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

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Cat-O-Pult

by Sun-Wukong - Competition Entry

Castles/Worms type of a game, but in this one you use cats as your weapon of choice. You need to conquer dwarven fortifications with the power of cat love!
One of the first ideas for "Ancient Technology" was catapult simulator. And well, it came to this.
No sounds since sound suddenly stopped working for me in Godot :(

Mouse controls:
- LMB hold and release to fire a cat.
- RMB to scroll map
- Mouse wheel to zoom
- You can also use arrow keys to scroll

Tools used:
- Godot Engine
- Krita 3.0

Creation timelapse: https://youtu.be/tQX48R8taFY

UPD: There was a small bug causing cat to walk straight up into the sky sometimes. I've fixed it and uploaded patched version on itch.io page. Google drive links still contains original files.

Downloads and Links


Comments

danilafe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:46am

I like it, but it's a tiiny bit difficult! Even the first level, at least for me.
Adorable game, though. Nice work!

DiegoCTorguet says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:13pm

Funny and lovely game!
I like when anyone invest time doing a quantity of levels.
I missed all audio but good job!

v3nevergod says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:04pm

See, people, this, THIS is well-made FUN! It's funny, it's cute, it's very well-animated, the idea is cool and the execution is on point. If I had to complain about something, perhaps moving the cursor to the edge of the screen should move the camera as well as the direction keys. Bravo, creator, nice work!

PS. It reminded me of an old Flash game, Cat-A-Pult, is that why you used the "O" instead of "A" in the middle? Very different tone to this, though.

ferfer957 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:11pm

At the beginning I thought this was just a rip-off of a very popular game... And I was completely wrong ! The concept is amazing, animations are cool, very well done :)

wheerd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:30pm

I love this game! The idea and theme are really cool. There a re a couple of minor problems that I encountered:
1. If you fire a cat into the front wall, it takes ages for it to walk back until you can shoot again.
2. I managed to glitch a cat into the floor, by shooting it up really high. That can even let the cat slip though the floor completely, soft-locking the game.
3. On level 5 time a cat climed through a wood ceiling. Not sure if that is a bug or intended though. Used it in level 10 also.
4. On the level after that, a cat landed on a stone pillar, but slid down right through it. This is very much reproducible :(

Completed all levels except level 8, where I finally gave up :/

A very polished game, a lot of fun, nice levels with a steep difficulty curve. Also, amazing graphics. Best thing is the game mechanic with the cats, which I really liked :)

Sun-Wukong says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:42pm

@wheerd: Thanks for detailed reply. I'll try to fix all these pesky bugs.

teamBallShui says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:45am

Cute animations and fun gameplay. Sometimes the arrow wouldn't follow the mouse though or disappear, which was a bit annoying (I'm on a Mac). Some sounds would have been nice too. Other than that a polished game, good job.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:23am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

DUDSS says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:33pm

I love cats, I love this game. :D
I really like the mechanic that the cats walk and seek their targets. It would be nice if the cats would have more colors than black.

8Keys Studios says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:22pm

Impressive polish for a short period of time! I had fun - played about five levels.

Somehow, I managed to launch a cat in such a way that it walked directly off screen into the sky. This softlocked the game. Maybe implement a check if the cat is still within boundaries of the window?

Overall, nice work!

JK5000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:13pm

Thank you for sharing amazing fun game. Give more levels, some audio and music, and the game will be very near perfekt. Well done.

tompudding says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Amazing stuff. It looks great, and the animation on the cats is spot on. I also really like the twist having the cats move adds to the traditional gameplay. Fantastic job!

aeveis says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:13am

Beat it! I just wish the cats didn't take so long to walk off sometimes. I liked how the cats would walk to the dwarves though. good job!

Aaranos says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:34pm

I like that it has a different mechanic from the typical angry birds style game. Gauging power and distance is a bit tough. I would of liked some music or sound effects.

puppetmaster says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Ohh!! What a surprise!! :) The art and animations are very cool! This game need some "caty" soundfx. Well done!
Cool you have made it with godot engine!

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