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

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Cat Tapper

by jirrev - Jam Entry

In a world where interdimensional-shapeshifting-cats have taken over the universe you are tasked with petting them until they drop. Tap their heads and gain their ramen!

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okoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:01pm

Well Done.

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:51pm

There should be upgrades for character and equipments... Maybe an idle weapon, hahahahahah. ^^

phi says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Okay, either I didn't quite get the concept of the game, or this is a game about clicking on a cat hundreds of times until it disappears... The tutorial is nicely done, and the UI is well designed. Graphics and audio are very appealing, but I feel like it needs more gameplay to be fun.

Rscar says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Not sure if I just missed the upgrades, but if the game had upgrades I couldn't find them...I want upgrades! (for full cookie clicker goodness) I LOVED the art, the cats were amazing, and the music/polish were top notch as well, I just wish there was more of a game underneath haha

jirrev says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Thanks for the feedback, we were indeed planning on upgrades, even had the art, I simply didn't have the time to implement them next to my work. But we are working on another version (made in Unity) which does have the store implemented.

local minimum says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Fantastic artwork, great attention to detail and the interactions worked really nice. I outpatted a bunch of cats, gained some levels but I didn't find any use for the noodles. I was also really unlucky to get a very stubborn cat early that I only did 2 points on each pat and it had almost 1000 pats before giving up. So the randomization needs some tweaking. I really liked the audio and graphics though.

medidog says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 6:41pm

Really cute game and graphics but there was no point in the end, as there's no sense of achievement.

pixelpotions says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:15pm

I would love to see it further developed, with itens and upgrades selection, because really, the art is pretty good and I love this kind of clickers! Very great job, awesome entry.

Swynfel says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:57pm

This game has awesome graphics, music, sound effects and they are no bugs or anything.

However, sadly, what's missing is the gameplay in itself. I know I'm not really into idle/clicking games, but even if you are a adept of the genre, I think you expect a little more than just clicking...

You added a "random" aspect to the spawning cats. That was a good idea, because most of the clicking games always have the same enemies, just with different sprites. You had a LOT of sprites, and random levels / life : that made the game more diverse. However, it was not always so balanced, especially in the beginning.
I would have liked a few upgrades, and a "story" in the sense that giving ramen to Pumpum (that's his name?) could actually make him say more things on the universe (or something). The game really feels uni-dimensional right now.

It's really a shame for the gameplay, because your team knows how to make cool art, and a very polished game (the help/tutorial was awesome, even the "credits" rocked).

I hope you to see your team again for the next ludumdare, and if so I hope you make a game of a genre I like more!

jirrev says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:21pm

I have listened to all the feetback you guys have given me and I totaly Agree, that's why a new updated added in the promised store that people asked me for. You can download it from the store and it should transfer your safe over to the updated version. Do not worry, the game that was made within the time constraints is still online and downloadable for the remainder of the judging period. We are also still working on the ULTIMATE version that will run on a different engine than Game-Maker.

The Artist (Tim Schipper) Really likes the compliments and I personaly take the blame for the lack of content on game-play's end, my work and real life were kind of in the way of this jam and I personally under-performed on this jam in the respect of gameplay.
Thank you for judging and keep tapping. We hope to see you again and we hope you like the game with these minor tweeks!

Aaranos says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:39pm

The graphics and UI are great. I think it needed more substance to get you to play longer, such as upgrades or rewards for clicking.

Docjekyll says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 5:39am

Charming art style :3

SIN Gaiiden2 says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:43am

Very personal game. Nice game, and concept. keep going ;).
try our game plz :)

Jungle says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:24pm

I really like the graphs and the UI. Very good entry! Congratulations

methylenblub says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Really nice game, although I miss something like if you don't tap quickly you receive damage
Also i felt pretty bad attacking those cute cats :(!
The music it's also really cool!

Przekop says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:21pm

I didn't quite get where it is about shapeshifting. But those graphics were SOOOO KAWAIIIII.

Odyssey says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 12:26am

Pretty good, the graphics were great!

hazzahazzam says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:29am

The UI is a little busy. Needs more gameplay too.

StrayCat says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:48am

I like where this game is going, you need to work on more gameplay post-jam. Good job!

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