December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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by aeveis - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A monster comes across a quiet ranch in the night...

The game is very short, maybe <5 mins or so. I hope you like it! For most part I was focusing on the overall feel and mood of the game so I hope I was able to do something there!

[EDIT] added edited build
- todo rethink design for more triangularity [in progress]
- todo add more level progression [in progress] w/ more types of people
- todo redo/iterate some sounds [in progress]
- todo redo art [in progress]
- 01/08 updated sheep sprite
- 01/08 fixing/tweaked pathing
- 01/07 updated some effects and music
- 01/06 tweaking mechanics...
- 01/03 tweaks and destructable fences/crates
- 01/03 separated out a tutorial map
- 12/30 tweaks and redone player sprite
- 12/24 added particle trail
- 12/24 added more contrast to color palette
- 12/23 added text
- 12/17 better/tweaked pathing of sheep and guy
- 12/17 slowed down bite animation

Programs used:
Flash Develop
Open MPT

Downloads and Links




Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:51am

Great artwork & sound. I would have brightened the palette a bit, it ended up seeming a bit dark & flat.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:02am

Cries were heard throughout the night, then silence. ;'(
The game looks nice, and I got really hungry while playing it. :)

arch.jslin says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:35am

Sheeeeeeeeeeeps :p AMAZING sprite art works by the way! No idea how you can do that in just a dozen of hours.

h.attila says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:39am

Really nice graphics and music. You definitely nailed the mood, too. Yes, it's very short but it's to the point.

LucaPavone says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:46am

Gorgeous graphics, and I noted that the character sprite changed subtly depending on whether they were facing 'up' or 'down' - That's polish! Also, the graphics complimented the mood.

My only complaints are that music was a little repetitive and and the AI tended to wig out I started killing. That aside, job well done!

raincole says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:54am

Awesome pixel art! BTW I think 'Web' is a better link name than 'Dropbox' because you can put anything in Dropbox.

AaronYip says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:01am

Wowzers, fantastic atmosphere.

svenardo says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:55am

Good mood, very short. The animations look good but the mouth of the beast is a litte crazy fast. Entertaining slaugther game. Would play again if it had more levels.

aeveis says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:37am

Thanks for the feedback and comments everyone! I've made a post-compo version as a result though it mostly still plays the same.

Casino Jack says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:14pm

A little too short, but still pretty fun. Loving the art, and the sheep with their tendency to spaz out :)

01010111 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:06pm

Just a little too short and not very challenging, but I loved the graphics and the sound effects! The "X" prompts were a cool touch :D

henrypenface says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:09am

Loved the artwork!

Nolan C says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:55am

The gameplay is a bit lacking but the art, music, overall feel is great.

lekochen says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:00am

Great pixel art, bravo!

Starspell says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:30pm

This game gave me a really big smile. Whilst it's not really a game as such it is really fun.

The graphics and animations are the best I've seen in the competition - bar none.

The audio is great too. The controls are a bit floaty but that's really a nit-pick.

The only problem is that it's too short!

dek says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:23am

Beautiful art, very fluid gameplay, well done. The sheep acted a bit strange at time, but then again, they are being eaten.

haxpor says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:38am

I love this, really I love this. After hit "x" to bite some goats, I can see how amazing of blooding animation. Like that shot the most.

To be honest, at first I think we will burn them :)

Xavier says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:06am

Nice playing and like the graphics artwork. Great music. Only the color palette is a bit low.

zompi says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:46pm

Wow, that was brutal. I love the artwork looks neat. Mmm... meat.

ratking says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:47pm

Amazing pixel art, especially the beast's animations. Colors could be a bit better. Wish there was more and more interesting stuff to do. Which just means, I had fun with the game and would like to have it expanded. :)

char68 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:42am

I definitely see what you mean by concentrating on the feel of the game. The dragon-like character looks menacing and had a really nasty bite, I almost felt bad for the sheep but then remembered the theme! I thought the music was well done too. Although I agree with other comments that the color palate should be brightened.

Crowbeak says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:17am

Great start. It would have been nice to have an objective, but the movement was smooth. I can't play it for long because my tendonitis doesn't enjoy button mashing.

JaJ says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 5:21pm

I really liked the sprites and animations, but the game lacked any kind of challenge.

AyCe says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 2:20pm

A game with no difficulty? Okay.
Poor sheep :(

lotusgame says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:56pm

A cute little game ! I had fun and would like to have more levels ;) The animation of the hound is excellent ! Good work !

Slushy says ...
Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:54pm

the main sprite is fantastic! :D

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