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

Back to Browse Entries

Taniwha's Tail

by Chaoslab - Jam Entry

You were asleep on the bottom of the ocean minding your own business when some nasty person decided to drill for oil right next to your lair.

And now your favorite Sea Weed does not taste the same any more.

Being a Taniwha you decide it is time to get your "Monster On"! Off you go to parliament to present your vote of no confidence!

Use your tail and fire breath to wreck havoc, jumping bounces things about.

Mouse controlled:
- Left button: Breath Fire
- Right button: Jump
- When you change direction you flick your tail.

Pixel Art Monster fun! Java Application so you will need that installed

Resolution is 1024 x 600.


Submitted BUGGED version! This has FATAL BUGS and I am fixing them related to
game logic and loading of files outside of my dev system (sprites and music not loading correctly).


Working on them so please be patient. Will Update / Post soon as things are good to download and play!

#01 - First round of fixes didn't work. Still bug fixing.

Downloads and Links




Chaoslab says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:39pm

Will let everyone know soon as possible my entry is stable.

Chaoslab says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:53am

Recovering from a Fever.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 12:04am

Taken a long time to recover. So conceding at this point. Was happy with the pixel art and music that got finished.


You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]