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

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KMF

by godjammit - Jam Entry

Four people and a sound-guy. Ludum Dare 36. Go fishing. Chill out.

Fishing is an ancient technology.

Fishing is the activity of catching fish. It is an ancient practice dating back at least 40,000 years. Since the 16th century fishing vessels have been able to cross oceans in pursuit of fish and since the 19th century it has been possible to use larger vessels and in some cases process the fish on board. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping.

The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as shellfish, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not usually applied to catching aquatic mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate, or to farmed fish. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational sport.

According to FAO statistics, the total number of fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people.[1] In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms.[2]

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Mordokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:41pm

At first I was having problems with the throw ... but once I started throwing well this game became amazing!!! Then I waited and there were no fish ... and then I grabed my first fish ...a big blue one!
The "fish combat" was very well done and details like the water being pink gave this game a look and feel that makes this a very unique and pleasant game to play.
Congratz!!!!

Sep 5, 2016 @ 7:45am

This game took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting things to become so philosophical. Like you wandered into the Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole because you thought it was a Subway.

Either way the world of KMF is absolutely beautiful. Like you've suddenly been transported to a pink area of Windwaker. The fishing mechanics are all very solid and somewhat intuitive, though the controls can take you a minute. Then you end up deciding which fish has to live or marry you. That was something, but the thing that really put it over the top for me was simply the humor. Each of the little quotes attached to each fish were priceless. Equal parts funny and self aware.

If anyone is interested KMF was featured in my second episode of Larry Does Ludum 36. You can see it here: https://youtu.be/VPEUihSWP7M

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