Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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The Circle Of Life

by Tom Snively - Jam Entry

In the food chain, we are all connected. The butterflies eat from the flowers, but the birds eat the butterflies, but the foxes eat the birds.

In "The Circle Of Life" your place in the food chain keeps changing. You are the purple butterfly and have to eat from the flowers. But don't get eaten by the birds. But then you are a blue bird and have to eat the butterflies. But don't get eaten by the fox!

WASD or arrow keys to move
[ENTER] to restart

Tools used
- Unity3d
- Figure (iOS app) / Cubase
- MS Paint / GIMP
- lots of web pages for Unity answers

I had a great time creating my first Ludum Dare project. I worked solo, but I did use clip art from

I am primarily a composer and sound designer, so if you need music or sound for your game, contact me through

Tom Snively
musician, freelance composer, saxophone player
Hear sample music at

Downloads and Links




ShadowStryker says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:38am

Pretty different take on the theme compared to everyone else. Interesting game however.

DaGamesta says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:42am

Pretty good, if repetitive. Though it is possible to reach a state in which it is impossible to finish a level.

jpcote says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:46am

Nice twist on the theme. I love the art style.

Tom Snively says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:53am

@DaGamesta true, you just have to eat those butterflies faster, especially some of them on the right before the other bird eats them. :-)

coyyonce says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:14pm

I like the interpretation of the theme. Being a developer of educational games, I definitely enjoyed the concept and gameplay.

hexagore says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Fun this, loved the sound effects :D

Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Played through this many times, I like it. The sound is adorable!

bluemaroo3 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:31pm

Interesting take on the theme. Like the colourful graphics. Would have liked the chance to play as the fox to bring it full circle :)

Tom Snively says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:38pm

@bluemaroo3 Yes but who eats the fox? If I keep working on this I'd like to add a fly, grasshopper, and frog.

dook says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:39pm

Hehe this is sweet. And a great interpretaion of the theme. I love the om nom nom sounds :)

smizmeal says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:55am

The sounds man... the sounds... (very funny game!)

I like the progression and use of the theme.

Knowledge says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:04pm

It's too repetitive, but theme is great.

creative630 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Nom nom nom!

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Hi there. Very cute game. Good use of the theme. Loved the nomnomnom sound, or at least that's what I think it was... Good job!

bentog says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 7:26pm


vividhelix says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 7:25pm

Interesting take on the theme. I just loved the nom-nom-nom sound!

Sep 7, 2014 @ 11:04pm

Nice take on the theme! I included it in part 21 of my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look :)

porglezomp says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:10am

I want to play as the fox! The bird gets pretty hard, when the other bird is stealing your stuff!

Also, loved the sound effects.

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