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

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Savage Swarm

by TsN_RaMPaGE - Jam Entry

Humans. They need to die. This isn't your typical horde game type. Overwhelm the human defenses with several different types of monsters, including Zombies, Mummies, Ghosts, Werewolves, and Vampires. Use a variety of special attacks to out-maneuver your enemies while leveling up, facing stickier and stickier situations all the while. After each win, the difficulty ramps up. How high can you go?!

Our Highest is level 20, Let us know how high you get!

Good luck.



This game was created from the ground up using javascript/HTML5 in 72 hours, with the exception of the sound library (Soundmanager2). All art, sounds, and music were created in this time period specifically for the game!



UPDATE:
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The bug that was causing random game crashes on random maps has been fixed!




Controls
- Use mouse to move monsters
- Click to use special (for monsters within selection circle)

Future Additions:
- Power ups
- Multiplayer
- Trap/Obstacles
- More Weapons
- Animations
- In general, more visually appealing

Bugs (Yes, there are a few bugs.. had to cut testing budget due to time constraint)
- Collision detection needs work - FIXED
- VERY rare instances where game freezes. Maybe 1 in 50 attempts - FIXED
- Sometimes generates invalid random maps - FIXED

Development
- Kris Gano: Programming, Graphic Design, Audio
- Brian Redd: Programming

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#544Theme(Jam)3.43
#614Audio(Jam)2.47
#674Fun(Jam)2.87
#727Humor(Jam)2.39
#745Innovation(Jam)2.73
#781Mood(Jam)2.76
#879Graphics(Jam)2.57
#887Overall(Jam)2.79

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:22am

i like that you can pick you player

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39am

funny but has bugs that freezes whole game. Player selection is cute thou.

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:51am

Thanks for feedback. :)

DR_Humbus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:05am

Love the victory sound!
+ Cool character picker.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19am

The graphics were cute. It lacked challenge, I just had to keep my cursor over the target and I’d eventually.

omaha says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:22am

A very direct interpretation of the theme :)

The audio is great. The variety of the character selection is a nice touch.

rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:24am

Really fun! And I like the different characters.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:31am

got to level 8, a bit repetitive but i like the idea, cool to gather your forces then swarm them!

Code Medicine says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:31am

This is pretty unique! It ran a bit choppy for me, but I liked the idea, unlike any others I have seen. Nice job!

terop says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:55pm

You have one of the most pleasant music tracks around. Also the game works nicely. Definitely got a good score.

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:32am

We laughed with sounds xD . Characters are so cute, nice job here! Maybe it's so easy to win?

Overall, well done!

psychonull says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Nice game, I like the sounds and graphics. It was a little repetitive but fun game overall. Good job!

Lukbebalduke says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:11am

I reached the 14th wave. I liked the idea of picking a player.
Nice entry =)

lorcanwsmith says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:35am

Very nice game. Loved the selection of monsters! Felt very nice.

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 12:48am

Wow, that was savage. I only made it up to 12 and that was barely. I feel like I got the strategy, but then again I didn't. Haven't played anything like that before, and that made this great!

MikeEnoch says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Nice monster selection at the start, wish the game was played with that kind of view rather than top-down. Had quite a few performance problems - game kept freezing and stuttering. Nice effort though, good to see you get multiple levels in there. Seemed a bit too easy though, I wished there was more of a challenge or strategy in getting to the human.

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