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

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Fat Cat

by Charging Llama - Jam Entry

You're a homeless and hungry cat, who has been down on their luck. However, things look up once you find a letter from an anonymous kitty benefactor in your paws. Within the letter you find a key to all the food you could ever desire! Eat to your heart's content, but be careful about drawing attention to yourself by letting trash pile up! Also, you are here to pig out, so avoid those fruits and vegetables, or else you may find yourself in a thinner, bad spot. How fat can you get? Eat, eat, and grow large!

GamePlay:
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1. Click the two buttons on the conveyor belt control to either discard the food, or feed it to the cat.
2. The longer you play the faster the food moves, and the quicker it spawns, be ready!
3. You can pause the game, or speed things up as well.
4. Both "Growing" and "Two button controls" themes used, have fun!

Team:
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Code, Sound - Leonard Burns
Art, Dialog, and Sound - Addy Taylor
Art - Peng Xu
Additional Design Ideas - Drew Walker
Music from Incompetech

Tools:
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Unity 5.2, Photoshop, Audacity, Tascam DR-100mkII w/Shure 58a mic

*NOTE TO CHROME USERS* You will need to use a different browser to play the web version, or just download a copy. Thanks!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#62Humor(Jam)3.86
#150Theme(Jam)4.10
#481Audio(Jam)3.08
#593Fun(Jam)3.06
#600Overall(Jam)3.23
#602Mood(Jam)3.11
#678Graphics(Jam)3.14
#840Innovation(Jam)2.63

Comments

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:37am

ok i made it to 178lbs. my cat was huge!!

zlaine says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:39am

Very cute. You might want to up the percentage of unhealthy items though -- simply spamming the green button allows you to slowly but steadily gain weight. Creative interpretation of the two-button theme. :)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:41am

Yeah that's a good point Zlaine, thanks for the feedback!

Logicon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:43am

Cool simple game, I wish it was a little more clear which foods he liked/disliked without having the play it. I also wished I had a hotkey for the speedup/slowdown. I felt when it was going normally it was too slow and sped up was too fast.

fergarram says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:03am

Full speed + green button spam = win
Too easy.

piper82 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:43am

rip skinny :) ate 8 tons of watermelon and bananas and died of starvation. nice take.

VideoDog says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:49am

Cute game!

Squid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:53am

Made it to 60 by mash clicking eat.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:56am

Sometimes the randomness can come up with all good food or bad food, so you get some weird runs sometimes. :)

LordKawaii says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:28am

Wonderful game, super silly. Now I know why my cat is so fat!

Neonlare says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:17am

Pretty damn funny and a really good style and presentation for LD! Gameplay is a bit simple but it's part of the charm, it's a really good micro-game and the music makes it chill and relaxed. Good work, looks like everyone pulled out the stops for this :D.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:06pm

A glorious day for cat feeders. This was great. Who doesn't like fat cat?

MiggyGMan says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:58pm

This was kind of like our game haha but I liked the concept of having different foods and being able to see your score! After my cat grew, the tail being in a different spot threw me off but overall, this was a great game.

XenosNS says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:25am

I love fat cats. Was a bit confused by the tail, thought I was swiping the food with it. Cute game.

oz2mura says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:12am

That was a lot of fun, got to 159 lbs! Enjoyed the music too. Good use of the two-button theme.

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:56am

Does what it says on the tin! Holy hell does that conveyor belt start shoveling food at you fast after a while. All of the cat sprites getting fatter were great, and the cutesy uke/xylophone music was fitting in an odd way. Cute game!

logon13 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:57am

Fun little game. I love how the food pile builds up at the end for the pieces you miss

StMatn says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Nice came :)
I like the gfx and audio very much!
It would have been nice to have an indication of the area, where button presses will affect food, because sometimes you press a button before the food can be eaten/discarded, what may disturb the flow.
The other thing is, that keyboard input would have been nice. Especially on later levels you don't have the time to move your eyes all over the screen to aim for the buttons, click it and move your eye back to the front of the conveyor belt. It would help, it you wouldn't have to take your eyes off the conveyor belt at all ;)

All in all nice work!

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Pro:
+ Very cute
+ Fun to see the cat growing fat
Con:
- Game seemed to spawn mostly unhealthy food, so it was rather easy
Obs:
o Got 329lb selecting the food
o I wished I could work in that factory... =(

Great job!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:25am

@StMatn Agreed, we couldn't come up with a good indicator for where to feed/eject the food and didn't just want a "green" zone or whatever. Keyboard input is actually in, I just commented it out, I couldn't get it to fire off the Animations (Damn you Unity Mecanim!) so I just didn't include it in the build, wish I got it working I totally agree on the not wanting to watch the controller. :)

@nihilaleph Thanks for the comments, yeah the randomness does tend to spawn more unhealthy food, I think we needed more food in general, ahh well!

Didi says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:13am

lol! made 118 lbs, this was delicious fun!

Muel says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:41am

Funny game

But I'd never let my cat do this in real life haha

euske says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 11:40am

But, but... you can get fat with bananas too!

crucknuk says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Nice entry! I did not know that a cat could reach 420lbs :p This game is cute, good job ;)

LeReveur says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 1:37am

Ha ha, what a funny idea you get here ! Well done ! :D

Dec 30, 2015 @ 8:09am

Thanks everyone, all this feedback means a lot to us. :)

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