Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Fox rat eater

by saurterrs - Jam Entry

In this game you are playing a fox that is locked in a grannary. It is starving and have not much time left. In the grannary runs rats and other mammals, so your task is to catch them.
When eating a rat you gety score and some more time to live.
You also can submit your score and compare with others

Please choose 16:9 ratio, best looking 1600x900 windowed

UPD:
Thought I should write down the controls and overall here :)

Controls
Press Arrow buttons to turn fox to direction of arrow
Hold shift to run faster (while running faster you can not turn)

Score points
Eat a rat to get score and additional time. Every rat brings you 10 more seconds. If you eat it in the middle of the field you get 10 points score. If you eat it near the wall - 3 points. In the corner - 1 point.

Every 5 eaten rat appears a rabbit. Rabbit brings 15 seconds and 15 score points. But the rabbit appears only for 5 seconds, so chase after it )

Rats runs faster and chaotic in panic when you are near them. Rabbits are dump, so they just continue jumping.

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Ratings

Coolness50%
#564Mood(Jam)3.10
#608Graphics(Jam)3.10
#678Fun(Jam)2.76
#708Overall(Jam)2.96
#747Theme(Jam)2.90

Comments

Miotis says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Very easy game to learn. Very hard to catch those darned rats! Great job.

saurterrs says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:16am

Many thanks to you :)

saurterrs says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:17am

It seems I didn't manage to build linux binaries correctly, so I will make an update this evening after work.

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:17pm

I eat rats.

stadoblech says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:53pm

my only complain is that rats are basically copying players movement so player cannot effectivelly catch them... but other than that its not that bad game :)

morrilet says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:54pm

This was simple and surprisingly difficult. I liked that there was a scoreboard.

raconteurnick says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:56pm

Great execution! The game's definitely demanding - I like the level of challenge put into it. The leaderboard is a great touch, too, especially given the time constraint. Good fun and good use of the theme!

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Interesting and fun figuring out strategies. Rat spawns feel a little too luck based to me though. I agree the leaderboard is a great touch. Good job!

ploy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:12pm

Stupid rats! ©Dishonored :D
Insatiable fox doesn't get fat

Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Pretty tough, and that's coming from someone who makes difficult gaems.

But it's great. The gameplay, the graphics, the leaderboars. Everything is very polished and enjoyable.

miaw says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Stupid rats lol. Wish the fox could move diagonally too. Good job that you managed to implement a high score too.

Dec 21, 2016 @ 2:34pm

Was that an online leaderboard I saw? If so, good work!

As for the game, I was a little disappointed to see that the only way to survive is to force the rats to the edge of the room and chase them, rather than having to keep up with them as they flee. But other than that, this seems like a pretty solid game. The ending was perhaps a little bleak though?

saurterrs says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Thanks you all for playing my game :)
I guess that was my mistake not to write down more info on controls and rats behavior. I updated info and with new knowledges I hope we will compete more on the leaderboard ^_^

Minato4th says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 8:27pm

Difficult but very funny

Dec 23, 2016 @ 7:34am

Oh, thanks for the update! Knowing the full set of controls let me shoot to the top of the leaderboards no problem~

saurterrs says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 2:39pm

Excellent. So we can get it serious :D

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