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

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A Dog's Tale

by TKF15H - Compo Entry

Did you know during WW2 dogs would jump out of airplanes with parachutes behind enemy lines?
A Dog's Tale is an HTML5 game about a trained soldier-dog clearing out the terrain before the main force can come in.

Control the dog using the arrow keys or WASD.
Hide in the bushes to avoid getting shot.

EDIT: If you can't play because of the browser scrolling around, use the WASD keys or click on the WEB link just below the entry.

EDIT2: Seriously, just click the Web link, it plays so much better. :)

EDIT3: Fixed "can't play in Firefox" bug!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#345Graphics3.41
#752Fun2.88
#789Overall2.97
#804Humor2.11
#810Innovation2.75
#814Mood2.63
#922Audio1.44
#982Theme3.19

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:11am

Noticed that respawning is bugged out. Might want to fix that. Interesting concept otherwise.

BaneStar007 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:23am

Game Window scrolled outside of screen (ironic?), couldn't play

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:24am

Also had some issues with respawning. Did really enjoy the concept, though!

pjchardt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:26am

Pretty cool concept. Yeah when I die I go to what I presume is doggy purgatory, but I have to refresh the page to restart. My input also registers on the page as well as the game, making it difficult to move. Not sure if this is something you can fix in code or is an issue with the site.

fachexot says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:26am

Not working on Safari.
Starting on Firefox, but nothing happens, even if I press space or WASD oder arrow keys.

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:02am

Hey guys, I think the scrolling is beyond my control, so I added the WASD option as a work-around. Thanks for the feedback.

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:06am

fachexot: I've been testing on Chrome only, apparently Firefox handles input differently. I'll have to look into that later. >_<

dekart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:08am

I love it's in 3d, textures took some time to load, but in the end it played well.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:06pm

The arrow keys and space bar really wig out the game view in Chrome.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Nice game and cool graphics, please add some sounds and music!

jamaxx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:16pm

I have no idea how to start the game ._.

oh_cripes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:58pm

Nice idea but it seems a bit unfinished.

thiaguera says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:23pm

It gets a little boring. Maybe if you added some music and sfx woudl help.

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:17pm

I definitely need to add a bit of sound, music and polish all around. There's only so much you can do on your own in 48 hours! Thanks for the feedback, guys.

Pfilzweg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Would love me some sound effects. Kudos for the backstory.

ssheep says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:29pm

I liked this game it was a good concept but i didnt know where to go to win the game but overall it was fun!

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Pfilzweg: Yeah, I'll have to add sound to a non-compo version.
ssheep: You're supposed to attack the enemies to win.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:28pm

Fun little game. Watching the dog die is heartbreaking!

Tokw says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:18pm

Fun game. nice simple mechanics, also the game over screen was simple but effective.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Interesting game. Definitely fun to play.

GagaPete says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:35am

The dog is running in circles and I can't control it. Played in a new tab, so no scrolling issues. Tested in Firefox and Chrome.

Firefox console says: "TypeError: event.keyIdentifier is undefined"

markusfisch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20pm

It's fun to hide in the bushes and attack the guards from disguise! Like it!

madameberry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:40pm

I'm not sure why I keep dying. There's no feedback for why I'm dying, I just suddenly keel over.

TKF15H says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:11pm

madameberry: you're getting shot by a soldier. I didn't have time to make a proper shooting animation or feedback, so pretend they're shooting you with their mind-powers. :)

SneManden says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:58pm

Really like the dog model! :) Great animation there.

The game was quite challenging. Would have liked some indication of whom spotted you.

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:17pm

A fun little stealth game. I thought it was a bit hard/unfair because I couldn't figure out the rules for when the soldiers could see me, and (especially) because they'd just turn randomly sometimes -- I wasn't even able to finish the first level because with three guys in the box at the end, it seems like mostly luck..? I did really like the character models and animations, though!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:00am

Neat game. Nice graphics. Insta-death felt a little harsh. Perhaps a small transition/animation would work. Liked how quickly you could replay though. Nice job!

Riocide says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:20am

Wheres the audio?? Cool idea but would be more fun with some audio!

blzkz says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 6:51pm

This game remembers me a puzzle in Ocarina Of Time, when you are trying to speak with Zelda, well done!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Needed some time to figure out I was supposed to kill the soldiers instead of sneaking past them (my bad), but then it all made sense. Fun gameplay, I just wish the AI was a tad more complex instead of those simple and often weird walk patterns. Otherwise pretty cool, and nice visuals.

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