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

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by MapleQuest - Jam Entry

You suddenly find yourself in a strange world with a shadow creature as a companion. Your shadow grows with power with every passing second, determined to corrupt every creature in this forest. Seek purity before it corrupts you completely. The purple orbs heal the corruption and will revive you if it overtakes you.

WASD or Arrows to move
Space to Jump
Q or Z to Dash Left
E or X to Dash Right
J or C to Dash Attack

Kev Bourque - Programming
Larissa D'Aguiar - Art and Animation
Mat Solomon - Music and Sound Design

August 24th - Fixed some sounds not playing properly
August 25th - Fixed one more sound bug, and added alternate controls.

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Halleflux says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:32am

I liked your interpretation of the theme. I found it cool that the monster kept evolving as you died, though it didn't really go anywhere, from what I could tell.
The controls are a little weird, though. Also, I had no idea where I was supposed to be going, though I did finish the game.
Great graphics, too. =)
Well done!

Razoric says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:57am

I love the artstyle!

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:07am

Actually first classical style platform I played today. Thanks)

neuroaktivo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:26am

i like the mood the monster creates.

bigbuggames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Kinda good, it has something.

KodingNights says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Great sound and music. Cool art style! Gameplay itself was not too original.

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:03am

I wanted to try it but it didn't load.
I put an error log here if it can help you:

mmango says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:11pm

I can't get it to load either. I was able to launch it once, and the music started, but then it abruptly cut out. When I refreshed the game I only saw a black screen. From what I heard the music was nice though.

MapleQuest says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:45pm

It's fixed now, sorry about that!

It was late and I was tired when I did the August 25th update with the extra controls, and I must have overlooked something.

khahem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Great art, music and sound effect.
Jumping up was sometimes a bit finicky but I still reached the end, I found the level design intuitive enough to naturally end there :)

ChaosCult says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:18am

A solid game. Fighting flying creatures is really frustrating, though, and half the difficulty comes from the fact that you can't attack and remain in place, and the said attack often carries you forward into falling.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:30pm

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.

MRvanderPants says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:17am

Loved the art and music!

Pusty says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:56pm

No clue whats going on but it looked nice :D

jwin says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:01am

Very cool, I really liked the hand-drawn graphics!

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