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

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First Day At The Job - A Monsters Story

by Meursault - Jam Entry

"First Day At The Job - A Monsters Story" is a point and click adventure. You play a monster that has a new job: to scare small kids. You try to make his first day at this job successful.

Information on how to play you will find in the game. I suggest to try out different item combinations.

The game has three major issues:
- no pathfinding for the monster, you have to walk manually around objects
- and you can pick up items without being near them (so walking is acutally not required)
- no sounds

Despite that I wanted to submit it because its the first game I ever finished and my first Ludum Dare.

I used: Unity 5, C#, Visual Studio 2015, Pyxel Edit.

If you have questions or anything: @storymechanik on twitter.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness54%
#213Humor(Jam)3.44
#418Theme(Jam)3.59
#696Mood(Jam)2.88
#718Fun(Jam)2.81
#786Overall(Jam)2.93
#823Graphics(Jam)2.74
#864Innovation(Jam)2.54

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:09pm

Funny and nice

Perkovec says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:21pm

Unfortunately couldn't take the oblects and put them into inventary. Nice idea though!

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Awesome and Funny... That sheep is damn cute!

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Cool game :)

Reccy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:27am

Funny little game, the pixel art is quite good too

Razoric says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:46pm

The game is hilarious. Great job!

Tortoise says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Hehe I was the scariest monster: A teacher
Wish there was audio though, would have made it much better!

icedvariables says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Quirky but fun. Like the pixel art.

Darius says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Funny game !

Coac says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:55pm

Haha makes me a little nostalgic to point and click games !
It's very fun, well done

zatyka says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:36am

I think I figured out all the combinations. I like the premise, and have a soft spot for point and click adventures. There's plenty that could be improved upon, but I still enjoyed playing. Congrats on your first LD. Hope to see you again.

n8b says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:50pm

Try with unity, can't take the object.

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:23pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

DrZanuff says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:42pm

Cool game. You could put more actions. I finished with the three main scare options.

Meursault says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:01pm

Thank you all for the nice words. It means a lot to me. I learned a lot during development and know about all the weaknesses. The game is clearly missing content because i was struggeling with some other parts of development. But every single positive word here in the comments gave me motivation for continuing game development. Thank you!

UekiShurei says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:09pm

Reminds me of a particular Flash game where each thing you do produces an ending. It also gives the monster a goofy twist, so congrats!

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