Tiny Caterpillar

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JamBaconGameJam 07 hungry
Submitted4 years ago

Description

A game about how a caterpillar overcomes a witch's curse to be perpetually hungry. At every step, you will grow more and more hungry. Until your health bar drops to zero and you die. Eat as much fruits as you can and stay away from sharp things and deadly wasps.

Gameplay Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jVgqWn0kbE

Technology used

Haxe, Flixel, Tile Studio, Bfxr, Inkscape

Help / Controls

Use the keyboard. Keys:

  • ARROW KEYS: Move
  • ESC: Skip
  • Q: Quit

Hint: Reach the tree on the right to clear the level. Flipping to the other side of the branch makes the caterpillar very hungry, so minimize that.

Hint 2: Hit Esc key to skip intro screens. After "Game Over", Esc key restarts the last level. Press Q to quit.


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Feedback

User Notes
Average 5.79 5.50 6.36 4.79 5.21 4.79 4.57 6.36
TJDabs (TJ) 7 5 5 5 5 7 5 8 Very interesting puzzle mechanic. It was pretty hard and I like that!
MrNeeDee 5 5 6 5 7 3 5 5 kinda unplayable ..., controls are kinda weird.
momspaghetti (Daniel Sitnick) 5 7 4 6 2 2 4 4 Controls don't make sense to me, I get sudden unexplained game overs, and it all feels odd. I do like the visuals, however.
sumguy67 5 5 6 5 5 4 4 5
redrazor11 3 7 5 4 5 4 6 6
sithdown (Adrián) 5 4 7 1 5 5 1 5
trojan4 2 1 4 2 1 1 1 3
VADS (Bastian Hodapp) 6 7 7 5 7 6 6 7
xFrostbite94 (Bob Rubbens) 8 7 7 4 6 7 5 8 The story is a bit superfluous... Really, you don't need a reason to make a caterpillar eat cherries:p Aside from that, it's a solid (and original, as far as I know) gameplay mechanic and you made some interesting levels. Controls are sometimes a bit counterintuïtive/clunky but it's not a hindrance while playing. Well done!
Wedamm 8 7 9 8 7 4 7 8
POQA_TZ (Tina Z) 7 7 8 8 8 7 5 8 Very nice game! Love the concept, would love it if there's a little more instructions than just what buttons to move. Haven't gotten to the last level yet, but the 4th level was pretty awesome.
reqmor (Zack Adams) 7 4 6 3 4 6 5 7
PoQA_OD 9 6 8 7 5 7 7 8 Great game. One of my favorites. Very good level design. Keep up the good work!
josefnpat (Seppi) 4 5 7 4 6 4 3 7

Comments

  • arunvr (4 years ago)

    Josefnpat I agree, that would be a good idea.

  • josefnpat (4 years ago)

    Interesting. Perhaps some extra levels to guide the player into the mechanics? Nice job.

  • xFrostbite94 (4 years ago)

    Very interesting gameplay mechanic, nicely done.

  • arunvr (4 years ago)

    Thanks mcdroid.

    That's true, redrazor11. Hunger is tough :D

    Jupiter_Hadley, thanks a lot for checking out the game and adding it in your review. The controls are not the usual ones but I am sure you will like it once you get used to it.

  • redrazor11 (4 years ago)

    Extremely unforgiving on hunger, lol.

  • Jupiter_Hadley (4 years ago)

    Cute game, but its sort of hard to play for me. I included it in my Bacon Jam compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/CDweC0wLF_g

  • mcdroid (4 years ago)

    Interesting concept.

  • arunvr (4 years ago)

    Sorry, is something missing?

  • POQA_TZ (4 years ago)

    Took me a second to get it, but this is one of my favorite games in this jam :)

  • lambinvoker (4 years ago)

    What?

  • arunvr (4 years ago)

    POQA_TZ Thank you. Your comment means a lot to me.

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