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by jcvsmc - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Collect Rain to Grow random Bonsai Style Trees.
Chain same color pick ups for multiplier bonuses!

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:28am

Love the idea of the characters being objects :)

rzfmzn says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:00pm

Omedetou! :D

LiamJPeters says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:03pm

I really liked the procedurally grown tree and the rain noise. Would like to see translations for the symbols. I assume the blue on was the character for rain? Good Job!

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:03pm

The gameplay isn't that good, but I like the procedural trees and the calming rain sound.

Komradus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:08pm

That was really cool and kind of addicting, well done.

ananasblau says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:09pm

needs more particles and tweening and noise and lights. then it's japan :)

i like the idea though i'd rather see the tree growing as i collection, maybe even with an indicator of what part will grow next so i can collect more or less characters for just that part.

Hypnohustla says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:15pm

Would be a bit more relaxing and soothing without that collecting sound. Otherwise a nice little game. Watching that tree grow is really rewarding :)

Fireblend says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:56pm

Wow, this is seriously original and just plain cool. I would call it more of a "toy" than a game per-se, but that doesn't make it any less brilliant. Really nice looking too!

nikkesen says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:58pm

Collecting rain for 10 seconds. Interesting implementation of the theme. Good UI. I enjoyed this, and appreciate that the tree is different each time.

cafeine says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:59pm

Very cute, and a bit addictive.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:59pm

Nice tree generating and good idea on using words as the graphics

Vectorious says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:13pm

I loved the tree generation and the rain sounds. I was hoping for a bit more out of the gameplay, but it wasn't bad at all. I wish the color multipliers affected the score, though!

Reaperguy says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:01pm

The game didn't load for me

aquilicoco says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:14pm

nice game :)

pythong says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:46pm

hahaha lol what? nice idea ;)

pbdiode says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:33pm

Great job!

The only think I was a little confused on was what the different colored characters actually did.

But over all, very enjoyable to see the tree grow in the end!

djbriandamage says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:14pm

Quite peaceful and pretty. A very unique idea that uses the 10 second theme well.

sirtetris says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:18pm

Wheeee! AWESOME! A 木 collecting 雨s! Love it! But I haven't yet learned and hence couldn't read the other kanji that appear so I first avoided them. :D

nhmllr says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:01am

This was more fun than I expected.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:05am

Well done. The bonsai growth at the end is very nice :0)

OneL3gend says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:58pm

Great and innovative idea. Had loads of fun playing it. only the graphics were rather pixeley and the sound got a litle unnerving at some point

kristof says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:02pm

Nice tree generator. not so fun to play though.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:05pm

Very cool tree growing mechanic :D I was childishly amazed by it every single time.

lazyeels says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:12pm

Cool idea, and I liked collecting the little ame's. I did find though after a while I was going round round with the mouse and getting a high score, so perhaps make the rain kanjis sparser.

Could see this as a cool way to learn Kanji.

Diogo Muller says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:04pm

Creative, beautiful and relaxing. Great entry. :)

ratalaika says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:23pm

good job. original game

DoubleS says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:30pm

I love the tree at the end. The collecting sound is a bit annoying but it's pretty good

zillix says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:17am

really soothing

KristinnEs says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:29pm

I replayed your game a few more times than I expected as it felt very calming :)

Good job!

TobiasW says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:26pm

I really like the style of this game! Especially the trees at the end.

A little bit of music couldn't have hurt additionally to the rain - try a generator like if you can't make it yourself. The only thing really annoying me is the collecting sound effect - it doesn't fit, and it stacks on top of each other because you collect so fast. A drop in the water or something similar would've fit better!

And now excuse me please, I'll have to grow a few more trees.

BradleySmith says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:13pm

This is absolutely beautiful and such a cool idea. I think this is possibly one of my favourite games I've played so far, very cool! Rated highly across the board. :)

Michcioperz says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:44pm

Nice, it looks simple but ends cool.

zlowrance says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:42pm

Great job!

Nerlin says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 2:07am

Great job! Idea is just super. Very well!

RoseNinja says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 7:28pm

really liked how simple it was and the gameplay was fun

Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:57pm

Really strange concept. I think it's too much random for me, maybe i would prefer if you somme level instruction like make a tall tree, make a small green tree etc.)

Zerkruemler says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 6:57pm

Very cool idea. Also challenging with the multiplier. A nice little game.

MrBlade says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 9:56pm

Nice work! Cool concept. Nice sounds. Good graphics. 6/10.

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