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Be The Wind

by dstozek - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In this game, you become the wind. Fly between branches, collect seeds and plant new trees. Create a wonderful, minimalistic tree garden and share it with your friends.

Made in HTML5/JS using Canvas and JQuery.
Works best in Google Chrome.

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3.14 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:32am

Good artsy stuff, great relax after two days and nights of jamming.

gabehollombe says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:10am

Love the music. Beautiful execution that conveys serenity. Well-done.

sparkleswirl says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:53am

Great game! Nice, relaxing, also fun. Have an upvote!

raincole says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:58am

It looks like art and feels like art. It's definitely art.

bummzack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:57am

Beautiful. I love how the trees grow outside of the "bounds".

Ian MacLarty says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:06am

Really beautiful. I love the way the trees grow outside the game frame.

oatsbarley says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:19am

I love so much about this! The leaves floating about when you move are great, and the trees (and the way the break out of the frame) are lovely. I'm definitely going to be going over the source for this and seeing how you did everything.

mtrc says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:13pm

Really loved this. Very relaxing and pretty.

Jase says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:17pm

Very nice :)

quill18 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:30pm

Absolutely stunning. Nothing more to say.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:18pm


Diamonde says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:33pm

Simply amazing.

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:03pm

Really nice looking game with a well thought concept. Had good fun playing this, great job!

robcozzens says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:11am

That was beautiful!

I only wish that the trees were affected by the wind.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:12am

Cool concept, fits the theme well and nice music. Reminded me a bit of Flower by thatgamecompany. It would be nice if there was more of a progression to the gameplay or some kind of goal. Also when you are moving in a direction against the edge of the screen it should adjust the camera so you can see farther ahead.

Colapsydo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:25am

I really like the evolution of the SFX regarding the wind velocity.
I get lost sometime on this too much white background for me.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:02pm

The game feels very polished and professional for an LD! :)

Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:59pm

Unprecedented design and quality. Very unique and innovative. Nice to relax with this entry after several dozen retro shooters that make beepy noises. Thumbs up!

fishbrain says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:07am

Hypnotic and beautiful. Well done!

ataxkt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:02am

Really great! Love the mood, although I'm not keen on the music.

atraxgames says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:04am

Wow. This feel like an interactive poem

LionelJitro says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:05am

Really nice and peaceful. I love the movement of "the wind". Seeing the trees grow is pretty cool as well.

DustyStylus says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:12am

For me, this is what Ludum Dare is often about. Great ideas implemented in a really beautiful way. Great stuff!

Jod says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:10pm

Very relaxing, love to see the trees grow. Very pretty indeed!

Fangh says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:07pm

Good job !

SonnyBone says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:36pm

Wow. Didn't expect to get 6 real types of trees that all grow so differently and beautifully. Great work! Really great work.

8BitPimp says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:57pm

Damn it, this didnt seem to run in my browser :(
It also said webaudio wasnt supported too.
But I just got a white screen. The screen shots look great though.

saguaro says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:23pm

Zen, poetry. You are a poet. <3

Clavus says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:05pm

Great little game. Very relaxing. Too bad there's some slowdown after you planted all the trees.

N427 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:57pm

Really cool! Very relaxing with a nice overall feel, well done.

lathomas64 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:10am

This was fantastic. I only wish there was a little less confusion near the end when I couldn't find any more seeds and it apparently was just waiting for my last tree to grow some.

Alucard J says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 11:01pm

This is a beautiful game, anyone can play this and have their own experience, thoughts and fulfillment. Well Done =]

TravisChen says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:14am

Holy amazing. Well done.

dragonee says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 9:23pm

I love the feeling from the game! :)

geckojsc says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:33pm

Very pretty! Lovely mellow music. The seeds seemed to appear quite infrequently and randomly, maybe some mechanic that allowed the player to unlock new seeds through creativity or skill would have been interesting.
Excellent work!

Ithildin says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 1:42pm

Beautiful :)

alwaysinbeta says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 4:39pm

Lovely concept and great fit with the theme. Very relaxing to play.

Ryusui says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 6:09am

Clever little toy. Am I the only one who can't help but think the Japanese cherry looks oddly stunted, though?

May 18, 2013 @ 5:55pm

Made a good choice in trying this one! Great atmosphere (visual & sound), clean game, I think I have no negative critics ^^ ...ah no I remember: to be able to have some more tree in one garden would be perfect!

StMatn says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 6:44pm

Epic game! It was a really cool experience to play it. The audio is really great and sets the mood very well. The gameplay was really relaxing. Only thing I can criticize, that the soundeffect for the wind should fade out, when bumping into the levelborder, instead of abruptly stopping. Awesome job!

Gungnir says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 4:55pm

Lovely execution. An aid to meditation.

Xanjos says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 5:04pm

Absolutely loved the wind sfx and overall, this is a nice game with a really relaxing mood.

Spiridios says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 5:47pm

The hunt for seeds got a bit monotonous, but the game's atmosphere was great. I'm not sure what actually ended the game. The share feature is a nice touch.

Rafael Sales says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 11:16pm

Great game. It is very Flow style and extremely well done. Congrats!!

SnoringFrog says ...
May 21, 2013 @ 12:13am

Beautiful. Only was able to find about 5 different trees (not sure how many there are), but it was a beautiful game.

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