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

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INtire

by A Flat Miner Studios - Jam Entry

This is INtire!

Several adorable goats are in trouble and it’s up to you to save them from their natural predators: giant spiders! Take control of Emma or Marcel and safely hurl the little critters to the safety of their wicker baskets while either dodging the spiders or smacking them into submission with your trusty screen door. The INtire game only gives you one screen to defend with, but it’s pretty durable so don’t worry. As you save more goats, you’ll attract more spiders. Keep an eye out for the special Golden Goat!


Player 1 (Emma) Controls
Left/Right: A/D
Jump: W
Action (throw goat/swing door): S or Space bar

Player 2 (Marcel) Controls
Left/Right: Left Arrow/Right Arrow
Jump: Up Arrow
Action (throw goat/swing door): Down Arrow or Right Control

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#148Theme(Jam)3.98
#199Graphics(Jam)3.88
#212Innovation(Jam)3.56
#281Humor(Jam)3.04
#438Audio(Jam)2.87
#547Mood(Jam)2.98
#606Overall(Jam)3.09
#745Fun(Jam)2.72

Comments

AMS says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:19am

Great graphics and cool concept, although I think you can get even more out of it! Keep working on it!

OttersDen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:16am

Amazing game, so clever. My only thoughts so far would be to maybe start off with a 1-Player or 2-Player selection screen, to make things a little more clear... And maybe some basics that explain the game step by step until the player gets a better feel for how the game works. The GUI is just a bit cluttered before the game actually starts.

Learning curve is pretty steep, and the responsiveness of the animations and actions is kind of on the sticky side, making it hard to time throwing the goats...

But the concept and execution is brilliant and hilarious. Not to mention that funny music. And it's in a tire. The intire game. Love it. Just needs a little more work.

admix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:57pm

Many nice ideas in one place, I like the inverted world that turns in a wheel, for a moment thought it is RAMA-style space station, but it is actually a wheel... Well done =)

Taldius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Nice graphics, the game is really weird, I love it!

Jonapulse says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Ugh. Another cliched entry into the over-done video game genre of "Running around a tire herding goats away from spiders into wicker-baskets"-em-ups. Come on guys. Be a little less mainstream.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Fun use of the theme

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:10pm

Loved the art, and the music was really fitting for the game!

I had to play both characters at once so it started to get kind of confusing playing both of them haha.

qleonetti says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:10pm

Nice one :) Goats are great :)

H-Bomb says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:12pm

The game looks great and the pun of the title made me laugh!
There is no azerty option, so I didn't play the two players mode, and the game mechanics were not addictive enough to make me want to score. :(
Congrats on the art style, please make more games with goats!

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:16pm

Ok graphics, and nice idea. I would like to see more organization in instructions and overall game presentation. Maybe split instructions in some form of introduction screen. There are some problems with input x visual feedback also.

Poupi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:23pm

I really like the goats. Very nice!

flegmatical says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Loved the graphics and quirky creativity of it all. I missed a bit tighter control scheme, as it felt a bit sluggish. Adorable goats!

SoulGame says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:28pm

Interesting, with some polish it can be fun,, i tried to eliminate spiders but they seemed invincible (almost 20 hits can't kill one). Goats were too difficult to launch correctly becasue they can't get launch high enough i think.

At my second launch of the game, all entities (player ,spider, goats) weren't on the ground but walking horizontally. It was weird.

BuzzJeux says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:07pm

Wow loved the art direction and the original mood here.. very amazing work in this short time of dev.. Keep going this good work !

Megapiemanphd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Graphics are good and I really like the idea of a world within a tire but the gameplay is a bit of a mess.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:18am

@SoulGame You discovered debug mode. (Congrats!) I've taken it out so others aren't equally confused.

DA_KID says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:31am

Nice pun. Seriously, decent little game, although it isn't the most gameplay heavy game this dare. Needs a better combat system, or movement, or something to make the gameplay more interesting.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:02am

Really neat aesthetic. Stupid giant spiders. :P

MonoS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:58pm

The concept is interesting, but the realization not so much.
Cool graphic, not a lot for the sprite, but the background is cool

klianc09 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:00pm

+1 for helping establishing goats in the gaming industry.
Goats really need more appreciation.

The controls were a little difficult and the hitboxes on the spiders not really obvious. I always kept swinging my door and afterwards sliding into the spiders.

I really liked the artstyle though.

pegigante says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:45pm

Crazy idea. I loved it.

iShadow says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:18pm

Weird game, but I love IT!

hoqjed says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:15pm

Wow, this game sounds quite a lot different than I imagined from the images. Visually it's got this really clean aesthetic, and then the 8-bit chiptune and goat sounds start playing haha.

I ended up liking the game, though the character's jump and goat throwing seemed a bit too floaty to me. The spider's hitboxes were also a bit unclear, since their legs reach out really far... it makes them seem much larger than they really are.

Overall nice job, it's lighthearted and pretty to look at. Good use of the theme also.

Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:56pm

Really like the circular level design.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Well that was a rather surreal entry. Good take on the theme and it was pretty fun running loops around the tire Sonic style.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Beautiful game, but I found it a bit too difficult.

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:37am

Awesome and hilarious! I really love the animation too, really great all around!

Sot says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 12:20pm

The concept is brilliant and perfectly matches the theme, i found the controls a little bit confusing though.

Mechamew says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 5:08pm

There's a lot to like here! Really funny take on the theme (first tire game I've played out of almost 50 entries!). General mood and feeling is just awesome. I did feel that with just a little more attention to animation this would have been visually excellent - really missed a jump animation. Really enjoyed the "SMACK" when swinging, but bothered that it was inverted when facing the wrong direction. Cool concept, which could play very well, although I found controls a little unresponsive and clunky. Overall a great entry though - hope to see this do well!

mathmadlen says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 4:44am

Clever interpretation of the theme, great graphics!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:34pm

Really nice graphics, though I find it sort of hard to play. I Included it in part 20 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/SGfwL84KAH0

zed0 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:13am

I like the graphics, the circular level is pretty neat. :)

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