Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Cutting Hedge

by Headmade - Compo Entry

Cutting Hedge is the most advanced hedge cutting simulator ever created*. The technology is finally here so cut'em down!

Download and run Cutting-Hedge_headmadegames.jar (Java required). Instructions on how to play are ingame.

Feedback is very much appreciated :)

* Fact checking required

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monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:16am

This is a pretty cool concept, I just wish there was a way for me to throw away the excess so i can see the shapes entirely

Headmade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:24am

Thanks for the feedback! There is always the option of cutting the excess into shreds :) I was experimenting with the excess falling through but it had to many downsides.

DivineOmega says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:14pm

This is amusing. The physic make it really fun and sometimes tricky, with parts falling over where you wouldn't necessarily expect it.

Got a few good laughs from my poor attempts! :)

htspencer88 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:11pm

This is brilliant.

Its one of those games that I wouldn't even know where to begin coding it and you made it in two days!

I wish there was a way you could poke out those annoying bits that want to stick around.

That's about the only criticism I have, great job!

Zgragselus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Great concept, works cool and I love how the leaves behave!

QuexD says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:16pm

Wow that game mechanic is on the cutting hedge.

blinry says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Great name, *very* satisfying sounds and mechanic! Physics! Definitely the best game I've played so far. Thanks for making it!

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:28pm

Amazing game, addictive and fun. One of those games I might come back to play later.
The physics are very well made and the soundtrack isn't distracting the player but contributing for the overall experience and feeling.
Definitely one of the top games in this LD35!

Gyfis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Nice job! The game is really fun to play. Thank you!

ThaRemo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Neat! One of the most complete games I've seen this LD.
It could work good as an app, and maybe a level editor would be fun.

Drusilla says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:51pm

I only got 100% on the sad face :(

Saiodin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:21pm

This is brilliant! Very fun to play. A neat idea executed very well.

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:28am

Great game, very creative. I never knew I wanted a hedge cutting game!

thomz12 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:09am

Great game! Creative and very fun to play. Good job!

ekx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:48pm

Reminded me of some of the mario party minigames. Really fun!

M.Raven says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Though it looks really cool, when I tried to open it on my mac it immediately shut down. I do have Java though... don't really get it so that's too bad, since I really wanted to play this.

Headmade says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Hi M.Raven,

I can't find a way to contact you so I will post it here.

I tried it on a Mac and it worked so there should not be a general problem.
To find out what the problem on your machine is you could try starting the game like so:

Open Terminal and enter:
cd /your/path/to/jar
java -jar Cutting-Hedge_headmadegames.jar > cutting-hedge.log

Then send upload the log somewhere and send me a link (@HeadmadeGames) to it and I will have a look.

quill18 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:01pm

What a great concept! Just the right amount of physics "jiggle" to make it look fun and add a bit of challenge.

Mekuri says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:04pm

What a great idea and fun interpretation of the theme.
I was very entertained, and the game felt very very polished. The responsiveness to your cuts was just perfect!
I found the satisfaction rating to be too easy to please though- Or the customers simply liked my style!

I am genuinely impressed with this game! Great work!

hijomo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:08pm

this is really unique. I love the idea.

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Great fun and satisfying too. Found the satisfaction meter to be a little broken but still had a blast.

ijona says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:07pm

It was fun! And I appreciate the humor)))) And the music!

Naca says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Really funny idea :D Very good take on the theme. The cut physics are so cool! But I think the satisfaction scoring is not very well implemented. I've done a couple of them pretty good, and got less than 40%. Then got 100% with just a few random cuts :D

Lullaby says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:11am

Pretty original concept, totally fitting the theme.
You could maybe improve the cohesion between your different assets :)
Otherwise, well played!

Togimaro says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:36pm

Lovely :) really good interpretation of the theme!
It made me think about Bonsai Barber on Wii
Good job :)

ciaodavinci says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:36am

fun little game. There is something quite satisfying about snipping bushes

Szabin says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:54pm

Neat little game!
Maybe it's just me, but the tree's "sloppyness" made it quite difficult to shape for example Black Moustache.
But I still love the concept and execution! :D

PinkIndian says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:12pm

Fun!! Amazing game for compo entry. Loved the "baroque" music. It fitted perfectly to the cutting theme. Also nice humour in the descriptions.

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