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

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by HappyHour - Jam Entry

Meet the Boss. He's a bit of a psychopath and is rather lacking in the empathy department. Put yourself in the shoes of a corporate madman and kick around, threaten, and eject employees out of the building with the power of his designer brand super punt!

*Game is Flash-based, so please allow/unblock Flash!*

ESDF/Arrow Keys = Movement
Z or J = Kick
X or K = Jump
C or L = Megaphone "You're Fired!"

***** Special Move! *****
Down, Forward (Hadoken Input!) + Kick = Super Punt

1. Harass office workers as desired. When you're done with that..
2. Yell into the megaphone to threaten unemployment. Kick them around while they are on the floor begging for mercy!
3. Kicking employees while they're still down will keep them there longer.
4. Use the [ Designer Brand Super Punt ] while they're crying to literally kick them out of the building.
5. Super Punting crying workers into other crying workers will make them explode!

<< Creator's Disclaimer >>
This is my first solo jam and unfortunately I ran out of time to do everything I was intending to include. That being said, there's no real objective in this version. :) Consider it an incomplete, buggy proof of concept and have fun!

Also, don't kick around your co-workers in real life!

Downloads and Links




JoJoX says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:50am

Didn't manage to test the super kick. The animation are so smooth. Well done.

Reyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:57am

Aaah, the boss monster, didnt even think of that one :) The art and animation is excellent. Just a shame there is no objectives there (I'm sure my boss would disagree). Maybe use the company $ revenue as score :P

MonkeyToast says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Really nice artstyle, gotta love those retro graphics! Also, the idea made chuckle!

anotak says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:28am

i'm fired

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:42am

I got the concept and I liked it but I cannot play it, the link only have the instructions and a picture and nothing more.

ChuiGum says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:59am

Awesome graphics, I love that art style. Great mood too!

Frump says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:59am

Very stylish. The controls and everything feel good. I would have liked to have seen a more complete version. Nice work

Lady Beardo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:42am

Good proof of concept! I really like the art style.

nka says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:53am

Typical day in my office lol. Cool concept!

grywhttl says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:04am

Loved the super punt!

walaber says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:07am

really fun (and funny)! i like combo-ing workers into each other :)

chromebookbob says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Really lovely colour palette and I love the drums on the soundtrack

P.T.A says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Good Graphics and animations, also nice sounds!

NoWandStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:07pm

We love this game. We laughed a lot. Congrats

congusbongus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:08pm

Shame you didn't finish but what you have here is great! Very funny and the mechanics feel great. The player looks like such a smug asshole! I really hope you use these assets in a future game.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:16pm

I'm fired. Where are the sindicates? I think that some enemies would be awesome to the game. The mechanics and gameplay are perfect, and the graphics are great but I need some goal to consider this an awesome game. But nice concept and try to improving it ;-)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:01am

I love this. A great REAL LIFE SIMULATOR! Great graphic and funny gameplay, well done!

boardtobits says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:46am

Liked the music and graphics, the super punt only seemed to work sporadically though. Also didn't feel like I was working (see what I did there) toward anything in particular. A goal or lose condition helps, but the mechanics here are solid, so a good start!

dpisarcik says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:46am

Couldn't test! I was unable to play using Windows 10 with Firefox (which works with every Unity LD game I've played)

NoahbroCZ says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:07am

Beautiful graphics and awesome animations. Please check my game too:

HappyHour says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:31am

Thanks for all the comments and feedback!
If time & chance allows, I'd love to expand on this with a post-jam version. :)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:52am

Nice animation :)

Shame you didn't get chance to implement a goal - I think it could be really fun! Good use of the theme too!

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:55pm

You can see on his face how he's having so much fun kicking and firing all these employees, ahahah. Love the pixel art and music on this. You're fired! :D

Sparrow says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Fun game, graphics are awesome and music was good even though it was kinda opposite the situation. :P

You should definitely expand on this. :D

wg_phancock says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Pretty funny game, beating down your employees is kind of fun. Then you start feeling bad.

ilikescifi says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 1:17pm

oh wow nice art!

Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:03pm

The art and animation is lovely, but it really lacks an objective; something to aim for, or even some way to lose. Good work!

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:52pm

it reminds me my boss :) very nice graphics

Dianouille says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 10:34pm

So funny x) ! Sometimes I get stuck in the air when I jump (it's over when you try to move). Anyway it's great even if I feel kinda bad for the employees hahaha!

Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:17am

Hahaha super punt the shat out of all the workers. Regional management is going to hear about this...

Great job!

-Loi LeMix

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 7:33am

Nice and smooth art, good music and sfx. Shame there isn't an actual goal. Cute idea. Liked the super punt :)

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