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

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Sick Sheeps

by kingfish - Compo Entry

Sick Sheeps... with an s.
Since i'm not from an english speaking country, i didn't know that sheep in plural isn't spelled with an 's', at the end, until it was too late. Sorry.

You are a wolf, who has to make sure that all the sheeps in the paddock, stay healthy by eating the infected sheeps. The sheeps die of the viruses, or age.

Click on the sheeps to eat them, and gain points. Throughout the game different viruses will spawn and spread to other sheeps, and eventually the sheeps will die. You lose the game if there is too many sheeps in the paddock, or if there is no healthy sheeps left. Therefore you should eat the sheeps that spread the viruses.

There are 3 types of viruses:
Green: It spreads via body contact between the sheeps, and they will die 6 times faster than normal.
Red: When a sheep gets this virus, it will blow up and die after 5 seconds. Other sheeps in the radius of the explosion, will then get the same virus, so you better eat these sheeps, before everybody blows up!
Yellow: When a sheep becomes yellow, it will lay down some poop and die. If other sheeps step in the poop the same thing happens to them!

Tools that i've used:
Java
Eclipse
Paint.net

There is no installer when you download.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#360Humor2.95
#588Fun2.83
#691Innovation2.64
#721Overall2.84
#735Graphics2.54
#753Mood2.48
#802Theme2.71
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

NebulaOrbit says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:33am

My score was 66. I found it annyong that the wolf ran back to the beginning.

TMW says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:25pm

I like this game.
Simple and excellent, but I'm missing some sounds. For example:
-background music
-spawn sound
-bite sound

I especially loved the menu sheep buttons :D

NebulaOrbit says: "I found it annyong that the wolf ran back to the beginning" - Yes, wolf should stay in place.

reiknight says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:14am

Poor sheeps. Maybe it needs to be a bit more difficult but nice work

Waterman7 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:15am

This game taught me to appreciate how important wolves are for our ecosystem. Good job!

rotpar says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Pretty fun!

marvalgames says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 5:01pm

When it started it seemed ug but then I kept playing and playing. It's fun. Needs some tweaking because after a while I found myself able to keep clicking and scoring without using the strategy associated with the sheep types.

berkano says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Definitely the funniest game I've found so far in LD33!

ChaosCult says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 7:58pm

A simple game, once you get hang of it, but points for unusual interpretation of theme: the necessity of monsters in ecosystem :)

Am I the only one who is slightly disturbed by the fact that the wolf also gladly eats SHEEP POOP?!

mattthehoopy says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 9:19pm

wolf eats sheep poo. 10/10 :P

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:57am

+1 to the wolves and the ecosystem comment. If only the wolf didn't always try to run out of the paddock...

nihilaleph says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 1:57pm

Great theme interpretation! +1 wolf and ecosystem! Most of my comments had already been said, annoying wolf going to beginning, missed sfx, could be a bit more difficult, but also very fun, and wolf eats poop xp
I also found very annoying that the wolf had to go to the center of the sheep to eat it, and the sheep are very cute ^^
Good job!

kaitokidi says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:28am

Ears would have fitted nice to your sheeps xd
anyway, nice game!

bodsey says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:29am

Well interestingly I found this concept amazing. The rules are not clear enough, and the viruses should be introduced one by one to avoid confusion, and probably the balance needs work, but I think the concept has a great great potential. GJ

egor-idiot says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Crazy game %)
Scored 54

Sep 13, 2015 @ 9:58pm

i loved the exploding sheep it was rather funny, good job, it was rather awkward that i could eat the sheeps poop, would be nice if they would run away from me, so that i have to heard them away from the poop

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