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

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by kvanderlaag - Jam Entry

Made in Unity 5 Personal Edition. All assets created during the jam timeframe.
Programming: Keegan van der Laag (Sorry.)
Graphics: Andrew Stewart
Music/Sound: Christopher Tammik

The original goal was to have the player control a tiny, cute ball of fluff that jumped around eating bugs and worms and snails and things (which you can sort of see), and to have eating things result in the player growing larger (and more menacing) until they could eat mammals and people and things.

Art created using pencils, a scanner, and Game Maker Studio's sprite tools, exported as PNGs.

Music created using Ableton Live, sound effects created in Reaper. Sound and music integration in Unity using FMOD Studio.

Developed (badly) in Unity 5.

Downloads and Links




hoqjed says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:22am

This game should REALLY be getting more attention. I understand it's not finished and most of the game wasn't implemented but what IS here is really nice. Remember to play and rate other games, I know it can be discouraging when a project doesn't pan out as expected but to me this is still a really solid entry.

I absolutely love the art haha. It's freaking adorable, and it's incredibly consistent. EVERYTHING is drawn in that style, even the health bar. Wow. I even like the roughness where you can see some of the parts that were erased haha, it's just brilliant.

It seems like the programmer had their hands full but what's in here is still very good. The movement is nice and has some subtleties to it. The platforming is decent and at the very least handled collisions and whatnot well. The jumping felt perhaps a bit over exaggerated but works nicely with the block sizes.

Last but not least the audio work was also on par with everything else. Nice little jumping and "hurt" sounds give extra impact to actions and the background track is cheery and matches with the tone of the art.

I dunno, maybe the animations and stuff just really make this thing for me but everything has a nice feel to it and makes me smile. I would gladly return back and play and give additional feedback on a post-jam version if that became a thing.

Also consider creating a Unity webplayer version, I've noticed other people are also still uploading webplayer versions even though it won't be compatible with chrome soon and they're working fine on my end.

- Dylan

DanteDouglas says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:43am

Loved the art! Always really great to see some handdrawn art for a jam. Also, the music was perfect! A little dorky, a little bumpin. Big fan. Awesome work, even if unfinished!

tweedle says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:52am

The choice of art style in this game is refreshing and enjoyable. The fact that it was all drawn and imported using a scanner is amazing .Music and animations were good too.
I didn't really feel like the theme was accurately portrayed here, and I couldn't figure out how to get past the end. That could just be my lack of ability showing.
Good stuff!

Teesquared says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:54am

Nice pencil graphics and animation. Tough game but fun. Music is great too. Good job.

cowboycolor says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:32am

Love it when people hand draw stuff! I enjoyed this good work.

ponk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:03pm

Pretty nice drawings !

I had difficulties to download the game, the link leads to broken zip ?
I could play it by cloning the github repo. Here :

Cool entry, keep it up !

Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:22am

This looked really interesting, but the link went to a source page which was all html. I am not sure if the link is bad or the zip file got blown away. But I couldn't play on my mac.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Haha, love that style!

okmmjyygv says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Wow! What a lovely style!

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