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

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Shadow of the Monster

by jaksa76 - Compo Entry

Shadow of the Monster is a tribute to Shadow of the Beast. You have been turned into a monster by the evil wizard and your goal is to reach the wizard through the portals scattered across this strange world and devour his army of monsters.

WASD, or arrows to move (down doesn't do anything)
SPACE (or up) to jump

The game has 6 levels. The first 4 are for learning the mechanics, the 5th and the 6th are a bit more difficult.

It is my first attempt to make a game for Ludum Dare and one of my first attempts to make a game. I have used Unreal Engine 4 with Blueprints, GIMP, Audacity, BFXR, Korg IS40 keyboards and a Samsung Galaxy S2 to take pictures. I'm quite happy that I managed to finish the game and the result is better than I expected.

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Arnage says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Aren't the monsters you are eating also innocent people that were turned into monsters? Wouldn't that make you just as evil as the wizard for killing them? :P

Btw. It's quite easy to jump out of the left side of the world in level 3, which causes you to fall endlessly.

jaksa76 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Ehm... I guess you're right, but then again it's not that you have to be the good guy. :-)

Thanks for the hint. I noticed that just after I submitted. Also I forgot to build the lighting. :-)

Thalikoth says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Nice usage of lightning and fun level design.

DoggyDog says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:02am

Awesome atmosphere! Great use of lights.

chuckeles says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:17am

Pretty cool game, I like the aesthetics. Solid game mechanics. Nice entry.

charliecarlo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Pretty neat, reminds me of Agario.

I got an error in every level about the lighting being "built", but I see you already know that.

Legulysse says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Really hard to finish ! But really cool entry

jaksa76 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:04pm

Thanks. I wish I had more levels. I have left the level making for the last few hours, but then I realized I had a bug with the eating logic. That leaves me with 4 "tutorial" levels and only 2 challenging ones.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:18am

I think the mood was spot on for this. Unreal brings a lot to the table with lighting and overall feel. I think the jumping could have been tighter - but maybe I just home in on those darn spikes!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:26am

Good job for your first try. Keep up the good work!

nicotuason says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:43am

Beautiful backdrop and interesting mechanics! The particle and lighting effects look really good. I lol'd at the "this monster is red" text... haha good way to fix a potential issue!

valid4life says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Nom nom nom nom. I like the mechanical aspect of the game. Caught me off guard the first time!

Boehrsi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:48pm

Really nice, the atmosphere was great and the different mechanics works quite nice.

Gamepopper says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Really like the graphics, the smoke effect is also really neat!

Halleflux says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:52am

The graphics are good, and the gameplay has a solid foundation.
One issue is that the gameplay actually got annoying to the point where I quit, I think it was level 6. There was this one spot, and I had no idea how to get past it.
Also, I would recommend you do something with the lights/particles on the creatures to make the colors more clear. If you have to have text saying what color an enemy is, you've done something wrong =\
All in all, though, it's a good game. Well done!

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