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A Carrot Game

by the-arrival - Jam Entry

We proudly present you: A carrot game!

Accept your burden as a lonesome farmer to survie winter´s eve and protect your supper. But you are not the only one in woods, looking for a juciy carrot tonight. Some mighty bad-tempered and nose-less snowman are on the way to steal what has been taken and it´s on you to prevent the inevitable... at least as long as possible.
And sometime a man has to sell what he loves to get some mighty tools for survival. Thats why we implemented a shop :)

Fight off the Snowman, plant and harvest more carrots to buy new stuff in the shop. Have Fun!

Controls:
wasd or arrows - move
right mouse or space - plant/harvest carrots
left mouse - shoot
1,2,3,4 - select weapons
e - shop or pause



We are pretty proud of what we did in the last 3 days. No one of us had GameJam experience before and for us it is actually the first game ever! So please give it a try and leave a comment and your love. We are very excited to hear your feedback.

Tim Brohn aka DragonXIV: programmer
Marcus Ambichl aka the-arrival: programmer, music
Fabrizio Corso: 2D and 3D Assets

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#392Humor(Jam)2.79
#476Audio(Jam)2.78
#535Graphics(Jam)3.20
#571Fun(Jam)2.96
#606Overall(Jam)3.09
#609Mood(Jam)2.90
#722Theme(Jam)3.29
#740Innovation(Jam)2.67

Comments

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:26am

A bit too simple for my taste, but really good looking game.

eerongal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29am

Neat game, but the planting mechanics were a bit confusing at first, i kept planting/picking up the same carrot over and over.

madcapacity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:30am

Couldn't run the game on Kongregate - it wouldn't get past the ad.

jackrugile says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:33am

This one is super fun, and gets more challenging at a good pace. I like the mechanic of having to kill enemies while managing crops, it is super tricky.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:53am

A fun but simple game. If you added more mechanics it'd be solid.

cyrus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:43pm

Not sure why ANYONE would make a game about snowmen :D anyway, nice little game, a bit simple.

Taldius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Good game. However, it's quite difficult and it tends to be repetitive.

danidre14 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:06pm

Okay firstly, the word is Achievements, not Achivements.
Secondly, the pistol's accuracy is really off.
Thirdly, the snowmen hit points are very small.
Fourthly, the music is good.
Fifthly, the art is good.
Sixthly, the shop is good.
Sevently, I enjoyed your game!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:55pm

Not bad, a little simple - but looks like you accomplished what you were aiming for in 72 hours. Nice job!

indie4fun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:56pm

Not bad, I liked the idea of farming+killing. A bit too repetitive maybe.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:22pm

Neat game, but it seems to me that you should increase speed. Challenge accomplished for this entry. THX ++

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:34pm

Nice game! I thought it was a pretty basic if vaguely competent shooter at first, but then I found all the weapon upgrades and carrot farming stuff. Pretty neat! Gets quite intense as you get further. I like the constant ratcheting up of the action and trying to keep pace with the deluge of snowmen. I also liked that other snowmen go after dropped carrots, I thought that was a neat touch. Good stuff.

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:01pm

I like it.. I could see myself playing this for hours on a night when the insomnia kicks in...

gladers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:59pm

Really great game! Incredible amount of content for 2-3 days work, was fun to play it at the Jam event!
If you want I can host an alternative web version for you, as the kongregate link wont work for some people.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Nice game but needed better guns and gun sounds I think. Would have made it a little more exciting.

Binary Gambit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:44am

Enjoyable, the max level pistol was my go-to weapon

Trite Games says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:44am

Haha as you said, our games are quite similar...and it's even more funny because at first we wanted to implement farming too ^^ And it totally works in your game. Cool upgrades too :)

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:16pm

It could use some more graphics polishing, but overall fun :)

udo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:21pm

Good entry overall, I liked the idea of harvesting in the face of adversity :)

sharp911 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Nice game.

harley77 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:09pm

Simple to play, but gets almost impossible once the snowmen really start coming in (or maby I didn't plan it well enough). Great job! Please keep working on it.

Verz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:22pm

Nice entry but is more repetitive.

banana4life says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:36pm

The linux version only contains the windows binaries

GarethIW says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:59pm

I really like this - a cross between a dual-stick shooter, tower defence and a farming game!

Plus it has snowmen, carrots and flamethrowers, like ours!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:41pm

Very challenging game - solid concept and well executed. There surely is a bit of room for improvement here and there, e.g. you could've made the weapons a bit more satisfying to use (more powerful sound, particles, pushing back the snowmen..) or added just a bit of variation to the mix.
Pretty cool the way it is though, congrats on your first (jam) game!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Good game! Maybe would be funner if the snowmen died in 1 hit.

Zi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:09am

MY CARROTSSSSSSSS!!! AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGH DAMN THOSE SNOWMEN!!!!!

... Great game! :D

Poupi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:22pm

Nice work :)

Boehrsi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:32pm

Nice one!

Integershift says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:58pm

High score of 46 very difficult but fun simple though. Good job with the game overall it was fun to play. Played on stream http://www.twitch.tv/integershift.

Gins says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Pretty cool entry. I liked this mix of farming simulator and shoot'em up :)
It gets really intense so the upgrades are very welcome.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:03pm

Simple and fun. Great job for a first game, keep it up!

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