Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Farm for Space

by pixzleone - Compo Entry

I'm VERY impressed if you win.

NOTICE - There is music playing, but it may be kinda low
ALSO NOTICE - When you get 5/5 crops, you haven´t won. You just have enough for buying a new plot.

Walk with left and right arrow keys.
Press space when next to a plot to begin farming it.
If a red exclamation mark appears in front of a plot, the crop has died. Plant a new crop by pressing space when standing in front of the plot.
I a green exclamation mark appears in front of a plot the crop has finished growing. Harvest it and plant a new seed by pressing space when you stand in front of the plot.

When you have enough crops, walk into the house and press the down arrow key to buy a new plot. Instead of buying a sixth plot you will use the crops as fuel and take your rocket to space.

Watch out for the meteorites falling from the sky. One of them in the head and it´s game over. The house won't stop the meteors.

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Ratings

Coolness72%
#682Theme3.51
#888Humor1.83
#907Audio1.76
#1070Innovation2.27
#1087Mood2.03
#1128Graphics2.05
#1171Overall2.29
#1175Fun1.98

Comments

wccrawford says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Random game-overs suck. The meteors fall *way* too fast to be able to dodge, and being inside the house doesn't help. This makes it a game of luck rather than skill.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:01pm

The rocks fall a too fast to avoid. Graphics are a little simple, but overall good.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Good concept but the boulders are too hard to dodge. Too random to be a good game. Nice music!

Tosic says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Not bad, but you could add some sounds...

Banto says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:54pm

5 out of 5 and no win?

bofink says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:04am

The house could be a safespot, while you're in there, you can't get hit, but the crops don't grow! :)

barry.p.evans says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:20am

Its almost like a game of luck because the rocks are unavoidable D: but the idea is interesting :)

panda says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:33am

I like it, but it's hard! The meteors are coming very fast, and I'd really expect the house to protect me. It's not obvious that we have to press "down" - perhaps just add the new plot automatically?

sirival says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:45pm

Nice effort

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Simple but functional. Would definitely benefit from in game instructions. Fits the theme very well. Great effort!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:25pm

I agree with other commenters that it is near impossible to dodge the falling rocks... it's just luck if you are under it when it falls.

DaRaziel says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:05pm

This needs a workover. Rocks are nearly impossible to dodge (maybe show a shadow on the ground before the rock falls down) and maybe add some more mechanics to it (watering the crops, so they don`t die instead of having them die randomly).
At least it fits the theme! Good effort!

Dokthar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:45pm

I aggre with other comment's the rocks are falling to fast but was fun to play.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:35am

(Guys from the Dwindling Fire stream here) Whatever happened to Crappy Cropper D: Haha, just kidding man. It's a good start, just keep going and you'll get there! (: We all started somewhere and you're doing a really good job!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:55pm

My strategy was to hover around the crop box. Nice job!

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:14pm

Is there any chance to dodge a meteorite? I cant see how. Gameplay is somewhat lacking. Idea is good, maybe you should work more on it later.

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:22am

That godamn rock!cute entry!keep up!

Ossi says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:18am

I really like this idea and it's incredibly difficult! As someone suggested in the comments, maybe a slight warning when a meteor is about to fall, if it falls directly above you and you are not already moving it's pretty much impossible to react in time. I managed to get to the second plot 6 out of 10 crops, and it took me 10 tries! With some tweaking to the balance I could see myself playing more of this! Good job!

elvaq says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:41am

Nice idea but there's a lot of stuff that is annoying for the player in the game. If you can smooth that stuff over with a re-design, plus spruce up the audio-visual side of things your next game could be cool.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:28am

overall nice dude

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