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

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Sheep Hunter

by Aaron San Filippo - Jam Entry

A moody, short little game about a shepherd tending his sheep, and a very hungry wolf lurking in the shadows.

Controls: Click to move, hold to run, click target to attack.

Design, code, environment: Aaron San Filippo
Music, SFX, art: Forest San Filippo

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BOBANY says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:40am

A great looking and sounding game but beyond that I didn't find much else to do

WizzardMaker says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Neat little game, but its really hard to eat a sheep

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:09pm

Great idea and graphics.

uvwar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Pretty cool! Is there any way to win? I ate all the sheep but when I tried getting close to the man he still got me. Also, do you have the source for this? I'm curious if you still have that bacteria code it looked awesome. You might also want to play around with some flocking "boids" code. I have some in my LD33 game, but also in my LD30 game which has similarities to this you might find interesting.

Reyn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Loved how you did the fire. The sheep movement is believable. The art look good. I tried several times to kill the last sheep but I just couldn't. There is an issue with clicking on a sheep sometimes and it seems not to be the trees that are in the way. If I had to change the control scheme I would make you eat a sheep on collision, that might take away some of the feeling of "the hunt", perhaps have a dedicated pounce button. Might just be because I'm playing on a track pad. Are the sheep different ? I swear the last one is slower to move out and quicker to go back. The game of patience :)

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:07pm

audio and mood are this game's strengths, I think. gameplay is quite challenging at first, but I started enjoying it once I learned how to distract the shepherd. I enjoy the environment and atmosphere quite a lot. nicely done.

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:08pm

audio and mood are this game's strengths, I think. gameplay is quite challenging at first, but I started enjoying it once I learned how to distract the shepherd. I enjoy the environment and atmosphere quite a lot. nicely done. — Drew Van Camp

HThomson says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:03pm

I especially like the tactical elements to this game such as briefly exposing yourself to lure away the shepherd before sneaking around for an attack. The mood and graphics are also good, bizarrely enough our games share a pretty similar concept, in both you play as a wolf, chase sheep, avoid their shepherds and are hidden in the dark. Hive mind hey :)

Tortoise says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Looks good, wish I could rotate the camera to find sheep behind the trees.

oakus says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 9:40am

Great idea, mood, I also liked the graphics and sounds, but the game is really quite hard. Tried to play it like 15 times and only one of those I managed to eat like 4 sheeps. It would be better to add a hunger meter and alert meter and maybe try to add dificulty that would scale decreasing speed of those values and give a score based on that or something that similar. I love this idea and I think it has potential.

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