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

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by Cosmic5 - Jam Entry

Play through this point-click adventure game as Cole Olo, a mercenary and resident of the Cyrberpunk dystopian city "Ark". Cole is at a low point in life where his cruel and generally self-centered attitude has led him up one of life's dark alleys. On this morning, Cole gets a job to take out some mutants that have run free from a science lab in Ark city,
but will Cole find out who the real monster is?

So, this is our game-jam game. We, unfortunately, were not able to finish the ending :C. But what's there is still pretty cool! We plan to do a post-jam version coming up in a week or so. If you want to find out the fate of Cole and the mysterious monster, be sure to check back.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy Cole's adventure through "Ark". All art and music was done during the jam hours.

Left mouse button: Click on ground to move. Click on an object to "look at it". Click and drag an item from your inventory and place it onto an object to use it on that object.

Right mouse button: Click on an object to "interact with it" or hear a snappy one-liner about why you can't.

Space bar: hold space bar to have all objects in the scene highlight.

*This game is 16:9, under other display resolutions some items may not be shown. If playing in the above web player, make sure to fullscreen.
*The puzzle is the last completed scene by now.

New links up. These should be working versions. Let us know if not.

Downloads and Links




DanteDouglas says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:41am

Your windows DL link is missing the "_data" folder for a unity project! It won't run without it :(

Cosmic5 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:47pm

Thanks! the windows DL link has been fixed!

Tanton-H2X says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:28pm

Be Stucked at the operation panel in the lab~ToT Ahhh~~~

Hope for the more scene and story ~~ i will comeback again and i will comments more until i finish it~~ ☆゚

hope you guys realization other chapters early~~ go ahead! >u<

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Really good graphics (except for a few parts where the text was a little difficult to read) and the audio fitted really nice too. Good little adventure game and great work for the 72 hours!

Chris M says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:30am

Can't see a Mac build there, is one of the link mislabelled?

Cosmic5 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:32pm

We made a mac build but found out it wasn't working. We've made a new one now and are going to throw it and a link up sometime today.

Halleflux says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:08am

The graphics are as good as I've seen for LD.
The story.. I want to know more. I'm sad that you didn't get to finish it. =\
Beyond that, once I figured out where my inventory was, it's a solid point and click adventure.
The music cut out after a bit, (still in apartment), and didn't start again. No sound at all, if there was anything else.
Well done!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:14am

Very nice! But unfinished. :(

cmayhem says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:33am

A solid adventure game, took me a moment to figure out the inventory but it was smooth sailing after that. Really good graphics!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:22am

Nice graphics! I got stuck at the puzzle with the two bars, though; I got both bars into the red brackets but nothing happened, and it didn't seem like there was any button I could press.

Reyn says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Seems like the data folder is still missing in the windows version

xvw says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Gorgeous musics and graphics! Congratulation!
Waiting for the post-jam... SO SAD it's not finished! :'(

magenta says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:40pm

A really nice, solid start! Would be good to see a finished version, if you decide to pursue it :}

ChuiGum says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:33am

Loved the mood. Beautiful 5 star Graphics, and awesome audio too! Great job! :)

camlang says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:37pm

Nice idea with switching characters to get the story going. I think it needs some sound effects for actions like picking up or using items. Items in the inventory seem to be out of places but that's a minory bug. Nice entry overall.

allinlabs says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:50am

Very nice graphics and good mood

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:12pm

Awesome old school quest. Remembered me Another World. Music theme is cool. Good luck in finishing the game!

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 2:14pm

Interesting game - the graphics are very nice (if a little hard to read at times) and I think you set the scene very well with your art and music. I think that "Call 555-555-555-5555" may just be my favourite quote, I liked humorous touches like that! Did the game finish after the flower puzzle? I tried to enter the lift after that and the game just looped. Still, I liked the dual narrative as a way to subvert and swap the perceived roles of the hunter and monster - and apart from some typos throughout you handled everything very well. Great work, keep it up! ^^

Ninja Garage says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 4:45am

Graphics, sound and mood are nice! :D

LandoSystems says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:59am

Very cool game, excellent art direction, wonderfully fitting music, great story elements and solid mechanics. Great work overall!

Zeriver says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Whoaw, cool game, reminds me of Gods will be watching (takes place in future and similiar art style). I really like this setting, hope you will continue working on this game and i mean something like fully developed game which might be on steam someday, because i see huge potential here.

Flaid says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:36am

I really liked the graphics of this. It felt like an old-school game, but just a touch better at the same time.

I found moving around to be somewhat frustrating, like sometimes Cole didn't really want to move. Otherwise, I thought the music fit very nicely with the overall ambiance. Its too bad it isn't finished... I too bit off too much on my story, so my game isn't really finished either :(

Nikteddy92 says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:03am

I love the art style, the story and the gameplay!
The monster sprite is GREAT!
Well done! :D

Modoc73 says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:17am

What an awesome looking game. Nice work on the art. I did find it a bit slow though. Well done.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 11:02am

I loved the ambiance in the game :)
reminds me of old roger wilco and such, it was such great games!
well done on your work! pitty i couldn't finish but i was impressed by the work on it. Maybe too ambitious for a game jam? ;)
well done!

nihilaleph says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Great story! So sad you couldn't end it >.<
Mood is awesome! Great graphics and audio!
Just the city scene is a bit weird, since the characters are bigger than the buildings ^^; I know you couldn't finish the game, but just some additional points... The inventory didn't really store the items very well, and it was a bit awkward to use it. Also when I walked from or to the stairs, it was a bit weird since the character walked the shortest path, which made him float in the air. But that's just detail.
Anyway, great job!

REIN1 says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Good job!

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