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

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Yeti

by Thormedor - Compo Entry

In Yeti you are playing a Yeti trying to survive during the hunting season. Will you go and hunt the hunters or are you going to hide and endure the season?


The game is 100% ASCII based and written in Java. Sounds mad via Bxfr.

There are 7 different news-screens and 5 different endings to find.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#259Mood3.30
#280Theme3.68
#465Overall3.13
#483Graphics3.05
#520Innovation2.91
#553Humor2.50
#607Audio2.31
#786Fun2.52

Comments

bodsey says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:58am

Weirdly I loved the ambiance. It's simple but there's a fantastic mood in this. Gameplay is kinda broken as I won the game doing nothing. Nice job

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Found 3 endings so far. Fun to play. Very simple graphics but it gets you a great mood with the game. Congratulations!

Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

wow - the art style / feel of the game is amazing
solid game idea well done

TiByte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:30pm

On Ubuntu 14.04 with JDK 1.7:
The main yeti.jar doesn't work, after extracting the 1.7 zip the game starts with "java -jar yeti.jar" but it defaults to fullscreen on your main screen with the width of all of your screens added up.
This makes it impossible to play for me, unless I unplug all my Screens.

KingGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:57pm

AMAZING! Purely the fact that it is completetely color and text based makes this game stand out in a good way!

markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:32pm

i dont get the point

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:06pm

I like it, nice game

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:59am

nice ascii art. I do seem to be able to win the game by simply doing nothing, as bodsey says.

Thormedor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:30am

Creator's comment:
The "easy" solution, by not doing anything is intended. When giving the game to other people to try it out, most of them acted like monsters and started slaughtering everything.
So the "good" ending is not being a monster. Even though you let the humans slaughter lots of animals to achieve that.

Also thanks for all the feedback. I'll figure out a solution for the Linux issue for the next game. (or I just add a windowed mode, together with a mute button)

GagaPete says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:46pm

I think I may encountered some performance issues but a fun game nonetheless. On the first run I didn't really know what to do and who to kill but after the first newspaper article I figured it out.

wesley werner says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 10:51am

Excellent!

I like how you use colour to show intent - attack, call for help. And the day/night phase sets a good pace for the levels. The news reports are nice to read too, ignoring the spelling mistakes.

Good idea combining ASCII characters to make new symbols!

Some diagonal movement would have been nice. Overall good entry!

I can honestly say this entertained me more than many of the unity based games!

CodeNMore says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:47pm

I like the text style of it

Patomkin says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 11:37am

The main menu gives the option to play stealthy, not killing everyone, yet this victory is very easily achievable. Maybe some shift to main theme - being a savage - should be better

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