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

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Sweet Tooth Mouse

by markusfisch - Compo Entry

Ran out of time. This is just kind of a demo. You can play but there's just one "level" and zero challenge.

Guide a hungry mouse to it's hole by feeding it the right things. The mouse will grow fat from sweets and get slim again by moving around.

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:21am

Graphics and game idea are really nice. As you already wrote it would have been nice to have some real "Gameplay".

Quadnozzle says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:13pm

I like the look of it, and can see the 'more food makes the mouse move faster, but eventually it gets fat and moves much slower' mechanic being really cool for a time-based puzzle.

Keep at it!

Garris says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:13pm

This game is super cute, so it would have been fun to have a complete game from it. But what you did manage to make was really cute!

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:24pm

There is promise in this game, it is unfortunate that you ran out of time.

RadMcCool says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Neat idea, i could see this being used as an educational game to teach kids to eat good food and exercise. Plus the mouse being cute makes you want to give it treats even though there is no advantage.

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:12am

A nice start! Also, never admit that the product's unfinished. ;) Own it! Make it showy! "Well done! You win! Hooray!" after the first level, or something.

Blobo says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Pretty neat. if you feed him too much he cant move at all.

scorched says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:20pm

Liked the graphics, pity you gave up :(

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Really like the art style! There's some promise here

Gordy says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Thnaks for this little funny game ;)

terryg says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Great start. Nice graphics.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 7:08pm

A great start. I had the same issue of posting a "demo" for LD33 - didn't have enough time to make levels.

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