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

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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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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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___________________________STORY___________________________


the grand lich is immortal and, many years after each death,
returns back ...
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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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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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***POST COMPO VERSION IS OUT!***

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you try the post-compo version as is has many major improvements, including:
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Use Your Butt! ...
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In the marsh lies Trullskoll cave.
A lonely troll lives there.
He is you.
You are the troll.

THIS GAME INVOLVES MURDERING BUNNIES FOR ...
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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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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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CEO - Chief Execution Officer

CEO is an action platformer with LOTS of explosions!

Use your rifle and granade launcher to destroy the ...
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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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Welcome to Monster Academy!

Are you a good Monster? Prepare your mouse for some lessons!

Total possible score, after all rounds, is 20 ...
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Reach the flag. The master will try to help or kill some of you. Stay together!

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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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Inspired by Lemmings, Minions and Dumb Ways to Day

You're an evil lord who must control their minions on a mission that will not end well ...
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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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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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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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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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The Stowaway
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You have hatched on a starship returning to Earth ...
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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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MAKE THE ACME FORM-LETTER COMPANY STAND OUT AS
THE PREMIER FORM-LETTER MAILING SERVICE ON EARTH.

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This game was built by one person in under 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 33 game jam.

Controls
Move Left - A
Move Right - D
Roll - Spa ...
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A game about monsters on a personal scale.

Featuring:
- Broken people in a broken relationship
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Back for Dinner is a little action/platformer game where you born as a baby alien/beast in a forest of Nevada.
You will have to eat (a lot) ...
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Disclaimer: This is not a horror game, but some people may find ...
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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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Finally the sequel to Alien Plant from LD28.

You will find yourself in control of something otherworldly. You seem to be here to terrafo ...
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EDIT: After reading a few comments: if you get stuck, simply press escape and you'll be given options including, retry. ...
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I present:
**Explodasaur!**

Explodasaur is an top-down-shooter whereby you play as a Russian Dino-soldier and are tasked to conquer Am ...
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Hello you!

This is an adventure platform game with lifts (or "elevators") and buttons and NPCs and story and even a bit of close quarters ...
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Hell Wars XVIII: Soul Harvest
Created in 48 hours by Martin "quill18" Glaude

The End Times of the End Times are upon us. The ruler of h ...
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I've added an experimental Web version. I made it using my equally experimental LÖVE for ...
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Huge Worm decided to get know people better, and what came of it?

Play as a big monster and destroy everything on your way.
Try to get a ...
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=== Primary Objective ===
A point 'n click adventure with VR and hoverbikes!

= Controls =
Mouse to point
Mouse to click

= Known bug ...
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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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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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(Updated on August 27th, 2015. For judging, use the original version (first link). For just playing for fun, the post-LD version is recommen ...
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Stay alive as long as you can, and kill the unfriendly peasants.

arrow keys - movement
space - attack
D - special attack (when the powe ...
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A simple game about a bug lady who just wants to kill everyone.

Arrowkeys to move, X to jump and Z to cling to walls.
You can restart a ...
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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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Basic controls:

Click to destroy buildings and smash humans. ...
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mouse to control tentacles
alt + enter for fullscreen

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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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Dash through the suburbs, city, and out-lands in search for a tasty treat to bring back to your family.

Beware, not to misstep though, as ...
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You play as an UFO that crashed on planet earth and lost essential parts in the crash. The humans have stolen and hidden those components. ...
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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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You are the Arachnoid. No facility can hold you. Soon the people up above will know your terror.

CONTROLS:
1. WASD / Arrows to move
2. ...
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A 6-level puzzle game made for Ludum Dare 33 by @ehtd

Use ARROWS and Z to play

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You are Chompy, a baby monster. Your parents have sent you off for monster training where you will be tested and trained.

9 levels. It's ...
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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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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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That Fateful Night is my entry into Ludum Dare 33, and my second game made for Ludum Dare!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va0KHKjjldk = ...
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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 Gandhi. Not the Gandhi from Wikipedia. No, the Demanding, Tyranical, Despot Gandhi from the Civilization series.

You face 5 for ...
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Glauron, son of Glaurung, First of the Winged Dragons, has broken free of his five hundred year imprisonment, and he is not happy! Help him ...
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For my 11th Ludum Dare, I present you all....

-- == TAGWYHOPPDaaDoSS == --
(The Amazing Game Where You Hand Out Publicity Pamphlets Disg ...
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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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A Monster Truck race driver becomes a monster of a person after losing one race too many. He goes on a killing spree in his monster truck... ...
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You must protect your treasure from these historians pest!
Don’t get seen too much, otherwise they will close the pyramid!

To kill an ...
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Hop is a monster who wants only to be loved. Yet all the beautiful princesses in the kingdom reject him. And all the knights in the kingdom ...
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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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Shoot aliens and discover the story of the crew of a space mission that went wrong.

Z or C to shoot
X to strafe/interact(with doors and ...
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(PIXELATED BLOOD WARNING, if that matters)

You are a terrifying beast, stalking humans that venture into your woods. They have a flashli ...
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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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Please post your feedback, it's valuable. Also, please post any bugs you've found.



* DESCRIPTION *
This game features epic story abo ...
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How cookies ruined my life.

Please use headphones.
Note: I fixed a few show-stopping bugs post-compo as is allowed.

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Control the monstrous power of Mother Nature in Disastris!

Disastris is a game of strategy, experimentation, chance, and watching things ...
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You are a monstrous, sentient corrosive blob experient who has to escape from <INSERT SCIENCE FACILITY HERE>, Lucky you can move an all surf ...
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You are the fire monster. You want to destroy everything and everyone.

The police is there to stop you.

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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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It's your average day working in the postal service. What better time to go out on deliveries when everyone is at work?

With over 10 exci ...
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The Bear Hunter

When the hunter's family is murdered by a monster, he seeks out revenge, only to make a disturbing discovery ...

Contr ...
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Can you escape the mind of a madman?

Arrow keys / WASD to move, enter doors, etc.

P to pause. M to mute/un-mute. ...
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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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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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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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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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Hail, oh great and merciless Lich, for you have risen once again. The Dark Lord calls!

You play as the Lich, a master of the unliving. Yo ...
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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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Harvest humanity today!

Controlled with the mouse. ...
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OH NO! ME LOCK COOKIE INSIDE!

BLUE MONSTER WHO LIKES COOKIES lost his house key and needs to find it to get to COOKIE. Along the way he m ...
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= About DragonScriber =

In this game, you are a dragon guarding princess in a tower. You're pretty good at it, since you simply have to r ...
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profound transmute homunculus chain change ...
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Escape from sector.33.

Controls:

Arrows/WASD: movement
Space: leap attack
Esc/P: pause

It's not great but it's something.

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[TOP SECRET]

Welcome, pilot ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮!

You have been chosen from thousands of the best pilot ...
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I try to convey an abstraction about a psycho persuading to dead.
Get zones to dead carry good feelings to oblivion holes.

My tools:

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"Nice Monster"

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

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Everyone at the summer camp said Warewolves were make believe. It's always the skeptics that pay the price!

Controls
W / Space - Jump
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DIVIDE AND CONQUER!

To rule the city you must eat citizens to grow stronger.

Mouse - Move
Right Mouse Button - Divide
M - Toggle mus ...
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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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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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As the local troll, you have 90 seconds to feast on as many unassuming villagers as you can! Just don't let Sir Skinnytall spot you; he'll w ...
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HOTEL SHMOTEL - A hotel adventure game with tentacles for hands

_=_=_=_=_

WALK into front DESK dude to begin : ]

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| Monster (verb): British, informal; |
| To criticize or reprimand severely |
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Join the apes as they fool the plumbers in believing the myth of a great Kong! (and blow their heads)

Right,Left arrow keys -------> Move ...
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In a parodied version of the Mario universe, you play as a Krupa training to be part of King Krupa’s army. ...
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Adam the Alien has been captured, and needs your help. The man thinks he is a monster, but is he?

** Chrome Preferred **
Note: Firefox/ ...
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A tragic story of a giant who just wants to make friends :(

Light trigger warning: Suicidal themes.

This was an odd one for me, once a ...
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Have you ever dreamed of being an email scammer? L@@K no further-- Hello Dear Friend simulates sending emails, hiring employees, upgrading y ...
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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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CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


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