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

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Rat-tato Power

by Jelinib - Jam Entry

You, as a quadrupedal rodent, aid in fueling a rocket with potatoes.

Gameplay video from KzariusRex:


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KzariusRex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:43am

FFFFFFFckk yeeaaaahhhh

Omiya Games says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:31am

I guess my fingers are not fast enough to make me the biggest (leanest) loser.

The sound design is fantastic, and I like the adorable animations. The premise is absurd enough to be funny, and the ridiculously simple and menial task adds to it. Overall, nice comedy game!

Rakart says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:50am

Nice game ! The concept is really funny.

Having to validate when you're at full capacity is a really good idea, it prevents the player to just afk spam and forces you to focus.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:53am

Love how the background menu slowly pans out to introduce the game, it is a small detail but I like it!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:56am

Simple but nice and funny entry, well done ;)

tomisoka says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:04am

Nice game!

I just destroyed a rocket :(

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:06am

The graphics is good, the sound does not disturb me and the UI is simple but understandable. Nice job

Chris0903 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:28am

It's fun

tompudding says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:35am

the letter choice was slightly uncomfortable which I'm sure was intentional. The animation of the rat and in fact all the graphics were wonderful, and the rocket at the end was a lovely touch. Great job!

Anudin says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:41am

314 Score... Yay. Rocket engineer seems crap though. So many potatoes and shit ain't flying. I love the idea of the game, graphics and sound design are really really well done. Gameplay is really fun. Good job!

n42k says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:45am

Loved it! My max score was 355, with just 1 exploded. Wish there was a leaderboard so I could keep playing to beat everyone!

Hammers says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:02am

Simple concept, executed very well. The artwork is lovely :)

sbeif says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:04am

Well done, nice idea, graphics and music. I think this game would benefit from a common leaderboard as for now to me it lacks a bit of competition.

Damdoshi says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:09am

It reminds me "Toto" on the Atari ST. In this old game, you had to go left, right repeatidly, and then press to scratch and then throw a potato to the kitchen. (Without breaking the joystick, if possible)

It is nicely done. The concept is tiny, but well made: graphics are nice, smooth and cute. The tutorial text is funny. The music fits.

frix360 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:38am

Fun game, with nice visuals. :D Controls were a bit hard though, but still - simple and well executed!

Hackingroelz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:57am

Interesting game and great art and audio! I do think it gets a bit repetitive, since it's pretty much the same thing over and over again, but it's still a really cool game!

namu says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:13am

Nice entry, good idea, graphics and sense of humour! As someone has said before, it lacks a bit of competition between other players, adding a leaderbord will make it challenging. And after fuelling some potatoes you lose the good rate of typing, something normal because of having to follow a sequence of keys.

Maybe in a future version you could add a shop for buying new potatoes or items to fuel that will give more power to the rocket.

Summing up, good job!

tonynogo says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:30am

Design is very nice. Music is cool and rythmes well the gameplay.
But I'm too slow.. My rocket explodes each time.

ratly says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:33pm

Cute fun little game! It reminds me of something from Mario Party. The graphics were nice and polished, and the sound effects/music were nice too. I think this lab needs a better way to get power though - 363 points and the rocket hardly got any distance!

Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:42am

Lovely visuals! :D I especially liked the little details in the background, and the main menu animation when first starting the game is a nice touch.
Well done!

monkeybit29 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 6:46pm

I wish there was more pattern combos it would throw out, i'm a sucker for these kidns of games, good job!

lamogui says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 1:44pm

wrong link I think ? because I see a dinosaur instead of a laboratory mouse

lamogui says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 1:47pm

Ok in fact just the download is wrong the player is good

sprawl says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Very simple game but nice feedback on everything ! Great overall quality with nice sounds. I liked it !

yoel1234 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:42pm

very nice skill game, nice art ,and nice concept.

Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:14pm

Really unique, well made game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Will Edwards says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 12:44pm

I ended up looking at the keyboard and listening for the ding rather than watching the screen.

Would liked to have seen the rocket though.

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Hmmmmm! The game is really hard its the kind of game where u have to get muscle memory for what keys to press and I suck at them.

But I do like the idea!
The music and sound effects are simple and nice!
the graphics are ok!

Not 100% sure how it relates to ancient technology. I guess the fact that its rat powered!

Overall its a nice simple game!!! Great job :)

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