Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Scarecrow

by joekinley - Compo Entry

A simple game about a scarecrow having to shoot birds (use mouse to shoot, cursors or WASD to move).

Yes, I sang this song myself.

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Ratings

#37Audio3.93
#102Humor3.46
#545Graphics3.11
#949Mood2.46
#982Theme3.19
#1093Overall2.56
#1123Fun2.23
#1143Innovation2.04
#1659Coolness41%

Comments

Joris says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:43pm

I wouldn't really call it a game as you can't win or lose. However, the music (and the beautiful singing) gave it a nice atmosphere and the graphics were nice.

doitle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:42pm

The singing totally makes it. You should thank whoever dared you to add your voice to the mix. I played all the way until the music stopped and then looped just to see if there was anything else. Maybe it would be good to just end the game there and display the number of crows defeated just to give the player some closure.

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:58pm

That music is fantastic, the game itself is pretty basic but it works pretty well. I would have liked it if the corn just few in a straight line based on my mouse position and went all the way across the screen, not just to my mouse's position.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:38pm

Song was pretty good, this game does need a score though.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:40pm

I wish there were any two of those things:
some kind of score
a goal
winning
losing

But the music was cool :)

SneManden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:43pm

Haha, that singing! :D Really hilarious. Obviously the game itself could see some improvements, but your graphics (and audio!) are nice/humorous :)

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:43am

It's hard to really judge this. There isn't really any gameplay to speak of, it's more of a widget/toy than a game. The graphics aren't bad, and the song is hilarious, I just wish there was more game to it.

Maurogik says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:58am

The music and singing are so awesome ! Plus the visuals are quite nice too. Great job !

voxel says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:34am

Ignore the nay-sayers, the author determines what is or is not a game. This is an excellent, original game experience that is wasted on conformist players with their 'scores' and 'endings'

Pete_H says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:26pm

Art and music are good. I did feel the aiming was a bit clunky, realised the seeds despawn at the point you clicked.

Forge says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:07pm

So I have no idea what I am supposed to be achieving, no win, lose or score. However the graphics (apart from a few glitches, white box flash when a crow spawns) are nice. What makes this game for me is the singing!!! AN INSTANT HIT!

el-pepi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:27am

Very very basic. First you need some winning and or loosing condition. The animations aren't very good, and the birds are a bit glitchy and defenseless.
The singing is funny tho.

the31 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:04am

Ha, the music is totally not what I'd expect with the visuals, and I think that adds to the hilarity. Nice work!

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:05pm

I have to give you 5/5 on Audio because of your singing attempt. Great job!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:42am

Hahaha, i like the music, really sets the mood for your entry. Graphics are simple but nice, i missed some actual game loop, with score and win/lose conditions. One thing that bothered me was when spawning crows there was one initial frame which was a white rectangle. Very nice to see Luxe in the LD, good job!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:10pm

Hi there. Loved the graphics and animations. Got a bit bored after about a minute, nothing new seemed to happen. Music was good, shame no sounds for shooting/hitting birds. Good job!

redoxkun says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Would have liked to see more finished as a game. The music is nice.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Hehe, nice song - where can I buy it ;-)

The game itself is more a relaxing trip - you can't (?) die, gain points or something... Just shoot the crows and live the life as an ordinary scarecrow, which is indeed not very action-paced.

But overall a nice experience - I like!

banana4life says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:21pm

Graphics are nice but I have sometimes a bug if a scarecrow appears then is there for a short time a white frame.
And with Safari i hasn't sound or music.
It would be nice to have the ability to see a score or anything else.

freaknarf says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:53pm

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA BEST SOUNDTRACK I COULD HEAR SINCE NOW ON THE JAM !!!!!! The game crushed but i left it to listen the track. Do you have a link for the track ? can we share drugs ? i'm still laughting right now SCARECROWWWWWWW? SCARECROW TWO (?) haaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAA :)) <3 5/5 everywhere.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:07pm

The music is great. Would have been nice if the birds had eaten the seeds or there was a points system to make it more of a game.

Dezzles says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:39am

I love the fact we're in an empty field and throwing what little corn we have at the birds XD

Ossi says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:39pm

The song makes this so hilarious! You can't really win or lose the game it seems and you don't gain any sort of score from what I can see. But man was that enjoyable! Good job!

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