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

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Hidden Invaders

by Stexe - Jam Entry

Score as many points as possible by infecting humans within the time frame. Be wary though, if a human catches you out of your disguise they will explode in horror... which can sometimes be a good thing! Exploding humans get you a quick burst of points, but don't generate them over time. Manage your limited resources properly by exploding corrupted humans near the time limit for a bonus.

Controls:
WASD / Arrows / Left Joystick: Movement
Keyboard "J" / Gamepad "A": Transform
Keyboard "K" / Gamepad "B": Infect nearby human

** When time runs out you can hit the Transform key to generate a new map for you to infect. **

CREDITS: (In-game is slightly outdated)
Stefan Lopuszanski
Daniel Jung
Geoff Tenney
Jesse Whitworth
Ernesto Rojo
Kate Kelly
Alon Kaplan

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#221Audio(Jam)3.48
#455Theme(Jam)3.55
#731Humor(Jam)2.38
#739Innovation(Jam)2.74
#823Graphics(Jam)2.74
#850Overall(Jam)2.84
#888Fun(Jam)2.55
#909Mood(Jam)2.54

Comments

CaptainKraft says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:36am

The animations were pretty cool and the sound/music was awesome.

error031 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:39am

Very nice game! Especially loved brain exploding animation xD

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:39am

Graphics and animations are nice, simple concept executed well. Good job.

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:34am

Very good game

LeafThief says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:59am

I liked making people explode the most. My score was: 235 IDK if that is a lot?

Good job!

randoman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:13am

Web version keeps freezing when time reaches 0, it didn't affect playing the game, though. I like the mechanics. Was able to score 335, then with 10 seconds left there were no more humans. Congrats on the entry!

Pampattitude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:28pm

It would have been great to have a new map generated automatically when time reaches 0 instead of freeze. Though it's nice, funny and the game worked well!

axoona says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:32pm

great music! It would be cool to have a "replay" button when the timer reaches zero ;-)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Neat idea. Was hard to infect humans sometimes.

Ravenhearte says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:49pm

Hey guys, easy to miss, since it's not mentioned in the game, but when time reaches zero you can hit the transform button to start a new level.

Kep says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:13pm

Sound and animations were excellent. Loved the crunchiness when the humans exploded. Music was very good too.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:04am

Music is lovely. Animations were really sweet. Congratulations

abcdef65g says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:10am

A nice set of mechanics, the clean graphics add to the experience. I know how challenging it can be to keep a vision of a game constant with such a big team. I like how the design of the stage is procedural as well. (Or seems so at least)

Stexe says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:04pm

The goal was to keep it procedural but we ran into technical issues so I just fudged it. It was really difficult managing a large team that was mostly remote -- especially when our times didn't sync. I really wanted to get what you see here done in the first 48 hours so we could spend the next 24 polishing it, but live and learn. Thanks for all the comments so far. =)

alhvi says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:25am

Interesting idea, I had to play a couple of times to understand how it worked. But overall it was a fun experience.

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:37am

when the time up ,it always be stop for long time...
Not until read the [readme] had I known I nedd touch J-key to restart~~
time is too short ToT
super love the Explosion-Effect!
BGM and the big map is cool~~

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Animation was nice and there is some idea in there :)
definitely worth checking out.
The sounds were nice too, good job :)

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