yes the controls are terrible. This is my first 2D game ever. And I would have loved to spend more time on collision detection and game play. It's just a simple game following a short story...

namrog84 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:01am

I click the windows link, i go to google drive, it won't let me download, it just opens and shows me contents of zip. I can't find anyway to download it. no matter where I click :( looks neat thou!

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:06am

@All: Download the zip file and unzip it, there's data and .exe in it. Just had to add it to my Google Drive. Not the best solution, but there are worse out there.

About the game: Solid first entry, welcome to the LD community! The music is outstanding, very fitting and well recorded, loved it. Controls and collision is a bit wonky but fine. Only thing I can't wrap my head around it why your little game is 140 megs!

Suggestion: When you have a slow scroll up like on the credits, it's really hard to read the quotes because they appear from the last line to the first, very unusual. Also, the jumping still worked there.

Marcellus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Very nice mood, nice take on the theme. Game is a bit short but your message is strong.

azakhary says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:45pm

had something interesting to it. But I couldn't move past the street. And it seemed like a sad story :))

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46pm

This game is very emotional and the message is very strong. Good work developer!

pixzleone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:15pm

Didn´t seem that special in the beginning, but it really touched me!
Very good way tp see the theme!
Good Job! :D

Chunck26 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:06am

thanks everyone! There are many bugs with the collision detection. I think next time I will try to focus on that aspect.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:42am

Very nice interactive story, I really liked it. The music was a perfect match to the mood of the game.

MAnimal says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:23pm

I have a better mood now. Nice pianou BGM :)

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