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

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

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Cat and Robot

by Vadim Ivshin - Compo Entry

Use the marvel of mechanical ingenuity Robovac 3000 to clean up spilled milk and to put a scare into bratty kitten.

Controls: mouse only

How to Play:

Program robot by clicking the corresponding command buttons. Execute program by clicking brown button in bottom right. Red button restarts level.

To complete the level you should clean up all spilled milk and put the cat into his litter tray.


Up Arrow - move forward.

Left/Right Arrow - turn robot left/right.

Note - make a loud sound to scare the cat and move him away from robot.

Brush - clean up spilled milk. Robot should be over the milk.

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mitkus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:21pm

Charming! As a fan of RoboRally, I really enjoyed this. Would be really nice to remove/edit parts of the sequence without restarting fresh. I also encountered a bug a few times where cat doesn't run when I play note next to it.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Interesting game. Good work on the graphics.

dunin says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:29pm

That's fun and cute.
Maybe few things can improve this game: a fast-forward button, the possibility to remove one item and keep the positions of the items when we fail...
And more levels!
Anyway, nice work, nice graphics, and nice mood!

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:33pm

‚ÄčIt's like RoboRally but domestic! I like it!

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:37pm

I have to say, It was fun!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:54pm

Fun stuff! Agree with the others on ability to remove/edit before going and a fast-forward button. Otherwise, nifty little puzzler. Enjoyed the cat sounds. :)

Asturk says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Really like these kind of puzzles games, really well done. Just need to work on some of the bugs with the robot movement there, but it is a cool game!

Tharky says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:08pm

Overall it was quite fun and interesting. I liked it. The cat was humorous. I am a fan of puzzle games :)

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

Solid through and through. Nice game!

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:11pm

This game is genius! First of all I love the isometrics graphics. I also really like this style game. I gave high humor, innovation and fun. Nice Job :).

Also, with my game, you definitely extracted the folder from the zip? Otherwise it won't run. If you did, it's probably an OpenGL Version problem

Anyway, Your game is brilliant, I had a lot of fun with it ;)

meg says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Cute, but the bugs are really frustrating, even when I have the right solution I often don't pass the level because the robot or the cat got stuck.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Haha I love cats! A+

aemiliu5 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:06pm

nice game mate! it has a real nice mood! the music fits perfectly!

qbicfeet says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:52pm

Really cute, and pretty clever puzzles. Would love if you could undo or delete single commands without having to redo the whole command chain.

ZYXer says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:37am

Greate game idea. It reminds me of a board game (forgot how its called). But adding in the cat makes it much more fun/funny.

Nice and simple graphics. The little cat drawings between levels are funny, though they don't quite fit into the art style of the rest of the game.

Overall well implemented game!

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:02am

Haha, this was an amusing entry. Engaging game mechanic too.

Stylo21 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:32am

Nice mechanic and good game.

The gameplay like "scratch" it's really interesting!

Good job.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:28pm

I realy need to say nice game!!!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Nice! It is slightly similar to my entry, although yours is a better fit to the theme. Nice level design, and a good amount of polish for quite a solid entry. Congrats!! :D

Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:06pm

Very fun game! I like to read cat's comments. There is also challenge, so solution is not always obvious, which is important for puzzle games. Good luck!

seano says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:10pm

great idea and mechanics, the goal could be more clear, I got lost trying to understand what went wrong

Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:11pm

Scaring the cat is an interesting addition to the old "program a robot" concept.

Chaoslab says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:26pm

A nice program the robot game. Reminded me of a game on the Amiga called Tower of Babel which featured programmable robots. Solid well rounded entry.

MrTroy says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:28am

This was fun. Needed more levels. I very much so enjoyed what I played.

erik says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:23am

Nice job. As others have said, the ability to edit programs would be a big help.

mirta000 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 2:43am

a very fun puzzle game. Easy to reset and repeat levels that you messed up, love it!

Dec 22, 2016 @ 12:16am

Great! It reminds me of "Robo-Rally." Definitely a game for programmers!

Tkachov says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 7:01am

Nice little game. Some means to modify the program without restarting or to execute some steps and then continue adding commands or to skip animations to faster see the results would be good things to add.

rburema says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 10:00am

Over here I'm having a dreary, grey morning... upbeat music + puzzle/prog game was appearantly just what I needed to lift my spirits. Thank you :-)
(That poor cat though...)

SUNFURY says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 4:54pm

completed the game,
the concept is great really!
but I wish I could undo a button >-<..
overall it was a really fun experience

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 9:24pm

@all: I know that gameplay is not perfect, but that's all I managed to make in two days. Thanks a lot for your feedback, I guess I'll develop a complete game.

Minato4th says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:35pm

This game is very good for casual players, and it fun!
Good job!

ocarson says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:16pm

While quite simple, has a lot of personality. I've included it in a video with further comments here, which should be up very shortly here.

Maple says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:40am

Haha, the scary vacuum noise! Pretty cool once I figured out what to do. I beat the game -- cool concept! The music was really fitting, too. :>

Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:16pm

Very nice graphics! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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