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

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by BeamKirby - Compo Entry

In ancient Greek legends, there lived a horrible being known as the Minotaur.
The Minotaur was the pet of King Minos and lived in a labyrinth on the island of Crete. In order to stop the Minoans from attacking, the Athenians had to sacrifice their children in order to keep King Minos' army at bay.

You play as the Minotaur, and your goal is to kill all the sacrifices given by the Athenians. But be careful, as they can fight back!

Can you survive against the rage of the sacrificed humans?

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Wontonz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Slaying those kids was incredibly satisfying and the hunt was pretty cool. I kinda feel like it would be nice to have a "scent" so you can see the general direction of the nearest kid as it was a bit frustrating trying to figure out which part of the map they were with the slow movement speed.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:59pm

it was well executed, and fairly polished for 48 hours.

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

Great job on the game! A couple points of criticism:
- The walking sound was a bit loud for how repetitive it is
- There should be a way to find the kids without haveing to resort to wandering through the maze, especially considering
- You move a bit too slowly. Going down a dead end is super frusterating when it takes you a minute to backtrack

Gil4 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:04am

Solid entry, really pleasant gameplay.

granut100 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:22am

Nice game! Using my axe to kill those humans was fun.

Eingya says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:42am

The game is simple but fun. Well done! :D

Only thing is probably the "start screen" which doesn't look great and can be a bit of a turn off from downloading the game. But I understand that in 48 hours there's not really lot of time to polish the start screen :p

peecestudios says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:47am


Semi-Difficult to find people

I liked it, but being able to smell/hear people would be fun. For example: have footprints following each person that fade over time. Kinda like Gmod-Murder

lowercaserho says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:02am

Cool idea, but I never felt like I was the minotaur. It was just ike I was some other sucker in a maze. I'd have loved this if I'd been able to know the full layout, use secret passages that were off-limits to the humans, hunt by scent, etc. Good concept, good fit to the theme, and smoothly executed, though.

daveh says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:21am

I made it to wave 9. It had a good difficulty ramp. The axe felt powerful as I lopped off their heads. ;-)

Qaterknan says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:27pm

I got lost in my own labyrinth! :-) After a few waves I could navigate through the maze fairly easily though. I like the difficulty curve - as soon as I got to know the labyrinth new, tougher enemies came... Good job on balancing!

LastLeaf says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:16am

Fun. Simple and great gameplay with increasing difficulty and different enemies.

Lacaranian says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:38am

Simple, but good use of light/darkness (must have been fun to map that out). Very cat and mousey. Good to see another GIMP user - it's solid program once you get used to it!

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:45am

I think this is nice but it needs random generation and @Wontonz's scent idea.

AlexSet says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:55pm

Very good! Neat idea and goes well with the theme, the head chopping feels good too :D though its pacing, especially at the first few waves where enemies where few, I found it a bit slow, navigating the darkness and all.

reiknight says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Nice shadows. Nice gore game :P good work

Louspirit says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:55pm

The controls and light effects were pleasant. But I was annoyed searching for pray walking for minutes in the labyrinth.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:00pm

The gameplay is pretty slow, so it's not too satisfying to play.
Gore is well *executed* B3

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 8:26pm

I couldn't play the game, as I don't have Windows.

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