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    December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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    Lava Kittens - Mjiig - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Finally completed, just an hour before the deadline. This game is, to be quite honest, awful. But in fairness it was completed in just 24 hours rather than the full 48 because I completely scrapped all my code from the first day.

    BACKSTORY
    You are a social recluse obsessed with being left alone, who for some reason is inside a volcano. The volcano is also filled with kittens who are completely obsessed with you. In each room you have to destroy all 5 of the kittens attached to you by throwing them in lava (spacebar). You can then leave by the green door. Arrow keys to move. Touching lava will, obviously, kill you.

    Did i mention they're ghost kittens? As a result they can fly and pass through walls (which is nothing to do with how much easier it makes the physics **shifty eyes**).

    Enjoy

    Source is the same for Windows and Linux, and is included in the download.

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    Ratings

    Coolness51%
    #119Community3.08
    #438Humor1.57
    #531Audio1.20
    #580Fun1.75
    #630Innovation1.63
    #641Theme1.69
    #659Overall1.75
    #674Mood1.29
    #686Graphics1.38

    Comments

    Mysticales says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 2:55pm

    Sorry.. but any game where I have to throw kittens into lava.. not fun in my eyes. (; ;)

    iforce2d says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 4:55pm

    a.out? lol :)
    Come on now, calling it 'awful' is a bit extreme - I quite enjoyed it! Good going for only half the time.

    bitbof says ...
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 10:51pm

    Yeah there can obviously be done a lot about
    this game, but I still think it's decent. It
    works, it feels fair, it's somewhat challenging
    and you're not left guessing or waiting forever.

    Why aren't the kittens just using the same
    physics as the player?

    Mjiig says ...
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 9:22am

    They have different physics because then coding how they come back to the player would have been vastly more time consuming. I'd have had to teach them how to get around obstacles, which would involve implementing A* or something. If working on this for longer I probably would but not in this amount of time.

    Dec 23, 2011 @ 4:02am

    Interesting idea and great job for doing it in only half the time!

    summaky says ...
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 6:46pm

    It needs works, indeed, but not completely awful, I'd say. However, kittens and lava do not mix well, you mad man!

    caranha says ...
    Jan 2, 2012 @ 5:18pm

    YOU DIED OF LAVA BURNS :-P

    Cool. Some nice level design in there :-P

    But even if you scrapped all your code D2, that still counts against the time you used to complete your game ;-)

    This is probably a game for physicists.

    Stargoat says ...
    Jan 8, 2012 @ 6:26am

    y = ax^2+bx+c

    Haha, i've played worse things.

    demonpants says ...
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 1:42am

    Tried getting this to run on Mac OS X, got "cannot execute binary file", not sure if that's expected.

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