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Kraken Pool Party

by wilbefast - Jam Entry

You are the Kraken.

All 4 of you.

Each player controls a tentacle. Use your tentacle to do tentacle-y things. Cooperate to destroy as many ships and blimps as possible... or don't. May the best tentacle win.


You'll need gamepads to play I'm afraid. Not sure a keyboard version even really makes sense but we'll give it a shot in post-compo if we have time...
* A button to grab
* Left stick to move

Our companies (NaturalPad and Aiko) jammed together this time around: we had 3 projects and a lot of people helping out at various times over the weekend on each of them.

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illugion says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:40am

Whoa those ships are heavy ! I love that someone made a 4-player game, that's really nice ! Is there an easier way to throw ships around ?

wilbefast says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:42am

It comes with practice ;) could have done with a bit more iteration time to get the feel just right, but that's the LD right?

JALgames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:09pm

4 players and gamepads?! Most of the people participating are in the compo, so they are solo and few of them have 3 friends to call just to play one game. But the graphics look very promising!

TijmenTio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:08pm

I'm gonna play this later with my friends! LOVE local multiplayer :D

vexille says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:58pm

Very cool! I just wish you could move the tentacles faster. Also that it had more stuff coming in for you to destroy (or at least that they were faster), you end up spending a lot of time waiting for stuff to come in reach.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:58pm

Wish I could play this with 3 other people, seems like it would be really fun. I like the idea though. Reminds me a bit of Octodad.

Korwegian says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:34pm


xdegtyarev says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:05pm

Great entry, nice art style!

PaperBlurt says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:50am

Best pool party ever!
The graphics are one of the best I've seen so far in this LD.

TeamFlare says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 8:06pm

haha very funny game!

dector says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Very nice art. Gaming process is quite interesting but little bit slow.

Crefossus says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:40pm

A little tough to judge with only only player. I love the art style. Smashing objects felt satisfying.

Crefossus says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:42pm

*only one player :D. I love the animated eyes.

PixelFeet says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Only had one player, so I'm not sure I can accurately judge it. That said, it was pretty cool and it was really satisfying to smash things, probably in no small part to the music and sound effects. Good job!

TheZiggy says ...
May 20, 2014 @ 12:39am

Quite unfortunate that you need 4 people and controllers. It looked good though :)

TheSheep says ...
May 20, 2014 @ 9:29am

Actually Boulder Dash, not Dig Dug :)

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