Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Swine Fortress: Bacons On Strike!

by One Seed Fruit - Compo Entry

Difficult game, please learn the controls first!

Mouse / Keyboard:

-Point in a direction to herd pigs: [A] or [Left] to rotate anticlockwise, [D] or [Right] to rotate clockwise.

-You don't directly control the movements of the pigs. You just point and rotate.

-Pigs will gradually move in the pointed direction once you stop changing where you're pointing.

-Press and hold [spacebar] to stop.

-Release [spacebar] right that after to accelerate in the pointed direction.

-Move pigs to let them drink water.

-[Left-mouse-click] on a filled pig (SQUARE pig) to shoot. It becomes unfilled (TRIANGLE).

-If a filled pig (SQUARE pig) is attacked, it will release all its water and become unfilled (TRIANGLE). Filled pigs (SQUARE pigs) take no damage.

-Unfilled pigs (TRIANGLE pigs) get damaged by attacks.

-Unfilled pigs (TRIANGLE pigs) gain a bit of health from drinking water, while becoming filled (SQUARE).

-Kill anybody holding a fork and a knife. Each kill earns you 1 credit.

-[Left-mouse-click] on an empty spot left by any dead pig to recruit a new pig for 2 credits.

-The game is over when there are no more pigs left.

-If a cat manages to kill a pig, it will grow larger, making it an easier target.

Made with Godot ( or

Please also check out my Ludum Dare 35 Jam entry: which I coded the game for Chikoness.

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Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Idea looks interesting. However controls are difficult.I can't understand where is the front pig after some rotation. So it's kind of just rotating randomly :)

ranmaru90 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:33am

Ooop, sorry! I did a little fix to the indicators. Hope that helps!

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:52am

An interesting idea, had fun with it once I worked out how to properly use the controls, but that was probably my terrible reading comprehension in all honesty...

madmarcel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:26am

Like the graphics, game is quite hard though, doesn't feel like I'm in control of that herd of pigs.

sergicollado says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:17am

In my linux doesn't start :(

lambda- says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:03am

Interesting idea, better instructions at the start would be nice, mechanic wasn't clear at first, but I liked it.

arhpositive says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Controls are very difficult indeed. :) I managed to survive until Wave 3 but with a simpler control scheme I think I'd be able to enjoy it a lot more. The game core itself is pretty fun and the interesting formation of the pigs gives the player enough to think about. Will you drink water with the middle one or rotate towards the enemy to squirt with the ones on the corners?

Good job, but look into the control model if you want to continue with the idea. :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:11pm

This was challenging, cute piggy noises!

hijomo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:19pm

Nice game. The rotating camera is a cool idea, I was a little disoriented at first but its add a bit of extra to the game.

Jimbly says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:30pm

That was a lot of fun! Died quickly on my first game, had difficulty getting water filled up before I was overwhelmed. Second game went much better, made it quite a few waves without losing any pigs until... it crashed ^_^.

aCoupleGames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Idea looks good. Controls are a bit weird. But I liked the game overall.

SpareWizard says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Cool idea, the controls were a bit floaty

KristophTG says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:43pm

The game felt really chaotic and the pigs went all over the place. I don't think its necesarilly a bad thing though. Overall i think it was pretty good, kind of hard to get the hold of controls, but i liked it. Got to wave 8.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Nice and fun game! Poor cats getting brutalized. :P
I believe the controls themselves were ok, I just think it should be a little more clear where the pigs are pointing, the little hand gets forgotten easily when you're focusing on the waves of cats. I also liked the sounds a lot, and the music fit the game and added to the fun. Good job!

sergicollado says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Good job! It's a fun game with a fun idea .. too crazy

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Great concept.nice graphics. Mechanics could be improved.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:24am

Full marks for innovation, though it could definitely use a better introduction to the mechanics.

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Funny little game!
The concept is to complex for me!
+1 for Godot Engine
Keep up the good work!

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