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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Feeding Time

by leewalkergm - Jam Entry

Feeding time is a simple, yet difficult game.

In order to progress to the next level, you must simply consume all the fish...

Some fish are Aggressive and will consume you:
- Puffer fish
- Eels

Other fish are Defensive and will only consume you if you are weaker than them!

Your fish will also run out of hunger if it hasn't eaten fish food in a while.

(If you make it to level 10 and beyond, please send me a screenshot!)


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I didn't have too much time to work on this jam, however I'm quite happy with the result.

Things I did;
- Programming
- Sound track

Things I borrowed:
- Graphics (Kenney.NL, https://kenney.itch.io/kenney-game-assets-2 (Fish Pack))
- Sound Effects:
- Bites: http://www.freesound.org/people/AndreAngelo/sounds/246188/
- Level up: (Kenney.nl, https://kenney.itch.io/kenney-game-assets-2 (Retro sounds))
- Bubble: http://www.freesound.org/people/Godowan/sounds/235264/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#300Fun(Jam)3.40
#301Audio(Jam)3.30
#401Mood(Jam)3.33
#557Humor(Jam)2.25
#573Overall(Jam)3.16
#790Coolness49%
#795Theme(Jam)2.72
#811Innovation(Jam)2.16

Comments

skorpyo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Very addictive game :)

LoadedGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Very fun game once I got used to the controls, also quite difficult. I got two level two before dying to a puffer fish. The art was simple yet worked well and some of the effects were nice.

I think to improve there could be more feedback on eating and when fish can and cannot be eaten, considering it's one hit kill.

FinGamer says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:07pm

Nice time waster! It's a good, simple game with simple mechanics.

Potato Dog says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:09pm

Cool game! I ate allllll those fish! Would be cool if you started the new level the same size and maybe the tank gets bigger or something, but that's just me not wanting to be able to be eaten by the small fish again aha. Good luck in the future! Potato Dog

sfje-team says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Nice, simple and Tricky, ... but remids me on agar.io a lot.
Still, pretty cool game for having little time.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:19pm

Nice job with this entry, simple in concept yet highly entertaining with straightforward controls and mechanics. Presentation wise works perfectly and the original soundtrack is definitely a plus. Maybe a few powerups could give more variety to the gameplay, but as a jam game is a pretty solid entry. Congratulations!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Fun little idea. Works just fine. I liked it.

martincohen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Hell of a speedy fish this one! :D

avalkyrie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Very cute. I liked the controls at first since they made it feel more fish-like but they got a bit annoying at harder difficulties.

Tkachov says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:43pm

Simple and fun game, some kind of singleplayer agar.io with fish instead of circles. Nice music.

Fishes have some strange collision mask, which is why I accidentally hit stronger fish. Sometimes it's also not really clear whether your fish is bigger than the other, and your looks bigger, but it gets consumed.

And I think that's a little bit cruel to just start the game from the first level when you lose on the other. Usually if you beat a level, you can assume you won't have to beat it again if you don't want to. May be it'd be better to send player one level back - that's a punishment too, but it's not that strict.

winwanwon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Good jobs, enjoyed it :D
(the fish move so fast!)

Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:49pm

fun litte game. really enjoyed when I could strike back at these bigger fish

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:26am

Fish game united! This game reminded me of the good ol' day of Fish Frenzy, except with this game, your fish's speed is over 9000. Fun game!

kakarotsan says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:40pm

It's too bad you had to restart from the very beginning of the game if you got eaten. It would have been nice to restart from the same level.

Alexbrainbox says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:08am

Decent implementation of a classic game. Nice music.

I like how the fish slows down at the edges of the world but it might be sensible to clip the camera to that same area, otherwise you can see "outside the world".

rainssong says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:50am

delicious game

Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:39am

Simple, easy and playable. Very nice little time waster :D Very fun!

Dec 20, 2016 @ 4:57pm

So, I tried to play it on Android, but the play button doesn't appear on screen, making the exit button the only one possible to press.
I finally played it on browser. That's a good game! The controls are a little disturbing at first, but once I got used, I had fun playing it.

CoderDozer says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 3:18pm

Pretty cool and fun game. I would have liked to be able to checkpoint at the same level that I'm on so that I can resume there after I get consumed rather than start over. Nice work with the soundtrack, I'm trying to learn guitar at the moment and would love to be able use it in a future game.

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