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

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Pit of Despair

by hijomo - Compo Entry

You are the great pit of despair eating the lonely people who have lost their orange tabbies.

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NalozycShade says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:51am

Something about this is just plain hilarious. :)

BortStudios says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:52am

I liked how the gameplay was intrinsically related to the theme. More particle effects would make it more interesting to look at, but I had a strange joy in eating people up

imdigitaljim says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:55am

Odd objective but the cat in the tree is funny =)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:45am

I can't run Unity web player on Linux :(

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:46am

The crunching noise was pretty funny, and I like the concept. Could use a bit more interaction though.

Parappa says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:01am

Heheh, the cat just watches.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:04am

Nice gothic style

aeai says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:34pm

I would like to eat the cat. Looks tasty.

jirrev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:42am

A bit stale for my taste, it follows the theme but seems a bit shallow for my feeling. It could do with a bit more Particles and the cracking of bones.

Razoric says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:57pm

One thing you could do to improve this concept is make the consuming more visceral and random. Perhaps even add a Gears of War style "active reload" timer based on the chomping. The better you do, the more bones and blood gets spewed up. Perhaps even change the cat's reaction based on how bloody/gross the scene gets. =)

hoqjed says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:10pm

People will do anything to get back their cats...even stepping on pits of despair!

Obvious_San says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:58am

I like the "experimental" art-Style : ) Gameplay is quite repetitive, but the game has style and mood :)

ZNCatlaw says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 3:21am

Oh this is so weird and awesome! Thanks! I love the crushing jaw action. A little blood splatter, and maybe a counter of how many people I devoured, would have been cool.

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