April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!
Deathbot Love - 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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