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

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Monster Free

by Realize2D - Compo Entry

Help the Monster to eat all the skiers that throw garbage over the snow park.

I decided to go with a really simple but nostalgic idea.
Who got the reference?

For my first Ludum Dare I am happy to have finished it.

The web version is bugged (specially the skiier movement), if you can please try the Windows version.

Tools used
Game Engine: Unity
Programming Language: C#
Graphics: GIMP and piskelapp
Sounds: bxfr, Audacity and abundant-music

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mortus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:42pm

I really liked the idea the moment I've first seen that screenshot! And peaceful music somehow adds to the experience, it's so casual for you as a monster to catch and eat skiers after all. :D

The way people move is bugged though, I guess. For me they were always going in a straight line and animation is weird. (probably changing the movement direction constantly)

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Fun little twist. I went down on my first go, out of habbit I guess. Then I realised, I'm not skying, I can go up as well!

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:03am

fun game, made funny by spasming skiiers

conrad123 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:12am

The music seems happy, but the gameplay is not...

inurashii says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:19am

adorable XD This may be my favorite take on this year's theme that I've seen yet.

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:28am

Fun idea! It's very.... relaxing...? kkkk The movement of the skiers are wierd though... Maybe trying to find a path without trees, or just reandom?

Hegback says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:30am

Nice concept, and great animation.
Music sounds great, but doesn't seem like fitting into the game.

markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:45am

I liked it it was pretty good.

hijomo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:41am

This is the game I wanted to play, great job.

daveh says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:44am

Eating skiers was fun. I really liked the animations for eating and falling on the bananas and stones. At first I thought there was no way I'd trip on a banana or walk in to a stone, but the skiers dodge so quickly that it's easy to be fooled in to losing a life.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:46am

Thank you all for your feedback. As it's my first jam I was expecting some bad critics but I'm really happy people enjoyed it :D
Unfortunately the web version bugged the skiier movement sometimes, I am trying to figure this out and maybe release a post-compo version.

amortus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Amazing! I love this skifree inverse.

mboaj says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:16pm

I love when it eats the skier :)

Andrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:25pm

That crunching sounds makes it all so rewarding.

wesley werner says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:45pm

I have waited years for this remake! What a genius homage. Gameplay is easy yet addictive. I traveled far up north hoping to reach the top of the ski resort -- my search continues :D

cowboycolor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:50pm

Probably the most witty role reversal entry I've seen so far!

Donutttt says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Ha the shoe is on the other foot! Love it! A classic reborn!

saucygames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:51am

cool twist to a classic, gg

Gil4 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:21am

One of those concepts that may seem too simple, but turn out to be enjoyable when you start playing anyways, nice job.

peecestudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:07am

Great game! the only thing i had i problem with (Using web) was the skiers were just moving rapidly side to side and that they could go through trees other than that pretty good!

randoman says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:47pm

That was a great idea XD
The monster could be a little more faster, but still is pretty fun to play!

Druid says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:53pm

Simple but still pretty addicting! Solid entry! 5 for Theme and Humor!

shawn42 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:12am

I love the trip animation over the rock. Fun game, nice work.

RougeRogue says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:16pm

Music was great and so were the graphics (although I would've liked animations for walking left, right, and up). Gameplay was a bit bland but I wouldn't say it was boring. One thing I feel the need to point out is the skiers spazzing out for some reason but they functioned properly so it wasn't game breaking.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:04am

Fairly basic, very soothing in a kind of odd way.

OnlySlightly says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:10am

Loved the Foley audio! I wish I could have some of that cereal. Listening to him eat heads made me hungry. Really cool concept. It was fun finally getting to be the monster in ski free after being defeated by him so many times as a child. Great game!

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Nice music. ^^

handkor says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:55am

Awesome idea, very nostalgic.

Flaid says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 5:05pm

This is great! My absolute favorite part was the animation of the monster tripping over a rock or a banana.

This is the second game I've played where this is the concept (Ski-Free in reverse), but I think I like this one better. I really appreciated everything more because this is a compo entry, so I know that you made everything from scratch.

It is easy enough to just dive right in, but challenging enough to keep you wanting to play more.

Well done!

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