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

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by mklee - Compo Entry

Avoid blasts. Eat humans.

Humans are trying to hunt the monster down at all costs. Collateral damage is unavoidable. But it's all for the greater good.

Arrow keys - move

By Michael Lee
Follow me at @drinkycode

Made using OpenFL/HaxeFlixel. Sounds created using Audacity, sfxr, and samples from

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dosmaen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:49am

Great job! I loved the explosion and particle effects, and it ran very smooth!

Josh H says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:56am

Wow, very cool! I killed 109 people. Not sure if that's good or not. I liked the take on the classic snake game. The sound effects got a little tiring, but other than that I have nothing bad to say. Well done.

robodylan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:03am

Great idea, it was very fun to play. One thing thought is eventually I went off the screen and couldn't see the snake but kept killing people and couldn't get it back.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:03am

Great game. Is the number of humans killed supposed to be part of the score, or is it just there for show?

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:06am

it was good with very nice art but lacked kind of gets repetitive due to how long it takes to ramp up in difficulty

jaegerpicker says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:06am

Nice! that's very cool.

Ybalrid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:11am

I like it, A lot!
The graphism are great, that's the kind of pixels I want to see; its fun.

It's not "super original" but it's really really cool :D

heyitsleo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:13am

Controls are great. Graphics are great. Challenge progression is kind of slow. I need reason to eat more humans.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

110 Killed - Satisfying! Loved the blood, cool colour pallet!

The sounds were pretty great too - the music really set the mood. Good stuff!

Doug: "Hey Jane, lets go play in the field where the bombs are dropping!"
Jane: "Yeah Doug! Heard there's a giant eye worm thing, that would be great to check out!"

steve says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

Aaiiieea! Loved the audio when a load of people get splattered by the beam :)

Suese says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

Yummy. That was a lot of fun, very responsive. Lots of feedback. Should put it up for Audio, the Audio is good. Would be better with music. Mood / Humor not so much.

lonkost says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:15am

I like the explosions.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:16am

Nice stuff. It felt a little like I was more at the whim of the RNG than my skill, not sure. Some variety in scream sound would be *very* appreciated.

(I think FreeSound samples might be technically outside of compo remit, but *shrug*)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:25am

This game is amazing! Fantastic atmosphere! Very engaging!

aeveis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:35am

Very dystopian! I really like how the blood adds to the confusion with bombs. There's a really good balance with the gameplay.

JayWoody says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:41am

I liked this very much.

Simple, yet effective and executed with grace!

Very nice work sir!

avultima says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:56am

Extremely satisfying game to play! Short and simple to understand! Art is crisp and easy to look at. Great work!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:11am

Very nice. Classic feel with great assets. Sound effects really sold it.

conormn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:12am

Cool art and color scheme!

rogual says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

I love how you've managed to create a really creepy vibe with such simple graphics and audio. The background ambient sound is really well done.

It's also a nice touch that you can lose segments of your body in the blasts.

I did find the targeting reticules started to blend together with the blood pools, making it hard to tell them apart, but maybe that was the idea.

Also, technically, the game ran really smoothly, and difficulty curve was just right.

Great entry.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33am

Solid game. Well done. Didn't realize that going off map wrapped you back around to the other side.

Soulzbro says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:12am

If the snake from the classic snake game had a baby with the Eater of Worlds from Terraria you would get this game. Simple but bloody satisfying!

mactinite says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:32am

That was pretty awesome. The ambient sound made the whole thing kinda creepy lol.

whalebot says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:57am

I really like the health of the monster being shown as the segments. It has the side effect of making the game a tiny bit easier as you die :) Great job! My only criticism would be to start the game with a keypress rather than a mouse click since the gameplay is only key presses.

NickFrushour says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:37am

Very cool. There are times when I thought I was in the clear with the blasts, but I got hit. Maybe if I ate enough people, i can grow not only longer but fatter :)

frokes says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:21am

Really like the "snake" style gameplay. The graphics are nice and I did not encounter any control issues. Something that i would like to see is the ability to regain "bodies", maybe every 20 kills or so.

lubos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:17am

Sounds are hilarious! Great game overall.

peterkirk says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:17am

I liked when the laser was introduced but I was hoping for more ways of being attacked. The art style and colour scheme a brilliant. It’s a great entry all over.

nicotuason says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:11am

Simple but very effective! That eyeball thing is creepy. I only wish you could grow longer again by eating more people.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:39am

Very Cool Game, i really enjoy the life system and how smooth the monster walks, love the blood effects. I enjoy it.

Hurlenuit says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:56am

Good job, blasts are really cool !

kirilllosev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:52am

Good remastering of snake.
Sounds of humans a bit annoying. Everything else is good

increpare says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Not much challenge, I though - I'd have changed the pacing a lot.

Leuthil says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:28pm

This is really well made. As someone else has mentioned the human sounds can get a bit repetitive after a while but the graphics are consistent and the gameplay is fun. The laser coming in to pump up difficulty was a great touch. Overall great game!

TFR says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Very good! The idea for the monster was very interesting (although very similar to the traditional snake game), the design was very good!

kewleus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:51pm

fun game, two suggestions. 1. prevent looping back over yourself similar to snake 2. loop the player around with screen wrapping or prevent the player from leaving the screen.

scriptorum says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

At first I thought you were going for a "snake" style game. Pleasantly surprised to see it went a different direction. Fun to play, good risk/reward dynamics.

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

Very good game. My highscore was 139 for anyone who wants to beat it ;)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Fun arcade title! But good lords my eyes hurt after so many camera shakes.

Looks really good! and plays nice. It gets really easier as you loose body parts, and the targets are really hard to spot after the bloodbath. Good entry overall :)

ladybenko says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:34pm

Nice atmosphere!

Wilson says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Cool game, managed 113 eaten by me, 210 from collateral damage. Nice FX, I liked how your body chunks were HP.

Manou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Nice art, creepy atmosphere !

oxysoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:03pm

Cool game, I made it to 175

ruthiepee says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Surprisingly fun twist on the classic snake type game. Once there gets to be a lot of blood splatter and explosions, things really get chaotic. My favorite thing about this game was that it had so much juice-- little animations, screenshakes, and a zillion sprites on screen all at once. The game felt really balanced too. Nice job! My score: 83

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

Nice job! Good idea, and good implementation. As you progress past 50ish kills the game gets too "jarring". The explosions and lasers look really nice on their own but I think the camera shaking and brightness should be toned down when there are so many on the screen. Really nice though. I like the graphics for the snake/eye.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:22pm

Really a "You are the monster" themed game! Nice work, though made me feel quite like a evil monster at the end when I noticed I was competing with the bombs to kill humans! Nice gameplay and fun game!

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Nicely done! I really enjoyed particles and sounds. Aaai!

Perkovec says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:09pm

A good analogue of the snake, the idea of explosions is quite amusing)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:24pm

The best game in the compo, as far as I've seen.

Pampattitude says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:57pm

That was the best snake game ever. I felt like super evil and loved killing all these people, and loved even more hearing their voice while suffer.

Shina69 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Loved the simplicity, sound and particle effects on this horrific snake game remake. We totally should keep an eye on this one.

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:18am

Simple yet elegant entry. Only killed 71 people :)

KhaoTom says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:57am

Snake's gotta snake. But did the government really have to go kill everyone? Damn this goes right to the top.

cowboycolor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:41am

Super fun! Probably the most unique snake-like in the galaxy. Also i love haxe-flixel and really like the art style

sydream says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:21am

Fun and addictive. Though the monster can go outside the boundary of the screen which I guess it's not intended, you can get easily lost in there and never come back. Love the laser beam and hectic pace

peterthehe says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:46am

Good work! It's like snake but MORE fun! 5/5

DANGER says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:33pm

Nice idea and great execution, it feels great to play!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:22am

Amazing! I love the look and feel. Would give you 5/5 if only for your logo vignetter and sound :)

The fact that the blasts kill more people than you do is a genious touch

justinooncx says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:14am

Pretty cool game, although the humans are better than killing themselves than I am...

THEY'RE the true monsters!

Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:45am

great game, good idea representing health as part of the monster. 249 killed

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:58pm

This is really fun. The ramp up in difficulty seems about right for a highscore game like this, and the controls feel really good. The people sprites are also great, along with the explosion animations.

xhunterko says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:59am

Loved the idea!

Saf says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:19pm

Great game for the Jam duration! Loved how people were just walking around the city in midst of giant massacring monster and the bombings :D Solid entry

Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:05am

The human military killed more than me!
WHO'S THE MONSTER NOW!?!? (_)(_)(_)(_)(◉ื)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Quite the fun little game! I included it in part 9 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:17pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

RegisFrey says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:50am

Solid game execution. Gfx, sound, mechanics, and theme come together well. I particularly liked the difficulty variances: more blood makes targets harder to spot and shorter snake makes it easier to dodge blasts. I did find the addition of the side laser too sudden the first time.

6DownStudios says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 3:03am

Even the most efficient monster could never cause as much damage as those that would destroy it by any means necessary.

Solid metaphor for a solid entry. Gameplay is fun, and the elegance of theme and design is mirrored by the art style which, despite the limited palette and contrasting colors, is quite cohesive. Subtle graphical effects like the sprite variation, shadows, particles, and the bobbing of the monster pieces really bring the whole thing together.

Forgoing any narrative details and letting the art tell the story was the right choice. The premise poses the questions: Where are we? Who are the people? The crosshairs arrive on the scene before the people do...Why are they hunting the creature before it has any confirmed meals? Who's the *real* monster?
I don't know whether the monster's hue was a thematic or artistic choice, but it's exactly what I would have picked, and here's why: The green shades of the background imply grass, and the semi-chaotic nature of the pattern suggest a wilderness setting, as opposed to a metropolitan one (say, a park).
The green monster seems more at home in this environment than the blue people...Who's doing the intruding? Indeed, the starkest contrast of all is in the bright reds and whites of the unrelenting barrage, shaking the earth, scorching the ground, and spilling the blood of man (and woman). The haunting drone punctuates the explosions and emphasizes the screams of the dying.
To sum up, you hit the nail on the head for Theme and Mood. Kudos.

GFM says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Man... by the end I wasn't even the worst monster... Humans are just too good at killing them selves. I got a score of 207/442.

Nice little snake-y game. :)
Graphics were really nice, but all the blood splatters made seeing the targets on the floor quite difficult, after a while...
The audio was great at setting the mood!

nka says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 9:38pm

Pretty fun little game. Loved graphics theme, kinda stylish though it was a bit hard to distinct explosion marks from blood dots. Well done! Also kudos for using haxe.

bombjack says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:23pm

simple but fun.

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