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

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by ToloaGames - Compo Entry

Move: WASD
Look: Mouse
Shoot: LMB
Eat : RMB

This is my first Ludum Dare entry and also my first finished game (ever).

You are the Monster (duh!) and your Goal is to stay alive and kill tanks and helis.

Eat Cats for life, humans for laser fuel.

Features I wanted to implement but couldn't because of lacking time and/or skill:
- Upgrades: Bigger Laser, More DMG, More Lasers
- at least 2 enemy types more, 1 melee type
- level with obstacles
- humans should scream

Things I did good:
- The game is actually working!
- planning was good (cooked food before etc.)
- I was focused like a Laser
- sound was okay
- code is shit but at least it works

Things that I did not good:
- The game looks like a turd.
- Pls don't look at my source code... just don't...
- Music. Seriously no idea how to music. I used pulseboy as a makeshift tool.

Will I participate again?
-Yea this was pretty amazing, I will be back with a prettier turd next time!

Will I continue to work on the game?
- I will probably implement the remaining features.
- I will definitely replace the background. OMG did you see that? What happened there? It looks like a retard built a street in vomitland.


Downloads and Links




lowercaserho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:56am

Actually a pretty fun little game. The two features that I would most like to see woulld be the ability to fire in non-cardinal directions, and a scoring system.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:29pm

Congratulations on completing your first Dare (and your first game)! One thing I would suggest, is that if you want to use a four directional shooting system, you should map it to the keyboard, rather than the mouse (like Binding of Isaac does, for example).

Good luck for your future games!

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:33pm

This game was pretty awesome! I felt like the art for the monster was a bit lacking though. Also as lowercaserho said, being able to shoot in non-cardinal directions would be really helpful :D Overall, great entry!

ksanochka says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Graphics are a little bit incompatible but still funny game tho

BSODDevTeam says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Pretty fun, man!

congusbongus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:13pm

I love the crunchy sounds when you eat things! The gameplay is pretty interesting too.

Mister_Melon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:17pm

I quite liked this game, it had interesting gameplay and was unique, I found myself finding it easy at the start but as I progressed it actually got quite hard and made it a lot more fun, it suited the theme perfectly, you shouldn't be too hard on your self with the graphics they're actually quite nice in a cute way (but obviously could be improved), I really liked the sound effects and the soundtrack was quite nice too, it was actually quite funny (especially the cats) and the mood was fine. Good game overall, well done.

wavertron says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Kinda fun, little odd at first. Your bullets and enemy bullets colliding was good, made it harder to shoot the tanks. The graphics arent too bad. A little more time on monster would have helped, since its on screen at all times and being controlled by the user. But overall, fun little game. Congrats on your first LD entry.

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Fun little game, audio isn't bad but a volume slider could have been useful

Tuism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Well done on your first game!

It's weird that you can only shoot in the cardinal directions and nothing in between - especially when the enemies can.

I'm not sure you needed a button to eat - is there any reason to conserving people/cats? Do they keep spawning? I didn't feel like I ran out of them at all. So needing a button to pickup seems superfluous.

tMalicet says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:18pm

It's a bit hard to click and cats and humans. But it's fun.

qkerguelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:38pm

It was fun to play but not perfect. But it's normal for your first game. You should finish more games in your spare time. It will really improve your skills and I'm sure your next LD entry will be a masterpiece ;)

Mr. Jif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:27pm

Congrats on your first game and LD! It's a huge accomplishment. Enjoyed your game, although I would suggest allowing the player to shoot in any direction instead of just the 4 cardinal directions (or use the keyboard, with the mouse it didn't make sense)

bytegrove says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Pretty fun little game! Nice work on getting some camera shaking in there, it's a really nice touch. I had problems to fire the fireball, I only managed to do it three times.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:42pm

Nice concept. With better graphics and audio, it might give a real good game!

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Good first game! It was pretty fun, so Keep up the good work.

chrissou says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:06pm

Nice but the aim aiming is really hard to cope with.
graphics of ennemies are nice

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:06pm

Funny game! I would like I could shoot on the bias, that was a bit anoying for me. In overall cool game.

dpisarcik says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:10pm

Very, very fun game! The gameplay reminds me of an old NES game called Jackal. I love that I can stay alive by eating people and cats. Brilliant touch!

ZYXer says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Well it seems that being focused like a laser payed off! Quite fun game to play.

It would be nice if one could shoot in all directions, not only up/down/left/right.

Don't be too hard on your self about the graphics and the sound. There are decent, I've seen far far worse.

scriptorum says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Really well done for a first game! I liked the difficulty progression. I thought it was odd that you could only shoot at right angles and that if you moved your shots disappeared. Nice job.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:47pm

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.

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