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This was made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 43 !!
Theme : SACRIFICES MUST BE MADE.

Our submission : https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/43/collatero

This game's soundtrack has been live-recorded by a real Jazz Band !

[UPDATE 1.2]
- Larger screen size, cursor bugfix, added some sounds

[UPDATE 1.1]
- You now have to remember termite positions !
- Better tutorial
- Fixed some typos

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HOW TO PLAY :

You control the Grand Ant Cabaret, preparing a show for your Queen. But Termites have infiltrated your ranks : you must remove them before the Queen arrives !

At the start of each round, 3 new Termites will be added to your crowd of Ants, which will shuffle and show your their heads. Remember the Red-Headed Termites positions !

During the dance, you can move a spotlight around with your mouse.

Use your LEFT MOUSE BUTTON to stop the spotlight anywhere. The spotlight will stop by itself after 15 seconds if you do not click. The spotlight's range will diminish overtime, so take decisions quickly !

After the Spotlight has stopped, a hole will be dug underneath, swallowing any Ant of Termite above it. You must kill as many Termites as possible, while sacrificing as little Ants as you can !

At the end of each round your score is calculated. You lose 2 points per Ant sacrificed, and gain 25 per Termite killed.

At the end of the game all of your round's scores will be added together, and you will suffer a malus for each remaining Termite.

Will the Queen appreciate your work ? Find out !

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CREDITS :

A game from The Fun Attic ~

Sacha Riviere - Art
https://twitter.com/riviere_sacha

Samuel Basset - Game Design & Programming
https://twitter.com/samitalien

Martin Jacob - Game Design & Programming
https://twitter.com/jartin_macob

HUGE THANKS to Boris Dauvergne - Additional Art
https://twitter.com/FrostGunn

And Guilhem D'Humières - Sound Design
https://twitter.com/Guillermeaux

All the music in this game has been recorded live by Jazz Musicians :

Romain Tondre
Victor Deschamps

as well as Alexandre Villiers-Moriamé
https://twitter.com/cafou_alex

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We all very much hope you will enjoy our creation :)
Have a great day !

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This was a pretty fun time killer puzzle game (my best score was: 79)

TheFunAttic responds:

Thank you ! Well played !

:)

Fun simple game with personality. I can imagine it being fleshed out more to make a nice casual puzzle game.

TheFunAttic responds:

Thank you !!

We thought about different level shapes, termites behavior, maybe more insect variety?
But a jam's a jam, we only had time to think about such features :)

Do you have ideas about the game ?

Have a great day !

I lie this game, but I find it hard to kill ALL termites because they scatter into different positions.

Nice retro graphics, probably influanced by success of Cuphead. I must say to trully enjoy the retro style this game should run on full screen, but it sadly doesn't. Also - and I tried it on two browsers - your nice glove cursor is underlayered by the standard Windows arrow cursor, so it is pointless and the combination of the two looks ugly. Too bad looks like a lot of work on great graphics goes in vain.

As for the gameplay - it's nice, but it seems entirely score based - so it's pointless to play a game like this if it doesn't provide highscore rankings.

Edit: I increased my rating from 2.5 to 3.5 due to the fixed cursor

TheFunAttic responds:

Hello ! Thank you for your feedback.

Thank you for noticing the cursor bug, it is now fixed.
We didn't manage to obtain a satisfying display size in time, but here it is ! You can now enjoy the game in 1280x720p.

As to highscore rankings, the Newgrouns API was too difficult for us to handle in a 3-days development time. We may add a highscore system later though !

Have a good day ~

An interesting game. Certainly very unique.

TheFunAttic responds:

Thank you :)

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Dec 4, 2018
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