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    Ludum Dare 22

    December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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    Lonely Shepherd - shawn42 - Jam Entry

    Take on the role of the Lonely Shepherd; manage your flock by day, devour them by night.

    "I've never used the term frantic mating before playing this game"


    Huge thanks for the art from Justin @ www.justinmayle.com
    Programming by:
    Jason Porritt
    Karlin Fox
    Shawn Anderson

    View shawn42's journal. | View all entries by shawn42

    Ratings

    #6Humor(Jam)3.54
    #27Fun(Jam)3.07
    #39Graphics(Jam)3.50
    #40Innovation(Jam)2.86
    #43Overall(Jam)3.00
    #66Audio(Jam)2.67
    #76Mood(Jam)2.25
    #120Theme(Jam)2.00
    #632Community1.71
    #685Coolness0%

    Comments

    Milo says ...
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:51am

    I think that this game would do better if it had more decisions to make - there is really only one choice you have - which is to drag a male sheep onto a female sheep, and it's not very engaging to do that repeatedly. The graphics are some of the best I've seen so far though.

    Sanguine says ...
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:03am

    Wow, those graphics were really awesome, really liked the style of the game. Just like the 'olala' sound of the sheep :)
    I did think the game was a bit too easy, but still an awesome job on the concept.

    shawn42 says ...
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:50pm

    Milo: I agree. Some sort of power ups that need to breed into the sheep may come in a post-compo version.

    Sanguine: Thanks! How far did you make it? It gets really hard around day 12-15.

    Benjamin says ...
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 9:32pm

    my score : 12 days ! It seems that sheep gender are randomized on the morning ? I can't understand why because one part of the strategy is to ensure that you have an equal number of male and female.
    I like the graphics but I think the wolf animation could have been better. Animate the mouth could have help to figure where's the eat bounding box.
    nice entry :)

    summaky says ...
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 7:12pm

    13 days for me!

    I really like the 'olala' sounds :-)

    caranha says ...
    Jan 2, 2012 @ 4:58pm

    Oh la la!

    The idea of this game is pretty neat. That said, it needs a lot more complexity for it to work.

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