Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Mouse Escape

by LD_LAN_Party - Jam Entry

Stay away from the cats. Use your poo as a deterrent. You have a limited amount of poo that you gain by eating the cheese that appears. When the cats hit you you'll die. and the game exits to splash screen.

Controls: Arrow keys to move. Space to poo.



The game was developed using Godot 1.1 Beta 1

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#677Humor(Jam)2.52
#732Fun(Jam)2.74
#735Theme(Jam)3.04
#739Innovation(Jam)2.70
#781Graphics(Jam)2.72
#893Overall(Jam)2.74
#893Mood(Jam)2.42
#1383Coolness47%

Comments

Infernobomb says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:03am

The lighting looks nice, and the collision detection is good. The cats are really dumb, and so I hid from them in the corner XD for some reason I kept on dying when walking into the boxes?

DaveCarlile says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:08am

Good concept. Sometimes I'd jump back to the menu screen without really knowing why - didn't always seem related to getting hit by a cat, but maybe there was a delay? Not sure. In any case, it's a fun little game.

x1212 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:03pm

Funny game!
The AI isn't very challenging and I also encountered that random back to menu screen, but aside from that well done :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:47pm

At the beginning I was going back to the splash screen was because I touched a wall. But I after 10 try, I'm not sure about this rule. Also, it seems that my poo is not very effective. I'm pretty sure that an XXL elephant poo would have been more effective.

Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:41am

Nice game. It was fun to play and hide from cats(and poo). And I also experienced this random returns to splash screen.

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:13pm

I really like the artwork, with the exceptions of mouse's health and poo, both of which can be too difficult to see on the background. The controls are quite good and I enjoyed running away from the cats. I wish cheese appeared more often so I could attack more and spend less time just running away. Great worK!

gene-z says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:32pm

Good game,,, congratulations

FeniX says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Funny idea. I think it's worth expanding somehow. Maybe you could something that will make a game more challenging, like a mouse-trap with cheese, that makes the mouse changing direction for some time, or something like that.

I didn't notice anything like a healthbar so I don't know how many times the cat can still "get me".

lucentbeam says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:59pm

Pretty interesting little game. I also found that I would lose seemingly randomly... And sometimes the cats would catch me but I didn't die? Seems like there are some strange collision issues going on. I'm not sure if it was intended, but I found the searchlight-eyed cats to be sort of ominous and creepy :)

dcRfj15 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:56am

Running away from the cats was fun, and I really enjoyed the crates. It was a good way to gain distance from the cats. The concept behind this is super creative, keeping the cats away using poo was hilarious :D

I experienced the random returning to the menu thing, not sure exactly why it happens, but I think it may be related to there being a delay from when the cat hits the player to when the splash screen comes up (may be wrong though). The other bug is that it was possible to deadlock the cats AI when the mouse was on one side of a barrier, and both cats were on the other side. I guess that they wanted to go forward to the mouse, but couldn't because of the barrier and so just stared at the mouse through the wall.

Overall a fun game though :)

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:47am

Funny game! Good Job

java the hutt says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:05am

I thought this was actually pretty great. The cats definitely need work though. It was easy to get one stuck in the bottom left corner and it didn't move after that. the other one just wandered on the right side eventually once I got it there. Otherwise good work.

May 5, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Nice game, but I also encountered the random return to splash screen game. That makes it hard to rate it correctly, and I had to launch a lot of games to get the grasp of it.

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