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

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Monster Free

by kobo - Jam Entry

It's like SkiFree, except the player takes the role of the Monster, chasing down and mauling the skiers.

up to accelerate, left and right to turn, alt to attack.

there are only 20 skiers, and once they're all dead there's nothing left to do.

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Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:51am

I really liked the animation on your red dude. The control scheme was unique, but easy to understand once I got the handle on it.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:45am

Not bad, but there is something weird in the controls...

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:23pm

The controls are really hard to grasp, and the skiers kept moving after I killed them, so it made it kinda difficult to see who was still left alive.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:11am

we had basically the same idea! but different implementation tough...

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:19am

I loved SkiFree, and it's pretty great being the abominable snowman! The camera could use some work so it doesn't jarringly wrap around, and WASD controls would be nice.

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:07pm

Cool! The movement was a little tricky, but it wasn't much of an issue since you're faster than the skiers and you can pinball off the scenery without penalty.

How come the snow's black? =D

I saw a couple of other Ski Free inspired entries:

Ski Free Lunch:


team_ftlol says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:09pm

Oh, also Eat Free:

OnlySlightly says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:14am

Really great animations. I love how floaty the controls felt which added to the snowy icy feel. Great job on your first jam!

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