Rancharoo

Rancharoo is a game made for Ludum Dare 40 with Bram van Elderen and Kirk Markarian. You herd alien creatures by shaping the land itself with a unique and intuitive mouse dragging mechanic.

 

Reception

This was definitely my best received game with high rankings in innovation, audio, and overall. People really enjoyed the mechanics and feel of the game. These reviews can be found on ldjam.com.

My Role

I programmed the drag and terrain creation mechanics and then focused on level design and mechanics that would be interesting for players to deal with. One of the main complaints that I should have focused on was adding more animals to be herded early on. Having a lot of animals was the most fun part of the game.