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

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Monstr (a dating website, but for monsters)

by plusultra - Jam Entry

One day you're at the bus stop, running late for work, when you lay eyes on the HOTTEST HOTTIE YOU'VE EVER SEEN.

You gotta track that person down and ask them on a date!! However, you're a monster, so you've gotta use MONSTR, the dating site specifically for monsters seeking other monsters.

Browse MONSTR for the monster of your dreams. Avoid scambots and meanies. Persuade someone to go on a date with you.

Made in Twine. Has incredible music containing audio of actual human sighs (unrequited love sighs). Runs in your browser.

Warning: due to art limitations, this version of the game has RANDOMIZED profile pictures. They're awesome but should not be used as clues to find the monster of your dreams.

This game is not appropriate for anyone not old enough to use an actual IRL dating site.

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Ratings

Coolness84%
#24Humor(Jam)4.21
#93Theme(Jam)4.07
#190Innovation(Jam)3.47
#218Mood(Jam)3.55
#408Audio(Jam)3.06
#420Overall(Jam)3.34
#555Fun(Jam)3.02
#774Graphics(Jam)2.83

Comments

SkullPixel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:19am

Wow? You should check that "not for kids" and "Possibly offensive" checkbox.

Still very funny with some of the monsters though! I love their profile descriptions!

Saphyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:17am

The idea is fun, but there's too much text to read. Anyway, the photos on MONSTR are hilarious :-)

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18am

Its quite funny and touching, although don't expect to be blowing things up when you play it.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:55am

I don't mind the long text. Good variety of dating profiles, as you note relevant profile images would take up a lot of time but add to the humor of the game. The canned Twine structure is subverted a little by having (what I assume) to be randomised profiles).

Come to think of it the mature or irreverent stuff is quite amusing. It is an adult monster site where everyone's looking for a one night stand, after all.

tullyhansen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09am

Was meant to be working, but clicked over to this and just couldn't stop my tentacles swiping right (or is it left? Or into the nether vortex?). Very nicely done, entertaining writing throughout. Though, I also found myself skimming monster profiles in the search for a suitable match…? So, A++ simulation, I guess!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:13am

Nice

flatgub says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:14am

That was hilarious and really well done!
Good job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:14am

The idea is interesting but the gameplay gets worn out real quick unfortunately. Good writings though, if you really have the patience to get thru it.

madmaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:07am

Pretty much sums up my life

hissssssssss says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:51pm

This was funny, and I was really impressed with how well you handled the randomly generated elements!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Cute game.

Yrr says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:15pm

Definitely one of the funnier entries I've played!

guoboism says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:12pm

Funny entry. But the dating session is too short. Ah, that is the life.

cbstegeman says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:10am

Definitely LOL'ed a few times. Really weird. The music is a perfect complement.

OkaDoka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:30am

Me and fiance are legitimately sitting here arguing over who to message. Great game!

CodeNMore says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:44am

Funny!

paracatgames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:12am

A really clever idea and well-executed! I think it could be great with a consistent art style for the profile pictures. Still, very enjoyable! :) I found the birch bookcase - what will happen?!

Rulrite says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:57am

A very funny game, and an interesting take on the theme! The writing was top-notch for a game made in three days.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:07pm

That was a cute and funny game. I found my missed connection.

David Yates says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:52pm

That was pretty funny. About halfway through the first playthrough I was starting to think that I wouldn't find the person I was looking for because online dating is a depressing mess of awful people/monsters, but then I did. So that was a happy ending.

Smartly put together, well-scoped for a jam like this and overall a very nice effort. If I have anything to complain about it's that the randomness of the pictures was a bit jarring and took me out of the game when, for example, there was a picture of Cthulhu next to "hotwhitecentaur" or something, but I do think they needed to be there, and I know it would have been next to impossible to get enough appropriate pictures in such a short space of time.

Nice work.

Galvesmash says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Great idea, liked the username! haha

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:36pm

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.

Lady Beardo says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:04pm

Excellent! So glad I found this-- I did a dating themed game too. It's

miotatsu says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 7:12am

if only finding a date were that easy ;.; 2real4me

Apostrophe says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:53pm

Interesting concept, though I started losing interest after several days of surfing through profiles looking for a description that fit the mystery date's hint.

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