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

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by intXparts - Jam Entry

Golem -- A grumpy rock golem disturbed by the noises from the humans living at the base of its mountain decides to charge down to restore peace & quiet. However, he must get through the ever treacherous and changing mountain landscape without breaking to pieces.

- A simple dodge the obstacles game

<Left Arrow> - Left
<Right Arrow> - Right
<Down Arrow> - Accelerate
<Up Arrow> - Decelerate
<Space> - Continue
<Escape> - Exit

+ wall bouncing physics
+ golem breaks to pieces slowly if it hits the wall
+ randomly generated obstacles/terrain
+ two game endings

Graphics Library: pygame 2.7
Language: python 2.7.10
IDE: pycharm
Sound: Audacity
Art: Gimp & Paint

Boulder Crashing -- Slammed two boxes of ramen noodles together
Boulder Rolling -- Rolled a can of vienna sausages across my table

This is the first game that I've written that wasn't a classic board game, but it was a blast creating it. I had several issues that absorbed a good portion of my time so I didn't get to add the polish I would have liked to the audio, visuals and some of the gameplay physics.

Downloads and Links




tigerrenko says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:36pm

i couldnt find files

intXparts says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:10pm

@tigerrenko -- whoops, thank you for letting me know! I used a url shortener and they appear to have disabled the links. I've updated them to just be the direct links. You should be able to access them now. =)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:55pm

I found the collision detection to be a bit off, and the rock would speed up and slow down without me doing anything. But the game was alright :)

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:42pm

5 for humour, that game is a nice joke. A little bit less painful next time, please

ponk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:51pm

It's cool for a first game ! I like the golem's face :)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:11pm

No mac port. Couldn't play. (sad panda) Looks like fun, though!

DarkBoulevard says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Nice idea! I liked it, but it was very hard! Good job!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Lol funny golem face! :D
I liked it, maybe a little too short, btw nice idea!

HotBoxGames says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:19pm

I like the idea, but I just found it way too hard to play with almost zero friction :(

The rock's face made me chuckle though ^_^

metalchouchen says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Cool for a first game :) May be you shouldn't show the gameover screen just at the same moment of the collision.

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:40pm

It is a good game, challenging and entertaining. I just miss music.

bossmojoman says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:04pm

Fun but short, could be made into an endless runner type game. Godd job

jofra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:08pm

The hit box seemed a little bit off for me :S
But a simple and cool entertaining mechanic for a first entry.
The golem have an awesome face X) aha

1y1e says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:58pm

First off, congratulations on finishing your first Ludum Dare! This has the potential to be a serviceable endless runner game given a bit more time, so now that you've had the practice your next LD will be even better I'm sure :)

I'm not sure the mechanics match the rest of the game - you're meant to be a big tough stone golem, but you break apart instantly as soon as you graze an obstacle. Having said that, I liked the sound effects and went back to listen to them again when I found out what the sources were.

Keep up the good work!

zeid says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:21am

Fun little endless run, a little more liberal hitboxes would be nice. I managed to get a victory after a number of failed attempts so that was satisfying.

freaknarf says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:28am

Cool idea, it could be nice especially on mobile I think. Game over was a bit radical, and sometimes i think collisions were not really fine, maybe with more precise collision masks (it feels like a square bigger than sprite) and some freeze (not to feel the game cheats with this) before the game over screen could make it more enjoyable and less frustrating :) i only managed to win when the level generated some clear way right until the end ahaha...

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