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

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Cheats at Marathons by Not Breathing

by tc4mpbell - Compo Entry

Edward loves three things: Running. Blood. And Running. Can you balance the slowdown of attacking fellow racers with the boost their blood gives you?!? CAN YOU?!

Chase your fellow racers: As you run, your blood energy will decrease, forcing you to FEED ON YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS. Run up to them and press Space -- after feeding, sprint on, young vampire, sprint on.

Only one (long) question remains: Can YOU balance your blood levels, speed boosts, hunger, and feeding slowdowns well enough to win? Well, can you?

Arrows to run, Space to attack (close range).

8/25 Fixed in Firefox! Sorry about that, everyone :P.

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tayl1r says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:35am

Yay, I won. Nice game!

iossif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:43am

nice one :)

lubos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:48am

This is the most funny game I played yet! You just want to try again and again.

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:47pm

So simple but I kept playing even after getting first a few times. I found the game really well balanced.

Good job.

TLansdale says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Great concept, well executed. Nice one!

dusho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:53pm

nice one.. had to play several times..
that black font made some messages barely readable, though

ruthiepee says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:23pm

I love the title screen! It's fun, funny, and the gameplay is totally unique. Great job!

omaha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:36am

Very nice.

I was sad when I won, I didn't want it to be over :)

randoman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:21am

I really liked how you could keep it simple, with a well implemented mechanic. It's cool to play!

eLLectron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:52am

Really cool game, hard enough :)

Dejvo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:29pm

fun little game. and well executed!

AAGH Games says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:48pm

very nicely done no music but fun

10UpCrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Nice game, although a litte short. Did not work in Firefox (black screen after pressing space), had to use chrome.

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:52pm

Hm, on firefox the play area is off the screen, I can see the very bottom of it when I start and then the play area is just black.

tc4mpbell says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:05am

Thanks for the Firefox test, guys, my fault for not checking -- fixed now!

uvwar says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Finally managed to get first. Make it as long as a real marathon with some werewolf competition and it'll be perfect.

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:22am

Funny idea! Also, simple, yet pretty interesting game mechanic with the blood/speed balancing. Well done!

01010111 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Awesome job! I love all the little details you added to the text.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Fun game trying to balance pausing to eating people with having more energy to go faster. I also enjoyed the text mentioning what place you're in although it was blurry at times. Really good work.

bombjack says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:30am

original idea. I liked the speed up you gain by biting the opponents.

Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:22pm

Fun game with nice addition to the runner of balancing your blood energy. Liked the animations of when you catch another runner but did have issues in my Chrome browser where when I clicked space the browser would go down the page and I'd have to move it back up to the game.

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