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

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Yeti Scent

by Nanolotl - Jam Entry

"Eating rabbits,
Chasing people,
Pursuing the Skeleton King,
The Yeti perseveres"

-Ann Tooll

A Yeti Stealth Game/Dating Sim

>SHIFT to crouch
>WASD + Mouse
>Right Click: Attack/Eat
>Left Click: Pick up/Drop

All content made by me in about 52 hours

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#21Theme(Jam)4.31
#42Mood(Jam)4.12
#110Overall(Jam)3.82
#151Graphics(Jam)4.17
#161Humor(Jam)3.56
#260Fun(Jam)3.44
#288Innovation(Jam)3.32
#360Audio(Jam)3.18

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:18pm

(y)eti life <3

Polyganz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Yeti is life. Yeti is king.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:32pm

I liked how you manage to do a 3D game with only flat images and not really with 3D models, great trick. Nice job.

mortus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Very original and quite fun. Love the sounds. Wish I'd have noticed earlier that I was starving though.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Crashes for me :/

Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:15am

Really great, nice job!

fubenalvo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:57am

I played with it 10mins but didn't get the real goal of the game. Anyone find the skeleton king? :D
BTW, very good game! :)

Solifuge says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:25am

The description said Dating Sim. The screenshots had yeti and lumberjacks. Imagine my disappointment when he didn't accept the offering of rabbit meat I left strewn around the tree he was hiding in. </3

Never before have I expected I would some day say this, but the skeleton king smelled SO dang sparkly. I just wanted to chase him through the woods forever. I loved the visual depiction of scent-tracking using drifting, fading particles; I might have to borrow this for a pet project of mine.

Thank you for this weird, wonderful survival sim. The Yeti Perseveres, fools! I'm out!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Pretty great this!
I died of starvation 5 meters away from my bride with the third skull in hand, brilliant!

I would play it again except for these few problems:
- Carrying only one item at a time. I can understand if a yeti can't figure out how to carry three items, but he does have two hands for a reason!
- The rabbit meat could have been slightly more filling and/or the hunger slightly less severe. There wouldn't be a single living thing left in the forest if yetis were this rapacious!
- The fade to black didn't quite work in full screen at least. It only covered part of the screen.

I'm telling you, brilliant!

sorlok says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:25am

Now *that's* what it feels like to be a monster! Great mood, great mechanics. Got a bit stuck; I guess hunters don't respawn? I left some skulls somewhere before I realized they were necessary.

AxeTheory says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Gave the baby meat, not sure what the next step is? Great game, good use of the theme. I really wanted to kill the humans.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:31pm

I liked the melt between 2d sprites and 3d.
And I liked the lumberjack when they scream and climb on the trees

orange08 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:03pm

this was fun
it didn't seem too hard to keep my tummy filled though... after I filled it up it stopped going down so I didn't really need to keep eating people but i did anyway cause I'm a yeti

derr says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Very moody game. It was fun sneaking through the forests! I couldn't find the skeleton king tho! D:

DrZanuff says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:28pm

Cool game! My observations: I wish the the movement could be a bit faster. In the future an ambient sound could do a lot for immersion. Good entry!

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:22am

Nice job, love the throwback 3D graphics, I found the dating sim part, but couldnt figure out what to do

yuigoto says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Nice work! The old school graphics are really nicely done! It totally feels like a game I'd be playing in the 90's, nice sound fx!

The controls are really responsive!

I had to look a bit too much for the dating sim part, though! :P

Good Work, Cheers! ;)

wademcgillis says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:34am

Couldn't figure out the dating sim part, but the game was fun nonetheless.

Oct 18, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Really neat game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/VOSoNttI06o

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