MiniLD #73: MUSIC! — hosted by Tijn — March 2017

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Stormy Chompers: Do Yous Has A Thermonmentor

by grandtheftmarmot - Mini LD Entry

We had a conversation about a year ago about brilliant ideas in dreams that turn out to be nonsense, and we constructed a title that combined each of our experiences with that and then spent a weekend trying to make a game around the title. (More info on itch.io page)

The core gameplay is to hold a "thermonmentor", which is basically a pirate thermometer, in a monster's mouth until it reaches a certain temperature, but the monster is making noises constantly, and one (or a few) noises serve as a "tell" when the monster is going to try to bite the thermonmentor. So, when you hear that noise, you have to pull the thermonmentor out while they chomp, and then re-insert it.

We had that for about a year, with no beginning or ending, so I saw that one recommendation for this MiniLD was "–create music for a game you had already started!" and I thought "That would finish this!" So, to be clear, this game was not made over this weekend, but one in April of 2016. Just the music was made this weekend.

So, I spent about 2.5 hours this weekend on a title screen theme song, another hour on some fanfares throughout the game, and about 2.5 hours on a song/music video when you beat the game, and I guess it's done? So I released it.

All music, graphics, chomper sounds, and coding by us. Made in GameMaker. A few sound effects are creative common zero things from freesound.org (rain, water sounds).

In-browser, PC, and Android.

Downloads and Links


Comments

JK5000 says ...
Mar 29, 2017 @ 9:10am

The game is very lovely and very funny. And the music is also super fantastic and it fits the game super well. I find the idea for the game is super interesting, but apart for the first couple of levels, it is very difficult to hear when exactly I have to redraw the Thermonmentor. But overall a great game, and well made music.

HellowPixl says ...
Mar 29, 2017 @ 7:16pm

Its a fun game man!

personalurban says ...
Mar 30, 2017 @ 2:02pm

I had no idea at first what to do but such a simple game with an interesting dynamic. great work.

Serval Games says ...
Apr 6, 2017 @ 6:27pm

Cute graphic and great music!

Novodantis says ...
Apr 7, 2017 @ 6:09pm

Interesting mechanic, not seen it before. I thought I had it all under control, then the 4th or 5th one totally chewed up all my Thermonmentors.

Great job on the music too!

Bed_Shadows says ...
Apr 13, 2017 @ 8:50pm

Loved the music, great work! Think the 8 bit sound really worked with your theme.

Bed_Shadows says ...
Apr 20, 2017 @ 8:58pm

Your intro theme brought nostalagia to me. I felt like I was playing something from monkey island. Very well composed. The game functions, it has clear win and lose conditions. What a great enjoyable game. Thank you.

inventroom says ...
May 3, 2017 @ 6:54am

Hey, I tried your game and enjoyed it quite a bit~
I made a video talking about your game, amongst others, so I thought I'd share it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4y1BCRgXl0
Thank you for your effort and keep doing what you're doing~

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