April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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Minimalist Encounter

by Florent - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Minimalist Encounter is "heavily inspired" from Harvest: Massive Encounter, by Oxeye Game Studio.

It may not be that much into the theme, but Harvest is a minimalist tower defence game with only 5 buildings and 2 resources.

I tried to reproduce most of the mechanics : rock harvesting, energy production, energy propagation along the nodes (the feature that makes the game very cool and interesting to me) and building construction and functioning using energy.

It's clearly unfinished and unbalanced, but it's playable.
Move with arrows, place buildings with the mouse - click on them on the left then on the map (discard with right mouse).

Note that you can not reload the game, you need to exit it and launch it again to reset the level, sorry about that.

Still, I am pretty happy with it. I only worked like 25h on it and lost about 5h trying to fix bugs directly due to my inexperience with the the software and game dev in general.
The good thing is that I feel like I have leveled-up !

It is made with CraftStudio (http://craftstud.io).
Depending on your OS, you probably will need XNA or Mono or -I am not sure what- to play.

Thanks and GG everyone !

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Tahooey says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:56am

I liked the game, little TOO minimal textures for my liking but a fun idea none the less!

zeroZshadow says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:52am

The web version is not working, it hangs on 0/32 scripts
Havn't tested the others yet

FredericRP says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:52am

same here, I can't test on the web. The mac version is showing the help menu and I can't see anything (I see the player moving when using the arrows but that's all).

RayZ says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:22pm

Web version of the engine doesn't support physics.

Kashi says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:59pm

loved Harvest: Massive Encounter ... can not not love this ;)

TheCze says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:38pm

Web version hanging on 15/32 scripts

MinionStudios says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 9:09pm

I liked it! It was fun to use the tower defense and RTS in this game!

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