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

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Aberrant

by Cake_Catastrophe - Compo Entry

Like The Thing, if the Thing was the protagonist.

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Ratings

Coolness69%
#87Fun3.75
#112Theme3.97
#125Mood3.59
#177Overall3.56
#239Innovation3.37
#249Audio3.18
#412Graphics3.19
#531Humor2.56

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Wow, this is fun. and really intense at the end. Great job!

iossif says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:40pm

first i was skeptical but the dialogs and the tactical movement were really nice.

jojocanard says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Very fun and tactical congratulations. I died many times but finally reached the end.

Aurel Bílý says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:08pm

I liked it, was cool that I could use the bodies as a meatshield.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Some of the sections were tough to figure out but satisfying when I did. I thought the dialogue was a nice touch.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Really great level design i love it...

TooMuchPete says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:35pm

I really enjoyed figuring out that I could use the soldiers as shields while I was feeding, I also liked that survivors would alert others -- it added a lot of challenge to the game. Great work!

Insality says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Great job, it was beautiful to consume them all ;)

vividhelix says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Nice litle stealth game, i really liked the kill mechanic. I found that I could push the red guard on the second level, not sure if that was intentional or not. Really enjoyable, well done!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Really good take on stealth game

Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:41am

Wow that was really spooky for such a simple game. Good job! I wasn't entirely clear on what the guards could see or when they would move, but I guess that just made it more tense.

duskpn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:27pm

That was really good! Great level design, too. I don't even usually like stealth games.

Using the enemies as a shield was a nice touch

Lou Byrd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:28pm

The music pays nice respect to mr. Carpenter. :D

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:40pm

Fun and intense in the end. Amazing work. Congratulations

TLansdale says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:43pm

Cool use of the theme, fun too! Good job :)

tayl1r says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:47pm

I really liked this. Was a bit tricky until I realised you could eat people in front of their friends without being spotted as long as your character is behind cover, and that you could do it from above and below. Good stuff!

Xeke_Death says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:59am

Good job, quite a fun game..!

I may have exploited a few little things, like pushing red guys around...

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Awesome stealth mechanics, without the tedium that normally plagues that type of game.

wdebowicz says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:58pm

At the beginning I was confused, then I started to have fun with it. It took me time to find out, that body of dead enemy can stop the bullets. Game is not so easy as it look. Nice!

Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Excellent mechanics and tie-in to the theme. Very fun!

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