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

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"The Monster" - Barbarian Extraordinaire

by watupdb - Compo Entry

You play as "The Monster" - An Extraordinary Barbarian famous for his lack of morals. Hired by a noble, you've been hired to destroy the Throne of Kings as a symbol of your employers far reaching powers.

Go through 5 levels and become the all-destroying Monster you were always meant to be.


WASD movement
Mouse aim
Mouse 1 to attack
Mouse 2 to throw axe.

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:42am


Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:45am

I see you're taking cues from Hatred :P . Very nice combat system. I was surprised that the game actually had a narrative arch too! Good job!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46am

Doesn't have enough going on. Feels almost like a game meant to cash in on controversy, in my opinion. People running away and unexpectedly drawing swords in even the first area would greatly benefit it.

swizzcheez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51am

You (the player) is indeed a monster in this...

9.ar7k says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:25am

i killed a lot of people lol. i mean.. i had fun,.

zanenga says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:36am

A monster indeed.

haloguy397 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:39am

Wow! im impressed! VERY well done graphics, sound, gameplay. Missing music? Oh well 9/10!

imdigitaljim says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:41am

Brutal! I liked it! :P

markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:43am

Lots of gore but still good.

Chronodrax says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:21am

"Why yes, those villages have to die too, they thought the king is a good man!
Nah, you're right. I just wanted to try my new axe."
"That throne had to be dismantled!
Where will the king sit now! Ha! I've destroyed all the chairs in the realm too! I want to see that king's face of rage and despair when he'll have to sit on the floor!"

andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:12am

Ouch! This game does make me feel like a monster for killing the innocent villagers. I like that button in the menu. Very meta. Doesn't look like you ran out of time. Pretty solid game.

cgmorton says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:31am

Wait a second, Mouse 2 to throw axe? Damn it I played through the whole game with only melee XD

mungoman1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:18am

This game is morbid yet hilarious and fun!

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:06am

That was horrible and fun in a sick way.
Some sound would be nice.

tuben999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:13am

Hatred mixed with Hotline miami? :D really cool game.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:43am

Very pleasant slicing action! Love the 2nd menu item XD.

TwixtorTitan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:14am

Very satisfying! Probably the best game I have played so far.

zanenga says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:12pm

Hey! You commented in my game "Aye The Destroyer".

I'm just making sure that you know that you can move using WASD. I forgot to tell that in-game. It's now fixed and it should take care of most of the difficulty issue. If you could give me your updated thoughts I would be very glad.

Thank you!

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:33pm

Good game!

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Loved it! Simple yet fun :)

tanjent says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:51pm

If it had children and animals it would have been even more grim. Good work! Impressive for 48h. Blood could've stayed inside the houses, breaks the "immersion" a bit.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Help??! No one can help you, PEASANT!

Cool combat system, perhaps a little more difficulty would make it more fun. As an artist, I think you guys could have used a couple more frames for the art but this was a fun, mindless hack and slash regardless. Good job, guys!

-Loi LeMix

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