Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Get Off, Cat!

by josefnpat - Compo Entry

# Get the cat off your computer!

You are working on your Ludum Dare game diligently, and suddenly a cat is on your computer.

Figure out how to get the cat off your computer.

Use "A" to feed the cat and "L" to calm the cat.


This game was made for Ludum Dare 34 in 48 hours. I came up with the concept while drinking heavily, and then I started making art, forcing me to spend the rest of the weekend making the game with those assets. I'm very happy how it turned out, actually!


* Press and hold "L" to fully pet the cat.
* Don't feed the cat when it is eating. That will make it angry.
* Don't pet the cat when it is not angry. That will make it angry.

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MarekkPie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:48am

What a twist!

TurtleP says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:21am

This is the best cat on laptop sim ever, Josef. Seriously this is hilarious and the music is also great!

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:19am

Quite amusing. I imagine you had some fun recording those sound effects. :P

joe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:40am

Did I... win?

Ampera says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:09am

Fun game.

KBF123 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:32am

I thought the goal was to get the cat off the laptop...
By now it's a sheet of scrap metal with cat chunks all over it.

Ogniok says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:35am

Cool game, great combination of both themes :)

ac7 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:38am

Awesome game! It's simple but I enjoyed it a lot. The hand movements are perfect and I love the subtleties in the animations.

And it's good to see another LOVE2D developer in the compo :)

disdanes says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:08am

Played this probably longer than I'd like to admit. Good job with the feedback on the cat, it took me a couple tries to figure out when it go too angry!

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:01am

The tension is palpable. As the cat slowly, all too slowly, fills the screen, vibrating and jostling, I keep thinking, "it's gonna happen soon, right? I don't know what for sure, but something's gotta give, right?" It's good stuff.

Also, I let out a laugh at the start of each try -- the petting hand darting quickly upwards off the screen. Like the owner has been attempting to pet the cat before you even got there. This was great.

pvwradtke says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:34am

LOL, this was hilarious, really cool entry. I'm glad my cat just sits on my lap and don't try to kill me :).

Osaft says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:38am

I pet too much -> I die
I feed too much -> I die
I feed & pet optimal -> I die

10/10 Realism

Fathom says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:40am

I like cat games. This was a good cat game. Thank you for cat game.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:41am

I had this happen to me once!

This is a fun cat sim, the art is crude but the AI is extremely realistic.

I particularly enjoyed figuring out the cat's mood, it's facial expression conveys a lot of emotion.

Good job!

Drauthius says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:13am

Uuuh, kitty!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Haha, this is actually how I (as an allergic non-catowner) always imagined it would be to own a cat. Feed and pet the cat right or it will kill you... and then you die anyway.

Great job! :D

SiENcE says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Fun game! I don't liek cats but this one I like. Because it's orange. With yellow stripes :-D.

Softsound says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Good game, cat explodes.

fiddenmar says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Would die once more, 10/10.

Karai17 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:55am

Such a silly game. The music was a little repetitive but the sfx were great.

nassi says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:15pm

I felt pretty bad feeding the cat empty cans and shoes. Oh, and for making it explode of course. Could've added some depth by having the player have to figure out if the current object can be fed to the cat.

Silly tiny game, had a grin on my face the entire time.

Sosolol261 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:42pm

I think I had more fun playing this than I should have. 11/10

shadow64 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:03am

Definitely kept me interested and had my attention. I failed pretty quickly the first time, but the second time I beat it. Really fun and a good idea! Thanks for sharing and congrats on finishing!

undef says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 7:33pm

Haha, nice :)

headchant says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:06pm

bad kitty!

Ryusui says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:42am

Surprisingly intense for such a silly game. Good times. XD

(also, props to a fellow Love2D developer!)

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