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

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A Matter of Survival

by Cruzer_AU - Jam Entry

Every creature must eat to survive.
Some eat fish, Some eat plants, and some eat Humans.
It's nothing personal, It's just A Matter of Survival.

Fulfill your unquenchable hunger by running around and eating all the delicious humans.

Use Arrow Keys to Move.

Made in C++ with SFML.
Images From:
Sounds From: and

Post Jam Changelog:
Now works on Windows XP. (Aparently XP doesn't like loading 1500x1500 pixel textures. Who knew?)
Game now pauses when window focus is lost.
Humans now respawn after a while. (Only when off screen)
Game now only renders whats in the view screen. (This has improved performance)
Humans with guns now aim properly.
Player can now move diagonally.
Humans no longer react to you through walls.
Added WASD controls.

Please Don't Rate Based On The Post Jam Version.

Downloads and Links




DarkCart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:51am

This actually looks pretty interesting.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:06pm

The innovation was pretty low, however the game itself was fun. The theme relation wasn't very creative and didn't go further than the fact that you're just a monster. The humor was quite shallow, yet the audio reminded me of happy wheels so that upped it a bit. Overall, not bad :)

dhargan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:14pm

i made a similar game but this is more innovative i guess. good job :D

texus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:16pm

The game was fun to play, I managed to kill 84 people before I starved to death.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:19pm

Nice controls and using the gun was fun. Kinda made me feel bad about killing people.

Juin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:35pm

I think it would feel better if you could move in all directions not just up/down/left/right.

Downtown says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:42am

Pretty Fun. Once you figure out the tactic of running perpendicular to the shooters and lunging in between shots it feels pretty good to play. might have been better with the ability to run on diagonals though.

DarthThomas says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:59am

Interesting game, I had fun playing it. :)

SeaMonster131 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:00am

I like shooters, nice and fun.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:17pm

I ate some humans.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Game was fun. Would have loved to manage to kill more people lol. Firing gun was nice.

tweedle says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:38am

The style hearkens back to the original GTA, and that's a good thing. Neat ambient sounds as well.
Would like to have some kind of dodge or shield system in place for when you're getting shot while running straight at enemies.

KBF123 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:59pm

For a monster who eats humans for survival, it's pretty wasteful considering how many bodies are left around.

Cruzer_AU says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:41pm

@KBF123 well, he doesn't eat the skin or cloths. much too chewy.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:20am

So hard game but fun. Civilians run a bit much!

BtheDestroyer says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:29am

Got 11 kills. Fine game, but there were a few shortcomings:
4 directional movement is something you MUST avoid, or at least make it so the button pressed second has priority over the buttons pressed earlier.
AI wasn't amazing, and the aim-bot on the red humans was a bit broken so it became a bit of just "go for the ones without guns, then survive for as long as possible while running towards the red ones."

boardtobits says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:41am

Running around! Eating people to survive! Simple fun, perfect for a game jam!

ZYXer says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:18pm

Haha funny game. The sounds and the graphics remind me strongly of GTA 2. Enjoyed playing it!

kaitokidi says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Nice, works good and it's fun to play, and extra points because you made it with C++ and SFML! (i did too : D)

Vaclav says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:01pm

It's really nice with SFML as it's low level. Did you have an own engine for it already? Can we see the source maybe?

MechanicMoon says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:10pm

The game is fun, that is the important part. I like the fx and the gameplay. It is like a pacman where you are the ghost. Nice job! :-)

bodsey says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:34pm

I agree with some other commenters, it won't break the 3 legs of a duck (it's a french expression), but it's an honest and solid job. I think you're solid enough to take more risks next time, maybe ?

Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:19am

Simple fun. And it seems like you already fixed most of the things I was going to complain about in the post jam version :).

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