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

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The fairytale hijacker

by RoboNebula - Jam Entry

The RoboNebula entry for LD33 you are the monster: The fairytale hijacker. A man who hates the happy endings in fairytales builds a machine to become the fairytale bad guys! Its your task to give the fairytales bad endings! Can you do it? Can you change the fairytale? Throughout this pixelated adventure through the story of Little red riding hood you, the scary wolf must eat little red riding hood and her grandmother and slay the hunter!

We originally planned to have at least 2 fairytales, but we could only complete one in time and we didn't have the time to put music in the game either.


left/right arrow keys or A/D keys to go left/right
E to interact or block.

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:12pm

10/10 would eat grandma again

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Love the pixel art! I did not know how to find Red at first, but figured that out soon enough. Perhaps the game can hint the player a bit in this regard.

Silverfyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Stuck at telephone booth...

RoboNebula says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:44pm

thanks a lot HiVe interactive and wesley werner!

RoboNebula says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:46pm

The telephone booth (Tardis) is a blockade, you can't walk past it. You'll have to go to the other side.

Team Luminous says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:55am

I just love fairytales with bad endings! Also, graphics look cool. Winning was way too easy though, I would've liked a little more challenge.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:38pm

He he he. A great pixel art game with simple and fun gameplay. The sound is a bit weird in dialogues but the rest is ok. The combat was really fun ;-)

ToloaGames says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Bonus Point for the Tardis!

Lukbebalduke says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:03pm

Good graphics and gameplay. I loved the art style but I missed a music, that would increase a lot the immersion.
Overall, good entry =)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:41pm

10/10 I would play it again (an maybe an extended version!)
I love your idea! Is GREAT!
Well done graphic, funny mixed gameplay!
You did great! One of the best!

RoboNebula says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Thanks to everyone for the feedback and good response!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Wow! A huge potencial here! The pixel art is very good and gameplay is funny! The mechanics puzzles are simple and cause a nostalgic feeling. The dialogue sound is a litle bit agressive, but kind funny too. You should do more levels with different tales! Congrats!

Boberro says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Loved the art, but that Tardis is from another fairy tale, iirc.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:30am

Fun little game - extra points for the Tardis!

TheZiggy says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Really cool idea. It's a shame you weren't able to get more levels. Would love to see a post-ld version with more levels (and maybe some music!)

bodsey says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Too muck walking :/ but very interesting idea, too bad you didn't have time to make a second one

Obvious_San says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:22pm

What an awesome idea :) Well designed "Tentacle Game" ; )
Great gfx and pacing. I think the Soundtrack could be a bit more "evil" and not that friendly but that is my only critic :)

Obvious_San says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Uh.. Wrong post, managed to confuse the tabs. .. ^^ Corrected Rating. I like your game, lauged a lot when I saw the Tardis :D Good job! Only the SFX when someone is talking is a bit annoying. Otherwise really big in humor!

Zeriver says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Ha, pretty interesting concept and neat execution. Shame you didn't have time to make more "levels". I would love to see this game fleshed out with more fairy tales and more complex in game mechanics. Really fun game with neat art style.

General says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:45am

As many commenters before me said, TARDIS is Fantastic!
Be sure to expand your game, you have everything needed for it.

Please, check the video of me playing and commenting:
Your game is at 27:26

I still was unable to find the key :( As far as I remember from the original fairy tale, the entree just had to pull the rope - and the door would open.

Had fun fighting with the hunter :)

RoboNebula says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 5:26am

thanks, all of you who played and rated the game! it's a shame though that LD 33 ends happily in our case!

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