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Babygirl Caty & the shapeshifting kittens

by AlejoAC - Compo Entry

Protect the babygirl with the shapeshifting kittens in this tactical runner wannabe.
Caty only walks forward and she gets very upset if she hits anything.

Kitten controls:
- Arrow keys
- Space for special action
- Z and X to cycle through kittens
- R quick restart

(Special actions are not finished on all kittens)
Kittens left behind will be gone.

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jacklehamster says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:58am

Aside from the annoying cat sound, this is quite funny!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:36am

Love the art, love the fun, So cuteļ¼

Pusty says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Cute game! :D
These sounds tho'..

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Hahah this is great

cornand34 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:17pm

i wish i wasn't forced to lose a cat, aside of that the game is decent.

2kah says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:45pm

I get an error when I click on certain kittens:
Other than that I like it! Trying to keep control of an army of kittens while not upsetting a baby is not a sentence I ever thought I'd write

TiRSO! says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:21pm

So far the most annoying sound, congrats!! :P

Jokes aside, I like the art, it's nice, simple and readable :)

On the gameplay, I think the idea had more potential but it has turned out a bit too hard too play and not so fun for that reason.

Still great achievemnt for a compo game, congrats again!

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04am

Meow meow meow ouhhh
Had some fun :D

teamross says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:07am

It's really funny! I like the way you need to take care of every character until the end. Challenging!
Good job!

t4u says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:25am

While idea is good but cats need redesign. There is too many kittens and it's difficult to understnad how to use them effectively. In what situation each cat is useful. I suspect it's not always possible to prevent baby from hitting obstacle.

Graphic was nice.

Audio was meh. Better than nothing but not very much.

orion_black says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:18pm

I like the idea of scorting the baby. I found the kitten controls quite cumbersome, resulting in me spending most of my mental energy battling them. Congrats on the soon to be born baby "C".

AlejoAC says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Thanks everybody for playing and commenting.
About the sound, I agree it sound too many times, also because there are too many kittens at once, which was not the plan at first.
Anyway, if you want to really know the truth about the sounds, here you have:

I'll make a post-mortem to share the experience (follow @alejocamaleon if you're interested). Spoiler: I like using jams and similar opportunities to explore mechanics instead of getting polished experiences. Also, I may finish this in an after compo version so I can actually try how the original gameplay idea feels. A lot of your suggestions and complains are mostly considered in the original vision, but hey, that's what jams are about. Critique is well received.

@2kah thanks for the bug report. That happens because not all kittens have actions defined. I may fix this, as I found out it's actually allowed by the rules. Also adapting the controls for touch (actually it's already half way there) to make an android port (also allowed in the rules, wohoo!)

@orion_black Thanks! The soon-to-be-mother was also quite happy "C" is already starring in a game.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Nice idea though it's a bit tough! ^^

sararyCow says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:43am

I got an error on the web version each time I click on cat. Cute graphics and funny sound effects though.

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:58am

Pretty cute game, a little hard and the cats sounds are a little bit annoying. Howewer, great entry!

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:25pm

I like the art and the mechanic is so original. Good work!

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:29am

Nice entry! The mechanic is quite original and the cats look hilarious! The controls are a bit difficult to use and sometimes the cats are a bit buggy! Some background music would've been a great addition :)

Keep up the good work!

macronoid says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:03pm

The graphics are really cute but unfortunately, the gameplay and difficulty are inconsistent due to procedural level generation.

It could be really cool if you rethink the mechanics again and try to find a fairer generation algorithm.

Good job!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 10:58pm

hardcore noisy cat and baby have to cut the sound, but was fun.

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