No larva show up for me to kill :(
TOP TEN TIMES
- yxtura - 153.4
- Leenex - 133.4
- rankydoodle - 93.7
- Rapiere Gridoro - 92.1
- Random Horror Games - 82.0
- BigNoob7 - 81.3s
- fullmontis - 71.0s
- AAA - 0.0s
- AAA - 0.0s
- AAA - 0.0s
Want to enter the Top Ten? Please post video proof of your best time in the comments, and I will add your name to the list.
PLEASE NOTE: this is an ancient proof of concept I made during a game jam, it's not much of a game in itself. Please check out my itch.io profile for more recent and complete projects.
You are a monster. Generate your children, let them grow and then eat them to get nutriment from them before they do the same with you. Try and survive for as long as you can.
This is more of an experiment in atmosphere than an actual game, so don't expect too much.
How to play
--Check out the tutorial on the right for a quick intro.--
Survive for as many seconds as you can.
The number at the top of the screen is your health. You die when it reaches 0 or below. Your health drops constantly and with increased demand over time.
Use your underground legs to suck the life out of your children. The more you let the larvae grow, the more nutriment they will give you. But be wary, after a while they will start feeding on you.
Hit multiple enemies at the same time for a health multiplier (x0.5 for every new enemy hit after the first).
- Only the mouse is required to play.
- Click the branches on the top of the screen to generate a larva.
- Click the middle of the screen to shoot your leg out and impale any larvae.
- Click underground on the bottom of the screen to knock on the floor, scattering the larvas on the surface and preventing them from burrowing.
Game made by fullmontis for Ludum Dare #33 in 72 hours. This is the adapted post jam version, done in about one week.
Check out my Itch.io profile, where you can find my other projects.
|Tags||2D, Arcade, Atmospheric, Dark, Horror, html5, Mouse only, Spooky, weird|
|Code license||MIT License|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, High-contrast, One button, Textless|
- Grow - Added Top Ten and Balance UpdateJan 31, 2020
Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.
if you leave the page or go to the comments and basically have the game out of view the timer keeps going but your health will stay the same
yeah I know, that unfortunately is something related to how browsers work, i could fix that but since this is a small jam game I made a long time ago I don't think it would be worth it. It is also why I ask for videos and not just screenshots for the top 10
weird game, anyways I got 93.7 on my most recent try, and got 100.7 first try from luck lol, I'll upload the video and post later
This is fucking weird. I love it.
Hello! Thanks for submitting but I need a video to post it on the leaderboards
133.4 secs very interesting game loved it :3
Yay i can kill children now =)
92.1 seconds ^-^ its a interesting game
I think I broke the game lol..
Superb little game and very addictive! Throughly enjoyed it, but I really wish I’d read your instructions prior to playing! Really lovely graphical style and concept. Really enjoy it.
Thank you so much for playing and for the video! The feedback you gave is probably some of the best I've received so far, it was very useful. Looking at your channel maybe you could take a look at my other game Fallen Girl too, it's a creepy pixel art platformer and it seems to be something you would enjoy! https://fullmontis.itch.io/fallen-girl
thank you so much for getting back to me and for such great feedback. I will certainly do a walkthrough and review of Fallen Girl in the coming days (hopefully tomorrow). I’m looking forward to playing it!
Can you make this downloadable?
Lol I got a glitch that said I survived for like 145 seconds and I didn't
Ack, I have to fix that... Do you remember how you did that?
Nice game, too lazy to prove that it’s easy to survive almost 1 min. Btw, why are you hide it in your profile?
Thanks! I keep only the games that people seem to enjoy more in my profile, I have at least ten other games hidden atm
The category is wrong, it's not a puzzle
What category should it be in? To me puzzle is the closest
"Action" because it relays on testing player's reflexes rather than on thinking skills or creativity. If the game was much slower it would be trivial to sustain the monster tree indefinitely, so it doesn't require much thinking or insight.
Pretty neat, nice art style and audio!
I know you said this was an experiment with atmosphere (its pretty good btw) but I feel like this would be a cool easter egg: if you left the larvae long enough they begin to grow into arm tree monsters too and then you could try to keep them alive too
Thanks for the suggestion! It's an interesting idea but I think it's too complex for me to implement.
Nice! I had lots of fun killing my kids XD The atmosphere is pretty good, I'd say. I can see other human trees in the background. If you were to expand upon this, maybe there could be different kinds of kids to raise and kill, haha.
And now I have a question: are we some spider-tree-man thing? 'Cause to me, it seems we have branches like a tree, a human body, and a weird body with legs underneath the ground.
This was really good! thanks for sharing!!!
I really like the art style, For some reason it reminds me of games like Gyosait.
It might be good, but it was too small to see what was going on.