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

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Shadows and Cats

by MoreRPG Team - Jam Entry

You are a hungry shadow and your goal is to eat all the people in town!

- People afraid of you and run at the first sight of you, so it's best to keep to the shadows.

- You are quite a cunning shadow and can use various traps to attract unsuspecting people.

- Beware of black cats who are not afraid of you and waiting for you in the shadows.

Controls:
Movement – WASD, arrows
Eat - hold Spacebar
Use a trap – Q & E



Our team members:
Anna Sviridenko - art
Daria Paramonova - programming
Vladimir Gaidenko - game & sound design

We know that the game has a lot of bugs, and will fix them after a while! =)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness95%
#384Innovation(Jam)3.19
#479Humor(Jam)2.88
#493Theme(Jam)3.50
#503Fun(Jam)3.09
#529Audio(Jam)2.78
#548Overall(Jam)3.19
#628Mood(Jam)2.98
#770Graphics(Jam)2.84

Comments

Loutrattitude says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:27am

Fun!

mboaj says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:54am

I almost scared myself while playing :) Love the kitties :)

Komradus says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:18pm

That was pretty cool. It's a nice concept that has some good potential. Love the sounds on the cats.

Kassimkot says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:22pm

was interesting actually. couldnt figure out what was the cat for. and im not sure how to exactly end the game. nice game though.

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:45pm

Didn't like it. Everything felt too sketchy since the models until the gameplay itself. Only the buildings got my attention.

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:18pm

for a second they sounded portuguese :P
Very fun game! and i like a lot the "mirror´s edge" style colors. ( any game with white and red i emidiatly think in mirror´s edge X) )
great job

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:14pm

Everything felt quite confusing but the overrall concept is quite good.

fubenalvo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:07am

I was really big and already ate everyone. How can I win?
The iphone and the kittens are nice idea :)

MoreRPG Team says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:17am

There are 100 people, and you have to eat all of them to win. But yes, it becomes difficult to find them later in the game. We will try to improve on that in the post-jam version.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Interesting concept. Found a massive cluster of people all in a circle and ate them all at once and went FLYING!

...outside the level bounds :)

Galan says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Laughed out loud, for real. The sound effect just had me laughing. The mechanics started to fall apart later in the game, but up until that point I was having fun.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Cool concept!
Love the visual and smooth gameplay!
Well done!

mantis says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Really sweet art! I think that I ate all the people in the town, but nothing happened, just grew really big. Is this normal? Some of the people clipped through buildings, so maybe I did miss somebody?

MoreRPG Team says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Yeah, we've got some problems with the collisions and it may be possible for some of the people to go through the walls and thereafter make it impossible to complete the game. We will address this issue in the post-jam version. =)

dregamr says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:24pm

What?? XD
Screams are great!!

Kai20 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:48pm

i din´t know waht i am playing but it feels very polish and great

Xanjos says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Don't know why it launches you upward when you eat people (a bug perhaps?) but this is a brilliant concept and I absolutely loved the use of audio especially with the crowd screaming. Also that free iPhone trap made me laugh a bit :)

fdslk says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Really nicely done, it's fun and the idea would be nice to have it as a full game.

Norgg says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Enjoyed how surreal this was.

Only managed to get up to about 53 or so before I couldn't find any more people on the level.

MikeEnoch says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Had a little trouble with the web-player version being bigger than the window it was played in, but managed to play in the end. Like the idea, the screaming sound effect got annoying after a while but I did literally laugh out loud the first time I used a kitty to draw people in.

Arnage says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 4:18pm

This game has some nice twists that put it ahead of most of the eat everyone entries in this LD. Great work!

I would recommend some kind of visual feedback while charging as I initially didn't know what I was doing wrong, but it simply turned out I did not press space long enough.

MoreRPG Team says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Thank you all so much for your feedback. We will definitely try to add and improve some parts in the future.

pixzleone says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:01pm

Nice! :)

Mase says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:48pm

The limited palette & shaders look great.

I "eated" 85 people; I suspect the rest flew out of the level... can't say I blame them. :P

Sep 11, 2015 @ 9:08pm

- graphics look kind of cool, i like the tilt shift effect
- hiding in the shadows is kind of fun
- feels like i need something to attack me
- it's a bit too easy, i feel like there's no threat from anything
- i ate like 80 people and now i can't find anymore

UekiShurei says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 9:54am

I like the fact that the people actually talk, even if I don't understand what they're talking about. Though I would like a lose condition to balance the game out.

MercuryXGames says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:16pm

NICE!!

wavertron says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Growing larger was a nice touch, kept me interested. I "eated" 78 peeps, then it seems to break. I also found a few big clusters of peoples spinning, bit of a bug yet it was fun to eat them all in one go :D

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