Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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The Magnificient Creature

by yoanndeplo - Compo Entry

Hi ! This is my fourth LD, but my first real compo, and I hope that you will enjoy my game : "The Magnificient Creature". I used Processing, sfxr, and "La boite a couleurs" (the color box in english) to make this game. If you see a bug or a mistake, report it and I will fix it (if I could).

NB : After clicking on "Download", it may take a few moment before starting the download.

Enjoy !


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Spyboy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:39pm

J'ai rigolé un bon nombre de fois! :)

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:38am

lol - funny story :)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:46pm

I hope that I am lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a magnificent creature under a full moon someday!

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:06pm

There is also a legend wich says that donate thousands of $/£/€ to me will increase your chance to see a Magnificient Creature by 1%.

It's a lot, 1%.

commodoreKid says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:29pm

After I talked to the fisher boy, the game just stopped and I couldn't find a way to continue, not sure if this is a bug. Graphics and sound needs to improve a lot. It's not particularly fun also, you just choose dialog options. I think you should add more interaction if you want to make an adventure game. There are also grammar mistakes in English version.

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:47am

@commodoreKid I've fixed the bug, thanks for your comments.

DarkGrisen says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:21pm

I actually laughed when I played this hilarious game xD
Great job!

Dracir says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:34pm

HAhah Quel magnifique créature!
The story is cute !

- Le text devrait être accélerable car quand on rejoue pour en lire plus, on doit attendre sur du texte déjà connue.
- J'ai l'impression qu'on est un peu insité à être gentil, c'est le seul choix qui semble... Et la je viens de voir qu'il y a des liens avec les choix :D

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:01pm

@Darkgrisen Thanks !
@Dracir Pour le texte : J'aurais du le faire, mais sur le coup je m'étais dit que c'était pas super utile.
Pour le fait d'être gentil : Les rotules, toujours les rotules. ;)

ambi says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:56pm

It was a cute little game. I enjoyed the story even if it was a bit simple. Nice use of the two buttons theme.

gloim says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 7:38am

had some fun with this little game :)

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