A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Welcome to Camp Shepherd, a wilderness paradise! But... first you have to get there. The thing is, cars don't have steering wheels here in the Future, and you're way off the grid. You'll have to build enough signal towers to tell your autonomous Future car where to go!

For GMTK Jam 2018 (theme: "[genre] without [mechanic]"), we started with driving without steering, which quickly evolved into a sort of tower defense without enemies. It's a puzzle game where you have to guide a car (or two!) to the goal using towers that tell it to turn.

Credits:
Nathan Hill - Art, Level Design, Sound
Dallon Feldner - Programming, Level Design

Daily Beetle Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Jellyfish in Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Camp Shepherd - Windows.zip 28 MB
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Camp Shepherd - macOS.zip 31 MB
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Camp Shepherd - Linux.zip 33 MB

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REALLY cool idea. Path prediction is a bit wonky so it's unreliable. Could also be that the car is too big for the predicted line. But with polish this could be really cool!

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I take my hat off to this, not only for the mechanics but also for the simple intrigue behind each level design. From Level 5 onwards each stage has some little "ahaaaa!" or "gatcha!" moment, even if it's as simple as planning out a moderately balanced route for two cars just to see them crash into each other straight away. I did encounter a glitch on level 9, where a clockwise pillar froze and would not move or be deleted. All in all a cracking game, and the mellow and calming soundtrack perfectly balances its, well, balancing gameplay.

This was fun! A very cute little puzzle game. I like being able to make tiny adjustments to get way under tower par on some of the levels

Sadly, I can't get this to work under Linux; it starts up and plays the background music, but the screen is plain grey. I'm happy to provide logs or similar if that'd help and you can tell me where to look.