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Laser Kitty Sim

by smikulcik - Compo Entry

Cats love to follow laser pointers. Use your laser pointer to have your two cats catch the mice in the room.

NOTE: This project is mostly a cat AI test so I apologize for the minimalistic gameplay and lame graphics.

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Ratings

#375Humor3.06
#515Theme3.39
#543Mood2.94
#696Fun2.89
#2054Coolness28%

Comments

nihilocrat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Title screen animation is neat :)
It's interesting to try and figure out how the cats respond to the pointer.

Blobo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:48am

Really creative! i love the title screen animation.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:05am

I loved how you randomly generated each level and I loved your visual style. It was satisfying shaking the laser pointer at them to make them jump :)

terpin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:12am

That furbaby has a face that only a mother could love!

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:10pm

You had me at kittens.

dcRfj15 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:43am

Funny and creative entry :), it was funny to watch the cats chase the pointer. I liked how the cats only followed the pointer from a small distance, this made it much more realistic.

One minor bug is that if one of the cats is on the ground, and the other cat jumps on it, it will fall through the ground.

HeuGamer says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:15pm

Cute!

LadyEmaSkye says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:46pm

Ohmygoodness, this so neat! The only thing I have to say though is that it would've been nice if you invested a LITTLE more time into the graphics.

ALobker says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:48pm

I disagree with @OnlySlightly about the visual style.

But the game was fun!

RedSorrel says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:22pm

Adorable game. The cat's movement was enjoyable to watch as they chased the laser pointer. At one point I got the cats to stack on top of each other!

hexdie says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:58pm

Very creative game! Like others said, I really like the title screen. The gameplay is kind of rough around the edges because it's a bit hard to control. However, it's a very creative and original idea to control characters. I liked this a lot. Nice work!

May 6, 2015 @ 7:11pm

This is hilarious, I also made a game about using a laser pointer to make kittens chase and kill mice, lol. And I thought I was original.

ohsqueezy says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:56am

There's something very compelling and exciting about this mechanic. Maybe I like cats too much? Really fun idea. My only request is cute meowing sounds on top of a death metal soundtrack.

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