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

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Heartbeast

by foreverisbetter - Jam Entry

Made from scratch within 72 hours this is our first entry to Ludum Dare: a Monster Hugging Simulator!

The story is that like anyone else even a Monster needs some love and affection... or else they get a heart attack!
Our protagonist needs human hugs to cure his condition even though he's a monster and it's hard for him by nature to always express his feelings towards them clearly.
Fortunately for him there's a halloween constume party nearby this evening...

While being pretty hard as I never programmed anything like it before and I had to first think about how to approach anything I wanted to do instead of just doing it I had a blast and I think in the end it turned out pretty amazing.
Unfortunately time was running out before we could add any sounds and I hope I'll be able to add them later on and we will just not being judged in that category.

Made by the awe-inspiring Ellen Driscoll, Nandi Renner and me Daniel Bosselmann.

Thanks for playing :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#155Humor(Jam)3.57
#273Theme(Jam)3.76
#347Graphics(Jam)3.75
#373Fun(Jam)3.26
#454Innovation(Jam)3.09
#548Overall(Jam)3.19
#667Mood(Jam)2.94

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:06pm

that web link is not a link to a web version of the game... YouTube is not what the web link is for...

Tselmek says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Fun concept but the difficulty grows way too fast.

dancingmad says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Nice graphics! You really put a lot of work in designing the monsters and humans. The game is quite fun too.

I don't know if that's specific to GameMaker, but having to install the game before playing it is a little annoying.

uheartbeast says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:55pm

It's a game about me XD

Electron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Good quality , like graphics

Hegback says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Can say it's bound to be a great game with lives-regen system and the hugging mechanism (but I'm the one that almost getting the heart attack after seeing the monster going berserk)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:45pm

I fixed the need for an installer. It's now just a zip file. Uploading something at 3 in the night really shows ^^'

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:59pm

It took me a bit to understand how to play.
A weird and interesting experience.

Chikoness says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:31pm

I got a little terrified at his scary form ;_;

overall a good experience!

AntonyBaasan says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:59pm

awesome art.

metalchouchen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:00pm

Sweet :) Really miss music and a better game balance. Congrats :)

Lucho9 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:38pm

i feel identified with the monster by personal stuf. it was awesome, first time uh? me too :D

ruerob says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:12pm

I love hugging games! There are to less hugging games in the world! Very well done! I like the monster! It's so cute, somehow! Great work!

superfreak says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:14pm

Cute monster graphics and I like the concept. There's not a lot of variation after having played for a little while, but I had fun with it.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:24am

Nice concept and graphics are so cute!

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:35am

Very well done, I liked the drawings a lot ! The idea of the game is simple but rather fun. It's a bit too easy for me I think, I had to stop pressing the arrows to see what would happen when you lose hearts. It would have been better with some sounds too

euske says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:40am

I wish there was music! After getting 500k points I was little bored.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:15pm

thanks for all that amazing feedback <3 I hope I have the time next weekend to put the music into it

Strike says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:56am

Very good memory game ;) I like the art and mostly how the monster transforms as we loose hearts.

wesley werner says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:23am

Cute game. Dig it!

LogGiant says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:18pm

I definitely liked the graphics. Adding sound would add a ton to the game, especially little sound effects as you play. I think adding some element of progression or some end goal would improve the game even further. I got up around the 500k pts range and felt like there wasn't much left to do at that point. Nice work!

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:01am

Fun little game! Might be a bit too easy, hahah. I wish there was music. Good job with this! :D

Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:14am

Great fun concept and really funny when you go rabid and crush the silly humans!

Good graphics too, the monster looks particularly good.

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

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