This is my entry for KrampusHack 2016. Please visit KrampusHack's official forum thread for more information. I was assigned to Mark Oates.
Mark had this to say about his wishlist:
I like cats. So something with cats would make me extra happy.
And later added:
2. Noodles (as in like a bowl of Japanese-style ramen)
3. Designs with a nice color palette
Well, you play as a cat, noodles are referenced in-game, and depending on your preference, the colors are nice.
You assume the role of Nini, a mother cat who has unfortunately misplaced her kittens. You must find all ten of your kittens before sundown, or your kittens may perish in the cold weather overnight.
How to Play
Use the arrow keys to traverse the map, and use the Z key to let out a mighty meow to destroy adjacent objects and to call nearby kittens. Also, keep an eye on the text overhead; it tracks the distance between you and the nearest kitten. Finally, use the T key to toggle displaying kitten names (off by default).
How to Compile
Allegro 5 is (obviously) required to compile. Once installed, execute make (in Linux) to compile automagically, and then run ./kerfuffle to play the game.
Pre-built Binary Releases
Be sure to also check out Kitten Kerfuffle's depot page and source code on GitHub.
Enjoy the game (or don't...) and happy 2017!