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

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You are the Loch Ness Monster

by LeekAnarchism - Compo Entry

A stealth and anti-stealth arcade game, in which you play an intern at the tourism board of Loch Ness masquerading as Nessie in order to entice the tourists!

This is my first ever game jam! Please don't hurt me!

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hgcummings says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:37pm

Nice game! I found it a bit unforgiving initially (not much space between the distance at which boats can see you at all and the distance at which they rumble you) but it was very fun once I got the hang of it. The difficulty ramps up nicely as you get more ships of different speeds, requiring a pleasing level of ingenuity to score them all. I liked the music too. Overall I found myself smiling a lot while playing this game.

megapaul108 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Nice game really enjoyed playing it! But it was really hard :p

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:50pm

really good submission...Loved the game, however it was really unforgiving

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:54pm

I like your very literal interpretation of the theme. It's a funny concept, and has been well implemented, although it's rather hard! :P

Geared Games says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:56pm

Really original idea! I thought it was hilarious :)

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:49pm

Just by using a really clever theme you have made what is a very simple game very compelling to play. Really enjoyed this, good job!

TFR says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:12am

Very fun to play. I only think that some boats are too fast to run from.

Interface says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:00am

Great idea, simple but effective little game.

blubberquark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:32pm

So. Hard.
But well done, nice to see another Nessie game. :)

LeekAnarchism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Thanks for the comments everyone! Glad you've been enjoying it!

As everyone's said, it's quite hard -- a result of me playtesting it too much and thus being too good at it, no doubt :)

Here are a couple of tips:

- If you're trying to catch a fast boat, try to run away from it slightly slower than it's going -- then when they've spotted you, you can duck down under water straight away
- You don't have to stick Nessie's entire neck out of water, just the top of the head works and allows you to escape more quickly
- Don't loiter at the sides of the Loch for too long, otherwise you'll get spawn'd by a new boat / new sub

Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Not easy! But well done!
I was not able to go over 20% but well. Maybe I am just not born to be a sea monster... xD

Keep up the good work!

Balzaque says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Really liked the sfxs and music, great work!

xvw says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Funny game. Quite addictive and hard. I didn't manage to get 100%, I got 90% but no more.
Bad thing is about graphics. The hero, toursits and submarines are ok but the water, the ground and the trees are ugly :(. A little animation when the hero moves would have been a plus.

I love the way you handled the theme. It fit exactly to what I expect of a themed game.

Well done \o

Dianouille says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Good game ! Simple but pleasant :)

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:55pm

reminds of the old Atari 2600 games. Very retro and fun!

mitkus says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Funny idea! Was a bit annoying not knowing how close to ships I can get.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:04am

hahaha this is one of the funniest entries that I have played. Excellent concept and great interpretation of the theme. It is kind of hard, but is good to be challenging. My best is 65%, so far. Good work! :D

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