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caveman defending his cave from aliens while monoliths drop down from the sky

by bms - 48 Hour Compo Entry

you are in the role of a caveman, which is trying to stop aliens from getting to his cave, in a floating island themed world.

caveman defending his cave from aliens while monoliths drop down from the sky(or CDHCFAWMDDFS in short) is a super crate box clone, well at least the weapon dynamic is, and the aliens.. CDHCFAWMDDFS is also inspired by 2001: a space odyssey, especially the part of the movie with the cavemen, monolith and weird music.

goal: collect as many monoliths(the black things) as possible.
end: game ends if an alien gets to the cave or the caveman falls off, you can collide with the aliens all you want.
controls: space+arrows.

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Fireblend says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:26am

That was fun! Loved the weapon switching, although I think some minor issue related to collision detection made me die arbitrarily a couple of times :P Good job!

Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:21pm

Nice! I like the art :)

davidllanos22 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:41pm

I love it :)

yanmania says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:42pm

The monolith idea was great!

smvilar says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:44pm

I like the "super crate box" weapon-switching mechanic, though the game needs a health bar or something, I kept dying without any clue of what's going on

bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:14pm

@smvilar Thanks for pointing out the die thing.. I forgot to mention you die when an alien gets to your cave. so you can collide with them all you want :) a little different from SCB

Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:53pm

i like it :)

Rabbits... says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:54pm

great graphics but I didn't know that you could shoot or that you died when they got to you cave. Instructions would be nice.

Kitch says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:58pm

Cavemen with missile launchers. I'm content.

Evgis says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:00pm

There are a couple of slowdowns now and then, but good game, nice job!

Danik says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:00pm

Fun game! Good looking graphics, many different weapons.

It was kind of ironic that the heavy weapons like the rocket launcher and flame gun (?) were the worst, and the knife the best, as you can kill many at once with it.

The jumping was a little floaty, some more air control wouldn't hurt since it's not exactly a realistic game anyways. :)

jeroenimooo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:02pm

Hahaha the random shouts! The only thing i missed was health. The weapon system was really cool. <3 the bazooka

bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:05pm

@Danik it's actually a wand :D there's some magic happenin' xD

Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:24pm

That was a lot of fun. I concur with the post above about needing some preliminary instructions, but it was definitely fun to play.

the8donut says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:26pm

Nice art! it's quite hard to figure out what to do, but overall good job!

JaJ says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:19pm

The game was fun, but what kept happening to me is that I died because of things outside of my control. (The location of the spaceship, the weapons I got, and especially, where the monoliths dropped) If the monolith drops in a location behind the spaceship, there seems to be nothing you can do.

Pixelulsar says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:50pm

It got a bit repetitive after a while, but the graphics were cool and I liked the story (cavemen defending his cave from aliens)

Gremlin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:01pm

Fun. Funny.

I tend to lose when the next monolith is really far from my cave.

YMM says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:46pm

Fun idea. The flatness of the level makes the monoliths further from the cave really dangerous to go for, which is interesting

blob says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:24pm

Its too bad all the weapons are pretty much doing the same thing. I wish the mortar aimed up and that you could eventually beat the spaceship.

A health bar would have been nice, just walking on top of the ennemies while waiting for the weapon to reload is not very challenging.

bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:10pm

@blob you're right I was aiming to have much more variety in weapons and gameplay but I just didn't have enough time.

Sodaware says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:33pm

Controls are a little floaty and unresponsive at times, but it was fun to play. Gets a little hard to kill everything if you get a weak weapon, but I liked the layout and moving UFO (just a shame you can't blow it up).

steamgirl says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:39pm

Funny and cute! Lovely graphics and good palate. The only thing I wish was different were the sound effects (they grated on my ears a bit after a couple of playthroughs).

Loved the flamethrower and rocket launcher. Who would have thought! The monolith-changing-weapons idea was also pretty original, which really helped make it stand out for me.

bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:49pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback! I really appreciate it xD

mimshwright says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:32am

I'd like to see a version of this with lots more weapons for every part of history!

mattchu says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:36am

The setting is hilarious, and it was pretty fun. It is a bit like Super Crate Box, except more horizontal, and the spawn moves. :) There's also a different condition for losing.

Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:51am

Cute! I like the variety of weapons.

omaha says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:06am

that was cool.

dx0ne says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:19am

Liked it from the moment i saw floating islands. Then there was caveman with gun, the most common type. Also monoliths.

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:58am

Great graphics! I love to switch the weapon...
Is the end of the game when i get the fourth monolith?!

bms says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:15pm

@Lidfrid the game ends either when you fall or when an alien gets to your cave on the left.

brus46 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:40pm

I loved 2001: A space odissey and the game it's really fun. :)

Catman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:10pm

This is fun! :) Loved the concept!

StarDynamic says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:58pm

The goal was very clear.
The graphics were interesting.

SonnyBone says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:49am

LOL WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! I love the absurdity of the entire thing... hilarious. Good job!

FaBrito says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:39am

What an original idea! the only disapointment was watching some aliens jumping too soon and falling down... hehe

bms says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:43am

@FaBrito yeah their AI isn't the greatest..

chambers says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:47am

This game is freaking awesome. I love the idea, and I love how the monoliths give you new weapons XD I liked the graphics a lot too.

Pierrec says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:14am

Rocket launcher yay \o/

The-Force says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:27am

I loled with the monolite thing and it instandly reminded me super crate box. Nice mix of a great game and a great movie.

strega says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:33am

Love the crazy long name! Neat game play, although it gets a little repetitive after a while. I like the different weapons they spice it up a bit.

bms says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:13am

@strega Ahhh.. AT LAST! Someone likes the name xD thank you!

whitetigle says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:57am

Fun game, but I needed to read the comments to understand why I was dying. Well done :)

maloki says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:21pm

Cute! I didn't quite get what was happening at first (didn't read, x.x), but the game was fun. :D

hungyg says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:56pm

well that is pretty bad sorry...

tcstyle says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:15pm

This is great. I like the whole concept but the controls are a little clumsy.

elektron says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:32pm

Interesting, although it wasn't immediately obvious that the game ended because the aliens got to the cave. I just thought that that the collisions were messed up.

robcozzens says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:44pm

That's pretty good! I like hopping from island to island like that.

Nolan C says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:47pm

Hard game, but I like all the different weapons. The art looks nice and polished too. I thought the character was just a little hard to control.

ElzingaT says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:36am

Didn't realize I could touch the enemies without dying my first attempt but after I realized that I was able to make it a bit further. I loved the weapon switching mechanic too.

Tom 7 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:08am

Funny! I didn't understand what I was supposed to do at first, but then I remembered the title. The chief challenge seems to be preparing for the sword, since it is really bad at catching up to enemies, and when the monolith is at far right you're at great risk of dying. Eventually it got repetitive, though.

Hi-score: 9 monoliths.

firstrowgames says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:19am

Best game title ever!
And it explains the game so well :)
Also the game is quite fun good work.

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:09am

I really loved the idea for this game! It is absolutely wonderful when the game forces me to make the trade off for a potentially worse weapon to get a monolith and increase my score.

Also, I thought the wand as you pointed out (with magic!) was a roman candle xD

sampyxis says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:13am

Great game - love it!

Impossible says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:14am

The weapon system is cool and shooting aliens is fun. Death seemed a little confusing and random until I read the title :). Having some warning about nearby aliens would be nice. The way the game is set up now eventually aliens spawn to quickly and you just have to spam fire until they move away from your house.

mess110 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:29am

nice. gfx are cool

Toast says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:10am

That was fun, not much to it, but fun.

daandruff says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:19pm

The collision box was a bit large. I died several time when I thought I was in the clear. Nice little game though. Liked the idea alot :)

Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:46pm

I enjoyed it! It feels a lot like Super Crate Box.

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Quite addictive :D Like the graphics and funny.

bms says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:01pm

update: I added details about the gameplay in the notes section, hope it helps people having problems understanding what's going on :D

FredericRP says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:42pm

Good idea the monolith to upgrade your weapon, a weird mix of aliens and caveman, but the fun is there :)

wademcgillis says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:50pm

Highest score: 19 monoliths. Then I got bored with it.

You should have had the sword/knife be a femur though. :)

derosa says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:12am

Pretty solid gameplay! Really fun! Although the caveman looks like an Ewok to me ;)

zkenshin says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:43pm

Enjoyed the weapon system as well.

desmarkie says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:54pm

Nice concept. It could do with more interaction with the aliens to mix it up a bit, but the start of a cool game for sure.

Evil Cult says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:27am

[Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
Got to 6 monoliths then lost because I didn't know you had to stop the aliens getting to the cave. Good game other than that! Was a little hard to understand what to do at first but that could just be me needing more caffiene. One thing I would have liked to see is perhaps an arrow pointing to the next monolith location. Hilarious title and great work!

Jhelle says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:23pm

You could work on your naming sense ;). Nice game, liked the weapon mechanic. Could use some music though :)

Cyboot says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:33pm

fun to play
very good graphics
theme fits
I love the 2001: a space odyssey reference

--> great game, nice job!

tfendall says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 7:14am

Nicely done. It's polished, fun, and addictive. The variety of weapons made it fun to replay.

It took me a sec to figure out how the game ended, but once I figured it out it made sense. Sometimes I wish I could keep the previous weapon rather than switching once I got a new monolith. The sword was the best since it could swing a lot faster than the gun or rocket launcher could fire.

All in all, a really fun game. Especially for a weekend of dev.

netguy204 says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:37pm

Yeah, that was pretty great!

I enjoyed the strategy involved in deciding whether to hack my way through aliens to get another monolith or to stand back and defend my home. Giving me decisions like that that actually matter to the outcome of the game is what makes this stand out.

davidpeter says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:14am

Sometimes the controls went a bit wonky when I jumped - you could cover this up by pretending it gets really windy up there? Cute little game, I rather enjoyed it. I mean, cavemen shooting fireballs!

DainVadda says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 5:42pm

I like 2001 and I like your game. Had fun.

Datamosh says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 11:49pm

Fun and difficult! Love the weapons! I died mostly because of my clumpsyness at jumping sometimes. Art is good too. Good job! Seems fit for a mobile device!

R3ason says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 5:04am

Why is this so fun?! :D Anyhoo, I think the only thing I'd like to see different are the alien graphics...they don't quite seem to "fit" the rest of the art style. Could just be me though... Great entry! Thanks for sharing!

Thotep says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 11:41am

Pretty fun (for a few mins), but I noticed some random slowdowns.

ratboy2713 says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 2:47pm

Loved it. Though I would have liked some splash on the rocket launcher, and a jaunty tune would not have gone amiss. Still, very nice.

bms says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 8:08pm

@R3ason I agree, the alien graphics were a bit rushed..

Jeffalisk says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 11:49am

Quite fun, took me a while to figure out that aliens getting to the cave would kill me but nice idea.

azurenimbus says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Sir, I represent the estate of Stanely Kubrik and you're screwed!

It was pretty interesting. Would have been incredible if each monolith actually made your weapon superior or gave you speed and other abilities.

(Can't say enough how I liked the name of the game. Haha.)

May 12, 2012 @ 10:19pm

top marks (and loved the Verbose Edition). Music was awesome, mood was awesome, it's fun, it fits the theme, what else is there to say!

BenW says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:28pm

Fun game. Made it to 11.

Lotsa says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 11:57pm

good fun. :)

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