August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Escape Cat

by FrikaC - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Escape Cat is a really simple typing test game, with a Nyan Cat lookalike for good measure. This being my first Ludum Dare, I wanted to do something excessively simple and arcadey. The game has 3 modes: Standard, where you simply type out a really silly story. The full text of what you have to type is displayed along the bottom. Along the top is your text entry box and the word you should type next. The second mode is called "Nyan mode" where you just type nyan over an over again until you become sick of it (or make 4 mistakes). The third mode is the one that most resembles an actual game, it's called Fish mode. Type the words that appear on the fish to destroy them, partly inspired by Typing of the Dead.

If you have kids, it might be something they could play. Or you could use it to brush up on your typing skills. Or, I dunno, use it as a screensaver.

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Pvaiun says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:10pm

I was enjoying the story until the game decided that no key or combination of keys on my keyboard would print a quotation mark. :)

Different modes in a game made in 48 hours is a pleasant surprise. It's just a typing game, but it does what it does very well.

Nizan says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:12pm

I have an unhealthy obsession with games like this, so I've had to delete it from my computer before I spend 5 years playing fish mode. Good job :)

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:57pm

Nice one :) Simple, but playful :)

tgijsola says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:19pm

'nyan' is surprisingly hard to type over and over

Rudy says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 6:00pm

Fun. Fish mode is the most fun, nyan mode is lol and impossible to type consecutively, standard mode needs better original text presentation. Not sure how this is central to the theme though.

Andrew says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 1:20pm

Each level of fish mode takes a too long, otherwise it's an interesting take on a classic typing game.

johnfn says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 5:19am

Cute game! Pretty much the last thing I expected to be doing when playing Ludum Dare games. :)

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