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Fort Meow

by RhysD - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Fort Meow

A game by Rhys Davies for Ludum Dare 28 - 2013

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Twitter - @rhysdee


Vacation at Grandmas has never been more irritating! She has always been a bit cat crazy, but this is absurd! All you want to do is read your new book in peace.

Build up your pillow fort to defend against the snuggle seeking cats who want your warm lap like it's about to go out of fashion!

The catch? You only get ONE hour to build up your defenses before the hordes arrive!



Space bar (hold) - Show item menu.

Left mouse button - Select item, place item.

Mouse - rotate item after it has been placed.

Right mouse button - Cancel action, remove placed item.

Escape - Quit.


Design, Code, Art, Music & Sound - Rhys Davies

Created using Clickteam Fusion 2.5

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gnerkus says ...
Dec 15, 2013 @ 2:30pm

I like this!

RhysD says ...
Dec 15, 2013 @ 2:32pm

Thanks! It was my first Ludum Dare and a heap of fun! Going to do the next ones for sure :D

Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:48am

When the first cat jumped out I lost it. So great.

patricklorio says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:48am

Gave me a good laugh. Nice job.

Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:54am

Hilarious and amazing concept. Who doesn't fucking love pillow forts? Only problem I see is that it is a bit easy. Does it get any harder later on?

funselektor says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:55am

That was awesome. So original and funny, hope you do well in the Humor and Fun cats.

Thein says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:56am

This was a lot of fun to play. I love the art style as well. Awesome job!

mungoman1 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:03am

This was pretty unique, I really liked building my fort :D The cats came quite slowly though, and the brooms were too cheap. Overall it's one of the best I've played so far though!

RhysD says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:27am

The amount of cats only increase as the nights pass. Hopefully I can add a better difficulty curve after the competition ends. Thanks for the nice comments and plays so far!

Garrick says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:53am

Placing items isn't working for me on windows 8. I hover over the item selection menu and try clicking, nothing happens, and I try clicking somewhere after releasing space, and still nothing happens.

Garrick says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:55am

Nevermind, it's because my laptop won't let me click if I'm holding the space bar down. Could you make it so left control works in place of the space bar?

gman1012 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:17am

I Really Love This Game. It's My Favorite I've Rated So Far!

loggs2 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:19am

That was a lot of fun and cute haha. I will definitely be playing more of this later. :) Great job!

OnlySlightly says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:20am

Great game. Loved the style and the meows.

Piat says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:49am

Very well executed for 48 hours, very polished. Great effort, I'd only say the direction could be divided a little better, all cats from one side is gonna get you sooner or later.

RhysD says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:47am

Thanks :) and yes, hopefully after the competition ends I will be adding more to the game!

Flux says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:04am

Pretty hilarious game. :) I felt it was a bit light on the theme but everything else was great!

torcado194 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:07am

that was pretty fun! though it was short-lived after 4 or so rounds beaten with ease. but nice entry for your first!

SoundGuy says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:18am

nice! VERY polished hard to believe this was done by one person in 48 hours from scratch.

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:12pm

I had a lot of fun playing your game ! Gj ! :)

Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:02am

This looks like a major success! The polish is unbelievable in such a short period of time. Features a really nice, innovative control scheme for placing objects. How can anyone not love the game concept!?

Toureiro says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:43pm

That was pretty excellent!

gnerkus says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:41pm

AWESOME! - Everything (graphics, audio, fun factor, game mechanics)except the game length and difficulty.
GOOD - For a 48hr compo, the number of levels is acceptable.
NOT SO GOOD - The game's a little too easy.
CONCLUSION - A very creative use of the theme and a very good addition to the "tower defense" genre of games.

AlanZucconi says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:17pm

Very funny! :D Plus, my cat is called Mr Meow! :D

mortus says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 4:48pm

Idea is great! The graphics are good. But it is a little boring and too easy if you use only blue pillows.

Jan 4, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Great game, very fun and charming. Unfortunately it seems to be a pretty decent strategy to spam the blue square-shaped pillows everywhere, though. I didn't even use any of the other things later in the game.. :)

BradleySmith says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 8:49pm

Really neat idea and I love the art style in this. :)

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