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

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Glutton

by CalmKai - Jam Entry

Glutton by CalmKai

Summary

I wanted to make a game people would enjoy. I learned to code by going to KidOYO programs. They have great mentors that have really helped me grow and flourish. I used the Unity Game Engine for the game - this is my first time competing. I just turned twelve, so please be kind.

Themes

I used both themes, growing, and two button controls.

The growing theme has been fulfilled by the wolf growing and shrinking.

The two button controls theme has been fulfilled by the only controls being the mouse for direction and left shift key to go faster.

The Goal

The goal is to stay alive and eat as many chickens as you can. You are the wolf. Eat too much, or too little, and you die. Avoid the purple chickens. They are poisonous. Also, avoid the farmer, he will pitchfork you.

Downloads

Web(tested)
Windows(not tested)
Mac OS X(tested)
Linux(not tested)
Source(tested)

Credits

All assets were made by me, CalmKai, including the music which was made on my piano, except, for the font which was made by artmaker on the website fontlibrary.org.

Closing

If you have any questions about how the game was made and/or have constructive criticism, post it in the comments. I'd love to read them.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#313Humor(Jam)3.00
#659Theme(Jam)3.53
#700Audio(Jam)2.16
#791Innovation(Jam)2.71
#839Mood(Jam)2.71
#857Graphics(Jam)2.69
#957Fun(Jam)2.53
#960Overall(Jam)2.74

Comments

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:30am

Nice little game but I have some advice. I suggest making the view somewhat top down, so that we can see the farmer. Also, the area should be smaller to force the player to confront the farmer, it is so big you can just run in a straight line away. Keep it up!

Mat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:36am

Nice idea but I wouldn't play it for more than 2 or 3 times. I can't stand the music, sorry :/
But there's ideas and work, keep it up!

LavWa says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:55am

Cool game, haha the music was kinda funny, but the artwork is nice and the gameplay simple but interesting. Good work !

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

thanks for the feed back!

sputnik says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:33am

Funny game. But I died ( propably the farmer) without seeing it. Wierd but cool music...

piper82 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:44am

interesting take. as others said, view is somewhat off.

CalmKai says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:47am

thanks i will fix the view after ludum dare 34 is over!

Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:12am

Also had problems with the farmer, would have been nice to have a certain goal to work towards. Music was very intense, but all in all a pretty good first entry

Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:25am

lulzzzzz! nice job

VitasaMode says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:39am

nice simple game. Good job for having a finished product. I would too like to see a top down version of this so that the farmer could be seen. Also I believe you should change and re-preposition your text cause its a little hard to read

CalmKai says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Ok will do after ludum dare 34 is over!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Congratulations on your first Dare! The time limits do take a lot of getting used to, but it's always a good learning experience!

As for your game, it could probably use some more polish when it comes to the movement controls. I didn't see much point of releasing shift, so perhaps you could just use left and right as your controls, and make the running speed standard? Experimenting with movement is very important to making a good game, though I can understand not having the time to do that.

Another possibility would be to provide somewhere to hide, to escape the farmer. Being able to duck into some tall grass and stop the farmer following you for a short time could help a lot with how this game plays.

Good luck in the future! Keep making games and I'm sure you'll be making some great ones soon!

CalmKai says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Thanks for the feedback!

mr. a says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:09am

Cheers on completing your first Ludum Dare! Especially on making all the non-font assets (and on crediting the font-makers)! The models are pretty great, interestingly stylized. The chickens remind me of those marshmallow bunny extrusions sold around Easter.

There's something appealingly nightmarish about an expanding and contracting wolf drifting through a vast and too-green field crowded with pristine white and perfectly motionless chickens. The music really adds to the effect. I can't tell if this was the intended, but it amused me nonetheless. Light-hearted but strange.

Gameplay could stand to be more dynamic/varied, but it's oddly meditative as-is, particularly if I embrace that funny nightmare quality.

(Uh, just so it's clear, I'm not making light of the game here, just trying to report that way I'm engaging with it. In sum: I genuinely like its oddness.)

FYI - playing using the embedded player / iframe on the ludum dare page chops off a good chunk of the screen -- I didn't notice that there was text showing the size limit of the wolf until I scrolled around a bit.

CalmKai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:49am

Thanks for the feedback, sorry about the text, it automatically resizes when you use the application, exe, or tar.gz.

utgarda says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Doesn't run in Firefox, Linux. All I can see is the line "Unity Web Player | Glutton". Other unity web submissions run ok so far.

Dalkor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Heads-up. For your Windows Package you should zip the existing .exe with the Glutton Windows_Data folder from source as it doesn't run without it.

As for the game itself, there is a lot of room for improvement, but it's a good first submission to LD.

jdoughty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:02pm

Congrats on completing your first ludem dare game! Its a bit rough yet, but at your age, i wish i'd been able to do half of this! KEEP IT UP! You'll only get better and faster!

CalmKai says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:10am

Thanks for your comments!

CalmKai says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:11am

I will fix the windows download!

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