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

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Halloween Maskness

by JoseArias - Jam Entry

——— Description ———

Max is not a popular kid.
His costume sucks.

Luckily, three magic masks have come to the rescue.
Now, he will be the monster.

——— How to Play ———
We recommend "Fantastic" graphics settings and 16:9 resolution

Keep pressed to put on a mask:

A - Werewolf (Moon)
S - Mummy (Egyptian Eye)
D - Vampire (Bats)

Left Arrow - Scare left window
Right Arrow - Scare right window

Use the masks to scare the left and right windows of the houses in the neighborhood. Keep A, S, or D pressed to put on a different mask depending on the events in the sky, and press Left or Right to scare either window.

For example: to scare the Left Window with the Werewolf, keep A pressed and press Left Arrow.

——— Post-Jam ———
- Fixed a bug that causes the Scare bar going down too quickly
- "How to play" window included ingame.
- New Level 3 mechanics (easier but tricky)
- New start and end level animations.
- UI improvements

——— Known Issues ———


——— Credits ———

- José Arias Fernández: programming, effects.
- Miguel Arias Fernández (@tuercadevuelta): artwork.
- Antonio Rico Díez (@tonidero): programming.
- Antonio Bustamante Mirayo (@abustamante): artwork, programming.

——— Sound licensing ———

Halloween Special Theme - by DanteAxeProduction,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Wolf Howl Sound - Public Domain.

Zombie Moan - by Mike Koenig,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Chuckle Sound - by Mike Koenig,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Jab Sound - by Mike Koenig,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Bone Crushing - by Mike Koenig,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Evil Laugh Male Sound - Public Domain.

Scary Scream Sound - by rutgermuller,, Sampling Plus 1.0.

Female Short Laugh - by famed,, Creative Commons 3.0.

Downloads and Links




TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Loved this game. Loved the art style, the audio, the concept and the game play. If I had one criticism it would be that it needs a way of measuring your progress through the levels and/or a record of how far you got in the game.

Friday says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Real fun game! It took a while for me to get the mechanics, but once i had nailed them, it was great. Gotta say though, the 3rd house got really hard all of a sudden. Graphics are good, sounds are very good and the mood is there! Well done :D

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Love the artstyle. Max has a deep laugh for a kid :)

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:17am

graphics were great

Saphyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:18am

I didn't have a lot of fun, but I think it is quite innovative.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53am

Great visuals. The concept was also quite interesting.

shiroookami says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:53am

Amazing game! Very fun to play and smooth as well. Keep up the good work.

Lissar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:54am

I loved the visual style. I never managed to scare anyone though, despite my best efforts! I guess I don't have it in me.

JoseArias says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:04am

Hi Lissar! It's a bit difficult to learn, but when you do it two times, you realize that is very easy!! (We did'nt have time for the tutorial!). The easiest way to learn is by pressing both arrow and A-S-D letter at the same time.

Demetz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:07am

Graphics are really good! loved the music as well.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:08am

Excellent use of the theme! I think it would be great if the player was given more feedback from the house when they did a successful scare, but the overall mood is fantastic.

handkor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:30am

This is a great game, good job. Very fitting music

Shugor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:58am

Good fun, although it took me way longer than it should have to figure out what im supposed to be doing. The art is great, and i had a good time playing.

benmcnelly says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:10am

Great idea and graphics!

aprotasenya says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:59am

This is good! It creates the mood with it's music, sfx sounds, graphics and the (a bit) frantic action. I liked it a lot.
The only thing: I may be quick enough to push the needed buttons when symbols in the sky and the windows show for only a second, but the animations and sounds are not the fast. I liked them, but they are too slow to be the audio/visual feedback for such a quick gameplay, IMHO.
What I also liked in the mechanics is how the appearing symbols/events are distributed on the screen like their respective buttons on the keyboard. Catching this helps to be fast enough.

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:42am

Graphics were cute. It's definitely on theme. Good job :D

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:44am

Very pretty game with a silly story. Great job!

Split82 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:49am

Excellent! Love it!

theBobcatte says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:54pm

The art was really great! The timing seemed a bit too tough to feel fair, but it was a good take on the theme and a nice change from killing stuff as a monster :)

architect404 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:11pm

really lovely art and an original concept, though it gets quite fast and tricky after a couple of houses. nice work!

bombjack says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:47pm

very original game play. quite fun. nice graphics :)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:02am

I really liked the game the art, music, and gameplay all worked well together. The game mechanic was fresh and creative. I especially like how you had the sky events map out with the A, S, D keys in their position in the sky.

rotpar says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:05am

Fun game! The art is really good and the concept is interesting.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:09am

Art style is incredible, that intro. Took me a couple of failed tries to get the mechanics but then was pretty fun.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:48am

great graphics, and great idea, i really enjoy it. good job

ruerob says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:56am

Great game! Nice graphics and animations and the mask thing is really great. reminds me a bit of majoras mask! very funny. got it to the third house.

Shaw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:57am

Graphics, audio and idea are all brilliant, took a little while to get the hang of it but fantastic idea and really well polished. Excellent job.

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:32am

I liked the direction this game was going. I liked you showed how this person became the monster that he is, which is something very unique to this competition. Also, the art style is very nice I definitely see where a majority of your guy's time was spent just looking at the game alone. However, the one problem that I do have with this game is that it's very hard! It seemed that scare meter drained far too quickly as every progress I made with a scare was pretty much gone instantly. Which actually kind of made the game too inaccessible for me. Sorry if I sound harsh, I jst want to love this game so badly, hopefully you'll fix the difficulty in a post-ld version. 3/5.

jordinuco says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:06am

Art, animations and sound are great. Simple gameplay but very effective. Great job!

peterthehe says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:06am

Cool concept, nice graphics.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:13am

Very polished artwork. Nice mood with the sounds!

This seems like it could be made into a decent mobile game if you found a way to use touch controls. :)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:21am

Great presentation all round - Took me a while to get the idea and then longer to get my co-ordination down.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:54am

Great complete game. Love the art, audio, gameplay was pretty simple and good but the difficulty rises too high for me.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Great Idea, and I loved the artstyle.

Caracole says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:12pm

Great interpretation of the theme. Good job overall, well done :)

Otrora Games says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Great art style and presentation. Also good idea

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:00pm

The graphics and the audio are really great! The concept is good and original. I reach the second house but it's incredibly difficult. You made a very good job!

mantis says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Cool game, brilliant art!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:25pm

Nice graphics and simple good gameplay!

superpatch says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Nice idea for the theme, graphic is nice. It's a bit hard to get the right timing, good entry though.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:57pm

Nice game!
By the way, i found a bug if i go fullscreen the scare bar drop very fast and it makes impossible to win.

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:55pm

The aesthetics of this game are fantastic. I love the art style and the music is fun. The idea is very original as well. Nice work!

HThomson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:08pm

You got the art, music and mood down, they're all fantastic. Gameplay got a little repetitive though.

Lane says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Painfully hard on the 3rd level, but a very cool little game! Enjoyed playing it. Polished up nicely!

Kuchalu says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Really impressed with the graphics.

jofra says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:07pm

DAMN this is hard X) nice job
loved the graphics! and the mood

boardtobits says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Wow, that second level got a lot harder. It's funny, the mechanics took a minute for me to grasp, but once I got them, the positioning of the cues was very sensible to the keys you needed to hit. Well done! And the art was fantastic.

ReddogStone says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:19pm

I like the graphics and the game machanics. Though, it get's too hard soon and a bit repetitive.

madmaw says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:58pm

Such a beautiful game

killersnoofie says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:09am

amazing game , with great graphics

CtrlAltTea says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:44am

Cool concept and great art! Sometimes the kid would get shy and refuse to move, but otherwise I really liked it!

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:55am

Nice concept and cute art! It's a innovative game. Congrats

cambrian_era says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:27am

Graphics and music were great, really liked the concept.

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