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

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You Are a Skunk

by LTPATS - Compo Entry

How To Play:

You are a skunk. Do skunk things.

Raccoons and owls will attack if you get close.

Your spray shoots behind you.

Raccoons can be stunned, but owls are immune.



Controls:

* Mouse to Look.

* WASD / Arrows to move.

* Space / Right Shift to Jump.

* Left Mouse / Right Control to Spray.

* R to reload level.

* Esc to show menu.



Other Notes:

- You have infinite health and ammo.
- There is a minor bug that allows you to temporarily slow fall, though it isn't game-breaking (that I know of).
- It is possible to leave the playable area.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness76%
#66Theme4.07
#157Humor3.56
#162Mood3.50
#182Overall3.63
#228Graphics3.65
#240Innovation3.58
#276Fun3.39
#365Audio3.05

Comments

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:42am

Ha ha ha! Nice game. Controls are really good for needing to spray behind you which makes it really nice to play.

Great job!

gamedevBear says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53am

The camera effect and movement speed really help you feel like a skunk. It's a fun perspective.

NIGIC says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:59am

I somehow managed to get out of bounds and above the level from the high ledge that drops to near where the game starts.

Interesting idea. Game looks nice, and plays nice. Doesn't smell nice though.

Good job!

qapn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:35am

Haha this is outrageous. Well done. Good choice on the FOV as well. Pretty amazing to put something like this together for compo.

hunttis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

Nice work, the perspective made me feel a bit nauseous though, or maybe that was just the odors? :D

Can you do anything to the owls, or do they just maim you?

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:32am

Now I know what it's like to be a skunk. It is fantastic. Super games.

Ossi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:10am

The game controls really well and looks nice. Nice use of the theme, really silly and fun! Well done!

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:12am

Nice little game - felt a little like an old-school platformer

Dyn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:08am

Haha. Fun)

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Interesting idea, innovations, and concept. I can see the work put into it. Great time to play.

Interface says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:58am

Couldn't get the gamejolt web version to load at all. Not sure if it's my version of unity or what. Download worked fine.
Great mood, and simple and effective controls. Great job.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:35pm

Good job - a little glitchy (fell out of the world etc) but I rather enjoyed it. "do skunk stuff" is awesome instructions :)

jhell says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Cool, weird atmosphere but well done. The camera got me a little sick but overall it was pretty well executed.

Mase says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:02pm

The environment is very appealing. Nice color.

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:05pm

The camera perspective is nice. Really good controls. Great Job.

Bensonance says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:06pm

Haha, I enjoyed becoming a skunk menace more than I care to admit. Loved the graphics (reminded me of early 3D games of the late 90's). This is an awesome submission guys well done.

kyyrma says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Moved me more than Shelter. Also 48 hours, wow.

Bardikus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:20pm

5/5 would spray again

Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:06am

Played through it all they way to the final screen, and felt sort of satisfied with my time spent. There's a lot of work done here for a compo entry, but the game sort of makes me question if I actually liked it and why. I'm not entirely sure I can accurately answer it properly.

It sits in a sort of strange odor-filled dreamish middle-ground. There are a lot of different aspects that come together, like the audio and the 90's style rough models that make it somewhat appealing. It embraces the dirty, nasty little things and puts them on the spotlight. But for all the things that make it special for rolling in its own filth, I can't help but feel like the abnormal content isn't being matched by the gameplay mechanics.

Generally speaking, the gameplay consists of a giant to-do list. A bucket list only appropriate for the life of a skunk. I didn't find this aspect terribly interesting to carry out because rather than the actions being genuinely nice to interact with and just letting people run around... it kind of feels a bit stale.

For instance, what happens when you mark territory? Well, the tree gets a visual effect and the number on my to-do list goes up. It doesn't feel like I'm playing and learning how a little system works, like say if I sprayed trees to keep predators away or even something strange like growing skunk babies like little fruits that would follow me around. The reward for doing things are based around that checklist, rather than doing things because doing them is interesting.

Perhaps that's a bit harsh, doing things is interesting but only for a very small amount of time personally... and I think that's mostly due to there not being much of a dynamic to the world created. Everything feels... well everything essentially is fairly static, frozen, sometimes they rotate, but the world feels a bit dead you know?

I know this sort of thing requires a lot of work for the short deadline though, so perhaps asking for a dynamic living world is somewhat extreme... but I just wish that it was a bit more engaging than it is currently.

The visuals and audio really provide an atmosphere that feels kind of unique to your work. I think if the internal systems for the game had been as unsettling and... well... strange as the content... then it would have felt much more cohesive in general.

Either way, you've done a very nice job on this entry and I hope you enjoyed making the game! And of course I hope others can find things they like about it as well.

Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Neat game, love the graphics. Nice weapon! :) I included it in part 6 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/Q11RJey0954

Crowbeak says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 2:07am

You have successfully hit on a natural and easy to grok way to have a unique FPS. I like it a lot. It's probably a good thing that it seems impossible to die, because I couldn't figure out a way to avoid the owls hitting me.

ThirdMoon says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Nice and Funny Game! maybe better with a wider camera! =)

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