This is so boring
Bugs and Tipps:
-Android Version 1.1 fixed
-Game Over by game start [Try Delete Saves in Option Menu]
Many years ago the horrible ancient conquered the earth. In the process he faced many other gods in battle. One of them was the goddess Nekomata.
He won and sealed the gods or locked them into dark places. Help her to win the obscure game of her keeper and leave the dungeon.
Vor vielen Jahren eroberte der grauenvolle Uralte die Erde. Dabei stellte er sich vielen anderen Göttern im Kampf. Eine davon war die Göttin Nekomata.
Er gewann und versiegelte die Götter oder sperrte sie an dunkle Orte. Hilf ihr das obskure Spiel ihres Wärters zu gewinnen und das Verlies zu verlassen.
SPOILER ENDINGS (if you don't beat the game or like to grind all) [>>Klick here<<]
Check this out:
Nekogotchi is a Nekomata spin-off and connects Nekomata 1 & 2
Credits: ladymidnightsolace, jojo_ojoj
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- [Release] Nekomata NSFC Version 1.131 days ago
- [Promo] New Promotion Pictures73 days ago
- [Info] Addet GuideJul 09, 2022
- [Release] Nekomata NSFC Version 1.0 Android Version BJul 09, 2022
- [Release] Nekomata NSFC Version 1.0 Android & LinuxJul 08, 2022
- [Release] Nekomata NSFC Version 1.0Jul 08, 2022
- [Info] Release SoonJul 07, 2022
- [Preview] New Version IVJun 28, 2022
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I think there is should be a timer after you roll the die that auto selects what whatever your on or cancels the roll. The closer you are to the end the shorter it is. Maybe 0.5-1.0 sec per square left.
Also the game closed on me after the snail came out to say hi. No idea what he does. But very interested, I'll try and find him again
Hi, thx for the feedback! Do you play and Windows or linux?
I'll admit wholeheartedly I cheat a little in games by changing my saved data so I can play through them faster. I do this cause I don't have as much time as I'd like to play these games. After about 15 minutes of searching for the saves, I now realize that you put some kind of encryption, checksum, or something else. I applaud you cause I've never seen anyone else do this with their own games of this kind and while I'm salty, I'm impressed. Keep up the good work, this game is unique and fun with what little I have played. While I doubt I'll be able to get ending A in a month because I have no time, I'll keep pushing my luck with these dice.
The Saves works a bit different in the game. Its no a encryption. But if you like to see ending A, i can try to capture it and share with you on Youtube. The gameplay is a bit boring so i think try to cheat is not a shame ^^ i try to capture all endings this week and ping you here. Hope this helps you to enjoy my game more!
I got the real ending and ending c, but when I interact with the statue and select the lock, all of them are still locked. I am confused now
I am playing on Linux, I can try playing in Android or Windows if this is a Linux only issue
This is stange. I will try to play it on Linux to verifies the issue. Thx for reporting it. Do you play the native Linux version or the windows version with Emulator / Proton?
Native Linux, on Arch Linux XFCE.
Thx for the input. I play this nativ on my Steamdeck (have no other linux system) and Unlock Ending C for testing. It works fine for me, the Unlock Screen is available. I'm not a linux expert, has the game other save issues? A normal Save works for you? Has the game all Write permission in the folder?
I can't help so good an linux :( hope it works with a other version for you. I can send you the unlocked pictures if you like so :)
I don't have other save issues, this is the only one. I tried giving read and write permissions to everyone in this folder and that didn't work
Try my save file.
I uploaded the whole game folder if you want access to it
Edit: I do get the "Play Nekogotchi" ad after getting the true ending btw
The design for this game's page is lovely
is this game 18+
i want to know so if it is i at least know going into it
Man, the game is ffantastic, can't wait for part 2, you are incredible, you're doing greate shit, I like it
I'm currently finishing chapter 1 of Dampftraum, and developing Neko Plop on the side, which is a prequel to Nekomata (War Against the Ancient One, her capture) When those 2 things are done I'll start Nekomata 2, which is planned to be much bigger. How I will publish this I don't know yet. (Maybe chapter by chapter)
Some New Artworks for Nekomata 2 are in making :) i plan some things in advance.
In Nekomata 2 we will experience her time with the Ancient One. She has to serve him and at night she tries to find a way to stop him forever.
I didn't even think that you would answer me, so thank you for sharing, I will wait very much, I will definitely go through everything that you do, and I repeat, you do really cool things, you are incredible
But, I got another question, you say that Neko Plop is a prequel of Nekomata, but, what about Nekogotchi, it connected with Nekomata story, like after true ending we see Neko's trainings in Nekogotchi, so the story wil go that way:
how do i make the guard abuse me? (in regard to the special ending) i tried landing on all the guard tiles till snail showed and then go to statue but that was not the awnser sadly. then i tried being nude made do the snail thing but also no luck.
Try to die or wait for dice so many times that you have a total of 12 points in the trees.
Go to the guardian and trade dice for favors (heart symbol) until Nekomata is desperate enough to lick his tentacles.
Go to the statue on the left and give up.
Great game! got the three endings (A, B, C) but I'm not quite sure on how to get the real ending, could you give us a hint? or did I miss something?
How did you get A and B? I only managed C by waiting till I got 116 dice and barely limping through after getting double debuffed
In order to get A you need to NOT wait too many years, otherwise the arrow at the beginning of the maze will turn red. (it has to stay green) I completed it with like 70 - 75 dice, so it's doable. To get B you have to die many times so the arrow at the beginning turns yellow. Strategy: the guardian gives you 5 dice for each time you die so you can use them to lose on purpose right at the start, then you can get dice by waiting but be careful cuz the arrow will turn red if you wait more than 60 years (I think).
More Hints or is the Guide enough?
The game is broken currently, there is no way to progress and get dice without a game-over screen. Looking forward to the fix :)
Sounds Strange, can you try delete your Savedata in the Options? Can you describe the bug more specific?
Well earlier I could go to the black ball for dice. Now all I get is "Him: I threw the dice in the leftovers." and without me clicking anything she immediately "I can't take it anymore! GAME OVER"
If I go to the statue instead I can click on something before it says again "I can't take it anymore! GAME OVER".
If I go to the gate then it says I have no dice. If I just stand around nothing happens.
I have no clue how other people are able to play this
Deleting save data did the trick for some weird reason
I'll try to explain the bug. I had an old version of the game and completely reworked it. I have implemented many mechanics new and also changed some variables. Now when you play the new version it can happen that you still have old data in the cache that affect. Therefore it is best to empty the browser cache completely for Itch.io, delete browser data. But I don't want you to lose game data from other games, so try to clear all game data in the options first. (at the bottom) I would be happy if you contact me again if one of them worked :)
Thx averagejoe112! I'm glade it works for you.
Played off and on for 3 months... my record is 37 steps left. Bad luck can't last forever, right?
With how many dice do you start?
In the new version you get more opportunities to get dice. But if you are unlucky it can be really frustrating.
I'm hurrying and currently putting every day off into it.
I tried everything I could think of... never made it to 100 steps left. So, I decided to get as many as I could by waiting. Started with 99 dice, got lucky with the rolls and landed on a bunch of dice refills and coasted along without much worry. Then I hit 85 steps away and my luck turned uglier than the death by pillar scene, I rolled low numbers often and frequently got stuck between kill zones. Ironically that's the only time I rolled high numbers after 85. Didn't matter since the higher roll still would have landed me in a trap. I spent about 5 dice on average trying to get out. Low numbers meant death; high numbers meant death, 4 and 3 seemed to be the magic numbers, but 1,2.5 and 6 were the order of the day. I ran out of dice at 37 steps left. By far my best run and something I haven't been able to replicate.
Wow, not making it with 100 dice is rare. Since you really have a lot of bad luck with the dice. :(
In the new version you can collect more than 100.
But look at it this way.. you can literally feel Nekomatas desperation yourself! ^^"
The game was designed by the guard that she can not escape and has only a small hope.
Thx for playing and your passion! I hope you are not so frustrated! :(
I will wait even if it takes a year
is there a confirmed release date for the next version?
I'll be honest, I wanted to get it done last year, but my personal and professional life has been difficult the last 5 months. I've started working on it again and finally want to get it done. But something can come up again at any time. Which is why I prefer not to give out any promises or deadlines. I wish I could develop more consistently and more often. Thank you very much for your interest and the question! I see that there is clear interest in the game, and i'm also very motivated!
I hope this was not to disappointing.
I can set language to english, but then have no way to get back to previous menu to start a game. Also, no way to open options from the game.
I will change the Menu and Language System in the next Version. Thx for reporting! In the moment its not ideal.
Why h-mode is not avaiable?
Dieser Spiel ist Super, ich kann die H-versie kaum erwarten. Ganz liebe grüße aus den Niederlanden! (Sorry für mein Deutsch, ich bin Scheiße drin)
Dein Deutsch ist super! Ich bin jetzt ein Monat ausgefallen, aber bald kann ich sicher weiter entwickeln. Danke für dein Kommentar!
when do you think will the android version get released
I'm sorry, I can't give you a date at the moment. Don't have time to dev. If things go better I'll try to finish
So genuine issue I am encountering is that the game is unplayable, on both my windows laptop and android phone (despite nekogotchi working fine)
The PC issue is that all the assets that are supposed to appear above the black void background disappear almost immediately as soon as the game is loaded (happens on both the browser and downloaded versions of the game)
The android issue is that there is no .apk file to download, so it can't be an app, and trying to use the web version doesn't work when I attempted to use it, both doesn't load any assets (besides the menu) above the void, and hitting 'New' to start a new game just causes the game to be stuck on the loading screen
I think the starting story for the game sounds interesting, but I am unfortunately unable to play it in any capacity. Any ideas what may be causing the issues and how to fix them?
The next version i working on would run on Windows Android and Mobile inc Touch UI.
The current Version is not optimized for Android/Mobil. Sry :(
It is just unfortunate I can't play the game right now, but here's hoping that the next version will work
The next version will also be much better :) worth waiting for. I would like to dev faster but currently it is not easy. Thank you for your patience! First tests on Android have been really great results! I like the game on this device!
I am hoping that every version makes improvements (some AAA game developers didn't get that message, lol). And I imagine it will be worth waiting for. I have no clue how hard it is to develop a game, or any programs, but I can believe it is hard and time consuming, not to mention things in life will always take priority. Good first impressions on Android devices is definitely a good sign
What's the latest update?
I finished the UI rework today.
The new version should work with keyboard, mouse and touch on Windows, Web and Android.
Now I start to rework dialogs and switch the new Busts etc.
But I'm only making slow progress. Little free time for it :(
You can easily modificate your game a bit for making linux build, not a big thing but easy to do:
- Download latest (or v0.51.1) 64bit version of nwjs for linux - https://nwjs.io/downloads/ and extract to game folder with overwrite
- Rename /Nekomata/www/data/particles/red_sparks.json -> Red_sparks.json (linux is character sensitive)
And that's it. Linux users just have to launch "nw" instad of "Game.exe" so, it's good thing to delete Game.exe just to not make itch launch it accidently.
Also it is a bit confusing me when selecting h-version, which saying "not available" - is it unlockable feature or in future release?
I installed game year ago and didn't start playing because waitin' for h-version, for "full experience", thou it seems as really cool game from comments section
thx a lot, i try this out then the new version is finished.
Hey I just want to remind you to do this when you have some free time
My free time is unfortunately very limited at the moment, so I'm working on smaller projects. I haven't forgotten Nekomata, but I haven't worked on it for 3 months. I am very sorry that it took so long. I will remember it for the new version though. Thanks for reminding me
Thx for the tipp! It works perfectly!
While the gameplay is basic, I had a pretty good time playing this. One thing I note, when you get within 2 spaces or are next to a death space, the game rolls me dice that would kill me about 4 or 5 times in a row. That is to say if I'm one square from a death square, the game will roll 2 constantly, same thing if rolling a 5 or 6 would kill me. I don't know if you somehow programmed that in or if its some weird bug but I feel like it really adds to the hopelessness this game is suppose to bring, as if the warden is deliberately messing with the dice. Additionally, the sprite work is beautiful, many people don't sprite dark or grimy colored games often.
As for new players that see this, I played the game with the max amount of starting dice (10+80 from waiting the longest time possible) and made it to the end with ~20 dice despite everything. I think its possible to lower my time to 2 max waits. Take basic probability into account as well, avoid landing on squares that force you to roll very high, very low, or on squares that bring your roll options below 3 possible numbers. In reference to my above statement, you will burn dice trying to roll just right.
Wow, thanks for the detailed feedback! I'm currently reworking the game, but the mechanics won't change much. The dice are really random! I don't manipulate anything there at any time.
I'm totally happy that you like the look!
There are some practical changes coming in the new version.
For example, a display at the beginning which end you would see at the finish, as well as a display how the chances of success of this round are.
And of course Adult contend which opens new possibilities to get dice :)
But it also remains a classic variant playable.
I attach a few screenshots.
Thanks again for playing! Evtl you look sometime again purely :)
This shows up the ending Sequenz:
Green -> Ending 1
Yellow -> Ending 2
Red -> Ending 3
New UI to show Dice, Rest fields, and chance of success:
New Loading/Save Screen:
Do you have any plans for doing it on phone?
Today i try some test builds on mobile devices and I thing it looks good for a android version :) hope it works!
When will come the H-mode?
a little Translation note: "Dice" is already plural. "Die" is singular for "Dice"..... So you roll a single die, and waiting 50 years gets you 10 dice...
Anyways. The game itself is boring and devoid of anything. I mean the atmosphere started out pretty creepy but you are literally moving in a straight line at the whims of random number generation. There feels like there's no real stakes. If you land on a skull space it's because you chose to walk onto it instead of counting the spaces and just refusing to move. Dieing is really just an annoyance, and even though we are told she is being tortured for every 50 years she spends, we don't see it or feel like we should avoid it. There is nothing engaging about this game at all, full stop.
Thanks for playing and the feedback! I can understand if it doesn't suit your taste. It was just a little jam game, but i'm trying to polish it up!
are there multiple endings?
i'm getting the feeling there are.
The game is pretty much perfect, it has a really good atmosphere and really freaks you out near the end of the dungeon, but something that i think that could be changed is the difficulty, because dude, this game is hard, it took me one hour and thirty minutes to complete the game, just because it's based on Random Number Generation, i don't think it makes the game worse, i just think it's a little boring sometimes, i understand that there's not much to do about this, but it's just my opinion, still, i think everything is really good, the sounds could get a little improved to make the atmosphere even better.
For me, it's 9,5/10, congratulations.
Thanks a lot! the level of difficulty was chosen to reflect their hopeless despair. The game is designed by the guard so that it cannot be won. I was all the more surprised that a tester really played it through with 5 dices. It took him 2h for this ^ ~ ^. The trick to make it easier is to get enough dices beforehand and to get free dices by dying on the first deathfield (save before if you don't roll 6, load). In short, attempts to cheat! The game is not fair to you either :) thanks for playing!
thank you! that motivates me ^^
Takes unfortunately still its time, I make first Nekogotchi ready and deve then still at my other project....
in chapter 1 a stripteas field gets added.
In chapter 2 it will then more explicit contend.
Ich gehe mal davon aus das du deutsch sprichst
Sehr interessantes spiel, ich werde es weiterverfolgen und auf den H content warten
Vielen Dank fürs Interesse ^^ ich habe auch ein Channel für das Spiel auf meine Discord Server. Dort gibt es mehr Infos und du bist herzlich eingeladen.
Da Nekomata nur ein Nebenprojekt von mir ist wird das noch eine Weile dauern.
Klar möchte ich auf den server kommen! Wo kann ich diesen finden? :3
Ich bin eigentlich nicht so oft auf itch io also wenn der irgendwo verlinkt ist seh ich ihn nicht. und das geht klar stress dich nicht wenn du dir Zeit lässt wird das ergebnis nur besser
Is the english not availiable right now? Looks cool
you can change the language in the options
a nekomata isn't really a goddess you know
not that anyone really cares about folkloric accuracy nowadays
A very interesting short-game. Defenitely worth to check it out :)
Loading from save on the Mac version, everything is in German even though I started and saved the game in English.
Thanks for reporting! I'll check it out.
in what game engine you do the game?