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

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by brackeen - 48 Hour Compo Entry

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Rabbits... says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:32am

my favorite game so far... the plants are great and there are no seeable bugs(in the code) good job and nice bug sounds.

Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:07am

Wow, impressive. Loving the visuals of the water.

Jan Willem says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:16am

Nice concept, nice graphics. Not really difficult though.

RedWater\wzl says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:26am

Interesting, we basically built the same game :D
Love you'r water smoothing, how did you do it?
I'm in the #ludumdare chat as <wzl>. hit me up if you like :D

Nocturne says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:10pm

Okay game, but a bit boring... it really needs a life/death cycle so that if the ants are happy they produce more. At the moment you can easily set up a static system with everything necessary and just leave it. More dynamic stuff would have been great! One bug I found is that I had no sound (Chrome).

Mobilpadde says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:04pm

Can't get a bigger population (Stays at 8) D:
Love the concept through

Hazard says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:09pm

Nice landscape engine. The graphics are very simple but i guess they work for this game. Very easy and not much playtime, though. Heard no sound (tried Chrome and IE).

KungPhoo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:57pm

Ah. Once you get the idea of the water that floats the bugs and the possibility to let water flow out at the bottom, it's pretty interesting. But it gets a bit boring after a while. As if something was missing. Can't tell what. Some sort of a target. It had no sound for me - Opera on Win32.

brackeen says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:29pm

Hey thanks for the compliments guys.
- For the water smoothing - each cell has a mass from 0 to 1, so water can lay flat.
- Besides getting the bugs to the top by floating them in water, the bugs can also jump 2-3 cells across to reach higher ledges. So they can go up zig-zag shaped tunnels.
- No spawning, although that would be fun to add.
- Once you set it up so the bugs can get food and water, if you leave it running in the background for a while, the bugs will eventually drink all the water in their path, then die of thirst! Also, the bugs can destroy the plants by eating them faster than the plants can rejuvenate. It's like an aquarium - it needs tending to now and then.

ahm99 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:37pm

Jan Willem says ...
Not really difficult though.
I think I would have to agree. It is a good time waster but I don't think it was super fun. It was pretty cool though. nice job.

MyFrosch says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:33pm

Nice Concept.

Zed says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:45pm

Nifty. Kept trying to drown them all. Eventually succeeded. Probably says a lot about me...

AlwaysGeeky says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:02pm

Good concept, reminds me of old school simulation games used for education. :)

McFunkypants says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:44pm

Wonderful concept. Totally original. I'd love to see this fleshed out into a bigger game. I love the sandbox physics and simulation aspect. Wish there were "plant seeds". A truly awesome effecrt, totally fresh and very impressive.

Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:38pm

Interesting concept! Would be more dynamic and maybe, have levels with objectives.

rawbits says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:59pm

As Nocturne sad it need some more action like breeding and death by ageing.

But what is in there is nicely done! Good game! :)

rawbits says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:05pm

I have found something that I don't kno if it's really a bug. One of the plants after growing 1 block (and touches dirt above) shrinks 1 block and a dirt from nowhere appeares to the left of it.

With this growing/shinking the plant basically creates dirt and burries itself with it...

Rybar says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:51pm

Fun little sandbox idea, but the population never grew, despite having plenty of plants. The lack of any sort of behavior beyond traversing back and forth across the terrain mindlessly and occasionally eating got boring quickly.

Catman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:46pm

Nice graphics and idea, I just want a little more to play with! :)

AD-Edge says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 9:55am

Fun little game, I like how the super simple graphics add to the overall game nicely. Was a bit easy though, I managed tog et a few plants around and even up the terrain, the bugs seemed happy after that. Some additional things (like enemies coming along or fire etc) would have added to the difficulty and challenge.

davidllanos22 says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 2:47pm

I filled everything with water and now the bugs hate me :C Nice little game and I love the physics of the water!

vigrid says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 1:20am

Fun concept, a perfect example how simple behaviors can lead to emergence of complexity - unfortunately I wasn't able to achieve much - I was left with my original 8 bugs, but I enjoyed how the little buggers ate plants.

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