A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

This is my entry for Ludum Dare 44! Skate around the forest as a wolf, fulfilling potions to earn points!

How to Play

  • Controller movement or W, A, S, D
  • The potion you need to make is displayed in the top left.
  • Each potion is made up of 1, 2, or 3 ingredients.
  • There are 3 different types of ingredients.
    • Each has a color and symbol associated with it.
  • Run to the cauldron of the associated color to add that ingredient to your bottle.
  • Your bottle's contents are displayed in the bottom-left corner.
  • Ingredients may be added to a bottle in any order.
    • If you add more than 3 ingredients, the potion becomes toxic.
    • Run to a black sphere near the center of the play area to dump out your bottle.
    • To add multiple ingredients of the same kind, leave the cauldron and then return to it.
  • The potion order's text changes from a red color to green to indicate it is ready to be delivered.
  • Run to the bottom of the play area to a white sphere to deliver the potion.
  • You are awarded points and a new potion recipe is given.
  • Complete as many orders as you can in 1 minute!

How does this fit the theme?

Originally, I wanted to build a narrative around the idea that your are making transformation potions! Each potion would transform a person, critter, or animal into some other critter, animal, or a different looking person. The idea being that in some ways we should view our own lives as a currency only so much as that we only have so long to live. Wouldn't it be best to live it most happily, as we most want to be seen and as who we are?

I really dislike the idea of selling or trading your life for commodities or even survival/living, so I didn't want to do anything with that concept. Instead opted for a much more affirmative idea!

Install instructions

  1. Download either Windows (aka Winders) or Mac zip file.
  2. Unzip
  3. Run "Potion Wolf.exe", or click the mac app

Download

Download
Winders.zip 29 MB
Download
Mac.app.zip 20 MB

Comments

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Haha!!! This is so fun. I love the model and movement. I want to do a project with you involve a wolf on skates! SO COOL!

Hahah! The wolf on skates was a spur-of-the-moment idea to explain how the wolf moves so fast without a running animation!

And, absolutely! Thank you for the really nice comments!

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would feel better if the wolf could slide on walls and if there was some visual or aural indication that you have completed the potion

i also wasn't sure which exe to open

I absolutely agree and only wish I had more time!

Thank you for trying it out ~