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Deathbot Love

by Zutty - Competition Entry

You wake up in a mysterious cell, with only a crazy old man to help you.

Without wishing to spoil it for you, I've taken the theme literally, in the sense that you must be carrying a cat to survive the dangers ahead.

I consider this unfinished, even for a Ludum Dare entry. I spent way too long on the graphics, so unfortunately there is only one level and no sound at all. Plus the title is just weird.

The plan was to have different cats, each granting different abilities or power-ups. In the end there is just one, and it stops the Deathbots from shooting you but also causes them to come and give you a deadly hug. You must either be good at dodging them, or put the cat down to draw the Deathbots away from the exit.

Its pretty freaking easy, but I feel like I've laid the ground for some deeper gameplay mechanics that would make for a more challenging game.

Eagle eyed players might note that I've been stylistically inspired by a game whose name rhymes with Sportal (even down to the exit signs on the floor!). I turned up the cuteness to 11 though.

This was my first Ludum Dare compo entry. I hope you enjoy it.

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Orangy Tang says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 10:37pm

Lovely graphics, very clean and portal like, and effective animation too.

Shame there's just the one room really - would have liked to see this properly playable.

athanazio says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 2:29am

lovely graphics !!

Radiatoryang says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 7:59am

Yeah, more levels would've been great, but those robots are darn cute

Winterblood says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 1:59pm

Well implemented, looks great, plays well, but a bit short. I didn't find the cat much help though and just sprinted past the bots after dying a few times.

bwr says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 12:35am

Cute robots. Really short game though.

May 6, 2011 @ 3:41am

What you had planned sounds pretty great, I hope you build it!

May 6, 2011 @ 6:19am

"in the sense that you must be carrying a cat to survive the dangers ahead" indeed sir, indeed.

Graphics are fitting andplays smoothly. But is the character of the deathbots that sells it. Also, Bonus for being able to ignore the tutorial.

Frib says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 12:18pm

Needs more content! Nice graphics though, well done.

mwest says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 7:50pm

Very nice graphics! Pity you didn't have time to add more gameplay...

elbowroom says ...
May 17, 2011 @ 10:44pm

What! why only one lvl?! and so short !? Finish this game. It is really an awesome start. The graphics are pretty good and the concept is interesting. It is thematic and funny.
Are you working on it?

Hempuli says ...
May 23, 2011 @ 2:27pm

Great graphics and solid gameplay! I wasn't sure how to use the cat, though; the robots were lured to it but still shot at me!

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