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

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Rebellion of the Slimes

by someone9999 - Compo Entry

You are the demon lord, and have been leading the war on the Humans. Recently, the Slimes, a race under your rule has refused to be led by you.

You must show them your power so that no one will question your authority.

Gameplay:
You control the demon lord. He is able to use magic to mine out stone around him, and to build spike traps.

When the game begins, you should immediately attempt to expand the cave by mining the stone around you, so that you move farther away from the entrance of the cave (the brown block). It is also a good idea to build spike traps to damage the slimes that walk over them, once you have the prerequisite mana. Be careful though, as the spike traps can hurt you aswell.
Hint: You can activate them so you can walk over them without taking damage by pressing 'e' on them.

Slimes will attack you in waves, and your goal is to survive all the waves, and build the victory throne.

Controls:
WASD - Move.
E - Mine while looking at stone (the dark grey walls).
E - Activate spikes.
R - Open build menu.
Left Click - Fire Weapon
Left Click - Build currently selected item.
Right Click - Cancel current build.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#427Fun3.08
#504Graphics3.00
#570Mood2.83
#572Overall3.00
#594Audio2.36
#612Innovation2.77
#832Theme2.59

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:17pm

It was a pretty fun game, I just don't think the music suited the game-play, but you probably didn't have much time, but everything else is great, especially the story-line :D

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Good stuff!

BSODDevTeam says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Really cute one!

2pae says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm

i like it! Good job

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Cool idea, but very slow start. You have to kill too many slimes to advance. Balancing seems to be hard.
Technically it is very well done.

Pixellation says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Worked great on OS X! :)

@SamPotasz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:35pm

I laughed :-) Cute slimies.

JackDegree says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:36pm

These slimes will haunt my nightmares.

Nice work otherwise :) It's pretty fun overall!

someone9999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:38pm

@Pixellation Thanks for letting me know! Glad it worked :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Good job but the room is too small.

elmoGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Very nice graphics, but you aren't the monster?
Btw I didn't get out of our first Room and I'm not able to build your first power up...

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Good game but a bit too difficult

someone9999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:29pm

@elmoGames Yes, you are correct in that you aren't a literal monster in the game, but instead your ruthless nature as the demon lord makes you "the monster".

Yeah, the instructions aren't very clear in how you expand the room. There is only one room in the game, but you can expand it by using mana and pressing 'e' on a dark grey wall. You can also press 'r' to open the build menu.

Thanks for playing!

someone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:02pm

Any chance of a Linux build?
I tried the windows build in wine but unfortunately none of the text appears. I fixed this before for unity games but unfortunately the fix no longer seems to work.
I tried playing regardless but failed to figure out how to build anything.

someone9999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:27pm

@someone For sure! I've just uploaded the linux build, although I have no way of making sure it works. Let me know if something breaks :).

Sorry about wine not working. It might be because I'm using an older version of Unity (5.0.0f4).

someone says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:44pm

The Linux build works. Thanks.
The 64bit build just crashes, but the 32bit version was fine.
Quite a fun game now I know what is going on...

someone9999 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:52pm

@someone Awesome! Happy to hear that the linux build worked. (Well, at least 1 of them did.)

Thanks for playing!

jofra says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:00am

Very nice concept! great job.
Not sure if it fits the theme :s
Gj!

GBGames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:18pm

I played this game way longer than I anticipated. I think the balance is off. It took too long to build the first set of spikes, and by the time it is easier, I find I need the mana to escape the hordes.

I think the slimes looked adorable, as if they aren't being menacing but just doing what everyone else is doing.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:03pm

It's pretty fun overall. Really cute. Thank you for this entry ++

peecestudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:32am

Wonder graphics. Pretty funny!

radmars says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Seems like a neat concept and ambitious to do in full 3D, but the balance was very hard. I never was able to build up enough mana to build a trap before being overwhelmed. I think with a little balance tweaks this could be neat concept and fun game!

kakarotsan says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 8:27am

The first time I played it I thought the room was too small. After reading the instructions, I finally figured out how to break down the walls. Even after figuring that out though, the waves are still too hard.

Very playable game though, and interesting opening story.

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