Fort Meow by RhysD

made by RhysD for LD28 (COMPO)
Fort Meow

A game by Rhys Davies for Ludum Dare 28 - 2013

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Vacation at Grandmas has never been more irritating! She has always been a bit cat crazy, but this is absurd! All you want to do is read your new book in peace.

Build up your pillow fort to defend against the snuggle seeking cats who want your warm lap like it's about to go out of fashion!

The catch? You only get ONE hour to build up your defenses before the hordes arrive!



Space bar (hold) - Show item menu.

Left mouse button - Select item, place item.

Mouse - rotate item after it has been placed.

Right mouse button - Cancel action, remove placed item.

Escape - Quit.


Design, Code, Art, Music & Sound - Rhys Davies

Created using Clickteam Fusion 2.5


Coolness 62% 3
Overall 4.03 17
Audio 3.59 56
Fun 3.91 18
Graphics 4.03 64
Humor 4.03 16
Innovation 3.74 72
Mood 3.60 85
Theme 2.73 570


15. Dec 2013 · 15:25 CET
I like this!
15. Dec 2013 · 15:27 CET
Thanks! It was my first Ludum Dare and a heap of fun! Going to do the next ones for sure :D
16. Dec 2013 · 05:43 CET
When the first cat jumped out I lost it. So great.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:43 CET
Gave me a good laugh. Nice job.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:49 CET
Hilarious and amazing concept. Who doesn't fucking love pillow forts? Only problem I see is that it is a bit easy. Does it get any harder later on?
16. Dec 2013 · 05:50 CET
That was awesome. So original and funny, hope you do well in the Humor and Fun cats.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:51 CET
This was a lot of fun to play. I love the art style as well. Awesome job!
16. Dec 2013 · 05:58 CET
This was pretty unique, I really liked building my fort :D The cats came quite slowly though, and the brooms were too cheap. Overall it's one of the best I've played so far though!
16. Dec 2013 · 06:22 CET
The amount of cats only increase as the nights pass. Hopefully I can add a better difficulty curve after the competition ends. Thanks for the nice comments and plays so far!
16. Dec 2013 · 06:48 CET
Placing items isn't working for me on windows 8. I hover over the item selection menu and try clicking, nothing happens, and I try clicking somewhere after releasing space, and still nothing happens.
16. Dec 2013 · 06:50 CET
Nevermind, it's because my laptop won't let me click if I'm holding the space bar down. Could you make it so left control works in place of the space bar?
16. Dec 2013 · 07:12 CET
I Really Love This Game. It's My Favorite I've Rated So Far!
16. Dec 2013 · 07:14 CET
That was a lot of fun and cute haha. I will definitely be playing more of this later. :) Great job!
16. Dec 2013 · 07:15 CET
Great game. Loved the style and the meows.
16. Dec 2013 · 08:44 CET
Very well executed for 48 hours, very polished. Great effort, I'd only say the direction could be divided a little better, all cats from one side is gonna get you sooner or later.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:42 CET
Thanks :) and yes, hopefully after the competition ends I will be adding more to the game!
17. Dec 2013 · 02:59 CET
Pretty hilarious game. :) I felt it was a bit light on the theme but everything else was great!
17. Dec 2013 · 03:02 CET
that was pretty fun! though it was short-lived after 4 or so rounds beaten with ease. but nice entry for your first!
17. Dec 2013 · 03:13 CET
nice! VERY polished hard to believe this was done by one person in 48 hours from scratch.
17. Dec 2013 · 13:07 CET
I had a lot of fun playing your game ! Gj ! :)
18. Dec 2013 · 00:57 CET
This looks like a major success! The polish is unbelievable in such a short period of time. Features a really nice, innovative control scheme for placing objects. How can anyone not love the game concept!?
18. Dec 2013 · 15:38 CET
That was pretty excellent!
19. Dec 2013 · 19:36 CET
AWESOME! - Everything (graphics, audio, fun factor, game mechanics)except the game length and difficulty.
GOOD - For a 48hr compo, the number of levels is acceptable.
NOT SO GOOD - The game's a little too easy.
CONCLUSION - A very creative use of the theme and a very good addition to the "tower defense" genre of games.
20. Dec 2013 · 14:12 CET
Very funny! :D Plus, my cat is called Mr Meow! :D
20. Dec 2013 · 17:43 CET
Idea is great! The graphics are good. But it is a little boring and too easy if you use only blue pillows.
04. Jan 2014 · 19:05 CET
Great game, very fun and charming. Unfortunately it seems to be a pretty decent strategy to spam the blue square-shaped pillows everywhere, though. I didn't even use any of the other things later in the game.. :)
04. Jan 2014 · 21:44 CET
Really neat idea and I love the art style in this. :)