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

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Yet Another Cat In a Pyramid

by daveh - Jam Entry

Yet Another Cat In A Pyramid for Ludum Dare 36

This is my first 3D Ludum Dare entry, so my scope was a little larger than what I could deliver in the time I had.
Yet Another Cat In A Pyramid is a 3D puzzle adventure based around the concept of ancient Egyptian traps.
There is one complete puzzle in this build, but hopefully you'll enjoy the experience anyway.
Oh and sorry for the lack of sound! GlHf.

Just run yacip-ld36.exe and away you go.

W, A, S, D: Move
Q and E: Rotate the camera clockwise or anti-clockwise
F: Use
Enter: Begin (Title card only)
Escape: Quit

* If you die in the spike pit below the puzzle, you will respawn at the start of the puzzle but the puzzle will not reset. The puzzle only resets when you are killed by an axe. To reset the puzzle, just die by stepping on an Ankh block.

* There is a collision bug at a secret exit in the large chamber. So if you suddenly are on top of the walls, that would be why.

Downloads and Links


dissonent says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:12pm

I love the cat. It really reminds me of Looney Toons. The game is interesting, but could use some more content. Assuming I successfully reached the end, the puzzle was unfortunately, relatively easy to solve.

You did make clarity exceedingly well though, there wasn't a moment I died where I thought I died without any real warning, and the puzzle was clear enough to understand. Clarity is often something people struggle with in puzzle games and games with traps, but you got it down in this game.

Keep up the good work!

asyzruffz says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Good game. Stuck at the windy bridge at first. When I reach the dead end, suddenly on top of wall.

Four Quarters says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:34pm

For some reason game not run =\ (Win 10)
But 3D graphic looks pretty sweet.

daveh says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:10pm

@Four Quarters
Any errors? What graphics card are you using if you don't mind my asking? Min spec would be anything supporting OpenGL 3.3 (roughly equiv. Direct3D 10.)

gassasin says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:09pm

Game not run:( I have no errors game just wont start i have windows 9.1

cottontrek says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:22pm

Oh man, I love the very Indiana Jones-vibe this game has, especially that rune puzzle. Nice job! The graphics and atmosphere are particularly nice. :)

daveh says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:26pm

@gassasin Could you let me know what GPU you're running?

gassasin says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Offcourse, im running game on geforce gt 525m intel i7 6gb rams its a laptop hope i helped

Alphish says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 2:28pm

Completed the little content the game had, would have liked a bit more, but I know from my own experience it's not quite that easy. ^^'

Also, I encountered a weird bug (after dying, maybe?) that made my character keep going forward as if I kept pressing W button. I tried various stuff to unlock the character, but nothing worked, so I just held S when I wanted the character to stop, and moved camera when I wanted to change the direction. Pretty inconvenient, still. ^^'

I must say, though, the visuals look quite great. If you hadn't said that, I'd never have guessed it's your first 3D project. ^^

daveh says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:20pm

@Alphish Thanks for the bug report. I figured I squashed that one, but guess not--oops! Also, to clarify; my first fully 3d jam game, but not my first 3d game or mod.

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 3:46pm

Well done with the game, really fun and intriguing puzzle game with a lovely Egyptian tomb style.
well done with the 3D work a lot to do in a short time, good job.

Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:27pm

I'm a bit stupid and couldn't finish the first puzzle, but I think this was a cute game that obviously needs some polishing. It would be nice if the player gets introduced to the mechanics through a smaller puzzle first.

Also 3D is tough so well done!

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