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

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by Muel - Jam Entry




First of all, yeah, I know it doesn't fit the theme.
More about this on a later post-ludum post.

Move the kitty around with arrow keys and grab the food to earn point.
Avoid foul food: bad apples with worms and boots will take off one of the kitty's lives.


[IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER]: This is a game. In real life, cats can't eat most of the things we eat. If you have a cat, make sure to feed him/her properly.

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Muel says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:00am

(Someday I'll find out why I made a game where boots fall from a dinner table)

UltraRat says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:48am

While I reject the general internet notion that cats have inherently poor grammar, good job. Kitteh is teh cutest

TheMightyTeam says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:25pm

I like the cat animation. I would be nice if the cat could jump.

tonynogo says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:27pm

Yummy, yummy!
Thank you for the game! ^^

jsmars says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:02pm

Nice cat! Shows how a graphical theme can make a game fun! Imo the graphics in the background should have the same resolution as the cat (and everything else) for it to look nice together.

CliffracerX says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 2:18am

Controls felt a bit odd, like the cat was on ice, and the food fell a bit unusually fast, but a fun idea none-the-less.

I don't know why I didn't see 9 lives coming, but it was a pleasant little surprise!

Sep 10, 2016 @ 2:46am

That's cute. The art is nice. The only thing I think it lacks is challenge. The items drop at a decent rate, but there is no real goal. That might be something to expand on. Like after collecting 50 items, they drop more quickly, or they add things like cat nip which makes you impervious to the boots. IDK. Just some ideas. Thanks for a super cute game.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Cute and fun. Thanks! :-)

Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:11pm

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

Muel says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:42am

Thanks a lot for all the kind reviews, people =)
Actually, it's a bit better than I expected for a game that gave me a few buckets of frustration. (Why? "post-ludum" post coming soon).


@TheMightyTeam Actually, he used to jump. But I took this ability away to enphase more the "avoider" style of the game. Or maybe to don't trivialize the game (more). I had little time to iterate xD

@tonynogo Kitty says "YUMMIES ARE DA BEST"

@jsmars I totally agree with you. I wanted to do everything on pixel art, but I take longer to make. And I was running out of time.
I plan to improve this little game (someday...) and one of the things I plan to do is redo the background in pixel art so the style get consistent.

Kitty says "TX U UR PRETTY TOO!"

@CliffracerX You're right. While the cat have two states, idle and running, his actual movement is based on forces. I guess it makes it odd in the end.
The food speed is result of the few iterations I got time to do. Actually, I was planning to add a speed up feature. But.. time, time...


@Recursiveanomaly Yeah, these were some of ideas I scrapped cause I was running out of time. I was planning to add a speed up feature based on points, I was in doubt about making mandatory catching the good food (like, if you let it fall, you lose points). The catnip idea is great, thanks! ^^

Kitty says "UR CUTE TOO <3"

@Chaoslab Kitty says "TX U <3 UR CUTE TOO"

@Jupiter_Hadley Saw the video. You just made my day... =)

Kitty says: "MINE TOO!"

Again, thank you all =)

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