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

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Snail Muncher

by dustinaux - Compo Entry

Explore a dark forest and eat tasty snails! Snail Muncher result of planning too much and making massive cutbacks to add a few things.

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:38am

This game looks like it had (a lot of) potential. Right now it feels empty and incomplete, and the control and scrolling feels jump and inconsistent. Maybe pull it out and enter the Jam after more work? Love the graphics, by the way.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:39am

Enjoyed the day/night cycle, but boy was it dark in the night!

AndyBrown says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40am

Nice sound effects, that attack sound was really effective, gave me gooseprickles without even needing to see the spider. The artwork is enchanting too, nice job!

psyduckfreak says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40am

I really like this wish you were able to do more. The GUI in corner look great. And audio is on point.

Ilseroth says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40am

Honestly, I probably would have had less fun with it if the attack wasn't completely unlimited. The fact I could mash to fling the spider around the screen like a psycho actually made it more fun.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:41am

I really like the graphics and audio, I would love to see the mechanics and gameplay expanded upon in the future!

SudoDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:41am

Graphics are great, definitely a good idea, just needs more content, and smoother controls.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:42am

Juicy controls & nice music. Game got a bit dull when I ran out of snails though. Nice work :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:45am

Enjoyed the snail eating. Shame there wasn't more game.

Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:10am

great game - I really hope you'll continue working on it. I would love to play that.

the art and mood of the game is perfect
well done

nonetheless says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40pm

That's a dark night. Game looks nice and interesting. Shame there's no more content and possibilities. Other than that - great job!

Lynx says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Great concept, and well done assists, as others have expressed, the only thing lacking a little mechanics and control polishing and some more content. Well done.

bytegrove says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:42am

I really like the somber music, and the sound effects are really creepycrawly. Nice UI elements! The collision felt a little rough as the spider got stuck on the walls.
Maybe the level is a little simple layout-wise, but overall nice work and nice graphics!

cbstegeman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:49pm

This is pretty good for a first-time LD! Loved the creepy movement and sounds of the spider paired with the music box-type music.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:37am

Great effort. Nice art and fun to attack things. Like others said above, more to do and smoothing out bumping into walls etc would help a lot. Keep going!

collaboration says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:42am

Nice music and graphics, but the night way too dark.

ChuiGum says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:15am

Some awesome graphics and chilling music, I like the idea. Keep working on it to make it even better! :D

kozun says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:40pm

I like the atmosphere, time-day loop and how spider's eyes glow in the dark. Bit of gentle lightning would have great impact on mood. But,... what happens when munch all the snals? I'd love to play a bit longer :)

Unept says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Great graphics. Great job on your first attempt at music, sounds great! Movement/collisions were a little sticky, but no biggie.

Teesquared says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 5:45am

Great sound and graphics. Animation looks good too. The UI works well. Supporting day/night is an old school RPG element that can be used effectively.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 12:37pm

Woefully too short but I like the concept. I love how the lighting changes for the day/night cycle (although the ambient light during the night could be a bit brighter) but it seems to lack extra content.

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