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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Atom Planet - NMcCoy - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Part The Little Prince, part Minecraft, part who-knows-what.

    Rearrange blocks, or combine them by slamming one into another. Things to do:

    Build a crate.
    Open a crate without breaking the fragile contents.
    Plant a tree.
    Plant a tree someplace unlikely.
    Brew a potion using exotic ingredients.
    Perform alchemy.
    Unlock a treasure chest.

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    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:22am

    Lovin' the visuals! The weather effects and day/night elements really add to the experience.

    Sodaware says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:35am

    Really enjoyed this! The presentation is great, especially how the music and visuals change from day to night. The first time it rained and left a puddle put a smile on my face. I would have liked to do more things with the volcano, but everything else is excellent.

    NMcCoy says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:46am

    For the speedrun-inclined, it is (at least in theory) possible to accomplish the final task before the first dawn. I haven't managed it yet though. Anyone up to the challenge? :)

    NMcCoy says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:06am

    Aha, just got it! Takes a lot of attentiveness, efficiency, and careful planning -- though not luck; as a special case, rain is always forced to happen on the first night. Consider it a present for the speedrunners. ;)

    Kom says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:32am

    A very good take on the whole block/square based game with the combination of various objects in order to progress. If you continue making this into something bigger, I'll definitely want to check it out, if not, I had a pretty good time playing this.

    jijaweb says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:46pm

    The song reminds me of Little Nemo. Great game!

    bms says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:34pm

    I totally love this game! really cool crafting(combining) system, super duper graphics, cool music.. And you can grab clouds!?! This is just pure AWESOME xD good job!

    Law says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:40pm

    The graphics are really pixelly and pretty at the same time. Sound is pleasant too, and I enjoyed most of the time I was there.

    I've made numerous crates, and have so far as of yet been unable to actually get them open. I might be missing something there, but otherwise, I was quite alright with that. It seems I've gotten the hang of growing trees.

    Pierrec says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:59pm

    Ok this is awesome.
    I played it without sound some hours ago, and came back to be sure this game is perfect. It is ^^

    But this is hard too...I only discoverd how to trees, special trees, make crates and chests...YET!

    Pierrec says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:15pm

    Ok this is awesome.
    I played it without sound some hours ago, and came back to be sure this game is perfect. It is ^^

    But this is hard too...I only discoverd how to trees, special trees, make crates and chests...YET!

    I would play a longer game on this concept (but not too long, not a minecraft/terraria thing, the exact same game on this tiny island, but with a lot more materials to find and things to do)

    Orni says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:43pm

    I love this game, such a relaxing experience and flawless mechanics

    Nilmrots says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:48pm

    Brilliantly fun game!
    Nice graphics and sound, too.
    Very creative gameplay.

    madflame991 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:41pm

    This reminds me of the SkyBlock challenge for Minecraft, but in 2d, cuter and in 48 hours. Loved it :D

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:19pm

    Fun once you get the hang of it, but it's not very intuitive to pick up. There is also potential for a lot of waste from trial and error... But I did manage to finish it. :)


    AlwaysGeeky says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:29pm

    Nice little fun. Well done :)

    leafo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:47pm

    Great game, nice music too!

    SonnyBone says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:53am

    One of my favorite games of any LD. Really awesome work!

    TyrusPeace says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:32am

    It may be that I was unable to discern much of what was necessary to do the things you suggested in the description, but I did throw the moon into a volcano, so this is more or less the best thing ever.

    Great sounds, too!

    blob says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:54pm

    Got frustrated by how fast clouds disappear. But yeah, very fun little concept here and cute game.

    I grew two types of trees but that's about it. I absolutely cant fathom how to make crates or anything out of stone or wood. A walkthrough or some hints somewhere would be appreciated

    Kane says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:27am

    A nice tiny world game ! Great work !

    ishav says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:01am

    Very nice, really fitting with the theme.

    jim3wg says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:44am

    Nice game, love the music and character

    Hazard says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:51am

    Looks nice, but i have no clue what i am supposed to do. I can make chests but i can't open them. I can plant seeds into clouds, but they just dissapear short after. huh? o.O

    rvmook says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:19pm

    Had fun playing this game, but I just don't have the patience to try everything out ;)

    robbiehunt says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:36am

    Overall this was a good game, thought I didn't accomplish much :/

    A few small hints would be awesome... although I don't think Alchemy had any hints so... whatevs.

    Good job, dude!

    NMcCoy says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:13am

    Uploaded a walkthrough.

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:47am

    AMAZING game.

    I'm not sure if there was a goal, but even *without* a goal this was incredibly fun. You seriously need to develop this further. I can totally this being an incredibly awesome game.

    Maybe something like creating shapes and sharing your creation. Or imagine how awesome it would be for two people to building something simultanously.

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:47am

    Oh also, I kinda have the game left open just to listen to the soundtrack.

    Tifu says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:47pm

    Fun! I totally cheated (who opens crates that way???) but regardless, good concept, theme and awesome music!
    The water acts oddly though, the rain flooded an area I had made between a rock and an empty jar... the water couldn't flow around the jar? It destroyed a seed I had planted :(

    marudziik says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:44pm

    SO PERFECT I wanna cry! ;_; Awesome!

    Endurion says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 9:13am

    Such nice polish. Very well done.
    Some things are really hard to figure out though.

    Tom 7 says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 9:37pm

    I like the graphics and mood. I can't figure out how to make anything happen! I put the water on the fire and it still goes? Are there clues in the game?

    pawlmurray says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:04pm

    Great graphics, great audio, great overall presentation. I think having the goals in game somewhere would improve the overall experience.

    May 2, 2012 @ 8:14pm

    Aww, this is lovely! Gameplay feels punchy, and the music fits beautifully. Droping down is a bit trial+error though, I plummeted down 6 times before hitting it again.

    ratboy2713 says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 3:39am

    Very nicely done, even without knowing what to do I thoroughly enjoyed just moving blocks around.

    Zillix says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 8:40am

    Amazing and relaxing. Loved the experimentation.

    tcstyle says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 12:11pm

    Very cute little game and great basic idea. Unfrotunately I had to look into the walkthrough to find out what to do.
    It lacks some more content but well done for a 48 hours entry.

    chinchang says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 6:42pm

    very innnovative n cute game. I guess it lacked some feedback on actions. it was sure was is a tiny world! nice job :) liked the way we cud fall endlessly.

    ratking says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 9:13pm

    The visuals and weather are so beautiful! Although I had to watch the video to know what to do. That's a pity for such a little game.
    Reminds me of my entry "Bunnies back into your cage", but you improved some things I didn't solve that smothely (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srfwlTqbwLs).

    matt says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 9:41pm

    Really nice game. Very relaxing.

    vilya says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 2:22am

    Very polished and nice relaxing pace. Well done!

    ghRibacki says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 3:20am

    Little bit hard, but lots of fun! Awesome art (graphics and sound). :)

    namuol says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 4:51am

    One of the best I've played so far. It takes a lot of exploration to figure stuff out, but it's very rewarding when you do. Graphics are very nice and the music-transitions are a really nice touch.

    Geti says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 5:53am

    Cheerful little game.

    chambers says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 7:18am

    Wow, this is likely to be my favorite game of all, very nice concept and very well polished, though in order to be fun it really needed the walkthrough. My only criticism is that most transformations aren't very obvious - but I guess trial & error gameplay was what you were going for. Thanks for this amazing game and thanks for the walthrough! I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I hadn't finished the game.

    vigrid says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 11:05am

    Really loved the "crafting" system, simple and useful. I had to use the walkthrough to complete the game though. I wish there was something given as a reward for destroying your little world with the victory diamond :)

    deejorg says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 11:51am

    Amazing game! just... awsome all around.
    One of my favorites no doubt. Congrats!

    arkeus says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Really neat game. I loved the graphics. It's not for me though, as there's a lot of trial and error, but I really like the idea.

    Dr.Pingu says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 2:33pm

    Graphics are great and the overall ambience is very well made.
    Sincerely great job :D

    bompo says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 7:40pm

    Lovely! Really fits the theme!

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 12:36am

    I feel like I'm missing something because I didn't really know what to do. I like the idea of using different blocks to create new elements, I just wasn't sure where to go from there. Great visuals and everything works perfectly though, so this is good work for 48 hours.

    May 8, 2012 @ 12:55am

    Cool! Nice and relaxed, and I liked the sounds, but why a dinosaur?

    Chaoseed says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 1:00am

    It's pretty fun, definitely. I like the control scheme and how you get around (it was a good decision to implement falling off the bottom and then reappearing on the top!).

    It gets to be pretty frustrating, though. The appearance of water appears to be completely arbitrary. I couldn't get one to appear for a long time, then suddenly I had half a dozen in places I didn't expect. Also, I couldn't get the sky tree to grow. I figured I might need to move the clouds down, but it took too long and all my clouds vanished. Since I hadn't seen it rain for three or four "days", I figured it wasn't ever going to rain again, so I quit.

    Johnicholas says ...
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    deepnight says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 12:36pm

    Absolutely stunnig :) Really love the concept, clever gameplay!

    recursor says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 2:10pm

    I really enjoyed this game and I'm still trying to figure out how to complete some of the actions on your to do list. Must...resist...looking at ... walkthrough

    NMcCoy says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 4:34am

    "why a dinosaur?"

    Why not a dinosaur? :D

    Honestly? Because that's what I could manage as a recognizable silhouette in 8x8 pixels. ^^;

    dustmyte says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 10:16am

    Loved this game! Brightened my day a little bit. It's adorable how the fire doesn't hurt/kill you but just gives you a little zap. Nice job on making different loops for day and night, too.

    Thief says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 11:45am

    Very nice game. Is getting the victory diamond the end or can you do something with it?
    (I managed to plant a tree, collect water and make clouds on my own, but read the guide for the rest)

    Thotep says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 1:23pm

    Interesting little game. Loved the weather and dusk/dawn effects.

    Jack says ...
    May 15, 2012 @ 11:35am

    destroyed everything and then flew around holding my victory diamond

    ChronoDK says ...
    May 17, 2012 @ 9:35am

    Just played this game for an hour when I should be playing Diablo 3. Love it - so relaxing and fascinating. Would like if I could create more metal. Maybe if you could do something like this: wood -> dirt -> stone -> metal -> gold.

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