I only managed to spend about 3 days on it in the end but I have a playable game that’s not too different from my initial idea. It’s really simple and it’s over in a few minutes either way but it’s been loads of fun working on it and this has been such a useful experience for me.
Playable online at oliverread.co.uk/hunted It’s not difficult to win if you’re careful. If I had more time, I’d give the creature randomly chosen powers each game and make the combat more interesting.
It’s not much to look at but here’s a screenshot:
Many thanks to all the 7DRL organisers! I’ve definitely been inspired to continue working on this game and have lots of other ideas to try out.