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

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Hue and Cry

by Jezz0r - Compo Entry

Here is my first ever LD entry: Hue and Cry.

An action and puzzle platformer, with dark themes. Children may not understand it, and non-British people might not get some of the references.

Away on holiday for a week now, post mortem when I get back.
If people really like it I will make Linux and Mac versions when I return (please comment asking for this).

Twitter: @perturbgames

Note that the .exe will probably give you warnings, if you can't get past them try the installer instead.

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Elenesski says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:52am

I wasn't able to start the EXE on windows 8.1 pro. Could have been security related; not sure. Ran the installer, that worked fine.

Wasn't sure how well it fit the theme.

Piotrek says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:57am

Nice game.
Some levels were too difficult, but I enjoyed playing.
Music sounds nice too.

uthamon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:58am

Beautiful and atmospheric. I dig the idea for the theme and this 4th wall breaking, gamemechanics twist.

Demy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:01am

hehe, not bad. I like the graphics and the humor.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:45am

Very nice interpretation of the theme.

sydream says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:52am

Nice work on graphics / audio and the overall mood. The weather effects are very nice. However there is some unbalance as at time it is very difficult to avoid the enemy. Theme wise, other than the reference that the player is a murderer there isn't much else going on. Perhaps you spent a lot of time on arts/audio rather than gameplay.

scorched says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04am

Reminds me of Titus the Fox, I really missed throwing objects :-D
The level with long bush at beginning shouldn't start so instant in action. I'd add some meters before "QTE" start :-)

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:05am

Nice and simple. I like the grpahics. If you keep working on the game,try to make it less difficult somethimes ;)

Kubees says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:05am

Nice game! I like graphic and audio, also it has great deadly mood. It is pretty hard. Great game!

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:25am

Could not make it past the level with the trash dumpster. I guess you're supposed to move it to be able to jump the gap, but how?

Also, it is annoying that you stop in mid-air when you jump...

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:10am


Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:28am


That stage in the middle, with the two guys and the bin was really difficult. Once I passed that the rest of the game was really easy.

goost says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:49pm

It was fun, but the theme kinda promised more.
I wanted to what had happened.
Maybe I just missed something?

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

The ending was expected(given the theme), but still kind of works. Aside from difficulty(level design), I would suggest to try to sync animation and movement speed it almost seems like the character is surfing through.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:18am

Awesome mood. some levels you died without warning. the weather and graphics were great.

Dizzly says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:18pm

AHAH Nice ending!!! Nailed the theme very well!!!

Reyn says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Very well done. Besides mine this is the only game that I found that you are a monster because of something you'v done.

pnkthrepwood says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:12pm

Nice fun game!

Some levels are insanely difficult.

Loved the graphics!

mattthehoopy says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:58pm

Nice. Dark, definitely. Well executed too.

Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:28pm

Excellent graphics, and high quality music. I found the ending a little questionable though. Since when was other people running off cliffs or shooting each other considered murder?

Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:41pm

Really nice for a compo entry Oo
The last levels were a bit annoying due to the almost instant death. Apart from that really solid puzzle platforming!

Keep up the good work!

fedmich says ...
Dec 9, 2016 @ 2:46pm

Good job Jezz, this game is really annoying/challenging to finish :D

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