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

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Back for Dinner

by vegapomme27 - Compo Entry

Back for Dinner is a little action/platformer game where you born as a baby alien/beast in a forest of Nevada.
You will have to eat (a lot) for your own evolution. Growing bigger and stronger to defend yourself against the hunters in the forest, your goal is to find your father's ship and go back home.

As we use to say in France, Bon Appétit !

Rules :
1. Find your Father and his ship to leave earth. The map is always the same, even if animals, traps and food is.
2. You must gather food in order to evolve. Your must then hunt. And to spend your evolution points, you have to go to your nest.
3.Each time you evolve, the game will become harder : less easy preys, more traps and hunters. Oh, and this is infinite. Try to reach day 40+ and see how brutal it gets.

I hope you will enjoy it ! Please leave a comment :)

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Matt Hartley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:31am

I loved it! Amazing graphics and sounds :D

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:38am

Thank you man :))
Happy to hear it !

Poleonil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:53am

Considering it's been done in 48 hours, the game is awesome. Snake meets Evolve

KodingNights says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:21am

That. Was. Amazing.

faircall says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:03am

This game is awesome! The increasing difficulty as you evolve was an excellent design choice. And a nice quip at the end.

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:44am

great atmosphere and I love the monster sprite

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:49am

thank you guys :D !!

goet says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:52am

This was awesome. Sometimes i get stuck in the terrain, but other than that, it's perfect.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:43am

It was very difficult to control but achived the theme very well

pi_pi3 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:13pm

This game is amazing. My favorite so far

pirate_shell says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:18pm

The atmosphere was great and the idea, considering the fact it was done in 48h was very ambitious. It was a little buggy and quite difficult but overall a good entry.

LittleThor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:43pm

Very nice game, with a great mood, nice art (why can't we vote for that?!), interesting gameplay ...
Awesome entry! Congrats!

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:45pm

Clearly one of my favourite games!!! Intense and amazing graphics. Good work for 48 hours. Congrats

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Good game!

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:35pm

Great job on this! I think I spent over an hour just playing this =)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

pretty cool! A lot of the placement of hazards seems to be fairly random, however, which led to what felt like a few un-passable obstacles. I guess the idea was that the player should upgrade themselves over time to be strong enough to bypass things like bear traps and riflemen, but the speed at which upgrades were earned felt a little too sluggish to be really fun.

OFF says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Really great work for 48h, it lack maybe of more life bar to avoid certain hard situation, or maybe one more capabilities (hide in dirt, invisibility)
The game is really impressive. I really like the alien alphabet, and the introduction scene (something that lack to many games)
The upgrade system could be more fun with special effects (acid, etc...) but it would be more for the post compo.
As we use to say in France : tout ça en 48h je suis sur le c**. ;)

vegapomme27 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:48am

Thank you for playing and for feedback. I was actually planning to implement various skills including lifebar display, but... you know how it is. I had many last minute issues so I could not.
Whatever, I'm so happy to see that people enjoys it!!

guoboism says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:16am

5/5 Overall!
This is great gameplay. I beat the game! Great art and mood!
Picked by GB!

ValiaP says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:04pm

It's a bit difficult to control and bullets often travel through walls.
Other than that it's a good game! Great atmosphere and interesting gameplay.

ValiaP says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:05pm

The alien concept was conveyed properly.

qkerguelen says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:05pm

Cool game, still some collision problems but it's pretty complex for a 48h game, well done!

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:01am

This was a very well made game. The graphics, sound, and overall mood are good and I enjoyed upgrading stats.

derr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:14am

Amazing entry! I had a ton of fun hunting and I loved the ambience sounds. Very, very moody. Hats off!

Logan says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:46am

It was a little tricky and a little buggy, but you accomplished a LOT for the time limit.

It took me many days to realize that the "evolve" thing at the top of the evolution screen was actually a button and not a banner. I was stuck becoming an incrementally-better grub, asking "okay, when are things supposed to change?"

The randomness of things was a nice touch, but could be a little unfair. I was stuck with a hunter right away the first time out of the cave. You can imagine THAT didn't go well.

Really good overall, though!

Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:13am

This was a fun platformer. The evolution mechanic and upgrades were a great addition in keeping the player going. Kept playing just to see how the evolutions would look. Did find the speed and jump a bit too expensive though. Nice job.

Oct 13, 2015 @ 3:42pm

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

piper82 says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 2:10pm

i backtracked here since you made that awesome game in LD34 and i was really in for treat because i somehow missed it before. the visitor series are one of my favorite game series ever and this has such awesome the visitor vibe. its glitchy and unpolished but super atmospheric and fun!

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