Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [BETA] [2012]

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Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [BETA] [2012]

#1 Post by SusanTheCat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:01 am

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You are a young kitten setting out into the Big Bad Neighborhood. You build "cat cred" by taking over the territory of neighboring cats.

The fighting style is like Pokemon/Magic Pengel. There are three kinds of attacks based on combinations of three stats. Certain attacks are stronger that certain other attacks.

Stats:
- Muscle
- Sharpness
- Sneakiness

Attacks:
- Sneak Attack (Sneakiness+Sharpness)
- Death from Above (Muscle+Sneakiness)
- Roundhouse (Muscle+Sharpness)

There will be mini-adventures thrown in as time permits.

Can you take over the Neighbourhood in time?

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PROGRESS:
Coding: 100%
Story: 90%
Art: 80%
Sound: 10%

We have BETA-test!

Windows: http://www.thecatsweb.com/games/Kitten% ... -win32.zip
Mac: http://www.thecatsweb.com/games/Kitten% ... de-mac.zip
Linux: http://www.thecatsweb.com/games/Kitten% ... 86.tar.bz2
All: http://www.thecatsweb.com/games/Kitten% ... de-all.zip

Last Upload: March 31, 2012

Source: http://www.thecatsweb.com/games/Kitten%20Crusade.zip

Feel free to use any of my code. It comes with no guarantees. If there is enough interest, I'll set it up like a framework and create a tutorial.

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [turn based strategy][2012]

#2 Post by Darkmoonfire » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:14 am

This sounds cute, but while the combat system you described could technically be turned based and strategy, the phrase turn based strategy makes me think of a game system more like Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, Fire Emblem, or Battle for Wesnoth, which is different from the pokemon based combat system you say you're going to use in the discription, This could just be me, but I think you should tag this game as an RPG rather than a turn based strategy.

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [turn based strategy][2012]

#3 Post by SusanTheCat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:25 am

I was wondering about that tag. You also take over territories and have to decide which order to take them over in. Sort of like Risk.

Is there a "Territory Capturing" tag?

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [turn based strategy][2012]

#4 Post by Darkmoonfire » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:53 pm

I guess that could be turn based strategy then, but I haven't actually played risk.
But even if there isn't a territory capturing tag, there's no rule against inventing one. RPG/Territory Capturing does seem accurate.

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#5 Post by sake-bento » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:11 pm

I love the premise, and the idea of a Risk-type game sounds fantastic. Looking forward to this! Good luck with all the coding. @_@

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#6 Post by Sapphi » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:47 am

Susan, you have my complete interest. I am soooooo ready to build my cat cred. :D

This reminds me vaguely of a game I really, really wanted to make involving cats... but it was a side-scrolling beat 'em up. Messed around with pygame but eventually gave up for lack of dedicated time to practice coding. BUT ONE DAY, I WILL DO IT!
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#7 Post by Anna » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:03 am

This idea amuses me a lot haha :')! It sounds like a fun and cute concept, Susan. Go for it!

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#8 Post by Deji » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:51 am

Caaaaaats!! <3

This sounds really interesting! I'm looking forward to see how you implement it (:

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#9 Post by LadyAvori » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:01 pm

LOL this just sounds awesome! I can't wait to play it! :D

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#10 Post by redeyesblackpanda » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:45 pm

This all seems very exciting... so I'm excited! :lol:
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

I think the idea of using cats is very cute. ^^
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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#11 Post by ffs_jay » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:31 pm

If Risk isn't turn-based strategy, I don't know what is. Pokemon's battle system also fits, it's a very broad genre.

The type of thing Darkmoonfire's talking about are more accurately called either SRPGs or turn-based tactics games, and are a subset of TBS games. Either way, I wouldn't get too hung up on labels.

This game sounds awesome, looking forward to it! Knowing what my cats are like, an all-out kitty war doesn't seem so far-fetched : p

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#12 Post by Darkmoonfire » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:05 pm

Ah, Turn-Based Tactics. That does seem to describe what I had in mind better. Never heard them called that before though, and every time I hear turn-based strategy it's always referring to a turn-based strategy. I will remember this for the future.
Part of the reason I brought it up in the first place was because I wasn't sure my definition of the word was more specific that it should have been, or if I wasn't aware of some gameplay mechanic or something else. Turns out it was a bit of everything.

So, if you'd rather go with turn-based strategy, it doesn't look like there's a problem. It's not like the tags are actually that big a deal.
I'd probably stick with RPG/Territory Capturing because it seems feels more specific and because I have weird predefined meanings for words, but *shrug*, it doesn't really matter that much.

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#13 Post by ludeshka » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:22 pm

This sounds really interesting and original. :)
I'll look forward to it! :)

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Re: Kitten Crusade [cat] [sim] [RPG/Territory Capturing][201

#14 Post by Guest » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:08 pm

It would be a catastrophe if you didn't litter this VN with as many puns as pawssible, because I think they'd be purrrfect for such a thing.

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#15 Post by ffs_jay » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:52 pm

Guest wrote:It would be a catastrophe if you didn't litter this VN with as many puns as pawssible, because I think they'd be purrrfect for such a thing.
You've gotta be kitten me.

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