Old MacDonald vs Zombies by rogueNoodle

made by rogueNoodle for LD28 (JAM)
*** BUG NOTICE ***

For some reason, sometimes zombies won't appear at the start of a game - if nothing starts popping out of the ground when you're playing, please reload the page. Sorry about that!


Old MacDonald had a farm. And on that farm he had a cow. Also, zombies.

Help Old MacDonald keep his cow happy by cleaning up after her, and in return, she'll be his best friend AND best defense against the growing zombie horde.

It's a story about friendship, cooperation and mutual respect. Also, zombies.




- You are Old MacDonald: move around the field using the ARROW KEYS

- While avoiding zombies, CLEAN UP after your cow. This will make her happy (you'll see a HEART over her head)

- When she's happy, whistle using the SPACEBAR and she'll run across the field to meet you, mowing down any zombies in her path

- And of course, score a lot of points


If the music gets a little grating, you can toggle it on and off with the 'M'. The same can be done for the sound fx using the 'S' key.

Hoping to upload some downloadable builds (including a completely untested Linux version) in the near future (most likely over the weekend).


Coolness 83% 2
Overall(Jam) 4.09 13
Audio(Jam) 3.90 24
Fun(Jam) 4.08 8
Graphics(Jam) 4.42 27
Humor(Jam) 4.03 11
Innovation(Jam) 3.72 32
Mood(Jam) 3.75 47
Theme(Jam) 3.33 103


17. Dec 2013 · 05:20 CET
Good fun and great art.
Can't imagine how that field must've smelled with the sweet combo of rotting corpses and cow patties...ugh.
17. Dec 2013 · 05:56 CET
Awesome Job!
17. Dec 2013 · 13:16 CET
Really well designed game! Many simple things combined into a very satisfying little game. :) Great job!
17. Dec 2013 · 13:23 CET
A ridiculous amount of fun!
Binary Gambit
17. Dec 2013 · 14:12 CET
"A ridiculous amount of fun!" -- this
17. Dec 2013 · 14:31 CET
What a cool idea! Love this kind of concept very much. Awesome pixel arts! I love this game! Good job!
17. Dec 2013 · 16:06 CET
5/5 in all categories. You deserve it well :)
Really awesome :)
17. Dec 2013 · 16:21 CET
Nice and simple! I like it =)
17. Dec 2013 · 16:22 CET
my score: 2743
It feels like a hardcore version of Frogger because the zombies move only from left to right :D
17. Dec 2013 · 16:25 CET
I love this, one of favourite entries so far so much fun! Rated highly. :)
17. Dec 2013 · 16:33 CET
Simple, yet incredibly satisfying game! Great job :D
17. Dec 2013 · 16:37 CET
I really like this game! It's both fun to play, fun to watch, and the sound's very cool.
Gazpacho Games
17. Dec 2013 · 16:41 CET
Very addictive and fun. One of my favourites entries so far!
17. Dec 2013 · 16:44 CET
That was really fun and really polished! :D
The game play is pretty nice too!
17. Dec 2013 · 16:47 CET
Funny idea, wunna see more :3
17. Dec 2013 · 16:53 CET
This is a nice, polished little game overall. The art style is very pleasant. I just wondered how the theme was used here (you only get one life ?). And the music feels too repetitive, mostly because you used a very well known theme (hiya hiya ho !).
This was a good experience overall !

17. Dec 2013 · 16:55 CET
Good job! Wery funny game.
Midnight Creators
17. Dec 2013 · 17:09 CET
Wow! its proposal is extremely creative (nn) great job and cow dash!
17. Dec 2013 · 17:32 CET
Great job!
The artwork is pretty impressive for a jam, and I really like the mechanics.

I think the combo and scoring system could be a little clearer, but that didn't keep from playing a good 9 or 10 rounds.
17. Dec 2013 · 18:39 CET
16408 :D Laughed out loud at this entry, the whole concept is absolutely bonkers, loved it. The art and music were great. One of the funniest entries yet.
17. Dec 2013 · 19:13 CET
The pixel art and the music are cute, and I like how the music changes with the game, really well done on that part. On the overall the game is kinda fun to play, the game mechanics are pretty clever too. Good job! I enjoyed playing this cute game! :)
17. Dec 2013 · 19:29 CET
Really cool! Liked the gameplay mechanic, thought it was really interesting. It got a bit out of hand with the zombies though, so I died quite often. Really nice work!
17. Dec 2013 · 19:34 CET
Super fun and polished. One of the better entries I have played. Great job rogue :) (oh and the cow is really really adorable)
17. Dec 2013 · 20:08 CET
this is so fun
17. Dec 2013 · 20:22 CET
This one was really fun. Simple, clean and polished. Nice job :D
17. Dec 2013 · 20:26 CET
Although it's not a hard challenge (and thus it might get boring quickly), it was a fun experience and looks charming. GJ!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:05 CET
Superb entry! The custom piano roll really makes this, along with the fab pixel art and animation. The difficult ramp was just right and it was satisfying trying to line up multiple kills. Really polished and fun to play, thanks!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:12 CET
Perfect graphics, you are a pro. The game fits the theme great and lots of fun, this is a keeper!
Jan Marcano
17. Dec 2013 · 21:39 CET
Awesome!! How the hell did you even come up with an idea like this? My highscore was 25726.

It would do wonders with some other zombie types, maybe different interactions for the cow? Dunno, but I'd like to see this idea expanded further.

All my stars are belong to you.
17. Dec 2013 · 22:19 CET
Great entry! I liked everything about this game, an amazing job!
17. Dec 2013 · 22:28 CET
I would pay to play this game! Best game I've reviewed so far. Awesome graphics. You should definitely sell this on mobile.
17. Dec 2013 · 22:53 CET
So fun :)
17. Dec 2013 · 23:01 CET
Well done and simple (a bit repetitive), but still fun.
Coin Flip Games
18. Dec 2013 · 02:07 CET
Great game! Didn't see how it fit the theme though.
18. Dec 2013 · 17:37 CET
Too fun. Great pixel graphics and blood!
18. Dec 2013 · 18:42 CET
Really fun game! made me laugh and i had a good time with it!
18. Dec 2013 · 20:51 CET
Super cool game! I loved playing it, very well polished.
18. Dec 2013 · 21:36 CET
Very funny game! Loved it. Nothing to add there :)
18. Dec 2013 · 23:08 CET
I'm usually not a fan of zombie games these days, but for this one I'll make a big exception! It's a blast to play, the graphics are dynamite, and the choice for use of the theme is hilarious! One of the best games I've tried so far, hands down!
19. Dec 2013 · 03:00 CET
My highest rated game so far! Simple but very effective, loved the music, the art, and the concept. Well done Chris!
19. Dec 2013 · 04:25 CET
Great entry. Love the art, music, presentation, and cow poop. Very funny and also very fun gameplay. Fun game, would poop scoop again!
Adam Tea
19. Dec 2013 · 09:05 CET
Fun, awesome looking game. Loved the soundtrack! SUCH a weird concept haha.
19. Dec 2013 · 14:37 CET
Brilliant style, and that cow was too cute!
Music fitted really nicely with the game and very challenging when I had too many zombies on screen. Well done and good job :D
19. Dec 2013 · 21:29 CET
Impressive! Reminds me of my childhood in a country lol. Very well done.
22. Dec 2013 · 19:56 CET
I love it, really fun and interesting to play :)
24. Dec 2013 · 09:03 CET
I'll admit, this is the first game I've ever played about cleaning up cow poop. My best score was 3598.
26. Dec 2013 · 00:45 CET
An unusual gameplay mechanic combined with really nice graphics and audio make for a very fun little gaming experience. Very good job!
27. Dec 2013 · 12:00 CET
Simple but fun!
A very enjoyable game, nice job! :D
30. Dec 2013 · 13:49 CET
Good job! The cow is awesome!
01. Jan 2014 · 17:24 CET
I really enjoyed this one. I like the way of killing the zombies. Very original. Good luck
02. Jan 2014 · 20:18 CET
Amazing game. Really like the take on theme. Cows VS Zombies lol. 5 stars guys what else can I say great Jam.
04. Jan 2014 · 15:26 CET
I'm pretty sick of zombie games, but this was incredible. Well done.
04. Jan 2014 · 17:42 CET
hah! I love the graphics and gameplay! great job!
15. Jan 2014 · 19:36 CET
Very cute and cool cow calling mechanic. Great game!