Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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That Cow Game

by nomand - Compo Entry

My first ever Ludum Dare!

I'm not a programmer, so this was a challenge to myself to go solo. I still focused more on the environments and atmosphere, so it's more of a sketch. It explores factory farming through role reversal.

I ran out of time to do any sound or to bake lighting.

WIN/OSX/SRC on Itch.io page

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness54%
#115Mood3.62
#140Graphics3.86
#358Theme3.55
#375Humor2.92
#706Overall2.86

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:10am

$ to download your game? I tried entering $0 and it still says paypal..

nomand says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:14am

Fixed it, sorry! Never uploaded to itch before.

Chronodrax says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:15am

Is there a game or is it just exploration?
Graphics and mood are great though :)

nomand says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:20am

I wanted to add giant levers for the cow to mess around with stuff, but ran focused more on the environments. I'm not a programmer, was more like a challenge, so there isn't really a 'game' there :) thanks!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:44am

That was grim! haha

Great job!

Sanguine says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:19am

It won't stop me from eating meat, but I still really enjoyed the eerie atmosphere! ;)

It would be neat to have some more interaction with the world, instead of just being inside of it

SoulGame says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:51am

This is a very special entry. Even if, as you said, there is not much of a "gameplay", I consider that from the moment it makes me feel something, it's probably some kind of art, no matter if we call it a game or not ^^

So that was really disturbing, and somehow powerfull, and at some point funny... In any cases congrats for achieving the whole 3D scene in 48h, quite well done.

P.S : Can't believe you got the rank Drumboo on a first try on our game Drumster... Congrats!

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:04pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

tomdeal says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:12pm

cool idea, but I miss a real twist at the end. Something like you getting hooked when you reach the end.

xvw says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Nice! :)

jstclair13 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:45pm

I really loved them game! Shows how we humans treat animals. :D

Mouriso says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:52pm

Too bad its without sound. But cool !

Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Very nice atmosphere, shame you didn't have time for sounds! The role reversal was simple but effective, and very well executed.

As there isn't much game here it doesn't really hold up on its own, but I could totally see it being a powerful "Soylent green is people!" kind of moment in the context of a larger game.

Was trying to find out if I could interact with the world somehow, like using buttons to operate some of the machinery or so, too bad I couldn't - think it would've added a lot!

Good job!

camlang says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Reminded me of the short story by Roald Dahl, haha.

r8berto says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:49pm

To me this is Art

Mekuri says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:52pm

I liked the idea, the exploration part alone was fun enough, albeit rather short. A shame you didn't get around to adding sounds, that would've enhanced the experience, I'm sure.

Chikoness says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:15pm

LMAO! Here's to hoping this gets developed further :D

astrophics says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:37pm

This was well.. funny to say the least. Great game!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Great concept stage. Graphics are pretty solid. I wanted to jump around a little bit but nice job for your first Jam!

mickanio says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:04pm

This was creepy and thought provoking.

superfreak says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 11:17pm

Thought provoking though the lack of interaction or sound hindered my overall experience.

andreiichim says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:25am

That was disturbing. Strong statement. I liked it.
Would have been nice to actually have some kind of gameplay.

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