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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

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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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