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

Back to Browse Entries

Fire Fight

by Xitavos - Jam Entry

One day after work you come home to find your house on fire and your wife dead. You decide to take your anger out on the city Fire Service, gathering fire crystals and transforming into an angry red monster.

- WASD to move
- Left Ctrl to shoot fireball
- Left and right arrow keys to punch
- Destroy the objects on the footpath for extra fire
- Get to 50 fire to enrage and transform into a monster that does twice as much damage

There is an intro, a main level and a boss level.

Created by:
- Paul Jones (Programming) -
- Logan Krippner (Programming)
- Craig Barnes (Music) -
- Shawn Yang (Art)

Post Mortem is here:

Listen to the soundtrack here:

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:23pm

The boss fight is trivially easy-- I don't think I took a single hit. Turning into a demon was kind of underwhelming because the bar depleted too quickly. But the game is actually pretty funny, and the music is hilarious.

Patomkin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:54am

The comics were absolutely great :)

JakeL168 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:09am

There's no challenge. I can just stop moving and hit the firefighters and... Art was good tho.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:20am

Pretty good! But sometimes I wasn't punching or shooting fireballs and it wasn't clear why. But the basic gameplay is good and I loved the graphics!

rotpar says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:23am

Good! The controls were a bit wonky but still fun.

Boehrsi says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:25am

Nice idea and looks quite polished. Good job.

Novaki says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:40am

Great art and music!:)

RobotMeal says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:57am

Strong submission! Fun beat-em-up with great audio and graphics.

sgehlich says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:44pm

The game crashed after a couple of seconds and I had to restart and watch the comics (which are great btw) again. Then it crashed again :( Stacktrace:

FistBumpGames says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:25pm

i got an exception on killing the kittens D: pretty good though

Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Good entry, loved the graphics and music

BlackQuiltro says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:03pm

I liked the graphics and music a lot (the intro is fantastic!)
Had fun, but it was on the easy side for me. The punching controls needed some more polish.
Good job!

iapc says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:05pm

That music :)

shawn42 says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:29pm

In no other game have I been able to fight with boxes of puppies and kittens. You win. :D

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]