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

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Monster Quest

by FiveIronFanatic - Compo Entry

Deep within the final dungeon, a pair of monsters wait for the heroes to arrive...

But. Um.

They never do.

It's up to them to finish the job for the fallen heroes! Are you monster enough to do it!?

Thrown together in RPG Maker VX Ace. (Sorry for the huge download size! I'm trying to figure out if I can remove the default assets to lighten it up.) I made the art in Manga Studio 5.0 with a Wacom tablet (can't you tell based on that picture!?), SFX with sfxr, and music in Audacity with a Flea ukulele.

I somehow survived my first Ludum Dare! w00t!!

Downloads and Links




markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:24am

its ok.

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:31am

Wow, 190 mb download is quite extraordinary, I was expectant of something really asset heavy. So maybe don't include all the standard assets from RPG Maker when you don't need them. Apart from that: Funny take on the stereotypical way games present monsters from the POV of the hero. The Stone's were really hard to read, maybe cahnge the font color or the tiles of that floor :) Really cute ukulele soundtrack and very nice writing! :)

Jimbly says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:35am

That was way more fun than it had any right to be... maybe I have not had enough sleep. Played it through to the end! Very vell done.

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:24am

No Mac version :(

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:28am

Hilarious plot! I love it<3 I also love the jokes made within the turn based combat. Great job!

bwafflecone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:56am

Very funny plot, and nice light-hearted music to go with it!

Sadale says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:20am

wow. 190MB. :o

Elenesski says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:39pm

it was fun, big download. Not sure how well it fit the theme. liked the humor in the opening part.

bradur says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Such good writing! I even laughed out loud once :). Good job!

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Wow , i didn't expect to laugh so hard! haha well done!

eric777 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:30am

I played up to Vlad and died, but man I sure enjoyed it! Hillarious. Also very impressive. The combat system was well done and looks like it was a lot of work. Great concept too.

It's a big download, but well worth it. I recommend anyone play this. It's nostalgic and quite funny. Well Done!!!

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Things I learned today:
1. What the "corpse fruit" my co-workers from the Philippines had talked about,
2. Circle division by chords,
3. The 100 green-eyed dragon puzzle,
4. That my knowledge of Dental Puns from working the dental industry actually has a use,
5. That infantile tactics used in the movie "Monster Squad" can also be used in a video game.

In all seriously, this was a fantastic play, and really funny. Great job on your first Ludum Dare entry and hope to see more like this in the future.

nwdg says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Nice game, funny characters!

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Nice work - I enjoyed the writing :) The combat seemed like it could use some balancing, but then I guess it wasn't the point of the game! Also personally I would've picked some different ground tiles - they were very similar to the walls, and it was hard to see the text on top of it. Good work though, and nice audio too!

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