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Theropods

SeethingSwarm, Valerofond, TinyStuffz, and ZStriefel have flexed their muscles and combined their considerable talent to create retro-tastic point-and-click adventure Theropods in just 14 days for Adventure Jam. In it, you play a cavewoman whose fireside relaxation with her friend one night is disrupted by the arrival of some voracious dinosaurs. Even once you've figured out how to deal with the one menacing you, you'll still need to rescue your friend! To play, just click on the screen... your cursor will gain a white border when you can interact with someone, though our heroine will shake her head if she can't do anything with it right now. Click the arrow in the upper-right corner to access your inventory, and then click on items to pick them up to use them. Theropods is on the short side, which is understandable given its small development window and how polished its presentation looks (and sounds!), making it feel like an animated short you might see before a movie. For the most part, it's fairly straightforward despite a smattering of adventure game logic that requires you to make leaps of deduction in using your items that you may not immediately think of. Still, with its lack of dialogue and bright, beautifully rendered world, Theropods still manages to tell an engaging story (albeit one that feels like it just sort of... ends), and is a concept that would make a fantastic fleshed-out adventure later on down the road. Spare a few minutes to give it a try, and then make sure to vote for it on the competition page if you enjoyed it!

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Most of it is fairly straightforward. If nothing else makes sense, just start clicking everything on everything. Here's a combined hint-through/walkthrough.

Firepit scene:

Just keep kicking

Climb the tree, retrieve the spear, use it to knock the nest down, then just keep kicking the branch until it breaks

Walking through the forest scenes:

Not too much to see here

Pick up the feather, move the giant leaves, take the section of intestine from the dead dinosaur

Beehive:

Combine everything

Get the rock, kick the tree, dip the rock in the honey, feed it to the small dinosaur, collect the spiky fruit. Wrap the guts around the stump, launch the fruit at the triceratops.

The Pit:

You can do things while other things are happening

Leap to the branch, collect a piece of whatever that crap growing on the wall is, combine it with the feather. Kick down a vine for your friend. Just after the adult triceratops stomps, tell your friend to climb, then as he's climbing click the vine again. Tell him to kick over the fruit. Then tell him to give you the bone. Combine the bone with the feather-fruit-dart. Shoot the adult triceratops.

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One reviewer on Newgrounds described this as Red Sonja in the Savage Land. I'd call that a fair summation.

Now is anybody working on a walkthrough? I'm stuck at the sixth scene.

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Most of it is fairly straightforward. If nothing else makes sense, just start clicking everything on everything. Here's a combined hint-through/walkthrough.

Firepit scene:

Just keep kicking

Climb the tree, retrieve the spear, use it to knock the nest down, then just keep kicking the branch until it breaks

Walking through the forest scenes:

Not too much to see here

Pick up the feather, move the giant leaves, take the section of intestine from the dead dinosaur

Beehive:

Combine everything

Get the rock, kick the tree, dip the rock in the honey, feed it to the small dinosaur, collect the spiky fruit. Wrap the guts around the stump, launch the fruit at the triceratops.

The Pit:

You can do things while other things are happening

Leap to the branch, collect a piece of whatever that crap growing on the wall is, combine it with the feather. Kick down a vine for your friend. Just after the adult triceratops stomps, tell your friend to climb, then as he's climbing click the vine again. Tell him to kick over the fruit. Then tell him to give you the bone. Combine the bone with the feather-fruit-dart. Shoot the adult triceratops.

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Dingding321 May 15, 2015 8:39 PM

Somehow, by trying to blow a seed (not combined with the feather--I just wanted to see what would happen) my tube/bone thing disappeared as well, and I have no way to get another. A shame, I would've liked to see the ending, but I suppose I was close.

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Aww, I thought that in the pit scene

we would be able to get the baby triceratops back to the big one, so it would be happy and leave as a family and we would be safe

That would be too nice though.

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josephine17 May 15, 2015 10:12 PM

Can someone tell me why this game got an XP rating?

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expired May 16, 2015 10:26 AM replied to josephine17

Dinosaurs getting hurt and bleeding all over the place. There weren't any gross, gory moments that caused any instinctive flinching and looking away for me though.

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Hi there!
Great game!
This girl has red hair make me really love it :P The style is really sweet and nice music, whuld love to see this game being some hours, whuld not hurt at all. Make some more parts.

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Catherine I agree about the triceratops, very disappointing.

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