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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Abominable

by Conk - Jam Entry

It's called Abominable, this is due to my abominable idea generation which caused me to scrap everything on Saturday night and start again, disregarding any attempt at making anything relevant to the theme.

It's called Abominable, this is due to my abominable time scheduling, even after deciding to submit for jam instead (something I hate doing as I'm solo) and yet, there's still barely any game play.

It's called Abominable, the yeti however, isn't even implemented.

I feel starting again totally killed my passion for jamming this time round, which sucks as I always look forward to these events.

On to what I actually made...

So I wanted to create an arctic survival game where you had to hunt a yeti, what features made it?

An item size based inventory - this is what took the most time and although implemented ass-backwards, I'm pretty pleased with it. You can pick up items with the mouse, rotate them and flip them and whatnot.

You can chop trees, with an axe.
You can light fires, with an axe.
You can chop ice, with an axe.
You can fish... with an axe.

That's like, 5 features, cool.

If you do play (for whatever reason...)

WASD to move.
SPACEBAR to chop.
MOUSE LEFT CLICK (while near an object) to pick it up and interact with inventory.
R to rotate items, M to mirror and T to drop.

Looking forward to playing everyone's games (:

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Ratings

#219Graphics(Jam)4.00
#288Audio(Jam)3.33
#440Mood(Jam)3.28
#572Humor(Jam)2.19
#797Overall(Jam)2.78
#799Innovation(Jam)2.22
#844Fun(Jam)2.28
#889Theme(Jam)1.83
#1375Coolness28%

Comments

ZpeedTube says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Interesting little game you have there! Really like the animations and the graphics. And the music is pretty good too!

One thing I noticed is that the fishing only works at one of the holes. Was a bit confusing at first.

But overall great job! :)

eemmbbeerr says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Windows 10 does not permit me to run it :(

BloodJohn says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:42pm

I liked the tracks in the snow. Sounds and looks very smoothly. Almost broke the keyboard trying to cut trees or ice. But I did not.

eemmbbeerr says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 12:56pm

Update: I managed to run it. Had to insist a lot.
Good work though, don't feel so disappointed! There is no such thing as a failed LD!

Conk says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 1:26pm

That's very true, I guess the weekend had got to me at the time and I wasn't feeling overly positive, cheers for the positivity (:

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:18pm

Not bad for an unfinished game :)
I wasn't able to start a fire. Don't know what I was supposed to do.

Music is great. And inventory is smooth.

If you had more time, this would've been a very nice entry.

Keep up the good work.

Blobo says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:56pm

The inventory is really cool, you don't see much inventories like that. The graphics are pretty great, I wish you had more time, I would've loved to hunt down the yeti.

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:58pm

While you feel you failed, it still has instant appeal to me. It may be incomplete and not include One Room in any way, but you have a good start for a crafting and inventory framework here.

The graphics are cute, the campfire animation looks good. Not sure about the player's giant arms--he looks a little like a yeti himself. The soothing background music works.

I'd quite like to see this one more fleshed out.

Dec 31, 2016 @ 12:37am

For an incomplete game, it's still pretty entertaining. The art style is nice and I like the music too.

ZYXer says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Well I can testify that all five features do work. The item-size-based inventory is actually quite cool. I tried to implement one once for a LD event and gave up after 5 mins. :D So congratulations for going through with it. ;)

I love the graphics, and the foot steps are really cool. However, a little bit of feedback while chopping trees or fishing would be nice... ;)

Overall, totally awesome lighting-a-fire-with-an-axe and fishing-with-an-axe simulator! Well done! ;)

Doomdad says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 12:59pm

Don't be discouraged by not finishing what you have given is impressive swiss-army-axe simulator! Artstyle is really nice and music suits the mood well.

yuigoto says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 1:42pm

Visuals and music are really great! Nice work on both! It gives off a nice mood! :D

"Do *anything* with an Axe" sounds really cool to me! :P

It's a shame you couldn't finish, but it's great to see what you did until the end! :) Inventory looks really cool to me! :D

Great work there!

eruiz00 says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 4:55pm

Jeeee jeeee this seems other compo game, but it's enough fun to get here. Well done!

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