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

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Hyper Hydra Havoc

by chunkybrewster - Compo Entry

Peasants are part of a balanced breakfast for young growing Hydras!

Eat peasants, grow heads!

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Teren says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:12am

Had a bit of fun chomping on peasants :)
It could use a win/lose condition, but it's OK.

P.S. The LMB/RMB controls are mixed up (at least for me - Mac OS X + Chrome)

Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:42pm

@Teren thanks! And whoops, that is actually an error with the text. Insomnia apparently gives me copy text dyslexia. ;)

Catblocker says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:47pm

The game was nicly done. But it lacked a challenge.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:54pm

nice, funny game :)

jamaster96 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Love it.

teamross says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Good idea!
I would have liked bigger peasants, they seems small to me.
Overall really nice!

fistmaker says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Liked your game, the way the head took turns was a nice touch.

qkerguelen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:56pm

It was fun to kill those poor innocent squares. It could be even more fun if it was a little bit more challenging, but good job ;)

OccamsRazor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Cool concept! The hydra was a great central element, and I can see more being done with this. Would be cool to have some soliders or archers enter later to give it a win/lose condition and some more challenge, but still good nonetheless!

Also, Hail Hydra!

bazkur98 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Lack of a losing condition kinda ruined it for me. Decent idea though.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Lovely graphics! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Kinda fun, but there's nothing much to do besides slamming their faces on little white dots.

tantumgames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Omnomnom, great message, so deep!)

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:22pm

The idea and the game are fun but there isn't any chalenge.
It's still a good experience =)

Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:39pm

don't feel actually like a game, just because is not challenging, anyway i made an 8 heads hydra and enjoy it, the color combination was nice, the blood effect was nice too, good luck (Y)

Switchiers says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Lack of challenge but nice realisation!

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:40am

Nice idea, but it lacks goal. Maybe the heads could eventually die from starvation or knights could attack the beast whenever one of its heads reaches the ground?

Jan 5, 2016 @ 3:46pm

@Blake_Lead oh I really like the idea of starvation! I was going to have knights and sickened peasants that would deal damage to the heads, but I had some strange issues on day two that only happened on web build that I really just spent way too much time on! I'm hoping to work on this soon and add some of these suggestion :) Thanks for playing everyone!

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