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A jam submission

Cat'le Herdin'View game page

All cats in town have escaped. Gather as many of them as you can! GMTK 2020
Submitted by Droei (@DaanDroei), Octavio Rombolá (@octaviorombola), ZioKli, cisnerosshanti (@cisneros_shanti), cauelemes, motocicleber, phantompauer, HittmanA — 8 minutes, 51 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Presentation#2954.0984.098
Overall#3233.7753.775
Originality#3893.8923.892
Fun#6803.4313.431

Ranked from 102 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game fit the theme?
What is more out of control than trying to herd cats?

Did your team create the art for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

Yes

We created all art during the game jam

Did your team create the audio for this game during the 48 hour time slot?

Yes

We created all audio during the game jam

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Submitted(+5)

I am the 100th rater!! Congratulations you deserve it! This game is incredibly polished and incredibly impressive considering all of the assets were made during the jam. Great work!

Developer(+3)

Thanks a lot for the kind worlds! Looking at our tight schedule you could say that we did 4 working days in 2days! Thanks for being our 100st vote, 100 votes was our “goal” lets say so we are so honoured and happy we caught that many peoples interest! :D

Submitted(+4)

Really loved the art style. The music is crazy and amazing haha.

Developer

Thanks a lot! It seems like this game fits your profile picture perfectly! :P

Submitted(+4)

The controls feel a little unreliable (I guess it fits the theme!) its really tough to use the water to get the cats in line, as the water comes out in small spurts and the cats move way faster than the water. Catnip cooldown also feels a little long and needs to be communicated clearer (e.g. it should show red and highlight when recharged). The intro at the start, cute pixel art and SFX sells it though. 

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you enjoyed it. J agree with ypur feedback.


Btw, have you tried holding your left click while moving your mouse? You can draw lines that way. I hope you find it useful

Developer(+1)

Hi Randomphantom! 

Thanks for the feedback! We have already taken measures against those things but ofcorse we can't add them yet as we are locked in the jam! I hope you still enjoyed our little game! :D

Submitted(+4)

Great game! I saw it onTaco's stream and was pretty amazed by how good it looks!

Great job!

Developer(+1)

Ooh I don't remember submitting anything to a streamer named onTaco's!

I'm really honored that someone found it himself and streamed it! :)

Submitted(+1)

Here's the streamer, I think there's a video of last stream where he played your game

https://www.twitch.tv/tac0manguy

Developer(+1)

Ayy we saw it! loved it! :D

Its a little sad its so laggy for him tho

Submitted(+4)

Love the art and the sounds and music are amazing 😆! Great game :) !

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot! 

The artists and musicians will appreciate that! :D

Submitted(+4)

Fun idea, and the music is very fitting.

Developer

Meow meow meow meow.. YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Submitted(+4)

Fun game! The yeehaw-ing got annoying really fast, but the controls were smooth and it was a fun, frustrating challenge of a game. Good job!

Developer(+2)

Thanks a lot! It could be really frustrating I can definitely confirm! :P

Submitted

Of course! We'd love your feedback on our game as well. SpaceBus

Submitted(+4)

Good job, awesome music! What would you change the most if you had the opportunity?

Developer(+2)

I would have liked to make the plaza area where the cats were meant to be herded into a bit easier to identify. I also would have liked to completely iron out the bugs that were present in the HTML5 version of the build. There are also some quality of life features that would have been nice and would have made it easier for players, like a minimap or an arrow which pointed in the direction of the plaza. Thanks for taking the time to play!

Developer

Thanks a lot! 

Yeah same what my partner said! We had a lot of bugs in the build, we could have prevented those by uploading earlier which was on our schedule but we ended up not doing it and that has been the reason of a lot of bugs going under the radar! 

Developer

As an artist I would have added a few illustrations at the beginning for a cinematic look and one at the end with granny petting all the cats. As for design elements I think the level design does not favor the mechanic but we ran out of time. A more open map would have been better but we ran out of time and couldn't test it properly

Submitted(+4)

Very fun. The controls take a bit to get use to, but the art and sound make up for it.

Developer

Its a pretty hard game at first that's definitely  true! :)

When you get the hang of it and yeet a huge horde into the capture zone it was so satisfying tho! 

Submitted(+4)

Although i'm more of a dog person, I absolutely adore this game. Really got the cat in the bag on this one. The art style is something to be devoured and the gameplay was pretty fun! Cant wait to see what else you guys make in the future :). 

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot for the kind words and great pun! :D

I'm so glad you liked it! :D

Submitted(+5)

This is a great game!! Pretty art and cat music!. Gameply loop is really fun, a bit hard to grasp (or maybe I'm really bad at it xD) . Nice job!! Loved it!

Developer(+1)

Thank you so much! :D

It has a really fast learning curve but ofcorse they had to be out of control! ;P

Submitted(+5)

I liked a lot the pixel art of this game and the concept is pretty great too.

Developer(+2)

Thanks a lot! I'm happy you enjoyed it! :)

Submitted(+4)

Awesome job making the cats react to the repellent, cool AI stuff! Game looks really polished and very well developed! Keep it up! 

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot! We worked with 2 devs and it took my partner almost the entire jam to get everything done! :)

Submitted(+5)

Finally, the long lost art of cat wrangling is getting the attention it deserves. 
The game definitely scores points on originality.  I don't have any criticism but I will throw out the idea of perhaps in the future playing around with the idea of adding a mini map? Just so the player can see more or less where the remaining cats are.
Good job!

Developer(+1)

We had intentions to add a mini-map but we unfortunately didn't have quite enough time to add it. Glad you enjoyed the game!

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thanks for the kind words!  :D

We did consider a minimap but in the given time it was sadly nearly impossible as there was so much that had to be done!

Submitted(+5)

This game is excellent! I love the music, I love the art style, I love herding cats with catnip bombs and a water gun.

It took me a minute to figure out what I was doing, but once I got the hang of it I had so much fun. At first, I thought WASD would move me (instead the player's character follows the mouse). And I spent my first minute trying to move the two cats I accidentally trapped into the building at the back of the area. Eventually, I figured out what I should do and I went out and rounded up another 15 cats.

The cat AI works really well and the game feels responsive and intuitive (once I got past that initial hurdle). The music and cat SFX add so much to the game feel --- great job there too!

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot for all of those kind words!

It makes me so damn happy to read you enjoyed it!!! :D

Submitted(+4)

Very nice game, well done to all of you :]

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot! It took a lot of effort but all these nice comments make it so worth it!!! :D

Submitted(+5)

The perfect mix between cats and western I didn't know I needed. The art and audio of the game are really great! :D It gives a fantastic vibe to the whole experience.

The game iself is sweet too! A bit chaotic sure, as all herding games. But the mouse control is really intuitive and fun. I did not understand why I was losing cats that were already in the plaza, but I guess they're cat.

Fantastic game overall! :D

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you liked the mouse movement! My fellow developer put a lot of time into the character. I do agree though, that the plaza could have been a bit more obvious and held the cats better, but we ran out of time to balance the cat AI, as they were running using a boids simulation

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot of the kind words! A lot of work want into it and nice treactions like this make it feel so much better thanks! :D

Submitted (1 edit) (+5)

As a fellow cat-herding game maker, I absolutely had to play this, and I'm super glad that I did.

The game's super charming and looks+sounds amazing, even if I never really got the hang of the mechanics. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out where I was trying to get the cats towards, and I think I expected the water to be shot from me in the direction I was looking, instead of appearing where I clicked?

I noticed some UI jank as well, with some textboxes and things appearing only half on-screen  on my MBP 15", whether or not I was full-screened.

The funny thing is though, I didn't find myself minding any of that: I just really enjoyed riding around seeing what the cats were doing, accomplishing not much of anything. An excellent experience.

Developer(+2)

There are a lot of small things we would have loved to add to make the user experience better, but we unfortunately ran out of time.  As the one who programmed the cat's behavior, I'm very glad you enjoyed seeing how they acted. Thanks for playing!

Developer(+2)

I'm so happy you liked it! 

The Gui was indeed a little messed up from time to time but I'm so happy you enjoyed it, that means so much for us!

Submitted(+5)

mew mew mew *YEEHAW*

Great game :D it has a lot of charm.  

Developer(+1)

Those sounds are so iconic! :D

Submitted(+5)

Hey I also made a game about herding cats!! Great minds think alike! Love the art and the direction you went with it. Mines more of a puzzle game! 

Developer(+1)

Ooh god! Definitely going to try it out! :D

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