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Monday Night Monsters

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Mouse - Move and Aim
Click+Hold - Throw Ball
Space - Timeout
Click+Drag on Teammates in Timeout - Give Commands

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Originally made in 72 hours for LD33 - You Are the Monster!


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The lack of AI on your side really cripples the game. The controls are so obnoxious, and your team members just stand around stupidly, like they can't do anything without orders.

Having an opponent that reacts dynamically while being shackled to constantly stopping the game to micromanage your own team is quite blowful. Even giving the player the ability to dynamically control one guy even if he doesn't have the ball would be a great help.

I'd actually like to see a full game version of this, as opposed to the limited play time we get here. The gameplay, once you get the hang of it, is pretty fun. it can be a bit hectic having to go from time out to game quickly, which is part of the harm. The only thing I don't like so much is hat if an opponent gets behind you, it seems impossible to catch up. I think you could really expand this idea into an interesting game.

It was pretty good for a game in 72 hours. It has some flaws, but I'll forgive them since it was made in 72 hours.

However, if you were to make a sequel or remake in a longer timeframe, I would have some suggestions. First, better explaination of concepts. It took me a while to figure out that a "timeout" doesn't mean calling your players to the sidelines and stopping the clock. Second, some of the enemy players seem to be faster than mine and I can't do much of anything once they've made it past the middle of the court. I would suggest fixing this to make the game seem a little more fair and exciting. Third, a pause button would be nice. Fourth, making some pre-programmed routes to choose from might be a nice option.

But, this game has some good things going for it too. The gameplay, despite being a little difficult and frustrating at first, is a little addictive after a certain point. Also, the announcers commentary is kind of funny. They just state a lot of really obvious things, just like a lot of the commentators I like to poke fun at.

I would love to see this game fleshed out more. (No pun intended)

do not hide my mouse cursor! this is my biggest complaint.