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

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Sheepdog Dino

by logiclogue - Jam Entry

Game made with JavaScript and my own game engine that uses the HTML5 canvas.

You are the monster, a dinosaur! Humans are frightened of you, use this to your advantage to save them! Humans will run away from you, guide them to safety and progress through the levels. Watch out for ghosts, humans are also scared of them.

I am aware humans can get stuck in the corner, use R to restart the level.

-- Updates since deadline --
** Fixed vertical line with purple tiles to the left! This bug made a lot of people unable to play.
* Fixed collision bug.
* Fixed random game over screen appearing when starting a new level.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#428Theme(Jam)3.58
#447Innovation(Jam)3.10
#741Humor(Jam)2.36
#773Fun(Jam)2.71
#850Overall(Jam)2.84
#920Graphics(Jam)2.45
#939Mood(Jam)2.48

Comments

Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:33am

3rd level doesn't seem to work as intended. The sprites are nice however.

BlockyFish says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:33am

Got stuck after hitting new game on a screen with a purple line down the left hand side.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:33am

I was an adorable dinosaur that accidental ran someone into a black abyss. Truly we are the monsters.

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:35am

Fun and simple! Some sound would've been great but still enjoyed it overall, great work!

CowThing says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:38am

Nice game! I felt like I was herding them, lol.

Saphyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:38am

That's a very nice game ! You have several levels, the concept is simple but efficient, and your curve of difficulty is near perfection. Well done !

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:05am

When I saw level 15, I knew that the real monster here is you.
(I beat it thought :D)

logiclogue says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Hi BlockyFish, I have fixed that bug now :)

reheated says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Cool take on the theme and a fun mix of strategy and skill. I like the running animations.

Jakob37 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:14pm

Nice game! Especially liked the dinosaur sprite. Was a little bit annoying sometimes when they got stuck close to a wall. Nice that you managed to create so much content in so short time :)

RadStar says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:47am

Cool idea !
I like the concept.
Lakes some sound though, could add a lot to the game feel!
I got a human stuck in a corner.

good overall

GagaPete says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:01pm

Like the concept / idea of the game. Some levels felt a bit misplaced (e.g. the labyrinth) but overall a nice game. Got to level 8 or so.

The performance wasn't great but since that is the second game in a row I have this problem with, I may should check my pc now. ;)

collaboration says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Good try, but the 3rd level isn't working at all. =(

mubox says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:29am

Very good challenge. Nice game. ^^

BlackQuiltro says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Liked it a lot! Cool concept! It was great to have several levels to play.
Graphics were simple but functional, very retro style.
With audio it would have been great!
Very,very good!

psychonull says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:26am

Good job! Level names and level codes are nice details.

Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Lovely simple concept, and an awesome dinosaur running animation!

Though I never had a problem with the ghosts

reiknight says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:03pm

It remember me the Sokoban game. Looks great!

Sep 14, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Really interesting take on the theme! I liked it. I included it in part 31 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/rsAmrwtnu-0

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Really simple yet fun.

The ghosts are a nice addition to the game, but other than that the "formula" didn't change at all during the whole game, which made it a tad repetitive.

A boost/dash action could also be a good addition to the game. It would help with large/complex stages like the mazes, and could also make a difference in the way you scare your victims.

It's quite a solid entry overall, though. Had enough content and challenge to keep me entertained for a while, and a simple enough mechanic to be easy to grasp and play.
Good job!

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