Baby cat got captured by the villagers and mama cat is furious.
Art by Jerry Cai – amazing artist and a true meme lord.
It started when I found a little game on DeviantArt by Jerry, it turns out he can code too. We spoke about making a game together, and pretty quickly had the design ready.
A pretty straight forward design by Jerry. When you smash people, they turn into little coins, which you can use to purchase more upgrades, so that next time you can go a little further – a classic positive loop.
The core gameplay loop has already been implemented – combat, shop purchases, and gym upgrades.
My brother made the music for the game and uploaded a video. Needless to say, he was not happy we scrapped the game.
Why it Failed
There was still quite a lot of work left, especially on level design and bosses. The last thing I remember working on was this boss:
This was also a weird moment for Flash, we finally got GPU support, but at the same time, Flash hay days were already over.
Working on the game wasn’t a bad experience. The code was clean. The art was great. I think both of us sort of got tired of the concept, and slowly moved onto other things. This is sad considering how much I like this concept as I look back at it.
- Keep the momentum!
- Try and work on exciting tasks once in a while.
- Distance yourself from emotional attachment to the concept – it’s a product!