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

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Nessie: Quest for Fame

by blubberquark - Jam Entry

In a bottomless lake in the Highlands of Scotland there lives an ancient and mysterious creature. Very Little is known about this MONSTER, except that she is driven by the thirst for fame the desire to one day claim "about Tree Fiddy" her own.

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sadenly says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I liked the idea, but needs more action, imho

maccam says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Indeed, our entries really are similar, but we didn't dare making our game in 3d. i really like the monster. he's cute in some way.
for the win condition, 3 pictures may be too fast, and cousteau didn't bothered me.

blubberquark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:11am

Yep, you're right. We may have overdone it on the graphics. We finished the actual game mechanics kind of last minute.

Slapunas says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:45am

It is a very nice looking game, but the gameplay is lacking, there is not much to do...

blubberquark says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Fixed a crash bug, Windows build works now, too.

adsilcott says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:57pm

It was fun being Nessie. Could have been a little more gameplay added. Cousteau didn't bother me and I just stood in the a spot where the tourists could photograph me over and over.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Good to see Nessie in a videogame! I like the fact that it has been in 3d and the gameplay is a bit weird but the graphics are awesome (water and nessie model). Good job!

Wumbo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:24pm

All you have to do is sit at the the top

foxboard says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Interesting idea, cute graphics, far too easy.

P.T.A says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:48pm

really enjoy the game! it's simple and relaxing, you just hang out on the river posing for pictures and i lol-ed when the dog appears in the photo =D

local minimum says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:40pm

I really love those swim animations and the whole initial setting with looking down the water reflection - very nice. As you wrote in the comments, I can really see that you spent a lot of time on the graphics, and they turned out really great. Because we had her "posing" in our game, and since you have to good animations, it would have been cool if pressing up while already at the surface made her show off some. I might not have figured out exactly how the mechanics worked. I just got loads of photos from the tourists, but no Jack or any on the beach. So I might have been doing something wrong. Sometimes there was a seal in the photo too.

LeekAnarchism says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Go team nessie!

Loved seeing the tourists' photos, with the surprise seals! Nice touch.

It was a bit too easy to just sit infront of the tourists and rack up the points (although posing was fun :)) -- adding some pressure on the player would've made it feel more like a game.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:23pm

Really cool concept, it felt weird being restricted to a 2D axis and the movement was a little gamey. But really cool idea and nice job on animation.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Good job, and you got it to run in the WebGL version too. I have NEVER gotten anything to compile and run smoothly in WebGL from Unity. :)

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:23am

Nice idea, game play is a bit simple and a bit meme heavy but visuals are nice.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:27am

WebGL version was a bit laggy (Might be because I was playtesting this on my Surface Pro 3) but this was very fun to play and I loved the water reflections.

Erlend Aakre says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:58am

Nice game, really like the graphics and environment. The pictures taken by the tourist feature is awesome. Would be really cool if the environment was 3d and some more gameplay elements added. Enjoyed playing it!

DeadFragment says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:52pm

Very funny game, was quite easy, not that i'm complaining.


blubberquark says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Captain Awesome: we were as surprised as you! :D

Btw. we recommend the standalone versions over WebGL if you don't want to watch a slideshow...

DalaiLlama says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 6:21am

Man, loving these games!
Could use some more challenge, but it felt great overall :) congrats!

careless says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:37am

Arrow keys just moved page up and down sadly was unable to control the game.

blubberquark says ...
Sep 16, 2015 @ 1:09pm

careless: it should work in fullscreen or with the downloadable versions

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