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

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Tu Es Monstre?

by jodizzle - Compo Entry

Since the LD33 voting period has ended, I've placed the updated version into a main "official" link. I've also improved the game a bit beyond just adding a restart button, and I may continue to improve it into the future.

Thanks for everyone who played, voted and/or commented on my not-so-great game! :)


Several people commented that the game should have a restart button. I agreed, and a version that has a restart button and the corresponding source are available at the above links. No other features have been added or changed. As per the rules, I am not altering the main links (or the embed copy above), but you may as well play the updated version unless you like refreshing.

Things get harder the longer you survive; play for the highest humanity.

Left and right arrow keys to move
z - perform a big jump
x - perform a little jump

A creature originally created in 1879 for purposes of war, you were all but forgotten by society, locked into a period of extended gestation as a measure of mercy by your creator. Now, after 21 long years, a fault in your programming has set you free! -- only for you to soon discover the more terrible faults of modern humanity. In a violent, apocalyptic, shattered and alien reality, it is up to you to demonstrate that your elongated birth-process has not only improved your strength and speed, but also the muscle the 20th century needs the most right now: Your Heart.

The army is out to capture you and tries to frame you as a monster by firing live humans from the skies! They can't kill you, but you can kill them! Prove yourself human by putting them out of their misery with super-CPR! Save the world!


Downloads and Links




andyman404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:27am

Interesting take on the endless runner/platformer. Cool background story.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:35am

I like the backstory but the rest of the game doesn't do it justice.
Refreshing every time I want another session is annoying.

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:40am

Cool idea! There's a bug using the big jump. (The player is jumping again and again.)
note in case: I don't heard any sounds or musics...

Leopoldine says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:54am

Nice background.
We really need a control to restart the game !
The game is according to the theme

bombjack says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:07am

original gamplay. fun little game but a littmle too hard for me ;p

Vaida says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:54pm

I really liked the concept! Nice way of communicating the idea of "saving humanity by having a heart" through the gameplay. A few sound effects and a replay function would have improved the game a lot! :)

sepharoth213 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Really hilarious background and aesthetic. It's a shame you couldn't get more done with the final product. Better luck next time, I guess.

Congrats on the entry!

Perkovec says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:04pm

Good game)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

I like endless runners and platformers when they're done well -- but it feels so austere right now. There's zero atmosphere (no music, no sound, no ambience), the controls feel clunky to me, and the artwork... I don't quite know what to make of it.

ManuelGF says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:56am

Graphics are a bit strange but I think the game is funny. The idea of avoiding to eat humans is cool, too. Just one thing: a restart button would be handy. Keep going with it!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:17pm

yea pretty nice!

i like the concept

and jumping was fun

definitely a good start for a bigger game!

BoyWithStick says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:17am

Nice backstory. I played the updated version with the Restart button after playing a few times of the original version. For this style of game and difficulty, the iteration time is pretty important. I was caught by the army numerous times before I even hit 5 points. It was pretty challenging backtracking to gather points, while dodging the new oncoming falling humans and landing on a platform. I enjoyed the difficulty of game, but missed hearing sound effects and background music. Though, I have only done LD jams and if I did the compo, 48 hours and extra constraints would cause me to consider audio only if time allowed.

Nice entry and fun to play!

crazyrems says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:09am

It's a horizontal doodle jump.
Throw living people to make you guilty, that's horrible :o
Pretty fluid, that's nice

MAnimal says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 3:09pm

Interesting idea, maybe if you add some features it can be challenge-able.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 9:07am

The challenge is nice but the text in the middle of the screen never disappear while playing. Also when I die I have to refresh the page in order to retry as there is no retry button, I was just jumping in a black screen with the score showing.
It would have been nice to see more.
But don't get it wrong, as long as I was alive I enjoyed jumping around :)
For a compo entry you did well.

dlmrky says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 12:41pm

I scored 10 :D

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