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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Catamari Meowacy - SethR - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    The evil wizard Zorlax has shrunk poor kitty! Eat food to grow and see if you can find him.

    This gets weird. Sorry in advance.

    View SethR's journal. | View all entries by SethR

    Ratings

    Coolness50%
    #13Humor4.04
    #187Audio3.09
    #234Mood3.05
    #244Fun3.16
    #410Overall3.00
    #611Theme2.64
    #698Graphics2.36
    #701Innovation2.34

    Comments

    KhaoTom says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:21am

    LOL. This might be the Citizen Kane of gaming that we've all been waiting for.

    Andrew Marsh says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:08pm

    I have a netbook with a 1024x600 screen size, at first I was unable to see the bottom of the game window and there was no scrollbar. I was able to play by removing the paragraph on top and setting to fullscreen. Fun game. You were correct when you said it gets weird.

    philhassey says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:49pm

    I won't be able to shower for weeks!!!

    jerombd says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:44pm

    This ending makes sense.
    Zorlax is so creepy... well done SethR!

    BenW says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:26am

    I was expecting the katamari intro music with "meows"

    Tom 7 says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 3:57am

    Drugs are a great invention.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 7:40am

    I ragequit at level 4 (too hard)
    Funny game

    robcozzens says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 12:54am

    Bullet hell when you have to jump from platform to platform combined with one hit kills is too difficult for me.

    ericdpitts says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 2:44am

    Loved it, great job! The only reason I kept playing through that frustrating last level was to hear more from Zorlax. :P

    dr_soda says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 2:59am

    Zorlax is the epitome of game villainy. He needs to be revived in another game, in another universe, in another compo.

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 3:07am

    Pretty cool! Good audio. I highly enjoy a bit of wackiness myself. Good thing this isn't on Kongregate; everyone would be asking you what you smoked to come up with the wacky ideas. They do that there for some reason.

    However...the screen was effed no matter how much I changed the browser zoom, with the bottom part cut off. What the hell kind of screen are you using with that wacky size/positioning?

    Enjoyed your game!

    Scott Baker says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 4:30am

    Not bad. I liked the growing feature. You watch me take a shower... really?

    PIXEL^3 says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 6:07am

    best game ever.

    Madball says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 7:44am

    Such a catawacy (Russian for "muddle")...
    I'm playing it and thinking: "How could nobody do such a game?" Zorlax

    Madball says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 7:46am

    (Sorry, accidentally pressed "Save")
    Zorlax totally gave you both innovation and mood.
    But the ending was bad. Try making a post-compo with a better one.

    Valeour says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 3:40pm

    Very cute and amusing.

    Rabbits... says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 5:05pm

    wow...I didn't die...good game...what is up with Zorlax...

    ratboy2713 says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 5:12pm

    Very funny.

    Alexandre says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 5:40pm

    Level 4 is a bit hard, but the ending is worth it!

    thatshelby says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 5:56pm

    zorlax scared the hell out of me

    Chaoseed says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 6:37pm

    Well, the ending made me laugh, so that's good. ;)

    May 6, 2012 @ 7:54pm

    OH GOD THE FACE

    Lovely platformer! Has a lot of potential. Respawning was kinda weird, as you destroyed the projectiles, and could just attrition your way through.

    kibertoad says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 8:14pm

    Ahahahaha.

    ilo says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 8:52pm

    Loved the bathetic ending, and the humour throughout. :D

    AnimeGeek32 says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 9:22pm

    Why didn't I think of this?

    Shadow says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 10:58pm

    omg zorlax, haha. Nice platformer. Lot of humor there. Nice entry. A bit too difficult perhaps but I liked your game. :thumbsup:

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 1:05am

    Hahaha this was hilarious. And it made my cat REALLY curious about the sounds coming from the computer. I love weird games like this, so great job. There are some issues that need some polish (hairball comes from the middle of the cat when it's big, one of the legs is not colored in one of the frames), and more levels and variety would be cool, but this could be a ridiculous and addicting little game.

    chambers says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 4:34am

    Dude... I'm gonna have nightmares with that face for a long time.

    Loved the game despite that =P

    chambers says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 4:37am

    Sorry GLaDOS, you're not the most memorable/omnipresent villain in the history of videogames anymore.

    tcstyle says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 6:22pm

    That was hilarious. The whole mood is great even with this simple mechanics. Level design was okay, too.

    barigorokarl says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 10:02pm

    LOL, instant like ôÃ
    Great job for the voice acting and ... well ... story :-)
    the collision detection is a little bit chunky, but it's totally ok.

    Beerman says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 1:21pm

    I LOLed at "I'm watching you take a shower!" We need more Zorlax games now...

    JonathanG says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 11:29am

    It's a good mechanic, and actually quite difficult in the later levels, but a bit of a short game. Has loads of character though!

    PoV says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 12:40am

    He's right! I am a cool cat!

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