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

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The Letterpress Imp

by StaNov - Compo Entry

TLDR: Controls - arrows and spacebar


Every day, we can see typos and other little mistakes in newspapers and books. Who is responsible for them? And what would happen, if this guy has much more power and can make a really big information mess? Well, you can check that out in my game!


You are the Letterpress Imp and your quest is to do the most damage you can and get back home. You can achieve it by jumping over newspapers' paragraphs and swapping pieces of headlines. Imp is controlled by arrows and spacebar, as TLDR says. From windows application you have to quit by Alt+F4, sorry.


This entry includes:
* hand made graphics, yeeey!
* music in background, played on guitar and kazoo, yeeey!
* sung song in the end, yeeey!
* voiceacting and subtitles, yeeey!
* full 48hour footage of development (baby laugh and baby cry included, link below), yeeeeeeeeeeey!!!


Links:
* footage of development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbsmgAZ5m-s
* development log (in Czech): https://docs.google.com/document/d/14GhpQaBk8DclGzA_u1yS2MX6mERh1U_8l1vEbcpRveQ
* soundtrack: http://games.stanov.cz/ludum-dare-33/letterpress_imp_soundtrack.zip
* trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLfB4kONUUA
* sources on GitHub: https://github.com/StaNov/Ludum-Dare-33
* thumbnail and pause-screen: http://ludumdare.com/compo/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LD33-BG-by-TechnoWolf99.png
* my personal wiki (in Czech): http://www.stanov.cz
* my facebook fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/StaNovStandaNovak


Enjoy and leave feedback!


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=== I would be super-pleased if you catch your reaction of your first-playthrough of my game on YouTube and send me the link! ===
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Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#15Audio4.13
#24Humor4.10
#77Innovation3.77
#78Overall3.81
#95Mood3.68
#112Theme3.97
#256Fun3.34
#322Graphics3.36

Comments

DaleP says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:49am

Charming game! Even though it’s a fairly straightforward platformer, jumping on paragraphs to move words around is a clever concept that I haven’t seen before. Good storytelling.

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Very unique take on the them. Love the art and music, well done!

magenta says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:14am

Love the concept of both game design and folklore behind those "mysterious" typos! Wish he didn't skid around so much :}

Chris Olsen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:47am

I have no words. This was the most fun game I've played so far.

parDal says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:06am

Lovely cutscenes and story, your voice is very charming

The complete lack of challenge is a let down though.

In the end, a fun experience, it was the first game that made me laugh here at LD.

P.S.: You really should consider being an animator or an voice actor, it would be interesting to see your scene direction and/or voice with the collaboration of some Ludumdarians who made interesting gameplay mechanics but completely lacked of charisma and overall game feel.

iossif says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:58pm

that is a great entry! i will tell this story to my kids one day :)

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:26pm

really like the intro. Really funny and the background really plays well into the game itself. Graphics leave a little to be desired.

LeafThief says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:29pm

You had me laughing throughout the game and I absolutely loved loved LOVED the music!

Perfect!
(your art was hilarious :))

RobotMeal says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:05am

Graphics have a cool "children's storybook" quality to them. Gameplay is a little flat, but this is a good storytelling game with interesting humor.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:11am

Soundtrack is fantastic, thanks for posting a download link. Great stuff!

lonewookie says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:02pm

Honestly, I love everything about this. The actual platforming could use some tightening/polish, but the concept is great and the game is hilarious. Great job!

scorched says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Funny and sad at the same time, very lovely! Wish you did some extra polish on graphics!
P.S. Put this on Twitter :-)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Very, very cute game

BooleanByte says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Haha, I realy like this one, especially the idea of using a story. The playing part is a bit to easy, but the story part is kept me going trough the whole game.

garygreen says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:45pm

The storytelling, hand drawn images and sound effects/music were great. :-)

Sep 6, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Funny story, love the narration! I included it in part 19 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) http://youtu.be/bouSnGLQUcs

Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:09pm

wooooow! that's crazy! i love it! really creative! you have such a hard work with words there! good job
it was a cute little story too. the dubbing was also great!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:22pm

Wonderfully charming game! Great storytelling, the best for me so far. Loved the audio :) Graphics were simple but functional.
The idea of swapping words as a mechanic was very original but under-used as gameplay. Would love to see this idea expanded with more challenge.
Great work!

suppi says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:02pm

I loved the idea, the flow and the music. really fun to play! :D

I would have liked it if the mechanism for the word swapping was more engaging, where you actually had to read and understand the sentence and not just trying to control the imp.

MintArcade says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:28am

Fantastic game. Love the music and narration. Very innovative and creative use of theme. Obviously, no challenge, but this game is not about challenge - it's about story. Very nice!
P.S. Thanks for playing my game and yes, I really did make the music for the game.

Blobo says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Very nice story. the platforming could use some polish, but it's a very nice story.

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