A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Shield Cat

A game being created by RoxyFoxRab!

!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!

THIS GAME IS IN THE PROTOTYPE STAGE. Not all features and gameplay have been implemented, and features are subject to change or be removed without notice. IF YOU PURCHASE THIS GAME, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SUPPORTING AN INCOMPLETE GAME TO BECOME A COMPLETE GAME, BUT IT'S GONNA TAKE A WHILE.

If you're interested in creating monthly pledges to support the continued development of the game, please visit my Patreon. Please know that this game is being made by one lady alone!

When you purchase this game, you are getting not just the current build, but the game when it is complete. You will not have to buy it again upon release.


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- What is it? -

Shield Cat is a game being developed by Roxy in Gamemaker Studio 2. It is a game about an otter who likes to spin really quickly to go places! You can read about it more on my Patreon main page.


There he is, the spinning lad


- Suggestions? Bug Reports? Rope? Lamp Oil? -

You want it? It's yours my friend, as long as you check the links below:


- Share the game! -

Since the game is unfinished, the page is password protected. You can use the following link to share it with friends:

https://roxyfoxrab.itch.io/shield-cat?password=LANCELIKESTOSPINALOT

Also, if the page asks for a password, it's LANCELIKESTOSPINALOT


- Controls -

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please note that not all controls are implemented at this point!


XBOX Controllers and compatible XInput Controllers
Green(A)*Spin, talk to people, confirm dialog boxes and menus.
Red(B)*Spin, cancel dialog boxes.
* Holding these buttons will cause Lance to either prepare to throw something,  or use one of his currently selected abilities.
Blue(X)Spin toggle. Press this to start spinning in a direction and automatically build up speed. Press it again to stop spinning.
Yellow(Y)Throw toggle. Press this and Lance will prepare to  throw something, or to use his current ability. Press again to throw or use the selected ability.
LB,LT,RB,RTCycle through all the abilities that Lance has.
D-Pad, Analog Stick LMove around, move your selection in a menu.
Analog Stick ROpen the Ability Wheel to change abilities.
StartPause the game.
BackOpen the map.


PS4 Controllers (PS3 Controllers don't work)
Cross*Spin, talk to people, confirm dialog boxes and menus.
Circle*Spin, cancel dialog boxes.
* Holding these buttons will cause Lance to either prepare to throw something,  or use one of his currently selected abilities.
SquareSpin toggle. Press this to start spinning in a direction and automatically build up speed. Press it again to stop spinning.
TriangleThrow toggle. Press this and Lance will prepare to  throw something, or to use his current ability. Press again to throw or use the selected ability.
L1,L2,R1,R2Cycle through all the abilities that Lance has.
D-Pad, Analog Stick LMove around, move your selection in a menu.
Analog Stick ROpen the Ability Wheel to change abilities.
OptionsPause the game.
Touchpad Button
Open the map.


Switch Pro Controller, Joycon L/R**

A*Spin, talk to people, confirm dialog boxes and menus.
B*Spin, cancel dialog boxes.
* Holding these buttons will cause Lance to either prepare to throw something,  or use one of his currently selected abilities.
YSpin toggle. Press this to start spinning in a direction and automatically build up speed. Press it again to stop spinning.
XThrow toggle. Press this and Lance will prepare to  throw something, or to use his current ability. Press again to throw or use the selected ability.
L,ZL,R,ZRCycle through all the abilities that Lance has.
D-Pad, Analog Stick LMove around, move your selection in a menu.
Analog Stick ROpen the Ability Wheel to change abilities.
PlusPause the game.
MinusOpen the map.


*Joycon LR used as one controller. You will need to connect both to your computer to use them, or configure them manually if you'd like to use just one of them.

Shield Cat will work with any XInput/DirectInput controller that your operating system can see and interact with. If the game gives you an error when plugging in a controller, see here.


Keyboard Controls
Q, Enter, Control, Space, USpin, talk to people, confirm dialog boxes and menus.
* Holding these buttons will cause Lance to either prepare to throw something,   or use one of his currently selected abilities.
E, Period, OCancel dialog boxes
T, P, +Pause the game
G, -, HOpens up the map
Z, X, /, *, N, MCycle Abilities
Numpad 5Open the Ability Wheel to change abilities.
WASD, IJKL,
Numpad0-9 (except 5),
Arrow Keys

Move around, move your selection in a menu.
1-8Direct access to different abilities.



- Downloading/Updating the Game -

Downloading the game depends on your method of acquisition. Please see below for info on how to download updates:

  • You bought it with your itch.io account: Go to your Library page. You can download the game and its updates from there.
  • You got it through being a $5 Patron on Patreon: Make sure you've linked your Patreon to itch.io by clicking here. You can also click that link to be taken to the download page, or download it from your Library.
  • You bought it without an itch.io account: You will have received an email on the email address you used when purchasing the game. Follow the link from there. Please note that you can create an itch.io account after purchasing the game, and link it to your library.

Remember, Shield Cat is DRM free! There is nothing stopping you from sharing it with friends and enemies - they may like it and wish to support me as well!


CURRENTLY THE GAME IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS AND LINUX

WINDOWS INSTRUCTIONS

  • It runs for sure on Windows 10, it probably runs on Windows 7 and 8 as well but I cant test that out myself.
  • You do not need to install the game, you can simply run the executable.
  • The first 6 numbers are the build date. For example, if the numbers are 062619 then you're playing a build from June 26th, 2019.
  • Different versions of the game will use the same local configuration folder on your computer. You can get there by going to %localappdata%\Shield_Cat_Prototype
  • If you are having problems running the game, go there and delete any .ini files, and then try again.
  • The game is not signed, so you may get a warning about running untrustworthy code on your computer. You may have to click to let it run anyway.

LINUX INSTRUCTIONS

  • It only works on Debian based Linux distros that are x86/64. If you put Ubuntu on your computer one day for fun and you dont really know much about computers otherwise, you're good.
  • However, if you're a hacker like me and you've got ARM and i386 computers as well as computers that run Red Hat-based OSs then you're not gonna be able to run this. (You also cant run it on PowerPC or Solaris or FreeBSD or OS/2)
  • I've been told that Arch Linux can run it fine and I got shown a picture of it running, but if it doesn't run for you then I can't really help you with that one.
  • The Gamemaker Manual said I should tell you to install libcurl4 and libopenal1 so if the game isn't working, you should install those. You can use sudo apt-get install libcurl4 libopenal1 in a terminal window to install them.
  • I got it to run on my chromebook with GalliumOS, but no guarantee that it'll work for you too.
  • Save data is stored in ~/.config/Shield_Cat_Prototype. If you're having trouble with the game, you should check the INI file there. (Please note that this folder is hidden by default)


- About the Demo -

There is a demo version of Shield Cat available to try out! However, please be aware that it is NOT the current build! Things mentioned above may not be in the demo build, so please consider supporting me financially if you want to try out the latest features. Thank you!

Purchase

Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

072619 Shield Cat Prototype - Linux.zip 2 MB
072619 Shield Cat Prototype - Windows.zip 2 MB

Download demo

Download
071919 Shield Cat - Linux Prototype Demo.zip 2 MB
Download
071919 Shield Cat - Windows Prototype Demo.zip 2 MB

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