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

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Groop

by Demetz - Jam Entry

** Description
You are the monster this time around, and it is time to defend your castle!

** Controls
W or up arrow - Jump
A or left arrow - Left
D or right arrow - Right
Mouse click - Shoots
Jump on top of soldier to stomp him.

** Objective
Defend your castle for as long as you can, buying upgrades and finally getting revenge on those good guys by jumping on top of their heads!

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Ratings

Coolness61%
#279Fun(Jam)3.41
#295Audio(Jam)3.31
#443Overall(Jam)3.30
#509Graphics(Jam)3.42
#667Mood(Jam)2.94
#755Humor(Jam)2.32
#821Theme(Jam)3.03
#973Innovation(Jam)2.31

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:40am

I like the music and overall polish and consistency to the art. Try adding feedback to when he gets hit though, other than a sound effect. Keep up the good work!

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:49am

Cool tower defense game. A bit uninteresting turn on the theme but it's well made nonetheless.

namrog84 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:52am

command line says "Error: Could not find or load main class GroopReal.jar"

FlamingKiwi says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:54am

I found it way to satisfying to hit them double head jumps!

Benier says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:14am

The music and polish is nice. It took me a little bit to find the controls though.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:34am

Very repetitive, but oddly addicting. Would have been more interesting if you had more kinds of enemies and upgrades. I survived till level 10.

Razoric says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:53am

I'm always a sucker for these kinds of games! Good job!

Divitos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:01am

The game progresses rather slow.
The game play is very fun at first, but quickly grows repetitive over about 8 levels.

Love the music as well as the art.

valid4life says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:02am

Overall pretty fun!
I enjoyed the music greatly and the art was not bad!
Like mentioned by others, some more feedback would have been good, but well made!
Look up the "Juicing up your Game" talk for more info on feedback related things!

conradte3 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:05am

Fun! I was so happy the first time I hit two guys with one jump, and then when I first chained two bounces together. A bit slow early on but really fun in later levels when you can continuously chain bounces.

tweedle says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:16am

Addicting! Made it to level 10 on my first try. Wish there were more items and enemy types. Good stuff!

Mutt says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:16am

STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR!! NO, MY DOOR! YOU ARE THE REAL MONSTERS!

Nice and polished, but ramped up a bit too slow. Fun once it going though!

Lou Byrd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Loved the double hit ability ^^
I agree with other about it being slow at first. Nice feel, overall.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Surprisingly fun game! Great sound effects, very smooth visuals. I would have loved to see more upgrades. Keep it up!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Good game! Really liked the audio and graphics.

wicht says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:01pm

Funny sound and i like Groop!

slowfrog says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Quite simple, but very nicely done. The graphics and animations are clean, the jump mechanic is good, the progression is ok.
The monster is a bit slow to keep up with the flow of soldiers at the end, so some speed power ups would be a nice addition.

SKT says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:09pm

I reached level 8 before understanding that I should not use the guns to kill the guards but rather take advantage of the knockback effect. Not very original and you don't feel like the monster, but smooth graphics and bouncing was enjoyable. I would have liked to see some clouds or something else though =).

JangoBrick says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Can only agree to the others. Surprisingly nice game, very smooth animations and the graphics are so cute! The take on the theme does indeed lack a bit of innovation, but since I myself know how hard it can be to come up with something awesome I don't think it is too bad. Well done!

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:59pm

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.

AlexSet says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 1:27am

Art seems simplistic but they fit, mesh very well with the music and sounds, controls are smooth and overall gamefeel feels good.

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