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

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Captain Wupcroix

by Detocroix - Jam Entry

Pretty as a new born kitten, the Captain Wupcroix is an unholy combination created by Artist Wupto ( http://ludumdare.com/compo/author/wupto/ ) and Artist Detocroix ( http://ludumdare.com/compo/author/detocroix/ ), both artists with no... Ehm. This is pretty!

You can sail. Hold left mouse button.
You can look through spyglass. Hold right mouse button.
You can find a chest... maybe. Hint is in the first shot.

Erm. Mostly just art nothing more. Oops! 64 hours and barely anything more than art :D


edit: Nicer twittery credits:
Music by Gee ( https://twitter.com/Geemeeofficial )
Wupto as Artist ( https://twitter.com/wupto )
Detocroix as somekind of artist monkey ( https://twitter.com/Detocroix )


edit no. 2:
Spyglass explained. A small camera follows the controlled ship and looks towards where mouse is "touching" (trace from main camera) the ground. It is a bit hard to aim, it's easier to close the spyglass, aim with mouse and then re-open the view :)

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Ratings

Coolness72%
#172Graphics(Jam)3.98
#350Audio(Jam)3.11
#352Theme(Jam)3.70
#363Mood(Jam)3.24

Comments

MintArcade says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:32pm

This is an AWESOME! Liking art style very much.

Ogniok says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:14pm

The game looks great but lacks gameplay. ;/ Could have been great if player had something to do :D

Donutttt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:18pm

I really like the style, both of the music and of the art.

Magicolo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:18pm

Game crashed on launch :(

Meral says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:37pm

It took me about 10 minutes to download this from dropbox.

A very interesting piece to... watch I guess. The physics on the second boat are a nice touch. Throwing that one over a whole island and watching it fly off or land on the other side with the telescope is hilarious. =D
It would be even cooler if you could control it to rotate left and right too. I had a hard time aiming the telescope correctly. I couldn't figure out which position on which axis corresponds to which view on the map.

I could really see this become a nice little adventure game.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:39pm

Really cool game! I didn't manage to find the chest (it seems buried in a hole - can you even see it?) but the feeling of sailing around and thinking "It must be there!" and 5 minutes later thinking "I was wrong but now I'm totally sure it's over there!" is neat. It's pretty cool that your game managed to create that intense feeling :P A mute button would've been nice though. Keep it up!

Detocroix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:47pm

@bobismijnnaam - You can see the chest, but you can't fully see it :)

guldlock says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Love the art style!

ShadowStryker says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Good art. Only thing I have against it is that trying to look at the night sky with the spying glass only shows a random island. :p

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:15pm

Awesome game :) love it

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:17pm

Very beautiful looking game! I'm going to admit the first time I read the description I thought it said "Play as a newborn kitten..." and was trying to figure out what that had to do with sailing. I unfortunately didn't find the chest.

My only real gripe (other than there isn't much gameplay as you stated) is the controls on the spyglass. It was really difficult to move about. It seemed like there was a way to look up or down, but I couldn't find a consistent way.

A positive note is that you do have good pathfinding. Most games I've played in Ludum Dare where you click on a destination will just hit an obstacle and stop. Your game will move around the coast, which is really nice.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:26pm

This game is really fun, also the graphics are good

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:29pm

When I first realised the Spyglass was the actual view from the boat I was awe struck :) Nice one! Not found the chest, but very much appreciate the concept.

Louisload says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:35pm

excellent game of exploration! the music fits perfectly and the touch of the spying glass is an amazing mechanic

ketura says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:12am

Eh. Not a game, more a tech demo, if that. Controls are nonintuitive.

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:06pm

I didn't realize what I have to do, but the artstyle and whole concept is great

Hellequin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:09pm

I like art style!! Great game!

SusanTheCat says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:10pm

My virus checker (avast) reported it as a virus. :(

Detocroix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:46pm

SusanTheCat : Yeah apparently sometimes Avast reports that Unreal Engine games have viruses (some older official Epic games too)... Your options pretty much are either trust my word that it is not, or just skip it :(

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Nice start

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Nice idea! Unfortunately my Laptop runs it poorly :(

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:56pm

really osm man graphics and artwrk perfect

01rafael says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:08am

So cute to playing as new bor kitten! xD

ceosol says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Totally didn't get what was going on at first, but then I read your note about the spyglass. Absolutely beautiful. You shouldn't have opted out of innovation or fun, because this one is off the charts. I don't even care about the so called "lacking gameplay", I would love sailing around worlds and looking through the spyglass. Most gamers don't understand real design (hence the infinite number of platformers). Kudos on making something that has never been done before.

Again, I wish you didn't opt out of most of the categories. This was awesome.

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