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A jam submission

Sheepherd DogView game page

Herd cute sheep into a pen in ONLY ONE minute!
Submitted by SphaeriCactus — 2 hours, 10 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#9073.1703.170
Overall#12783.0643.064
Originality#13183.0213.021
Adherence to the Theme#14353.0003.000

Ranked from 47 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

really neat game!!! I love the text/score animations at the end - it feels really well thought out and designed - the art is super cute and reminded me of zelda a bit, the sound design is also really well produced and is overall a really well made and enjoyable game!! great job!

Developer

Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :D That's very encouraging :)

Also thank you so much for playing my game!

Submitted

Nice job, this feels like a complete package! The game feels fun and fair, great work!

Developer

Thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :D

Submitted

Pretty nice concept. With some juicy effects it could be a really solid arcade game.

You can also add a 2-player coop and/or competitive mode if you want to add some diversity.

Good job by the way! :)

Developer

Thanks! :D

Yeah, that would be cool but I did all I could do in 48 hours

Thanks for playing my game as well! I really enjoyed yours :)

Submitted

Simple fun, the winning screen feels rewarding and so polished XD

Developer

Thanks so much! :D

Yeah, I spent like 2 hours just making those animations... :P I'm glad it was worth it! :)

Also thanks for playing my game and posting on my topic :)

Submitted

Simple and fun game, love the overall aesthetics :)

Developer

Thanks! :)

Submitted

The sheep and the dog have a calming effect, I enjoyed it!

Developer

Thanks! :)

Submitted

Alright little game, simple and works alright.

Developer

Thanks

Submitted

The first time I played I wasn't sure what "pushed" the sheep. But the second time, I realized the sheep just wanted to stay away from me and was able to get all 16 into the pen. :D

This was fun and I could see this expanding into a bigger game. The only thing I might change is the responsiveness of the sheep so it is more obvious that they want to keep away. But that's a matter of "feel" than anything and entirely subjective.

Developer(+1)

Yeah, I wanted to explain that a bit better but ran out of time. But I guess you can just remember that dogs run away from sheep :P

Thanks :)

Also thanks for following me! :D

Submitted

You're welcome. You have some really neat stuff on your page!

And yeah, it was my false assumption I had to "push" the sheep rather than just let them run from me. :)

Developer(+1)

Thanks! That's really encouraging :)

I see :P

Submitted (2 edits) (+1)

Beated the game with maximum amount of sheeps. my best score:

The only problem I had is that the last sheep just didn't want to go to the pen for some reason. Fun game, even though I normally don't play sheep games in my spare time. Well made!

Developer

Good job! I ca't even get that many :P

Yeah, there's always one that seems to get stuck :P

Thanks for playing my game! :D

Submitted

Simple, but really fun. I'm still trying with 48 sheep! The sheep respond just right so that you feel like you can herd them without having control over them.

Developer

Thank you so much! :D

I'm glad to hear that :)

Nice pixel art, thank for this

Please try our too,:https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2019/rate/461656

Developer

Thank you! :)

I will make sure to play it once I have more time :)

Submitted

This is an incredibly polished game, nice work! It looks like a lot of of great art (and very cute music) went into this project. I really like the simplicity of the game: One room, one objective (one dog); it all makes the game very approachable. Also I suck at herding sheep haha, I always missed just one of the 16 sheep.

Great job!

Developer

Thank you so much! :D I'm really glad you enjoyed my game :)

Submitted

Simple yet fun, i really liked the pixel art and music here, it feels quite chill which is a good thing ^^

I think while the gameplay is good and responsive its kinda hard to know how to position yourself to have the sheep go where you want, maybe having a button to bark when you want to and make the sheep move could help ?

Anyway not that big of an issue it's a nice entry, and i also like the fact you can run around on the menu screen :p

Nice game. Well done guys :)

Developer

Thanks! :)

Thanks, yes I did want to implement "controllable barking" but I ran out of time... Well I'll give you a hint, the sheep just go in the exact opposite direction away from you :P

Yeah, I wanted to make the menu screen a bit more fun, I'm glad it worked! :)

Thanks so much! :D

Submitted

Oh i see, no problem 48 hours goe by real fast :o so i can totally understand, and really neat i dea it definitively made the menu more fun ^^

Developer (1 edit)

Yeah, thanks :)

Also thank you so much for following me! It means a lot :)

But just a warning I won't be active for the next two weeks because I'm going on vacation, but after that I'll continue to work on my mobile game! :)

(+1)

Simple but cute game. I wonder what would happen if this game was turn-based?)

Developer(+1)

Thanks :) Ooh, that's quite interesting... Some food for thought, thanks! :)

Submitted(+1)

The art looks pretty good.  The game's fine for what it is, but I've herded sheep in so many games at this point (from Twilight Princess to Jak & Daxter to Donkey Kong 64) that it doesn't feel super fresh.  I think it could have been more interesting and more in line with the theme if you were herding only one sheep, but there'd have to be a twist to make it interesting.  Or maybe instead of having one sheep, the dog could've only been able to bark once before its teeth went flying out and you had to retrieve them before barking again.  Idk, just throwing out ideas.

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing my game :) Really? Well I'm not a big gamer so I haven't really heard of sheep herding before in games, but there are a lot of games out there and I'm not surprised :P Thanks for telling me though. 

Yeah I wanted to add a bunch more stuff but I ran out of time... I was also thinking about how to incorporate the theme better, but I couldn't really come up with anything in the 48 hours.

But still, thanks for playing :)

Submitted

Nice, challenging game - a simple review for a simple game! Good job :)

Developer

Thank you! :D

Submitted(+1)

Great job! I love the graphics and cute animals, and the game is fun! It's also definitely a unique take on the theme. :)

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :D

Developer(+1)

And yeah, you guessed it right (on your community topic) :P

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Cute little game with easy to understand mechanics!
The strategy got a bit repetitive, but I think adding simple things like various levels with difficulty multipliers would work brilliantly! Add some fences, maybe something else that would occasionally spook the sheep so they might be less afraid of you and escape? Just thoughts, I think its quite original though! <3 Very cute! <3

Also, I got a score of 54 and would have gotten 60 were it not for one sneaky sheepy!

Developer(+1)

Thanks!

Yes, those are all great ideas and I also had some in store (wolves, controllable barking, etc.) that I wanted to implement but unfortunately 48 hours is very short and I ran out of time...

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it :)

Ah yes, there's always only one, isn't there? :P

Submitted(+1)

It's cute, it fits the theme and has a neat game-play. I've played it multiple times and couple times with the max. number of cheeps and could beat the game without much effort. So, i would say some variation in level structure or some additional sheep behavior would be nice to make the game more challenging. But nevertheless this is a nice entry. Well done :)

Developer

Thank you so much for playing my game! :)

Yes, I would have liked to balance the game a little more but I ran out of time pretty quickly. I did in fact have a couple of ideas for the sheep and levels that I wanted to add but again I ran out of time sadly.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it :) It really means a lot, especially after seeing what you managed to do in your game!

Submitted(+1)

You're welcome :)
This is what is a game jam about. Trying out new ideas, getting feedback and learning from mistakes. We participated in multiple number of jams and now we know whats important and whats not, and we make still a lot mistakes but other ones :D

Developer

:)

Yes, exactly. :)

Submitted

This game is so relaxing ! i love the background music and the feel of the game overall

Developer

Thanks! :D

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