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by Cambrian_Man - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a bee in a garden. Collect pollen, avoid potatoes and roots and try to get a high score.


Click to move quickly to a spot.
Swipe to gather pollen.
Scribble to charge through potatoes.

You will move to where you release the mouse button.

Known Bugs

Sometimes the pollen refuses to collide.

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Thein says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:27pm

Quite a fun little game! I liked the controls, they would be perfect for a touchscreen. I feel like the bee's hitbox should be a little smaller though.

s0ulcrusher says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:59am

Great style and the swipe mechanic is cool. I agree with Thein though, there were a few times I died when there was nothing visually colliding with the bee.

Waynetron says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:33am

Would suit a touch screen well.

May 5, 2013 @ 3:05am

Colourful graphics that still go well in line with the theme and a pretty fun game on top of that. I'd say you did a swell job making this in 2 days.

Verrazano says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:43am

First off awesome music, with the pulsing sun and cool art style however, I felt like the art style was a little bit a part of what made me not like it at first* I couldn't tell the contrast between the blue thingies and the potatoes. I didn't see the potatoes for a really long time and I was wondering why I kept dying. Once I could see the potatoes it was a lot more fun, but I focused way more on dodging everything than collecting pollen I think I got like ~800 score. good job.

@SamPotasz says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 11:03pm

I LOVED the look of this game! I think I'd prefer it w/keyboard controls and nix the potato scribbles :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 4:31pm

Fun and really hard. the colors confuse me, it takes a while to see the green leafs.

HelkeGames says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 6:33pm

Fun little game, well done!

May 10, 2013 @ 6:36pm

Cool graphics, nice minimal touch, good music. But the controls make the game quite hard, at least when using a mouse... :)

Sebastian says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 9:44am

Took me a little while to properly get what was going on, but after that I really enjoyed it. The collisions are accurate, but I sometimes felt like a bit of leniency might have been nice. Only managed to get a score of around 2700 in the end (I keep dashing into the leaves when I'm charging a nearby potato lol). Tough little game :)

Kvisle says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 11:32am

Thanks for creating the standalone versions so I could try it!

This is very hard, and it took me a few attempts to figure out what ended the game and what were good things to hit. I don't think any of my attempts lasted more than 30 seconds.

I noticed that if I held down the mouse, you could see a trailing line - but my bee/wasp/thing would only fly directly to the end of it; Having it follow the trail could be a cool mechanic to add when flying through the more complicated areas.

I like the music and the graphics a lot.

Xanjos says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 7:37pm

Controls were pretty nice and the overall gameplay is quite good. Would definitely suit mobile platforms a lot.

Zccc says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 10:02pm

The mouse tracking is very misleading to the controls! I loved the happy music and the vibrant colored graphics, but I died too easily!

Mesene says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 10:09pm

Nice graphics, needs some balance, but its a nice entry :)

radmars says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 3:35am

Cool concept & controls but it's a bit too hard right off the bat - could use a tutorial level, or more ramp-up.

May 19, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Do I detect FL Studio and Riff Machine? :D

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