Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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by Biliogadafr - Jam Entry

Cauldron! is a game about ancient methods of preparing and cooking raw food. You are a handsome neanderthal male, striving for his everyday life in harsh climate of Africa. Your goal is to make soup for your family and also don't die doing so. Question is smash, or no smash?

Created by Devastator and Biliogadafr.

Engine: godot

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Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:14am

Nice graphics and funny gameplay.

Dave_Astator says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Yaaay, step into the cauldron))

Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Wow that's hard! The club swinging mechanic is awesome.
I couldn't figure out how to eat and/or grab the bananas though.
Also, my game is the exact same concept (other than making soup, and legit swinging the club manually) I even have dinosaurs.

Biliogadafr says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:55pm

@Garrett Hoofman
Yeah. When we started work on the game we quickly realize that this Ludum Dare will have a lot of cavemans and dinosaurs by reading blog entries :). But it was too late to change theme.
And bananas can be eaten if they are clicked when caveman is standing near them.

SbstnC says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 12:53am

Game is funny, the mechanic is nice, but it very hard for me. I could never beat the dinosaurs fast enough to have the time to grab one. I put many in the cauldron, just by clubbing them, so that was fun.

Graphics are very cool.

cottontrek says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 4:45am

I was hooked by the graphics and the gameplay did not disappoint. The silly physics, interesting art style, and sound effects really made this game pretty funny, and unique as well. I guess something that could be added would be some more feedback for certain gameplay mechanics, like for picking up the bananas or for throwing dinos in the cauldron. Good job nevertheless, this is great!

Mantlair says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:52pm

I won. YEEEEE. That was exhasuting and fun. I couldnt keep up with the spawn pace so camped near bananas and waited till the fill then grabbed some bodies by luck and fed the cauldron. Great graphics!

sdfgeoff says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:21am

I found the club mechanic hard to work and couldn't keep up with the spawn rate. The caveman controls were otherwise good, and really liked the art style of the game!

puppetmaster says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Very funny graphics and soundfx.
The gameplay is very difficult. (lost my club!)
Mouse cursor don't stay inside window.
Thumbs up for godot engine!!

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