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

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by Mattress - Compo Entry

Devour is a short game about, well, eating people! Press the "Help" button before you press play, you'll need it.

Extra Help: Some people are going to get by. That's what makes it tougher. Only a few frames of the eating animation can actually eat the people. If you absolutely need to, you can eat a sick guy or two to refill your hunger.

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Korso says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:31am

I don't know if it's just me, but I can't eat anyone :(

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:43am

Norton seems to take great interest in this, employing "SONAR." Maybe it shares a name in common with a virus, or something? I abstained from voting.

Mattress says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46am

@TerraCottaFrog Norton doesn't like any downloadable games that aren't from Steam.

DifferentName says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:06am

Even after reading Help, I don't understand how eating works. First, I thought pressing Z would be enough, but even while holding Z, some people get by.

Ekibyou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:07am

I can't seem to accurately chomp kiddies. Overall not really innovative. At least you got the theme 100% correct!

Mr. Jif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Very difficult to get the timing down but I eventually got it. Had some fun playing, also I liked the graphics, they were pretty creepy!

Your health should either be integers or at least displayed to the user as an integer (or an image if you want to get fancy). Was the amount of health dropped for each sick human random?

games-placeo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Loaded fine as well as played fine. Great idea and game.

ajopart says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:13pm

I haven't manage to eat a single person. Don't put this sentence outside its context. Great mood, creepy monster but not so dangerous as he can even grab a kid...

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:18pm

Nice game! But it would be better if you could move while eating.

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:55pm

Very hard to get the timing right, maybe a little more leeway on the start would have been helpful. The light falloff also was a bit distracting since it also affected the GUI, took me a few attempts to notice the timer ticking down.
Suggestion: Next time please don't map the action to Z, on my German keyboard Y and Z are switched. Q or E would have worked jsut fine. or space. or Ctrl. Or Shift ;)

Ethan Allwood says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:36pm

Hi, its me from the uheartbeast stream. I saw you played my game so I decided to play yours. I like the game, great mood, but the timing was very hard to get right. Also, try putting it in a zip or something. Not everyone as a program to open .rar and I had to switch computers. Great game though! Graphics were creepy. :)

VampyVampire says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:21pm

You should state that on mouth close = eating, not on mouth open. took me a while to figure that out, as it doesnt really have any room for error. Other than that, its a solid concept, but i think implementing a necessity for movement would add some interest into the game (i.e. chasing the kids instead of them running into you).

Cloudeyes says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:12am

really nice game .i liked the monster :P

wesley werner says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:29am

I like the controls! I allowed me to eat breakfast while playing :) Good monster graphic. I scored 152!

bodsey says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 5:49pm

I have kind of no idea of what I'm doing. I died for some reason. Art is nice

fdslk says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 3:14pm

5 out of 5; I can only say this about the game: om nom nom nom

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:18pm

Good Effort!

Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:31pm

Challenging game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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