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An old man and space

by BuKaneerz - Jam Entry

Hello guys ! Let me tell you the story of this old man, who been looking for a thousand years the Golden Narwhal. Now you have to help him find it ! This Lone Fisherman in space must sell his fish for the money, and improve his boat ! It will help him in his quest. ______________________________________________________ How to play : ZQSD or WASD = move SPACE = active sonar MOUSE BUTTON LEFT = shooting MOUSE BUTTON RIGHT = fishing MOUSE WHEEL = zoom FISHING : One click on a planet, wait... When it's write "catch" you'll have to click (right clic) as fast as possible within the time specified ! Fish give you money, but waste give nothing. They take up space in your inventory. Return to your Whale for sell your fish, empty your inventory, heal yourself and buy some upgrade ! __________________________________________________ We are the Bukaneerz team, composed of two game designer student ( Arnaud & Doris ) We have really enjoyed this second Ludum Dare ! Thank you to poeple who have followed us on the stream ! Cya next LD ! Love love

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monaarc says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Je suis pas objectif, mais bien admiratif, vous avez fait un super boulot :)

Devigner3D says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:33am

i can't play this game , i can't destroy the enemy i don't know why ! and when i am fishing saying too slow why ? , ty :)

kyyrma says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:49am

Couldn't play because I need a plug-in, but as a note you should probably make controls for the WASD layout as well!

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:50am

I don't know why it's dont work for you )':

For fishing, you must click once on the planet. When it says "catch" you have to click many time with the left button of your mouse, to fully complete the "fishing" bar before end of the timer.

I hope it will help you (:

Simon@LD says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:51am

Wow... very nice art. I really enjoy the mood this game sets. Took me a while to figure out the fishing mechanic, but aside from that, well done!

lukepilgrim says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:52am

loved the graphics!

CDK says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:53am

is it unplayable on ubunut? couldn't get the plugin to work :/

i'll give it a try when i get home on my win7 computer.

Saw your stream and was quite excited stumpling over it here at random ^^

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:58am

I don't know why it doesn't work for some persons )':

hihi thank you for your comments by the way (:

Tweak says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:13am

This was very relaxing and enjoyable.
At first I didn't understand that I was supposed to click the fishing button again when it said "catch" but after figuring that out the experience was nice!

flrn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:50am

couldn't get the player to work, sorry :/ the visuals on the landing page look awesome though!

InfectionTeam says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:58am

Damn, getting the message ShiVa3D Plugin has crashed. Please leave a comment on my page if you know how I can resolve this, would very much like to play. From the screenshots it looks awesome!

flavio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:12am

Very beautiful work ! It is so lovely that you really want to explore the game. But I had a really hard time understanding the game mechanics. Also the purpose of the game is a little but unclear. Maybe you could improve the informations provided to the player ?

Diptoman says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:15am

Took me a while to figure out the controls properly. It's a relaxing game. Except for too much right clicking. And wait, how did I kill that planet!? It wasn't my intention, I swear! ;-;

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:20am

Mouhahahha, you kill planets when you fish all ressources!! Thank you for your support.
PS: flavio we gonna change this quickly as possible. Thanks

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:21am

Thank you so much ! We try to resolve some issues,


DMinsky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:24am

Cool, relaxing game. Cute graphics, well done audio. Awesome work!

kbm says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Loved the characters, art and mood. Enjoyed the rest as well. Good job!

DarkEngineer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Can't even play because doesn't work

Elziniel says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Awesome game, really fun to play !

Windows 8.1 prevents the execution of the game :/ so I played on your beautiful website!

Keep up the good work!

Korwegian says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Very well done. :D

Crazi456 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:53pm

Awesome artwork! Very fun little game!

dook says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:45pm

I love the artwork and the sound/music. I also had trouble figuring out what the point was... I managed to fish planets, but I couldn't seem to buy anything. The whale planet thing is awesome :)

Sumizome says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:24pm

It was a bit confusing at first, but it seems like a really nice game. (although I randomly encountered a bug with the timer / fishing bars, the timer didn't move and it would just reset without giving me the reward)
I really liked the art...

BigGiantHead says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Nicely done. I really like the game you made.
It's fishing in space, what could you ask more.

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Thank you all for your comments (:

We'll try to fix issues !


RetroEpic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:33am

I LOVE the art style you've gone for here - really appealing environment. It was a bit confusing to work out though, and the movement felt sticky at times. Really lovely on the whole though.

Balint197 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:38pm

It had a great mood, graphics and music, but the button smashing didn't really fit into the atmosphere. Great game though, well done! :)

sudorossy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Such a cute space whale! I like it, although it's a bit slow paced

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Incredible! Super awesome artstyle and presentation. The whole mood is fantastic.
Thank you so much for even styling the webpage and the manual :) Very polished entry.

mimic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Great job on the visuals. Though I wish the fishing aspect was more than just clicking as fast as you can.

asotelo94 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:29am

Great graphics. Also nice to see a game made with shiva3d. You guys could have improve the combat a little bit more; really enjoyed the fishing part.

kirbytails7 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:42am

Never heard of the engine before, but this is pretty nice!

MithosKuu says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:01am

Thanks for a nice, relaxing game!

ryangatts says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:14am

I enjoyed the game and the whale was very cute :) I wish I understood more what was going on.

BuKaneerz says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:33am

Thank you for all your comments guy! We know our weaknesses and the next game will be less confused.

raulincze says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Cute little game! I really loved the art style and got to fall in love with that adorable whale-home-planet. Good job :)

cageinabird says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:32am

The art is lovely, and I liked the fishing mechanic. Did the shooting do anything?

CDK says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:49pm

It's right clicking not left clicking - quite important and this is what i did wrong.

nice mechanics, nice mood.. but.. i really didn't find the gameplay that enjoying.. and not being able to turn off the sound or atleast turn them down made me quite irritated :/ sorry.. i really want to enjoy the game but being forced to not listen to my own music wasn't that enjoyable.. :/

But really nice graphic, sounds, mood and soo on!

giordanno92 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:33am

My experience with this game was kind of interesting since I always find cool how can some people work 3D on a game jam. I think the game was very promising, but you had no time to make it complete. The overall idea seems nice, it looks extremely friendly (the home whale is awesome) and the graphics are really gorgeous (reminding me of amazing graphics from PS/N64 era), but the game ends up being repetitive after a while. I believe a little bit more polishing on the game design, a nice story telling and side quests will make this game really interesting to play. Nice work.

hadesfury says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:05am

Really original ! Great job

Shivur says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Great game, great graphics, great idea etc...

MintArcade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:57pm

WOW! Fantastic game. Cool visuals, nice gameplay, interesting mechanics. Love it!

BuKaneerz says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 10:25pm

Thank youu sooo much for your comment !
Next LD, we'll try to avoid our mistakes !

May 6, 2014 @ 12:37am

*adorable* graphics, I'm in awe!

shadow64 says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 1:13am

So this was great. I really enjoyed myself and I hope you guys continue to develop the game. Here are my notes:

1. I did find a bug where if I clicked too rapidly - cutting the fishing short - and then started it again and was successful, I would not get the reward and the "ta da!" sound just kept repeating.

2. Maybe other people found it different, but I'd prefer the left click be fishing and the right click be shooting. It's way harder to fish than to shoot and it should be the opposite since you use shooting so infrequently. That was probably by design, but the game is difficult enough without choosing the weaker click finger.

3. I'm not sure that I agree with this being "beneath the surface" since it's in space. I still think you did a great job and you are "fishing" so it makes some sense.

That's pretty much it. I otherwise really enjoyed the game and I think that there is a ton of potential here for a full release.

Thanks for sharing and thank you again for playing/rating my game! :D

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