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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Kawaii Katastrophe

by ObsessiveNerd - Jam Entry

Defend your room against the vague, yet menacing terrors outside! In Kawaii Katastrophe you'll have to defend yourself inside your room to survive. Work with other survivors to scavenge for resources and defend your barricades. During the day, build up your defenses with the resources your friends have found. At night you must do everything you can in order to hold off as long as possible.

Left click

Recommended resolution:
Windowed 1360x768

Hope you like it! Let me know!

Edit: Realized I accidentally zipped up all the assets along with the build. Not that it's a problem I just wanted to cut down on download size for people. It's the exact same build of the game, though.

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DaMacchi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:08pm

10/10 very pink

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Very cute coherent artwork and sound.
I especially liked the way you establish the vague terror with the sound and the screen shaking.
I would wish for a quicker rise in difficulty.

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:24am

I like the cheerful aesthetics yet horror sounds/screenshake music. Nice artwork! Very kawaii for a horror game.

ObsessiveNerd says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:43am

Thanks for the feedback so far everyone! I really appreciate you checking the game out.

tylerraz says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:01am

Great game, the pixel art is well done and the monster effect/sound is so unsettling in contrast to the cute room. Great use of the theme!

GFM says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:01am

I understand that the game is supposed to run infinitely, but there's no sense that the game gets harder or of any progress whatsoever. Yes, from time to time a new survivor may appear, but that's it. And yes, there's the days counter, but even that didn't really make the game fell like it was progressing...

It isn't clear if "reinforcing" indeed makes the barricades last more or if it only repairs them. I interpreted it as being the later, though. It would had been interesting if you could make the barricades stronger (i.e., permanently increasing its defense modifier) by reinforcing it.

As for the art-style, it's too inconsistent. Some things are outlined while others aren't. Each sprite has a different scale factor.

ursagames says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:09am

すごい! The sound design for the house being attacked was excellent, very intimidating! I agree, the difficulty did not really build any sense of urgency though. After 12 days or so I ended up just kicking everyone out and waiting 3 nights for the barricade to finally break. Still, the core mechanics are there and pretty solid, nicely done!

ObsessiveNerd says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:57am

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah I was afraid there would be some balancing/difficulty issues. Definitely something to tweak in the future!

Kerr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:03am

Nice art and good job setting the mood with the music and the effects. The game kinda trailed off for me around level 13 so I just let the barricades go down and was a bit sad that there wasn't any beast that got it and tore everything up. Overall pretty fun though :)

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:51am

Very cool pixel art! And yes, the game is kawaii. :3

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:29am

Nice style. I haven't seen Kawaii horror like this before.

MrMordem says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:52am

I did not expect the first night to be that tense ! Kudos on that. Also liked the graphics and sounds.

On the other hand, after getting some survivors, I felt less tension because overnight damage was not impressive. I'd rather feel tension because of the night dangers rather than the potential lack of food. Still, I don't think you need a lot of tweaking to keep the tension alive thoughout the game.

ChromeOrange says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:07pm

So cute, so sweet, so lovely. I need to protect them! <o>

Jan 6, 2017 @ 3:53pm

Cute, fun game! 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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