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by A Herd Of Cats - Jam Entry

Nauticalamity is a 2D puzzle game about the food chain - simply click a fish and drag it to a fish of a lower level to consume it! Longer chains can be formed as long as you go down in levels, so clearing the entire board is possible in one move.

So yes, it's possible for an angler fish to eat a whale or two, then a few cuttlefish, then finish off with a long chain of plankton.

We know it doesn't make sense.

But, as easy as it sounds, be careful, as you don't want to overflow your board! Always keep the top row empty and last as long as you can!


Team - A Herd of Cats, AKA Team QT

QTBear - Unity God, artist, obviously a cute bear
Ghor - Programmer, did one art thing
LetoDev - Unity scrub and artist, yelled at people for scope creep, therapist

Special Thanks - Zeus, AGDG

Music/Sound Credits -

"Overcast" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Kastenfrosch/AlaskaRobotics - Clips from

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Stratovarius says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:54am

Fun game but way too easy

pedro.thiers says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:01am

nice graphics and the music goes perfectly with the game. Well done! I find the game a little fast at the beginning, but once you get the hang of it its quite fun to play =]

pedro.thiers says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:02am

also, thanks for you comment on my game! I replied to you there =]

Magdev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Interesting game however it might have been more interesting if the larger animal stayed after eating, and it followed more of a sliding block gameplay rather than the always growing taller block thing.

Vandash says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Pretty nice game; I'm completely panicking at the start with the speed of it :)

AGDG_REJECT says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:53am

Very nice. I like the art. The music and audio is nice too. The puzzle mechanics weren't bad at all either.

hbocao says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:38am

Pretty game! And fun too! I just thought that was too fast at the beginning.

kiririn51 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:33am

AAAH so pretty and fun, addictive too, I love it.

Moosefly says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 8:37pm

Damn that was fast. Managed to score 472 or so points before losing. It's solid, but somewhat too fast for my tastes (less reaction, more thinking you know ;)).


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