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

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Monster is Life

by hdong - Jam Entry

In this simple text game, you play as the monster of your choice. While you carry out your insignificant and imaginative story, you choose pathways that may either lead you to heartbreaking, bizarre, and hilarious endings. Explore the wilderness and cheat death.

Requires Python 2.7. Get it here:

The post comp version fixes bugs. Thanks nihilaleph!

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valid4life says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:58am

Great game for a new programmer!
Good job HDong!

wdias921 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:24am

Hdong creates a visceral, yet quirky take upon the theme and does so with grace. Looking forward to seeing more work from this guy!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:07am

I really like it

Crowbeak says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:55am

When I try to load this, I get a confusing message. Not a web game, then? What is needed to play? Python? If so, what version?

Zenkerdus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:07am

You get a full rating on humor

hdong says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:57pm

Yes, this game requires python 2.7. Sorry we didn't make this clear; it's been added to the description. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Quadnozzle says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:49pm

I've been meaning to get python on this computer :P This was fun, I always loved choose-your-own-adventure books, and this fits the theme nicely. Some great writing (although not always grammatically correct, ie, "What if the human was not kill."), and it seemed like there was a lot of content!

I enjoyed it!

bw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:10am

You should compile this to an exe, so more people can play it.

Actually, you probably could have done this entirely with html.

aucguy says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:24am

My favorite line is 529; the one with the bus. Not sure where that even came from.

Reyn says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:37am

Welcome :) Looking at your code the next thing you want to learn is data structures. If you like interactive fiction have a look at

Dizzly says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Great, it reminds me of the first thing I started coding :)

FloatingGhost says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:03pm

But what if ludum dare was not kill

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:47am

Great game! Keep learning and make more awesome things!
I crashed when I choose line 707, also I couldn't choose the line 650. It should be easy to detect what's wrong ;)

Grahhhhh says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:02am

That got crazy quick! Which means I loved it! First play through, I threw a school bus at a meteor, brilliant!

hdong says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 11:53pm

We've fixed the bugs and updated the link. Thanks for pointing it out!
Again, thank you to everyone for your kind words and support!

ajayajayaj says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:22am

Great! But there is a glitch where you cannot choose choice 3 in the german thing. it says "You can't choose '1' or '2' you idiot" when there is a 3rd choice.

hdong says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:07am

Did you download the post-comp version? It should already be fixed there.

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:22am

Nice job!

euske says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:07am

Had a good laugh. Nice game.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Somehow I became a Twitter famous Yeti :P This was a pretty fun entry and some of the dialogue was quite humorous.

Cosmologicon says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:00am

Nice, I'd never seen an interactive fiction game with a tutorial before. Tons of different paths, though the style got a bit inconsistent because of it. I recommend Ren'Py if you want to keep making IF in Python. It's pretty popular and I hear it's easy to use.

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