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

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you have a simple mission:
find the target, and eliminate it.

the power you've been granted is overwhelming.
cleanse the valley with fi ...
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Play as a hydra who has gotten himself a nice snack of a Princess, but then has to deal with all the knights who wanted to rescue her.

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NOTE: THIS GAME REQUIRES A MICROPHONE TO PLAY

You play as a morally upright siren who leads ships to their destinations safely! You (the ...
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You are the Minotaur, and Theseus is coming to find you and kill you. He's faster than you, but you know the Labyrinth intimately and can ou ...
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Coordinate the four ghosts, which adhere to the actual AI from the original Pac-Man arcade. Your only power to catch Pac-Man is to choose wh ...
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ABOUT
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Takodemon is a game about small monster which moves by inflating and deflating parts of her body.

SOFTWARE ...
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See what they see, feel how they feel

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-> Arrows or WASD to move

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Windows build recommended due to performance issues on w ...
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Milky loves being helpful, but sometimes he finds that he could be more helpful if only he was a little bit bigger. The professor's inventio ...
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Found Bigfootage is a sort of reverse-stealth game.

You are Bigfoot. People keep bothering you with their video cameras. And they won't ...
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You are the Wheel of Time.
People want to stop you.
Crush their hopes.

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For this Ludum Dare, I've added an extra challenge to my ...
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"Nice Monster"

A little kid is playing a nostalgic platforming game... and only pressing the jump button!

All the monsters in the leve ...
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Harvest humanity today!

Controlled with the mouse. ...
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___________________________STORY___________________________


the grand lich is immortal and, many years after each death,
returns back ...
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Host is a turn based virus spreading game. Instructions in game. Left click controls everything. Esc to exit.

The goal of Host is, as a v ...
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Kaiju Boxing - a game played in Twitch chat

Type in commands in Twitch chat to watch the monsters battle!

Please be aware there is a d ...
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Be Bloodworm, and escape this place they've held you in for too long.

2015-08-24 11:33 GMT: Uploaded a new Windows build that should incr ...
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You play as the infamous thief duo. Stealth through the security systems in the museums of our nation. Steal the golden goblets to finish yo ...
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profound transmute homunculus chain change ...
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You've been pushed around and around and around long enough! Teach the world a lesson by coming unhinged and taking down an entire city, or ...
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A short (very short) FMV style visual novel put together on YouTube (using mostly the annotations system). Inspired kind of by the playable ...
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*Headphones Recommended*

This is my 7th Ludum Dare. If you were here for the last Ludum Dare, I made 'Frisbee Training' for the theme: An ...
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The farmers have burned down your fields, how else can you pursue your life-long passion of making soup and keeping your children fed?!

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^_^ IT'S NOT SCARY ^_^
Sorry if the title image mislead you...


Sweet Dreams is about the Bogey Man influencing children's happy dreams ...
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Orange Squares...Beware! The white orb is out to get you!

Control the white orb to take out the orange squares by using the mouse to laun ...
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A game about monsters on a personal scale.

Featuring:
- Broken people in a broken relationship
- Real-time stress, anxiety and euphoria ...
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This game is constructed of two rounds. In round one you play as the villagers while in round two due to a revolt of a monster named Trogg, ...
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Atmospheric and thrilling game in which you must download a recently released episode of a TV Show. Have fun!

CONTROLS:
Mouse Left Click ...
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Get all your adventurers to reach level 4 and fight the monster. There is a way to lose. There are two ways to win.

It took me hours to ...
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You play as the Aztec boss off a game. Use your two hands to crush the computer player!

Press up and down alternatively to swing your arm ...
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The best part about games is the big boss battle at the end. Why not play as that big boss?

SPACE JUNK is a shmup "bullet hell" where you ...
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Reach the flag. The master will try to help or kill some of you. Stay together!

(use arrow keys to move) ...
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I had no plans on doing this jam but really liked the theme and ended up making a game I'm pretty happy with.

Sound control puts you in t ...
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Mother can fly through the sky

Mother has a long sticky tongue

Mother is good to her children

Mother likes to eat crunchy humans
...
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+------------------------------------------+
| Monster (verb): British, informal; |
| To criticize or reprimand severely |
+----------- ...
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A simple puzzle game about yelling birds and picking sides. I was thinking about different perspectives and how that can change someone's vi ...
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You play a blind monster that relies on sound and smell to hunt. Navigate the map with sound and track down pray by smelling their fear. To ...
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mouse to control tentacles
alt + enter for fullscreen

not as polished as i like but it's ok ...
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It's a little puzzle game where you control a snake with gravity.
Use arrow keys to move, and eat all the flowers to beat each level.

Ma ...
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SnakeLike is a RogueLike that plays a little like Snake.

Meander through dungeons, fight enemies and devour their remains to add their ab ...
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​The Walls Have Ears is a game about catching the monsters that infringe on the freedoms and liberties of our nation. It's also a game abo ...
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You are the Lich King.

The annoying City Watch is messing around your domain so you take the only decision that fits such a situation: yo ...
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Controls:
A and D - Move left and right
W - Enter doors
E - Activate traps/Summon minions/Drink from pools

In Make Your Time you play ...
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You control a little nasty ghost named Mindy.

She want to rule the world with her ability to mind-control people using hallucinations: Su ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlI72x6C5BQ

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YOUR ROAR // #LD33

Roar into your microphone to attack unsuspecting cuties! The loude ...
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You are the final boss in a dungeon, but you're sleepy. Try to stay awake until the hero gets through the dungeon so you can annihilate him. ...
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READ THE DESCRIPTION. I wrote it because people can have questions or be confused. If you don't want to get confused, read this!

Make sur ...
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Use Your Butt! ...
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You're an alien that was hoping Earth was a nice vacation destination, but quickly found out the inhabitants are hostile. Race to your ship ...
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Protect the underworld's master from heroes raid.
Collect the 3x power orb to banish those pesky humans from your dungeon forever !

z : ...
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Update: I noticed several people having difficulty finding the targets for deliveries. I've added a how to graphic (see screenshot three) t ...
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You play the monster hiding up in the trees.
Dangle food down to tempt the humans, then drag them up into the trees and eat them.
Avoid th ...
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"Rated 10/10 Combovers" - The Donald's Combover.

THE DONALD doesn't like losers.
But you're not a loser, are you?
Obviously not.
That' ...
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Spooky Cuties is a game about romance and flirtation :)

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......( " )
.../\_.' '._/\...BOO! ...
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A fullscreen, in-browser, turn-based, rogue-like about robbery and violence.

http://newbeings.com/beastiswithinyou

You play as someone ...
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Help a squid find a new home where her enormous body fits and where no one will bother her!

Controls:
Use mouse! (left button + move)
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Pong meets Pacman.

When you eat the pellet, they turn to spike balls that hurt you...
Unless you're in monster mode, which activates whe ...
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Your Pixel Monster absorbs the colors of nearby pixels. Make him match the exit to move on to the next level!

Left,Right,Up to move
R to ...
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You're a mighty dune worm! Go mess around with the townspeople! You're a giant immortal beast! Why wouldn't you?!


Changelog:
Uploaded ...
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In "Writhe: The Thing from the Omega Sector", you play an alien organism recently escaped from Research Station Omega. None too happy about ...
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A minimalist monster.
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PS: Audio is included in case you wanted to rate the sounds you make in your head (or out ...
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DAVE NEEDS MILK!!!!

And you Play as a rejected spike.......

Try to Kill Dave while he is on his way to the Store!

Controls are AWSD ...
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You are a slave trader. Take advantage of the "triangular trade" to amass wealth.
Buy soldiers in Europe, let them reduce some african nati ...
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So this is my entry for my second LD compo. Plain Java, no external libraries.
Am I satisfied? Yes and no. I felt that my idea was so good, ...
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Personal Note:
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I don't usually finish the programming projects I start. LD33 followed suit. I a ...
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You work for a shady government organization, that specializes in software and encryption.

One day, the superiors had brought you this ma ...
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Monsters Reversed is a retro arcade-style action puzzle video game in the style of Tetris and Dr. Mario. Puzzle game enthusiasts will feel r ...
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Build a perfect trap to catch and eat the poor, innocent flies trying to reach the magic land beyond the open window.

++++++++++++ Contro ...
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The very tiny story of a monster who wants to be a kiwi. ...
#36 - Humor
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The Wish Monster is not really a video game. It's more of a human experiment, and a platform for people to possibly help each other.

For ...
#60 - Innovation
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​You are a bullet.
You have been fired.
Obey the master.
Destroy them. ...
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Sorry if the sound is a bit loud.

A side-perspective grid based combat game. Use WASD or arrow keys to move to an adjacent cell, includin ...
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Possessive is a game about an unnamed ghost girl with the power to possess others. She has been imprisoned in a laboratory for study, but th ...
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You are a giant mutant snake... centipede... thing which breaks out of containment and wreaks terrible havoc. The goal is to sate your hung ...
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It's a fun twist on an old classic. Good luck!

I made this with Unity so you'll need the web player.

Controls
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A | D
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Have you ever felt the urge to just give another pedestrian a surprise shove into traffic? Well this is the game for you!

Controls: mous ...
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A game where you play as a captured monster. The goal is to learn some human language and escape your captors. To play (Windows) download th ...
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TLDR: Controls - arrows and spacebar


Every day, we can see typos and other little mistakes in newspapers and books. Who is responsible ...
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Objectives:
You are a geeky newborn that is to dominate the world. Destroy all the objects before your parents are back.

Control:
The S ...
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MAKE THE ACME FORM-LETTER COMPANY STAND OUT AS
THE PREMIER FORM-LETTER MAILING SERVICE ON EARTH.

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There are critters. They eat things. All things. Clicking gives them food, that allows you to move them around the various areas. There are ...
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stupid game

CONTROLS:
keyboard: arrow keys, Z, X, C and maybe more
xbox 360 controller (use this if you can): sticks, right tr ...
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~ SPACE PONG - README ~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Space Pong is a radial pong game in which you battl ...
#80 - Innovation
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Heroes Always Win

Slow down the Hero's journey through your master's fortress!

Plot & design:
http://ludumdare.com/compo/2015/08/22/h ...
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You are secret monster and you have to kill everyone, but you have to do it in secret nobody can find out about it or you will lose.


Us ...
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The Endangered Death Falcon

Controls:
You need to feed you nestlings. Fly down, grab cars and people, and then drop them on your nest.
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Basic controls:

Click to destroy buildings and smash humans. ...
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A small game revolving around staying alive for as long as possible and gathering as many points as possible.

Tested OSs:
* Linux: Ubunt ...
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A cross-platform HTML5 *tower defense where YOU are the monster*.

- Prepare your waves in the spawning room
- Loot, kill, destroy

Goo ...
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Hi!

I am Kubees and this game, Homeland, is my first ever Compo entry. I was two times on Jam with friend, but Compo is much more stre ...
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DESCRIPTION:
In this game you take the role of a vampire mayor (why go running after food when you can invite it to live nextdoor?)
Build ...
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In this game you play as a spider and you need to spin your web in such a way that it will catch enough flies so that you won't starve

I ...
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You must kill the slime monster.

Since you are the slime monster, this means that to advance you must find ways to hurt and eventually ki ...
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Feed your slime mommy and try to not die in the process! It's more of a concept than a finished game but ohh well :)

CONTROLS
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A stealth and anti-stealth arcade game, in which you play an intern at the tourism board of Loch Ness masquerading as Nessie in order to ent ...
- Coolness
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#29 - Humor
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In this game, you play as a malicious cosmic presence that doesn't want the humans to expand to other planets. In order to prevent that, you ...
#94 - Innovation
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It's the advent of incremental, idle and clicker games. The player clicks a few times, buys some upgrades and the game just progresses over ...
- Coolness
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Control the monstrous power of Mother Nature in Disastris!

Disastris is a game of strategy, experimentation, chance, and watching things ...
- Coolness
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Drop the bomb, burn the forest!

Controls:
WSAD: camera movement
QE: camera rotation
Scroll-wheel: camera zoom
Click: !DROP THE BOMB! ...
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You are a girl. For certain reasons, you had became a monster, but everything will be all right when dawn comes.

But before then, you nee ...
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This game is a homage of sorts to campy slasher films of the 80s.

___________________________ ABOUT ___________________________

You pl ...
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Apparently my upload killed my texture quality. I've fixed it, I hop ...
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Game where you play as two monster twins, other one defies laws of physics and hangs on the ceiling. Your job is to get them keys for the do ...
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Latest (Post Jam) Build available here (changelog at bottom):
http://www.wyattcheng.com/games/CandyKnocker/

It's Halloween and you are d ...
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Play the latest MOBA all the kids are talking about!

Simple little game. I'm glad I finished something though.

This game might not mak ...
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You're the personification of Evil.

Or you would be if you weren't trapped by the gods inside a magical tree.

But after millennia of ...
- Coolness
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I am awake. I am at the bottom of the sea. I want to eat. When I eat I grow. Hmm, what a tasty little creatures are up there!

Extract you ...
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