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by mariscal - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Welcome to the exciting world of Radices, a game where you should take control of a tree's roots and make them spread as long and depth as you can!

Some info about the game:
- I used libgdx and eclipse.
- Graphics were made with inkscape.
- Background music generated with
- Sound effects generated with sfxr

And I think that's all, thanks for playing, hope you like it!

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trueyomic says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:38am

Very original idea. The gameplay is very fun, but the music (which I can see is generated)... was kind of annoying with that high pitched ringing noise. Otherwise, very fun game. I got a score of 7436.

siondream says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:55am

Fantastic job mate, love the concept and how it plays!

maffydub says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Very interesting idea, and well fitting with the theme. Pretty good graphics and sound, too!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:04pm

What a good idea! Very creative, I really enjoyed this simple game. Good work!

TijmenTio says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Love the concept! Good game!

Junber says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Very nice game. The only thing i think is may missing is a counter for the lifetime different from the size of the roots.

Stepperz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:18pm

Cool Game!! Could do with a few graphic improvements with the pickups though. Fits the theme well :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:58pm

Nice style! Very original idea.

Sparrow says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:10am

Good game, you should add some online high scores to keep people playing. Also the +Roots need to add thickness because you don't get deeper then the original root.

I love the concept of this. Would love to play this on a mobile device.

xandy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:58pm

very original! the concept is good but there seems to be a bit too much rng involved to beat highscores.

hanoth says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:38pm

This is really original!

elpaulo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:41pm

The best innovative game is tried so far, the idea of the game is brilliant.

But my ears are bleeding :D

Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:50pm

I really love the concept, very original !

Pitzik4 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:34pm

This was very interesting and fun! It's a very innovative idea, and although there are some flaws, it is very fun to play.

GrooveMan says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 3:03am

This concept is really neat, but for some reason the framerate was very stuttery for me, making controls way harder. The music choice was... brave. I didn't know there was a site for procedurally generated music though, that's rad.

Ithildin says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:26am

Great idea, original and totally fitting the theme. Well done!

May 4, 2014 @ 8:56am

This is great idea!

Chronoberry says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:59pm

Awesome idea and execution! Great game mechanics! High score 4458 =)

KevinWorkman says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm

This was really interesting. It's a little too reliant on luck rather than skill, which takes away from replayability. But I would definitely play a polished version of this!

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