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

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Attack Of The 50ft Snail

by lorcanwsmith - Compo Entry

Game: Control a massive snail on his mission to destroy everything before time is up.

Controls: Up - Forward, Left - Rotate Left, Right - Rotate Right, Space - Attack

Improvements: I really think next time I'll work on the animations and the lighting.

Tools: Unity, Blender, Audacity

Feedback: Please give me honest feed back so I can improve my game next time.

Extra: Really loved my first Ludum Dare can't wait to do it again.

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dosmaen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:20am

Great entry for your first time! I love crushing building and villagers as a giant snail. Very cartoony style, i love the villager dying sounds.

Cynapse says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:21am

Pretty simple, but good for a quick play. I like the graphics, and can honestly say I've never played as a giant snail in a game before. Good work!

BortStudios says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:30am

Having better effects when hitting a building would make this game way fun

9.ar7k says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

my only gripe is that i can't really see in front of me and it makes it hard to see if you are gonna eat a villager or not. still fun. played thru twice ^^

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40am

First, this game took me a LONG time to download to play on Kongregate. Might just be my connection, but if you can trim any file size, that would help a lot.

Considering it was made in 48 hours, this is solid, but there are some things to work on. You asked for feedback, so here goes:

The view makes it hard to see what I'm hitting, especially villagers. Zooming out to be over the "shoulder" of the snail instead of on top of it would help me see what I'm hitting when I attack.

Speaking of, it was hard to tell when I hit a building/lamp post, since there was no indication from the object in question if it had taken damage unless it was destroyed. A little shake or flash when I hit to show damage would be helpful!

All in all, this is a solid Ludum game! After all, who wouldn't want to be a giant snail crushing a small town?

Jezz0r says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:26am

I the way the snail moves

martijn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:02am

The snake controls feel way too mechenical, adding some speed-up/slowdown when you change direction and the model actually responding to input will go a long way.

It is unfortunate that the model blocks your view of what is in front of you so sometimes you just bash your head without knowing if you are going to hit something.

The lightning is very harsh. Perhaps you could have used more ambient light and darker textures.

It would have been nice to have some animation when you destroy things.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04am

Well done for keeping things simple. I really enjoyed the game. Some particle effects and explosions would be cool :P

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:06am

The snail is very slow, which I suppose is authentic for a giant snail. :P

I like the moonlit village mood! The graphics worked pretty well with it.

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:36am

This is a good entry, I really loved the music and the people had good sounds as well.
You should be very happy with this first entry!

Grhyll says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:48am

Well first thing: I Love the title :D
It feels good to be that big snail and eat people!
There isn't much to say that others haven't already, the camera is indeed not ideal, and I didn't even understand how to destroy houses, leaving me each time with a big "0" on the scores (tried to eat them, but apparently it's not possible). On my last try I destroyed a lampost without realizing it (made 2685pts, is that good? :p).
The "eating" sfx is quite satisfying, but the people screaming goes from fun to a bit annoying after some minutes ^^'
Also, the end of the game is a bit abrupt, maybe a sound for the final countdown would have attenuated the shock of the score panel interrupting the game!

Leopoldine says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:21am

Nice idea, first time i played a snail.
Like u said, to improve your game, u need to work better on animation.

TwixtorTitan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:21am

Crushing stuff is always fun.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:31pm

LOL I CRIED XD pretty fun, but I couldn't tell If i ate a villager or not. Very fun overall with nice graphics. I liked the stats thing at the end.

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

Wow! This is certainly my favorite Unity submission thus far. Lot of issues, that many others have already addressed, but I got to be a giant snail!

afisicos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:13pm

I love be a giant snail and destroy all.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:31pm

very nice style, nice game

kmiitz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Ahah wtf? If I want a dessert can I eat something else than human? Can I crush the trees? Why can't I breathe fire?

jmschrack says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:40am

Felt weird since the villagers could push me around. But I loved the audio for the villagers

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:17pm

Welcome to Ludum Dare! Good first effort too :)

Difficult, but I like a good challenge. The snail looks really cool and I like what you did with the moon!

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:56pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Interface says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 5:31am

Good stuff for your first entry. Didn't quite get to destroying any houses. Great mood!

Oct 13, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Wasnt sure how to destroy homes, but good game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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