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

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Destroy The Love

by Madsj - Compo Entry

The game is about breaking hearts and collecting energy, you can use energy to cast a shockwave or jump if you are out of jumps.
If you reach 8 energy, you get a black heart and if you reach 8 energy 3 times you will advance to the next stage.
There are 3 stages in the game.





Controls:

Left and right arrow key = Left and right

Space = Jump

X = shockwave

S = Bodyslam

R = Restart (When dead)

F5 = Restart

The Blue HUD is your jumps, the white is energy and the black hearts is your life.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness63%
#270Audio3.14
#367Fun3.16
#480Innovation2.97
#502Overall3.09
#563Mood2.85
#738Humor2.00
#762Graphics2.48
#773Theme2.81

Comments

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:34am

Looks great, wish I could play it on Mac

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:44am

I actually really like the mechanic behind this game, although I think more could be done to make it "feel" better. Other than the theme tie-in being a little forced, I thought this was pretty solid. Nice work!

Treks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:10am

Very nice action mechanics. Pretty fun to play, even though I totally sucked. Definitely took some getting used to.

namrog84 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:04am

interesting game, i liked it. (my only criticism, is what'd you do to make the game 180 megs?)

Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:08am

Solid jumpy gameplay, but I think that you might have been a bit close to the project difficulty-wise.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Very fun an additive!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:55pm

This is a fun game.

MAnimal says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Game is very hard to playe and it depends what random give you. Addictive :)

Halleflux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:28pm

Very difficult, but fun to play. One of the only games I've seen made in Gamemaker that is actually good. Well done!

Andrew Deem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Nice game. I like the mechanics, as there is this constant drive to get hearts. But by doing so you create problems for yourself. And then the energy bar adds so much more on top of that.

Great job!

Geared Games says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:09am

Really good and simple idea!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:05pm

My favorite game of LD33 so far. All of the mechanics just feed so nicely into each other.

It's all about collecting hearts, then the hearts turn into enemies, but you need them to advance and even to kill those same buggers, and then you jump a few too many times and you're out. Brilliant!

It is exactly the kind of quick thinking reaction driven balancing act that I like. The third level is a killer though. Hot damn!

A few non gameplay related issues:
- The graphics are crude. Many people only look at the icon and screenshots when deciding whether to play or not (even more so in a real marketplace).
- No web build. That's the second hurdle for many potentials players.
- 170 megs is way too much for such a simple game. Did you use uncompressed audio? I'm genuinely curious. Surely it's not just Gamemaker being daft.

Make as good a game next time, while pay attention to these technical issues and you'll have solid gold in your hands.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:35pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Aaranos says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:52pm

Neat game, I think it could of used a menu and restart screen but it plays well and is fun. Nice non-distracting audio too.

superfreak says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:32pm

So many broken hearts </3 Interesting little game :)

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