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

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RAWR

by MrNyarlathotep - Jam Entry

All hail the dread lord Kul'Chkk, risen from his aeons-deep slumber!
Destroy! Consume! For your time in this realm is brief!

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My first LD, this observes all of the rules for 'hard mode' except I didn't meet the deadline... so no sound whatsoever *sadface*.

Tools used:
Unity 5 free - https://unity3d.com/
Blender - https://www.blender.org/
Photoshop Elements - http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html
Substance Painter Indie - https://www.allegorithmic.com/products/substance-painter
Fonts used under the OFL licence:
Amburegal - http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/amburegul
ASAP - http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/asap

in the spirit of GameJamming, I'll be throwing all assets created for this Jam up onto Open Game Art.

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Problems:
I had many, and fixing them was a huge time sink.
The Laser effect is super-temperamental in webplayer builds, which is a shame because its the most fun thing to do. YMMV, but Firefox is least temperamental.

EDIT 1:
I've now thrown all the assets I made for this up on Open Game Art:
http://opengameart.org/content/ld33-assets

EDIT 2:
I've linked my mini post mortem as it may be of interest :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#171Theme(Jam)3.91
#386Humor(Jam)3.04
#521Fun(Jam)3.06
#599Overall(Jam)3.13
#692Graphics(Jam)3.03
#739Mood(Jam)2.82
#763Innovation(Jam)2.71

Comments

terop says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:52pm

the graphics looks amazing... and the explosions...

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:03pm

I really enjoyed the concept :) The gameplay was very smooth.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Nice little game! I enjoyed consuming souls. And blowing buildings up.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Nice game, although you should try to make the gameplay a bit smoother.

evandaley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Really enjoyed it. The movement was a little difficult on a laptop. Would have liked to use WASD for controls. Good game though!

Andrew says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:32pm

I could stare into that laser beam all day. Looks awesome.

iossif says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:40pm

nice entry for your first LD. keep doing the next ones!

anjack says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:47pm

Very smooth and and simple gameplay. That makes the game pretty fun. Just need some awesome destruction sounds and screams! :D

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:08am

People shader outline make it look better

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:41am

Sorry to hear you had so many problems during development. The laser worked fine for me in Firefox.

I can see why Kul'Chkk's time in this realm is so brief, since he moves so slow. A faster movespeed and building destruction speed could be entertaining, though I don't know how performance would be affected.

Andrew Adams says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Fun Game but I wish the monster moved a bit faster.

jordinuco says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Great graphics, idea and gameplay. What a pity you couldn´t add sound...

Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Another Lovecraft lover <3
Great game, too bad you did not make it.
Looks very solid what you did there, I really liked the laser effect!
Maybe you can add some sound to finish it up?

Keep up the good work!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Thanks for the comments guy - after voting has ended I might throw up a WASD controlled version with sound just for kicks

Jacob123 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:57pm

It was interesting. Would've been better with sound though! I enjoyed burninating the people!

JoeProgram says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:18am

Way to go on your first entry in Ludum Dare! I would have loved clear breakdown of how the monster score at the end was calculated, so I could have divided my time wisely between burning and eating.

UekiShurei says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 12:42pm

I like the fact that this game relies on mouse alone. It gets around the keyboard layout conflict. Though I'd have preferred if the monster didn't look like a stock capsule mesh with textures on it (it's understandable, though; making 3D objects requires time and skills, since it's a totally different way of making art).

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