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

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Slippy - The hungry penguin

by SpecialTrooper - Compo Entry

"Slippy - The hungry penguin" is my first attempt in an Ludum Dare event.

The game is written purely in Java and comes with an jar-File


Let's eat!
The small penguin named Slippy is hungry!

Luckily there are plenty of fish on the ice, but watch out, it might be a bit slippery out there. Of course this is not a problem at all for such a great penguin as Slippy.

Help him to get some delicous fish and make him happy!
If you can fetch some of those fishes you get rewarded with some delicous points. How many points can you get in 60 seconds?!?

But behold! Not everything on the ice looks as tasty ...
Better do not eat those ... gross, dirty, untasty things someone lost on the ice ... You will make Slippy sad and lose some points ...


Feel free to tell me your best score !!! ;-)


I was totally unprepared for this event and did not use any specific gaming libraries or frameworks at all - simply because I am not really used to any of them.

So I just used tools that I am fairly used to.
Most of the implementation is based of the javax.swing and java.awt packages.

GitHub repository:

Tools used:
- Vim
- Inkscape
- Gimp
- Online sound effect creator bfxr
- Fraps for YouTube video (looks like 'meh' ...)

My first Ludum Dare was a really fun challenge.
I can't wait for the next event - hopefully with more preparation on my side :-)

Downloads and Links




markusfisch says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:46am

I made 123000 points! Funny little game! I especially like that little penguin! Well done!

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Would have been better if it was faster. I mean, a LOT faster. The penguin barely moved in the beginning so it took a while to get one fish and by then I had lost interest...

kierygeek says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Love the penguin animation!

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:44pm

The control is... slippy. I guess it's intentional though.

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Fun game, but kind of slow.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Cool! Graphics could use a lick of paint though.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:48pm

I Like the fact that you added the slipping math. But this game needs to be faster. And props to you not using any external library. Yes i looked into your sauce code because i saw dot jar :)

Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:24am

210000!!! Cute graphics, reminded me of Pingu. Good job on your first LD, especially going for it without any external libraries.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:18am

I had a strange problem, which was that the left and right keys didn't move me much. The up and down keys were crazy and slippy, but I couldn't go left/right very much... otherwise, cute game!

rantt says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:26am

The movement was super slow when I was playing. I watched your youtube video and it looked like a decent speed so maybe it's an issue running the game on a mac. Grats on your first LD, good job on your first game and look forward to seeing your next :)

XTremEive says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Ok pretty everyone said "slow", So I'm just going to add "nice".

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:10pm

nice work

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