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Stray Whisker

by Jigxor - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Controls:
* Left/Right to move
* Space/Up to jump

Design, Art, Programming, Sound And Music by Andrew Sum (AKA JigxorAndy/Assault Andy).

Created using Multimedia Fusion 2 and BFXR.

Please check out www.AndrewSum.com and follow me on Twitter @JigxorAndy.

Game and source are Released under Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)


There is one ending and one SECRET. (I had intended two endings, but a secret fitted better instead).


Please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear all your feedback.

Thank you!

http://AndrewSum.com
http://Jigxor.com
Twitter: @JigxorAndy

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Ratings

Coolness51%
#5Overall4.04
#11Fun3.67
#26Mood3.74
#38Graphics3.96
#52Theme3.67
#69Community3.33
#135Innovation3.08
#142Humor2.50
#296Audio2.38

Comments

Mysticales says ...
Dec 18, 2011 @ 9:24pm

Very cute game. Loved the idea of the story. A cat trying to go home with the person who loves her and the cats journey. One of those feel good games. More polish and so. It can be very good. Just please dont code anything that shows "harm" to the cat.

syrup says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:03am

I like the warm and playful tones of this game. It plays like a children's story and a coloring book.

jsjwooowooo says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:09am

Animation and graphics style beautiful. Reminded me a bit of Dino Run!

Mysticales says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:15am

You know.. add something like that one game Nightsky. Focus the graphics on the sky itself to add to this game. =) I mean personally if I was allowed to vote. This game really hits a "mood" for me. =) It starts great with the cat waking up, and looking to find its loved owner. Any cat owner would recognize this and the bond. =)

TestSubject06 says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:53am

This was really great.
As far as innovation goes, I see nothing ground breaking here, but everything that's there works.

I literally said on Skype: "Guys play this game, it's great, I just spent the last twenty-... I'm sorry 40 minutes playing this game!" the game is actually fun, smashing pots and stuff. Like zelda.

You don't spend very much time actually alone, so the theme is sort of weak there, unless you count the girl.

I absolutely love the art and animations here, simple, yet beautiful. The leaves in the wind really add to the atmosphere. Not a whole lot more I can say here.

Audio.. I really only remember like 2 sounds, dog bark, and the pots breaking? no records here.

Humor, not so much... until you unlock the secret :)

The ending the first time made me sad, and the second, I was content that I had managed to do some good. felt great man.

I'm leaving community N/A until the journal links work.

Overall I loved it, and would definitely play more games from you in the future! Keep up the good work.

Andrew says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:32pm

There' are too many screens which are 'hold right to win'. Hence I seconds the observation that it's reminiscent of nightsky

Mysticales says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 6:18pm

Trying to figure out the secret ending? Any hints? I thought it was the ball, but cant get the ball up that one wall where you ditch the dog?

recursor says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:19pm

Man this game is beautiful. Loved the stylistic art, and the animations were great. The backgrounds are well done and jumping around and knocking down flower pots with the little kitty was a blast. I also thought the story was very good and the little kitty pals just added to the experience. Please do more with this.

Jigxor says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:23pm

*Spoilers*
*Spoilers*
*Spoilers*

Mysticales - yes the secret involves the ball. You need to take it to the end. You can get it over the wall with the dog. First bounce it onto the ledge above the door, and then onto the roof or another windowsill. If you stand directly underneath/ontop of the ball and jump you can bounce it on your head quite high.


recursor - thank you :)


Andrew - I actually haven't played nightsky, so it's interesting that you've found parallels. When I was making this game it started out as a "toy" which didn't have any hard goals. I found it fun to just run around as a kitten, and so I didn't design the game to be won by simply holding right. I think most of the fun comes from just being a cat and interacting with other objects and cats. If it was a bit short, I hope you still enjoyed it.

Mysticales says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:19pm

Keep it up Jig, Dont stop this game. Add lil more polish, expand to it. This is worth playing more of.

Maple says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 5:42am

Amazing! Also, nice Sydney harbor bridge! I played it a few times and as you said, it's fun to just go around breaking pots and stuff. The first time I played it I was trying to break all of the pots and also tried to take the ball to the end (but gave up on the dog part cause I didn't know it was possible - somehow I knew there might be a reward for bringing the ball to the end :). Second run, I somehow managed to get the blue cat on the screen where the home was. Then I noticed there are 2 spare windows and thought it were possible to bring the blue and the gold cats home, but when I jumped up into the window, the blue cat stayed down the bottom jumping up and down... Unloved :/ But yeah, also as someone else said, I like the leaves flying around in the air. Also, I killed the butterfly!

bzizizi says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:47am

Brilliant. Just brilliant. I hope you win at life!

kernel panic says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:12pm

So cute! Really good mood in this game. I love the pixelated graphics and the cat sounds are cute. Gameplay was a bit one-dimensional though, and told more of a story. Despite this a gave it a few plays and found the secret! Good job! I enjoyed this one!

Pierrec says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 5:38pm

I really enjoyed plaing with the ball, fighting other cats, destrouing things...I really felt like a cat! Neat!

Jigxor says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 11:29pm

Thanks for playing guys!

kernel panic - I'm glad you managed to find the secret :)

Pierrec - glad you enjoyed the ball and destroying stuff!

triplefox says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 5:53am

Top notch. I kept waiting for the sad ending and it didn't happen, which was almost the unexpected thing given how many "art games" take that route!

evilseanbot says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 7:07am

Awesome little mood poem of s game.

Having a touch more enviromental interaction might have been nice - I really felt like I should spend my day climbing trees - But othervise very nice little game.

Alex Gilday says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 6:57pm

Quite fun and enjoyable. Makes a quite complete game, although I'd like more challenges

Ghostik says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 9:34am

Really nice. Great pixel art, animations, story.
Thank u for game! ;)

Harrowing says ...
Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:17am

Absolutely loved it. Well done.

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