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

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Mutton Mower

by comatomatoes - Jam Entry

You're broke and your sheep are hungry! There's only one possible solution!

Note: Each level has a unique challenge. Figuring out the best strategy is key to winning!

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Ratings

Coolness81%
#416Humor(Jam)2.74
#484Innovation(Jam)3.06
#748Theme(Jam)3.25
#777Fun(Jam)2.69
#816Overall(Jam)2.81
#825Graphics(Jam)2.54
#828Mood(Jam)2.55

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44am

I thought it was a bit hard - I couldn't even get past the first level. Those sheep just move around with a mind of their own and I can't keep all of them away from all the flowers.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:54am

Fun but very hard. lots of frantic key-mashing

merrak says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:56am

Interesting game, but the learning curve feels a bit steep.

Ossi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:17am

That was really challenging. There were some odd cases where even when I push the sheep away they sometimes eat the flowers faster than I can react. Very cool concept though and I really like the art! Those sheep are too hungry!

maxyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:24am

Interesting idea

funkysquid says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:30am

Love it - reminds me of trying to keep my cat away from my houseplants O:)

Bogden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:32am

Neat idea, but kind of hard.

cmayhem says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:38am

Very interesting and fun but gonna join the chorus and say this was very difficult right from the start.

seledorn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:39am

Clearly not a copy of something else but very very hard. I tried five times and couldn't get past the first level. I have the feeling that it would still be hard if I only had one sheep to control.

Soron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:40am

Ah, good, NON-minified JS :). It would've been nice to see a "source" link as well, but "view page source" is a suitable substitute in this case.

Kinda tricky, and you probably want to call preventDefault() when you handle up/down - in the embedded LD website version, up/down end up scrolling the page.

The farmer grabbing his hat constantly amused me, though :).

Krisjet says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:43am

Funny idea, I love fact that you feel like a farmer just running frantically around pushing sheep out of the flower bushes.
I think the game could have used a tell that shows whether a sheep is going to "attack" a bush a little in advance. As it is now it feels totally random to the player if the sheep is moving towards a bush or not. I also wouldn't have created the first level with bushes in each corner, AND a big patch in the middle to defend. Give us an easy level in the beginning, so we feel like we understand how it works before we lose!

rzuf says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:52am

I like frantic games, but this one seems waaay too hard. I cannot handle the stress! :D

comatomatoes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:56am

Thanks for all the feedback! We've added a simpler first level! =D =D =D =D

stray says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:59am

So funny but too difficult man :D

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:01pm

A little bit hard but it is really fun to play ! good job :D

mauris says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:02pm

Very interesting.

MaesK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:06pm

Whoa, the first try was harder than I expected. That, or that evil sheep was damn fast :D I'm glad they don't move as fast as you, so button pressing like crazy worked to almost teleport! :P Great game

ramonparaiba says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:54pm

Só hard. Its no bad, its cool. Just need a listel balancinho.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:49am

Those sheeps are hard to monitor...
The game's fun by the way :D

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Fun but hard

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:33pm

A nice and addicting little game. Pretty fun!

Crosstales says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:04am

Nice idea, I like your graphics! But too hard for me.

Neil says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:05pm

That was quite clever and innovative, but pretty hard! Fun graphics! I enjoyed it!

omaha says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:05pm

Some audio would go a long way to making this most engaging.

I had a hard time in the first level (took many tries to beat it). The next level seemed almost impossible.

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:14pm

The concept is really cool, but it lacks a bit of feedbacks.

Divitos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Very challenging, but fun non-the-less!

playvue says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:09pm

I agree, very interesting mechanic, but def too hard.

ynots says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:47am

little hard...
nice game..

XTremEive says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:57pm

It's surprisingly fun. I have to admit I underestimated the concept until I realized how dumb those sheep are. And before I knew it I retried, retried and retried.

"Just get away from those flowers!!! AAAAAHHH!!! STOP! NOOOO! BAD SHEEP BAAAD! Ok that's it I'm having a Mechoui tonight.".

pht59x says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 9:43pm

I moved the dude randomly and it kept telling me "You Win!", whicht got me perplexed. I liked those sheep though.

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