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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Home Cat

by Feng - Jam Entry

Inspired by "AlleyCat" and "Don't Starve".

At home, not everyone is a person. As a "family member", first thing first, you have to find something to eat before starving.

WSAD/Arrows to control

Hold 'W' or 'UP Arrow Key' to catch the curtain, press repeatedly to climb upwards on the curtain.

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Ratings

#339Humor(Jam)2.88
#459Fun(Jam)3.12
#519Theme(Jam)3.44
#559Graphics(Jam)3.22
#608Mood(Jam)3.00
#635Innovation(Jam)2.76
#771Overall(Jam)2.83
#1462Coolness24%

Comments

ginger9 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:14am

Now I know what kind of experience is when catch mouse as a cat.
Inexplicable very refreshing. Fun 5/5.

resty says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:13pm

Oh this poor cat, so hard for it to catch a mouse. (But so easy for a fish...). It keeps starving in nine of ten times when in such a situation.

rainssong says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:20pm

Like a funny pet videos, cool

NumNumDude says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:34am

Wow that was short, and the last level was just me jumping off the chair. The physics are also kind of broken and odd.

DeqingLi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:14am

虽然很短,但是很有趣,加上点蜜汁BGM

Rainbow says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:23am

Finally I catch the mouse and complete the final level! Nice idea and I have a same black cute cat!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:51am

幸好老鼠不会转向,试了很久总算抓到了。
从墙上的画看到了叙事方面的野心。

YE Zitao says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:24am

从墙上的画看到了叙事方面的野心。高鸣大大这样评论道——这点上是非常敏锐准确的。我觉得一个游戏如果有这样的想法,以一个pet的视角去进行一个叙事那么最后可能会达到一种很特别的状态,是可以有深度去挖掘的,这点上的野心我给高分。

回到游戏性上面,每次失败后冲第一关开始比较蛋疼,操作手感和画风很有魔性~了脚猫!关卡设计和场景的关联还是很有意思的,是可以有发觉的空间。整体设计已经比较有完成度了,基本的解密动作的玩法也基本呈现出来,赞·加油!

by 叶默哲w & art9

ijzm says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:33pm

In that last level, the mouse did not reappear at all before the time ended. On the plus side, the game's respawn is very quick and the ground movement is smooth. The cat's sprite is cute and chunky, but the blue didn't really look suitable for the room. Some sound effects, music and more levels would have made a nice touch.

~Random-storykeeper

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:04am

Took me a minute to realize I had to hide up for the mouse to return. Then about 8 tries before I got the timing right to drop down onto it.

Simple game, would've helped if there was a slight pause between days instead of instantly starting. Kept falling down off the chair because of that.

Art style is simple but kinda suits a simple game like this. Sound would've been helpful.

MestreRothWP says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:43pm

Really good. Short, but it is better such a nice little game than a long and boring one. Congrats.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:16pm

Nice little game. I thought you had some cute little graphics. Adding a little sound might spruce this up to the next level!

graebor says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:29pm

Cute! It seemed pretty impossible to beat the level with the mouse, though. It ran away instantly and would not come back.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:44pm

I love that you added climbing to the chair and curtains. Definitely makes the platforming more manageable and nice.

Solifuge says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:55pm

I liked that the mouse required some puzzle-solving (had to be off the ground to lure it out) but the Mouse level was still PRETTY TOUGH, and took several minutes. I had to drop from the chair; anywhere else, and the mouse would change direction before impact.

Note: A computer's reflexes are going to be way faster than a human! Give us humans a break and give the computer some lag-time in reading the situation and changing their behavior. Or just make the target move slower so we can make up for it!

I liked the visual storytelling in the background; as time goes on, the owner finds and leaves a partner, gets a stove, etc.

Also, though cats aren't human, I'd still call them People or Persons! They certainly have personality. :3

Tanton-XHX says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 2:04am

It must feeling bad for pets to live lonely,It also has a hard time when they thinking of you...

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