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LDKittenRL

by zackhovatter - 48 Hour Compo Entry

PLEASE READ README BEFORE PLAYING



About
=====
LDKittenRL

Your friend has ventured into a cave without you and is lost and alone! It is
up to you to save him! Battle through hordes of 90s boy band members, people
who work in predatory industries, and other horrors of the deep!

Don't read any of the source files if you care about spoilers. This includes
the ./game file that runs the game.


Requirements
============
You'll need Ruby 1.9.3 and a terminal that supports colors.


Playing
=======
Navigate to the directory in your terminal and run

` ruby ./game `

without quotes. If you're a seasoned Ruby user, you may have a different
command for running Ruby files. Also, Linux/OS X users may simply

` chmod +x ./game `
` ./game `

This will give the file permission to be run, and the second command runs the
file.


Controls
========
y - Northwest
u - Northeast
h - West
j - North
k - South
l - East
b - Southwest
n - Southeast
> - Down stairs
< - Up stairs
U - Use item, follow up with the key in your inventory
g - Pick up item
. - Wait a turn


Tips
====
When you level up your unarmed damage and health go up. Try to avoid insurance
salesmen at early levels. They're pretty mean.

Good luck!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#167Fun2.83
#435Overall2.50
#506Coolness24%
#550Graphics2.00
#561Theme2.00
#563Innovation1.83

Comments

Gaeel says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:18pm

A competent roguelike, funny character names, and difficult as hell ^_^

FredericRP says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:36pm

Could you package this game into an exe please ? (can't install anything on my current laptop and don't have ruby on it)
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2011/12/20/packaging-and-preparing-your-game/

rawbits says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 11:24pm

I'm not install anything to play a game...

zackhovatter says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 6:18pm

@FredericRP
I can't really package Ruby. It's usually included on operating systems (that aren't Windows I guess). Thanks for attempting to check out the game though :P.

@rawbits
Cool story, bro. Have fun not playing any game ever since they all have dependencies of some sort (DirectX?!).

zackhovatter says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 6:20pm

@FredericRP
Actually, when I get home I'll look into http://ocra.rubyforge.org/

A-Type says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 8:42am

No directions for incompetent windows folks? :/

jagttt says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 10:58am

Found my kitten at last. I have to say you've made a quite well done roguelike engine in 48 hours. But really I think it need more enemies and items other than potion :)
Anyway a nice game.

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 1:07pm

I don't have ruby, so I can't play it. It looks good, though.

zackhovatter says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 3:51pm

@A-Type - I thought my instructions would work for WIndows, but I guess not. Sorry!

@jagttt Thanks! I was working on content in the last few hours, but I ran out of time before I could get anything really good done.

ratboy2713 says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 5:43pm

That was a fun little rogue like, though I must complain about some of the coridors stretching for too long, without a reference point you can't even tell if you are moving. I just held down the button and ran into an insurance salesmen and died. Also, once you hit level 2 you are pretty safe, and once you hit level 3 nothing can really hurt you. There should have been one more "difficult" monster on the final level. Still, very funny and very fun. Good job

ratboy2713 says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 5:43pm

That was a fun little rogue like, though I must complain about some of the corridors stretching for too long, without a reference point you can't even tell if you are moving. I just held down the button and ran into an insurance salesmen and died. Also, once you hit level 2 you are pretty safe, and once you hit level 3 nothing can really hurt you. There should have been one more "difficult" monster on the final level. Still, very funny and very fun. Good job

dock says ...
Jan 1, 2012 @ 7:00pm

I was excited to play this, but unfortunately I'm not able to get it running. I hope you're able to make a browser build or EXE. Good luck with LD!

xilefian says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 4:28pm

I like it, I didn't actually find it difficult which is good as I usually die within 2 hours on rogue-likes.

The simple game-play does good for it, installing was a pain and running it was too (I'm on Windows), once it was running all was good.

SonnyBone says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 12:16pm

Also cannot play.

philhassey says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 4:00am

I don't have ruby. Sorry :(

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